PROFICIENCY 30% 23% lower than state average
School Rankings Proficiency Averages
38%Long Beach Unified
38%Signal Hill

Jessie Nelson Academy is a school servicing grades 6 to 8 and is located in the district of "Long Beach Unified" in Signal Hill, CA. There are a total of 870 students and 31 teachers at Jessie Nelson Academy, for a student to teacher ratio of 29 to 1. There are a total of 673 free lunch students and 98 reduced lunch students.

Jessie Nelson Academy has an average proficiency test score (in mathematics and languages) of 29.5%, which is 23% lower than the California average.


Student/Teacher ratio29:1
Free lunch673
Reduced lunch98


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 Jessie Nelson Academy, 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 Schooln/a

Proficiency in languages by grade

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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Jessie Nelson Academy race/ethnicity breakdown

Caucasian 2.6% 15.5% 24.1% 51.1%
African American 12.7% 14.9% 6.2% 15.9%
Asian 22.7% 11.0% 11.1% 4.7%
Hispanic or Latino 60.7% 55.2% 54.1% 23.6%
American Indian and Alaskan 0.5% 0.2% 0.7% 1.2%
Hawaiian 0.8% 1.7% 0.8% 0.4%
Multiracial 0.0% 1.6% 3.1% 3.1%

Other schools nearby

Alvarado Elementary47%0.3Signal Hill, CA
Whittier Elementary19%0.3Long Beach, CA
Roosevelt Elementary31%0.4Long Beach, CA
Signal Hill Elementary37%0.5Signal Hill, CA
Lee Elementary27%0.6Long Beach, CA
Polytechnic High49%1.0Long Beach, CA
Lincoln Elementary21%1.0Long Beach, CA
Bobbie Smith Elementary28%1.1Long Beach, CA
Willard Elementary20%1.1Long Beach, CA
Burbank Elementary24%1.4Long Beach, CA
Franklin Classical Middle School17%1.4Long Beach, CA
Bryant Elementary30%1.5Long Beach, CA

Signal Hill demographics profile

StatisticSignal HillCaliforniaNational
Population density (sq mi)5,21023291
Median age33.236.037.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)44%52%55%
Speak English51%56%79%
Speak Spanish32%29%13%

Education level achieved in Signal Hill

IndexSignal HillCaliforniaNational
Completed 8th grade82.9%81.1%84.3%
Completed high school81.9%79.8%83.0%
Completed some college69.5%61.5%59.4%
Completed associate degree46.3%39.8%38.5%
Completed bachelors38.8%32.0%30.3%
Completed masters14.3%11.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree5.3%3.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate2.7%1.6%1.3%
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Source: The Jessie Nelson Academy 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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