Bess Maxwell Elementary School

  • Bess Maxwell Elementary School serves 266 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 15-19% (which is lower than the California state average of 38%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 20-24% (which is lower than the California state average of 48%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Bess Maxwell Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 is lower than the California state level of 23:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 51% of the student body (majority Hispanic and American Indian), which is lower than the California state average of 77%.

Top Placements

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School Overview

  • Bess Maxwell Elementary School's student population of 266 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 12 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-5
Total Students266 students
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Total Classroom Teachers12 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Bess Maxwell Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 9,584 schools in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 22:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Bess Maxwell Elementary School is 0.69, 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 (16-17)#8272 out of 9584 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)15-19%
38%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)20-24%
48%
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Student : Teacher Ratio22:123:1
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American Indian
14%
1%
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Asian
10%
12%
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Hispanic
20%
54%
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Black
1%
5%
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White
49%
23%
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Two or more races
6%
4%
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Diversity Score0.690.64
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Eligible for Free Lunch
74%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameDel Norte County Unified School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

  • The nearest high school to Bess Maxwell Elementary School is Del Norte County Rop (0.1 miles away)
  • The nearest middle school and elementary school is Castle Rock (0.2 miles away)
Show me:
  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Crescent City Del Norte County Rop Vocational School
    Grades: 9-12
    0.1 miles
    1301 El Dorado
    Crescent City, CA 95531
    (707)464-0274
    0.1 9-12 n/a
  • Crescent City Del Norte High School
    Grades: 9-12 | 915 students
    0.1 miles
    1301 El Dorado St.
    Crescent City, CA 95531
    (707)464-0274
    0.1 9-12 915
  • Crescent City Castle Rock Charter School
    Grades: K-12 | 363 students
    0.2 miles
    1260 Glenn St.
    Crescent City, CA 95531
    (707)464-0390
    0.2 K-12 363
  • Crescent City Uncharted Shores Academy Charter School
    Grades: K-8 | 193 students
    0.6 miles
    330 E St.
    Crescent City, CA 95531
    (707)464-9828
    0.6 K-8 193
  • Crescent City Mary Peacock Elementary School
    Grades: K-5 | 295 students
    0.7 miles
    1720 Arlington
    Crescent City, CA 95331
    (707)464-0301
    0.7 K-5 295

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