School Details

Lydia Jackson Elementary School

8015 South Painter Avenue, Whittier, CA 90602
(562) 789-3160
4

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 503 students 19 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

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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
  • Whittier City Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

31%
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46%
49%
64%
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
  • Whittier City Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

61%
58%
65%
68%
71%
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
  • Whittier City Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

51%
59%
60%
50%
62%
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
  • Whittier City Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Lydia Jackson Elementary School is a public elementary school in Whittier. The principal of Lydia Jackson Elementary School is Mary Salcido. 503 children attend Lydia Jackson Elementary School and identify mostly as Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Unspecified. 38% of the Lydia Jackson Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 78% of the 503 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Lydia Jackson Elementary School is 19:1. Remnant Christian School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Computer arts
  • Orchestra

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 95% 89%
White, non-Hispanic 3% 5%
Unspecified 2% 4%
Multiracial 1% %
Asian 0.4% 0.6%
Black, non-Hispanic 0% 0.8%
Filipino 0% 0.4%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.1%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 6400%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 78% 69%
Limited English proficiency 38% 22%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    My daughter just started kindergarten here its only been her 3rd day and I already want her out (if only it was easy to transfer). My daughters teacher I've got nothing but positive comments about. As for the principal that woman is what makes me want my daughter out she is forever yelling the teachers even look scared of her can you imagine our children? As it is for most of these kindergartens school is new to them they come in scared some even crying. They want to see a nice face and be talked nice to so they can feel comfortable and a little better about staying they dont need to see or hear this mean lady that obviously doesn't know how to speak to children yelling at everyone people like her shouldn't be working with children..this school is not family friendly at all!

  • (2 years ago)

    My daughter was there for 3 years & did OK until she entered 3rd grade. She started failing even though I had tutors for her. I even held back from working to help her. She started acting out negatively. The teacher suggested I sign her up in counseling suggesting that is was a problem maybe at home. We attended the counseling til summer was over. I moved & now she attends Niel Armstrong Elementary. What a difference in her attitude & learning! At Lydia I heard about her failing in the last semester of school! At Armstrong I knew only 3 weeks into the school year. She brought over some bad habits from Lydia & wasn't used to her teacher at Armstrong checking her! At Lydia I made a weekly progress report to be more involved & help with My daughter I never received the reports back. Not pointing fingers because I don't really know the problem there. I will just say that Lydia classes are over filled with students. Her teacher was not able to be as involved and my daughter barley made it through. I'm able to work p/t now too. My daughter is doing so much more better & her attitude has changed drastically. Mrs Keo 1st and Mrs Gonzalez 2nd grd were great teachers & my baby did well!

  • (4 years ago)

    This is in regard to the parent of the two girls from the so called private school in Mexico unless you are willing to bring up your daughters up in a plastic bubble maybe it's time to move back to that perfect private school in Mexico. My child attends Jackson I am more concerned with the fantastic education my child receives than what a person on yard duty looks like looks like. As long as the tattoos are not obscene or offensive.Children will be expose to tattoos whether it be a custodian yard duty parent volunteer and yes even a teacher. Keep up the good work Jackson Staff.

  • (4 years ago)

    My daughters have only been in this school for 3 months. They come from a bilingual private school in Mexico; it is within th 50 best schools in all the country and I have always believed that the education in the US is excellent and that my daughters can continue having the best education here but it has been a shock for both my daughters an myself to be at Lydia Jackson. I believe that every person involved in school is a role model and having people with tatoos and peircings on their face being in charge of yard duty is not appropriate for kids at that age. I have asked for help to make the adapting process for my daughters easier but I still see no change. My girls have been picked and have lostinterest in school. I honestly do not see interest from the school staff.

  • (4 years ago)

    I totally and completely agree the parents were terrible and needed some corner time but parents aside we love my daughters kinder teacher Ms Assaad my daughter loves to learn and is brighter everyday we just need to work the parent thing out because they behaved like horrible children I was really amazed How can we change it

  • (4 years ago)

    My daughter is in Kinder and her teacher Ms Keo is great! She has learned so much and is challenged to learn more than expected which is great. I love the principal and think she is exactly what the school needs. We attended the winter program today and its sad that the parents listen worse than the children!

  • (5 years ago)

    My daughter is in kindergarten I like her teacher very much. I went one day and saw that the teacher started off the day with some quiet relaxing stretch exercises. This seem to calm the students down and get them ready for the day. I have put my name down to volunteer for all the classroom needs. I will start in October. I will come back and write a review on that experience. My daughter has seem to grow emensly academically since she started this school. I like that it is a small campus easier to keep track of what is going on and not to over whelming for the little ones

  • (5 years ago)

    I was surprised to see that my daughters teacher was very involved and helped me stay involved. I dont know what to expect from the future teachers however I do believe that parent involvement is crucial to the success of each student. Parent involvement is very crucial in homework if your child is going to do well. I konw that working parents have a hard time but teachers are not baby sitters and they have a full class to have teach everyday and can not give personal attention to those students who are below average in learning capabilities. my suggestion is that phone numbers be exchanced and emails if possible to stay in contact with teachers and the progress of your child. I like this school. It struggles with money for feild trips and extra curricular activities but over-all it is a descent school.

  • (6 years ago)

    This school has several teachers that can help u or ur child be in gate yet the school is very small and the principal is pretty strict. The school may not have much $ at times so dont expect many trips or programs .

  • (6 years ago)

    I have a son who attends here and to be quite honest I am not too happy with what this school has to offer. Being that the school is so small I would have expected teachers students and parents to have a tight fit bond; however that is not the case. Correct me if I'm wrong but when I was in elementary school there were holiday programs fitness games (Olympics) student elections fieldtrips and many more activities that involved both students and their parents. It just seems that the school does not make the time for extra-curricular activities; all of which provide learning and help shape a young student s school experience. To be honest the teaching quality is OK. I would like to see a better attempt from those in charge to incorporate a better cohesion between all parties involved.

  • (7 years ago)

    I am very unhappy with the leadership at this school.

  • (7 years ago)

    My son is in kinder at this school and so far so good. Yes in years past there was a lack of parent participation but things have changed the principal seems to be more involved with the kids parents and teachers. The only gripe I have is that all the important monthly meetings parents need to attend have been scheduled to happen right after school so where does that leave the working parents. I'm sure there are a few of working parents (like my self) that are not able to take the time off in the middle of the day to attend a meeting. If you want to me informed you need to attend 2 to 3 monthly meetings from the different committees in the school.

  • (9 years ago)

    My daughters attended this school and I wasn't particularly happy with the principal. The level of parent involvement is extremely low as was the parent/teacher communication.

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