Burcham Elementary School

  • Burcham Elementary School serves 430 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 52% (which is higher than the California state average of 39%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 56% (which is higher than the California state average of 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Burcham Elementary School placed in the top 30% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 29:1 is higher than the California state level of 23:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 67% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the California state average of 77% (majority Hispanic).

Top Placements

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School Overview

  • Burcham Elementary School's student population of 430 students has declined by 31% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 15 teachers has declined by 42% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-5
Total Students430 students
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Total Classroom Teachers15 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Burcham Elementary School is ranked within the top 30% of all 9,602 schools in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The diversity score of Burcham Elementary School is 0.71, 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 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CA)
Overall Testing Rank#2467 out of 9602 schools
(Top 30%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
52%
39%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
56%
50%
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Student : Teacher Ratio29:123:1
American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
7%
12%
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Hispanic
41%
54%
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Black
8%
5%
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White
33%
23%
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Hawaiian
n/a
1%
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Two or more races
11%
4%
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Diversity Score0.710.64
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Eligible for Free Lunch
34%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
10%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameLong Beach Unified School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

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