Birney Elementary School

  • Birney Elementary School serves 460 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 69% (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 73% (which is higher than the California state average of 48%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • Birney Elementary School placed in the top 10% 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 26:1 is higher than the California state level of 24:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 49% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the California state average of 76%.
  • Birney Elementary School operates within the Redondo Beach Unified School District.

Top Placements (California)

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

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

School Overview

  • Birney Elementary School's student population of 460 students has grown by 5% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 18 teachers has grown by 12% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-5
Total Students460 students
Gender %Birney Elementary School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers18 teachers
Students by GradeBirney Elementary School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • Birney Elementary School is ranked within the top 10% 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 26:1 has decreased from 27:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Birney Elementary School is 0.67, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.41. 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)
69%
37%
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
73%
48%
Student : Teacher Ratio26:124:1
Asian
9%
11%
Hispanic
22%
54%
Black
3%
6%
White
51%
24%
Two or more races
15%
4%
All Ethnic GroupsBirney Elementary School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownCA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.670.41
Eligible for Free Lunch
13%
50%
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
9%

    District Comparison

    • The school district of Birney Elementary School is Redondo Beach Unified School District, which is ranked within the top 10% of all 983 school districts in California (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
    • Redondo Beach Unified School District's student population of 9,492 students has grown by 5% over five school years.
    • The revenue/student of $9,268 in this district is less than the state average of $11,049. The district revenue/student has declined by 17% over four school years.
    • The district's spending/student of $14,092 is higher than the state average of $11,340. The district spending/student has grown by 6% over four school years.
    School District NameRedondo Beach Unified School District
    Number of Schools
    Managed
    13
    4
    Number of Students Managed9,4921,585
    Redondo Beach Unified School District Students Managed (1995-2016)
    District Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
    61%
    37%
    District Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
    73%
    48%
    District Total Revenue$83 MM$18 MM
    District Spending$126 MM$18 MM
    District Revenue / Student$9,268$11,049
    District Spending / Student$14,092$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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