13210 Purche Ave.
Gardena, CA 90249
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
2/
10
Bottom 50%
Purche Avenue Elementary School serves 432 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
Purche Avenue 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 19% (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 33% (which is lower than the California state average of 51%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 is equal to the California state level of 22:1.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 432 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 22:1
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in CA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 19% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 33% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

School Overview

Purche Avenue Elementary School's student population of 432 students has declined by 22% over five school years.
The teacher population of 20 teachers has declined by 16% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-5
Total Students
432 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
20 teachers
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School Rankings

Purche Avenue 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 Purche Avenue Elementary School is 0.52, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.63. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (CA)
Overall Testing Rank
#7751 out of 9659 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
19%
40%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
33%
51%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
22:1
22:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
1%
12%
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Hispanic
35%
56%
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Black
60%
5%
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White
n/a
22%
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Hawaiian
1%
n/a
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Two or more races
3%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.52
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Eligible for Free Lunch
87%
53%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Purche Avenue Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in California by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
6%
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Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?

19% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 40% CA state average), while 33% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 51% CA state average).

How many students attend Purche Avenue Elementary School?

432 students attend Purche Avenue Elementary School.

What is the ethnic breakdown of the student body?

60% of Purche Avenue Elementary School students are Black, 35% of students are Hispanic, 3% of students are Two or more races, 1% of students are Asian, and 1% of students are Hawaiian.

What is the student:teacher ratio of Purche Avenue Elementary School?

Purche Avenue Elementary School has a student ration of 22:1, which is equal to the California state average of 22:1.

What grades does Purche Avenue Elementary School offer ?

Purche Avenue Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Kindergarten-5

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 432 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 22:1
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 19% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 33% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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