Joshua Hills Elementary School

Tel: (661)265-9992
  • Joshua Hills Elementary School serves 758 students in grades Kindergarten-6.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 23% (which is lower than the California state average of 37%) for the 2015-2016 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 26% (which is lower than the California state average of 48%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • Joshua Hills 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 2015-2016 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 28:1 is higher than the California state level of 24:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 95% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the California state average of 76%.
  • Joshua Hills Elementary School operates within the Palmdale Elementary School District.

School Overview

  • Joshua Hills Elementary School's student population of 758 students has declined by 21% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 27 teachers has declined by 22% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-6
Total Students758 students
Gender %Joshua Hills Elementary School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers27 teachers
Students by GradeJoshua Hills Elementary School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • Joshua Hills Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 9595 schools in California (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 28:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Joshua Hills Elementary School is 0.35, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.41. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CA)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
23%
37%
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
26%
48%
Student : Teacher Ratio28:124:1
American Indian
1%
1%
Hispanic
79%
54%
Black
15%
6%
White
5%
24%
All Ethnic GroupsJoshua Hills Elementary School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownCA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.350.41
Eligible for Free Lunch
77%
50%
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
13%
9%

    District Comparison

    • The school district of Joshua Hills Elementary School is Palmdale Elementary School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 983 school districts in California (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
    • Palmdale Elementary School District's student population of 21,952 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
    • The revenue/student of $11,199 is higher than the state average of $11,049. The district revenue/student has declined by 14% over four school years.
    • The district's spending/student of $11,232 is less than the state average of $11,340. The district spending/student has declined by 13% over four school years.
    School District NamePalmdale Elementary School District
    Number of Schools
    Managed
    31
    4
    Number of Students Managed21,9521,585
    Palmdale Elementary School District Students Managed (1988-2016)
    District Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
    20%
    37%
    District Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
    30%
    48%
    District Total Revenue$238 MM$18 MM
    District Spending$239 MM$18 MM
    District Revenue / Student$11,199$11,049
    District Spending / Student$11,232$11,340
    School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
    Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

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