School Details

Nelson Elementary School

330 North California Avenue, La Puente, CA 91744
(626) 933-8400
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-6 427 students 20 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

59%
64%
56%
62%
71%
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
  • Hacienda La Puente Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

37%
49%
46%
77%
72%
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
  • Hacienda La Puente Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

52%
67%
65%
66%
81%
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
  • Hacienda La Puente Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

40%
64%
60%
43%
70%
65%
40%
69%
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
  • Hacienda La Puente Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

59%
63%
60%
59%
61%
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
  • Hacienda La Puente Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Nelson Elementary School is a public middle school in La Puente. The principal of Nelson Elementary School is Cristina Sanchez and can be contacted at crsanchez@hlpusd.k12.ca.us. 427 students attend Nelson Elementary School and are mostly Hispanic; Asian; and Black, non-Hispanic. 44% of the Nelson Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 94% of the 427 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Nelson Elementary School is 20:1. Sparks Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Cross country

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 95% 78%
Asian 2% 13%
Black, non-Hispanic 1% 1%
White, non-Hispanic 1% 5%
Filipino 0.3% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0.3%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.3% %
Pacific Islander 0.3% 0.3%
Multiracial 0.3% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% 20827%
Unspecified 0% 0.8%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 94% 62%
Limited English proficiency 44% 24%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    daughter went to school and it was okay. Teachers tried and help and principle was involved but to much bullying.. .. Office manager did not do anything..

  • (6 years ago)

    this school is the best school i've ever been to!Good teachers and the music teacher.

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