Carver (Charles J.) Elementary

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Carver (Charles J.) Elementary is a public elementary school in Cerritos, California, serving students from kindergarten to 6th grade as part of the ABC Unified School District. With a diverse student population, Carver Elementary consistently outperforms the district and state in academic achievement, particularly among its African American, Hispanic, and English Language Learner students.

Carver Elementary's academic performance is a standout, with 70.53% of students proficient or better in English Language Arts/Literacy, compared to 64.39% for the district and 46.66% for the state. In Mathematics, 64.21% of Carver students are proficient or better, outpacing the district at 51.81% and the state at 34.62%. The school also excels in Science, with 61.76% of students proficient or better on the CAST assessment, significantly higher than the district and state averages. Notably, Carver Elementary ranks in the top 5% to 35% of California elementary schools for its performance among specific student subgroups.

While Carver Elementary generally outperforms nearby schools in the ABC Unified School District, such as Leal (Frank C.) Elementary, which ranks in the top 2% of California elementary schools, some nearby schools like Palms Elementary and Melbourne (Ella P.) Elementary have significantly lower academic performance and higher chronic absenteeism rates. Despite having a relatively high percentage of students from low-socioeconomic backgrounds, Carver Elementary has maintained its strong academic standing, making it a standout choice for families in the Cerritos area.


Detail:

Public K-6

 19200 East Ely St.
       Cerritos, CA  90703-7157


(562) 229-7840

District: ABC Unified

SchoolDigger Rank:
692nd of 5,874 California Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $5,835 Help


Students who attend Carver (Charles J.) Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Tetzlaff (Martin B.) Middle
High:    Cerritos High

Student/teacher ratio:  23.9 Help
Number of students:  529

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
42.5%
Asian:
35.0%
African American:
11.7%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  53.9% Help


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Compare Details Carver (Charles J.) Elementary ranks better than 88.2% of elementary schools in California. It also ranks 7th among 19 ranked elementary schools in the ABC Unified School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 90.31. (See more...)
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Chronic absenteeism in a high school refers to a situation where students repeatedly miss school, with the threshold often defined as missing 10% or more of school days for any reason, excused or unexcused.
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: Hispanic (42.5%), Asian (35%), African American (11.7%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 53.9% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Carver (Charles J.) Elementary is 23.9. 9 elementary schools in the ABC Unified School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Carver (Charles J.) Elementary is $5,835. 11 elementary schools in the ABC Unified School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Carver (Charles J.) Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Carver (Charles J.) Elementary 692nd of 5874 California public elementary schools. (See Carver (Charles J.) Elementary in the ranking list.)

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ABC Unified:

SchoolDigger ranks ABC Unified 380th of 1563 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Carver (Charles J.) Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Carver (Charles J.) Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 72.76 1200th 4809 75.0%
2005 59.04 1792nd 4822 62.8%
2006 63.38 1614th 4818 66.5%
2007 56.89 1974th 5113 61.4%
2008 57.33 1974th 5113 61.4%
2009 59.62 1937th 5193 62.7%
2010 67.05 1623rd 5314 69.5%
2011 67.08 1630th 5377 69.7%
2012 61.55 1962nd 5390 63.6%
2013 63.85 1896th 5530 65.7%
2015 89.61 634th 5611 88.7%
2016 90.16 609th 5614 89.2%
2017 90.30 625th 5692 89.0%
2018 87.16 789th 5662 86.1%
2019 85.55 882nd 5789 84.8%
2022 83.87 997th 5883 83.1%
2023 90.31 692nd 5874 88.2%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Carver (Charles J.) Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 92.40 140th 3246 95.7%
2019 95.90 86th 3275 97.4%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Carver (Charles J.) Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 86.68 422nd 5084 91.7%
2019 86.78 412th 5173 92.0%
2022 89.44 378th 5264 92.8%
2023 95.02 192nd 5374 96.4%
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Rank History for Female students at Carver (Charles J.) Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 80.21 1028th 5413 81.0%
2019 80.88 1033rd 5492 81.2%
2022 80.78 1075th 5635 80.9%
2023 85.63 860th 5617 84.7%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Carver (Charles J.) Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 82.82 292nd 2585 88.7%
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Rank History for Male students at Carver (Charles J.) Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 90.13 568th 5431 89.5%
2019 86.48 760th 5510 86.2%
2022 84.33 906th 5663 84.0%
2023 90.45 588th 5650 89.6%
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Rank History for Asian students at Carver (Charles J.) Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 86.01 19th 1071 98.2%
2019 65.43 466th 1149 59.4%
2022 69.03 412th 1154 64.3%
2023 81.37 126th 1190 89.4%
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Rank History for African American students at Carver (Charles J.) Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 88.56 45th 700 93.6%
2019 84.38 72nd 747 90.4%
2022 91.15 35th 663 94.7%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Carver (Charles J.) Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 88.76 355th 4830 92.7%
2019 91.08 255th 4963 94.9%
2022 85.27 536th 5084 89.5%
2023 92.92 242nd 5098 95.3%
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Data source: test scores: California Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

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Carver (Charles J.) Elementary Test Scores
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Enrollment information for Carver (Charles J.) Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 200 27 145 144 0 n/a n/a 0 516
1989 192 23 142 132 1 n/a n/a 0 490
1990 176 23 171 140 1 n/a n/a 0 511
1991 137 31 177 143 0 n/a n/a 0 488
1992 148 47 185 123 0 n/a n/a 0 503
1993 116 43 189 129 1 n/a n/a 0 478
1994 120 42 183 138 1 n/a n/a 0 484
1995 88 68 204 107 0 n/a n/a 0 467
1996 88 68 204 107 0 n/a n/a 0 467
1997 76 67 210 116 0 n/a n/a 0 469
1998 76 70 224 131 0 n/a n/a 0 501
1999 69 69 213 153 0 n/a n/a 0 504
2000 73 63 204 136 1 n/a n/a 0 477
2001 78 61 203 139 2 n/a n/a 0 483
2002 58 50 209 176 2 n/a n/a 0 495
2003 58 50 209 176 2 n/a n/a 0 495
2004 48 44 186 171 2 n/a n/a 0 451
2005 55 55 170 175 3 n/a n/a 0 458
2006 51 64 185 186 3 n/a n/a 12 501
2007 51 72 170 199 2 n/a n/a 9 503
2008 52 78 190 196 2 n/a n/a 0 518
2009 64 79 190 177 2 1 48 0 561
2010 72 81 177 201 1 2 19 0 553
2011 67 80 205 224 0 0 27 0 603
2012 56 71 206 231 1 1 28 0 594
2013 52 75 213 224 1 1 26 0 592
2014 52 76 207 252 4 2 26 0 619
2015 64 71 202 274 4 3 20 0 638
2016 50 74 195 280 4 3 17 0 623
2017 49 84 194 282 4 3 12 0 628
2018 39 82 201 290 6 1 13 0 632
2019 36 85 193 277 4 1 22 0 618
2020 36 75 188 274 5 1 30 0 609
2021 29 75 197 262 2 3 36 0 604
2022 44 90 310 383 3 8 55 0 893
2023 22 62 185 225 2 2 31 0 529

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Carver (Charles J.) Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 516 20.7 24.9 n/a
1989 490 22.3 21.9 n/a
1990 511 23.0 22.2 n/a
1991 488 22.4 21.7 n/a
1992 503 22.8 22.0 19.1
1993 478 23.0 20.8 26.8
1994 484 22.6 21.4 27.9
1995 467 23.0 20.3 33
1996 467 23.0 20.3 33
1997 469 24.0 19.5 27.7
1998 501 29.0 17.3 31.3
1999 504 30.0 16.8 35.5
2000 477 25.0 19.1 39.4
2001 483 23.6 20.5 43.1
2002 495 25.0 19.8 39.4
2003 495 25.0 19.8 39.4
2004 451 23.5 19.2 43.2
2005 458 22.0 20.8 44.1
2006 501 23.0 21.8 5.7
2007 503 24.0 21.0 42.7
2008 518 24.8 20.9 39.6
2009 561 25.0 21.6 35.8
2010 553 24.0 23.0 42.5
2011 603 n/a n/a 41.8
2012 594 22.5 26.4 n/a
2013 592 22.8 25.9 40.5
2014 619 22.0 28.1 40.4
2015 638 24.0 26.5 40.4
2016 623 23.0 27.0 43.7
2017 628 23.0 27.3 43.9
2018 632 24.0 26.3 46.7
2019 618 24.0 25.7 46.1
2020 609 n/a n/a 45
2021 604 24.0 25.1 52.3
2022 893 39.2 22.7 53
2023 529 22.1 23.9 53.9

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Carver (Charles J.) Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 516 20.7 24.9 n/a
1989 490 22.3 21.9 n/a
1990 511 23.0 22.2 n/a
1991 488 22.4 21.7 n/a
1992 503 22.8 22.0 19.1
1993 478 23.0 20.8 26.8
1994 484 22.6 21.4 27.9
1995 467 23.0 20.3 33
1996 467 23.0 20.3 33
1997 469 24.0 19.5 27.7
1998 501 29.0 17.3 31.3
1999 504 30.0 16.8 35.5
2000 477 25.0 19.1 39.4
2001 483 23.6 20.5 43.1
2002 495 25.0 19.8 39.4
2003 495 25.0 19.8 39.4
2004 451 23.5 19.2 43.2
2005 458 22.0 20.8 44.1
2006 501 23.0 21.8 5.7
2007 503 24.0 21.0 42.7
2008 518 24.8 20.9 39.6
2009 561 25.0 21.6 35.8
2010 553 24.0 23.0 42.5
2011 603 n/a n/a 41.8
2012 594 22.5 26.4 n/a
2013 592 22.8 25.9 40.5
2014 619 22.0 28.1 40.4
2015 638 24.0 26.5 40.4
2016 623 23.0 27.0 43.7
2017 628 23.0 27.3 43.9
2018 632 24.0 26.3 46.7
2019 618 24.0 25.7 46.1
2020 609 n/a n/a 45
2021 604 24.0 25.1 52.3
2022 893 39.2 22.7 53
2023 529 22.1 23.9 53.9

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.

Kindergarten Immunization Rates

Carver (Charles J.) Elementary

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionConditionalPolioHepatitis BVaricellaDTPMMR
201295.0%1.0%0.0%4.0%98.0%98.0%99.0%98.0%98.0%
201387.0%0.0%1.0%12.0%94.0%99.0%99.0%91.0%91.0%
201493.0%1.0%0.0%6.0%93.0%98.0%99.0%93.0%93.0%
201590.0%0.0%0.0%10.0%93.0%98.0%97.0%91.0%92.0%
201696.0%0.0%0.0%1.0%96.0%97.0%97.0%96.0%96.0%
2017≥99.0%≤1.0%≤1.0%≤1.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%
2018≥99.0%≤1.0%≤1.0%≤1.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%
2019≥99.0%≤1.0%≤1.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%
202193.6%0.0%0.0%94.5%98.2%95.4%95.4%94.5%

Data source: California Department of Public Health
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Carver (Charles J.) Elementary

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $5,835

Data source: California Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Carver (Charles J.) Elementary

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 882nd of 5789 Elementary schoolsRanks 692nd of 5874 Elementary schools
 3.5%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Carver (Charles J.) Elementary)63.868.1
 4.4%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (ABC Unified)62.357
 5.2%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.543
 5.6%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Carver (Charles J.) Elementary)67.978.3
 10.4%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (ABC Unified)6462.2
 1.9%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (California)50.245.1
 5.1%
4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Carver (Charles J.) Elementary)6468.8
 4.8%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (ABC Unified)63.261.2
 2%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)49.543.7
 5.7%
4th Grade Mathematics (Carver (Charles J.) Elementary)63.263.8
 0.6%
   4th Grade Mathematics (ABC Unified)54.559
 4.5%
   4th Grade Mathematics (California)44.940.8
 4.1%
5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Carver (Charles J.) Elementary)73.670.6
 3%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (ABC Unified)65.364.5
 0.8%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)51.746.7
 5%
5th Grade Mathematics (Carver (Charles J.) Elementary)61.460.3
 1.1%
   5th Grade Mathematics (ABC Unified)4749.9
 2.9%
   5th Grade Mathematics (California)3833.4
 4.6%
5th Grade Science (Carver (Charles J.) Elementary)48.961.8
 12.9%
   5th Grade Science (ABC Unified)43.748.5
 4.8%
   5th Grade Science (California)31.731.9
 0.1%
6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Carver (Charles J.) Elementary)79.575
 4.5%
   6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (ABC Unified)67.362.7
 4.7%
   6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.544.2
 4.3%
6th Grade Mathematics (Carver (Charles J.) Elementary)71.854.4
 17.4%
   6th Grade Mathematics (ABC Unified)55.148.5
 6.6%
   6th Grade Mathematics (California)38.533.2
 5.3%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students618529
 14.4%
African American8562
 27.1%
American Indian42
 50%
Asian193185
 4.1%
Hispanic277225
 18.8%
Pacific Islander12
 100%
White3622
 38.9%
Two or More Races2231
 40.9%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients46.1%53.9%
 7.8%


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Students who attend Carver (Charles J.) Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : Tetzlaff (Martin B.) Middle
High : Cerritos High

Students at Carver (Charles J.) Elementary are 43% Hispanic, 35% Asian, 12% African American, 6% Two or more races, 4% White.

In the 2022-23 school year, 529 students attended Carver (Charles J.) Elementary.

Carver (Charles J.) Elementary ranks 692nd of 5874 California elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.


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