School Details

Esther Lindstrom Elementary School

5900 North Canehill Street, Lakewood, CA 90713
(562) 804-6525
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-6 823 students 23 student/teacher

Test Scores by grade

63%
52%
56%
76%
62%
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
  • Bellflower Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

52%
42%
46%
73%
63%
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
  • Bellflower Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

78%
64%
65%
86%
72%
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
  • Bellflower Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

73%
58%
60%
67%
61%
65%
70%
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
  • Bellflower Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

79%
64%
60%
69%
53%
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
  • Bellflower Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Esther Lindstrom Elementary School is a public elementary school in Lakewood. The principal of Esther Lindstrom Elementary School is Beverly Swanson and can be contacted at bswanson@busd.k12.ca.us. 823 students go to Esther Lindstrom Elementary School and are mostly Black, non-Hispanic; Filipino; and Multiracial. 10% of the Esther Lindstrom Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 46% of the 823 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Esther Lindstrom Elementary School is 23:1. Educare Preschool & Kindergarten is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish

Sports

  • P.E. classes
  • Swimming
  • Track
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 9% 15%
Filipino 9% 5%
Multiracial 7% %
Hispanic 40% 53%
White, non-Hispanic 27% 15%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 2% 13710%
Unspecified 18% 7%
Asian 15% 4%
Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.3%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 46% 58%
Limited English proficiency 10% 21%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    My daughter attended Lindstrom from kindergarten until sixth grade and has always done academically.But I believe should could have done better if encouraged more by her teachers.She has recieved 4's or 3's on her report cards but her last report card was tarnished with a 2 in math because of the lack of communication from her teacher. Her teacher never let me know her grade had dropped from a 4 to finally a 2 not even on her progress report. After talking to her teacher she replied "I have over 100 students I can't focus on one".Some parent teacher commitment ! A student going from a 4 to a 2 without any communication between the parent and teacher looks like her teacher did not care about her. Isn't this part of a teachers job? If i had known vitale information from her teacher i could have done my job as a parent.

  • (3 years ago)

    My three children attended Lindstrom and we've found the school to be competent to proficient in academics discipline and socialization. We were highly engaged parents so that made a difference and found most of the teachers we meet to be highly committed to teaching. One nit excessive homework which I personally believe to be educational "fluff" to make up for less than concentrated or creative teaching modalities or curricula. There is more to teach so more effective and efficient methods are needed since the school year doesn't get any longer. But this is probably a criticism of many schools.

  • (3 years ago)

    The only teachers at this school that were worth while when my child was there were her teachers from K-2. The rest did not care about teaching the kids but just wanted their money and put no time in for my child. One of her teachers actually COMPLAINED about having to grade tests. Why in the world did she become a teacher then?

  • (5 years ago)

    Esther Lindstrom is an excellent school by my opinion.

  • (5 years ago)

    This is the best school for kids to go to.

  • (6 years ago)

    I am of the belief that the school's test scores reveal high parent involvement rather than superior teaching. Students that require differentiated instruction or need any sort of accommodation should look elsewhere. While there are a couple of excellent teachers that strive to keep up with contemporary teaching strategies there are also a couple that are using techniques from 30 years ago...in other words - too much desk work and little or no enriching experiences.

  • (7 years ago)

    I have a student in 4th grade at this school. I do not think that their is enough attention focused on student achievment. Mine happens to be a straight A student but in the 4 years that he has been with this school there has never been recognition for anything. I also am not certain why they dont offer after school programs. There are many areas of concern with this school but the Parents and staff are great.

  • (9 years ago)

    We were introduced to Lindstrom as a result of my son's referral to a total inclusion program. We have been very pleased with the results. The academic program is rich and the staff are very qualified and highly motivated. There are measures in place to deal with any number of common problems in school life including special lunchtime socialization opportunities for the 'loners'. My son has demonstrated a dramatic turn around. His grades have improved to the extent that he often earns A's and his participation in class has gone from none at all to fully engaged. He is enjoying a sense of achievement he lost in earlier years at another school.

  • (9 years ago)

    Academics are a high priority at Lindstrom Elementary. We have a wonderful Special Day program for kids with special needs. Our Kindergarten students are pre readers when they are on their way to 1st grade. We have outside school in the spring for our 6th graders. We have dedicated teachers who make learning wonderful in this environment. Our parent partcipation is outstanding! We have the best parents anywhere.

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