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Stark differences for LAUSD elementary schools in the CORE accountability index

Craig Clough | April 26, 2016



As it was with middle schools, demographics contrast starkly at the top and bottom LA Unified elementary schools on the California Office to Reform Education’s (CORE) accountability index.

The schools with the lowest five scores are located in economically challenged neighborhoods and have higher levels of disabled students, English learners and non-white students. Like with middle schools, but not high schools, a majority of the top schools were located on the Westside and the San Fernando Valley. Seven schools accounted for the bottom five CORE scores due to ties, which also caused nine schools to have the top five scores.  

Latinos, who make up 74 percent of the entire district, made up 21 percent of the top schools, while there were 57 percent Latinos at the bottom schools. African-Americans, who make up 8 percent of the district, had 3 percent of top schools’ enrollment and 40 percent at the bottom schools.

White students, who make up 10 percent of the district, made up 47 percent of the top schools and 2 percent of the bottom schools. Asians, who make up 6 percent of all LA Unified students, were at 23 percent at the top schools and 0.14 percent at the bottom schools. 

Other subgroups saw wide disparities between the top and bottom schools. Students who qualified for free and reduced-price lunch made up 92 percent of the bottom schools and 25 percent of the top schools, while English learners made up 30 percent of the bottom schools and 9 percent of the top schools. Students with disabilities was a closer category, with 12 percent of the bottom schools and 8 percent of the top schools.

• Read previous CORE stories and school comparisons

BOTTOM SCHOOLS

Florence Griffith Joyner Elementary School (2015-16) 
1963 East 103rd St.
Los Angeles, 90002
CORE score: 15
Latino: 67%
African-American: 29%
White: 4%
Asian: 0%
English learners: 37%
Students with disabilities: 11%
Free and reduced lunch: 94%

Hillcrest Drive Elementary (2015-16)
4041 Hillcrest Dr.
Los Angeles, 90008
CORE score: 16
Latino: 49%
African-American: 46%
White: 2%
Asian: 0%
English learners: 34%
Students with disabilities: 13%
Free and reduced lunch: 81% (2014-15)

107th Street Elementary (2015-16) 
147 East 107th St.
Los Angeles, 90003
CORE score: 16
Latino: 73%
African-American: 25%
White: 1%
Asian: 0%
English learners: 44%
Students with disabilities: 8%
Free and reduced lunch: 89% (2014-15)

Century Park Elementary (2015-16)
10935 South Spinning Ave.
Inglewood, 90303
CORE score: 17
Latino: 33%
African-American: 65%
White: 1%
Asian: 0%
English learners: 17%
Students with disabilities: 11%
Free and reduced lunch: 83 (2014-15)

Annalee Avenue Elementary  (2014-15)
19410 South Annalee Ave.
Carson, 90746
CORE score: 17
Latino: 12%
African-American: 84%
White: 0%
Asian: 0%
English learners: 6%
Students with disabilities: 14%
Free and reduced lunch: 72%

Barton Hill Elementary (2014-15) 
423 North Pacific Ave.
San Pedro, 90731-2019
CORE score: 19
Latino: 82%
African-American: 14%
White: 2%
Asian: 1%
English learners: 37%
Students with disabilities: 14%
Free and reduced lunch: 93%

Cabrillo Avenue Elementary (2014-15)
732 South Cabrillo Ave.
San Pedro, 90731-3025
CORE score: 19
Latino: 84%
African-American: 9%
White: 4%
Asian: 1%
English learners:35%
Students with disabilities: 16%
Free and reduced lunch: 92%

BOTTOM SCHOOLS AVERAGES
Latino: 57%
African-American: 40%
White: 2%
Asian: 0.14%
English learners: 30%
Students with disabilities: 12%
Free and reduced lunch: 86%

TOP SCHOOLS

Solano Avenue Elementary (2015-16) 
615 Solano Ave.
Los Angeles, 90012
CORE score: 99
Latino: 46%
African-American: 2%
White: 3%
Asian: 45%
English learners: 18%
Students with disabilities: 7%
Free and reduced lunch: 69% (2014-15)

Clover Avenue Elementary (2015-16)
11020 Clover Ave.
Los Angeles, 90034
CORE score: 99
Latino: 16%
African-American: 5%
White: 29%
Asian: 43%
English learners: 14%
Students with disabilities: 4%
Free and reduced lunch: 20% (2014-15)

Porter Ranch Community School (2015-16) 
12450 Mason Ave.
Porter Ranch, 91326
CORE score: 99
Latino: 10%
African-American: 4%
White: 34%
Asian: 47%
English learners: 9%
Students with disabilities: 6%
Free and reduced lunch: 11% (2014-15)

Woodland Hills Elementary Charter for Enriched Studies (2014-15)
22201 San Miguel St.
Woodland Hills, 91364-3039
ORE score: 97
Latino: 9%
African-American: 3%
White: 72%
Asian: 9%
English learners: 2%
Students with disabilities: 8%
Free and reduced lunch: 10%

Wonderland Avenue Elementary (2014-15)
8510 Wonderland Ave.
Los Angeles, 90046-1451
CORE score: 97
Latino: 4%
African-American: 3%
White: 71%
Asian: 19%
English learners: 8%
Students with disabilities: 6%
Free and reduced lunch: 6%

Welby Way Elementary Charter (2014-15) 
23456 Welby Way
West Hills, 91307-3328
CORE score: 97
Latino: 12%
African-American: 4%
White: 43%
Asian: 32%
English learners: 4%
Students with disabilities: 6%
Free and reduced lunch: 11%

Roscomare Elementary Charter (2014-15) 
2425 Roscomare Road
Los Angeles, 90077
CORE score: 97
Latino: 3%
African-American: 3%
White: 80%
Asian: 7%
English learners: 1%
Students with disabilities: 9%
Free and reduced lunch: 6%

Clifford Street Elementary (2014-15) 
2150 Duane St.
Los Angeles, 90039
CORE score: 97
Latino: 82%
African-American: 2%
White: 12%
Asian: 2%
English learners: 25%
Students with disabilities: 17%
Free and reduced lunch: 85%

Canyon Charter Elementary (2014-15)
421 Entrada Dr.
Santa Monica, 90402
CORE score: 97
Latino: 4%
African-American: 3%
White: 79%
Asian: 4%
English learners: 2%
Students with disabilities: 7%
Free and reduced lunch: 3%

TOP SCHOOLS AVERAGES
Latino: 21%
African-American: 3%
White: 47%
Asian: 23%
English learners: 9%
Students with disabilities: 8%
Free and reduced lunch: 25%

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