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What are Los Angeles' top rated and most improved public elementary schools?

What are Los Angeles' top rated and most improved public elementary schools?
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By Hoodline - Published on August 20, 2019.

How do the public elementary schools in Los Angeles stack up?

We analyzed newly released data from Niche.com — including comprehensive report cards, rankings and reviews — to find out how schools in your area are performing and which have made the biggest leaps over the past year.

Frank Del Olmo Elementary School's overall rating improved the most among similar schools in Los Angeles, rising from a C- to a C+, according to data from Niche.

For the 2019-2020 school year, the school, located at 100 N. New Hampshire Ave., enrolls 796 students. Frank Del Olmo serves a somewhat diverse population: 86% of students identify as Hispanic. Niche graded the school a C+ for academics (on an A-D scale).

The overall ranking comes from Niche's proprietary algorithms. A school's ranking might change due to many factors, including the relative rankings of similar schools and whether a school gained or lost peers due to openings or closings. Other numbers come from current public data from the U.S. government.

Academically, 31% of Frank Del Olmo Elementary School's students scored as proficient or above in math, and 35% did so in reading. That's compared to city averages of 29% in math and 34% in reading. The school's improved overall rating is notable in that it serves a less-affluent population, with 86% of students qualifying for free or reduced lunch.

It's not the only school that's climbed Niche's rankings this year. Grand View Boulevard Elementary School saw its overall rating go from a C+ to a B. The school is located at 3951 Grand View Blvd. and currently serves 704 students, of whom 68% identify as Hispanic, 16% identify as white and 12% identify as black.

Niche graded Grand View Boulevard a B- for academics on an A-D scale. The school's latest math proficiency was at 36%, and reading proficiency was 45%.

One Hundred Eighteenth Street also improved, from C to B-. The school is located at 144 E. 118th St. and has 638 students currently enrolled, of whom 77% identify as Hispanic and 22% identify as black.

Niche graded One Hundred Eighteenth Street a C+ for academics on an A-D scale. Its latest math proficiency was at 35%, and reading proficiency was 35%. The school also serves a less-affluent community, with 91% of students qualifying for free or reduced lunch.

While some public elementary schools in Los Angeles are moving up the ranks, others are consistently top-rated overall, including:

  • Hancock Park Elementary School, with an overall rating of A-.
  • Warner Avenue Elementary School, with an A- rating overall.
  • Third Street Elementary School, rated A- overall.

Want more of the latest intel on Los Angeles schools? Hoodline also analyzed the latest Niche ratings for the city's public high schools.


This story was created automatically using data from Niche.com, then reviewed by an editor before publication. Click here for more about how and why Hoodline is automating local news. Got thoughts about what we're doing? Go here to share your feedback.