School Details

Dominguez Elementary School

21250 Santa Fe Avenue, Carson, CA 90810
(310) 835-7137
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 618 students 18 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

57%
54%
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65%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 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

48%
40%
46%
71%
65%
66%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 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

61%
58%
65%
69%
70%
72%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 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

44%
53%
60%
59%
61%
65%
34%
51%
57%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 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

Dominguez Elementary School is a public elementary school in Compton. The principal of Dominguez Elementary School is Michelle Heron-Archie, who can be contacted at michelle.archie@lausd.net. 618 students attend Dominguez Elementary School and identify as Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 27% of the Dominguez Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 87% of the 618 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Dominguez Elementary School is 18:1. Los Cerritos Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Chorus
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Gymnastics
  • P.E. classes
  • Softball
  • Track

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 81% 73%
Black, non-Hispanic 6% 11%
Asian/Pacific Islander 5% %
Pacific Islander 5% 0.3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 4% %
Asian 3% 4%
White, non-Hispanic 3% 9%
Filipino 2% 2%
Unspecified 0.8% 0.7%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.5% 0.3%
Multiracial 0.2% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 87% 75%
Limited English proficiency 27% 32%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (11 months ago)

    All my kids attended Dominguez elementary school and they all did great thanks to their teachers dedication

  • (1 year ago)

    This will be my daughters first real school she is in Kindengarden I have always noticed this school as I past it by many of days when my daughter was to young to go to a public school now she is 5 years old and she will attend Dominguez Elementary Saturday will be her first time being on the soil .. She is so excited that I will video tape her because this is a moment a mother will not get back .. The excitment and happy felling like a big girl going to a big school... it is priceless . I know she willl love the school because I fell in love with it by driving by Knowing my daughter will be attending ..

  • (1 year ago)

    this school needs teachers who really care about their students. Here they dont care they just want to tell you how bad your child does yet they do not offer any type of afterschool help or anything. Ridiculous!!!

  • (1 year ago)

    Terrible school for my kid to go to. Kids always cursing and doing unseen things not even worth mentioning. That just shows the quality of people they have working there. I saw four mothers coming there high slurring and even being disrespectful to other people. Pulled my kids on 2013. i am college educated but most kids parents aren't. The non-college parent ratio that have there children there is off the roof totaling a whopping 86%.

  • (2 years ago)

    In the 70's my husband went to Dominguez in the 80's our son went in the 90's both of our daughters went and now in the 2000's both of my granddaughters are currently go to school there now. Talk about a really long time of family in one school. The teachers of all our kids did a wonderful job. Mr. B. you'll always be missed!!!

  • (3 years ago)

    Dominguez Elementary School is a great school. I am a current pupil in Dominguez in fact i am going to be a 5th grade graduate in Friday June 15 2012. My opinion about the school is it is a great school the school has a lot of educational events. Also when I was a basic in language arts my teachers helped me a lot right now i am close to being advance. And when having my experience in Dominguez i would always be excited to come to school and finally i realized when i was at Dominguez i grew up to be this better and smarter child.....thats what i think about this school.

  • (3 years ago)

    Went to Dominguez Elementary School back in the middle 70"s just wondering if it was still there ? Lived on Jackson street down from the school . By Prospact & Jackson St . Went from this scholl to be Bused to Carnegie in Carson . Moved from Dominguez in 78 to Carson to finish out Schooling . I'm sure the Teachers are Retired by now that I had at Dominguez ? One teacher was I think MR.Smith then went on other side of builging to I think Mr.B & there was a lady that teached next door had both of them till going to JR High. WOW long time ago

  • (3 years ago)

    Mrs. Chow was an amazing teacher! She was patient and always took the time to meet with us to discuss our needs and concerns. My daughter Alyson learned a lot from her and enjoyed her class very much! I've sat and visited this classroom and it seems like the children were always engaged and learning and enjoyed her as well. I only wished the principal/vice principal at this school would have acknowledge more teachers like her. The principal care too much about a few parent's opinion of her and focused little on the teachers!

  • (4 years ago)

    I am a current student at Dominguez and moved there from a school in the northern coast of America. I honestly think that this school does not offer enough education for students especially those very few who are above the average I.Q. for their age like myself. The students also create bad examples in my opinion for others such as using inappropriate language and not caring of their own actions. All in all some people may think this is a wonderful school but I think that is only because their children haven't experienced any other schools and their environment. I rate this school a 1 out of 5 for effort that the principal puts in the school but that is the only reason.

  • (5 years ago)

    my father and both me and my brother went to Dominguez and now my two boys are going I think Dominguez is a great school

  • (6 years ago)

    Both my kids went to Dominguez and they had wonderful experiences. The teachers cared for my children and provided quality education to them.

  • (7 years ago)

    My son was in K this year 2007-2008 and improved a lot in all areas. I was very happy with his teacher Ms. Lucero... grading her as 'A' teacher.

  • (7 years ago)

    I used to go their it was not a good school it was full of problems i remember that the teachers didn't care for me!!

  • (7 years ago)

    Great Principal the school however lacks quality teaching particularly for younger students.

  • (7 years ago)

    I had both of my kids go there and I also have worked there for 5 years. That school is a great school. The teachers communicate well and they do have help for the students. They offer after school and Saturday school. There is help if you ask for it or the teacher informs you that your child needs hel. They also have a music program .

  • (8 years ago)

    My son is only in kindergarten but I don't think dominguez elm. has a music program. From what I see the academic programs they have are ok. The parent involvement I don't think is much.

  • (11 years ago)

    Well my son is now in the 2nd grade repeated kindergarten but is advanced in reading. I like the Open Court program. But where is the homework help club? Or the tutoring when a child needs it or a parent requests it? That would make a world of difference.

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