Ramona Elementary

Summary:

Ramona Elementary is a public elementary school in Bellflower, California, serving 485 students from kindergarten to 6th grade. The school is part of the Bellflower Unified School District, which has a 2-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Ramona Elementary stands out from nearby schools in several key ways. It has a significantly higher Hispanic student population (81.44%) compared to nearby schools, which range from 54.71% to 90.24% Hispanic students. The school also has a high chronic absenteeism rate, ranging from 12.6% to 46.2% over the past few years, much higher than the 25.2% to 46.0% range of nearby schools. Academically, Ramona Elementary's test scores in English Language Arts and Mathematics are consistently lower than the Bellflower Unified School District and California state averages. For example, in 2022-2023, the school's English Language Arts proficiency rate was 30.86%, compared to the district's 43.45% and the state's 46.66%.

Ramona Elementary's performance has declined over the years, with its statewide ranking dropping from 2,664 out of 5,789 California elementary schools in 2018-2019 to 3,912 out of 5,848 in 2022-2023. While the school shares a similar demographic profile with nearby schools like Abraham Lincoln and Major Lynn Mokler, it consistently underperforms them in key areas. Addressing the school's high chronic absenteeism and low test scores, particularly in Mathematics, will be crucial for Ramona Elementary to improve its overall outcomes and provide a high-quality education for its students.


Detail:

Public K-6

 9351 E. Laurel St.
       Bellflower, CA  90706-5615


(562) 804-6532

District: Bellflower Unified

SchoolDigger Rank:
3923rd of 5,868 California Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $8,381 Help


Students who attend Ramona Elementary usually attend:

High:    Bellflower High

Student/teacher ratio:  25.5 Help
Number of students:  485

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
81.4%
African American:
8.7%
Asian:
4.9%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  87.4% Help


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Compare Details Ramona Elementary ranks worse than 66.9% of elementary schools in California. It also ranks 7th 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 29.59. (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 (81.4%), African American (8.7%), Asian (4.9%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 87.4% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Ramona Elementary is 25.5. 7 elementary schools in the Bellflower Unified School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Ramona Elementary is $8,381. 5 elementary schools in the Bellflower Unified School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Ramona Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Ramona Elementary 3923rd of 5868 California public elementary schools. (See Ramona 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 Ramona Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Ramona Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 36.11 2865th 4809 40.4%
2005 24.84 3630th 4822 24.7%
2006 36.05 2932nd 4818 39.1%
2007 27.74 3719th 5113 27.3%
2008 26.97 3828th 5113 25.1%
2009 30.10 3706th 5193 28.6%
2010 29.67 3876th 5314 27.1%
2011 21.33 4583rd 5377 14.8%
2012 21.74 4534th 5390 15.9%
2013 22.36 4578th 5530 17.2%
2015 35.44 3294th 5611 41.3%
2016 34.27 3460th 5614 38.4%
2017 39.85 3117th 5692 45.2%
2018 40.83 3098th 5662 45.3%
2019 48.75 2664th 5789 54.0%
2022 34.62 3477th 5883 40.9%
2023 29.59 3912th 5848 33.1%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Ramona Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 77.15 404th 3246 87.6%
2019 82.93 274th 3275 91.6%
2022 51.81 1108th 3311 66.5%
2023 67.96 540th 3240 83.3%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Ramona Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 28.88 1700th 2416 29.6%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Ramona Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 55.30 2016th 5084 60.3%
2019 66.37 1392nd 5173 73.1%
2022 49.55 2303rd 5264 56.3%
2023 38.87 3143rd 5355 41.3%
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Rank History for Female students at Ramona Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 48.21 2584th 5413 52.3%
2019 54.16 2268th 5492 58.7%
2022 32.85 3504th 5635 37.8%
2023 27.33 4015th 5595 28.2%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Ramona Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 28.12 1531st 2128 28.1%
2019 44.50 1143rd 2585 55.8%
2022 30.66 1459th 2227 34.5%
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Rank History for Male students at Ramona Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 34.73 3360th 5431 38.1%
2019 43.67 2798th 5510 49.2%
2022 36.85 3210th 5663 43.3%
2023 32.52 3563rd 5627 36.7%
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Rank History for African American students at Ramona Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 38.01 409th 700 41.6%
2019 32.12 519th 747 30.5%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Ramona Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 57.60 1756th 4830 63.6%
2019 71.10 1111th 4963 77.6%
2022 43.94 2594th 5084 49.0%
2023 38.03 3052nd 5079 39.9%
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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.

Ramona Elementary Test Scores
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Enrollment information for Ramona Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 391 24 52 201 0 n/a n/a 0 668
1989 407 30 43 207 2 n/a n/a 0 689
1990 408 43 46 227 1 n/a n/a 0 725
1991 433 39 37 235 0 n/a n/a 0 744
1992 441 55 40 208 0 n/a n/a 0 744
1993 410 67 53 244 0 n/a n/a 0 774
1994 344 93 56 273 1 n/a n/a 0 767
1995 317 110 55 359 4 n/a n/a 0 845
1996 317 110 55 359 4 n/a n/a 0 845
1997 286 154 53 357 4 n/a n/a 0 854
1998 233 167 59 415 5 n/a n/a 0 879
1999 189 164 74 442 8 n/a n/a 0 877
2000 171 156 77 491 3 n/a n/a 13 911
2001 163 132 64 555 2 n/a n/a 13 929
2002 122 118 79 598 8 n/a n/a 0 925
2003 122 118 79 598 8 n/a n/a 0 925
2004 102 100 68 587 2 n/a n/a 20 879
2005 87 103 66 596 2 n/a n/a 25 879
2006 79 103 63 572 2 n/a n/a 36 855
2007 66 101 56 531 1 n/a n/a 38 793
2008 43 84 55 504 n/a n/a n/a 0 686
2009 45 98 40 491 2 6 32 0 714
2010 36 89 28 535 0 3 15 0 706
2011 30 83 21 564 0 11 22 0 731
2012 16 71 18 582 2 8 16 0 713
2013 19 67 20 565 0 8 14 0 693
2014 26 61 20 558 0 8 16 0 689
2015 19 71 25 511 0 9 10 0 645
2016 19 65 27 483 1 10 5 0 610
2017 15 72 28 450 2 8 6 0 581
2018 8 70 28 432 1 8 5 0 552
2019 13 67 27 412 1 9 5 0 534
2020 10 56 22 389 1 9 4 0 491
2021 11 55 19 372 1 7 2 0 467
2022 10 38 20 396 1 7 5 0 477
2023 8 42 24 395 1 7 8 0 485

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 Ramona Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 668 26.9 24.8 n/a
1989 689 26.0 26.5 n/a
1990 725 28.5 25.4 n/a
1991 744 27.5 27.0 n/a
1992 744 27.9 26.6 39.8
1993 774 28.6 27.1 42.9
1994 767 28.6 26.8 51
1995 845 30.0 28.2 57.3
1996 845 30.0 28.2 57.3
1997 854 37.0 23.1 63.7
1998 879 38.0 23.1 65
1999 877 38.8 22.6 71.6
2000 911 40.2 22.7 77.6
2001 929 42.0 22.1 74.8
2002 925 42.0 22.0 71.9
2003 925 42.0 22.0 71.9
2004 879 41.5 21.2 75.7
2005 879 40.0 22.0 79.5
2006 855 38.0 22.5 81.6
2007 793 34.8 22.8 84
2008 686 36.8 18.6 83.5
2009 714 32.0 19.3 79.6
2010 706 34.0 20.7 82.4
2011 731 n/a n/a 84
2012 713 24.0 29.7 85.4
2013 693 23.0 30.1 77.5
2014 689 23.0 29.9 89.8
2015 645 26.0 24.8 91.9
2016 610 24.0 25.4 83.4
2017 581 25.0 23.2 87.4
2018 552 22.0 25.0 90.6
2019 534 21.0 25.4 87.3
2020 491 n/a n/a 90
2021 467 19.1 24.4 88
2022 477 17.5 27.2 88.1
2023 485 19.0 25.5 87.4

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 Ramona Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 668 26.9 24.8 n/a
1989 689 26.0 26.5 n/a
1990 725 28.5 25.4 n/a
1991 744 27.5 27.0 n/a
1992 744 27.9 26.6 39.8
1993 774 28.6 27.1 42.9
1994 767 28.6 26.8 51
1995 845 30.0 28.2 57.3
1996 845 30.0 28.2 57.3
1997 854 37.0 23.1 63.7
1998 879 38.0 23.1 65
1999 877 38.8 22.6 71.6
2000 911 40.2 22.7 77.6
2001 929 42.0 22.1 74.8
2002 925 42.0 22.0 71.9
2003 925 42.0 22.0 71.9
2004 879 41.5 21.2 75.7
2005 879 40.0 22.0 79.5
2006 855 38.0 22.5 81.6
2007 793 34.8 22.8 84
2008 686 36.8 18.6 83.5
2009 714 32.0 19.3 79.6
2010 706 34.0 20.7 82.4
2011 731 n/a n/a 84
2012 713 24.0 29.7 85.4
2013 693 23.0 30.1 77.5
2014 689 23.0 29.9 89.8
2015 645 26.0 24.8 91.9
2016 610 24.0 25.4 83.4
2017 581 25.0 23.2 87.4
2018 552 22.0 25.0 90.6
2019 534 21.0 25.4 87.3
2020 491 n/a n/a 90
2021 467 19.1 24.4 88
2022 477 17.5 27.2 88.1
2023 485 19.0 25.5 87.4

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

Ramona Elementary

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionConditionalPolioHepatitis BVaricellaDTPMMR
201299.0%1.0%0.0%0.0%99.0%99.0%99.0%99.0%99.0%
201398.0%0.0%0.0%2.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%99.0%99.0%
201497.0%1.0%0.0%2.0%99.0%99.0%99.0%99.0%97.0%
201594.0%3.0%0.0%3.0%97.0%96.0%97.0%97.0%96.0%
201697.0%3.0%0.0%0.0%97.0%97.0%97.0%97.0%97.0%
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%
202297.1%0.0%2.9%97.1%97.1%97.1%97.1%97.1%

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

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $8,381

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Ramona Elementary

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 2664th of 5789 Elementary schoolsRanks 3912th of 5848 Elementary schools
 20.9%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Ramona Elementary)45.228.3
 16.9%
   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 (Ramona Elementary)51.437.3
 14.1%
   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 (Ramona Elementary)47.937.7
 10.2%
   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 (Ramona Elementary)40.936.2
 4.6%
   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 (Ramona Elementary)53.226.6
 26.6%
   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 (Ramona Elementary)31.714.1
 17.6%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Bellflower Unified)31.426.7
 4.6%
   5th Grade Mathematics (California)3833.4
 4.6%
5th Grade Science (Ramona Elementary)24.112.7
 11.4%
   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 (Ramona Elementary)52.830
 22.8%
   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 (Ramona Elementary)36.323.2
 13.1%
   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 Students534485
 9.2%
African American6742
 37.3%
American Indian11
Asian2724
 11.1%
Hispanic412395
 4.1%
Pacific Islander97
 22.2%
White138
 38.5%
Two or More Races58
 60%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients87.3%87.4%
 0.2%


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Students at Ramona Elementary are 81% Hispanic, 9% African American, 5% Asian, 2% White, 2% Two or more races, 1% Pacific Islander.

Ramona Elementary ranks 3923rd of 5868 California elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 2 stars out of 5.

In the 2022-23 school year, 485 students attended Ramona Elementary.

Students who attend Ramona Elementary usually go on to attend:

High : Bellflower High


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