School Details

Alameda Elementary School

8613 East Alameda Street, Downey, CA 90242
(562) 904-3589
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-3 622 students 13 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

47%
58%
56%
67%
68%
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
  • Downey Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

51%
47%
46%
74%
70%
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
  • Downey Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Alameda Elementary School is a public elementary school in Downey. The principal of Alameda Elementary School is Lisa Rawlings, whose e-mail is lrawlings@dusd.net. 622 students go to Alameda Elementary School and identify primarily as Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 34% of the Alameda Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 71% of the 622 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Alameda Elementary School is 13:1. Maria Montessori House of Children School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 89% 82%
White, non-Hispanic 6% 9%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 4%
Asian 2% 3%
Filipino 0.8% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.6% 22774%
Multiracial 0.5% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0.4%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.3% %
Pacific Islander 0.3% 0.2%
Unspecified 0.2% 0.7%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 71% 62%
Limited English proficiency 34% 20%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (11 months ago)

    My son will be entering TK this coming year and I find myself not knowing were to put him in school. I wish that more recent comments were available about this school in helping me determine were I should enroll him. The principle at alameda was nice and the school was clean.

  • (2 years ago)

    alameda is a great school. I have my son there with a inter permit and dont regret it. He's now entering 1st grade. His kindergarden year was great. he learned so much. Thank you to all the staff and especially his teachers.

  • (7 years ago)

    Alameda is agreat school thank u so much to all the staff. specially to espire program the programs is great. thank u miss Kathia ur a true inspertation to alot of kids keep up the great work.

  • (7 years ago)

    I have two daughters in Alameda and very content with the attention they get from their teachers. Alameda is a GREAT school D

  • (7 years ago)

    Alameda is a great school with dedicated teachers who make learning fun and educational for the students.

  • (8 years ago)

    The education the students receive is top rate. The teachers work together in each grade level to make sure everyone in on track. The only problem I have is the lack of communication and involvement with parents. The PTA is a group of 5 people who run extensive fundraiser throughout the year- no meeting are announced. Extra curricular activities are non existing. The children are expected to learn CA standards and there is no room for anything else.

  • (10 years ago)

    I am very happy with Alameda's teachings I have a 7 yr old in 2nd grade and have seen a great improvement in him. I also love the teachers! I would definitley recommend this school to anyone.

  • (10 years ago)

    Alameda is a great envioronment for kids. All the teachers are professionals and take pride in their work.

  • (11 years ago)

    This school is the greatest. I have never know a school to put so much into both there student and parents. We had to do homework with the kids which was turned in every Friday. I feel as a mother that education starts at home and so does Alameda. My child is going into first grade and is able to read at a 4th grade level. Ms Mort you are the greatest gift (Thank you). Ms. Martin please keep hiring the best teachers. So far so good. I am a proud mother of a Alameda Tiger. Thank you so very much. Katherine Macias-Sanchez

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