Jessie Nelson Academy serves 826 students in grades 6-8.
Jessie Nelson Academy placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 25% (which is lower than the California state average of 34%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 33% (which is lower 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 98% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the California state average of 79% (majority Hispanic).
- Grades: 6-8
- Enrollment: 826 students
- Student:Teacher Ratio: 26:1
- Minority Enrollment: 98%
- Overall Testing Rank: Bottom 50% in CA
- Math Proficiency: 25% (Btm 50%)
- Reading Proficiency: 33% (Btm 50%)
- Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education
Jessie Nelson Academy's student population of 826 students has grown by 5% over five school years.
The teacher population of 32 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
Jessie Nelson Academy is ranked within the bottom 50% 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 Jessie Nelson Academy is 0.54, 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
State Level (CA)
Overall Testing Rank
#2456 out of 3649 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: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Jessie Nelson Academy's ranking?
Jessie Nelson Academy is ranked #2456 out of 3,649 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in California.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
25% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 34% CA state average), while 33% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 49% CA state average).
How many students attend Jessie Nelson Academy?
826 students attend Jessie Nelson Academy.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
64% of Jessie Nelson Academy students are Hispanic, 19% of students are Asian, 12% of students are Black, 3% of students are Two or more races, and 2% of students are White.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Jessie Nelson Academy?
Jessie Nelson Academy has a student ration of 26:1, which is higher than the California state average of 21:1.
What grades does Jessie Nelson Academy offer ?
Jessie Nelson Academy offers enrollment in grades 6-8
What school district is Jessie Nelson Academy part of?
Jessie Nelson Academy is part of Long Beach Unified School District.
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