Esther Lindstrom Elementary

Summary:

Esther Lindstrom Elementary is a public elementary school in Lakewood, California, serving students from kindergarten to 6th grade as part of the Bellflower Unified School District. The school has a diverse student population, with a racial makeup that has seen a gradual decrease in White students over the past few years.

Esther Lindstrom Elementary's student performance on standardized tests is generally on par with or slightly below the district and state averages, with proficiency rates ranging from 32.98% to 48.35% in English Language Arts and 25.93% to 42.86% in Mathematics. The school has also experienced a significant increase in chronic absenteeism, from 6.9% in 2020-2021 to 23% in 2022-2023, which is higher than the state average. Additionally, the school has a high percentage of students eligible for free and reduced-price lunch, ranging from 59.04% to 66.25%, indicating a relatively high proportion of students from low-socioeconomic backgrounds.

Compared to nearby schools, Esther Lindstrom Elementary's performance is generally lower, particularly in the areas of English Language Arts and Mathematics. For example, Intensive Learning Center, a school within the Bellflower Unified district, outperforms Esther Lindstrom Elementary in both ELA and Mathematics proficiency rates. Similarly, schools like MacArthur Elementary and Gompers, which are part of the Long Beach Unified district, have significantly higher proficiency rates than Esther Lindstrom Elementary.


Detail:

Public K-6

 5900 N. Canehill St.
       Lakewood, CA  90713-1251


(562) 804-6525

District: Bellflower Unified

SchoolDigger Rank:
2710th of 5,868 California Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $8,116 Help


Students who attend Esther Lindstrom Elementary usually attend:

High:    Mayfair High

Student/teacher ratio:  23.2 Help
Number of students:  557

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
46.9%
Asian:
14.0%
White:
13.3%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  66.2% Help


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Compare Details Esther Lindstrom Elementary ranks better than 53.8% of elementary schools in California. It also ranks 4th among 10 ranked elementary schools in the Bellflower Unified School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 46.68. (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 Student population at Esther Lindstrom Elementary is diverse. Racial makeup is: Hispanic (46.9%), Asian (14%), African American (13.3%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 66.2% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Esther Lindstrom Elementary is 23.2, which is the 5th best among 10 elementary schools in the Bellflower Unified School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Esther Lindstrom Elementary is $8,116. 7 elementary schools in the Bellflower Unified School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Esther Lindstrom Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Esther Lindstrom Elementary 2710th of 5868 California public elementary schools. (See Esther Lindstrom Elementary in the ranking list.)

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Bellflower Unified:

SchoolDigger ranks Bellflower Unified 819th of 1560 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Esther Lindstrom Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Esther Lindstrom Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 71.82 1237th 4809 74.3%
2005 70.66 1305th 4822 72.9%
2006 67.03 1464th 4818 69.6%
2007 68.13 1454th 5113 71.6%
2008 73.40 1259th 5113 75.4%
2009 74.54 1229th 5193 76.3%
2010 71.54 1395th 5314 73.7%
2011 71.30 1438th 5377 73.3%
2012 71.92 1419th 5390 73.7%
2013 73.68 1395th 5530 74.8%
2015 72.08 1411th 5611 74.9%
2016 69.05 1568th 5614 72.1%
2017 63.47 1862nd 5692 67.3%
2018 63.02 1917th 5662 66.1%
2019 59.79 2087th 5789 63.9%
2022 48.68 2598th 5883 55.8%
2023 46.68 2703rd 5848 53.8%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Esther Lindstrom Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 40.39 304th 445 31.7%
2022 27.13 475th 610 22.1%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Esther Lindstrom Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 68.98 564th 3275 82.8%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Esther Lindstrom Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 36.18 1378th 2416 43.0%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Esther Lindstrom Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 62.88 1576th 5084 69.0%
2019 56.92 1954th 5173 62.2%
2022 49.95 2279th 5264 56.7%
2023 44.13 2748th 5355 48.7%
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Rank History for Female students at Esther Lindstrom Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 65.51 1733rd 5413 68.0%
2019 64.04 1797th 5492 67.3%
2022 46.26 2623rd 5635 53.5%
2023 44.83 2706th 5595 51.6%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Esther Lindstrom Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 60.49 572nd 2128 73.1%
2019 38.77 1356th 2585 47.5%
2022 41.88 1013th 2227 54.5%
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Rank History for Military Connected students at Esther Lindstrom Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 30.70 95th 130 26.9%
2023 49.27 71st 140 49.3%
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Rank History for Male students at Esther Lindstrom Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 57.75 2033rd 5431 62.6%
2019 55.06 2198th 5510 60.1%
2022 50.40 2419th 5663 57.3%
2023 47.89 2559th 5627 54.5%
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Rank History for African American students at Esther Lindstrom Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 80.05 87th 700 87.6%
2019 84.89 69th 747 90.8%
2022 56.72 204th 663 69.2%
2023 64.93 171st 657 74.0%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Esther Lindstrom Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 59.72 1641st 4830 66.0%
2019 61.26 1616th 4963 67.4%
2022 58.88 1698th 5084 66.6%
2023 57.43 1795th 5079 64.7%
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Rank History for White students at Esther Lindstrom Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 50.33 1513th 2737 44.7%
2019 35.81 1965th 2834 30.7%
2022 21.78 2225th 2726 18.4%
2023 15.99 2319th 2659 12.8%
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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 Esther Lindstrom Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 520 17 59 74 0 n/a n/a 0 670
1989 519 13 57 68 0 n/a n/a 0 657
1990 543 23 64 84 0 n/a n/a 0 714
1991 540 33 72 92 1 n/a n/a 0 738
1992 500 41 82 103 4 n/a n/a 0 730
1993 491 53 100 126 4 n/a n/a 0 774
1994 500 34 107 130 1 n/a n/a 0 772
1995 522 70 134 173 6 n/a n/a 0 905
1996 522 70 134 173 6 n/a n/a 0 905
1997 478 88 147 185 8 n/a n/a 0 906
1998 469 80 157 203 6 n/a n/a 0 915
1999 493 83 136 195 0 n/a n/a 14 921
2000 490 97 144 209 0 n/a n/a 0 940
2001 495 102 166 236 3 n/a n/a 0 1002
2002 409 81 182 237 2 n/a n/a 1 912
2003 409 81 182 237 2 n/a n/a 1 912
2004 358 88 174 232 1 n/a n/a 52 905
2005 344 95 185 241 1 n/a n/a 87 953
2006 331 121 185 259 0 n/a n/a 4 900
2007 276 94 170 216 2 n/a n/a 100 858
2008 231 96 146 214 n/a n/a n/a 0 687
2009 241 110 134 208 2 10 160 0 865
2010 233 70 128 306 1 11 74 0 823
2011 223 77 124 333 0 15 62 0 834
2012 208 93 123 328 0 15 59 0 826
2013 203 87 139 362 0 15 56 0 862
2014 211 92 134 357 1 11 65 0 871
2015 215 106 139 358 2 14 48 0 882
2016 207 113 139 367 4 12 50 0 892
2017 180 114 132 372 8 12 54 0 872
2018 169 116 125 359 5 11 59 0 844
2019 158 112 110 343 5 8 59 0 795
2020 154 103 107 308 7 5 57 0 741
2021 123 83 87 268 6 4 54 0 625
2022 93 71 80 250 4 6 55 0 559
2023 74 74 78 261 4 7 59 0 557

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 Esther Lindstrom Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 670 26.0 25.7 n/a
1989 657 26.0 25.2 n/a
1990 714 26.4 27.0 n/a
1991 738 28.0 26.3 n/a
1992 730 28.5 25.6 16.7
1993 774 28.0 27.6 22.2
1994 772 28.0 27.6 24.1
1995 905 31.0 29.2 23
1996 905 31.0 29.2 23
1997 906 40.0 22.7 26.9
1998 915 40.0 22.9 26.1
1999 921 39.0 23.6 26.6
2000 940 41.0 22.9 25.3
2001 1002 45.0 22.3 26.2
2002 912 44.0 20.7 27.4
2003 912 44.0 20.7 27.4
2004 905 44.0 20.6 28.1
2005 953 42.0 22.7 31.8
2006 900 40.0 22.5 29
2007 858 38.0 22.6 33.1
2008 687 38.0 18.1 35.2
2009 865 37.0 22.8 36.4
2010 823 36.0 22.8 41.2
2011 834 n/a n/a 45.7
2012 826 31.4 26.3 45.5
2013 862 33.0 26.1 40.4
2014 871 31.0 28.0 48.9
2015 882 37.0 23.8 49
2016 892 37.0 24.1 48.7
2017 872 36.0 24.2 46.9
2018 844 34.0 24.8 50.1
2019 795 29.0 27.4 50.4
2020 741 n/a n/a 50.1
2021 625 25.2 24.7 59
2022 559 24.0 23.2 63.7
2023 557 24.0 23.2 66.2

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 Esther Lindstrom Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 670 26.0 25.7 n/a
1989 657 26.0 25.2 n/a
1990 714 26.4 27.0 n/a
1991 738 28.0 26.3 n/a
1992 730 28.5 25.6 16.7
1993 774 28.0 27.6 22.2
1994 772 28.0 27.6 24.1
1995 905 31.0 29.2 23
1996 905 31.0 29.2 23
1997 906 40.0 22.7 26.9
1998 915 40.0 22.9 26.1
1999 921 39.0 23.6 26.6
2000 940 41.0 22.9 25.3
2001 1002 45.0 22.3 26.2
2002 912 44.0 20.7 27.4
2003 912 44.0 20.7 27.4
2004 905 44.0 20.6 28.1
2005 953 42.0 22.7 31.8
2006 900 40.0 22.5 29
2007 858 38.0 22.6 33.1
2008 687 38.0 18.1 35.2
2009 865 37.0 22.8 36.4
2010 823 36.0 22.8 41.2
2011 834 n/a n/a 45.7
2012 826 31.4 26.3 45.5
2013 862 33.0 26.1 40.4
2014 871 31.0 28.0 48.9
2015 882 37.0 23.8 49
2016 892 37.0 24.1 48.7
2017 872 36.0 24.2 46.9
2018 844 34.0 24.8 50.1
2019 795 29.0 27.4 50.4
2020 741 n/a n/a 50.1
2021 625 25.2 24.7 59
2022 559 24.0 23.2 63.7
2023 557 24.0 23.2 66.2

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

Esther Lindstrom Elementary

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionConditionalPolioHepatitis BVaricellaDTPMMR
201294.0%1.0%0.0%5.0%94.0%98.0%98.0%95.0%96.0%
201394.0%2.0%0.0%4.0%95.0%94.0%95.0%95.0%95.0%
201494.0%2.0%0.0%5.0%97.0%98.0%98.0%97.0%97.0%
201594.0%0.0%0.0%7.0%94.0%96.0%97.0%94.0%95.0%
201691.0%0.0%1.0%8.0%94.0%94.0%93.0%92.0%92.0%
2017≥99.0%≤1.0%≤1.0%≤1.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%
201898.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%98.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%98.0%98.0%
201998.0%0.0%0.0%≥99.0%98.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%

Data source: California Department of Public Health
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Esther Lindstrom Elementary

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $8,116

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Esther Lindstrom Elementary

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 2087th of 5789 Elementary schoolsRanks 2703rd of 5848 Elementary schools
 10.2%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Esther Lindstrom Elementary)59.348.4
 10.9%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Bellflower Unified)49.936.3
 13.6%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.543
 5.6%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Esther Lindstrom Elementary)53.142.9
 10.2%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Bellflower Unified)50.236.7
 13.5%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (California)50.245.1
 5.1%
4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Esther Lindstrom Elementary)4733
 14%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Bellflower Unified)42.838.3
 4.5%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)49.543.7
 5.7%
4th Grade Mathematics (Esther Lindstrom Elementary)3934
 5%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Bellflower Unified)30.630.5
 0.1%
   4th Grade Mathematics (California)44.940.8
 4.1%
5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Esther Lindstrom Elementary)56.340.2
 16%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Bellflower Unified)49.940.2
 9.8%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)51.746.7
 5%
5th Grade Mathematics (Esther Lindstrom Elementary)35.925.9
 10%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Bellflower Unified)31.426.7
 4.6%
   5th Grade Mathematics (California)3833.4
 4.6%
5th Grade Science (Esther Lindstrom Elementary)37.530.5
 7%
   5th Grade Science (Bellflower Unified)25.524.3
 1.2%
   5th Grade Science (California)31.731.9
 0.1%
6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Esther Lindstrom Elementary)6045.8
 14.2%
   6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Bellflower Unified)4940.7
 8.3%
   6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.544.2
 4.3%
6th Grade Mathematics (Esther Lindstrom Elementary)44.433.7
 10.7%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Bellflower Unified)32.126.1
 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 Students795557
 29.9%
African American11274
 33.9%
American Indian54
 20%
Asian11078
 29.1%
Hispanic343261
 23.9%
Pacific Islander87
 12.5%
White15874
 53.2%
Two or More Races5959
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients50.4%66.2%
 15.8%


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Esther Lindstrom Elementary ranks 2710th of 5868 California elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 3 stars out of 5.

Students at Esther Lindstrom Elementary are 47% Hispanic, 14% Asian, 13% White, 13% African American, 11% Two or more races, 1% Pacific Islander.

In the 2022-23 school year, 557 students attended Esther Lindstrom Elementary.

Students who attend Esther Lindstrom Elementary usually go on to attend:

High : Mayfair High


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