Linton T. Simmons Elementary

Summary:

Linton T. Simmons Elementary is a public elementary school in Garden Grove, California, serving 283 students from kindergarten to 6th grade. This school stands out for its predominantly Hispanic student population, lower academic performance compared to district and state averages, and high rates of chronic absenteeism.

Linton T. Simmons Elementary has a significantly higher percentage of Hispanic students (87.28%) compared to nearby schools, which range from 45.07% to 69.25% Hispanic students. Academically, the school's proficiency rates in English Language Arts and Mathematics are below the district and state averages. Additionally, the school has experienced a concerning increase in chronic absenteeism, rising from 8.1% in 2018-2019 to 34.4% in 2022-2023, which is notably higher than the 18.6% to 35.0% range of nearby schools. The school also has a very high percentage of students (92.23%) receiving free or reduced-price lunch, significantly higher than the 68.25% to 84.25% range of nearby schools.

While Linton T. Simmons Elementary's overall academic performance is lower than the district and state, its Hispanic and English Language Learner student subgroups perform relatively better compared to the school's overall results. This suggests the school may be providing additional support or interventions for these student populations. Comparing Linton T. Simmons Elementary to nearby schools, such as Palm Lane Global Academy, Faylane Elementary, and Ethel M. Evans Elementary, reveals notable differences in academic performance, racial composition, and chronic absenteeism rates, providing valuable insights for school leaders and district administrators to address the specific challenges faced by Linton T. Simmons Elementary.


Detail:

Public K-6

 11602 Steele Dr.
       Garden Grove, CA  92840-2121


(714) 663-6096

District: Garden Grove Unified

SchoolDigger Rank:
2318th of 5,868 California Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $11,879 Help


Students who attend Linton T. Simmons Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Stephen R. Fitz Intermediate
High:    Los Amigos High

Student/teacher ratio:  21.6 Help
Number of students:  283

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
87.3%
Asian:
8.8%
Two or more races:
1.8%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  92.2% Help


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Compare Details Linton T. Simmons Elementary ranks better than 60.5% of elementary schools in California. It also ranks 30th 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 54.23. (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 (87.3%), Asian (8.8%), two or more races (1.8%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 92.2% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Linton T. Simmons Elementary is 21.6, which is the 6th 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 Linton T. Simmons Elementary is $11,879. 36 elementary schools in the Garden Grove Unified School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Linton T. Simmons Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Linton T. Simmons Elementary 2318th of 5868 California public elementary schools. (See Linton T. Simmons Elementary in the ranking list.)

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Garden Grove Unified:

SchoolDigger ranks Garden Grove Unified 392nd of 1560 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Linton T. Simmons Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Linton T. Simmons Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 25.07 3562nd 4809 25.9%
2005 20.99 3903rd 4822 19.1%
2006 18.59 4102nd 4818 14.9%
2007 26.96 3786th 5113 26.0%
2008 20.06 4341st 5113 15.1%
2009 29.68 3729th 5193 28.2%
2010 37.22 3339th 5314 37.2%
2011 49.12 2642nd 5377 50.9%
2012 57.23 2195th 5390 59.3%
2013 40.55 3286th 5530 40.6%
2015 30.35 3677th 5611 34.5%
2016 32.66 3555th 5614 36.7%
2017 35.34 3417th 5692 40.0%
2018 36.99 3338th 5662 41.0%
2019 34.43 3579th 5789 38.2%
2022 36.35 3348th 5883 43.1%
2023 54.23 2311th 5848 60.5%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Linton T. Simmons Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 54.36 1060th 3246 67.3%
2019 46.81 1406th 3275 57.1%
2022 66.29 571st 3311 82.8%
2023 58.49 838th 3240 74.1%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Linton T. Simmons Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 50.70 2312th 5084 54.5%
2019 42.80 2911th 5173 43.7%
2022 49.12 2329th 5264 55.8%
2023 68.09 1317th 5355 75.4%
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Rank History for Female students at Linton T. Simmons Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 30.47 3730th 5413 31.1%
2019 31.42 3719th 5492 32.3%
2022 43.46 2781st 5635 50.6%
2023 54.69 2170th 5595 61.2%
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Rank History for Male students at Linton T. Simmons Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 45.24 2711th 5431 50.1%
2019 38.81 3124th 5510 43.3%
2022 30.29 3753rd 5663 33.7%
2023 52.13 2317th 5627 58.8%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Linton T. Simmons Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 46.13 2476th 4830 48.7%
2019 42.43 2798th 4963 43.6%
2022 45.71 2479th 5084 51.2%
2023 66.71 1325th 5079 73.9%
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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 Linton T. Simmons Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1999 38 9 85 357 0 n/a n/a 0 489
2000 37 13 86 393 0 n/a n/a 0 529
2001 36 4 82 396 1 n/a n/a 0 519
2002 26 5 81 461 3 n/a n/a 0 576
2003 26 5 81 461 3 n/a n/a 0 576
2004 23 2 85 467 2 n/a n/a 0 579
2005 30 5 69 410 2 n/a n/a 0 516
2006 18 1 68 415 2 n/a n/a 0 504
2007 18 5 53 394 2 n/a n/a 1 473
2008 22 4 60 367 2 n/a n/a 0 455
2009 13 3 60 361 2 4 3 0 446
2010 13 1 54 319 0 8 1 0 396
2011 14 4 46 336 1 5 1 0 407
2012 13 2 42 341 0 9 0 0 407
2013 12 3 31 345 0 7 0 0 398
2014 9 1 34 381 0 4 3 0 432
2015 12 0 34 400 0 5 2 0 453
2016 15 1 26 412 0 2 1 0 457
2017 12 0 22 374 0 5 1 0 414
2018 6 0 22 369 0 3 1 0 401
2019 6 0 24 348 0 1 3 0 382
2020 2 1 30 329 0 1 4 0 367
2021 2 3 27 270 0 0 4 0 306
2022 4 3 26 257 1 0 0 0 291
2023 3 3 25 247 0 0 5 0 283

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 Linton T. Simmons Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1999 489 21.0 23.3 86.7
2000 529 23.0 23.0 82.4
2001 519 24.4 21.3 81.7
2002 576 25.0 23.0 82.6
2003 576 25.0 23.0 82.6
2004 579 26.0 22.3 80.1
2005 516 23.0 22.4 84.1
2006 504 22.0 22.9 76.4
2007 473 20.0 23.7 79.4
2008 455 20.0 22.8 83.7
2009 446 19.0 22.3 89.7
2010 396 18.5 21.3 99.2
2011 407 n/a n/a 92.6
2012 407 15.8 25.7 n/a
2013 398 15.8 25.1 91.2
2014 432 14.0 30.8 93.3
2015 453 17.0 26.6 92.3
2016 457 17.0 26.8 90.8
2017 414 16.5 25.0 89.6
2018 401 16.0 25.0 89
2019 382 15.0 25.4 86.1
2020 367 n/a n/a 86.6
2021 306 13.6 22.3 88.9
2022 291 13.0 22.2 90.7
2023 283 13.0 21.6 92.2

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 Linton T. Simmons Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1999 489 21.0 23.3 86.7
2000 529 23.0 23.0 82.4
2001 519 24.4 21.3 81.7
2002 576 25.0 23.0 82.6
2003 576 25.0 23.0 82.6
2004 579 26.0 22.3 80.1
2005 516 23.0 22.4 84.1
2006 504 22.0 22.9 76.4
2007 473 20.0 23.7 79.4
2008 455 20.0 22.8 83.7
2009 446 19.0 22.3 89.7
2010 396 18.5 21.3 99.2
2011 407 n/a n/a 92.6
2012 407 15.8 25.7 n/a
2013 398 15.8 25.1 91.2
2014 432 14.0 30.8 93.3
2015 453 17.0 26.6 92.3
2016 457 17.0 26.8 90.8
2017 414 16.5 25.0 89.6
2018 401 16.0 25.0 89
2019 382 15.0 25.4 86.1
2020 367 n/a n/a 86.6
2021 306 13.6 22.3 88.9
2022 291 13.0 22.2 90.7
2023 283 13.0 21.6 92.2

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

Linton T. Simmons Elementary

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionConditionalPolioHepatitis BVaricellaDTPMMR
201295.0%2.0%0.0%4.0%95.0%98.0%95.0%95.0%96.0%
201391.0%0.0%0.0%9.0%96.0%98.0%100.0%96.0%93.0%
201492.0%0.0%0.0%8.0%95.0%97.0%99.0%97.0%95.0%
2015100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%
2016100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%100.0%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%
202190.0%0.0%0.0%92.5%92.5%

Data source: California Department of Public Health
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Linton T. Simmons Elementary

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $11,879

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Linton T. Simmons 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 3579th of 5789 Elementary schoolsRanks 2311th of 5848 Elementary schools
 22.3%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Linton T. Simmons Elementary)25.936.6
 10.7%
   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 (Linton T. Simmons Elementary)27.939
 11.2%
   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 (Linton T. Simmons Elementary)24.550
 25.5%
   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 (Linton T. Simmons Elementary)32.750
 17.4%
   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 (Linton T. Simmons Elementary)43.647.8
 4.3%
   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 (Linton T. Simmons Elementary)34.930.4
 4.5%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Garden Grove Unified)49.445.6
 3.9%
   5th Grade Mathematics (California)3833.4
 4.6%
5th Grade Science (Linton T. Simmons Elementary)20.632.6
 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 (Linton T. Simmons Elementary)56.446
 10.4%
   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 (Linton T. Simmons Elementary)4040.5
 0.5%
   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 Students382283
 25.9%
African American03
American Indian00
Asian2425
 4.2%
Hispanic348247
 29%
Pacific Islander10
 100%
White63
 50%
Two or More Races35
 66.7%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients86.1%92.2%
 6.1%


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Students at Linton T. Simmons Elementary are 87% Hispanic, 9% Asian, 2% Two or more races, 1% White, 1% African American.

Students who attend Linton T. Simmons Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : Stephen R. Fitz Intermediate
High : Los Amigos High

In the 2022-23 school year, 283 students attended Linton T. Simmons Elementary.

Linton T. Simmons Elementary ranks 2318th of 5868 California elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 3 stars out of 5.


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