School Details

Van Deene Avenue Elementary School

826 West Javelin Street, Torrance, CA 90502
(310) 320-8680
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 373 students 18 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

58%
54%
56%
69%
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 average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

48%
40%
46%
68%
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 average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

66%
58%
65%
73%
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 average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

31%
53%
60%
41%
61%
65%
29%
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 average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

71%
49%
60%
61%
46%
55%

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 average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Van Deene Avenue Elementary School is a public elementary school in West Carson. The principal of Van Deene Avenue Elementary School is Cindy Miller. 373 students go to Van Deene Avenue Elementary School and identify as Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 24% of the Van Deene Avenue Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 68% of the 373 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Van Deene Avenue Elementary School is 18:1. Carson Street Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 73% 73%
White, non-Hispanic 7% 9%
Black, non-Hispanic 6% 11%
Pacific Islander 2% 0.3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 2% 646343%
Asian 13% 4%
Filipino 10% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.5% 0.3%
Unspecified 0.3% 0.7%
Multiracial 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 68% 75%
Limited English proficiency 24% 32%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Hello my name is mike Roberts. I attended this school in the 80's I was a skater with radek Oscar and the crew. Great school. Awesome memories..

  • (2 years ago)

    i went to this school and had a great experience. teachers were the best. they motivated me to become a doctor which i now am.

  • (3 years ago)

    My daughter attended this school for a year (second semester of 2nd grade and part of 3rd Grade). 2nd grade teacher was more caring about students. My daughter had a problem with another child at the schoo. The principal took action. Problem was solved. Too bad I have to move. The school is almost a mile from my apartment. This school is very small which is more manageable. Most schools have problems with their students because the students (themselves) have problems at home. They have no respect for other people or private property. Parents have the most responsibility on this matter however they try to blame the schools. My daughter has so far attended three different schools and she rans with the same problems. Education starts at home!

  • (4 years ago)

    hello great school. I used to go there. Patient teachers.. Miss the old carnivals though they used to have in the recess area.Now its a small thing by the cafeteria.

  • (5 years ago)

    I love the school and teachers. My kids have learned a lot and I know their teachers were always willing to help me them out.

  • (5 years ago)

    The school is in a safe residential area. The campus has a track field for the kids to run a library a computer lab and a great auditorium which the faculty used for a ten minute extra night time reading for the kids. The average number of sutudents may be below 20 per teacher. I was not sure to send my child to that school however; as the school year went by I started to get satisfied with the teachers performance. The school staff would have to improve their performance for me to rate them five stars.

  • (6 years ago)

    This school is the best for young kids that are tying to look for a good education nd a safe enviroment

  • (6 years ago)

    i am really happy of the progress my children have made in this school. all of the teachers really care about their students.

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Overall score

(based on 8 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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