Kester Avenue Elementary School

  • Kester Avenue Elementary School serves 1,022 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 66% (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 73% (which is higher than the California state average of 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Kester Avenue 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.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 26:1 is higher than the California state level of 23:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 61% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the California state average of 77% (majority Hispanic).

Top Placements

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School Overview

  • 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 TypeMagnet School
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-5
Total Students1,022 students
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Total Classroom Teachers40 teachers
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School Comparison

  • 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.
  • The diversity score of Kester Avenue Elementary School is 0.70, 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#1023 out of 9602 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
66%
39%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
73%
50%
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Student : Teacher Ratio26:123:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
10%
12%
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Hispanic
36%
54%
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Black
7%
5%
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White
39%
23%
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Hawaiian
n/a
1%
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Two or more races
8%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Kester Avenue Elementary School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in CA.
Diversity Score0.700.64
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Eligible for Free Lunch
43%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
7%
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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

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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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