Charles Helmers Elementary School

  • Charles Helmers Elementary School serves 738 students in grades KG-6.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 27:1 is higher than the CA average of 24:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 35% of the student body (majority Asian), which is less than the state average of 76%.
  • Charles Helmers Elementary School operates within the Saugus Union School District.

School Overview

  • The student population of 738 students has declined by 16% over five years.
  • The teacher population of 27 teachers has declined by 28% over five years.
AwardsHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2005)
Grades OfferedGrades KG-6
Total Students738 students
Charles Helmers Elementary School Total Students (1988-2015)
Gender %Charles Helmers Elementary School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers27 teachers
Charles Helmers Elementary School Total Teachers (1990-2015)
Students by GradeCharles Helmers Elementary School Student By Grade

School Comparison

This School(CA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio27:124:1
Charles Helmers Elementary School Student Teacher Ratio (1990-2015)
American Indian
n/a
1%
Charles Helmers Elementary School American Indian Students (1989-2010)
Asian
19%
11%
Charles Helmers Elementary School Asian Students (1988-2015)
Hispanic
13%
54%
Charles Helmers Elementary School Black Students (1988-2015)
Black
3%
6%
Charles Helmers Elementary School Black Students (1991-2015)
White
65%
24%
Charles Helmers Elementary School White Students (1988-2015)
Hawaiian
n/a
1%
Charles Helmers Elementary School Hawaiian Students (2009-2013)
Two or more races
n/a
3%
Charles Helmers Elementary School Two Or More Races Students (2009-2014)
All Ethnic GroupsCharles Helmers Elementary School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownCA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.530.41
Charles Helmers Elementary School Diversity Score (1988-2015)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
5%
50%
Charles Helmers Elementary School Eligible for Free Lunch (1992-2015)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
2%
9%
Charles Helmers Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2003-2015)

District Comparison

  • Saugus Union School District's student population of 9,907 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $12,890 is higher than the state average of $10,966. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $12,474 is higher than the state average of $11,255. The district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
School District NameSaugus Union School District
Number of Schools
Managed
15
4
Number of Students Managed9,9071,597
Saugus Union School District Students Managed (1990-2015)
District Total Revenue$129 MM$18 MM
Saugus Union School District District Total Revenue (1996-2015)
District Spending$125 MM$18 MM
Saugus Union School District District Spending (1996-2015)
District Revenue / Student$12,890$10,966
Saugus Union School District District Revenue / Student (1995-2015)
District Spending / Student$12,474$11,255
Saugus Union 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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