2611 N. Potrero Ave.
South El Monte, CA 91733
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
4/
10
Bottom 50%
Potrero Elementary School serves 857 students in grades Kindergarten-8.
Potrero 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 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 30% (which is lower than the California state average of 40%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 39% (which is lower than the California state average of 51%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 is lower than the California state level of 23:1.

Top Rankings

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

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School Overview

Potrero Elementary School's student population of 857 students has declined by 7% over five school years.
The teacher population of 39 teachers has declined by 9% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-8
Total Students
857 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
39 teachers
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School Rankings

Potrero Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 9,659 schools in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Potrero Elementary School is 0.18, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data
This School
State Level (CA)
Overall Testing Rank
#6072 out of 9659 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
30%
40%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
39%
51%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
22:1
23:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
10%
12%
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Hispanic
90%
54%
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Black
n/a
5%
White
n/a
23%
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Hawaiian
n/a
1%
Two or more races
n/a
4%
All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.18
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Eligible for Free Lunch
94%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
7%
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School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

School Reviews

5  
The academic programs at Potrero give students the skills they need to move on to high school and even to college. The students are proud of their school because most students participate in sports as well as music. The facilities at Potrero are superior among the schools in their district. The parents really care about the school and the level of acamemic success for their kids.
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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-8
  • Students: 857 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 22:1
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in CA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 30% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 39% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.18 (Btm 50%)

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