PROFICIENCY 18% 54% lower than state average
School Rankings Proficiency Averages
30%Los Angeles Unified
29%Gardena
38%California

Purche Avenue Elementary is a school servicing grades KG to 5 and is located in the district of "Los Angeles Unified" in Gardena, CA. There are a total of 537 students and 25 teachers at Purche Avenue Elementary, for a student to teacher ratio of 22 to 1. There are a total of 348 free lunch students and 49 reduced lunch students.

Purche Avenue Elementary has an average proficiency test score (in mathematics and languages) of 17.5%, which is 54% lower than the California average.

Academics

Students/Teachers
Students537
Teachers25
Student/Teacher ratio22:1
Free lunch348
Reduced lunch49

 

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 Purche Avenue 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
All13%
315-19%
410-14%
510-14%
6n/a
7n/a
8n/a
High Schooln/a

Proficiency in languages by grade

GradeProficiency
All22%
310-14%
420-24%
530-34%
6n/a
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.

Purche Avenue Elementary race/ethnicity breakdown

RaceSchoolDistrictCaliforniaNational
White 0.7% 7.3% 24.1% 51.1%
Black 69.8% 8.7% 6.2% 15.9%
Asian 1.7% 6.0% 11.1% 4.7%
Hispanic or Latino 24.8% 76.7% 54.1% 23.6%
American Indian and Alaskan 0.0% 0.4% 0.7% 1.2%
Hawaiian 1.7% 0.4% 0.8% 0.4%
Multiracial 1.2% 0.5% 3.1% 3.1%

Gardena demographics profile

StatisticGardenaCaliforniaNational
Population59,89839,512,223328,239,523
Population density (sq mi)10,27625691
Median age40.036.037.7
Male/Female ratio0.9:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)52%52%55%
Speak English48%56%79%
Speak Spanish31%29%13%

Education level achieved in Gardena

IndexGardenaCaliforniaNational
Completed 8th grade81.7%81.1%84.3%
Completed high school80.4%79.8%83.0%
Completed some college55.9%61.5%59.4%
Completed associate degree32.9%39.8%38.5%
Completed bachelors24.1%32.0%30.3%
Completed masters5.5%11.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree1.6%3.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.7%1.6%1.3%
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Source: The Purche Avenue Elementary data displayed above is derived from the 2016 National Center for Education Statistics and from the U.S. Department of Education.