Kentwood Elementary School

8401 Emerson Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90045
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
8/
10
Top 30%
Kentwood Elementary School serves 326 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
Kentwood Elementary School placed in the top 30% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 40-44% (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 65-69% (which is higher than the California state average of 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 is lower than the California state level of 23:1.
Minority enrollment is 77% of the student body (majority Black), which is equal to the California state average of 77% (majority Hispanic).

Top Placements

Kentwood Elementary School places among the top 20% of public schools in California for:

School Overview

Kentwood Elementary School's student population of 326 students has declined by 10% over five school years.
The teacher population of 15 teachers has declined by 11% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-5
Total Students326 students
This chart display total students of Kentwood Elementary School by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Gender % This chart display gender of Kentwood Elementary School
Total Classroom Teachers15 teachers
This chart display the total teachers of Kentwood Elementary School by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Students by Grade This chart display the students of Kentwood Elementary School by grade.

School Comparison

Kentwood Elementary School is ranked within the top 30% 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 Kentwood Elementary School is 0.75, which is more 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
#2430 out of 9602 schools
(Top 30%)
This chart display the overall school rank of Kentwood Elementary School, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
40-44%
39%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Kentwood Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in California by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
65-69%
50%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Kentwood Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of California by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio22:123:1
This chart display the student teacher ratio of Kentwood Elementary School and the public school average student teacher ratio of California by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
American Indian
n/a
1%
This chart display the percentage of American Indian students in Kentwood Elementary School and percentage of American Indian public school students in California by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
Asian
6%
12%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Kentwood Elementary School and the percentage of Asian public school students in California by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Hispanic
25%
54%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Kentwood Elementary School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in California by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Black
36%
5%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Kentwood Elementary School and the percentage of Black public school students in California by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
White
23%
23%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Kentwood Elementary School and the percentage of White public school students in California by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Hawaiian
n/a
1%
This chart display the percentage of Hawaiian students in Kentwood Elementary School and the percentage of Hawaiian public school students in California by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
Two or more races
10%
4%
This chart display the percentage of students of two or more races in Kentwood Elementary School and the percentage of public school students of two or more races in California by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Kentwood Elementary School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in CA.
Diversity Score
0.750.64
This chart display the diversity score of Kentwood Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of California by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
23%
53%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Kentwood Elementary School 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 Kentwood 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 NameLos Angeles Unified School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Kentwood Elementary School is Wesm Health/sports Medicine (1.3 miles away)
The nearest middle school and elementary school is Orville Wright Engineering And Design Magnet (0.4 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Los Angeles Orville Wright Engineering And Design Magnet Magnet School
    Math: 23% | Reading: 36%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 637 students
    0.4 miles
    6550 W. 80th St.
    Los Angeles, CA 90045
    (310) 258-6600
    0.4 6-8 637
  • Los Angeles Wish Community Charter School
    Math: 60% | Reading: 75%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: K-8 | 739 students
    0.4 miles
    6550 W. 80th St.
    Los Angeles, CA 90045
    (310) 642-9474
    0.4 K-8 739
  • Los Angeles Cowan Avenue Elementary School Magnet School
    Math: 65-69% | Reading: 75-79%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    Grades: K-6 | 328 students
    0.6 miles
    7615 Cowan Ave.
    Los Angeles, CA 90045
    (310) 645-1973
    0.6 K-6 328
  • Los Angeles Westport Heights Elementary School Math: 25-29% | Reading: 40-44%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-5 | 286 students
    0.9 miles
    6011 W. 79th St.
    Los Angeles, CA 90045
    (310) 645-5611
    0.9 K-5 286
  • Los Angeles Loyola Village Fine And Performing Arts Magnet Magnet School
    Math: 38% | Reading: 56%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: K-5 | 367 students
    1.0 miles
    8821 Villanova Ave.
    Los Angeles, CA 90045
    (310) 670-0480
    1 K-5 367

School Reviews

Review Kentwood Elementary School. Reviews should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities

I am a:

Name or Alias:

Your review:

Rate this school:
Recent Articles
While students are enjoying time off this summer, school district officials across the country are grappling with the issues associated with Common Core Standards, as well as plenty of opposition from parents and teachers.
As more schools return to in-person learning, teachers and parents find themselves dealing with the trauma and stress created by the pandemic.
After more than a year of remote learning, schools are finally returning to in-person instruction but how has the pandemic changed the face of public education and what will it look like moving forward?