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About This School

Lange (Dorothea) Elementary School is a public elementary school in Nipomo. The principal of Lange (Dorothea) Elementary School is Kathy Alberda, who can be contacted at kalberda@lmusd.org. 597 students attend Lange (Dorothea) Elementary School and identify primarily as Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 26% of the Lange (Dorothea) Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 58% of the 597 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Lange (Dorothea) Elementary School is 20:1. Dana Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 56% 34%
White, non-Hispanic 41% 55%
Multiracial 2% %
Unspecified 10% 7%
Asian 1% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.7% 10588%
Pacific Islander 0.5% 0.2%
Black, non-Hispanic 0.3% 1%
Filipino 0.2% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.4%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 58% 38%
Limited English proficiency 26% 16%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    After struggling with the truly awful schools in our previous city Lange is fantastic. The campus is less than 10 years old and very modern clean functional and kid-friendly. This is our kids' 2nd year here. I wish I list the names of the teachers because they're awesome. There are a number of ESL kids and that might be bringing the test scores down but I suspect the negative reviewer has some race issues. Lady - try going to school anywhere else! This is just about as good as public education gets in this anti-education-funding political climate. They got a new principal and I'm not a fan of bungee-leadership. Also the website is lame. Other than that it's a great school and we're grateful to be here.

  • (2 years ago)

    My daughter has 36 students in her class...unexcusable!!! Half the students can't speak english and the quality of education suffers just look at their performance on state tests. How can 1 teacher effectively teach 36 students.

  • (4 years ago)

    I love the staff and the families of Lange. It is an involved community that cares about the kids and their education.

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