Park Western Place Elementary School

  • Park Western Place Elementary School serves 741 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 66% (which is higher than the California state average of 37%) for the 2015-2016 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 69% (which is higher than the California state average of 48%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • Park Western Place Elementary School placed in the top 20% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 10%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 25:1 is higher than the California state level of 24:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 86% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the California state average of 76%.
  • Park Western Place Elementary School operates within the Los Angeles Unified School District.

Top Placements

Park Western Place Elementary School places among the top 20% of public schools in California for:

  • Category Attribute
  • Overall Rank Highest overall rank (Top 20%)
  • Math Proficiency Highest math proficiency (Top 10%)
  • Reading Language/Arts Proficiency Highest reading language/arts proficiency (Top 20%)

School Overview

  • Park Western Place Elementary School's student population of 741 students has grown by 6% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 30 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
School TypeMagnet School
AwardsHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2005)
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-5
Total Students741 students
Gender %Park Western Place Elementary School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers30 teachers
Students by GradePark Western Place Elementary School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • Park Western Place Elementary School is ranked within the top 20% 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 25:1 has increased from 23:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Park Western Place Elementary School is 0.63, which is more 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)
66%
37%
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
69%
48%
Student : Teacher Ratio25:124:1
Asian
13%
11%
Hispanic
57%
54%
Black
9%
6%
White
14%
24%
Two or more races
7%
4%
All Ethnic GroupsPark Western Place Elementary School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownCA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.630.41
Eligible for Free Lunch
43%
50%
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
13%
9%

    District Comparison

    • The school district of Park Western Place 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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