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About This School

Wesley Gaines School is a public elementary school in Paramount. The principal of Wesley Gaines School is Linda Harju-Stevens, whose e-mail is lstevens@paramount.k12.ca.us. 423 students attend Wesley Gaines School and identify primarily as Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Asian. 70% of the Wesley Gaines School students are "limited in English proficiency." 97% of the 423 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Wesley Gaines School is 16:1. McKinley Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 91% 84%
Black, non-Hispanic 6% 10%
Asian 1% 0.9%
White, non-Hispanic 1% 2%
Multiracial 0.7% %
Unspecified 0.5% 0.3%
Filipino 0.2% 0.8%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.4%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.9%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 15966%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 97% 89%
Limited English proficiency 70% 41%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (4 years ago)

    Wesley Gaines is a Great School; this is my daughter s firs yr there. I have seen how she has improved academically and the principal Miss. Stevens and her teacher Miss. Armenta are very nice and caring. Also the staff in the STAR program are great my daughter loves her after school program.

  • (5 years ago)

    Although this school focuses on the standards for Language Arts Math and ELD many other IMPORTANT subjects are put on the back burner. These include writing science social studies art music and PE. The children only get to go on one field trip a year which is not enough.

  • (5 years ago)

    I love this school!! The whole staff there are very nice and loving towards the kids and parents. The principle is awsome!!

  • (8 years ago)

    The reading programs that this school offers is wonderful! My child is also doing much better with her math skills. There are not many extra-cirricular activities available through the schhol. I have attended a couple of PTA meetings and there were only a few parents there.

  • (8 years ago)

    My daughter loved this school. I believe there are alot of teachers that still teach because they want to and it this school you see that in. I personally liked the parent involvement. They only thing I did not like was morning staff not enough but overall B+++.

  • (10 years ago)

    You get out of an education what you put into it. My child did exceptionally well and we are pleased with his education. Some parents want the school to do it all--this school wants it to be a partnership. Thanks!

  • (10 years ago)

    As a parent of a kindergartner who is more than properly prepared I find this school to be inadequate and educationally bankrupt. If your child has a real thurst for knowledge if you can avoid this school please do. It will be worth it in the long run. Your child will thank you.

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