El Centro Elementary


The El Centro Elementary School District in California serves 12 schools, including 10 elementary schools and 2 middle schools, with student populations ranging from 135 to 630. While the district as a whole is ranked 993 out of 1,560 school districts in the state and rated 2 out of 5 stars by SchoolDigger, a few standout schools within the district are worth highlighting.

At the top of the list is De Anza Magnet, which boasts the highest test scores across multiple grade levels and subjects compared to the district and state averages. For instance, in 8th grade English Language Arts, 55.71% of De Anza Magnet students were proficient or better, far exceeding the district average of 40.03% and the state average of 45.66%. Another high-performing school is Sunflower Elementary, where 51.67% of 6th graders were proficient or better in English Language Arts, compared to 38.33% for the district and 44.16% for the state. The Imperial Valley Home School Academy, a public charter school, stands out with the lowest chronic absenteeism rate at 0.0% and strong test scores, particularly in 8th grade English Language Arts (66.67% proficient or better).

However, the El Centro Elementary School District also faces some challenges, such as high rates of chronic absenteeism, with 7 out of 12 schools above 25%, and a high percentage of students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch, averaging 77.8% across all schools. Additionally, while some schools are performing well, others, such as Margaret Hedrick Elementary and Washington Elementary, are struggling to meet state and district averages, highlighting the need for targeted interventions and support to address the underlying factors contributing to these disparities.

District Detail

 1256 Broadway
El Centro, CA 92243-2317

 (760) 352-5712

SchoolDigger Rank:
995th of 1563 California districts

See the 2023 California District rankings!
Grades served: K-8
Students: 5,256

Primary Schools: 10
Middle Schools: 2
High Schools: 0
Alternative Schools: 0

SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the California Department of Education.

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