Lemon Avenue Elementary School

8787 Lemon Ave.
La Mesa, CA 91941
(School attendance zone shown in map)
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Top 50%
Serving 504 students in grades Kindergarten-6, Lemon Avenue Elementary School ranks in the top 50% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 45% (which is higher than the California state average of 40%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 57% (which is higher than the California state average of 51%).
The student:teacher ratio of 27:1 is higher than the California state level of 21:1.
Minority enrollment is 53% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the California state average of 79% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-6
  • Enrollment: 504 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 27:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 53%
  • : 45% (Top 1% in CA)
  • : 57% (Top 1%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Lemon Avenue Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in California for:

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School Overview

Lemon Avenue Elementary School's student population of 504 students has declined by 18% over five school years.
The teacher population of 19 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-6
Total Students
504 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
19 teachers
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School Rankings

The diversity score of Lemon Avenue Elementary School is 0.66, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.63. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (CA)
(18-19)
45%
40%
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(18-19)
57%
51%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Lemon Avenue 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 2018-19 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
27:1
21:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
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Asian
3%
12%
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Hispanic
33%
56%
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Black
4%
5%
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White
47%
21%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
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Two or more races
12%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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0.66
This chart display the diversity score of Lemon Avenue Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
28%
51%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Lemon Avenue Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
13%
7%
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Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What schools are Lemon Avenue Elementary School often compared to?
Lemon Avenue Elementary Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Murdock Elementary School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
45% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 40% CA state average), while 57% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 51% CA state average).
How many students attend Lemon Avenue Elementary School?
504 students attend Lemon Avenue Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
47% of Lemon Avenue Elementary School students are White, 33% of students are Hispanic, 12% of students are Two or more races, 4% of students are Black, 3% of students are Asian, and 1% of students are American Indian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Lemon Avenue Elementary School?
Lemon Avenue Elementary School has a student ration of 27:1, which is higher than the California state average of 21:1.
What grades does Lemon Avenue Elementary School offer ?
Lemon Avenue Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Kindergarten-6
What school district is Lemon Avenue Elementary School part of?
Lemon Avenue Elementary School is part of La Mesa-Spring Valley School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-6
  • Enrollment: 504 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 27:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 53%
  • : 45% (Top 1%)
  • : 57% (Top 1%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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