New City Elementary School

2.00 5 1 (1 review)
1637 Long Beach Blvd.

Long Beach, CA 90813

Tel: (562)599-6404
  • New City Elementary School serves 422 students in grades KG-8.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 26:1 is higher than the CA average of 24:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 91% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 76%.
  • New City Elementary School operates within the Long Beach Unified School District.

School Overview

  • The student population of 422 students has declined by 15% over five years.
  • The teacher population of 16 teachers has declined by 30% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades KG-8
Total Students 422 students
Gender %
Total Classroom Teachers 16 teachers
Students by Grade

School Comparison

  • The student:teacher ratio of 26:1 has increased from 22:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.44 is less than the state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (CA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 26:1 24:1
American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
2%
11%
Hispanic
74%
54%
Black
5%
6%
White
9%
24%
Hawaiian
n/a
1%
Two or more races
10%
3%
All Ethnic Groups
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.44 0.64
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
71%
50%
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
7%
9%

District Comparison

  • Long Beach Unified School District's student population of 79,492 students has decreased by 5% over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $10,143 in this district is less than the state average of $12,988. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $10,844 is less than the state average of $12,986. The district spending/student has grown by 8% over four years.
School District Name Long Beach Unified School District
Number of Schools
Managed
86
4
Number of Students Managed 79,492 1,597
District Total Revenue $823 MM $21 MM
District Spending $880 MM $21 MM
District Revenue / Student $10,143 $12,988
District Spending / Student $10,844 $12,986
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

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School Reviews

2  4/27/2010
What the New City School will not tell parents up front is that they are primarily a Spanish-language school. We enrolled our student at this school happily after hearing of their immersion programs and dual-language approach in the thought that it could only benefit him to learn Spanish, but were appalled to learn the following: The native Spanish speakers and native English speakers are segregated. For Spanish speaking students, 85% of instruction is Spanish, the remainder English. For English speaking students, 30% is done in English, 70% Spanish. At this point we are eight months into the year and our child can not count past ten, name the primary colors, or recognize anything beyond como estas? or buenos dias in the Spanish language. He tells us daily of entire blocks of time where he understands not one word of what is said, and is allowed to sit idle while others participate. In addition, we have not received a single report card or seen more than one test result the entire year, giving us very little gauge for our child's performance in school. When our child had behavioral problems we asked his teachers to prepare a short daily report to incidicate what issues there may have been so that we could work together to correct them. These reports, penned by teachers mind you, frequently included flagrant grammatical errors that were even noticed by our child when reviewing them together at night. We voiced our concerns to the teachers involved about the use of poor English by those who were responsible for teaching him and were greeted with a cold and uncomfortable attitude which only grew worse after we were told by the school's director, If you do not like how we do things you should find another school. The New City School has great potential, but from our experiences they are unaccepting of criticism and unwilling to change. At this time there is no way I could in good conscience recommend this school to any other parent.
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