Golden Elementary School

740 E. Golden Ave.
Placentia, CA 92870
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
9/
10
Top 20%
Golden Elementary School serves 759 students in grades Kindergarten-6.
Golden Elementary School placed in the top 20% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is <50% (which is higher than the California state average of 34%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is ≥50% (which is higher than the California state average of 49%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 26:1 is higher than the California state level of 21:1.
Minority enrollment is 78% of the student body (majority Asian), which is lower than the California state average of 79% (majority Hispanic and Asian).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-6
  • Enrollment: 759 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 26:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 78%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20% in CA
  • Math Proficiency
    : <50% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : ≥50% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Golden Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in California for:

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Attribute

School Overview

Golden Elementary School's student population of 759 students has declined by 8% over five school years.
The teacher population of 29 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-6
Total Students
759 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
29 teachers
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School Rankings

Golden Elementary School is ranked within the top 20% of all 3,649 schools in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Golden Elementary School is 0.62, 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.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (CA)
Overall Testing Rank
#715 out of 3649 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
<50%
34%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
≥50%
49%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
26:1
21:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
56%
12%
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Hispanic
15%
56%
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Black
1%
5%
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White
22%
21%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
6%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in CA.
Diversity Score
0.62
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Eligible for Free Lunch
13%
51%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
7%
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Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Golden Elementary School's ranking?
Golden Elementary School is ranked #715 out of 3,649 schools, which ranks it among the top 20% of public schools in California.
What schools are Golden Elementary School often compared to?
Golden Elementary Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Brookhaven Elementary School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
<50% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 34% CA state average), while ≥50% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 49% CA state average).
How many students attend Golden Elementary School?
759 students attend Golden Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
56% of Golden Elementary School students are Asian, 22% of students are White, 15% of students are Hispanic, 6% of students are Two or more races, and 1% of students are Black.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Golden Elementary School?
Golden Elementary School has a student ration of 26:1, which is higher than the California state average of 21:1.
What grades does Golden Elementary School offer ?
Golden Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Kindergarten-6
What school district is Golden Elementary School part of?
Golden Elementary School is part of Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District.

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Last Day of School (Events)
June 13, 2024 (Thursday)
Last Day of School (Events)
June 13, 2024 (Thursday)

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-6
  • Enrollment: 759 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 26:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 78%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20%
  • Math Proficiency
    : <50% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : ≥50% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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