School Details

Ward Elementary School

8851 East Adoree Street, Downey, CA 90242
(562) 904-3591
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-3 468 students 16 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

61%
58%
56%
77%
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

44%
47%
46%
65%
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

Ward Elementary School is a public elementary school in Downey. The principal of Ward Elementary School is Allison Box and can be contacted at abox@dusd.net. 468 students go to Ward Elementary School and are mostly Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Unspecified. 39% of the Ward Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 82% of the 468 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Ward Elementary School is 16:1. Maria Montessori House of Children School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 94% 82%
Black, non-Hispanic 3% 4%
Unspecified 2% 0.7%
White, non-Hispanic 2% 9%
Filipino 0.7% 1%
Pacific Islander 0.4% 0.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.4% 22774%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.4%
Multiracial 0.2% %
Asian 0.2% 3%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 82% 62%
Limited English proficiency 39% 20%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (6 years ago)

    my son goes in this school and the teachers are excellent

  • (7 years ago)

    My daughter is studying 3rd Grade in this school. The class teacher is taking care and working hard for the prosperity of her students in both curricular and extra curricular activities. The School is flourishing in all aspects under the well organised leadership of the Principal. My daughter is very lucky to study in this school.

  • (7 years ago)

    My daughter is a 3rd grader she started in kinder garden. I have had the chance to meet with some of the teacher around the school which are wonderfully. The system is great I am very please to be part of ward elementary.

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