School Details

MacArthur Elementary School

6011 Centralia Street, Lakewood, CA 90713
(562) 420-3588
4

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 556 students 17 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

48%
56%
56%
54%
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
  • Long Beach Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

26%
45%
46%
54%
67%
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
  • Long Beach Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

64%
68%
65%
74%
77%
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
  • Long Beach Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

55%
63%
60%
58%
69%
65%
54%
57%
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
  • Long Beach Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

MacArthur Elementary School is a public elementary school in Lakewood. The principal of MacArthur Elementary School is Juan Gutierrez, whose e-mail is jgutierrez@lbschools.net. 556 children attend MacArthur Elementary School and identify as Asian, Hispanic, and Unspecified. 10% of the MacArthur Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 53% of the 556 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at MacArthur Elementary School is 17:1. Cleveland Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Orchestra

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • P.E. classes
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian 7% 8%
Hispanic 41% 52%
Unspecified 4% 1%
Filipino 3% 4%
White, non-Hispanic 26% 16%
Multiracial 2% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 2% 82567%
Black, non-Hispanic 15% 17%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% %
Pacific Islander 1% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.2%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 53% 68%
Limited English proficiency 10% 24%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (7 months ago)

    I am a grandparent and a nurse. I am very disappointed that the school has no air conditioning. Its is 99 degrees outside and the children are miserable. How can children learn in this enviroment? Also a class sizes of 30 students ( even if its for only part of the day ) is not reasonable for one teacher. How can a teacher with this many students do their job? The outside of the school has peeling paint ( Has the paint been lead tested?) the auditorum has torn seats. Is this really how we treat our children. This is why parents who can afford private schools do not send their kids to public schools. Do we need to have a Bake sell so the kids don't have to get heat stroke in the classroom? I am very disappointed in this school Lakewood should have better standards.

  • (1 year ago)

    We love MacArthur Elementary School! We moved into the neighborhood from a home in the Minnie Gant Elementary School District. We loved Minnie Gant & were a little apprehensive to switch to MacArthur where there wasn't the same coveted buzz about it. Being right down the street though it didn't make sense to keep driving our 2nd grader across town. We have been nothing but impressed though with the Principle staff & teachers at MacArthur & our son loves it there. To our surprise he even says he loves it more than Minnie Gant! He is thriving & learning just as well & we are very very glad that we took the chance & gave MacArthur our local home school a try.

  • (1 year ago)

    Almost every teacher and administrator including the after school ICIS program cares about our children. I would check out the teachers prior to K enrollment ;)

  • (1 year ago)

    MacArthur is a fantastic school. My daughters have thrived there due to the excellent leadership from the Principal teachers staff and PTA. The kids are engaged challenged and they seem to have a lot of fun. Great on and off campus activities as well as additional assistance offered for parents and students who need more help.

  • (2 years ago)

    Mr. Gutierrez is by far a great principal. He goes out there gets his hands dirty and gets involved. He is diplomatic and yet caring towards the students. Unlike other principals he is visible at all times. The teachers and all of his other staff completes the greatness of the school. All I can say is my husband and I and our kids have been very happy here from day 1. My kids are excelling in their academic performance and all other issue and concerns we may have is addressed immediately and dealt with. Thank you to all that is is an instrument or directly responsible for leading my children in the right direction.I appreciate that the school has a caring and a family oriented atmosphere. May I add that Ms. Linda plays a big part to the wholesomeness of the school. We absolutley adore her.

  • (4 years ago)

    I have 2 children at MacAthur 1 in 5th Grade 1 in 1st Grade. My 5th Grader has been at MacArthur since Kindergarten. We have experienced many changes at MacArthur since 2005. Some were frustrating most have been Great! Our school is definitly moving in a positive direction. Unlike other reviewers I feel Principal Gutierrez has been the best thing that has happened to our school. As a parent he has made us feel connected by always keeping us in the loop of what is going on at MacArthur. The staff / Teachers seem much happier the students are much happier and it has become a place we all enjoy visiting. The kids test scores are way up - you can't ask for anything more!

  • (4 years ago)

    An organization is only as good as its managment/leader. This school leaves much to be desired. Some staff are more concerned about popularity and recognition than the progress of the students individually.

  • (5 years ago)

    Principal is more concerned with the teachers and his reputation with them than this students. Identifiying childrens weakness is poor here. If your child is struggling socially or academically do not send to this school.

  • (6 years ago)

    My daughter started kindergarten this year at MacArthur. She has learned so much from her teacher Mrs. Robertson she is from tucker and she is fabulous. The whole kindergarten team that came is well organized and work well together.

  • (6 years ago)

    i wish there were more artistic involvement opportunities at the school and more parental involvment opps;

  • (7 years ago)

    Wonderful Leadership. Teachers are creative and willing to go the extra mile to work together with parents for their children.

  • (11 years ago)

    I have two children at MacArthur. The principal is great. Staff seem to be interested in the good of the students. The teachers I have been exposed to have been awesome. Strict but they make my kids excited about what they are learning. Kindergarten teachers are teaching because they want to be there and you can tell in the results of the students. PTA could use more parent involvement. On-site after school care called Kids Club is awesome! Younger staff who create a very inviting and creative atmosphere. Rates are very reasonable. If you child attends MacArthur please get involved. It makes all the difference!

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