Orangethorpe Elementary

Summary:

Orangethorpe Elementary is a public elementary school in Fullerton, California, serving 504 students from kindergarten to 6th grade. The school is part of the Fullerton Elementary District, which has a 3-star rating out of 5 from SchoolDigger.

Orangethorpe Elementary faces significant academic challenges, with student performance on standardized tests lagging well behind the Fullerton Elementary District and the state of California averages. In the 2022-2023 school year, the percentage of students proficient or better in English Language Arts/Literacy ranged from 26.58% to 40.91%, compared to the district's range of 54.22% to 58.93%. In Mathematics, the proficiency rates ranged from 13.04% to 22.73%, compared to the district's 46.45% to 55.94%. The school's performance in Science is also notably lower than the district and state. Additionally, Orangethorpe Elementary has experienced a significant increase in chronic absenteeism, rising from 5.3% in 2018-2019 to 18.7% in the current school year.

Orangethorpe Elementary serves a high proportion of students from low-socioeconomic backgrounds, with 89.29% of students qualifying for free or reduced-price lunch, significantly higher than the nearby Henry (Patrick) Elementary, Woodcrest Elementary, and other schools within the Fullerton Elementary District. This high percentage of disadvantaged students likely contributes to the school's academic challenges and widening achievement gap compared to the district and state averages.


Detail:

Public K-6

 1400 South Brookhurst Rd.
       Fullerton, CA  92833-4493


(714) 447-7730

District: Fullerton Elementary

SchoolDigger Rank:
4441st of 5,874 California Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $5,527 Help


Students who attend Orangethorpe Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Nicolas Junior High

Student/teacher ratio:  25.2 Help
Number of students:  504

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
79.6%
White:
8.7%
Asian:
5.6%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  89.3% Help


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Compare Details Orangethorpe Elementary ranks worse than 75.6% of elementary schools in California. It also ranks 13th 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 24.14. (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 (79.6%), White (8.7%), Asian (5.6%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 89.3% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Orangethorpe Elementary is 25.2, which is the 6th best among 17 elementary schools in the Fullerton Elementary School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Orangethorpe Elementary is $5,527. 9 elementary schools in the Fullerton Elementary School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Orangethorpe Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Orangethorpe Elementary 4441st of 5874 California public elementary schools. (See Orangethorpe Elementary 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 Orangethorpe Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Orangethorpe Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 28.49 3333rd 4809 30.7%
2005 29.25 3331st 4822 30.9%
2006 28.32 3428th 4818 28.9%
2007 30.97 3497th 5113 31.6%
2008 25.16 3956th 5113 22.6%
2009 18.81 4513th 5193 13.1%
2010 34.28 3539th 5314 33.4%
2011 29.51 4025th 5377 25.1%
2012 26.17 4240th 5390 21.3%
2013 33.24 3797th 5530 31.3%
2015 25.40 4099th 5611 26.9%
2016 28.29 3900th 5614 30.5%
2017 22.94 4435th 5692 22.1%
2018 33.51 3566th 5662 37.0%
2019 27.42 4154th 5789 28.2%
2022 29.91 3873rd 5883 34.2%
2023 24.14 4441st 5874 24.4%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Orangethorpe Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 60.38 835th 3246 74.3%
2019 59.71 830th 3275 74.7%
2022 46.85 1375th 3311 58.5%
2023 45.88 1426th 3250 56.1%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Orangethorpe Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 28.08 1742nd 2420 28.0%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Orangethorpe Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 42.63 2844th 5084 44.1%
2019 35.41 3475th 5173 32.8%
2022 37.60 3210th 5264 39.0%
2023 27.95 4081st 5374 24.1%
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Rank History for Female students at Orangethorpe Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 36.00 3351st 5413 38.1%
2019 30.77 3770th 5492 31.4%
2022 23.28 4392nd 5635 22.1%
2023 24.19 4311th 5617 23.3%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Orangethorpe Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 23.24 1801st 2128 15.4%
2019 33.03 1625th 2585 37.1%
2022 43.57 971st 2227 56.4%
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Rank History for Male students at Orangethorpe Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 32.17 3534th 5431 34.9%
2019 25.53 4141st 5510 24.8%
2022 36.85 3211th 5663 43.3%
2023 25.14 4245th 5650 24.9%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Orangethorpe Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 38.97 2932nd 4830 39.3%
2019 31.29 3600th 4963 27.5%
2022 34.21 3356th 5084 34.0%
2023 29.50 3752nd 5098 26.4%
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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.

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Enrollment information for Orangethorpe Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 468 47 56 90 0 n/a n/a 0 661
1989 498 24 71 93 0 n/a n/a 0 686
1990 441 23 59 166 2 n/a n/a 0 691
1991 423 28 65 187 2 n/a n/a 0 705
1992 434 37 63 202 3 n/a n/a 0 739
1993 397 28 85 208 6 n/a n/a 0 724
1994 386 30 84 220 9 n/a n/a 0 729
1995 325 47 77 292 14 n/a n/a 0 755
1996 325 47 77 292 14 n/a n/a 0 755
1997 315 50 81 366 16 n/a n/a 0 828
1998 325 62 85 385 13 n/a n/a 0 870
1999 324 67 82 433 17 n/a n/a 0 923
2000 329 61 82 474 18 n/a n/a 0 964
2001 316 57 71 536 21 n/a n/a 0 1001
2002 278 56 84 553 10 n/a n/a 0 981
2003 278 56 84 553 10 n/a n/a 0 981
2004 239 47 77 562 10 n/a n/a 3 938
2005 187 34 73 581 7 n/a n/a 11 893
2006 178 45 65 593 5 n/a n/a 28 914
2007 155 33 54 600 2 n/a n/a 45 889
2008 131 27 51 561 1 n/a n/a 0 771
2009 117 24 48 530 1 1 65 0 786
2010 111 20 42 573 2 0 40 0 788
2011 101 21 48 564 0 2 38 0 774
2012 83 19 51 577 0 2 38 0 770
2013 61 17 51 546 0 2 27 0 704
2014 63 20 47 545 1 0 15 0 691
2015 69 17 59 546 4 1 12 0 708
2016 67 12 52 534 6 0 16 0 687
2017 67 12 39 516 6 3 23 0 666
2018 52 5 42 517 1 2 28 0 647
2019 52 3 40 493 1 4 27 0 620
2020 49 7 36 476 1 5 24 0 598
2021 74 6 52 431 1 5 28 0 597
2022 57 5 38 460 2 4 17 0 583
2023 44 5 28 401 2 3 21 0 504

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 Orangethorpe Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 661 30.0 22.0 n/a
1989 686 29.2 23.4 n/a
1990 691 30.6 22.5 n/a
1991 705 31.6 22.3 n/a
1992 739 32.1 23.0 35.9
1993 724 32.2 22.5 33
1994 729 30.8 23.7 39.2
1995 755 31.3 24.1 41.3
1996 755 31.3 24.1 41.3
1997 828 34.9 23.7 45.9
1998 870 41.5 21.0 44.1
1999 923 40.6 22.7 53.1
2000 964 42.6 22.6 52.2
2001 1001 44.0 22.8 54.8
2002 981 42.0 23.4 47.2
2003 981 42.0 23.4 47.2
2004 938 41.0 22.9 52
2005 893 40.2 22.2 61.5
2006 914 38.0 24.1 61.4
2007 889 41.0 21.7 66.4
2008 771 43.8 17.6 70.2
2009 786 36.4 19.9 64.8
2010 788 37.8 20.8 66
2011 774 n/a n/a 73
2012 770 29.7 25.9 n/a
2013 704 28.4 24.7 71.7
2014 691 26.9 25.6 76.7
2015 708 28.0 25.2 76.7
2016 687 26.0 26.4 76
2017 666 24.1 27.6 74.8
2018 647 25.1 25.7 57.3
2019 620 24.0 25.8 80.2
2020 598 n/a n/a 76.6
2021 597 24.0 24.8 71.9
2022 583 23.7 24.5 83.2
2023 504 20.0 25.2 89.3

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 Orangethorpe Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 661 30.0 22.0 n/a
1989 686 29.2 23.4 n/a
1990 691 30.6 22.5 n/a
1991 705 31.6 22.3 n/a
1992 739 32.1 23.0 35.9
1993 724 32.2 22.5 33
1994 729 30.8 23.7 39.2
1995 755 31.3 24.1 41.3
1996 755 31.3 24.1 41.3
1997 828 34.9 23.7 45.9
1998 870 41.5 21.0 44.1
1999 923 40.6 22.7 53.1
2000 964 42.6 22.6 52.2
2001 1001 44.0 22.8 54.8
2002 981 42.0 23.4 47.2
2003 981 42.0 23.4 47.2
2004 938 41.0 22.9 52
2005 893 40.2 22.2 61.5
2006 914 38.0 24.1 61.4
2007 889 41.0 21.7 66.4
2008 771 43.8 17.6 70.2
2009 786 36.4 19.9 64.8
2010 788 37.8 20.8 66
2011 774 n/a n/a 73
2012 770 29.7 25.9 n/a
2013 704 28.4 24.7 71.7
2014 691 26.9 25.6 76.7
2015 708 28.0 25.2 76.7
2016 687 26.0 26.4 76
2017 666 24.1 27.6 74.8
2018 647 25.1 25.7 57.3
2019 620 24.0 25.8 80.2
2020 598 n/a n/a 76.6
2021 597 24.0 24.8 71.9
2022 583 23.7 24.5 83.2
2023 504 20.0 25.2 89.3

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

Orangethorpe Elementary

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionConditionalPolioHepatitis BVaricellaDTPMMR
201296.0%0.0%0.0%4.0%96.0%96.0%96.0%96.0%96.0%
201389.0%11.0%0.0%0.0%89.0%89.0%89.0%89.0%89.0%
201497.0%3.0%0.0%0.0%97.0%97.0%97.0%97.0%97.0%
201599.0%1.0%0.0%0.0%99.0%99.0%99.0%99.0%99.0%
201698.0%0.0%0.0%2.0%98.0%99.0%100.0%98.0%98.0%
201797.0%0.0%0.0%3.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%97.0%≥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%
202197.3%1.3%0.0%
202289.3%0.0%0.0%93.2%97.1%92.2%91.3%91.3%

Data source: California Department of Public Health
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Orangethorpe Elementary

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $5,527

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Orangethorpe Elementary

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 4154th of 5789 Elementary schoolsRanks 4441st of 5874 Elementary schools
 3.8%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Orangethorpe Elementary)37.531.2
 6.3%
   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 (Orangethorpe Elementary)3219.7
 12.2%
   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 (Orangethorpe Elementary)32.540.9
 8.4%
   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 (Orangethorpe Elementary)31.322.7
 8.6%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Fullerton Elementary)58.154.1
 4%
   4th Grade Mathematics (California)44.940.8
 4.1%
5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Orangethorpe Elementary)40.931.9
 9%
   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 (Orangethorpe Elementary)22.613
 9.5%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Fullerton Elementary)48.846.5
 2.4%
   5th Grade Mathematics (California)3833.4
 4.6%
5th Grade Science (Orangethorpe Elementary)19.410.3
 9.1%
   5th Grade Science (Fullerton Elementary)4139.8
 1.2%
   5th Grade Science (California)31.731.9
 0.1%
6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Orangethorpe Elementary)43.326.6
 16.8%
   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 (Orangethorpe Elementary)18.917.7
 1.2%
   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 Students620504
 18.7%
African American35
 66.7%
American Indian12
 100%
Asian4028
 30%
Hispanic493401
 18.7%
Pacific Islander43
 25%
White5244
 15.4%
Two or More Races2721
 22.2%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients80.2%89.3%
 9.1%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Orangethorpe Elementary

In the 2022-23 school year, 504 students attended Orangethorpe Elementary.

Students at Orangethorpe Elementary are 80% Hispanic, 9% White, 6% Asian, 4% Two or more races.

Students who attend Orangethorpe Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : Nicolas Junior High

Orangethorpe Elementary ranks in the bottom 24.4% of California elementary schools.


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