School Details

Walnut Elementary School

4701 North Walnut Street, Baldwin Park, CA 91706
(626) 939-4368
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 693 students 20 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

53%
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56%
74%
63%
65%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Baldwin Park Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

33%
38%
46%
55%
58%
66%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Baldwin Park Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

69%
63%
65%
74%
70%
72%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Baldwin Park Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

65%
56%
60%
63%
56%
65%
56%
48%
57%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Baldwin Park Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Walnut Elementary School is a public elementary school in Baldwin Park. The principal of Walnut Elementary School is Christine Heinrichs and can be contacted at crheinrichs307@bpusd.net. 693 students go to Walnut Elementary School and identify mostly as Hispanic, Asian, and Filipino. 56% of the Walnut Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 83% of the 693 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Walnut Elementary School is 20:1. Creative Planet School of the Arts is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Chorus

Sports

  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 93% 85%
Asian 5% 3%
Filipino 1.0% 2%
White, non-Hispanic 0.8% 4%
Unspecified 0.7% 1%
Black, non-Hispanic 0.3% 3%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0.2%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.2%
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 19218%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 83% 58%
Limited English proficiency 56% 31%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    I liked this school at first but then started noticing that this school is not very helpful. Some of th staff members are rude and the kids never go on fieldtrips. My daughter is in 2nd grade and has only gone on 1 trip outside of the school even after we work hard to do the fund raisers. I am very discoraged with this school a the momment! My daughter started doing really bad this year and I felt no support from her teacher or the principle.

  • (3 years ago)

    To parent of 2nd grader My son attended a week long fieldtrip to a science camp! It was amazing! He also got to attend a trip to Knott's. Walnut has wonderful teachers but you should still do your research. The school does a good job with honoring parent teacher requests. In some cases parents have been able to change their child's teacher well into the school year. We parents must be involved and informed.

  • (4 years ago)

    I like the parent teacher involvement. The teachers have the best interest at hand for every child. I find it to be a safe and enviroment and extremely hands on. My only concern is the lack of funds preventing the students in participating in fieldtrips but I think if the school staff would ask the parents to participate a little more financially it would be beneficial for the students.

  • (5 years ago)

    This school is a excellent school that only produces wonders in student achievement. There is an abundance of parental involvement. Teachers and staff are very comprehending. Now as i am older and volunteer there I feel like it hasnt changed and the changes that it has encountered has only been for the better.

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Overall score

(based on 5 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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