Balboa Gifted/high Ability Magnet Elementary School

  • Balboa Gifted/high Ability Magnet Elementary School serves 747 students in grades 1-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 86% (which is higher than the California state average of 39%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 93% (which is higher than the California state average of 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Balboa Gifted/high Ability Magnet Elementary School placed in the top 1% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 5%, and reading proficiency is top 1%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 29:1 is higher than the California state level of 23:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 63% of the student body (majority Asian), which is lower than the California state average of 77%.

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Balboa Gifted/high Ability Magnet Elementary School places among the top 20% of public schools in California for:

School Overview

  • Balboa Gifted/high Ability Magnet Elementary School's student population of 747 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 26 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
School TypeAlternative school / Magnet School
Grades OfferedGrades 1-5
Total Students747 students
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Total Classroom Teachers26 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Balboa Gifted/high Ability Magnet Elementary School is ranked within the top 1% of all 9,602 schools in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 29:1 has increased from 28:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Balboa Gifted/high Ability Magnet Elementary School is 0.71, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CA)
Overall School Rank#65 out of 9602 schools
(Top 1%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
86%
39%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
93%
50%
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Student : Teacher Ratio29:123:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
33%
12%
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Hispanic
22%
54%
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Black
1%
5%
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White
37%
23%
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Two or more races
7%
4%
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Diversity Score0.710.64
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Eligible for Free Lunch
19%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameLos Angeles Unified School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

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