2450 W. Alton
Santa Ana, CA 92704
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
8/
10
Top 30%
Jim Thorpe Fundamental serves 1,001 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
Jim Thorpe Fundamental placed in the top 30% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 55% (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 63% (which is higher than the California state average of 51%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 29:1 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).

School Overview

Jim Thorpe Fundamental's student population of 1,001 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 34 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-5
Total Students
1,001 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
34 teachers
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Students by Grade
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School Rankings

Jim Thorpe Fundamental is ranked within the top 30% 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 Jim Thorpe Fundamental is 0.20, 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 Data
This School
State Level (CA)
Overall Testing Rank
#2066 out of 9659 schools
(Top 30%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
55%
40%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
63%
51%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
29:1
23:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
8%
12%
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Hispanic
89%
54%
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Black
n/a
5%
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White
1%
23%
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Hawaiian
n/a
1%
Two or more races
2%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.20
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Eligible for Free Lunch
54%
53%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Jim Thorpe Fundamental and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in California by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
7%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Jim Thorpe Fundamental and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in California by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

School Reviews

  3.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
5  
I love this school. My child loves this school very much too. The school provides breakfast in the mornings if the students don't eat at home in the morning. They handle problems very nicely and the school teaches my children wonderfully. My daughter is a GATE Student and she gets thought the same as other students in her grade do and she also gets to learn advanced. The teachers are very nice and understanding. The school has about 6 teachers for each grade and many students can go into their grade that they are in. Furthermore, students are educated very well, and the school district has an after school program (aka Engage 360) for the parents who get out of work late, and parents can pick up their child at 5:30 and if u want to pick up your child early form the Engage 360. I get out of work late so I can pick up my two children from the Engage 360. As you can see, I would highly recommend parents, grandparents, etc. to sign up their child to Jim Thorpe Fundamental.
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2  
Worst experience having my child go to this school. Teacher is very rude and non communicative. Talking to principal does not help because they end up siding with teachers as opposed to listening to parent's concerns. Tried discussing a matter about my child and teacher had even hung phone up on me and spoke to me very disrespectfully. They do not treat each child as an individual and expect them to all be at same level. I understand that there are rules and they expect a certain standard but they take it to a whole other level. Regret putting my child here, thought we would be getting an excellent education because of school ratings but instead was an awful experience. I have also voiced my concerns to a few people and they have also heard from different friends that they also pulled their children out because of same problems. Would not recommend am sending my child to their home school.
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2  
through my experience thus far...teachers are fantastic...really caring and all about the kids getting a higher education. Homework is a bit out of control...we are talking hours of homework per day, K and up...but my child is learning so much its amazing.administration and supervisors are terrible...they single out students and parents who might 'stand out' and have ridiculous rules and put kids in trouble for really nothing...my child has been in trouble for and received white notes...the end all of everything with this school...for:1) not understanding spanish when spoken to in spanish by a supervisor ( i thought this was the US) 2) going into class 1 minute late when they changed the in class time for school beginning and did not inform the parents 3) fighting with others when he was only playing around 4) being picked up late when their traffic control system / staff is so bad it takes 45 minutes to pick up your kid and if you miss the deadline, kid is in trouble... 5) being walked to class after driving there and parking, actually i got yelled at personally on the phone by the vice principle for this one.other complaints are that the admin do not provide bathrooms within a legal distance for some of the children's classrooms and they do not provide water for free or for purchase at lunch time, only milk is provided which my child, happens to be allergic to. We have to send bottled water with him every day to school.there are more...i have gone back and forth about pulling my child from this school, the admin are a joke, even the teachers i have spoken to tell me the same thing...they (admin) lie about numbers so they can get state rewards, honors and fancy plaques to display, etc...this told to me by people who work there...that said, the teachers are tops...and my child despite the BS is getting a very great education from those who actually care about the kids, the teachers...but the admin is terrible.
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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Students: 1,001 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 29:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 99%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 30% in CA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 55% (Top 30%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 63% (Top 30%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.20 (Btm 50%)

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