Maurice Sendak Elementary School

  • Maurice Sendak Elementary School serves 517 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 25% (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 24% (which is lower than the California state average of 48%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • Maurice Sendak 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 22:1 is lower 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%.
  • Maurice Sendak Elementary School operates within the Los Angeles Unified School District.

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School Overview

  • Maurice Sendak Elementary School's student population of 517 students has declined by 14% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 23 teachers has declined by 8% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-5
Total Students517 students
Gender %Maurice Sendak Elementary School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers23 teachers
Students by GradeMaurice Sendak Elementary School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • Maurice Sendak 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 22:1 has decreased from 24:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Maurice Sendak Elementary School is 0.22, 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)
25%
37%
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
24%
48%
Student : Teacher Ratio22:124:1
Asian
4%
11%
Hispanic
88%
54%
Black
3%
6%
White
5%
24%
All Ethnic GroupsMaurice Sendak Elementary School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownCA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.220.41
Eligible for Free Lunch
85%
50%
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
9%

    District Comparison

    • The school district of Maurice Sendak Elementary School is Los Angeles Unified 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.
    • Los Angeles Unified School District's student population of 633,165 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
    • The revenue/student of $12,871 is higher than the state average of $11,049. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
    • The district's spending/student of $14,853 is higher than the state average of $11,340. The district spending/student has grown by 13% over four school years.
    School District NameLos Angeles Unified School District
    Number of Schools
    Managed
    1,020
    4
    Number of Students Managed633,1651,585
    Los Angeles Unified School District Students Managed (1988-2016)
    District Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
    28%
    37%
    District Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
    38%
    48%
    District Total Revenue$8,437 MM$18 MM
    District Spending$9,736 MM$18 MM
    District Revenue / Student$12,871$11,049
    District Spending / Student$14,853$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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    School Reviews

      5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
    5  
    Sendak is an awesome school! I love the staff and Administration. The parent center is great a resource for the parents and community. The facilities are new and clean. The special education program is very qualified and most of all caring and compassionate. Teachers strive to provide the best education for their students. It offers have a Magnet program that will kick off in the fall. I love this school.
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    5  
    This is a newly built dream school that is a safe, community based effort to prepare our well rounded students to be leaders. It has every ammenitiy including wireless access but more importantly, it has heart. The teachers and parents love the children and the school. It shines as a beacon where everyone is wild about teaching and learning. Mr. Sendak is the headmaster.
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