PROFICIENCY 32% 16% lower than state average
School Rankings Proficiency Averages
23%Montebello Unified
20%Bell Gardens

Bell Gardens High is a school servicing grades 9 to 12 and is located in the district of "Montebello Unified" in Bell Gardens, CA. There are a total of 2,983 students and 140 teachers at Bell Gardens High, for a student to teacher ratio of 22 to 1. There are a total of 2,432 free lunch students and 295 reduced lunch students.

Bell Gardens High has an average proficiency test score (in mathematics and languages) of 32.0%, which is 16% lower than the California average.


Student/Teacher ratio22:1
Free lunch2432
Reduced lunch295


Advanced Placement
AP enrollmentn/a
Taking some coursesn/a
Taking some courses (not tests)n/a
Passing some coursesn/a
Passing no coursesn/a

Advanced placement (AP) is a program that offers high school students the ability to take college level courses and exams. These programs were created to be at the same level of most first year university courses. If the students were successful in the AP programs, they could potentially receive advanced placement, credit or exemptions when they go on to university. At Bell Gardens High, there are a total of n/a students enrolled in advanced placement courses, with n/a taking some courses.

Proficiency in mathematics comparison

Proficiency in languages comparison

Proficiency in mathematics by grade

High School17%

Proficiency in languages by grade

High School47%

The proficiency in math and languages tables represent the percentage of students that scored at or above the proficiency level on their standardized state assessment tests. Although these tests are standardized within each state, the tests may vary from state to state. Comparing the results of one state to another may not always be an accurate or fair comparison.

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Bell Gardens High race/ethnicity breakdown

Caucasian 0.4% 1.3% 24.1% 51.1%
African American 0.2% 0.3% 6.2% 15.9%
Asian 0.2% 2.3% 11.1% 4.7%
Hispanic or Latino 99.0% 95.4% 54.1% 23.6%
American Indian and Alaskan 0.1% 0.2% 0.7% 1.2%
Hawaiian 0.1% 0.1% 0.8% 0.4%
Multiracial 0.1% 0.3% 3.1% 3.1%

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Bell Gardens Intermediate17%0.8Bell Gardens, CA
Suva Elementary23%0.9Bell Gardens, CA
Woodlawn Avenue Elementary23%1.4Bell, CA
Bell Gardens Elementary19%1.4Bell Gardens, CA
Ellen Ochoa Learning Center19%1.5Cudahy, CA
Heliotrope Avenue Elementary18%1.5Maywood, CA
Park Avenue Elementary25%1.6Cudahy, CA
Elizabeth Learning Center19%1.8Cudahy, CA
Price Elementary48%1.8Downey, CA

Bell Gardens demographics profile

StatisticBell GardensCaliforniaNational
Population density (sq mi)1,98823291
Median age34.136.037.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)47%52%55%
Speak English24%56%79%
Speak Spanish75%29%13%

Education level achieved in Bell Gardens

IndexBell GardensCaliforniaNational
Completed 8th grade55.3%81.1%84.3%
Completed high school52.7%79.8%83.0%
Completed some college29.4%61.5%59.4%
Completed associate degree12.5%39.8%38.5%
Completed bachelors7.0%32.0%30.3%
Completed masters2.4%11.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree0.7%3.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.5%1.6%1.3%
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Source: The Bell Gardens High data displayed above is derived from the 2016 National Center for Education Statistics and from the U.S. Department of Education.
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