Golden Hill School for Creative & Performing Arts

Summary:

Golden Hill School for Creative & Performing Arts is an elementary school in Fullerton, California, serving students from kindergarten to 6th grade as part of the Fullerton Elementary District.

Golden Hill School consistently outperforms the Fullerton Elementary District and the state of California in academic assessments, with significantly higher percentages of students proficient or better in English Language Arts and Mathematics compared to district and state averages. For example, in 6th grade English Language Arts, Golden Hill had 55.56% proficiency compared to 55.92% for the district and 44.16% for the state. While the school has seen an increase in chronic absenteeism, reaching 16.7% in 2022-2023, it still performs better than some nearby schools like Woodcrest Elementary (23.5%) and Pacific Drive Elementary (21.7%). Additionally, Golden Hill School has a relatively lower percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch (33.28%) compared to many nearby schools.

Golden Hill School's consistent high performance, with a 4-star rating from SchoolDigger, is particularly notable given its diverse student population and the school's proximity to other top-ranked elementary schools in the Fullerton area, such as Laguna Road Elementary and Robert C. Fisler Elementary. While the school's student-teacher ratio of 28:1 is higher than some nearby schools, it remains within a reasonable range, and the school's strong performance, especially among certain subgroups, makes it a standout in the region.


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Public K-6

 732 Barris Dr.
       Fullerton, CA  92832-1002


(714) 447-7715

District: Fullerton Elementary

SchoolDigger Rank:
1087th of 5,874 California Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $4,885 Help


Students who attend Golden Hill School for Creative & Performing Arts usually attend:

Middle:    Nicolas Junior High
High:    Fullerton Union High

Student/teacher ratio:  28.0 Help
Number of students:  616

Racial breakdown:

White:
40.9%
Hispanic:
40.4%
Asian:
9.1%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  33.3% Help


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Compare Details Golden Hill School for Creative & Performing Arts ranks better than 81.5% of elementary schools in California. It also ranks 6th among 17 ranked elementary schools in the Fullerton Elementary School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 82.13. (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: White (40.9%), Hispanic (40.4%), Asian (9.1%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 33.3% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Golden Hill School for Creative & Performing Arts is 28. 11 elementary schools in the Fullerton Elementary School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Golden Hill School for Creative & Performing Arts is $4,885, which is the lowest among 17 elementary schools in the Fullerton Elementary School District!
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Golden Hill School for Creative & Performing Arts:

SchoolDigger ranks Golden Hill School for Creative & Performing Arts 1087th of 5874 California public elementary schools. (See Golden Hill School for Creative & Performing Arts in the ranking list.)

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Fullerton Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Fullerton Elementary 510th of 1563 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Golden Hill School for Creative & Performing Arts

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Rank History for all students at Golden Hill School for Creative & Performing Arts

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 74.96 1117th 4809 76.8%
2005 76.76 1064th 4822 77.9%
2006 82.28 863rd 4818 82.1%
2007 83.96 799th 5113 84.4%
2008 83.78 806th 5113 84.2%
2009 80.60 974th 5193 81.2%
2010 78.45 1075th 5314 79.8%
2011 77.29 1144th 5377 78.7%
2012 81.23 957th 5390 82.2%
2013 81.91 953rd 5530 82.8%
2015 86.09 817th 5611 85.4%
2016 81.96 1049th 5614 81.3%
2017 74.84 1342nd 5692 76.4%
2018 77.27 1249th 5662 77.9%
2019 71.99 1516th 5789 73.8%
2022 81.22 1134th 5883 80.7%
2023 82.13 1087th 5874 81.5%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Golden Hill School for Creative & Performing Arts

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 80.16 335th 3246 89.7%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Golden Hill School for Creative & Performing Arts

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 68.91 1244th 5084 75.5%
2019 61.05 1703rd 5173 67.1%
2022 88.55 411th 5264 92.2%
2023 84.56 589th 5374 89.0%
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Rank History for Female students at Golden Hill School for Creative & Performing Arts

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 69.23 1534th 5413 71.7%
2019 68.03 1600th 5492 70.9%
2022 77.76 1215th 5635 78.4%
2023 83.38 968th 5617 82.8%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Golden Hill School for Creative & Performing Arts

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 55.88 687th 2227 69.2%
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Rank History for Male students at Golden Hill School for Creative & Performing Arts

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 80.01 1058th 5431 80.5%
2019 71.95 1442nd 5510 73.8%
2022 80.83 1075th 5663 81.0%
2023 77.00 1225th 5650 78.3%
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Rank History for Asian students at Golden Hill School for Creative & Performing Arts

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 69.83 365th 1071 65.9%
2019 64.00 488th 1149 57.5%
2022 66.68 462nd 1154 60.0%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Golden Hill School for Creative & Performing Arts

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 70.68 1109th 4830 77.0%
2019 57.92 1796th 4963 63.8%
2022 74.76 946th 5084 81.4%
2023 79.61 753rd 5098 85.2%
See the entire list of Best California Elementary Schools for Hispanic Students!

Rank History for White students at Golden Hill School for Creative & Performing Arts

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 71.52 775th 2737 71.7%
2019 69.59 838th 2834 70.4%
2022 65.96 957th 2726 64.9%
2023 61.63 1062nd 2662 60.1%
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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 Golden Hill School for Creative & Performing Arts

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 279 14 12 152 0 n/a n/a 0 457
1989 308 16 18 185 1 n/a n/a 0 528
1990 304 12 18 204 0 n/a n/a 0 538
1991 344 12 22 183 0 n/a n/a 0 561
1992 370 18 27 192 2 n/a n/a 0 609
1993 374 16 17 202 0 n/a n/a 0 609
1994 366 18 14 206 0 n/a n/a 0 604
1995 362 9 13 204 0 n/a n/a 0 588
1996 362 9 13 204 0 n/a n/a 0 588
1997 391 5 31 205 0 n/a n/a 0 632
1998 401 6 30 233 0 n/a n/a 0 670
1999 415 7 33 249 1 n/a n/a 0 705
2000 380 31 44 223 3 n/a n/a 0 681
2001 435 1 44 224 5 n/a n/a 0 709
2002 386 8 77 190 0 n/a n/a 0 661
2003 386 8 77 190 0 n/a n/a 0 661
2004 388 7 98 181 0 n/a n/a 3 677
2005 386 4 89 200 1 n/a n/a 8 688
2006 361 24 84 229 1 n/a n/a 14 713
2007 347 7 75 243 1 n/a n/a 41 714
2008 343 12 85 213 2 n/a n/a 0 655
2009 304 5 78 225 2 1 87 0 702
2010 294 5 89 253 1 0 63 0 705
2011 311 3 83 283 2 0 69 0 751
2012 294 4 85 291 3 0 75 0 752
2013 293 4 91 284 4 1 62 0 739
2014 295 6 97 332 4 1 32 0 767
2015 272 5 99 339 6 1 31 0 753
2016 272 5 102 338 7 2 34 0 760
2017 284 5 88 333 6 2 40 0 758
2018 230 8 76 327 2 2 63 0 708
2019 254 5 80 290 2 1 55 0 687
2020 263 4 74 273 2 1 55 0 672
2021 231 11 74 248 2 1 57 0 624
2022 235 8 67 260 3 1 51 0 625
2023 252 7 56 249 2 1 49 0 616

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 Golden Hill School for Creative & Performing Arts

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 457 18.8 24.3 n/a
1989 528 19.8 26.6 n/a
1990 538 20.5 26.2 n/a
1991 561 22.2 25.2 n/a
1992 609 22.6 26.9 37.3
1993 609 22.5 27.1 31.2
1994 604 23.5 25.7 29.6
1995 588 21.6 27.2 31.6
1996 588 21.6 27.2 31.6
1997 632 26.0 24.3 29.9
1998 670 28.0 23.9 27.9
1999 705 29.0 24.3 36.2
2000 681 28.0 24.3 33.3
2001 709 28.0 25.3 31.3
2002 661 26.0 25.4 23
2003 661 26.0 25.4 23
2004 677 26.0 26.0 26.3
2005 688 27.0 25.5 23.7
2006 713 28.2 25.3 22.3
2007 714 28.0 25.5 25.1
2008 655 29.3 22.4 24.3
2009 702 27.4 23.2 23.1
2010 705 28.4 24.8 21.7
2011 751 n/a n/a 22.2
2012 752 27.5 27.3 n/a
2013 739 27.2 27.1 26.3
2014 767 27.0 28.4 26.7
2015 753 26.0 28.9 26.7
2016 760 26.0 29.2 28.9
2017 758 26.5 28.6 26.6
2018 708 25.0 28.3 28.1
2019 687 24.0 28.6 29.4
2020 672 n/a n/a 26
2021 624 24.0 26.0 27.4
2022 625 22.4 27.8 32.8
2023 616 22.0 28.0 33.3

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 Golden Hill School for Creative & Performing Arts

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 457 18.8 24.3 n/a
1989 528 19.8 26.6 n/a
1990 538 20.5 26.2 n/a
1991 561 22.2 25.2 n/a
1992 609 22.6 26.9 37.3
1993 609 22.5 27.1 31.2
1994 604 23.5 25.7 29.6
1995 588 21.6 27.2 31.6
1996 588 21.6 27.2 31.6
1997 632 26.0 24.3 29.9
1998 670 28.0 23.9 27.9
1999 705 29.0 24.3 36.2
2000 681 28.0 24.3 33.3
2001 709 28.0 25.3 31.3
2002 661 26.0 25.4 23
2003 661 26.0 25.4 23
2004 677 26.0 26.0 26.3
2005 688 27.0 25.5 23.7
2006 713 28.2 25.3 22.3
2007 714 28.0 25.5 25.1
2008 655 29.3 22.4 24.3
2009 702 27.4 23.2 23.1
2010 705 28.4 24.8 21.7
2011 751 n/a n/a 22.2
2012 752 27.5 27.3 n/a
2013 739 27.2 27.1 26.3
2014 767 27.0 28.4 26.7
2015 753 26.0 28.9 26.7
2016 760 26.0 29.2 28.9
2017 758 26.5 28.6 26.6
2018 708 25.0 28.3 28.1
2019 687 24.0 28.6 29.4
2020 672 n/a n/a 26
2021 624 24.0 26.0 27.4
2022 625 22.4 27.8 32.8
2023 616 22.0 28.0 33.3

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

Golden Hill School for Creative & Performing Arts

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionConditionalPolioHepatitis BVaricellaDTPMMR
201298.0%2.0%0.0%0.0%98.0%98.0%98.0%98.0%98.0%
201396.0%4.0%0.0%0.0%96.0%96.0%96.0%96.0%96.0%
201490.0%10.0%0.0%0.0%90.0%90.0%90.0%90.0%90.0%
201598.0%2.0%0.0%0.0%98.0%98.0%98.0%98.0%98.0%
201697.0%3.0%0.0%0.0%97.0%97.0%97.0%97.0%97.0%
201794.0%4.0%1.0%1.0%94.0%95.0%95.0%97.0%95.0%
201895.0%0.0%1.0%2.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%
201993.0%5.0%2.0%95.0%≥98.0%97.0%95.0%97.0%
202195.9%0.0%3.1%96.9%95.9%96.9%95.9%

Data source: California Department of Public Health
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Golden Hill School for Creative & Performing Arts

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $4,885

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Golden Hill School for Creative & Performing Arts

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 1516th of 5789 Elementary schoolsRanks 1087th of 5874 Elementary schools
 7.7%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Golden Hill School for Creative & Performing Arts)5071.4
 21.4%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Fullerton Elementary)53.554.2
 0.7%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.543
 5.6%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Golden Hill School for Creative & Performing Arts)60.978
 17.2%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Fullerton Elementary)58.155.9
 2.1%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (California)50.245.1
 5.1%
4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Golden Hill School for Creative & Performing Arts)60.451.1
 9.3%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Fullerton Elementary)57.654.3
 3.4%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)49.543.7
 5.7%
4th Grade Mathematics (Golden Hill School for Creative & Performing Arts)63.462.2
 1.1%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Fullerton Elementary)58.154.1
 4%
   4th Grade Mathematics (California)44.940.8
 4.1%
5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Golden Hill School for Creative & Performing Arts)71.468.6
 2.8%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Fullerton Elementary)61.158.9
 2.2%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)51.746.7
 5%
5th Grade Mathematics (Golden Hill School for Creative & Performing Arts)44.955.8
 10.9%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Fullerton Elementary)48.846.5
 2.4%
   5th Grade Mathematics (California)3833.4
 4.6%
5th Grade Science (Golden Hill School for Creative & Performing Arts)4945.4
 3.6%
   5th Grade Science (Fullerton Elementary)4139.8
 1.2%
   5th Grade Science (California)31.731.9
 0.1%
6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Golden Hill School for Creative & Performing Arts)56.855.6
 1.3%
   6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Fullerton Elementary)58.455.9
 2.5%
   6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.544.2
 4.3%
6th Grade Mathematics (Golden Hill School for Creative & Performing Arts)43.248.5
 5.3%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Fullerton Elementary)51.350.2
 1.1%
   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 Students687616
 10.3%
African American57
 40%
American Indian22
Asian8056
 30%
Hispanic290249
 14.1%
Pacific Islander11
White254252
 0.8%
Two or More Races5549
 10.9%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients29.4%33.3%
 3.9%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Golden Hill School for Creative & Performing Arts

In the 2022-23 school year, 616 students attended Golden Hill School for Creative & Performing Arts.

Golden Hill School for Creative & Performing Arts ranks 1087th of 5874 California elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.

Students at Golden Hill School for Creative & Performing Arts are 41% White, 40% Hispanic, 9% Asian, 8% Two or more races, 1% African American.

Students who attend Golden Hill School for Creative & Performing Arts usually go on to attend:

Middle : Nicolas Junior High
High : Fullerton Union High


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