School Details

Bonita Street Elementary School

21929 Bonita Street, Carson, CA 90745
(310) 834-8588
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 480 students 17 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

57%
54%
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57%
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
  • Los Angeles Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

60%
40%
46%
85%
65%
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
  • Los Angeles Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

66%
58%
65%
64%
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
  • Los Angeles Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

45%
53%
60%
57%
61%
65%
50%
51%
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
  • Los Angeles Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Bonita Street Elementary School is a public elementary school in Carson. The principal of Bonita Street Elementary School is Rene Chavez, whose e-mail is rchave5@lausd.net. 480 students go to Bonita Street Elementary School and identify mostly as Asian/Pacific Islander; Pacific Islander; and White, non-Hispanic. 18% of the Bonita Street Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 71% of the 480 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Bonita Street Elementary School is 17:1. Carson Montessori Academy is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Mandarin

Sports

  • Bicycling
  • Cheerleading
  • Gymnastics
  • Swimming

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian/Pacific Islander 9% %
Pacific Islander 9% 0.3%
White, non-Hispanic 6% 9%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 6% 646343%
Hispanic 46% 73%
Filipino 16% 2%
Black, non-Hispanic 12% 11%
Asian 10% 4%
Native American or Native Alaskan 1% 0.3%
Multiracial 0.4% %
Unspecified 0.2% 0.7%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 71% 75%
Limited English proficiency 18% 32%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (10 months ago)

    My school is the "Best Little School" in Carson! We are a small school in our community that has been working hard to succeed. We are so fortunate to have a hard working principal who strives everyday to inspire our students to become great in school and someday become leaders of our country. We also have a caring team of teachers and staff who foster the love of learning in our students. Look out neighboring schools! We are growing!

  • (1 year ago)

    Bonita Elementry School has changed so much. I think since Mr. Chavez came on board as the principle he has done so many changes(better). Yes I think it still has some inprovments to be made. Teachers are great. Staff team are very helpful they are always there when you need them. Great school )

  • (3 years ago)

    This school believes that it is ok for students to bully and assult others they reward them with trash pickup even after LAUSD guidelines say that the student should be suspended!!!!! My son was a victim of bullying and assult and this school did nothing about it! I want parents to be aware of what goes on here! Maybe I can be the voice for all the other kids that this happens to and nothing is done about it!!!! I am not stopping here I received no satisfaction from local district 8 operations coordinator I am filing a police report with the local police as well as the school police I will be at every tea time that the principal has each month to address this situation!!!!!!

  • (3 years ago)

    This was the best elementry school i went to im across im at Carnegie see you guys next year SCRUBS lol joking This will be the best school youll attend

  • (8 years ago)

    The academic programs at this school are pretty good. I believe that they take time to spend on each subject matter in a fair way. However I am not satisfied with the amount of homework given I think that my child as a first grader can do more and the work that he gets is quite simple and he has done more challenging work in Kindergarden (at a private school). At his grade level there is not much sports or music available but I do see a lot of children that carry instruments to school. I would prefer that the parent involvement would be greater by maybe the prinicpal teachers counselors & other staff making more programs available like parent group sessions.

  • (9 years ago)

    Parent involvement is mediocre and the availability of music art sports etc. is close to none. Academically there are some teachers that truly challenge the kids and then there are some who leave it up to the parents to often teach their child; which is sometimes frustrating considering some of us haven't seen a math problem in many years.

  • (10 years ago)

    Good school that needs more support from the parents and community.

  • (11 years ago)

    My kids have attended Bonita Street School for about three years and I believe it has been a great experience for them. My son has attended Bonita since the 3rd grade and my daughter has attended since pre-K and all of their teachers have shown nothing but dedication and interest in my kid's education. I love the fact that this school is so culturally diverse.

  • (11 years ago)

    My kids and I are new to this school. We absolutely love the teachers. They all seem to be committed to teaching the kids and to making the most of the classroom time and instruction. My son's 1st grade teacher noticed he was having a hard time adjusting to the new school. The teacher called us up over the winter break and invited us to the zoo. That really helped break the ice for my son. All the teachers at Bonita seem to be just as dedicated. I only wish there were more parent volunteers and that the administrative staff was more attentive.

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