Downtown Elementary School

  • Downtown Elementary School serves 307 students in grades Kindergarten-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 60-64% (which is higher than the California state average of 39%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 80-84% (which is higher than the California state average of 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Downtown Elementary School placed in the top 10% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 5%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is lower than the California state level of 23:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 58% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the California state average of 77% (majority Hispanic).

Top Placements

Downtown Elementary School places among the top 20% of public schools in California for:

School Overview

  • Downtown Elementary School's student population of 307 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 15 teachers has grown by 7% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-8
Total Students307 students
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Total Classroom Teachers15 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Downtown Elementary School is ranked within the top 10% of all 9,602 schools in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The diversity score of Downtown Elementary School is 0.63, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CA)
Overall Testing Rank#793 out of 9602 schools
(Top 10%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
60-64%
39%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
80-84%
50%
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Student : Teacher Ratio20:123:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
5%
12%
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Hispanic
44%
54%
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Black
6%
5%
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White
42%
23%
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Hawaiian
n/a
1%
Two or more races
3%
4%
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Diversity Score0.630.64
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Eligible for Free Lunch
17%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameBakersfield City School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

  • The nearest high school, middle school and elementary school to Downtown Elementary School is Kern County Community (0.2 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Bakersfield Kern County Community Alternative School
    Grades: K-12 | 670 students
    0.2 miles
    1300 17th St. City Centre
    Bakersfield, CA 93301
    (661) 636-4346
    0.2 K-12 670
  • Bakersfield Kern County Juvenile Court Alternative School
    Grades: K-12 | 281 students
    0.2 miles
    1300 17th St.
    Bakersfield, CA 93301
    (661) 636-4714
    0.2 K-12 281
  • Bakersfield Kern County Special Education Special Education School
    Grades: K-12 | 446 students
    0.2 miles
    1300 17th St. City Centre
    Bakersfield, CA 93301
    (661) 636-4788
    0.2 K-12 446
  • Bakersfield Bakersfield High School
    Grades: 9-12 | 2,906 students
    0.7 miles
    1241 G St.
    Bakersfield, CA 93301
    (661) 324-9841
    0.7 9-12 2,906
  • Bakersfield Franklin Elementary School
    Grades: K-6 | 526 students
    0.8 miles
    2400 Truxtun Ave.
    Bakersfield, CA 93301
    (661) 631-5270
    0.8 K-6 526

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