Niemes (John H.) Elementary

Summary:

Niemes (John H.) Elementary is a public elementary school in Artesia, California, serving students from kindergarten to 6th grade. The school has a diverse student population, with a high percentage of students from low socioeconomic backgrounds.

Academically, Niemes Elementary's performance is generally lower than the district and state averages across various grade levels and subject areas. In the 2022-2023 school year, the percentage of students proficient or better in English Language Arts/Literacy ranged from 39.56% to 50.59%, compared to the district's range of 57.04% to 64.47% and the state's range of 42.96% to 46.66%. In Mathematics, the percentage of students proficient or better ranged from 28.24% to 53.85%, compared to the district's range of 48.48% to 62.19% and the state's range of 33.19% to 45.11%. The school's performance in Science was also lower than the district and state. However, Niemes Elementary's Hispanic and English Language Learner (ELL) students have performed relatively better compared to other subgroups, with their rankings in the top quartile of California elementary schools.

Compared to nearby schools, Niemes Elementary's academic performance is generally lower than schools within the ABC Unified District, such as Burbank (Luther) Elementary and Elliott (William F) Elementary. However, Niemes Elementary outperforms some of the nearby schools in the Norwalk-La Mirada Unified District, such as Arturo Sanchez Elementary and Earl E. Edmondson Elementary. Interestingly, ABC Virtual Academy, a public virtual school within the ABC Unified District, has a higher percentage of students proficient or better in all subject areas compared to Niemes Elementary.


Detail:

Public K-6

 16715 Jersey Ave.
       Artesia, CA  90701-1750


(562) 229-7890

District: ABC Unified

SchoolDigger Rank:
2257th of 5,868 California Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $6,199 Help


Students who attend Niemes (John H.) Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Ross (Faye) Middle
High:    Gahr (Richard) High

Student/teacher ratio:  24.0 Help
Number of students:  649

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
77.8%
Asian:
9.9%
Two or more races:
5.7%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  74.7% Help


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Compare Details Niemes (John H.) Elementary ranks better than 61.5% of elementary schools in California. It also ranks 12th 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 55.42. (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 (77.8%), Asian (9.9%), two or more races (5.7%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 74.7% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Niemes (John H.) Elementary is 24. 10 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 Niemes (John H.) Elementary is $6,199, which is the 7th highest among 19 elementary schools in the ABC Unified School District.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Niemes (John H.) Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Niemes (John H.) Elementary 2257th of 5868 California public elementary schools. (See Niemes (John H.) Elementary in the ranking list.)

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ABC Unified:

SchoolDigger ranks ABC Unified 378th of 1560 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Niemes (John H.) Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Niemes (John H.) Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 36.60 2838th 4809 41.0%
2005 39.37 2756th 4822 42.8%
2006 24.33 3703rd 4818 23.1%
2007 37.47 3073rd 5113 39.9%
2008 35.07 3262nd 5113 36.2%
2009 46.27 2694th 5193 48.1%
2010 42.03 3053rd 5314 42.5%
2011 41.84 3104th 5377 42.3%
2012 50.14 2605th 5390 51.7%
2013 53.53 2471st 5530 55.3%
2015 47.50 2593rd 5611 53.8%
2016 44.71 2791st 5614 50.3%
2017 33.91 3520th 5692 38.2%
2018 32.46 3635th 5662 35.8%
2019 34.08 3609th 5789 37.7%
2022 48.55 2607th 5883 55.7%
2023 55.42 2250th 5848 61.5%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Niemes (John H.) Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 60.47 833rd 3246 74.3%
2019 47.18 1390th 3275 57.6%
2022 50.88 1154th 3311 65.1%
2023 62.63 682nd 3240 79.0%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Niemes (John H.) Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 72.22 441st 2416 81.7%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Niemes (John H.) Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 32.64 3578th 5084 29.6%
2019 34.38 3548th 5173 31.4%
2022 47.54 2428th 5264 53.9%
2023 59.51 1768th 5355 67.0%
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Rank History for Migrant students at Niemes (John H.) Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 74.69 7th 68 89.7%
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Rank History for Female students at Niemes (John H.) Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 32.42 3576th 5413 33.9%
2019 30.55 3779th 5492 31.2%
2022 45.57 2661st 5635 52.8%
2023 50.34 2383rd 5595 57.4%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Niemes (John H.) Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 55.69 668th 2128 68.6%
2019 47.12 1059th 2585 59.0%
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Rank History for Male students at Niemes (John H.) Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 34.94 3344th 5431 38.4%
2019 37.64 3221st 5510 41.5%
2022 50.75 2401st 5663 57.6%
2023 59.46 1970th 5627 65.0%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Niemes (John H.) Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 34.33 3254th 4830 32.6%
2019 37.65 3117th 4963 37.2%
2022 59.80 1652nd 5084 67.5%
2023 71.19 1115th 5079 78.0%
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Data source: test scores: California Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Enrollment information for Niemes (John H.) Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 147 19 84 279 1 n/a n/a 0 530
1989 190 16 90 239 0 n/a n/a 0 535
1990 198 9 99 202 0 n/a n/a 0 508
1991 222 19 96 198 0 n/a n/a 0 535
1992 220 23 108 235 0 n/a n/a 0 586
1993 214 26 109 262 1 n/a n/a 0 612
1994 173 38 126 270 0 n/a n/a 0 607
1995 161 43 106 340 7 n/a n/a 0 657
1996 161 43 106 340 7 n/a n/a 0 657
1997 142 49 103 361 1 n/a n/a 0 656
1998 120 42 107 380 0 n/a n/a 0 649
1999 99 43 127 378 2 n/a n/a 0 649
2000 86 52 127 367 2 n/a n/a 0 634
2001 74 49 119 387 2 n/a n/a 8 639
2002 59 34 127 425 1 n/a n/a 0 646
2003 59 34 127 425 1 n/a n/a 0 646
2004 43 35 108 429 2 n/a n/a 1 618
2005 43 34 118 435 2 n/a n/a 2 634
2006 30 31 125 422 2 n/a n/a 12 622
2007 28 27 132 430 0 n/a n/a 11 628
2008 28 31 128 414 n/a n/a n/a 0 601
2009 37 33 114 453 0 10 12 0 659
2010 46 42 99 447 0 9 6 0 649
2011 43 44 82 477 1 9 11 0 667
2012 38 35 78 509 0 6 18 0 684
2013 33 36 74 529 1 5 22 0 700
2014 26 37 74 536 2 2 15 0 692
2015 24 32 78 555 0 4 18 0 711
2016 15 34 75 568 0 3 20 0 715
2017 15 26 62 573 0 7 19 0 702
2018 13 38 58 576 1 8 21 0 715
2019 13 39 58 535 3 5 22 0 675
2020 15 33 59 542 1 4 25 0 679
2021 15 37 52 521 1 0 31 0 657
2022 16 30 55 513 0 0 34 0 648
2023 11 31 64 505 0 0 37 1 649

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

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Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Niemes (John H.) Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 530 21.0 25.2 n/a
1989 535 21.0 25.4 n/a
1990 508 20.0 25.4 n/a
1991 535 20.0 26.7 n/a
1992 586 20.3 28.8 45.9
1993 612 23.6 25.9 43
1994 607 22.0 27.6 54.4
1995 657 25.0 26.3 55.6
1996 657 25.0 26.3 55.6
1997 656 26.6 24.7 57.8
1998 649 33.5 19.4 62.4
1999 649 32.3 20.1 59.8
2000 634 28.0 22.6 57.7
2001 639 31.0 20.6 62.9
2002 646 29.0 22.3 63.2
2003 646 29.0 22.3 63.2
2004 618 28.0 22.1 68.7
2005 634 29.0 21.9 73.9
2006 622 29.0 21.4 76.4
2007 628 29.0 21.7 72.9
2008 601 30.0 20.0 73.4
2009 659 29.0 22.0 72.5
2010 649 30.0 21.6 71.5
2011 667 n/a n/a 73.3
2012 684 26.7 25.5 n/a
2013 700 28.6 24.4 79
2014 692 26.1 26.5 76.6
2015 711 26.0 27.3 75
2016 715 26.0 27.5 75.2
2017 702 26.0 27.0 75.1
2018 715 26.0 27.5 70.9
2019 675 25.0 27.0 70.1
2020 679 n/a n/a 68.6
2021 657 28.0 23.4 76.6
2022 648 27.0 24.0 72.2
2023 649 27.0 24.0 74.7

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 Niemes (John H.) Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 530 21.0 25.2 n/a
1989 535 21.0 25.4 n/a
1990 508 20.0 25.4 n/a
1991 535 20.0 26.7 n/a
1992 586 20.3 28.8 45.9
1993 612 23.6 25.9 43
1994 607 22.0 27.6 54.4
1995 657 25.0 26.3 55.6
1996 657 25.0 26.3 55.6
1997 656 26.6 24.7 57.8
1998 649 33.5 19.4 62.4
1999 649 32.3 20.1 59.8
2000 634 28.0 22.6 57.7
2001 639 31.0 20.6 62.9
2002 646 29.0 22.3 63.2
2003 646 29.0 22.3 63.2
2004 618 28.0 22.1 68.7
2005 634 29.0 21.9 73.9
2006 622 29.0 21.4 76.4
2007 628 29.0 21.7 72.9
2008 601 30.0 20.0 73.4
2009 659 29.0 22.0 72.5
2010 649 30.0 21.6 71.5
2011 667 n/a n/a 73.3
2012 684 26.7 25.5 n/a
2013 700 28.6 24.4 79
2014 692 26.1 26.5 76.6
2015 711 26.0 27.3 75
2016 715 26.0 27.5 75.2
2017 702 26.0 27.0 75.1
2018 715 26.0 27.5 70.9
2019 675 25.0 27.0 70.1
2020 679 n/a n/a 68.6
2021 657 28.0 23.4 76.6
2022 648 27.0 24.0 72.2
2023 649 27.0 24.0 74.7

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

Niemes (John H.) Elementary

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionConditionalPolioHepatitis BVaricellaDTPMMR
201289.0%1.0%0.0%10.0%94.0%97.0%99.0%91.0%92.0%
201398.0%1.0%0.0%2.0%99.0%99.0%99.0%98.0%99.0%
201491.0%4.0%0.0%5.0%96.0%95.0%96.0%93.0%91.0%
201598.0%1.0%0.0%2.0%99.0%99.0%99.0%98.0%98.0%
201693.0%2.0%0.0%5.0%95.0%97.0%98.0%97.0%95.0%
2017≥99.0%≤1.0%≤1.0%≤1.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%
201895.0%0.0%0.0%1.0%98.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%95.0%97.0%
201994.0%0.0%0.0%96.0%97.0%≥99.0%95.0%96.0%
202098.3%0.0%0.9%
202196.3%0.0%0.0%96.3%98.2%96.3%98.2%96.3%
202298.3%0.0%0.0%

Data source: California Department of Public Health
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Niemes (John H.) Elementary

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $6,199

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Niemes (John H.) Elementary

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 3609th of 5789 Elementary schoolsRanks 2250th of 5848 Elementary schools
 23.9%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Niemes (John H.) Elementary)31.739.6
 7.9%
   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 (Niemes (John H.) Elementary)3453.9
 19.9%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (ABC Unified)6462.2
 1.9%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (California)50.245.1
 5.1%
3rd Grade Reading/Language Arts (Niemes (John H.) Elementary)18.230
 11.8%
   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 (Niemes (John H.) Elementary)47.847.3
 0.5%
   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 (Niemes (John H.) Elementary)32.244.6
 12.4%
   4th Grade Mathematics (ABC Unified)54.559
 4.5%
   4th Grade Mathematics (California)44.940.8
 4.1%
4th Grade Reading/Language Arts (Niemes (John H.) Elementary)7.519.2
 11.7%
   4th Grade Reading/Language Arts (ABC Unified)7.513.3
 5.8%
   4th Grade Reading/Language Arts (California)14.59.1
 5.5%
5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Niemes (John H.) Elementary)48.347.4
 0.9%
   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 (Niemes (John H.) Elementary)27.634.7
 7.1%
   5th Grade Mathematics (ABC Unified)4749.9
 2.9%
   5th Grade Mathematics (California)3833.4
 4.6%
5th Grade Science (Niemes (John H.) Elementary)27.632
 4.4%
   5th Grade Science (ABC Unified)43.748.5
 4.8%
   5th Grade Science (California)31.731.9
 0.1%
5th Grade Reading/Language Arts (Niemes (John H.) Elementary)3.18.7
 5.6%
   5th Grade Reading/Language Arts (ABC Unified)3.19.5
 6.4%
   5th Grade Reading/Language Arts (California)138.8
 4.2%
6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Niemes (John H.) Elementary)28.750.6
 21.9%
   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 (Niemes (John H.) Elementary)35.228.2
 7%
   6th Grade Mathematics (ABC Unified)55.148.5
 6.6%
   6th Grade Mathematics (California)38.533.2
 5.3%
6th Grade Reading/Language Arts (Niemes (John H.) Elementary)9.47.5
 1.9%
   6th Grade Reading/Language Arts (ABC Unified)9.412.1
 2.7%
   6th Grade Reading/Language Arts (California)17.217.8
 0.6%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students675649
 3.9%
African American3931
 20.5%
American Indian30
 100%
Asian5864
 10.3%
Hispanic535505
 5.6%
Pacific Islander50
 100%
White1311
 15.4%
Two or More Races2237
 68.2%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients70.1%74.7%
 4.7%


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Students at Niemes (John H.) Elementary are 78% Hispanic, 10% Asian, 6% Two or more races, 5% African American, 2% White.

Students who attend Niemes (John H.) Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : Ross (Faye) Middle
High : Gahr (Richard) High

Niemes (John H.) Elementary ranks 2257th of 5868 California elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 3 stars out of 5.

In the 2022-23 school year, 649 students attended Niemes (John H.) Elementary.


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