School Details

Cienega Elementary School

2611 South Orange Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90016
(323) 939-1138
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 725 students 16 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

73%
54%
56%
64%
57%
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
  • Los Angeles Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

45%
40%
46%
63%
65%
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
  • Los Angeles Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

46%
58%
65%
59%
70%
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
  • Los Angeles Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

49%
53%
60%
60%
61%
65%
47%
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
  • Los Angeles Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Cienega Elementary School is a public elementary school in Los Angeles. The principal of Cienega Elementary School is Kimberly Wright, who can be contacted at kmw0987@lausd.net. 725 children attend Cienega Elementary School and identify mostly as Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 50% of the Cienega Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 78% of the 725 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Cienega Elementary School is 16:1. Donna Ro School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 84% 73%
Black, non-Hispanic 14% 11%
White, non-Hispanic 1% 9%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.9% 0.3%
Multiracial 0.4% %
Asian 0.4% 4%
Filipino 0.1% 2%
Pacific Islander 0.1% 0.3%
Unspecified 0.1% 0.7%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 646343%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 78% 75%
Limited English proficiency 50% 32%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I went to Cienega Elemantary School from kinder straight Through 5th grade! I think it is a very good school although I do wish they would have made improvements to the jungle gym When i was still there becuase now the yard looks so nice compared to when I went there but i feel glad for the kids there now! The teachers are great!

  • (2 years ago)

    i wish to aplogize to the pricipal and staff in her office for my behavior in the office last thursday. there was no excuse for what i did you all are just trying to do your job to the best of your ability and i was wrong for acting the way i did.

  • (4 years ago)

    This school was so awesome I was a part of the gifted progam and we went on lots of fun and educational field trips. I've made my way through Cienega and without the help of my supporting teachers I wouldn't have made it to where I am now Palms Middle School for highly gifted students. Those teachers taught me well.

  • (5 years ago)

    Teachers and a principal named Ms.Candice McLurkin have turned around Cienega Elementary. 7 years ago I visited Cienega elementary and it was a mess. The school was filthy the teachers didn't care test scores were terrible and I would not think of sending my children there. Today LAUSD innovation department should use Cienega as a model of improving all failing schools. Supporting the needs of children and adults motivates adults to do extra for children!

  • (6 years ago)

    The current principal at Cienega along with its administrative team teachers and parents are working together to help are students succeed academically. Everyone from the office to the support staff is doing there part in making Cienega an exceptional school. Go Wolf Pack!

  • (6 years ago)

    Right now Cienega Elemetary is working hard with our children an they are improving a lot teachers and parents are working together to make the school better in all ways!

  • (7 years ago)

    Staff and teachers really care about student outcomes! This is evident

  • (8 years ago)

    Cienega Elementary is a not a good school! For anyone who cares about their kid's future do not put them in this school! For those who don't care this is the school for you.

  • (11 years ago)

    There needs to be more involment from faculty parents and teachers. The needs of the students are not always the main priority.

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Overall score

(based on 12 ratings & reviews)

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