Central Elementary School

  • Central Elementary School serves 737 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 16% (which is lower than the California state average of 37%) for the 2015-2016 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 24% (which is lower than the California state average of 48%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • Central Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 24:1 is equal to the California state level of 24:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 99% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the California state average of 76%.
  • Central Elementary School operates within the San Diego Unified School District.

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School Overview

  • Central Elementary School's student population of 737 students has declined by 9% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 31 teachers has declined by 34% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-5
Total Students737 students
Gender %Central Elementary School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers31 teachers
Students by GradeCentral Elementary School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • Central Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 9595 schools in California (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 24:1 has increased from 17:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Central Elementary School is 0.36, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.41. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CA)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
16%
37%
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
24%
48%
Student : Teacher Ratio24:124:1
Asian
13%
11%
Hispanic
79%
54%
Black
6%
6%
White
1%
24%
Two or more races
1%
4%
All Ethnic GroupsCentral Elementary School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownCA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.360.41
Eligible for Free Lunch
90%
50%
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
9%

    District Comparison

    • The school district of Central Elementary School is San Diego Unified School District, which is ranked within the top 30% of all 983 school districts in California (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
    • San Diego Unified School District's student population of 129,394 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
    • The revenue/student of $10,786 in this district is less than the state average of $11,049. The district revenue/student has declined by 15% over four school years.
    • The district's spending/student of $11,488 is higher than the state average of $11,340. The district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
    School District NameSan Diego Unified School District
    Number of Schools
    Managed
    227
    4
    Number of Students Managed129,3941,585
    San Diego Unified School District Students Managed (1988-2016)
    District Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
    44%
    37%
    District Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
    55%
    48%
    District Total Revenue$1,405 MM$18 MM
    District Spending$1,497 MM$18 MM
    District Revenue / Student$10,786$11,049
    District Spending / Student$11,488$11,340
    School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
    Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

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