Burcham Elementary

Summary:

Burcham Elementary is a public elementary school in Long Beach, California, serving 357 students from kindergarten to 5th grade. The school is part of the Long Beach Unified School District, which is ranked 649 out of 1,560 districts in the state.

Burcham Elementary consistently outperforms the district and state in academic achievement, with significantly higher percentages of students proficient or better in English Language Arts, Mathematics, and Science compared to nearby schools like Twain Elementary and Emerson Parkside Academy. The school also has a diverse student population, with a higher percentage of White and Asian students than the surrounding area. Additionally, Burcham has a relatively low percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch, suggesting it serves a more affluent population.

However, Burcham Elementary has experienced a concerning increase in chronic absenteeism, from 6.4% in 2020-2021 to 27.1% in 2022-2023, which is higher than nearby schools. This trend warrants further investigation and intervention to ensure all students have the opportunity to succeed academically.


Detail:

Public K-5

 5610 East Monlaco Rd.
       Long Beach, CA  90808-2627


(562) 420-2685

District: Long Beach Unified

SchoolDigger Rank:
912th of 5,874 California Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $9,149 Help


Students who attend Burcham Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Marshall Academy of the Arts

Student/teacher ratio:  28.5 Help
Number of students:  357

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
43.1%
White:
30.0%
Two or more races:
10.6%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  28.9% Help


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Compare Details Burcham Elementary ranks better than 84.5% of elementary schools in California. It also ranks 13th among 53 ranked elementary schools in the Long Beach Unified School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 86. (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 (43.1%), White (30%), two or more races (10.6%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 28.9% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Burcham Elementary is 28.5. 47 elementary schools in the Long Beach Unified School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Burcham Elementary is $9,149, which is the 18th highest among 53 elementary schools in the Long Beach Unified School District.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Burcham Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Burcham Elementary 912th of 5874 California public elementary schools. (See Burcham Elementary in the ranking list.)

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Long Beach Unified:

SchoolDigger ranks Long Beach Unified 650th of 1563 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Burcham Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Burcham Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 34.01 3000th 4809 37.6%
2005 33.23 3093rd 4822 35.9%
2006 42.84 2569th 4818 46.7%
2007 37.40 3083rd 5113 39.7%
2008 44.08 2712th 5113 47.0%
2009 43.58 2840th 5193 45.3%
2010 53.85 2338th 5314 56.0%
2011 63.71 1812th 5377 66.3%
2012 64.97 1789th 5390 66.8%
2013 38.11 3450th 5530 37.6%
2015 45.75 2695th 5611 52.0%
2016 43.90 2838th 5614 49.4%
2017 52.43 2409th 5692 57.7%
2018 65.49 1791st 5662 68.4%
2019 64.37 1868th 5789 67.7%
2021 79.01 288th 1417 79.7%
2022 86.09 893rd 5883 84.8%
2023 86.00 912th 5874 84.5%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Burcham Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 67.52 1326th 5084 73.9%
2019 58.92 1836th 5173 64.5%
2021 78.78 149th 1110 86.6%
2022 72.04 1079th 5264 79.5%
2023 83.48 641st 5374 88.1%
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Rank History for Female students at Burcham Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 65.46 1735th 5413 67.9%
2019 59.52 1990th 5492 63.8%
2021 69.21 351st 1267 72.3%
2022 85.12 867th 5635 84.6%
2023 80.14 1095th 5617 80.5%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Burcham Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 81.96 258th 2128 87.9%
2019 82.30 302nd 2585 88.3%
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Rank History for Male students at Burcham Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 63.78 1775th 5431 67.3%
2019 66.56 1663rd 5510 69.8%
2021 83.25 213th 1272 83.3%
2022 82.25 1000th 5663 82.3%
2023 87.65 741st 5650 86.9%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Burcham Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 70.68 1110th 4830 77.0%
2019 68.69 1228th 4963 75.3%
2022 85.51 526th 5084 89.7%
2023 85.89 511th 5098 90.0%
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Rank History for White students at Burcham Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 69.87 832nd 2737 69.6%
2019 69.11 863rd 2834 69.5%
2022 82.90 347th 2726 87.3%
2023 81.78 362nd 2662 86.4%
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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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by a parent
Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Open Quote This school has had a major turnaround in terms of administration the past three years. Some very caring principals have been hired. The teachers have always been very good. Both our daughters are in the GATE classes and those have been tremendous in terms of teaching and rigor. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Burcham Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 325 59 149 86 2 n/a n/a 0 621
1989 279 84 163 83 2 n/a n/a 0 611
1990 273 70 164 103 1 n/a n/a 0 611
1991 223 54 166 139 1 n/a n/a 0 583
1992 224 48 149 177 0 n/a n/a 0 598
1993 236 52 125 225 3 n/a n/a 0 641
1994 245 51 114 203 1 n/a n/a 0 614
1995 270 101 78 296 4 n/a n/a 0 749
1996 270 101 78 296 4 n/a n/a 0 749
1997 252 134 70 318 1 n/a n/a 0 775
1998 252 141 59 314 1 n/a n/a 0 767
1999 253 130 65 319 0 n/a n/a 0 767
2000 239 125 61 360 0 n/a n/a 0 785
2001 192 141 53 386 1 n/a n/a 0 773
2002 169 118 44 312 0 n/a n/a 0 643
2003 169 118 44 312 0 n/a n/a 0 643
2004 151 105 43 308 0 n/a n/a 1 608
2005 136 70 29 244 1 n/a n/a 7 487
2006 155 65 33 246 0 n/a n/a 2 501
2007 132 62 28 253 0 n/a n/a 16 491
2008 159 90 40 272 n/a n/a n/a 0 561
2009 163 105 38 244 1 4 12 0 567
2010 189 89 43 211 0 1 13 0 546
2011 178 84 42 237 0 2 13 0 556
2012 183 100 45 243 0 1 17 0 589
2013 220 123 53 398 1 6 27 0 828
2014 138 99 46 301 0 5 27 0 616
2015 148 80 58 307 1 5 25 0 624
2016 132 69 50 277 2 2 32 0 564
2017 124 48 34 207 2 2 38 0 455
2018 142 32 29 176 1 1 49 0 430
2019 140 25 28 179 1 3 54 0 430
2020 139 32 26 181 1 4 57 0 440
2021 125 37 28 169 2 4 50 0 415
2022 108 23 25 148 1 3 41 0 349
2023 107 25 27 154 2 4 38 0 357

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 Burcham Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 621 28.0 22.1 n/a
1989 611 26.0 23.5 n/a
1990 611 25.0 24.4 n/a
1991 583 23.0 25.3 n/a
1992 598 23.4 25.5 58
1993 641 27.0 23.7 59.1
1994 614 26.0 23.6 70.5
1995 749 30.0 25.0 66
1996 749 30.0 25.0 66
1997 775 34.8 22.3 71.1
1998 767 36.0 21.3 67.1
1999 767 35.0 21.9 68.6
2000 785 40.0 19.6 71
2001 773 40.0 19.3 77.1
2002 643 34.5 18.6 79.3
2003 643 34.5 18.6 79.3
2004 608 31.4 19.4 74.8
2005 487 28.0 17.4 70.6
2006 501 26.0 19.3 63.7
2007 491 29.0 16.9 64.8
2008 561 34.0 16.5 59.4
2009 567 29.2 17.1 55.9
2010 546 32.0 17.0 49.3
2011 556 n/a n/a 50.7
2012 589 22.4 26.2 n/a
2013 828 32.2 25.6 59.1
2014 616 27.3 22.5 64.3
2015 624 26.0 24.0 62.8
2016 564 24.0 23.5 57.4
2017 455 19.0 23.9 49.9
2018 430 15.0 28.6 44.7
2019 430 14.0 30.7 41.9
2020 440 n/a n/a 38.4
2021 415 15.6 26.5 38.1
2022 349 13.5 25.8 27.5
2023 357 12.5 28.5 28.9

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 Burcham Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 621 28.0 22.1 n/a
1989 611 26.0 23.5 n/a
1990 611 25.0 24.4 n/a
1991 583 23.0 25.3 n/a
1992 598 23.4 25.5 58
1993 641 27.0 23.7 59.1
1994 614 26.0 23.6 70.5
1995 749 30.0 25.0 66
1996 749 30.0 25.0 66
1997 775 34.8 22.3 71.1
1998 767 36.0 21.3 67.1
1999 767 35.0 21.9 68.6
2000 785 40.0 19.6 71
2001 773 40.0 19.3 77.1
2002 643 34.5 18.6 79.3
2003 643 34.5 18.6 79.3
2004 608 31.4 19.4 74.8
2005 487 28.0 17.4 70.6
2006 501 26.0 19.3 63.7
2007 491 29.0 16.9 64.8
2008 561 34.0 16.5 59.4
2009 567 29.2 17.1 55.9
2010 546 32.0 17.0 49.3
2011 556 n/a n/a 50.7
2012 589 22.4 26.2 n/a
2013 828 32.2 25.6 59.1
2014 616 27.3 22.5 64.3
2015 624 26.0 24.0 62.8
2016 564 24.0 23.5 57.4
2017 455 19.0 23.9 49.9
2018 430 15.0 28.6 44.7
2019 430 14.0 30.7 41.9
2020 440 n/a n/a 38.4
2021 415 15.6 26.5 38.1
2022 349 13.5 25.8 27.5
2023 357 12.5 28.5 28.9

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

Burcham Elementary

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionConditionalPolioHepatitis BVaricellaDTPMMR
201297.0%0.0%0.0%3.0%99.0%99.0%100.0%99.0%97.0%
201378.0%5.0%0.0%17.0%83.0%89.0%89.0%89.0%82.0%
201490.0%1.0%0.0%9.0%90.0%95.0%96.0%90.0%90.0%
201590.0%0.0%0.0%10.0%98.0%98.0%97.0%94.0%95.0%
201695.0%0.0%0.0%5.0%97.0%96.0%97.0%95.0%96.0%
201797.0%0.0%1.0%1.0%≥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%
201990.0%2.0%2.0%93.0%96.0%97.0%93.0%95.0%
202092.9%2.7%4.5%96.4%97.3%98.2%
202186.7%5.6%0.0%96.7%96.7%94.4%92.2%96.7%
202287.5%0.0%2.8%94.4%94.4%95.8%

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

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $9,149

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Burcham Elementary

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 1868th of 5789 Elementary schoolsRanks 912th of 5874 Elementary schools
 16.7%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Burcham Elementary)58.558.9
 0.4%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Long Beach Unified)55.647.6
 8%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.543
 5.6%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Burcham Elementary)64.660.7
 3.9%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Long Beach Unified)59.647.1
 12.5%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (California)50.245.1
 5.1%
4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Burcham Elementary)6075.5
 15.5%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Long Beach Unified)5445.6
 8.3%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)49.543.7
 5.7%
4th Grade Mathematics (Burcham Elementary)58.567.9
 9.5%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Long Beach Unified)52.540.6
 11.9%
   4th Grade Mathematics (California)44.940.8
 4.1%
5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Burcham Elementary)58.881
 22.2%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Long Beach Unified)56.851.7
 5.2%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)51.746.7
 5%
5th Grade Mathematics (Burcham Elementary)33.860.3
 26.5%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Long Beach Unified)4734.6
 12.4%
   5th Grade Mathematics (California)3833.4
 4.6%
5th Grade Science (Burcham Elementary)26.544.8
 18.4%
   5th Grade Science (Long Beach Unified)30.530.1
 0.4%
   5th Grade Science (California)31.731.9
 0.1%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students430357
 17%
African American2525
American Indian12
 100%
Asian2827
 3.6%
Hispanic179154
 14%
Pacific Islander34
 33.3%
White140107
 23.6%
Two or More Races5438
 29.6%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients41.9%28.9%
 13%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Burcham Elementary

Burcham Elementary ranks 912th of 5874 California elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.

Students who attend Burcham Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : Marshall Academy of the Arts

Students at Burcham Elementary are 43% Hispanic, 30% White, 11% Two or more races, 8% Asian, 7% African American, 1% Pacific Islander.

In the 2022-23 school year, 357 students attended Burcham Elementary.


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