Willard Elementary School

1055 Freeman Ave.
Long Beach, CA 90804
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
5/
10
Bottom 50%
Willard Elementary School serves 722 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
Willard Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 42% (which is higher than the California state average of 39%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 37% (which is lower than the California state average of 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 30:1 is higher than the California state level of 23:1.
Minority enrollment is 96% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the California state average of 77% (majority Hispanic).

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School Overview

Willard Elementary School's student population of 722 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 24 teachers has declined by 11% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-5
Total Students722 students
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Total Classroom Teachers24 teachers
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School Comparison

Willard 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 diversity score of Willard Elementary School is 0.53, 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
#4882 out of 9602 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
42%
39%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
37%
50%
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Student : Teacher Ratio30:123:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
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Asian
10%
12%
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Hispanic
67%
54%
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Black
12%
5%
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White
4%
23%
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Hawaiian
n/a
1%
Two or more races
6%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.530.64
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Eligible for Free Lunch
83%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
10%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameLong Beach Unified School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Willard Elementary School is Wilson High School (0.8 miles away)
The nearest middle school and elementary school is Jefferson Leadership Academies (0.5 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Long Beach Jefferson Leadership Academies Math: 30% | Reading: 41%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 1,105 student
    0.5 miles
    750 Euclid Ave.
    Long Beach, CA 90804
    (562) 438-9904
    0.5 6-8 1,105
  • Long Beach Olivia Nieto Herrera Elementary School Math: 42% | Reading: 43%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: K-5 | 891 students
    0.5 miles
    1620 Temple Ave.
    Long Beach, CA 90804
    (562) 494-5101
    0.5 K-5 891
  • Long Beach Bryant Elementary School Math: 40-44% | Reading: 50-54%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: K-5 | 369 students
    0.7 miles
    4101 E. Fountain St.
    Long Beach, CA 90804
    (562) 498-3802
    0.7 K-5 369
  • Long Beach Burbank Elementary School Math: 38% | Reading: 44%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: K-5 | 706 students
    0.7 miles
    501 Junipero Ave.
    Long Beach, CA 90814
    (562) 439-0997
    0.7 K-5 706
  • Long Beach Fremont Elementary School Math: 76% | Reading: 81%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    Grades: K-5 | 514 students
    0.8 miles
    4000 E. Fourth St.
    Long Beach, CA 90814
    (562) 439-6873
    0.8 K-5 514

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