Furgeson (Venn W.) Elementary

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Furgeson (Venn W.) Elementary is a public elementary school in Hawaiian Gardens, California, serving 299 students from kindergarten to 6th grade as part of the ABC Unified School District.

Furgeson (Venn W.) Elementary faces significant academic challenges, consistently underperforming compared to the district and state averages on standardized tests. In 2022-2023, the school's proficiency rates ranged from 23.68% to 40.48% in English Language Arts and 17.39% to 31.58% in Math, while the district and state averages were significantly higher. The school's performance on the California Science Assessment is also below the district and state averages, with only 24.32% of students proficient or better. However, the school's performance for specific subgroups, such as Hispanic students and English Language Learners, is relatively stronger, suggesting targeted interventions may be yielding some positive results.

Furgeson (Venn W.) Elementary also faces high chronic absenteeism, with 20.9% of students chronically absent in 2022-2023, notably higher than the district and state averages. Additionally, the school has a very high percentage of students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch, ranging from 87.17% to 96.32%, indicating a high level of economic disadvantage among the student population. In contrast, nearby schools outside the ABC Unified District, such as Los Alamitos Elementary, Cubberley K-8, and the Cypress Elementary schools, demonstrate significantly higher academic achievement, with proficiency rates well above the state average.


Detail:

Public K-6

 22215 Elaine Ave.
       Hawaiian Gardens, CA  90716-1417


(562) 229-7855

District: ABC Unified

SchoolDigger Rank:
3799th of 5,874 California Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $7,890 Help


Students who attend Furgeson (Venn W.) Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Fedde (Pharis F.) Middle
High:    Artesia High

Student/teacher ratio:  19.9 Help
Number of students:  299

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
95.0%
Two or more races:
2.3%
African American:
1.0%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  96.3% Help


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Compare Details Furgeson (Venn W.) Elementary ranks worse than 64.7% of elementary schools in California. It also ranks 16th 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 31.03. (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 (95%), two or more races (2.3%), Asian (1%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 96.3% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the highest percentage in the ABC Unified School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Furgeson (Venn W.) Elementary is 19.9, which is the 3rd best among 19 elementary schools in the ABC Unified School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Furgeson (Venn W.) Elementary is $7,890, which is the highest among 19 elementary schools in the ABC Unified School District!
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Furgeson (Venn W.) Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Furgeson (Venn W.) Elementary 3799th of 5874 California public elementary schools. (See Furgeson (Venn W.) Elementary in the ranking list.)

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Hispanic students:


ABC Unified:

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


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Rank History for Furgeson (Venn W.) Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Furgeson (Venn W.) Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 15.97 4271st 4809 11.2%
2005 16.26 4236th 4822 12.2%
2006 15.15 4349th 4818 9.7%
2007 11.97 4827th 5113 5.6%
2008 23.63 4073rd 5113 20.3%
2009 24.04 4131st 5193 20.5%
2010 22.58 4417th 5314 16.9%
2011 30.03 3978th 5377 26.0%
2012 35.62 3554th 5390 34.1%
2013 50.47 2660th 5530 51.9%
2015 37.74 3153rd 5611 43.8%
2016 43.47 2873rd 5614 48.8%
2017 34.44 3481st 5692 38.8%
2018 46.43 2758th 5662 51.3%
2019 45.72 2835th 5789 51.0%
2022 35.81 3392nd 5883 42.3%
2023 31.03 3799th 5874 35.3%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Furgeson (Venn W.) Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 78.04 385th 3246 88.1%
2019 75.47 402nd 3275 87.7%
2022 48.27 1298th 3311 60.8%
2023 45.77 1436th 3250 55.8%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Furgeson (Venn W.) Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 63.42 1546th 5084 69.6%
2019 61.79 1647th 5173 68.2%
2022 48.62 2356th 5264 55.2%
2023 42.64 2859th 5374 46.8%
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Rank History for Migrant students at Furgeson (Venn W.) Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 66.82 18th 68 73.5%
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Rank History for Female students at Furgeson (Venn W.) Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 46.46 2690th 5413 50.3%
2019 42.99 2923rd 5492 46.8%
2022 30.59 3672nd 5635 34.8%
2023 27.39 4025th 5617 28.3%
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Rank History for Male students at Furgeson (Venn W.) Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 45.61 2692nd 5431 50.4%
2019 47.18 2596th 5510 52.9%
2022 40.78 2958th 5663 47.8%
2023 34.68 3435th 5650 39.2%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Furgeson (Venn W.) Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 61.34 1559th 4830 67.7%
2019 61.56 1603rd 4963 67.7%
2022 50.39 2173rd 5084 57.3%
2023 45.78 2509th 5098 50.8%
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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.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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Enrollment information for Furgeson (Venn W.) Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 62 3 28 555 5 n/a n/a 0 653
1989 57 2 31 601 5 n/a n/a 0 696
1990 50 4 25 600 5 n/a n/a 0 684
1991 40 7 21 663 3 n/a n/a 0 734
1992 37 15 27 665 10 n/a n/a 0 754
1993 34 17 19 676 4 n/a n/a 0 750
1994 33 7 15 650 3 n/a n/a 0 708
1995 25 3 20 677 3 n/a n/a 0 728
1996 25 3 20 677 3 n/a n/a 0 728
1997 22 3 19 672 6 n/a n/a 0 722
1998 14 1 11 664 9 n/a n/a 0 699
1999 10 3 6 674 10 n/a n/a 1 704
2000 8 3 5 646 7 n/a n/a 0 669
2001 6 6 11 666 6 n/a n/a 2 697
2002 7 13 9 636 4 n/a n/a 0 669
2003 7 13 9 636 4 n/a n/a 0 669
2004 6 8 13 633 1 n/a n/a 1 662
2005 6 7 17 597 1 n/a n/a 2 630
2006 5 6 10 585 1 n/a n/a 3 610
2007 3 8 7 529 1 n/a n/a 3 551
2008 n/a 2 3 489 n/a n/a n/a 0 494
2009 0 1 5 463 0 0 0 0 469
2010 0 2 4 421 0 0 0 0 427
2011 1 1 3 403 0 0 0 0 408
2012 1 1 6 384 0 0 0 0 392
2013 2 1 5 383 0 0 0 0 391
2014 0 1 7 402 0 1 0 0 411
2015 3 2 9 409 0 1 1 0 425
2016 3 4 9 392 0 1 1 0 410
2017 4 3 10 399 0 0 1 0 417
2018 6 1 8 370 0 0 1 0 386
2019 5 2 8 362 0 0 2 0 379
2020 5 2 8 335 0 0 5 0 355
2021 7 2 8 321 0 0 5 0 343
2022 6 1 5 280 0 0 9 0 301
2023 2 3 3 284 0 0 7 0 299

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 Furgeson (Venn W.) Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 653 26.0 25.1 n/a
1989 696 27.5 25.3 n/a
1990 684 29.5 23.1 n/a
1991 734 28.0 26.2 n/a
1992 754 28.5 26.4 92.6
1993 750 29.5 25.4 92.8
1994 708 29.5 24.0 94.9
1995 728 32.5 22.4 94.9
1996 728 32.5 22.4 94.9
1997 722 34.5 20.9 94.9
1998 699 37.5 18.6 94
1999 704 37.5 18.8 93.5
2000 669 35.0 19.1 93
2001 697 34.0 20.5 96.8
2002 669 36.0 18.6 95.8
2003 669 36.0 18.6 95.8
2004 662 34.0 19.5 95.5
2005 630 34.0 18.5 94.9
2006 610 32.0 19.1 95.1
2007 551 30.3 18.2 94.5
2008 494 28.0 17.6 94.5
2009 469 23.0 19.5 94.2
2010 427 21.0 20.3 94.6
2011 408 n/a n/a 95.6
2012 392 18.6 21.0 n/a
2013 391 19.5 20.0 99.2
2014 411 17.0 24.1 97.6
2015 425 18.0 23.6 96.5
2016 410 17.0 24.1 96.6
2017 417 16.0 26.0 96.6
2018 386 16.0 24.1 97.7
2019 379 16.0 23.6 95.5
2020 355 n/a n/a 94.6
2021 343 15.0 22.8 87.2
2022 301 15.0 20.0 91.7
2023 299 15.0 19.9 96.3

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 Furgeson (Venn W.) Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 653 26.0 25.1 n/a
1989 696 27.5 25.3 n/a
1990 684 29.5 23.1 n/a
1991 734 28.0 26.2 n/a
1992 754 28.5 26.4 92.6
1993 750 29.5 25.4 92.8
1994 708 29.5 24.0 94.9
1995 728 32.5 22.4 94.9
1996 728 32.5 22.4 94.9
1997 722 34.5 20.9 94.9
1998 699 37.5 18.6 94
1999 704 37.5 18.8 93.5
2000 669 35.0 19.1 93
2001 697 34.0 20.5 96.8
2002 669 36.0 18.6 95.8
2003 669 36.0 18.6 95.8
2004 662 34.0 19.5 95.5
2005 630 34.0 18.5 94.9
2006 610 32.0 19.1 95.1
2007 551 30.3 18.2 94.5
2008 494 28.0 17.6 94.5
2009 469 23.0 19.5 94.2
2010 427 21.0 20.3 94.6
2011 408 n/a n/a 95.6
2012 392 18.6 21.0 n/a
2013 391 19.5 20.0 99.2
2014 411 17.0 24.1 97.6
2015 425 18.0 23.6 96.5
2016 410 17.0 24.1 96.6
2017 417 16.0 26.0 96.6
2018 386 16.0 24.1 97.7
2019 379 16.0 23.6 95.5
2020 355 n/a n/a 94.6
2021 343 15.0 22.8 87.2
2022 301 15.0 20.0 91.7
2023 299 15.0 19.9 96.3

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

Furgeson (Venn W.) Elementary

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionConditionalPolioHepatitis BVaricellaDTPMMR
2012100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%
201395.0%0.0%0.0%5.0%97.0%99.0%100.0%96.0%96.0%
201493.0%0.0%0.0%7.0%94.0%95.0%95.0%93.0%93.0%
201593.0%0.0%0.0%7.0%95.0%95.0%98.0%95.0%93.0%
2016100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%
2017≥98.0%≤2.0%≤2.0%≤2.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%
2018≥98.0%≤2.0%≤2.0%≤2.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%
2019≥98.0%≤2.0%≤2.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%
202194.7%0.0%0.0%96.5%94.7%96.5%96.5%

Data source: California Department of Public Health
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Furgeson (Venn W.) Elementary

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $7,890

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Furgeson (Venn W.) Elementary

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 2835th of 5789 Elementary schoolsRanks 3799th of 5874 Elementary schools
 15.7%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Furgeson (Venn W.) Elementary)47.123.7
 23.4%
   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 (Furgeson (Venn W.) Elementary)5131.6
 19.4%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (ABC Unified)6462.2
 1.9%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (California)50.245.1
 5.1%
3rd Grade Reading/Language Arts (Furgeson (Venn W.) Elementary)29.228.6
 0.6%
   3rd Grade Reading/Language Arts (ABC Unified)25.729.6
 3.9%
   3rd Grade Reading/Language Arts (California)13.88.7
 5.1%
4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Furgeson (Venn W.) Elementary)49.140.5
 8.6%
   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 (Furgeson (Venn W.) Elementary)27.131
 3.8%
   4th Grade Mathematics (ABC Unified)54.559
 4.5%
   4th Grade Mathematics (California)44.940.8
 4.1%
5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Furgeson (Venn W.) Elementary)51.232.4
 18.7%
   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 (Furgeson (Venn W.) Elementary)30.224.3
 5.9%
   5th Grade Mathematics (ABC Unified)4749.9
 2.9%
   5th Grade Mathematics (California)3833.4
 4.6%
5th Grade Science (Furgeson (Venn W.) Elementary)30.224.3
 5.9%
   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 (Furgeson (Venn W.) Elementary)53.730.4
 23.3%
   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 (Furgeson (Venn W.) Elementary)29.817.4
 12.4%
   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 Students379299
 21.1%
African American23
 50%
American Indian00
Asian83
 62.5%
Hispanic362284
 21.5%
Pacific Islander00
White52
 60%
Two or More Races27
 250%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients95.5%96.3%
 0.8%


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Students who attend Furgeson (Venn W.) Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : Fedde (Pharis F.) Middle
High : Artesia High

Students at Furgeson (Venn W.) Elementary are 95% Hispanic, 2% Two or more races, 1% African American, 1% Asian.

In the 2022-23 school year, 299 students attended Furgeson (Venn W.) Elementary.

Furgeson (Venn W.) Elementary ranks 3799th of 5874 California elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 2 stars out of 5.


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