Brightwood Elementary School

  • Brightwood Elementary School serves 942 students in grades Kindergarten-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 65% (which is higher than the California state average of 38%) for the 2016-17 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 2016-17 school year.
  • Brightwood Elementary School placed in the top 20% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 28:1 is higher than the California state level of 23:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 98% of the student body (majority Asian), which is higher than the California state average of 77%.

Top Placements

Brightwood Elementary School places among the top 20% of public schools in California for:

School Overview

  • Brightwood Elementary School's student population of 942 students has declined by 6% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 34 teachers has declined by 10% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-8
Total Students942 students
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Total Classroom Teachers34 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Brightwood Elementary School is ranked within the top 20% 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 28:1 has increased from 27:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Brightwood Elementary School is 0.55, 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 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CA)
Overall School Rank (16-17)#1091 out of 9584 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
65%
38%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
70%
48%
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Student : Teacher Ratio28:123:1
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Asian
53%
12%
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Hispanic
41%
54%
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Black
n/a
5%
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White
2%
23%
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Two or more races
4%
4%
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Diversity Score0.550.64
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Eligible for Free Lunch
35%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
7%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Brightwood Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in California by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameAlhambra Unified School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

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