Beechwood Elementary

Summary:

Beechwood Elementary is a public K-8 school in Fullerton, California, with an enrollment of 979 students. This high-performing school consistently ranks among the top elementary schools in the state, with strong academic achievement across all grade levels and student subgroups.

Beechwood Elementary stands out for its exceptional academic performance, with students significantly outperforming the Fullerton Elementary District and the state of California on standardized tests. In the 2022-2023 school year, 72.21% of Beechwood students were proficient or better in English Language Arts, compared to 57.48% for the district and 46.66% for the state. In Mathematics, 67.28% of Beechwood students were proficient or better, compared to 49.95% for the district and 34.62% for the state. The school's strong performance is particularly notable among its Hispanic student population, which ranks among the top elementary schools in California.

Beechwood Elementary also stands out for its diverse student population, with a racial makeup of 20.02% White, 31.97% Hispanic, and 38.71% Asian students. This diversity is a key differentiating factor compared to many nearby schools, such as Rolling Hills Elementary and Las Lomas Elementary, which tend to have more homogeneous student populations. Additionally, Beechwood has relatively low chronic absenteeism rates and a lower percentage of economically disadvantaged students compared to some nearby schools, suggesting effective strategies for student engagement and support.


Detail:

Public K-8

 780 Beechwood Ave.
       Fullerton, CA  92835-2777


(714) 447-2850

District: Fullerton Elementary

SchoolDigger Rank:
553rd of 5,868 California Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $5,847 Help


Students who attend Beechwood Elementary usually attend:

High:    Fullerton Union High

Student/teacher ratio:  23.1 Help
Number of students:  979

Racial breakdown:

Asian:
38.7%
Hispanic:
32.0%
White:
20.0%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  39.7% Help


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Compare Details Beechwood Elementary ranks better than 90.6% of elementary schools in California. It also ranks 5th 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 92.3. (See more...)
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Compare Details Beechwood Elementary ranks better than 91.6% of middle schools in California. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 92.1. (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 Beechwood Elementary has the largest elementary school student body size in the Fullerton Elementary School District. Student population at Beechwood Elementary is diverse. Racial makeup is: Asian (38.7%), Hispanic (32%), White (20%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 39.7% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Beechwood Elementary is 23.1, which is the 2nd 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 Beechwood Elementary is $5,847, which is the 6th highest among 17 elementary schools in the Fullerton Elementary School District.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Beechwood Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Beechwood Elementary 553rd of 5868 California public elementary schools. (See Beechwood Elementary in the ranking list.)

Elementary School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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SchoolDigger ranks Beechwood Elementary 236th of 2798 California public middle schools. (See Beechwood Elementary in the ranking list.)

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Fullerton Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Fullerton Elementary 508th of 1560 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Beechwood Elementary

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Rank History for all elementary school students at Beechwood Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 88.47 571st 4809 88.1%
2005 91.48 411th 4822 91.5%
2006 91.68 399th 4818 91.7%
2007 91.91 411th 5113 92.0%
2008 90.66 443rd 5113 91.3%
2009 91.61 376th 5193 92.8%
2010 93.72 212th 5314 96.0%
2011 95.13 118th 5377 97.8%
2012 93.82 166th 5390 96.9%
2013 94.34 154th 5530 97.2%
2015 94.60 350th 5611 93.8%
2016 94.33 353rd 5614 93.7%
2017 90.71 595th 5692 89.5%
2018 94.57 316th 5662 94.4%
2019 95.45 255th 5789 95.6%
2022 95.54 327th 5883 94.4%
2023 92.30 549th 5848 90.6%
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Rank History for elementary school Multi-racial students at Beechwood Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 75.65 72nd 339 78.8%
2019 82.52 46th 445 89.7%
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Rank History for elementary school English Language Learner students at Beechwood Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 97.05 65th 3275 98.0%
2023 98.02 46th 3240 98.6%
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Rank History for elementary school Low Socio Economic Status students at Beechwood Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 80.76 657th 5084 87.1%
2019 91.91 233rd 5173 95.5%
2022 92.51 258th 5264 95.1%
2023 89.84 394th 5355 92.6%
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Rank History for elementary school Female students at Beechwood Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 93.56 322nd 5413 94.1%
2019 94.96 229th 5492 95.8%
2022 95.19 286th 5635 94.9%
2023 91.51 530th 5595 90.5%
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Rank History for elementary school Male students at Beechwood Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 94.04 316th 5431 94.2%
2019 94.41 284th 5510 94.8%
2022 94.49 340th 5663 94.0%
2023 90.92 553rd 5627 90.2%
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Rank History for elementary school Asian students at Beechwood Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 71.79 328th 1071 69.4%
2019 76.71 213th 1149 81.5%
2022 75.47 261st 1154 77.4%
2023 71.81 355th 1183 70.0%
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Rank History for elementary school Hispanic students at Beechwood Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 93.88 169th 4830 96.5%
2019 93.97 163rd 4963 96.7%
2022 97.66 83rd 5084 98.4%
2023 92.42 264th 5079 94.8%
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Rank History for elementary school White students at Beechwood Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 79.70 460th 2737 83.2%
2019 78.93 499th 2834 82.4%
2022 80.14 438th 2726 83.9%
2023 72.71 707th 2659 73.4%
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Data source: test scores: California Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Rank History for Beechwood Elementary

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Rank History for all middle school students at Beechwood Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 90.29 119th 1804 93.4%
2007 84.29 229th 1999 88.5%
2008 89.05 127th 2005 93.7%
2009 95.21 15th 2063 99.3%
2010 94.05 30th 2179 98.6%
2011 93.17 31st 2236 98.6%
2012 91.94 44th 2259 98.1%
2013 91.75 53rd 2379 97.8%
2015 95.25 101st 2477 95.9%
2016 94.32 117th 2497 95.3%
2017 90.84 229th 2508 90.9%
2018 93.71 158th 2480 93.6%
2019 94.85 138th 2715 94.9%
2022 97.66 66th 2740 97.6%
2023 92.10 235th 2788 91.6%
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Rank History for middle school Low Socio Economic Status students at Beechwood Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 82.42 239th 2230 89.3%
2019 92.47 113th 2369 95.2%
2022 93.95 92nd 2458 96.3%
2023 91.40 147th 2535 94.2%
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Rank History for middle school Female students at Beechwood Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 93.75 134th 2262 94.1%
2019 92.56 165th 2380 93.1%
2022 95.96 97th 2509 96.1%
2023 92.34 188th 2535 92.6%
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Rank History for middle school Male students at Beechwood Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 91.53 194th 2273 91.5%
2019 95.36 113th 2407 95.3%
2022 98.00 47th 2527 98.1%
2023 89.25 268th 2546 89.5%
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Rank History for middle school Asian students at Beechwood Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 76.22 154th 700 78.0%
2019 75.06 184th 745 75.3%
2022 81.83 85th 733 88.4%
2023 79.87 111th 717 84.5%
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Rank History for middle school Hispanic students at Beechwood Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 82.56 231st 2072 88.9%
2019 84.79 220th 2213 90.1%
2022 98.74 25th 2359 98.9%
2023 87.00 191st 2379 92.0%
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Rank History for middle school White students at Beechwood Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 87.42 111th 1496 92.6%
2019 90.20 76th 1602 95.3%
2022 88.21 97th 1555 93.8%
2023 76.64 302nd 1549 80.5%
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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.

Beechwood Elementary Test Scores
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Enrollment information for Beechwood Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2000 132 2 32 60 2 n/a n/a 0 228
2001 164 6 47 74 3 n/a n/a 0 294
2002 200 10 74 85 1 n/a n/a 0 370
2003 200 10 74 85 1 n/a n/a 0 370
2004 222 12 164 87 1 n/a n/a 0 486
2005 219 6 81 80 0 n/a n/a 8 394
2006 288 7 103 115 1 n/a n/a 21 535
2007 326 2 119 128 1 n/a n/a 49 625
2008 348 6 123 108 1 n/a n/a 0 586
2009 395 10 155 114 3 3 121 0 801
2010 413 11 206 172 1 2 68 0 873
2011 386 11 223 172 1 2 71 0 866
2012 356 9 241 176 2 1 90 0 875
2013 336 13 240 183 3 1 96 0 872
2014 320 15 256 195 2 1 68 0 857
2015 315 15 257 194 1 1 69 0 852
2016 299 17 275 203 1 1 72 0 868
2017 290 23 283 191 1 0 68 0 856
2018 250 20 284 231 0 0 96 0 881
2019 242 16 288 237 0 0 87 0 870
2020 229 20 298 233 0 0 89 0 869
2021 215 18 283 228 1 2 77 0 824
2022 186 16 302 224 1 2 69 0 800
2023 196 14 379 313 2 0 75 0 979

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 Beechwood Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2000 228 11.0 20.7 22.8
2001 294 14.0 21.0 15.6
2002 370 19.0 19.5 13
2003 370 19.0 19.5 13
2004 486 20.0 24.3 10.9
2005 394 18.0 21.9 14
2006 535 23.0 23.3 11.1
2007 625 28.0 22.3 7.5
2008 586 31.0 18.9 11.1
2009 801 31.5 21.4 9.5
2010 873 32.5 26.8 4.1
2011 866 n/a n/a 6.7
2012 875 34.0 25.6 n/a
2013 872 33.0 26.4 7.7
2014 857 31.2 27.4 7.2
2015 852 31.0 27.4 7.5
2016 868 31.0 28.0 10.1
2017 856 29.7 28.7 9.2
2018 881 29.7 29.6 12.1
2019 870 29.6 29.3 16.8
2020 869 n/a n/a 15.9
2021 824 30.9 26.6 17.1
2022 800 31.6 25.2 26
2023 979 42.2 23.1 39.7

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 Beechwood Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2000 228 11.0 20.7 22.8
2001 294 14.0 21.0 15.6
2002 370 19.0 19.5 13
2003 370 19.0 19.5 13
2004 486 20.0 24.3 10.9
2005 394 18.0 21.9 14
2006 535 23.0 23.3 11.1
2007 625 28.0 22.3 7.5
2008 586 31.0 18.9 11.1
2009 801 31.5 21.4 9.5
2010 873 32.5 26.8 4.1
2011 866 n/a n/a 6.7
2012 875 34.0 25.6 n/a
2013 872 33.0 26.4 7.7
2014 857 31.2 27.4 7.2
2015 852 31.0 27.4 7.5
2016 868 31.0 28.0 10.1
2017 856 29.7 28.7 9.2
2018 881 29.7 29.6 12.1
2019 870 29.6 29.3 16.8
2020 869 n/a n/a 15.9
2021 824 30.9 26.6 17.1
2022 800 31.6 25.2 26
2023 979 42.2 23.1 39.7

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

Beechwood Elementary

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionConditionalPolioHepatitis BVaricellaDTPMMR
201291.0%9.0%0.0%0.0%91.0%91.0%91.0%91.0%91.0%
201386.0%14.0%0.0%0.0%86.0%86.0%86.0%86.0%86.0%
201495.0%5.0%0.0%0.0%95.0%95.0%95.0%95.0%95.0%
201594.0%5.0%0.0%1.0%94.0%94.0%95.0%94.0%94.0%
201698.0%2.0%0.0%0.0%98.0%98.0%98.0%98.0%98.0%
2017≥98.0%≤2.0%≤2.0%≤2.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%
201897.0%0.0%0.0%2.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%97.0%
201995.0%2.0%2.0%95.0%97.0%95.0%95.0%95.0%
202096.5%3.5%0.0%96.5%96.5%

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

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $5,847

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Beechwood 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 255th of 5789 Elementary schoolsRanks 549th of 5848 Elementary schools
 5%
Ranks 138th of 2715 Middle schoolsRanks 235th of 2788 Middle schools
 3.3%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Beechwood Elementary)80.770.5
 10.2%
   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 (Beechwood Elementary)83.974
 9.8%
   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 (Beechwood Elementary)71.368
 3.3%
   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 (Beechwood Elementary)83.972.8
 11.1%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Fullerton Elementary)58.154.1
 4%
   4th Grade Mathematics (California)44.940.8
 4.1%
5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Beechwood Elementary)91.178.9
 12.2%
   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 (Beechwood Elementary)81.259.1
 22.1%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Fullerton Elementary)48.846.5
 2.4%
   5th Grade Mathematics (California)3833.4
 4.6%
5th Grade Science (Beechwood Elementary)7059.6
 10.4%
   5th Grade Science (Fullerton Elementary)4139.8
 1.2%
   5th Grade Science (California)31.731.9
 0.1%
6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Beechwood Elementary)78.170.1
 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 (Beechwood Elementary)6674.2
 8.3%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Fullerton Elementary)51.350.2
 1.1%
   6th Grade Mathematics (California)38.533.2
 5.3%
7th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Beechwood Elementary)84.573.8
 10.7%
   7th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Fullerton Elementary)58.763.8
 5.1%
   7th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)51.447.4
 3.9%
7th Grade Mathematics (Beechwood Elementary)79.667.2
 12.4%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Fullerton Elementary)47.450
 2.7%
   7th Grade Mathematics (California)37.933.2
 4.7%
8th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Beechwood Elementary)85.771.3
 14.4%
   8th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Fullerton Elementary)56.457.5
 1.1%
   8th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)49.445.7
 3.8%
8th Grade Mathematics (Beechwood Elementary)63.658.3
 5.4%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Fullerton Elementary)45.543.7
 1.8%
   8th Grade Mathematics (California)36.629.9
 6.7%
8th Grade Science (Beechwood Elementary)5742.1
 14.9%
   8th Grade Science (Fullerton Elementary)37.339.1
 1.8%
   8th Grade Science (California)30.828.8
 2.1%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students870979
 12.5%
African American1614
 12.5%
American Indian02
Asian288379
 31.6%
Hispanic237313
 32.1%
Pacific Islander00
White242196
 19%
Two or More Races8775
 13.8%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients16.8%39.7%
 23%


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Students at Beechwood Elementary are 39% Asian, 32% Hispanic, 20% White, 8% Two or more races, 1% African American.

In the 2022-23 school year, 979 students attended Beechwood Elementary.

Students who attend Beechwood Elementary usually go on to attend:

High : Fullerton Union High

Yes. Beechwood Elementary ranks in the top 9.4% of California elementary schools.


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