Carpenter Elementary School

9439 E. Foster Rd.

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

Tel: (562)904-3588
  • Carpenter Elementary School serves 533 students in grades 4-5.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 31:1 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 533 students has declined by 5% over five years.
  • The teacher population of 17 teachers has declined by 5% over five years.
Grades OfferedGrades 4-5
Total Students533 students
Carpenter Elementary School Total Students (1988-2015)
Gender %Carpenter Elementary School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers17 teachers
Carpenter Elementary School Total Teachers (1987-2015)
Students by GradeCarpenter Elementary School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • The student:teacher ratio of 31:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.19 is less than the state average of 0.41. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School(CA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio31:124:1
Carpenter Elementary School Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2015)
American Indian
Carpenter Elementary School American Indian Students (1990-2012)
Carpenter Elementary School Asian Students (1988-2015)
Carpenter Elementary School Black Students (1988-2015)
Carpenter Elementary School Black Students (1988-2015)
Carpenter Elementary School White Students (1988-2015)
Carpenter Elementary School Hawaiian Students (2011-2014)
All Ethnic GroupsCarpenter Elementary School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownCA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.190.41
Carpenter Elementary School Diversity Score (1988-2015)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Carpenter Elementary School Eligible for Free Lunch (1994-2015)
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
Carpenter Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2015)

District Comparison

  • Downey Unified School District's student population of 22,658 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $8,483 in this district is less than the state average of $10,238. 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 $10,739. The district spending/student has declined by 9% over four years.
School District NameDowney Unified School District
Number of Schools
Number of Students Managed22,6581,597
Downey Unified School District Students Managed (1990-2015)
District Total Revenue$194 MM$17 MM
Downey Unified School District District Total Revenue (1996-2015)
District Spending$204 MM$18 MM
Downey Unified School District District Spending (1996-2015)
District Revenue / Student$8,483$10,238
Downey Unified School District District Revenue / Student (1995-2015)
District Spending / Student$8,923$10,739
Downey Unified School District District Spending / Student (1995-2015)
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

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