Ethel M. Evans Elementary

Summary:

Ethel M. Evans Elementary is a public elementary school in Garden Grove, California, serving 416 students from kindergarten to 6th grade. This diverse school stands out for its strong academic performance, particularly in supporting English Language Learners and students from low-income backgrounds.

Ethel M. Evans Elementary has a unique student population, with a high percentage of Hispanic (56.01%) and Asian (38.46%) students. The school consistently outperforms the state average in English Language Arts/Literacy and Mathematics, with 57.58% of students proficient or better in the 2022-2023 school year, compared to the state average of 46.66%. Notably, the school ranks in the top 5% of California elementary schools for its English Language Learner (ELL) student performance and the top 11% for its low-socioeconomic status (SES) student performance, indicating its ability to effectively support these student groups.

Compared to nearby schools like Sunnyside Elementary, Ethel M. Evans Elementary demonstrates stronger academic metrics. However, the school has seen an increase in chronic absenteeism, from 6.0% in 2018-2019 to 18.6% in 2022-2023, which is an area the school may want to address. Overall, Ethel M. Evans Elementary is a high-performing school that serves a diverse student population, including a significant number of low-income and ELL students, within the Garden Grove Unified school district.


Detail:

Public K-6

 12281 Nelson St.
       Garden Grove, CA  92840-3205


(714) 663-6558

District: Garden Grove Unified

SchoolDigger Rank:
1273rd of 5,874 California Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $12,135 Help


Students who attend Ethel M. Evans Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Dr. Walter C. Ralston Intermediate
High:    Garden Grove High

Student/teacher ratio:  23.0 Help
Number of students:  416

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
56.0%
Asian:
38.5%
White:
2.4%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  76.7% Help


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Compare Details Ethel M. Evans Elementary ranks better than 78.3% of elementary schools in California. It also ranks 15th 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 77.11. (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 (56%), Asian (38.5%), two or more races (2.4%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 76.7% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Ethel M. Evans Elementary is 23, which is the 15th best among 44 elementary schools in the Garden Grove Unified School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Ethel M. Evans Elementary is $12,135. 28 elementary schools in the Garden Grove Unified School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Ethel M. Evans Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Ethel M. Evans Elementary 1273rd of 5874 California public elementary schools. (See Ethel M. Evans Elementary in the ranking list.)

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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 Ethel M. Evans Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Ethel M. Evans Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 41.71 2558th 4809 46.8%
2005 41.65 2620th 4822 45.7%
2006 42.20 2601st 4818 46.0%
2007 43.97 2673rd 5113 47.7%
2008 34.28 3314th 5113 35.2%
2009 29.80 3724th 5193 28.3%
2010 33.99 3550th 5314 33.2%
2011 41.60 3122nd 5377 41.9%
2012 54.76 2340th 5390 56.6%
2013 52.27 2551st 5530 53.9%
2015 50.84 2401st 5611 57.2%
2016 64.50 1789th 5614 68.1%
2017 78.92 1171st 5692 79.4%
2018 80.64 1096th 5662 80.6%
2019 77.57 1267th 5789 78.1%
2022 74.60 1421st 5883 75.8%
2023 77.11 1273rd 5874 78.3%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Ethel M. Evans Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 65.83 669th 3246 79.4%
2019 75.56 398th 3275 87.8%
2022 85.28 226th 3311 93.2%
2023 90.16 138th 3250 95.8%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Ethel M. Evans Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 91.72 227th 5084 95.5%
2019 86.09 443rd 5173 91.4%
2022 81.35 701st 5264 86.7%
2023 84.56 590th 5374 89.0%
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Rank History for Female students at Ethel M. Evans Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 75.46 1266th 5413 76.6%
2019 73.82 1344th 5492 75.5%
2022 69.25 1555th 5635 72.4%
2023 78.18 1170th 5617 79.2%
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Rank History for Male students at Ethel M. Evans Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 81.40 1001st 5431 81.6%
2019 77.69 1188th 5510 78.4%
2022 76.36 1270th 5663 77.6%
2023 72.55 1389th 5650 75.4%
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Rank History for Asian students at Ethel M. Evans Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 57.63 581st 1071 45.8%
2019 56.97 617th 1149 46.3%
2022 63.93 523rd 1154 54.7%
2023 62.75 562nd 1190 52.8%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Ethel M. Evans Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 81.61 613th 4830 87.3%
2019 71.74 1078th 4963 78.3%
2022 62.35 1503rd 5084 70.4%
2023 74.27 989th 5098 80.6%
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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 Ethel M. Evans Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 268 8 97 80 1 n/a n/a 0 454
1989 272 8 81 70 4 n/a n/a 0 435
1990 261 8 97 113 0 n/a n/a 0 479
1991 269 7 106 150 4 n/a n/a 0 536
1992 240 8 139 181 4 n/a n/a 0 572
1993 246 4 138 230 4 n/a n/a 0 622
1994 245 6 146 230 9 n/a n/a 0 636
1995 209 6 185 309 4 n/a n/a 0 713
1996 209 6 185 309 4 n/a n/a 0 713
1997 169 5 128 311 2 n/a n/a 0 615
1998 156 3 126 305 1 n/a n/a 0 591
1999 138 4 122 329 0 n/a n/a 0 593
2000 132 4 118 347 1 n/a n/a 0 602
2001 105 6 117 367 1 n/a n/a 0 596
2002 94 4 151 329 0 n/a n/a 0 578
2003 94 4 151 329 0 n/a n/a 0 578
2004 85 4 161 340 3 n/a n/a 0 593
2005 71 2 158 360 4 n/a n/a 0 595
2006 61 2 164 348 5 n/a n/a 0 580
2007 51 3 183 358 4 n/a n/a 0 599
2008 59 6 176 352 2 n/a n/a 0 595
2009 48 6 157 339 4 8 0 0 562
2010 39 7 178 316 2 10 0 0 552
2011 35 5 173 313 2 12 0 0 540
2012 37 4 180 328 3 11 1 0 564
2013 31 5 168 306 2 2 2 0 516
2014 23 4 183 293 1 1 1 0 506
2015 23 4 186 322 1 1 5 0 542
2016 20 4 190 320 0 1 10 0 545
2017 10 3 191 310 0 1 8 0 523
2018 9 3 182 295 0 1 11 0 501
2019 8 2 197 275 1 1 9 0 493
2020 11 5 166 272 1 1 11 0 467
2021 15 4 160 270 1 0 8 0 458
2022 10 2 152 246 1 1 10 0 422
2023 10 3 160 233 0 0 10 0 416

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 Ethel M. Evans Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 454 16.0 28.3 n/a
1989 435 16.0 27.1 n/a
1990 479 19.0 25.2 n/a
1991 536 20.0 26.8 n/a
1992 572 20.3 28.1 51.6
1993 622 22.0 28.3 50.5
1994 636 23.0 27.7 53.6
1995 713 25.5 28.0 59.9
1996 713 25.5 28.0 59.9
1997 615 25.0 24.6 62.1
1998 591 26.0 22.7 55.8
1999 593 28.0 21.2 58.2
2000 602 26.0 23.2 57.8
2001 596 26.0 22.9 60.4
2002 578 26.5 21.8 64.9
2003 578 26.5 21.8 64.9
2004 593 25.5 23.3 62.7
2005 595 25.5 23.3 61.2
2006 580 25.5 22.7 59.5
2007 599 27.0 22.2 61.6
2008 595 28.0 21.3 65.7
2009 562 25.0 21.6 71.4
2010 552 24.1 22.8 74.8
2011 540 n/a n/a 74.1
2012 564 21.5 26.2 n/a
2013 516 20.5 25.1 74.6
2014 506 17.5 28.9 79.8
2015 542 19.0 28.5 75.6
2016 545 20.0 27.2 68.8
2017 523 20.0 26.1 71.3
2018 501 22.0 22.7 73.5
2019 493 18.5 26.6 66.7
2020 467 n/a n/a 72.2
2021 458 18.2 25.0 66.4
2022 422 17.0 24.7 70.6
2023 416 18.0 23.0 76.7

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 Ethel M. Evans Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 454 16.0 28.3 n/a
1989 435 16.0 27.1 n/a
1990 479 19.0 25.2 n/a
1991 536 20.0 26.8 n/a
1992 572 20.3 28.1 51.6
1993 622 22.0 28.3 50.5
1994 636 23.0 27.7 53.6
1995 713 25.5 28.0 59.9
1996 713 25.5 28.0 59.9
1997 615 25.0 24.6 62.1
1998 591 26.0 22.7 55.8
1999 593 28.0 21.2 58.2
2000 602 26.0 23.2 57.8
2001 596 26.0 22.9 60.4
2002 578 26.5 21.8 64.9
2003 578 26.5 21.8 64.9
2004 593 25.5 23.3 62.7
2005 595 25.5 23.3 61.2
2006 580 25.5 22.7 59.5
2007 599 27.0 22.2 61.6
2008 595 28.0 21.3 65.7
2009 562 25.0 21.6 71.4
2010 552 24.1 22.8 74.8
2011 540 n/a n/a 74.1
2012 564 21.5 26.2 n/a
2013 516 20.5 25.1 74.6
2014 506 17.5 28.9 79.8
2015 542 19.0 28.5 75.6
2016 545 20.0 27.2 68.8
2017 523 20.0 26.1 71.3
2018 501 22.0 22.7 73.5
2019 493 18.5 26.6 66.7
2020 467 n/a n/a 72.2
2021 458 18.2 25.0 66.4
2022 422 17.0 24.7 70.6
2023 416 18.0 23.0 76.7

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

Ethel M. Evans 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%
201399.0%0.0%1.0%0.0%99.0%99.0%99.0%99.0%99.0%
201492.0%0.0%0.0%8.0%94.0%100.0%100.0%95.0%99.0%
201598.0%0.0%0.0%2.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%99.0%99.0%
201699.0%0.0%0.0%1.0%99.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%
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≥95.0%≤5.0%≤5.0%≥95.0%≥95.0%≥95.0%≥95.0%≥95.0%

Data source: California Department of Public Health
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Ethel M. Evans Elementary

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $12,135

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Ethel M. Evans 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 1267th of 5789 Elementary schoolsRanks 1273rd of 5874 Elementary schools
 0.2%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Ethel M. Evans Elementary)52.647.5
 5.2%
   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 (Ethel M. Evans Elementary)60.557.6
 2.9%
   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 (Ethel M. Evans Elementary)66.353.5
 12.8%
   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 (Ethel M. Evans Elementary)65.260.3
 4.8%
   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 (Ethel M. Evans Elementary)67.176.9
 9.8%
   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 (Ethel M. Evans Elementary)6256.9
 5.2%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Garden Grove Unified)49.445.6
 3.9%
   5th Grade Mathematics (California)3833.4
 4.6%
5th Grade Science (Ethel M. Evans Elementary)45.655.8
 10.2%
   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 (Ethel M. Evans Elementary)62.554.8
 7.7%
   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 (Ethel M. Evans Elementary)5041.9
 8.1%
   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 Students493416
 15.6%
African American23
 50%
American Indian10
 100%
Asian197160
 18.8%
Hispanic275233
 15.3%
Pacific Islander10
 100%
White810
 25%
Two or More Races910
 11.1%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients66.7%76.7%
 9.9%


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Students who attend Ethel M. Evans Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : Dr. Walter C. Ralston Intermediate
High : Garden Grove High

Ethel M. Evans Elementary ranks 1273rd of 5874 California elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.

Students at Ethel M. Evans Elementary are 56% Hispanic, 38% Asian, 2% White, 2% Two or more races.

In the 2022-23 school year, 416 students attended Ethel M. Evans Elementary.


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