School Details

Del Amo Elementary School

21228 Water Street, Carson, CA 90745
(310) 830-5351
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 442 students 19 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

73%
54%
56%
74%
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

31%
40%
46%
49%
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

57%
58%
65%
67%
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

55%
53%
60%
62%
61%
65%
40%
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

Del Amo Elementary School is a public elementary school in Carson. The principal of Del Amo Elementary School is Cheryl Becerra. 442 children attend Del Amo Elementary School and identify as Hispanic, Asian, and Filipino. 20% of the Del Amo Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 64% of the 442 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Del Amo Elementary School is 19:1. Broadacres Avenue Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Languages Taught

  • Spanish
  • Tagalog

Sports

  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 43% 73%
Asian 24% 4%
Filipino 19% 2%
Black, non-Hispanic 18% 11%
Pacific Islander 15% 0.3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 13% 646343%
Multiracial 1% %
Unspecified 0.9% 0.7%
White, non-Hispanic 0.8% 9%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0.3%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 64% 75%
Limited English proficiency 20% 32%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (9 months ago)

    I recently got a substitute teacher assignment at this school. I've been subbing for quite a few years and I've always been hesitant to go there because some of the other ones in this area are awful. I was pleasantly surprised because I was expecting the worst loud disrespectful students and general chaos. I got excellent coffee in the cafeteria offered to me by the congenial gentleman in charge. The office staff were pleasant. It was obvious that everyone was making an effort to create a good learning environment. One of the most important factors that makes this school great is that it is small. Small schools with less crowding make for a calmer quieter environment that leads to better student outcomes. The one drawback to this school is that it is downwind from refinery pollution which is very worrisome. It smelled of gasoline. And depending on the wind direction it is also directly upwind from the very significant pollution from the L.A. Harbor so I could never work at this school full-time because of the pollution. It's not a safe environment.

  • (1 year ago)

    4 of my children graduated here and one more in second grade this is a great school they teach very well principal teachers and staff are nice. What can I say but A+++ school.

  • (7 years ago)

    I have had positive exp's. with the teachers they will go out of their way to work with/speak with you.

  • (8 years ago)

    This is a wonderful school. The teachers are very helpful and want to teach. I have three children at this school and they are flourishing here. The teachers and vice principal are there for you and willing to help. The new principal is unapproachable but other than that this is a good school where children will learn and thrive.

  • (8 years ago)

    The teachers are very caring and work very hard for all students.

  • (9 years ago)

    My son goes to this school and he seems to like it. The campus is ok and the teacher's are pretty decent. He sometimes complains about bullies but all schools have some. Over all it's a good elementary school.

  • (9 years ago)

    Del Amo has very caring staff that really help all children learn.

  • (10 years ago)

    Del Amo is a very good school. The principal is involved on all levels and she makes her presence felt at the school. The teachers are trained well and work hard to make sure kids are learning and parents are informed.

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Overall score

(based on 12 ratings & reviews)

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