Hermosa Valley Elementary

Summary:

Hermosa Valley Elementary is a public middle school located in Hermosa Beach, California, serving grades 5-8 with a total enrollment of 608 students. This exceptional school has consistently maintained a 5-star rating from SchoolDigger, ranking among the top middle schools in California over the past decade.

Hermosa Valley Elementary consistently outperforms the state and its local Hermosa Beach City Elementary district in standardized test scores across all grade levels and subject areas. In the 2022-2023 school year, 78.74% of students were proficient or better in English Language Arts/Literacy, compared to 77.02% for the district and 46.66% for the state. In Mathematics, 71.31% of students were proficient or better, compared to 73.98% for the district and 34.62% for the state. The school also excels in the performance of various student subgroups, ranking among the top California middle schools for Hispanic students, White students, and students of low socioeconomic status.

Hermosa Valley Elementary's exceptional performance is further highlighted by its low chronic absenteeism rates, ranging from 2.8% to 14.2% over the past three school years, significantly lower than the state average. Additionally, the school has a very low percentage of students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch, suggesting a relatively high socioeconomic status of the student population. While the school has a majority White student population, it has seen a gradual increase in the percentage of students of two or more races, reflecting the growing diversity of the Hermosa Beach community.


Detail:

Public 5-8

 1645 Valley Dr.
       Hermosa Beach, CA  90254-2921


(310) 937-5888

District: Hermosa Beach City Elementary

SchoolDigger Rank:
99th of 2,798 California Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $9,615 Help


Feeder schools for Hermosa Valley Elementary:

Elementary:    Hermosa View Elementary
    Hermosa Vista

Student/teacher ratio:  23.9 Help
Number of students:  608

Racial breakdown:

White:
64.0%
Two or more races:
16.6%
Hispanic:
13.0%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  7.1% Help


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Compare Details Hermosa Valley Elementary is not ranked due for the most recent year due to insufficient test score data. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2022 the calculated Average Standard Score was 94.94. (See more...)
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Compare Details Hermosa Valley Elementary ranks better than 96.5% of middle schools in California. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 96.9. (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 Student population at Hermosa Valley Elementary is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (64%), two or more races (16.6%), Hispanic (13%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 7.1% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Hermosa Valley Elementary is 23.9. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Hermosa Valley Elementary is $9,615.
Schooldigger 2022 Rankings:

Hermosa Valley Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Hermosa Valley Elementary 99th of 2798 California public middle schools. (See Hermosa Valley Elementary in the ranking list.)

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Rank History for Hermosa Valley Elementary

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Rank History for all elementary school students at Hermosa Valley Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 92.00 396th 4809 91.8%
2005 90.62 463rd 4822 90.4%
2006 94.46 242nd 4818 95.0%
2007 93.61 313th 5113 93.9%
2008 93.93 248th 5113 95.1%
2009 93.26 273rd 5193 94.7%
2010 92.33 312th 5314 94.1%
2011 93.73 202nd 5377 96.2%
2012 94.10 146th 5390 97.3%
2013 92.06 323rd 5530 94.2%
2015 93.46 416th 5611 92.6%
2016 93.05 439th 5614 92.2%
2017 91.44 550th 5692 90.3%
2018 95.12 274th 5662 95.2%
2019 93.75 389th 5789 93.3%
2022 94.94 373rd 5883 93.7%
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Rank History for elementary school Multi-racial students at Hermosa Valley Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 73.23 111th 445 75.1%
2022 71.73 182nd 610 70.2%
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Rank History for elementary school Female students at Hermosa Valley Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 92.43 410th 5413 92.4%
2019 91.58 463rd 5492 91.6%
2022 94.72 318th 5635 94.4%
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Rank History for elementary school Disabled students at Hermosa Valley Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 86.17 200th 2128 90.6%
2019 86.43 237th 2585 90.8%
2022 88.12 191st 2227 91.4%
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Rank History for elementary school Male students at Hermosa Valley Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 96.03 189th 5431 96.5%
2019 93.81 320th 5510 94.2%
2022 93.71 397th 5663 93.0%
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Rank History for elementary school Asian students at Hermosa Valley Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 70.34 370th 1149 67.8%
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Rank History for elementary school Hispanic students at Hermosa Valley Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 91.79 236th 4830 95.1%
2019 91.92 227th 4963 95.4%
2022 96.47 141st 5084 97.2%
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Rank History for elementary school White students at Hermosa Valley Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 84.66 261st 2737 90.5%
2019 78.45 517th 2834 81.8%
2022 81.27 403rd 2726 85.2%
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Data source: test scores: California Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Rank History for Hermosa Valley Elementary

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Rank History for all middle school students at Hermosa Valley Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 96.30 34th 1769 98.1%
2005 94.90 47th 1777 97.4%
2006 95.79 25th 1804 98.6%
2007 95.89 28th 1999 98.6%
2008 97.69 8th 2005 99.6%
2009 96.19 10th 2063 99.5%
2010 96.08 12th 2179 99.4%
2011 94.68 21st 2236 99.1%
2012 95.13 10th 2259 99.6%
2013 95.36 7th 2379 99.7%
2015 93.23 147th 2477 94.1%
2016 94.04 122nd 2497 95.1%
2017 92.69 177th 2508 92.9%
2018 93.33 169th 2480 93.2%
2019 95.28 124th 2715 95.4%
2022 94.70 150th 2740 94.5%
2023 96.90 98th 2788 96.5%
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Rank History for middle school Multi-racial students at Hermosa Valley Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 70.25 145th 462 68.6%
2019 82.38 68th 554 87.7%
2022 79.51 114th 665 82.9%
2023 79.86 114th 678 83.2%
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Rank History for middle school Special Education students at Hermosa Valley Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 82.60 147th 1532 90.4%
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Rank History for middle school Low Socio Economic Status students at Hermosa Valley Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 87.43 181st 2458 92.6%
2023 99.42 11th 2535 99.6%
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Rank History for middle school Female students at Hermosa Valley Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 92.03 169th 2262 92.5%
2019 94.63 107th 2380 95.5%
2022 95.34 116th 2509 95.4%
2023 95.69 112th 2535 95.6%
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Rank History for middle school Disabled students at Hermosa Valley Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 99.37 11th 1369 99.2%
2019 98.00 28th 1491 98.1%
2022 72.01 258th 1531 83.1%
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Rank History for middle school Male students at Hermosa Valley Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 93.47 151st 2273 93.4%
2019 94.88 128th 2407 94.7%
2022 92.35 188th 2527 92.6%
2023 96.93 78th 2546 96.9%
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Rank History for middle school Hispanic students at Hermosa Valley Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 91.02 122nd 2072 94.1%
2019 95.65 60th 2213 97.3%
2022 97.75 34th 2359 98.6%
2023 92.92 105th 2379 95.6%
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Rank History for middle school White students at Hermosa Valley Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 82.41 205th 1496 86.3%
2019 83.75 190th 1602 88.1%
2022 82.61 194th 1555 87.5%
2023 90.04 77th 1549 95.0%
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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.

Hermosa Valley Elementary Test Scores
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Enrollment information for Hermosa Valley Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 592 12 21 41 0 n/a n/a 0 666
1989 617 14 31 53 0 n/a n/a 0 715
1990 633 8 33 48 0 n/a n/a 0 722
1991 571 18 50 78 2 n/a n/a 0 719
1992 588 14 53 82 3 n/a n/a 0 740
1993 636 12 54 85 3 n/a n/a 0 790
1994 466 9 45 68 1 n/a n/a 0 589
1995 522 9 41 55 7 n/a n/a 0 634
1996 522 9 41 55 7 n/a n/a 0 634
1997 470 5 35 53 4 n/a n/a 0 567
1998 481 10 47 55 4 n/a n/a 0 597
1999 505 8 45 58 8 n/a n/a 0 624
2000 524 5 38 52 7 n/a n/a 0 626
2001 548 6 52 64 9 n/a n/a 0 679
2002 577 8 64 70 4 n/a n/a 0 723
2003 577 8 64 70 4 n/a n/a 0 723
2004 543 6 62 87 5 n/a n/a 1 704
2005 541 4 59 71 4 n/a n/a 10 689
2006 506 8 66 79 4 n/a n/a 8 671
2007 500 9 53 58 6 n/a n/a 45 671
2008 515 6 47 37 5 n/a n/a 0 610
2009 558 8 66 46 5 0 102 0 785
2010 538 7 57 92 3 0 51 0 748
2011 610 9 60 92 3 0 45 0 819
2012 666 12 51 87 5 0 43 0 864
2013 712 10 59 88 3 1 56 0 929
2014 731 7 54 96 1 1 57 0 947
2015 751 2 49 105 4 3 77 0 991
2016 634 2 45 93 5 2 71 0 852
2017 623 2 35 85 3 5 69 0 822
2018 585 4 43 93 5 6 53 0 789
2019 571 4 42 88 4 8 64 0 781
2020 560 11 48 89 4 8 76 0 796
2021 503 13 49 84 3 6 73 0 731
2022 478 8 41 89 3 5 93 0 717
2023 389 5 31 79 0 3 101 0 608

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 Hermosa Valley Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 666 30.3 21.9 n/a
1989 715 30.4 23.5 n/a
1990 722 33.0 21.8 n/a
1991 719 31.5 22.8 n/a
1992 740 32.0 23.1 1.6
1993 790 34.0 23.2 2.5
1994 589 25.2 23.4 3.2
1995 634 28.7 22.1 5.4
1996 634 28.7 22.1 5.4
1997 567 27.2 20.8 6.3
1998 597 31.2 19.1 7.7
1999 624 31.5 19.8 7.9
2000 626 32.2 19.4 7.7
2001 679 34.6 19.6 5.3
2002 723 34.6 20.9 6.1
2003 723 34.6 20.9 6.1
2004 704 34.6 20.3 5
2005 689 36.0 19.1 4.6
2006 671 31.8 21.1 3.6
2007 671 35.2 19.1 4.2
2008 610 39.1 15.6 0.3
2009 785 37.4 18.8 2.8
2010 748 35.2 21.2 3.2
2011 819 n/a n/a 4.3
2012 864 37.6 22.9 3
2013 929 39.8 23.3 3
2014 947 39.8 23.7 3
2015 991 42.0 23.5 3
2016 852 35.0 24.3 3.3
2017 822 34.0 24.1 3.2
2018 789 34.1 23.1 4.3
2019 781 32.7 23.8 4.5
2020 796 n/a n/a 5.3
2021 731 33.5 21.8 5.6
2022 717 31.9 22.4 6.8
2023 608 25.3 23.9 7.1

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 Hermosa Valley Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 666 30.3 21.9 n/a
1989 715 30.4 23.5 n/a
1990 722 33.0 21.8 n/a
1991 719 31.5 22.8 n/a
1992 740 32.0 23.1 1.6
1993 790 34.0 23.2 2.5
1994 589 25.2 23.4 3.2
1995 634 28.7 22.1 5.4
1996 634 28.7 22.1 5.4
1997 567 27.2 20.8 6.3
1998 597 31.2 19.1 7.7
1999 624 31.5 19.8 7.9
2000 626 32.2 19.4 7.7
2001 679 34.6 19.6 5.3
2002 723 34.6 20.9 6.1
2003 723 34.6 20.9 6.1
2004 704 34.6 20.3 5
2005 689 36.0 19.1 4.6
2006 671 31.8 21.1 3.6
2007 671 35.2 19.1 4.2
2008 610 39.1 15.6 0.3
2009 785 37.4 18.8 2.8
2010 748 35.2 21.2 3.2
2011 819 n/a n/a 4.3
2012 864 37.6 22.9 3
2013 929 39.8 23.3 3
2014 947 39.8 23.7 3
2015 991 42.0 23.5 3
2016 852 35.0 24.3 3.3
2017 822 34.0 24.1 3.2
2018 789 34.1 23.1 4.3
2019 781 32.7 23.8 4.5
2020 796 n/a n/a 5.3
2021 731 33.5 21.8 5.6
2022 717 31.9 22.4 6.8
2023 608 25.3 23.9 7.1

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.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Hermosa Valley Elementary

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $9,615

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Hermosa Valley 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 389th of 5789 Elementary schoolsRanks 373rd of 5883 Elementary schools
 0.4%
Ranks 124th of 2715 Middle schoolsRanks 98th of 2788 Middle schools
 1.1%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Hermosa Valley Elementary)83.379.1
 4.2%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Hermosa Beach City Elementary)83.379.1
 4.2%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)49.544.2
 5.3%
4th Grade Mathematics (Hermosa Valley Elementary)79.384.3
 5%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Hermosa Beach City Elementary)79.384.3
 5%
   4th Grade Mathematics (California)44.938.3
 6.7%
5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Hermosa Valley Elementary)77.276.2
 1%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Hermosa Beach City Elementary)77.276.2
 1%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)51.746.7
 5%
5th Grade Mathematics (Hermosa Valley Elementary)70.175.5
 5.4%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Hermosa Beach City Elementary)70.175.5
 5.4%
   5th Grade Mathematics (California)3833.4
 4.6%
5th Grade Science (Hermosa Valley Elementary)57.256.5
 0.8%
   5th Grade Science (Hermosa Beach City Elementary)57.256.5
 0.8%
   5th Grade Science (California)31.731.9
 0.1%
6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Hermosa Valley Elementary)77.469.9
 7.4%
   6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Hermosa Beach City Elementary)77.469.9
 7.4%
   6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.544.2
 4.3%
6th Grade Mathematics (Hermosa Valley Elementary)72.666.9
 5.7%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Hermosa Beach City Elementary)72.666.9
 5.7%
   6th Grade Mathematics (California)38.533.2
 5.3%
7th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Hermosa Valley Elementary)81.484.7
 3.3%
   7th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Hermosa Beach City Elementary)81.484.7
 3.3%
   7th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)51.447.4
 3.9%
7th Grade Mathematics (Hermosa Valley Elementary)66.773.6
 6.9%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Hermosa Beach City Elementary)66.773.6
 6.9%
   7th Grade Mathematics (California)37.933.2
 4.7%
8th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Hermosa Valley Elementary)79.983.8
 3.9%
   8th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Hermosa Beach City Elementary)79.983.8
 3.9%
   8th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)49.445.7
 3.8%
8th Grade Mathematics (Hermosa Valley Elementary)77.869.2
 8.5%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Hermosa Beach City Elementary)77.869.2
 8.5%
   8th Grade Mathematics (California)36.629.9
 6.7%
8th Grade Science (Hermosa Valley Elementary)60.765.4
 4.7%
   8th Grade Science (Hermosa Beach City Elementary)60.765.4
 4.7%
   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 Students781608
 22.2%
African American45
 25%
American Indian40
 100%
Asian4231
 26.2%
Hispanic8879
 10.2%
Pacific Islander83
 62.5%
White571389
 31.9%
Two or More Races64101
 57.8%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients4.5%7.1%
 2.6%


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In the 2022-23 school year, 608 students attended Hermosa Valley Elementary.

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Students at Hermosa Valley Elementary are 64% White, 17% Two or more races, 13% Hispanic, 5% Asian.


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