Western Avenue Elementary School

  • Western Avenue Elementary School serves 560 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 12% (which is lower than the California state average of 39%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 19% (which is lower than the California state average of 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Western 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 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 is equal to the California state level of 23:1.

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School Overview

  • Western Avenue Elementary School's student population of 560 students has grown by 7% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 24 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-5
Total Students560 students
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Gender % This chart display gender of Western Avenue Elementary School
Total Classroom Teachers24 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Western Avenue Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 9,602 schools in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 23:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Western Avenue Elementary School is 0.45, 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 DataThis SchoolState Level (CA)
Overall Testing Rank#8956 out of 9602 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
12%
39%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
19%
50%
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Student : Teacher Ratio23:123:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
n/a
11%
Hispanic
71%
54%
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Black
29%
6%
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White
n/a
24%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
4%
Diversity Score0.450.64
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Eligible for Free Lunch
88%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
7%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Western Avenue Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in California by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameLos Angeles Unified School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

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