Birney Elementary School

4345 Campus Ave.
San Diego, CA 92103
(School attendance zone shown in map)
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Top 20%
Serving 513 students in grades Kindergarten-5, Birney Elementary School ranks in the top 20% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 10%, and reading proficiency is top 20%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 69% (which is higher than the California state average of 40%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 69% (which is higher than the California state average of 51%).
The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 is higher than the California state level of 21:1.
Minority enrollment is 65% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the California state average of 79% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 513 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 23:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 65%
  • : 69%
  • : 69%
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Birney Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in California for:

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Attribute

School Overview

Birney Elementary School's student population of 513 students has declined by 5% over five school years.
The teacher population of 22 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-5
Total Students
513 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
22 teachers
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School Rankings

The diversity score of Birney Elementary School is 0.72, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.63. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
This School
State Level (CA)
(18-19)
69%
40%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Birney Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in California by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
(18-19)
69%
51%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Birney Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of California by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
23:1
21:1
This chart display the student teacher ratio of Birney Elementary School and the public school average student teacher ratio of California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
American Indian
1%
1%
This chart display the percentage of American Indian students in Birney Elementary School and percentage of American Indian public school students in California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Asian
4%
12%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Birney Elementary School and the percentage of Asian public school students in California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Hispanic
36%
56%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Birney Elementary School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Black
10%
5%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Birney Elementary School and the percentage of Black public school students in California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
White
35%
21%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Birney Elementary School and the percentage of White public school students in California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
This chart display the percentage of Hawaiian students in Birney Elementary School and the percentage of Hawaiian public school students in California by year, with the latest 2011-12 school year data.
Two or more races
14%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in CA.
0.72
This chart display the diversity score of Birney Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
33%
51%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Birney Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
10%
7%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Birney Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What schools are Birney Elementary School often compared to?
Birney Elementary Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Mckinley Elementary School, Jefferson Elementary School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
69% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 40% CA state average), while 69% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 51% CA state average).
How many students attend Birney Elementary School?
513 students attend Birney Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
36% of Birney Elementary School students are Hispanic, 35% of students are White, 14% of students are Two or more races, 10% of students are Black, 4% of students are Asian, and 1% of students are American Indian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Birney Elementary School?
Birney Elementary School has a student ration of 23:1, which is higher than the California state average of 21:1.
What grades does Birney Elementary School offer ?
Birney Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Kindergarten-5
What school district is Birney Elementary School part of?
Birney Elementary School is part of San Diego Unified School District.
In what neighborhood is Birney Elementary School located?
Birney Elementary School is located in the University Heights neighborhood of San Diego, CA. There are 1 other public schools located in University Heights.

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Date
First Day of LGBTQ+ Pride Month
June 01, 2024 (Saturday)

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 513 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 23:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 65%
  • : 69%
  • : 69%
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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