Kester Avenue Elementary School
Kester Avenue Elementary School places among the top 20% of public schools in California for:
- Category Attribute
- Overall Rank Highest overall rank (Top 20%)
- Math Proficiency Highest math proficiency (Top 20%)
- Reading/Language Arts Proficiency Highest reading/language arts proficiency (Top 20%)
- Diversity Most diverse schools (Top 10%)
- Kester Avenue Elementary School's student population of 1,022 students has grown by 6% over five school years.
- The teacher population of 40 teachers has grown by 5% over five school years.
|School Type||Magnet School|
|Grades Offered||Grades Kindergarten-5|
|Total Students||1,022 students|
|Total Classroom Teachers||40 teachers|
|Students by Grade|
- Kester Avenue 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.
|Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data||This School||State Level (CA)|
|Overall Testing Rank||#1023 out of 9602 schools|
|Math Test Scores (% Proficient)|
|Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||26:1||23:1|
|Two or more races|
|All Ethnic Groups|
|Eligible for Free Lunch|
|Eligible for Reduced Lunch|
|School Statewide Testing||View Education Department Test Scores|
|School District Name||Los Angeles Unified School District|
Nearby Public Schools
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- Encino Hesby Oaks Leadership Charter Grades: K-8 | 554 students
15530 Hesby St.
Encino, CA 91436
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- Van Nuys Chandler Learning Academy Grades: K-5 | 513 students
14030 Weddington St.
Van Nuys, CA 91401
(818) 789-6173 1.1 K-5 513
- Van Nuys Sylvan Park Elementary School Grades: K-5 | 882 students
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Van Nuys, CA 91411
(818) 988-4020 1.2 K-5 882
The information listed here is quite outdated, as there are more than 1,000 students at this school and the student-to-teacher ratio is much higher. Check GreatSchools for more current info. Kester does very well with its limited resources; the teachers are very dedicated and there is a group of parents that is energetic and involved, making a tremendous difference. There is a new science lab and PE and art programs, thanks to the PTA. The school is pretty and neat. After-school care lacks sufficient supervision.
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