School Details

Centinela Elementary School

1123 Marlborough Avenue, Inglewood, CA 90302
(310) 680-5440
4

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-7 842 students 23 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

45%
45%
56%
47%
53%
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
  • Inglewood Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

41%
31%
46%
61%
57%
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
  • Inglewood Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

60%
56%
65%
71%
67%
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
  • Inglewood Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

43%
42%
60%
52%
52%
65%
47%
42%
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
  • Inglewood Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

54%
46%
60%
52%
35%
55%

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
  • Inglewood Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Centinela Elementary School is a public middle school in Inglewood. The principal of Centinela Elementary School is Lorna Martin, whose e-mail is lmartin@inglewood.k12.ca.us. 842 students go to Centinela Elementary School and are mostly Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 45% of the Centinela Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 81% of the 842 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Centinela Elementary School is 23:1. St. John Chrysostom School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 89% 58%
Black, non-Hispanic 10% 40%
White, non-Hispanic 0.4% 0.4%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.06%
Asian 0.2% 0.3%
Filipino 0.1% 0.3%
Pacific Islander 0.1% 0.4%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.1% 14279%
Unspecified 0% 0.7%
Multiracial 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 81% 68%
Limited English proficiency 45% 30%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    This is my child's first year at Centinela Elementary School. Everyday he comes home excited about what he is able to do in his classroom. He also is apart of the school's after school program ASES. He enjoys his after school teacher a lot. He has never had a male teacher and everyday my son tells me how fun this teacher makes school. He even gets home and all his homework is not only done but is corrected by the teacher. My son also talks about how they play fun games that reviews concepts he is learning in his daytime classroom. This was the best choice for my son and I am glad he is starting his year off very excited to learn.

  • (1 year ago)

    Very good school and the principal takes lots of interest in everything . My son attends this school and does his studies well.

  • (4 years ago)

    I am really happy that my daughter attends this school. After experiening the Private school arena I can literally say I was not impressed. This school has offered my daughter the opportunity to be in the gifted program participate in many enriching school activities her social skills have enhanced and academically she is flourishing. I believe if the student staff and parents are a team and work together it totally benefits your child. The school is very nice clean and parent friendly. I am very happy my daughter attends this school.

  • (5 years ago)

    Our child's teacher is great and the principal listens and takes action. I notice the parents who complain are the ones who do not help their children. This is a great school which is underrated. What we need is more parent participation which lacks.

  • (6 years ago)

    The Principal at this school has total disregard for the children's and parents needs. Two of my children attend this school and this will be there last year there because the school in my eyes is no good. I perfer to pay for their education rather then have them attend this school.

  • (7 years ago)

    Centinela Elementary School is a great school! The school grounds a beautiful and well maintained. The best part of the school is the teachers. Two of my kids have graduated from the school and one of them is still there. He is being educated by the same teachers my older kids had. Which leads me to believe that if the teachers the students and the parents are happy administration must be doing a good job!

  • (7 years ago)

    The school safety is questionable.

  • (9 years ago)

    Centinela is a good school. The principal is nice and communicates effectively with parents students and staff. Parent involvement is low but they're having classes to help promote the importance of parent presence.

  • (9 years ago)

    The teachers there are wonderful. They have magnificant ways of interacting with their students and teaching them. the teachers should all get an 'Oscar' for their teaching. especially Ms. Greer Mrs. Dawson Mrs. Parker (Ms. Roberts) Mrs. O'neil and Mr. Cruz. They were all and still are great teachers!

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