Bess Maxwell Elementary School

  • Bess Maxwell Elementary School serves 274 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.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 is equal to the California state level of 23:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 48% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is lower than the California state average of 76%.

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School Overview

  • Bess Maxwell Elementary School's student population of 274 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 12 teachers has declined by 14% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-5
Total Students274 students
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Total Classroom Teachers12 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Bess Maxwell Elementary School's student:teacher ratio of 23:1 has increased from 20:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Bess Maxwell Elementary School is 0.67, 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 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CA)
Overall School Rank#6453 out of 9,595 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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 Ratio23:123:1
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American Indian
11%
1%
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Asian
11%
11%
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Hispanic
19%
54%
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Black
2%
6%
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White
52%
24%
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Two or more races
5%
4%
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Diversity Score0.670.64
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Eligible for Free Lunch
71%
49%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
9%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameDel Norte County Unified School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

  • The nearest high school to Bess Maxwell Elementary School is Del Norte High School (0.1 miles away)
  • The nearest middle school is Castle Rock (0.2 miles away)
  • The nearest elementary school is Castle Rock (0.2 miles away)
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