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 OfferedGrades KG-8
Total Students422 students
New City Elementary School Total Students (2001-2015)
Gender %New City Elementary School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers16 teachers
New City Elementary School Total Teachers (2002-2015)
Students by GradeNew City Elementary School Student By Grade

School Comparison

This School(CA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio26:124:1
New City Elementary School Student Teacher Ratio (2002-2015)
American Indian
n/a
1%
New City Elementary School American Indian Students (2003-2011)
Asian
2%
11%
New City Elementary School Asian Students (2002-2015)
Hispanic
74%
54%
New City Elementary School Black Students (2001-2015)
Black
5%
6%
New City Elementary School Black Students (2001-2015)
White
9%
24%
New City Elementary School White Students (2001-2015)
Hawaiian
n/a
1%
New City Elementary School Hawaiian Students (2009-2011)
Two or more races
10%
3%
New City Elementary School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2015)
All Ethnic GroupsNew City Elementary School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownCA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
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.
0.440.64
New City Elementary School Diversity Score (2001-2015)
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%
New City Elementary School Eligible for Free Lunch (2002-2015)
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%
New City Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2002-2015)

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 NameLong Beach Unified School District
Number of Schools
Managed
86
4
Number of Students Managed79,4921,597
Long Beach Unified School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
District Total Revenue$823 MM$21 MM
Long Beach Unified School District District Total Revenue (1992-2014)
District Spending$880 MM$21 MM
Long Beach Unified School District District Spending (1992-2014)
District Revenue / Student$10,143$12,988
Long Beach Unified School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2014)
District Spending / Student$10,844$12,986
Long Beach Unified School District District Spending / Student (1990-2014)
School Statewide TestingView 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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