Ward Elementary School

  • Ward Elementary School serves 451 students in grades KG-3.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 24:1 is equal to 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 451 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The teacher population of 19 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades OfferedGrades KG-3
Total Students451 students
Ward Elementary School Total Students (1988-2015)
Gender %Ward Elementary School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers19 teachers
Ward Elementary School Total Teachers (1987-2015)
Students by GradeWard Elementary School Student By Grade

School Comparison

This School(CA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio24:124:1
Ward Elementary School Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2015)
American Indian
n/a
1%
Ward Elementary School American Indian Students (1990-2000)
Asian
2%
11%
Ward Elementary School Asian Students (1988-2015)
Hispanic
94%
54%
Ward Elementary School Black Students (1988-2015)
Black
2%
6%
Ward Elementary School Black Students (1988-2015)
White
2%
24%
Ward Elementary School White Students (1988-2015)
All Ethnic GroupsWard 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.
0.120.41
Ward Elementary School Diversity Score (1988-2015)
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.
65%
50%
Ward Elementary School Eligible for Free Lunch (1994-2015)
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.
16%
9%
Ward Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2015)

District Comparison

  • Downey Unified School District's student population of 22,658 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $8,472 in this district is less than the state average of $10,966. The district revenue/student has declined by 13% over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $8,911 is less than the state average of $11,255. The district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
School District NameDowney Unified School District
Number of Schools
Managed
20
4
Number of Students Managed22,6581,597
Downey Unified School District Students Managed (1990-2015)
District Total Revenue$194 MM$18 MM
Downey Unified School District District Total Revenue (1996-2015)
District Spending$204 MM$18 MM
Downey Unified School District District Spending (1996-2015)
District Revenue / Student$8,472$10,966
Downey Unified School District District Revenue / Student (1995-2015)
District Spending / Student$8,911$11,255
Downey Unified School District District Spending / Student (1995-2015)
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

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