Big Springs Elementary School

  • Big Springs Elementary School serves 654 students in grades Kindergarten-6.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 67% (which is higher than the California state average of 37%) for the 2015-2016 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 70% (which is higher than the California state average of 48%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • Big Springs Elementary School placed in the top 20% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 10%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 28:1 is higher than the California state level of 24:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 40% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the California state average of 76%.
  • Big Springs Elementary School operates within the Simi Valley Unified School District.

Top Placements (California)

Big Springs Elementary School is Listed among the top public schools in California for:

  • Category Attribute
  • Overall Rank Highest overall rank (Top 20%)
  • Math Proficiency Highest math proficiency (Top 10%)
  • Reading Language/Arts Proficiency Highest reading language/arts proficiency (Top 20%)

School Overview

  • Big Springs Elementary School's student population of 654 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 23 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-6
Total Students654 students
Gender %Big Springs Elementary School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers23 teachers
Students by GradeBig Springs Elementary School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • Big Springs Elementary School is ranked within the top 20% of all 9595 schools in California (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 28:1 has increased from 27:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Big Springs Elementary School is 0.58, which is less 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 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CA)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
67%
37%
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
70%
48%
Student : Teacher Ratio28:124:1
Asian
15%
11%
Hispanic
20%
54%
White
60%
24%
Two or more races
5%
4%
All Ethnic GroupsBig Springs Elementary School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownCA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.580.64
Eligible for Free Lunch
11%
50%
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
9%

    District Comparison

    • The school district of Big Springs Elementary School is Simi Valley Unified School District, which is ranked within the top 50% of all 983 school districts in California (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
    • Simi Valley Unified School District's student population of 17,196 students has decreased by 8% over five school years.
    • The revenue/student of $9,036 in this district is less than the state average of $11,049. The district revenue/student has declined by 5% over four school years.
    • The district's spending/student of $9,878 is less than the state average of $11,340. The district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
    School District NameSimi Valley Unified School District
    Number of Schools
    Managed
    30
    4
    Number of Students Managed17,1961,585
    Simi Valley Unified School District Students Managed (1988-2016)
    District Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
    42%
    37%
    District Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
    54%
    48%
    District Total Revenue$170 MM$18 MM
    District Spending$186 MM$18 MM
    District Revenue / Student$9,036$11,049
    District Spending / Student$9,878$11,340
    School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
    Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

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