Forty-second Street Elementary School

4231 Fourth Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90008
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Bottom 50%
Serving 174 students in grades Kindergarten-5, Forty-second Street Elementary School ranks in the bottom 50% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is ≤5% (which is lower than the California state average of 40%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 6-9% (which is lower than the California state average of 51%).
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is lower than the California state level of 21:1.
Minority enrollment is 98% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the California state average of 79% (majority Hispanic and Asian).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 174 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 98%
  • : ≤5%
  • : 6-9%
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Forty-second Street Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in California for:

School Overview

Forty-second Street Elementary School's student population of 174 students has declined by 13% over five school years.
The teacher population of 11 teachers has declined by 8% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-5
Total Students
174 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
11 teachers
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School Rankings

The diversity score of Forty-second Street Elementary School is 0.56, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.63. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
This School
State Level (CA)
(18-19)
≤5%
40%
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(18-19)
6-9%
51%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
21:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
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12%
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Hispanic
36%
56%
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Black
56%
5%
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White
2%
21%
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Hawaiian
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n/a
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Two or more races
6%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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0.56
This chart display the diversity score of Forty-second Street Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
93%
51%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
7%
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Source: 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?
≤5% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 40% CA state average), while 6-9% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 51% CA state average).
How many students attend Forty-second Street Elementary School?
174 students attend Forty-second Street Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
56% of Forty-second Street Elementary School students are Black, 36% of students are Hispanic, 6% of students are Two or more races, and 2% of students are White.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Forty-second Street Elementary School?
Forty-second Street Elementary School has a student ration of 16:1, which is lower than the California state average of 21:1.
What grades does Forty-second Street Elementary School offer ?
Forty-second Street Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Kindergarten-5
What school district is Forty-second Street Elementary School part of?
Forty-second Street Elementary School is part of Los Angeles Unified School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 174 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 98%
  • : ≤5%
  • : 6-9%
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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