Jessie Nelson Academy

1951 Cherry Ave.
Signal Hill, CA 90755
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
6/
10
Top 50%
Jessie Nelson Academy serves 799 students in grades 6-8.
Jessie Nelson Academy placed in the top 50% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 43% (which is higher than the California state average of 40%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 47% (which is lower than the California state average of 51%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 27:1 is higher than the California state level of 23:1.
Minority enrollment is 99% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the California state average of 77% (majority Hispanic).

Top Rankings

Jessie Nelson Academy ranks among the top 20% of public schools in California for:

School Overview

Jessie Nelson Academy's student population of 799 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 30 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students799 students
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Total Classroom Teachers30 teachers
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School Rankings

Jessie Nelson Academy is ranked within the top 50% of all 9,659 schools in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Jessie Nelson Academy is 0.57, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CA)
Overall Testing Rank
#4199 out of 9659 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
43%
40%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
47%
51%
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Student : Teacher Ratio27:123:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
23%
12%
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Hispanic
61%
54%
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Black
12%
5%
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White
1%
23%
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Hawaiian
1%
1%
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Two or more races
2%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.570.64
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Eligible for Free Lunch
76%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
11%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameLong Beach Unified School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Jessie Nelson Academy is Clear Passage Educational Center (0.8 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Franklin Classical Middle School (1.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Alvarado Elementary School (0.3 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Signal Hill Alvarado Elementary School Math: 52% | Reading: 59%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    Grades: K-5 | 410 students
    0.3 miles
    1900 E. 21st St.
    Signal Hill, CA 90755
    (562) 985-0019
    0.3 K-5 410
  • Signal Hill Signal Hill Elementary School Math: 57% | Reading: 61%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    Grades: K-5 | 737 students
    0.3 miles
    2285 Walnut Ave.
    Signal Hill, CA 90755
    (562) 426-8170
    0.3 K-5 737
  • Long Beach Whittier Elementary School Math: 33% | Reading: 31%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-5 | 1,006 student
    0.3 miles
    1761 Walnut Ave.
    Long Beach, CA 90813
    (562) 599-6263
    0.3 K-5 1,006
  • Long Beach Bobbie Smith Elementary School Math: 40% | Reading: 45%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: K-5 | 857 students
    0.8 miles
    565 E. Hill St.
    Long Beach, CA 90806
    (562) 595-9466
    0.8 K-5 857
  • Long Beach Clear Passage Educational Center Charter School
    Grades: 9-12 | 39 students
    0.8 miles
    1471 Mlk Jr. Ave.
    Long Beach, CA 90807
    (888) 502-1116
    0.8 9-12 39

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