Wesley Gaines Elementary School

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  • Wesley Gaines Elementary School serves 412 students in grades Kindergarten-3.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 50-54% (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 40-44% (which is lower than the California state average of 48%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • Wesley Gaines Elementary School placed in the top 50% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 26:1 is higher than the California state level of 24:1.
  • Wesley Gaines Elementary School operates within the Paramount Unified School District.

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School Overview

  • Wesley Gaines Elementary School's student population of 412 students has declined by 11% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 16 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-3
Total Students412 students
Gender %Wesley Gaines Elementary School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers16 teachers
Students by GradeWesley Gaines Elementary School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • Wesley Gaines Elementary School is ranked within the top 50% 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 26:1 has decreased from 30:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Wesley Gaines Elementary School is 0.15, which is less 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)50-54%
37%
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)40-44%
48%
Student : Teacher Ratio26:124:1
Hispanic
92%
54%
Black
7%
6%
Two or more races
1%
4%
All Ethnic GroupsWesley Gaines Elementary School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownCA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.150.41
Eligible for Free Lunch
85%
50%
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
9%

    District Comparison

    • The school district of Wesley Gaines Elementary School is Paramount 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.
    • Paramount Unified School District's student population of 15,491 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
    • The revenue/student of $9,451 in this district is less 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 $10,274 is less than the state average of $11,340. The district spending/student has grown by 5% over four school years.
    School District NameParamount Unified School District
    Number of Schools
    Managed
    19
    4
    Number of Students Managed15,4911,585
    Paramount Unified School District Students Managed (1988-2016)
    District Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
    27%
    37%
    District Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
    41%
    48%
    District Total Revenue$150 MM$18 MM
    District Spending$163 MM$18 MM
    District Revenue / Student$9,451$11,049
    District Spending / Student$10,274$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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