John R. Peterson Elementary School

  • John R. Peterson Elementary School serves 668 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 64% (which is higher than the California state average of 39%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 74% (which is higher than the California state average of 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • John R. Peterson Elementary School placed in the top 20% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Minority enrollment is 45% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the California state average of 77%.

Top Placements

John R. Peterson Elementary School places among the top 20% of public schools in California for:

School Overview

  • John R. Peterson Elementary School's student population of 668 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 24 teachers has grown by 9% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-5
Total Students668 students
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Total Classroom Teachers24 teachers
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School Comparison

  • John R. Peterson Elementary School is ranked within the top 20% of all 9,602 schools in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The diversity score of John R. Peterson Elementary School is 0.64, which is equal to 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#1033 out of 9602 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
64%
39%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
74%
50%
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Student : Teacher Ratio28:1n/a
American Indian
1%
1%
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Asian
11%
12%
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Hispanic
20%
54%
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Black
1%
5%
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White
55%
23%
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Hawaiian
n/a
1%
Two or more races
12%
4%
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Diversity Score0.640.64
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Eligible for Free Lunch
26%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
7%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in John R. Peterson Elementary School 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.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameHuntington Beach City Elementary School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

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