Excelsior Elementary

Summary:

Excelsior Elementary is a public elementary school in Garden Grove, California, serving students from kindergarten to 6th grade as part of the Garden Grove Unified School District. With a diverse student population, Excelsior consistently outperforms the district and state in academic assessments, particularly in English Language Arts and Mathematics.

Excelsior Elementary's academic performance is exceptional, with 71.55% of students proficient or better in English Language Arts, compared to 58.48% for the district and 46.66% for the state. The school's 3rd-grade students excel, with 83.87% proficient or better in English Language Arts and 90.32% in Mathematics, significantly higher than the district and state averages. Excelsior also ranks in the top 5% of California elementary schools for Hispanic students, English Language Learners, and students from low socioeconomic backgrounds in these subjects.

While Excelsior's academic achievements are impressive, the school has seen a concerning increase in chronic absenteeism, rising from 2.7% in 2017-2018 to 19.0% in 2022-2023. Compared to nearby schools, Excelsior outperforms most in the Garden Grove Unified School District, with the exception of A.G. Cook Elementary, which ranks in the top 5% of California elementary schools. However, Excelsior's student population is more diverse, with a higher percentage of Asian students and a lower percentage of Hispanic students compared to some of its neighbors.


Detail:

Public K-6

 10421 Woodbury Rd.
       Garden Grove, CA  92843-3277


(714) 663-6106

District: Garden Grove Unified

SchoolDigger Rank:
892nd of 5,874 California Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $12,034 Help


Students who attend Excelsior Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Donald S. Jordan Intermediate
High:    Bolsa Grande High

Student/teacher ratio:  25.6 Help
Number of students:  436

Racial breakdown:

Asian:
65.1%
Hispanic:
30.3%
Two or more races:
2.3%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  84.2% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Excelsior Elementary ranks better than 84.8% of elementary schools in California. It also ranks 9th 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 86.42. (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: Asian (65.1%), Hispanic (30.3%), two or more races (2.3%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 84.2% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Excelsior Elementary is 25.6. 32 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 Excelsior Elementary is $12,034. 30 elementary schools in the Garden Grove Unified School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Excelsior Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Excelsior Elementary 892nd of 5874 California public elementary schools. (See Excelsior Elementary in the ranking list.)

Elementary School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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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 Excelsior Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Excelsior Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 68.67 1344th 4809 72.1%
2005 65.84 1519th 4822 68.5%
2006 71.53 1271st 4818 73.6%
2007 57.51 1950th 5113 61.9%
2008 67.67 1509th 5113 70.5%
2009 67.45 1563rd 5193 69.9%
2010 74.59 1256th 5314 76.4%
2011 75.29 1248th 5377 76.8%
2012 71.72 1429th 5390 73.5%
2013 67.92 1684th 5530 69.5%
2015 80.51 1093rd 5611 80.5%
2016 87.06 798th 5614 85.8%
2017 87.23 800th 5692 85.9%
2018 88.17 730th 5662 87.1%
2019 85.85 858th 5789 85.2%
2022 82.40 1072nd 5883 81.8%
2023 86.42 892nd 5874 84.8%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Excelsior Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 81.87 306th 3246 90.6%
2019 72.78 460th 3275 86.0%
2022 93.74 125th 3311 96.2%
2023 92.61 102nd 3250 96.9%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Excelsior Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 95.95 99th 5084 98.1%
2019 95.88 112th 5173 97.8%
2022 92.87 250th 5264 95.3%
2023 95.49 178th 5374 96.7%
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Rank History for Female students at Excelsior Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 89.56 589th 5413 89.1%
2019 82.83 934th 5492 83.0%
2022 74.14 1348th 5635 76.1%
2023 83.61 953rd 5617 83.0%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Excelsior Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 72.31 467th 2585 81.9%
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Rank History for Male students at Excelsior Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 83.55 899th 5431 83.4%
2019 85.99 785th 5510 85.8%
2022 86.63 800th 5663 85.9%
2023 86.50 792nd 5650 86.0%
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Rank History for Asian students at Excelsior Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 63.83 481st 1071 55.1%
2019 58.27 581st 1149 49.4%
2022 52.43 699th 1154 39.4%
2023 52.71 711th 1190 40.3%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Excelsior Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 75.47 875th 4830 81.9%
2019 75.56 902nd 4963 81.8%
2022 68.86 1208th 5084 76.2%
2023 87.06 471st 5098 90.8%
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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 Excelsior Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 139 2 93 94 3 n/a n/a 0 331
1989 127 1 126 119 2 n/a n/a 0 375
1990 104 0 123 130 0 n/a n/a 0 357
1991 92 0 160 125 1 n/a n/a 0 378
1992 103 1 193 102 0 n/a n/a 0 399
1993 101 4 246 148 1 n/a n/a 0 500
1994 83 6 268 163 1 n/a n/a 0 521
1995 72 4 267 160 0 n/a n/a 0 503
1996 72 4 267 160 0 n/a n/a 0 503
1997 65 3 278 182 1 n/a n/a 0 529
1998 49 0 288 191 1 n/a n/a 0 529
1999 44 0 275 190 0 n/a n/a 0 509
2000 38 3 280 186 0 n/a n/a 0 507
2001 34 5 291 187 1 n/a n/a 0 518
2002 38 6 314 183 2 n/a n/a 0 543
2003 38 6 314 183 2 n/a n/a 0 543
2004 30 4 327 174 1 n/a n/a 0 536
2005 29 6 365 159 3 n/a n/a 0 562
2006 24 5 361 158 2 n/a n/a 0 550
2007 28 3 366 158 2 n/a n/a 0 557
2008 34 6 343 162 3 n/a n/a 0 548
2009 30 3 339 150 0 9 1 0 532
2010 29 3 343 161 0 10 0 0 546
2011 24 3 350 159 0 10 0 0 546
2012 18 2 323 151 0 9 2 0 505
2013 17 2 320 169 0 6 7 0 521
2014 17 0 336 181 0 7 6 0 547
2015 16 0 329 173 0 9 9 0 536
2016 14 1 319 169 0 7 3 0 513
2017 15 1 296 159 0 4 8 0 483
2018 13 0 272 162 0 2 14 0 463
2019 13 0 288 166 0 3 20 0 490
2020 14 0 277 154 0 3 22 0 470
2021 8 1 266 136 0 0 16 0 427
2022 3 1 251 130 0 0 19 0 404
2023 8 2 284 132 0 0 10 0 436

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 Excelsior Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 331 14.8 22.3 n/a
1989 375 14.4 26.0 n/a
1990 357 14.4 24.7 n/a
1991 378 16.8 22.5 n/a
1992 399 17.1 23.3 57.4
1993 500 18.4 27.2 58
1994 521 19.9 26.2 58.2
1995 503 19.9 25.3 66.2
1996 503 19.9 25.3 66.2
1997 529 20.9 25.3 66.4
1998 529 23.0 23.0 65
1999 509 25.0 20.4 73.1
2000 507 22.0 23.0 68
2001 518 24.0 21.6 65.3
2002 543 24.0 22.6 65.9
2003 543 24.0 22.6 65.9
2004 536 22.5 23.8 74.8
2005 562 24.0 23.4 72.1
2006 550 22.5 24.4 71.3
2007 557 24.0 23.2 71.8
2008 548 25.0 21.9 73.4
2009 532 23.0 22.2 70.1
2010 546 24.5 22.2 78.6
2011 546 n/a n/a 78.9
2012 505 20.0 25.2 n/a
2013 521 20.0 26.0 74.9
2014 547 19.0 28.7 80.4
2015 536 20.0 26.8 76.7
2016 513 18.0 28.5 71.5
2017 483 19.0 25.4 71.2
2018 463 18.0 25.7 75.4
2019 490 19.2 25.4 76.9
2020 470 n/a n/a 78.7
2021 427 19.1 22.3 78
2022 404 18.1 22.3 80.9
2023 436 17.0 25.6 84.2

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 Excelsior Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 331 14.8 22.3 n/a
1989 375 14.4 26.0 n/a
1990 357 14.4 24.7 n/a
1991 378 16.8 22.5 n/a
1992 399 17.1 23.3 57.4
1993 500 18.4 27.2 58
1994 521 19.9 26.2 58.2
1995 503 19.9 25.3 66.2
1996 503 19.9 25.3 66.2
1997 529 20.9 25.3 66.4
1998 529 23.0 23.0 65
1999 509 25.0 20.4 73.1
2000 507 22.0 23.0 68
2001 518 24.0 21.6 65.3
2002 543 24.0 22.6 65.9
2003 543 24.0 22.6 65.9
2004 536 22.5 23.8 74.8
2005 562 24.0 23.4 72.1
2006 550 22.5 24.4 71.3
2007 557 24.0 23.2 71.8
2008 548 25.0 21.9 73.4
2009 532 23.0 22.2 70.1
2010 546 24.5 22.2 78.6
2011 546 n/a n/a 78.9
2012 505 20.0 25.2 n/a
2013 521 20.0 26.0 74.9
2014 547 19.0 28.7 80.4
2015 536 20.0 26.8 76.7
2016 513 18.0 28.5 71.5
2017 483 19.0 25.4 71.2
2018 463 18.0 25.7 75.4
2019 490 19.2 25.4 76.9
2020 470 n/a n/a 78.7
2021 427 19.1 22.3 78
2022 404 18.1 22.3 80.9
2023 436 17.0 25.6 84.2

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

Excelsior Elementary

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionConditionalPolioHepatitis BVaricellaDTPMMR
201296.0%0.0%0.0%4.0%100.0%97.0%100.0%100.0%99.0%
201397.0%0.0%0.0%3.0%99.0%99.0%97.0%99.0%99.0%
201499.0%1.0%0.0%0.0%99.0%99.0%99.0%99.0%99.0%
201598.0%2.0%0.0%0.0%98.0%98.0%98.0%98.0%98.0%
201697.0%0.0%0.0%3.0%100.0%100.0%99.0%99.0%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≥98.0%≤2.0%≤2.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%

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

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $12,034

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Excelsior 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 858th of 5789 Elementary schoolsRanks 892nd of 5874 Elementary schools
 0.4%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Excelsior Elementary)74.683.9
 9.3%
   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 (Excelsior Elementary)67.990.3
 22.5%
   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 (Excelsior Elementary)61.362.3
 1%
   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 (Excelsior Elementary)6467.2
 3.2%
   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 (Excelsior Elementary)72.572.6
 0.1%
   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 (Excelsior Elementary)58.856.9
 1.9%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Garden Grove Unified)49.445.6
 3.9%
   5th Grade Mathematics (California)3833.4
 4.6%
5th Grade Science (Excelsior Elementary)51.339.2
 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 (Excelsior Elementary)73.967.7
 6.2%
   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 (Excelsior Elementary)71.444.6
 26.8%
   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 Students490436
 11%
African American02
American Indian00
Asian288284
 1.4%
Hispanic166132
 20.5%
Pacific Islander30
 100%
White138
 38.5%
Two or More Races2010
 50%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients76.9%84.2%
 7.2%


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Excelsior Elementary ranks 892nd of 5874 California elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.

In the 2022-23 school year, 436 students attended Excelsior Elementary.

Students who attend Excelsior Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : Donald S. Jordan Intermediate
High : Bolsa Grande High

Students at Excelsior Elementary are 65% Asian, 30% Hispanic, 2% Two or more races, 2% White.


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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the California Department of Education.

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