PROFICIENCY 28% 28% lower than state average
School Rankings Proficiency Averages
34%Buena Park Elementary
39%Buena Park
38%California

James A. Whitaker Elementary is a school servicing grades KG to 6 and is located in the district of "Buena Park Elementary" in Buena Park, CA. There are a total of 598 students and 23 teachers at James A. Whitaker Elementary, for a student to teacher ratio of 26 to 1. There are a total of 471 free lunch students and 68 reduced lunch students.

James A. Whitaker Elementary has an average proficiency test score (in mathematics and languages) of 27.5%, which is 28% lower than the California average.

Academics

Students/Teachers
Students598
Teachers23
Student/Teacher ratio26:1
Free lunch471
Reduced lunch68

 

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 James A. Whitaker Elementary, 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

GradeProficiency
All24%
325-29%
425-29%
515-19%
620-24%
7n/a
8n/a
High Schooln/a

Proficiency in languages by grade

GradeProficiency
All31%
320-24%
450-54%
525-29%
625-29%
7n/a
8n/a
High Schooln/a

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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James A. Whitaker Elementary race/ethnicity breakdown

RaceSchoolDistrictCaliforniaNational
Caucasian 7.7% 9.0% 24.1% 51.1%
African American 3.2% 4.6% 6.2% 15.9%
Asian 6.2% 18.8% 11.1% 4.7%
Hispanic or Latino 80.7% 64.5% 54.1% 23.6%
American Indian and Alaskan 0.7% 0.6% 0.7% 1.2%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.5% 0.8% 0.4%
Multiracial 1.7% 2.0% 3.1% 3.1%

Buena Park demographics profile

StatisticBuena ParkCaliforniaNational
Population82,77138,654,206318,558,162
Population density (sq mi)7,86825691
Median age36.136.037.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)55%52%55%
Speak English45%56%79%
Speak Spanish29%29%13%

Education level achieved in Buena Park

IndexBuena ParkCaliforniaNational
Completed 8th grade80.7%81.1%84.3%
Completed high school79.6%79.8%83.0%
Completed some college59.3%61.5%59.4%
Completed associate degree36.7%39.8%38.5%
Completed bachelors29.1%32.0%30.3%
Completed masters7.3%11.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree2.1%3.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.8%1.6%1.3%
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Source: The James A. Whitaker Elementary 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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