Ward Elementary School

8851 E. Adoree St.

Downey, CA 90242
(School attendance zone shown in map)

Tel: (562)904-3591
  • Ward Elementary School serves 452 students in grades K-3.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 25:1 is higher than the CA average of 24:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 98% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 76%.
  • Ward Elementary School operates within the Downey Unified School District.

School Overview

  • The student population of 452 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The teacher population of 18 teachers has grown by 5% over five years.
School TypeCharter School
Grades OfferedGrades K-3
Total Students452 students
Gender %Ward Elementary School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers18 teachers
Students by GradeWard Elementary School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • The student:teacher ratio of 25:1 has decreased from 27:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.13 is less than the state average of 0.41. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School(CA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio25:124:1
Asian
3%
11%
Hispanic
93%
54%
Black
2%
6%
White
2%
24%
All Ethnic GroupsWard Elementary School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownCA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.130.41
Eligible for Free Lunch
66%
50%
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
12%
9%

District Comparison

  • Downey Unified School District's student population of 22,581 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $8,483 in this district is less than the state average of $10,991. The district revenue/student has declined by 10% over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $8,923 is less than the state average of $11,482. The district spending/student has declined by 9% over four years.
School District NameDowney Unified School District
Number of Schools
Managed
20
4
Number of Students Managed22,5811,564
Downey Unified School District Students Managed (1988-2016)
District Total Revenue$194 MM$17 MM
Downey Unified School District District Total Revenue (1992-2016)
District Spending$204 MM$18 MM
Downey Unified School District District Spending (1992-2016)
District Revenue / Student$8,483$10,991
Downey Unified School District District Revenue / Student (1997-2016)
District Spending / Student$8,923$11,482
Downey Unified School District District Spending / Student (1997-2016)
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2016 (latest year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Downey Sussman Middle School Charter School
    Grades: 6-8 | 1153 students
    0.4 miles
    12500 Birchdale Ave.
    Downey, CA 90242
    (562)904-3572
    0.4 6-8 1153
  • Downey Alternative Opportunity Programs Alternative School
    Charter School
    Grades: K-12 | 97 students
    0.5 miles
    12830 Columbia Way
    Downey, CA 90242
    (562)803-8203
    0.5 K-12 97
  • Downey Carpenter Elementary School Charter School
    Grades: 4-5 | 547 students
    0.6 miles
    9439 E. Foster Rd.
    Downey, CA 90242
    (562)904-3588
    0.6 4-5 547
  • Downey Imperial Elementary School Charter School
    Grades: K-3 | 545 students
    0.7 miles
    8133 Imperial Hwy.
    Downey, CA 90242
    (562)904-3578
    0.7 K-3 545
  • Downey Alameda Elementary School Charter School
    Grades: K-3 | 607 students
    0.8 miles
    8613 E. Alameda St.
    Downey, CA 90242
    (562)904-3589
    0.8 K-3 607

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California public schools have a diversity score of 0.41, which is higher than the national average of 0.32. The most diverse school district in California is Natomas Unified School District. Read more about public school diversity statistics in California or national school diversity statistics.