El Sereno Elementary School
El Sereno Elementary School serves 359 students in grades Kindergarten-6.
El Sereno Elementary School placed in the top 50% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 35-39% (which is lower than the California state average of 40%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 45-49% (which is lower than the California state average of 51%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 24:1 is higher than the California state level of 23:1.
Minority enrollment is 98% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the California state average of 77% (majority Hispanic).
El Sereno Elementary School's student population of 359 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 15 teachers has declined by 6% over five school years.
Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
El Sereno Elementary School is ranked within the top 50% 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 El Sereno Elementary School is 0.08, 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 Data
State Level (CA)
Overall Testing Rank
#4553 out of 9659 schools
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
Student : Teacher Ratio
Two or more races
All Ethnic Groups
Eligible for Free Lunch
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
School Statewide Testing
School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education
I loved this school. I've been there since preschool anD spent nine years there. The staff is friendly, and even when I used to get into trouble, they helped me to control my anger. I knew almost all of the staff there. My first grade and fourth grade teachers, Ms. Namora and Ms. Duff both retired, with my fifth grade teacher Ms. Tofft leaving to teach other teachers. My sisters went there too. The school is gaining new opportunities each year, with some weeks being music, others art, dance, and P.E every Thursday with Mr. G. I've personally never been to any of the after school programs, but my classmates have. LA's BEST offers tutoring and fun activities, and snacks. EYS is a program that has kids do their homework before playing (save for Fridays), and goes upstairs after LA's BEST for a 30 minute snack before coming back downstairs. The school has a computer lab and tablets, which students can learn to use during fifth grade. The tablets are mainly used for testing. The library is separated into sections; the Preschool-Kindergarden section, First-Third, and Fourth-Sixth, I think it was. Kids who excel at reading can get books of their level. The librarian is Mrs. Campoy, last time I was there. She is the wife of Mr. Campoy, my sixth grade teacher. The principles there were kind, and strict when the need for it came. You can get Lion Tickets for the class. Ten yellow ones mean that you get to go to the principles office and get something out of a small prize chest. Twenty blue tickets mean that the class gets a popcorn party. I don't know if it changed with Ms. Morlean gone, and Ms. Kim there. There is a small yard made specially for the preschoolers. There is an afternoon class, and the morning class. The special Ed kids either go to the apparatus or inside the yard (not while the preschoolers are there) after sixth and fifth grade lunch. There is a yard outside of the office, called the Literacy Garden. Kids who don't do their homework sometimes have to sit there and do it while the class is in the computer room. It's a beautiful garden. For the Holidays, we have a Dia de los Muertos celebration, Halloween parade, class activities for Thanksgiving , a Christmas singing with a fireman dressed as Santa Clause coming in on the upper yard on a firetruck a few days earlier, celebration of the Chinese New Year in some classes, class activities for Valentines, Easter, and St. Patrick's day, on Mothers Day and Fathers day, the children can write a card to their loved ones, and on Children's Day, the parent volunteers make special gifts for the kids, and on International Day, we do a dance that represents our love for different cultures. If you are a Christian, you don't participate, and have the choice to watch the shows or g home early. The parents volunteers play a major role in our school society. Without them, none of this may be possible. I never really got to properly say thank you to everyone, but I really loved that school, and while I am enjoying Middle School, I will never get over the fact that they kept on helping me, while everyone else gave up. I love my old teachers, and respect them. It isn't a perfect school, but with your help, it can be. Thank you to all of my old teachers. I hope you keep on teaching the new generation with the same love and passion as you taught me and my peers.
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