Carpenter Elementary School

9439 E. Foster Rd.

Downey, CA 90242
(School attendance zone shown in map)

Tel: (562)904-3588
  • Carpenter Elementary School serves 547 students in grades 4-5.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 30:1 is higher than the CA average of 24:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 96% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 76%.
  • Carpenter Elementary School operates within the Downey Unified School District.

School Overview

  • The student population of 547 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The teacher population of 18 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
School TypeCharter School
Grades OfferedGrades 4-5
Total Students547 students
Gender %Carpenter Elementary School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers18 teachers
Students by GradeCarpenter Elementary School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • The student:teacher ratio of 30:1 has decreased from 31:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.17 is less than the state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School(CA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio30:124:1
Asian
1%
11%
Hispanic
91%
54%
Black
4%
6%
White
4%
24%
All Ethnic GroupsCarpenter Elementary School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownCA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.170.64
Eligible for Free Lunch
66%
50%
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
15%
9%

District Comparison

  • Downey Unified School District's student population of 22,581 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $8,483 in this district is less than the state average of $10,991. The district revenue/student has declined by 10% over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $8,923 is less than the state average of $11,482. The district spending/student has declined by 9% over four years.
School District NameDowney Unified School District
Number of Schools
Managed
20
4
Number of Students Managed22,5811,564
Downey Unified School District Students Managed (1988-2016)
District Total Revenue$194 MM$17 MM
Downey Unified School District District Total Revenue (1992-2016)
District Spending$204 MM$18 MM
Downey Unified School District District Spending (1992-2016)
District Revenue / Student$8,483$10,991
Downey Unified School District District Revenue / Student (1997-2016)
District Spending / Student$8,923$11,482
Downey Unified School District District Spending / Student (1997-2016)
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2016 (latest year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Downey Alternative Opportunity Programs Alternative School
    Charter School
    Grades: KG-12 | 97 students
    0.3 miles
    12830 Columbia Way
    Downey, CA 90242
    (562)803-8203
    0.3 KG-12 97
  • Downey Lewis Elementary School Charter School
    Grades: KG-5 | 811 students
    0.4 miles
    13220 S. Bellflower Blvd.
    Downey, CA 90242
    (562)904-3590
    0.4 KG-5 811
  • Downey Los Angeles County Rop High School Vocational School
    Charter School
    Grades: 9-12
    0.6 miles
    9300 Imperial Hwy., Clark Bldg
    Downey, CA 90242
    (562)922-6850
    0.6 9-12 n/a
  • Downey Los Angeles County Special Education Special Education School
    Charter School
    Grades: KG-12 | 643 students
    0.6 miles
    9300 Imperial Hwy.
    Downey, CA 90242
    (562)803-8306
    0.6 KG-12 643
  • Downey Ward Elementary School Charter School
    Grades: KG-3 | 452 students
    0.6 miles
    8851 E. Adoree St.
    Downey, CA 90242
    (562)904-3591
    0.6 KG-3 452

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Did You Know?
California public schools have a diversity score of 0.64, which is higher than the national average of 0.52. The most diverse school district in California is Natomas Unified School District. Read more about public school diversity statistics in California or national school diversity statistics.