Hermosa Valley Elementary School

  • Hermosa Valley Elementary School serves 852 students in grades 4-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 70% (which is higher than the California state average of 37%) for the 2015-16 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 76% (which is higher than the California state average of 48%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • Hermosa Valley Elementary School placed in the top 10% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 10%, and reading proficiency is top 10%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 24:1 is equal to the California state level of 24:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 25% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the California state average of 76%.

Top Placements

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

  • Category Attribute
  • Overall Rank Highest overall rank (Top 10%)
  • Math Proficiency Highest math proficiency (Top 10%)
  • Reading Language/Arts Proficiency Highest reading language/arts proficiency (Top 10%)
  • Community Size Largest student body (number of students) (Top 20%)

School Overview

  • Hermosa Valley Elementary School's student population of 852 students has declined by 8% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 35 teachers has declined by 12% over five school years.
AwardsHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2004, 2005)
Grades OfferedGrades 4-8
Total Students852 students
This chart display total students of Hermosa Valley Elementary School by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Gender %This chart display gender of Hermosa Valley Elementary School
Total Classroom Teachers35 teachers
This chart display the total teachers of Hermosa Valley Elementary School by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Students by GradeThis chart display the students of Hermosa Valley Elementary School by grade.

School Comparison

  • Hermosa Valley Elementary School is ranked within the top 10% of all 9,595 schools in California (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 24:1 has increased from 23:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Hermosa Valley Elementary School is 0.42, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.41. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CA)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
70%
37%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Hermosa Valley Elementary School and the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of California by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
76%
48%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Hermosa Valley Elementary School and the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of California by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio24:124:1
This chart display the student teacher ratio of Hermosa Valley Elementary School and the average student teacher ratio of California by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
American Indian
n/a
1%
This chart display the percentage of American Indian students in Hermosa Valley Elementary School and percentage of American Indian students in California by year, with the latest 2011-12 school year data.
Asian
5%
11%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Hermosa Valley Elementary School and the percentage of Asian students in California by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Hispanic
11%
54%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Hermosa Valley Elementary School and the percentage of Hispanic students in California by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Black
n/a
6%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Hermosa Valley Elementary School and the percentage of Black students in California by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
White
75%
24%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Hermosa Valley Elementary School and the percentage of White students in California by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Two or more races
9%
4%
This chart display the percentage of students of two or more races in Hermosa Valley Elementary School and the percentage of students of two or more races in California by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Hermosa Valley Elementary School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in CA.
Diversity Score0.420.41
This chart display the diversity score of Hermosa Valley Elementary School and the average diversity score of California by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
3%
50%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Hermosa Valley Elementary School and the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in California by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
9%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Hermosa Valley Elementary School and the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in California by year, with the latest 2012-13 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameHermosa Beach City Elementary School District
Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

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Hermosa Valley Elementary School provides nothing but a poor education and a dejecting learning environment. The classes offered are basic. The teachers backgrounds are questionable. The students there are cruel and cliquey. I definitely do not recommend this school. It's a very close-minded environment, where they only meet California standards.
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