3700 Denair St.
Pasadena, CA 91107
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
8/
10
Top 30%
Don Benito Fundamental serves 471 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
Don Benito Fundamental 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 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 50% (which is higher than the California state average of 40%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 55% (which is higher than the California state average of 51%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 25:1 is higher than the California state level of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 72% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the California state average of 78% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 471 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 25:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 72%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 30% in CA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 50% (Top 30%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 55% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

School Overview

Don Benito Fundamental's student population of 471 students has declined by 24% over five school years.
The teacher population of 19 teachers has declined by 9% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-5
Total Students
471 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
19 teachers
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Students by Grade
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School Rankings

Don Benito Fundamental is ranked within the top 30% of all 9,659 schools in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Don Benito Fundamental is 0.71, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.63. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (CA)
Overall Testing Rank
#2767 out of 9659 schools
(Top 30%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
50%
40%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
55%
51%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
25:1
22:1
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American Indian
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n/a
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Asian
9%
12%
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Hispanic
43%
56%
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Black
12%
5%
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White
28%
22%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
8%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.71
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Eligible for Free Lunch
41%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
12%
6%
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Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?

50% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 40% CA state average), while 55% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 51% CA state average).

How many students attend Don Benito Fundamental?

471 students attend Don Benito Fundamental.

What is the ethnic breakdown of the student body?

43% of Don Benito Fundamental students are Hispanic, 28% of students are White, 12% of students are Black, 9% of students are Asian, and 8% of students are Two or more races.

What is the student:teacher ratio of Don Benito Fundamental?

Don Benito Fundamental has a student ration of 25:1, which is higher than the California state average of 22:1.

What grades does Don Benito Fundamental offer ?

Don Benito Fundamental offers enrollment in grades Kindergarten-5

School Calendar

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Event
Date
First day of Second Semester
January 09, 2023 (Monday)
Spring Break (No School)
April 03, 2023 (Monday)
Last Day for Students - Shortened Day (K-8)
June 01, 2023 (Thursday)

School Reviews

4   10/27/2022
We''ve been part of the Don Benito school and community for seven years. Our youngest is currently in third grade. Living in Upper Hastings Ranch, it has been great to support our home school. The partnerships we have had with teachers, administration, and principals in service of our children''s education have been strong. The diversity of the school across multiple spectrums has been one the most important reasons we continue to stay. Across a range of ethnicities, social-economic backgrounds, and cultures, this community comes together. We build networks, partnerships, and friendships that all stem from the education and development of our children. I have and will continue to recommend Don Benito as a school to attend!
- Posted by Parent - Sarabeth76

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 471 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 25:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 72%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 30%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 50% (Top 30%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 55% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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