Hermosa Valley Elementary School

1645 Valley Dr.
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
(School attendance zone shown in map)
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Top 10%
Serving 717 students in grades 4-8, Hermosa Valley Elementary School ranks in the top 10% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 10%, and reading proficiency is top 10%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 73% (which is higher than the California state average of 40%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 80% (which is higher than the California state average of 51%).
The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 is higher than the California state level of 21:1.
Minority enrollment is 33% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the California state average of 79% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 4-8
  • Enrollment: 717 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 22:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 33%
  • : 73% (Top 1% in CA)
  • : 80% (Top 1%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

School Overview

Hermosa Valley Elementary School's student population of 717 students has declined by 8% over five school years.
The teacher population of 32 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 4-8
Total Students
717 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
32 teachers
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School Rankings

The diversity score of Hermosa Valley Elementary School is 0.52, 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)
73%
40%
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 public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in California by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
(18-19)
80%
51%
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 public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of California by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
22:1
21:1
This chart display the student teacher ratio of Hermosa Valley Elementary School and the public school average student teacher ratio of California by year, with the latest 2021-22 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 public school students in California by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
Asian
6%
12%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Hermosa Valley Elementary School and the percentage of Asian public school students in California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Hispanic
12%
56%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Hermosa Valley Elementary School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Black
1%
5%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Hermosa Valley Elementary School and the percentage of Black public school students in California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
White
67%
21%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Hermosa Valley Elementary School and the percentage of White public school students in California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Hawaiian
1%
n/a
Two or more races
13%
5%
This chart display the percentage of students of two or more races in Hermosa Valley Elementary School and the percentage of public school students of two or more races in California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
All Ethnic Groups
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in CA.
0.52
This chart display the diversity score of Hermosa Valley 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
7%
51%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Hermosa Valley Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch (12-13)
1%
7%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Hermosa Valley Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in California by year, with the latest 2012-13 school year data.
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What schools are Hermosa Valley Elementary School often compared to?
Hermosa Valley Elementary Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Manhattan Beach Middle School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
73% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 40% CA state average), while 80% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 51% CA state average).
How many students attend Hermosa Valley Elementary School?
717 students attend Hermosa Valley Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
67% of Hermosa Valley Elementary School students are White, 13% of students are Two or more races, 12% of students are Hispanic, 6% of students are Asian, 1% of students are Black, and 1% of students are Hawaiian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Hermosa Valley Elementary School?
Hermosa Valley Elementary School has a student ration of 22:1, which is higher than the California state average of 21:1.
What grades does Hermosa Valley Elementary School offer ?
Hermosa Valley Elementary School offers enrollment in grades 4-8
What school district is Hermosa Valley Elementary School part of?
Hermosa Valley Elementary School is part of Hermosa Beach City Elementary School District.

School Reviews

2   3/26/2020
Hermosa Valley school is horrible. Its students are rude, and downright cruel. Im so glad Im going to high school soon.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - jj
5   3/21/2020
The principal and teachers go above and beyond to ensure that my child and the children that attend the school are provided with the best environment for learning. Thank you Hermosa View School!
- Posted by Parent - HB resident
2   6/27/2011
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.
- Posted by Parent - briti

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 4-8
  • Enrollment: 717 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 22:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 33%
  • : 73% (Top 1%)
  • : 80% (Top 1%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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