MacArthur Elementary

Summary:

MacArthur Elementary is a public elementary school in Lakewood, California, serving 302 students from kindergarten to 5th grade as part of the Long Beach Unified School District. This diverse school consistently outperforms the district and state averages in academic assessments, with strong performance across various student subgroups.

MacArthur Elementary's academic performance is particularly noteworthy, with 59.73% of students proficient or better in English Language Arts/Literacy, compared to 48.15% for the district and 46.66% for the state. In mathematics, 50.34% of students are proficient or better, surpassing the district's 34.46% and the state's 34.62%. The school also excels in science, with 38.18% of students proficient or better, outpacing the district's 25.94% and the state's 30.18%. When compared to nearby schools within the Long Beach Unified School District, such as Cleveland Elementary, Gompers, and Henry, MacArthur Elementary's academic performance is generally higher.

Despite having a relatively high percentage of students from low socioeconomic backgrounds, with 36.75% receiving free or reduced-price lunch, MacArthur Elementary's academic performance remains strong, suggesting the school is effectively supporting and addressing the needs of its diverse student population. However, the school has experienced a significant increase in chronic absenteeism, rising from 9.7% in the 2018-2019 school year to 32.2% in the 2022-2023 school year, which is a concern that the school and district should address to maintain and improve student engagement and academic outcomes.


Detail:

Public K-5

 6011 Centralia St.
       Lakewood, CA  90713-2902


(562) 420-3588

District: Long Beach Unified

SchoolDigger Rank:
1507th of 5,868 California Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $8,974 Help


Students who attend MacArthur Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Bancroft Middle
High:    Lakewood High

Student/teacher ratio:  28.7 Help
Number of students:  302

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
53.0%
White:
22.8%
Asian:
8.6%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  36.8% Help


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Compare Details MacArthur Elementary ranks better than 74.3% of elementary schools in California. It also ranks 20th 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 71.59. (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 (53%), White (22.8%), Asian (8.6%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 36.8% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at MacArthur Elementary is 28.7. 50 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 MacArthur Elementary is $8,974, which is the 23rd highest among 53 elementary schools in the Long Beach Unified School District.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

MacArthur Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks MacArthur Elementary 1507th of 5868 California public elementary schools. (See MacArthur Elementary in the ranking list.)

Elementary School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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Long Beach Unified:

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


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Rank History for MacArthur Elementary

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Rank History for all students at MacArthur Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 51.20 2092nd 4809 56.5%
2005 43.04 2543rd 4822 47.3%
2006 29.58 3332nd 4818 30.8%
2007 50.24 2320th 5113 54.6%
2008 38.53 3030th 5113 40.7%
2009 41.64 2960th 5193 43.0%
2010 49.41 2594th 5314 51.2%
2011 53.96 2363rd 5377 56.1%
2012 47.95 2752nd 5390 48.9%
2013 39.05 3379th 5530 38.9%
2015 41.23 2950th 5611 47.4%
2016 55.60 2204th 5614 60.7%
2017 66.46 1729th 5692 69.6%
2018 71.07 1519th 5662 73.2%
2019 66.18 1783rd 5789 69.2%
2021 71.87 365th 1417 74.2%
2022 74.65 1417th 5883 75.9%
2023 71.59 1501st 5848 74.3%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at MacArthur Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 75.33 903rd 5084 82.2%
2019 69.64 1211th 5173 76.6%
2021 77.13 169th 1110 84.8%
2022 91.85 283rd 5264 94.6%
2023 81.40 718th 5355 86.6%
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Rank History for Female students at MacArthur Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 60.98 1933rd 5413 64.3%
2019 57.29 2100th 5492 61.8%
2021 68.29 358th 1267 71.7%
2022 79.28 1144th 5635 79.7%
2023 70.84 1453rd 5595 74.0%
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Rank History for Disabled students at MacArthur Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 76.74 323rd 2128 84.8%
2019 89.25 192nd 2585 92.6%
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Rank History for Male students at MacArthur Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 76.93 1190th 5431 78.1%
2019 74.18 1339th 5510 75.7%
2021 73.86 308th 1272 75.8%
2022 65.98 1687th 5663 70.2%
2023 68.91 1544th 5627 72.6%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at MacArthur Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 74.50 925th 4830 80.8%
2019 70.47 1152nd 4963 76.8%
2022 84.54 569th 5084 88.8%
2023 82.47 633rd 5079 87.5%
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Rank History for White students at MacArthur Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 49.93 1528th 2737 44.2%
2019 24.95 2276th 2834 19.7%
2022 52.06 1398th 2726 48.7%
2023 63.40 997th 2659 62.5%
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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 MacArthur Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 367 5 238 275 1 n/a n/a 0 886
1989 349 6 242 315 3 n/a n/a 0 915
1990 321 3 201 336 1 n/a n/a 0 862
1991 310 45 182 323 4 n/a n/a 0 864
1992 310 21 180 330 2 n/a n/a 0 843
1993 313 17 165 340 4 n/a n/a 0 839
1994 296 32 159 317 3 n/a n/a 0 807
1995 311 34 195 284 5 n/a n/a 0 829
1996 311 34 195 284 5 n/a n/a 0 829
1997 313 49 180 279 1 n/a n/a 0 822
1998 312 75 125 336 1 n/a n/a 0 849
1999 312 80 102 372 0 n/a n/a 0 866
2000 303 106 89 405 1 n/a n/a 0 904
2001 270 110 81 416 4 n/a n/a 0 881
2002 225 108 71 404 6 n/a n/a 0 814
2003 225 108 71 404 6 n/a n/a 0 814
2004 209 102 60 384 6 n/a n/a 0 761
2005 177 88 67 308 3 n/a n/a 1 644
2006 147 73 56 226 2 n/a n/a 1 505
2007 125 63 45 198 2 n/a n/a 3 436
2008 116 79 34 234 2 n/a n/a 0 465
2009 112 164 50 418 2 13 9 0 768
2010 99 159 52 394 2 13 6 0 725
2011 92 129 48 339 0 12 8 0 628
2012 94 100 57 274 0 8 23 0 556
2013 103 91 55 238 0 5 17 0 509
2014 105 59 42 162 0 5 24 0 397
2015 96 53 42 165 0 4 21 0 381
2016 91 39 35 154 0 6 35 0 360
2017 89 33 34 149 0 7 44 0 356
2018 91 39 32 155 0 4 44 0 365
2019 89 34 32 167 1 4 47 0 374
2020 88 29 36 162 0 3 45 0 363
2021 93 24 28 162 0 5 39 0 351
2022 78 20 25 145 0 4 22 0 294
2023 69 23 26 160 0 2 21 1 302

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 MacArthur Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 886 38.0 23.3 n/a
1989 915 40.6 22.5 n/a
1990 862 37.0 23.2 n/a
1991 864 38.0 22.7 n/a
1992 843 38.6 21.8 62.8
1993 839 34.0 24.7 54.2
1994 807 35.0 23.1 60.2
1995 829 34.6 24.0 66
1996 829 34.6 24.0 66
1997 822 39.6 20.8 67
1998 849 35.0 24.3 65.7
1999 866 38.0 22.8 65.9
2000 904 43.0 21.0 63.6
2001 881 44.5 19.8 63.8
2002 814 41.3 19.7 63.9
2003 814 41.3 19.7 63.9
2004 761 39.2 19.4 67.8
2005 644 34.5 18.7 64.7
2006 505 28.0 18.0 56.5
2007 436 24.5 17.8 53.3
2008 465 29.9 15.6 58.7
2009 768 40.1 16.8 75.5
2010 725 42.0 17.2 74.3
2011 628 n/a n/a 71.7
2012 556 22.5 24.7 n/a
2013 509 20.0 25.4 60.9
2014 397 15.2 26.0 51.1
2015 381 14.0 27.2 52.8
2016 360 14.0 25.7 48.9
2017 356 13.0 27.3 50
2018 365 12.5 29.2 47.1
2019 374 13.0 28.7 48.9
2020 363 n/a n/a 51.2
2021 351 12.7 27.6 47.9
2022 294 11.0 26.7 37.8
2023 302 10.5 28.7 36.8

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 MacArthur Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 886 38.0 23.3 n/a
1989 915 40.6 22.5 n/a
1990 862 37.0 23.2 n/a
1991 864 38.0 22.7 n/a
1992 843 38.6 21.8 62.8
1993 839 34.0 24.7 54.2
1994 807 35.0 23.1 60.2
1995 829 34.6 24.0 66
1996 829 34.6 24.0 66
1997 822 39.6 20.8 67
1998 849 35.0 24.3 65.7
1999 866 38.0 22.8 65.9
2000 904 43.0 21.0 63.6
2001 881 44.5 19.8 63.8
2002 814 41.3 19.7 63.9
2003 814 41.3 19.7 63.9
2004 761 39.2 19.4 67.8
2005 644 34.5 18.7 64.7
2006 505 28.0 18.0 56.5
2007 436 24.5 17.8 53.3
2008 465 29.9 15.6 58.7
2009 768 40.1 16.8 75.5
2010 725 42.0 17.2 74.3
2011 628 n/a n/a 71.7
2012 556 22.5 24.7 n/a
2013 509 20.0 25.4 60.9
2014 397 15.2 26.0 51.1
2015 381 14.0 27.2 52.8
2016 360 14.0 25.7 48.9
2017 356 13.0 27.3 50
2018 365 12.5 29.2 47.1
2019 374 13.0 28.7 48.9
2020 363 n/a n/a 51.2
2021 351 12.7 27.6 47.9
2022 294 11.0 26.7 37.8
2023 302 10.5 28.7 36.8

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

MacArthur Elementary

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionConditionalPolioHepatitis BVaricellaDTPMMR
201298.0%1.0%0.0%1.0%98.0%99.0%99.0%98.0%98.0%
201390.0%2.0%0.0%8.0%90.0%98.0%98.0%90.0%90.0%
201496.0%4.0%0.0%0.0%96.0%96.0%96.0%96.0%96.0%
201593.0%0.0%0.0%7.0%96.0%98.0%98.0%95.0%96.0%
201697.0%0.0%0.0%3.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%97.0%
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%
201995.0%1.0%4.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%95.0%≥98.0%
202096.0%1.3%1.3%97.3%97.3%96.0%
202187.3%0.0%0.0%95.2%93.7%93.7%93.7%95.2%
202296.1%0.0%3.9%96.1%96.1%

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

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $8,974

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

Impact of COVID-19 on MacArthur 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 1783rd of 5789 Elementary schoolsRanks 1501st of 5848 Elementary schools
 5.1%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (MacArthur Elementary)6972.6
 3.6%
   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 (MacArthur Elementary)65.558.8
 6.7%
   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 (MacArthur Elementary)63.653.5
 10.2%
   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 (MacArthur Elementary)74.651.2
 23.4%
   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 (MacArthur Elementary)40.652.7
 12.1%
   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 (MacArthur Elementary)35.941.8
 5.9%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Long Beach Unified)4734.6
 12.4%
   5th Grade Mathematics (California)3833.4
 4.6%
5th Grade Science (MacArthur Elementary)34.438.2
 3.8%
   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 Students374302
 19.3%
African American3423
 32.4%
American Indian10
 100%
Asian3226
 18.8%
Hispanic167160
 4.2%
Pacific Islander42
 50%
White8969
 22.5%
Two or More Races4721
 55.3%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients48.9%36.8%
 12.2%


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In the 2022-23 school year, 302 students attended MacArthur Elementary.

MacArthur Elementary ranks 1507th of 5868 California elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.

Students who attend MacArthur Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : Bancroft Middle
High : Lakewood High

Students at MacArthur Elementary are 53% Hispanic, 23% White, 9% Asian, 8% African American, 7% Two or more races.


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