Brookhurst Elementary

Summary:

Brookhurst Elementary is a public elementary school in Garden Grove, California, serving around 410 students from kindergarten to 6th grade. The school is part of the Garden Grove Unified School District, which is ranked 392 out of 1,560 districts in California and has a 4-star rating.

Brookhurst Elementary stands out for its diverse student population, with a significant Hispanic (63.9%) and Asian (24.15%) representation, which is higher compared to nearby schools like Ernest O. Lawrence Elementary and Faylane Elementary. However, the school has experienced a concerning increase in chronic absenteeism, rising from 7.3% in 2017-2018 to 27.5% in 2022-2023, which is notably higher than the nearby schools. Academically, Brookhurst Elementary's performance, as measured by the Smarter Balanced Assessments, is generally lower than the district and state averages, with proficiency rates in English Language Arts and Mathematics below the benchmarks across all grade levels.

Brookhurst Elementary also has a high percentage of students (83.9%) receiving free or reduced-price lunch, indicating a relatively low socioeconomic status compared to the nearby schools, which range from 67.44% to 92.23% free or reduced-price lunch recipients. The school's performance varies significantly among different student subgroups, with English Language Learners ranking highly but other subgroups, such as Asian students and male students, performing lower. Additionally, Brookhurst Elementary's statewide ranking has declined over the years, suggesting that the school's performance has not kept pace with the improvements seen in other schools across the state.


Detail:

Public K-6

 9821 William Dalton Way
       Garden Grove, CA  92841-3841


(714) 663-6556

District: Garden Grove Unified

SchoolDigger Rank:
2490th of 5,874 California Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $12,522 Help


Students who attend Brookhurst Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Dr. Walter C. Ralston Intermediate

Student/teacher ratio:  25.5 Help
Number of students:  410

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
63.9%
Asian:
24.1%
White:
7.3%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  83.9% Help


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Compare Details Brookhurst Elementary ranks better than 57.6% of elementary schools in California. It also ranks 32nd among 44 ranked elementary schools in the Garden Grove Unified School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 50.81. (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 (63.9%), Asian (24.1%), White (7.3%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 83.9% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Brookhurst Elementary is 25.5. 31 elementary schools in the Garden Grove Unified School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Brookhurst Elementary is $12,522, which is the 8th highest among 44 elementary schools in the Garden Grove Unified School District.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Brookhurst Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Brookhurst Elementary 2490th of 5874 California public elementary schools. (See Brookhurst Elementary in the ranking list.)

Elementary School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


English Language Learner students:
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Garden Grove Unified:

SchoolDigger ranks Garden Grove Unified 394th of 1563 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Brookhurst Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Brookhurst Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 52.30 2045th 4809 57.5%
2005 45.54 2416th 4822 49.9%
2006 42.72 2577th 4818 46.5%
2007 47.05 2492nd 5113 51.3%
2008 36.18 3187th 5113 37.7%
2009 37.76 3194th 5193 38.5%
2010 50.94 2521st 5314 52.6%
2011 43.38 2997th 5377 44.3%
2012 60.51 2013th 5390 62.7%
2013 49.91 2700th 5530 51.2%
2015 34.48 3365th 5611 40.0%
2016 52.72 2360th 5614 58.0%
2017 57.26 2165th 5692 62.0%
2018 59.36 2064th 5662 63.5%
2019 62.90 1928th 5789 66.7%
2022 46.40 2734th 5883 53.5%
2023 50.81 2490th 5874 57.6%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Brookhurst Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 55.06 1037th 3246 68.1%
2019 65.58 660th 3275 79.8%
2022 63.05 666th 3311 79.9%
2023 61.33 736th 3250 77.4%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Brookhurst Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 73.27 1020th 5084 79.9%
2019 77.55 824th 5173 84.1%
2022 59.52 1713th 5264 67.5%
2023 61.72 1653rd 5374 69.2%
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Rank History for Female students at Brookhurst Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 70.71 1470th 5413 72.8%
2019 70.20 1486th 5492 72.9%
2022 60.92 1896th 5635 66.4%
2023 57.67 2054th 5617 63.4%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Brookhurst Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 24.18 1752nd 2128 17.7%
2019 39.74 1308th 2585 49.4%
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Rank History for Male students at Brookhurst Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 47.47 2604th 5431 52.1%
2019 55.40 2176th 5510 60.5%
2022 34.91 3379th 5663 40.3%
2023 43.42 2842nd 5650 49.7%
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Rank History for Asian students at Brookhurst Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 50.52 667th 1071 37.7%
2019 62.45 511th 1149 55.5%
2022 35.78 846th 1154 26.7%
2023 46.92 778th 1190 34.6%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Brookhurst Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 50.79 2175th 4830 55.0%
2019 49.20 2335th 4963 53.0%
2022 46.08 2451st 5084 51.8%
2023 49.40 2262nd 5098 55.6%
See the entire list of Best California Elementary Schools for Hispanic Students!

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 Brookhurst Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1993 111 2 99 58 3 n/a n/a 0 273
1994 134 5 115 81 0 n/a n/a 0 335
1995 151 8 154 95 2 n/a n/a 0 410
1996 151 8 154 95 2 n/a n/a 0 410
1997 178 11 231 143 1 n/a n/a 0 564
1998 182 15 229 165 1 n/a n/a 0 592
1999 155 17 237 176 2 n/a n/a 0 587
2000 149 26 250 208 2 n/a n/a 0 635
2001 140 20 248 244 2 n/a n/a 0 654
2002 119 20 210 282 2 n/a n/a 0 633
2003 119 20 210 282 2 n/a n/a 0 633
2004 97 16 189 282 0 n/a n/a 0 584
2005 79 14 165 279 0 n/a n/a 0 537
2006 62 13 179 273 0 n/a n/a 0 527
2007 60 9 182 282 0 n/a n/a 0 533
2008 53 10 163 260 n/a n/a n/a 0 486
2009 66 17 196 277 0 3 0 0 559
2010 68 14 179 268 1 2 1 0 533
2011 66 16 175 255 1 4 0 0 517
2012 57 14 172 261 1 4 9 0 518
2013 56 16 156 278 2 3 11 0 522
2014 64 9 158 258 1 3 6 0 499
2015 63 7 163 288 1 2 8 0 532
2016 58 2 133 295 1 1 16 0 506
2017 49 0 135 299 1 3 11 0 498
2018 36 2 124 288 0 2 12 0 464
2019 36 2 112 251 0 1 10 0 412
2020 34 2 97 251 0 1 12 0 397
2021 27 0 107 267 0 1 10 0 412
2022 28 5 106 237 0 1 12 0 389
2023 30 4 99 262 0 2 13 0 410

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 Brookhurst Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1993 273 10.0 27.3 51.6
1994 335 13.0 25.8 45.7
1995 410 17.0 24.1 45.4
1996 410 17.0 24.1 45.4
1997 564 23.0 24.5 58.9
1998 592 26.0 22.8 55.2
1999 587 26.0 22.6 55.9
2000 635 27.0 23.5 57.5
2001 654 30.0 21.8 59
2002 633 28.4 22.3 62.9
2003 633 28.4 22.3 62.9
2004 584 25.3 23.1 62.5
2005 537 23.3 23.0 63.3
2006 527 23.8 22.1 59.6
2007 533 24.8 21.5 67.5
2008 486 24.9 19.5 77.2
2009 559 24.0 22.4 74.8
2010 533 24.5 21.7 74.7
2011 517 n/a n/a 78.7
2012 518 21.0 24.6 n/a
2013 522 20.0 26.1 77.6
2014 499 20.0 24.9 84
2015 532 20.0 26.6 84.4
2016 506 20.0 25.3 80.2
2017 498 20.0 24.9 79.7
2018 464 20.0 23.2 80.2
2019 412 16.0 25.7 81.3
2020 397 n/a n/a 81.9
2021 412 16.2 25.4 78.9
2022 389 15.2 25.5 76.6
2023 410 16.0 25.5 83.9

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 Brookhurst Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1993 273 10.0 27.3 51.6
1994 335 13.0 25.8 45.7
1995 410 17.0 24.1 45.4
1996 410 17.0 24.1 45.4
1997 564 23.0 24.5 58.9
1998 592 26.0 22.8 55.2
1999 587 26.0 22.6 55.9
2000 635 27.0 23.5 57.5
2001 654 30.0 21.8 59
2002 633 28.4 22.3 62.9
2003 633 28.4 22.3 62.9
2004 584 25.3 23.1 62.5
2005 537 23.3 23.0 63.3
2006 527 23.8 22.1 59.6
2007 533 24.8 21.5 67.5
2008 486 24.9 19.5 77.2
2009 559 24.0 22.4 74.8
2010 533 24.5 21.7 74.7
2011 517 n/a n/a 78.7
2012 518 21.0 24.6 n/a
2013 522 20.0 26.1 77.6
2014 499 20.0 24.9 84
2015 532 20.0 26.6 84.4
2016 506 20.0 25.3 80.2
2017 498 20.0 24.9 79.7
2018 464 20.0 23.2 80.2
2019 412 16.0 25.7 81.3
2020 397 n/a n/a 81.9
2021 412 16.2 25.4 78.9
2022 389 15.2 25.5 76.6
2023 410 16.0 25.5 83.9

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

Brookhurst 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%
201397.0%1.0%0.0%1.0%97.0%99.0%99.0%97.0%97.0%
201499.0%0.0%0.0%1.0%99.0%100.0%100.0%99.0%99.0%
2015100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%
201697.0%1.0%0.0%1.0%97.0%99.0%99.0%99.0%97.0%
201796.0%0.0%0.0%1.0%97.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%96.0%97.0%
201895.0%0.0%0.0%2.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%97.0%
201995.0%2.0%0.0%95.0%97.0%≥98.0%95.0%≥98.0%
202196.0%0.0%1.3%97.3%96.0%

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

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $12,522

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Brookhurst 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 1928th of 5789 Elementary schoolsRanks 2490th of 5874 Elementary schools
 9.1%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Brookhurst Elementary)55.253.7
 1.5%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Garden Grove Unified)55.952.9
 3%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.543
 5.6%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Brookhurst Elementary)62.153.7
 8.4%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Garden Grove Unified)60.157
 3.1%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (California)50.245.1
 5.1%
4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Brookhurst Elementary)59.740.8
 18.9%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Garden Grove Unified)57.353.8
 3.5%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)49.543.7
 5.7%
4th Grade Mathematics (Brookhurst Elementary)48.436.7
 11.7%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Garden Grove Unified)57.753.9
 3.8%
   4th Grade Mathematics (California)44.940.8
 4.1%
5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Brookhurst Elementary)5047.2
 2.8%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Garden Grove Unified)60.158
 2.1%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)51.746.7
 5%
5th Grade Mathematics (Brookhurst Elementary)30.828.3
 2.5%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Garden Grove Unified)49.445.6
 3.9%
   5th Grade Mathematics (California)3833.4
 4.6%
5th Grade Science (Brookhurst Elementary)34.622.6
 12%
   5th Grade Science (Garden Grove Unified)35.638.1
 2.5%
   5th Grade Science (California)31.731.9
 0.1%
6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Brookhurst Elementary)5840.5
 17.5%
   6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Garden Grove Unified)60.457.5
 2.9%
   6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.544.2
 4.3%
6th Grade Mathematics (Brookhurst Elementary)48.631
 17.6%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Garden Grove Unified)5549.1
 5.9%
   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 Students412410
 0.5%
African American24
 100%
American Indian00
Asian11299
 11.6%
Hispanic251262
 4.4%
Pacific Islander12
 100%
White3630
 16.7%
Two or More Races1013
 30%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients81.3%83.9%
 2.6%


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Students who attend Brookhurst Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : Dr. Walter C. Ralston Intermediate

In the 2022-23 school year, 410 students attended Brookhurst Elementary.

Brookhurst Elementary ranks 2490th of 5874 California elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 3 stars out of 5.

Students at Brookhurst Elementary are 64% Hispanic, 24% Asian, 7% White, 3% Two or more races.


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