Cleveland Elementary

Summary:

Cleveland Elementary is a public elementary school in Lakewood, California, serving students from kindergarten to 5th grade as part of the Long Beach Unified School District.

Cleveland Elementary consistently ranks among the top 15% of California elementary schools, with students significantly outperforming district and state averages in English Language Arts and Mathematics. The school's diverse student population, with a relatively even distribution of White, Hispanic, and Asian students, is higher than nearby schools like Twain Elementary and Burcham Elementary. However, Cleveland Elementary has experienced a concerning increase in chronic absenteeism, from 7.5% in 2020-2021 to 26.7% in 2022-2023, which is higher than some nearby schools but lower than others like MacArthur Elementary and Esther Lindstrom Elementary.

Cleveland Elementary's consistent high performance is particularly noteworthy given its diverse student population and the fact that it is part of a district that is only average in overall performance. The school's strengths in serving traditionally underperforming student subgroups, such as Hispanic students, Special Education students, and Low Socioeconomic Status students, are impressive, with the school ranking in the top 5-10% of California elementary schools in these categories. While the increase in chronic absenteeism is a concern, the school's overall academic excellence and ability to support diverse learners make it a standout elementary school within the Long Beach Unified School District.


Detail:

Public K-5

 4760 Hackett Ave.
       Lakewood, CA  90713-2424


(562) 420-7552

District: Long Beach Unified

SchoolDigger Rank:
688th of 5,868 California Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $10,163 Help


Students who attend Cleveland Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Bancroft Middle
High:    Lakewood High

Student/teacher ratio:  26.5 Help
Number of students:  452

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
41.6%
White:
36.7%
Asian:
10.2%
more

Free/discounted lunch recipients:  24.1% Help


 See top rated California elementary schools

 Compare Cleveland Elementary to nearby elementary schools!

Performance Trends
Help
Compare Details Cleveland Elementary ranks better than 88.3% of elementary schools in California. It also ranks 6th among 53 ranked elementary schools in the Long Beach Unified School District. (See more...)
Help
Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 90.35. (See more...)
Help
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
Help
Compare Details Racial makeup is: Hispanic (41.6%), White (36.7%), Asian (10.2%). (See more...)
Help
Compare Details 24.1% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
Help
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Cleveland Elementary is 26.5. 37 elementary schools in the Long Beach Unified School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
Help
Compare Cleveland Elementary employs 17 full-time teachers.
Finance
Help
Compare Details The average total spent per student at Cleveland Elementary is $10,163, which is the 7th highest among 53 elementary schools in the Long Beach Unified School District.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Cleveland Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Cleveland Elementary 688th of 5868 California public elementary schools. (See Cleveland Elementary in the ranking list.)

Elementary School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


Special Education students:
Low Socio Economic Status students:
Female students:
Male students:
Hispanic students:
White students:


Long Beach Unified:

SchoolDigger ranks Long Beach Unified 649th of 1560 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)

Average Parent Rating:

Read all reviews and ratings detail for Cleveland Elementary.

What do you think?

Your rating for Cleveland Elementary?

Rank History for Cleveland Elementary

Help
Compare

Rank History for all students at Cleveland Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 53.41 1992nd 4809 58.6%
2005 52.92 2050th 4822 57.5%
2006 51.67 2109th 4818 56.2%
2007 44.31 2657th 5113 48.0%
2008 71.07 1356th 5113 73.5%
2009 63.48 1747th 5193 66.4%
2010 69.80 1466th 5314 72.4%
2011 52.94 2417th 5377 55.0%
2012 56.06 2269th 5390 57.9%
2013 63.59 1912th 5530 65.4%
2015 62.65 1812th 5611 67.7%
2016 65.16 1755th 5614 68.7%
2017 73.09 1422nd 5692 75.0%
2018 78.58 1201st 5662 78.8%
2019 70.32 1591st 5789 72.5%
2021 83.40 228th 1417 83.9%
2022 88.81 755th 5883 87.2%
2023 90.35 681st 5848 88.4%
See the entire list of California Elementary School Rankings!

Rank History for Special Education students at Cleveland Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 97.25 72nd 2416 97.0%
See the entire list of Best California Elementary Schools for Special Education Students!

Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Cleveland Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 79.18 718th 5084 85.9%
2019 67.98 1280th 5173 75.3%
2021 94.06 34th 1110 96.9%
2022 90.30 342nd 5264 93.5%
2023 92.23 305th 5355 94.3%
See the entire list of Best California Elementary Schools for Low Socio Economic Status Students!

Rank History for Female students at Cleveland Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 68.01 1595th 5413 70.5%
2019 62.05 1888th 5492 65.6%
2021 72.65 316th 1267 75.1%
2022 84.88 873rd 5635 84.5%
2023 88.31 725th 5595 87.0%
See the entire list of Best California Elementary Schools for Female Students!

Rank History for Disabled students at Cleveland Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 67.19 448th 2128 78.9%
2019 61.77 686th 2585 73.5%
2022 97.27 67th 2227 97.0%
See the entire list of Best California Elementary Schools for Disabled Students!

Rank History for Male students at Cleveland Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 82.85 943rd 5431 82.6%
2019 74.62 1317th 5510 76.1%
2021 90.16 138th 1272 89.2%
2022 91.45 539th 5663 90.5%
2023 89.70 626th 5627 88.9%
See the entire list of Best California Elementary Schools for Male Students!

Rank History for Hispanic students at Cleveland Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 69.92 1145th 4830 76.3%
2019 73.11 1006th 4963 79.7%
2022 96.12 154th 5084 97.0%
2023 94.94 167th 5079 96.7%
See the entire list of Best California Elementary Schools for Hispanic Students!

Rank History for White students at Cleveland Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 82.96 338th 2737 87.7%
2019 65.46 997th 2834 64.8%
2022 72.39 720th 2726 73.6%
2023 81.12 384th 2659 85.6%
See the entire list of Best California Elementary Schools for White Students!

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.

Cleveland Elementary Test Scores
Tests: 
  
Grades: 
  
Years: 
  
Group by: 
District Scores:
State Scores:    
  
Subgroup: 






Data source: California Department of Education

Review counts

All ratings (Avg rating: 2)
0%

0%

0%

100%

0%

  

by a parent
Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Open Quote The new administration does not communicate with parents or staff. The school is like a ship without a captain. Teacher's do not seem to be communicating with each other, and as a result are having to fend for themselves. With the increased class size, teacher's frequently switching grades with no prep time, and an absentee principal, the school seems to be in a cycle of decline.

The school promotes an active PTA, Science Fair and Band, but the reality is much different. The PTA is made of a group of friends who do not allow any input or share any plans until after the fact. They spent more money on their own awards then they did on the Science Fair. The "Science Fair" amounted to kids turning in assignments, and then picking them up a few weeks later with a participation medal. There was never any demonstration or opportunity for students to discuss their project.

The "band" consisted of 4 kids in 2012.

There is no gifted or pals program, and the principal has "no idea" how to start one. Principal Montoya has also said she has no interest in having a master calendar, no knowledge of field trips, science fair, changes to the bell schedule or movement of teacher's from one grade to another.

This school is an accident waiting to happen. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Cleveland Elementary

Help
Compare
Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 399 39 115 138 1 n/a n/a 0 692
1989 412 49 113 194 1 n/a n/a 0 769
1990 376 61 105 203 2 n/a n/a 0 747
1991 358 69 119 234 8 n/a n/a 0 788
1992 361 86 107 199 4 n/a n/a 0 757
1993 338 73 105 192 0 n/a n/a 0 708
1994 315 96 96 220 0 n/a n/a 0 727
1995 312 88 61 261 2 n/a n/a 0 724
1996 312 88 61 261 2 n/a n/a 0 724
1997 330 103 60 260 1 n/a n/a 0 754
1998 317 104 58 278 2 n/a n/a 0 759
1999 333 88 70 273 3 n/a n/a 0 767
2000 304 95 60 303 3 n/a n/a 0 765
2001 290 88 72 305 2 n/a n/a 0 757
2002 264 88 53 333 0 n/a n/a 0 738
2003 264 88 53 333 0 n/a n/a 0 738
2004 260 71 56 329 1 n/a n/a 0 717
2005 225 73 65 289 2 n/a n/a 0 654
2006 222 64 68 252 2 n/a n/a 0 608
2007 215 58 65 216 2 n/a n/a 1 557
2008 220 38 67 198 4 n/a n/a 0 527
2009 226 46 44 206 2 9 4 0 537
2010 224 52 48 206 2 9 7 0 548
2011 224 40 45 195 2 5 11 0 522
2012 201 33 45 188 0 4 17 0 488
2013 182 25 43 174 0 2 18 0 444
2014 222 42 52 247 0 6 29 0 598
2015 210 32 45 243 3 6 24 0 563
2016 183 39 40 233 3 4 31 0 533
2017 176 29 40 205 2 3 36 0 491
2018 162 28 43 190 2 4 39 0 468
2019 160 27 43 191 1 2 45 0 469
2020 167 25 47 184 1 1 41 0 466
2021 163 19 46 201 1 0 44 0 474
2022 164 20 44 190 1 0 36 0 455
2023 166 19 46 188 0 0 33 0 452

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 Cleveland Elementary

Help
Compare
Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 692 30.0 23.0 n/a
1989 769 34.0 22.6 n/a
1990 747 36.5 20.4 n/a
1991 788 33.8 23.3 n/a
1992 757 34.3 22.0 54.4
1993 708 32.1 22.1 47
1994 727 32.5 22.4 55.7
1995 724 29.4 24.6 54.7
1996 724 29.4 24.6 54.7
1997 754 38.3 19.7 55.6
1998 759 37.0 20.5 49.9
1999 767 37.0 20.7 47.3
2000 765 39.0 19.6 50.5
2001 757 40.4 18.7 48.6
2002 738 39.0 18.9 49.3
2003 738 39.0 18.9 49.3
2004 717 40.0 17.9 42.8
2005 654 38.8 16.9 44.8
2006 608 34.5 17.6 45.2
2007 557 30.0 18.6 43.5
2008 527 35.0 15.1 37.6
2009 537 28.0 16.0 41.5
2010 548 33.0 16.6 37
2011 522 n/a n/a 36
2012 488 20.5 23.8 n/a
2013 444 19.0 23.3 30.4
2014 598 30.0 19.9 38.1
2015 563 23.0 24.4 33.7
2016 533 21.0 25.3 37.5
2017 491 20.0 24.5 35.6
2018 468 19.0 24.6 31.8
2019 469 19.0 24.6 31.1
2020 466 n/a n/a 32.6
2021 474 21.3 22.1 31
2022 455 19.0 23.9 23.7
2023 452 17.0 26.5 24.1

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 Cleveland Elementary

Help
Compare
Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 692 30.0 23.0 n/a
1989 769 34.0 22.6 n/a
1990 747 36.5 20.4 n/a
1991 788 33.8 23.3 n/a
1992 757 34.3 22.0 54.4
1993 708 32.1 22.1 47
1994 727 32.5 22.4 55.7
1995 724 29.4 24.6 54.7
1996 724 29.4 24.6 54.7
1997 754 38.3 19.7 55.6
1998 759 37.0 20.5 49.9
1999 767 37.0 20.7 47.3
2000 765 39.0 19.6 50.5
2001 757 40.4 18.7 48.6
2002 738 39.0 18.9 49.3
2003 738 39.0 18.9 49.3
2004 717 40.0 17.9 42.8
2005 654 38.8 16.9 44.8
2006 608 34.5 17.6 45.2
2007 557 30.0 18.6 43.5
2008 527 35.0 15.1 37.6
2009 537 28.0 16.0 41.5
2010 548 33.0 16.6 37
2011 522 n/a n/a 36
2012 488 20.5 23.8 n/a
2013 444 19.0 23.3 30.4
2014 598 30.0 19.9 38.1
2015 563 23.0 24.4 33.7
2016 533 21.0 25.3 37.5
2017 491 20.0 24.5 35.6
2018 468 19.0 24.6 31.8
2019 469 19.0 24.6 31.1
2020 466 n/a n/a 32.6
2021 474 21.3 22.1 31
2022 455 19.0 23.9 23.7
2023 452 17.0 26.5 24.1

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.

Kindergarten Immunization Rates

Cleveland Elementary

Help
Compare
YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionConditionalPolioHepatitis BVaricellaDTPMMR
201293.0%5.0%0.0%3.0%95.0%95.0%95.0%95.0%95.0%
201393.0%2.0%0.0%5.0%95.0%96.0%96.0%96.0%94.0%
201485.0%4.0%0.0%11.0%86.0%95.0%95.0%88.0%87.0%
201588.0%1.0%0.0%11.0%95.0%95.0%99.0%93.0%94.0%
201693.0%6.0%0.0%1.0%94.0%94.0%94.0%93.0%94.0%
2017≥98.0%≤2.0%≤2.0%≤2.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%
201897.0%0.0%1.0%1.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%
201998.0%1.0%1.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%98.0%≥99.0%
202192.7%2.1%1.0%92.7%95.8%93.8%92.7%94.8%
202295.7%1.1%0.0%96.8%96.8%96.8%

Data source: California Department of Public Health
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Cleveland Elementary

Help

YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $10,163

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Cleveland 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 1591st of 5789 Elementary schoolsRanks 681st of 5848 Elementary schools
 15.8%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Cleveland Elementary)75.475.8
 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 (Cleveland Elementary)73.777.4
 3.7%
   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 (Cleveland Elementary)64.986.1
 21.2%
   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 (Cleveland Elementary)66.273.4
 7.2%
   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 (Cleveland Elementary)47.469.7
 22.3%
   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 (Cleveland Elementary)5054
 4%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Long Beach Unified)4734.6
 12.4%
   5th Grade Mathematics (California)3833.4
 4.6%
5th Grade Science (Cleveland Elementary)26.948.7
 21.8%
   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 Students469452
 3.6%
African American2719
 29.6%
American Indian10
 100%
Asian4346
 7%
Hispanic191188
 1.6%
Pacific Islander20
 100%
White160166
 3.8%
Two or More Races4533
 26.7%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients31.1%24.1%
 7%


Schools Near Cleveland Elementary









Frequently Asked Questions about Cleveland Elementary

In the 2022-23 school year, 452 students attended Cleveland Elementary.

Students who attend Cleveland Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : Bancroft Middle
High : Lakewood High

Cleveland Elementary ranks 688th of 5868 California elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.

Students at Cleveland Elementary are 42% Hispanic, 37% White, 10% Asian, 7% Two or more races, 4% African American.


Rate Cleveland Elementary!



Sign up for updates!

Be the first to know when there is an update for Cleveland Elementary!




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

IMPORTANT DISCLAIMERS: Not all boundaries are included. We make every effort to ensure that boundaries are up-to-date. But it's important to note that these are approximations and are for general informational purposes only. To verify legal descriptions of boundaries or school locations, contact your local tax assessor's office and/or school district.





Diagnostics

None retrieved from Database in 95 milliseconds.