87-163 Center St.
Thermal, CA 92274
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
1/
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Bottom 50%
John Kelley Elementary School serves 498 students in grades Kindergarten-6.
John Kelley Elementary School 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 10% (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 17% (which is lower than the California state average of 49%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is lower than the California state level of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 99% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the California state average of 78% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-6
  • Enrollment: 498 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 99%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in CA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 10% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 17% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

John Kelley Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in California for:

School Overview

John Kelley Elementary School's student population of 498 students has declined by 13% over five school years.
The teacher population of 29 teachers has declined by 12% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-6
Total Students
498 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
29 teachers
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School Rankings

John Kelley Elementary School 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 John Kelley Elementary School is 0.06, 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 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (CA)
Overall Testing Rank
#3427 out of 3649 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
10%
34%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
17%
49%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
17:1
22:1
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American Indian
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n/a
Asian
n/a
12%
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Hispanic
97%
56%
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Black
n/a
5%
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White
1%
22%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
2%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.06
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Eligible for Free Lunch
87%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
6%
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Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is John Kelley Elementary School's ranking?

John Kelley Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in California for: Largest percent of students eligible for free lunch (Top 20%) and Lowest student:teacher ratio (Top 20%).

What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?

10% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 34% CA state average), while 17% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 49% CA state average).

How many students attend John Kelley Elementary School?

498 students attend John Kelley Elementary School.

What is the racial composition of the student body?

97% of John Kelley Elementary School students are Hispanic, 2% of students are Two or more races, and 1% of students are White.

What is the student:teacher ratio of John Kelley Elementary School?

John Kelley Elementary School has a student ration of 17:1, which is lower than the California state average of 22:1.

What grades does John Kelley Elementary School offer ?

John Kelley Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Kindergarten-6

What school district is John Kelley Elementary School part of?

John Kelley Elementary School is part of Coachella Valley Unified School District.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-6
  • Enrollment: 498 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 99%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 10% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 17% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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