Brainard Elementary

Summary:

Brainard Elementary is a public elementary school located in Lake View Terrace, California, serving 145 students from kindergarten to 5th grade. The school consistently outperforms the Los Angeles Unified School District and the state of California in academic achievement, particularly in English Language Arts/Literacy, Mathematics, and Science.

Brainard Elementary's strong performance extends to specific student subgroups, such as Hispanic students and students from low socioeconomic backgrounds, where the school ranks among the top in the state. However, the school has experienced fluctuations in chronic absenteeism rates, ranging from 11.1% to 38.4% in recent years. Additionally, the school's racial demographics have shifted significantly, with the student population reporting 0% for all racial categories in the 2022-2023 school year, indicating a potential data reporting issue or a substantial change in the student population.

When compared to nearby schools, Brainard Elementary outperforms many in academic achievement, such as Sunland Elementary. However, some local charter schools, like Fenton STEM Acad: Elementary Center for Sci Technical Engr and Math and Fenton Charter Leadership Academy, also demonstrate strong academic performance, with proficiency rates comparable to or exceeding those of Brainard Elementary. The school's ability to maintain high academic achievement, despite a high percentage of students from low socioeconomic backgrounds, is a notable accomplishment.


Detail:

Public K-5

 11407 Brainard Ave.
       Lake View Terrace, CA  91342-6805


(818) 899-5241

District: Los Angeles Unified

SchoolDigger Rank:
1380th of 5,868 California Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $23,306 Help


Students who attend Brainard Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Charles Maclay Middle
    Mt. Gleason Middle
High:    Verdugo Hills Senior High

Student/teacher ratio:  16.1 Help
Number of students:  145

Racial breakdown:

Not Specified:
100.0%

Free/discounted lunch recipients:  80.7% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Brainard Elementary ranks better than 76.5% of elementary schools in California. It also ranks 79th among 487 ranked elementary schools in the Los Angeles Unified School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 74.76. (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 80.7% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Brainard Elementary is 16.1, which is the 26th best among 487 elementary schools in the Los Angeles Unified School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Brainard Elementary is $23,306, which is the 7th highest among 487 elementary schools in the Los Angeles Unified School District.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Brainard Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Brainard Elementary 1380th of 5868 California public elementary schools. (See Brainard Elementary in the ranking list.)

Elementary School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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Los Angeles Unified:

SchoolDigger ranks Los Angeles Unified 909th of 1560 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Brainard Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Brainard Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 40.75 2603rd 4809 45.9%
2005 38.58 2801st 4822 41.9%
2006 42.01 2615th 4818 45.7%
2007 27.25 3759th 5113 26.5%
2008 35.77 3216th 5113 37.1%
2009 33.68 3462nd 5193 33.3%
2010 24.47 4268th 5314 19.7%
2011 30.56 3941st 5377 26.7%
2012 28.72 4029th 5390 25.3%
2013 48.41 2782nd 5530 49.7%
2015 18.40 4795th 5611 14.5%
2016 60.18 1983rd 5614 64.7%
2017 60.77 1975th 5692 65.3%
2018 71.05 1520th 5662 73.2%
2019 35.04 3527th 5789 39.1%
2022 76.43 1345th 5883 77.1%
2023 74.76 1374th 5848 76.5%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Brainard Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 94.62 139th 5084 97.3%
2019 48.92 2478th 5173 52.1%
2022 92.67 254th 5264 95.2%
2023 92.52 288th 5355 94.6%
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Rank History for Female students at Brainard Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 64.49 1776th 5413 67.2%
2019 24.47 4273rd 5492 22.2%
2022 44.84 2716th 5635 51.8%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Brainard Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 69.66 512th 2585 80.2%
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Rank History for Male students at Brainard Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 75.32 1257th 5431 76.9%
2019 42.86 2848th 5510 48.3%
2022 82.67 975th 5663 82.8%
2023 73.31 1348th 5627 76.0%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Brainard Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 88.00 373rd 4830 92.3%
2019 50.47 2258th 4963 54.5%
2022 88.81 393rd 5084 92.3%
2023 90.32 335th 5079 93.4%
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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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Enrollment information for Brainard Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 97 113 1 72 2 n/a n/a 0 285
1989 83 96 4 88 6 n/a n/a 0 277
1990 99 114 6 95 7 n/a n/a 0 321
1991 90 115 5 91 2 n/a n/a 0 303
1992 112 147 8 102 3 n/a n/a 0 372
1993 98 141 14 96 3 n/a n/a 0 352
1994 90 135 9 110 5 n/a n/a 0 349
1995 79 145 13 101 5 n/a n/a 0 343
1996 79 145 13 101 5 n/a n/a 0 343
1997 77 120 14 96 4 n/a n/a 0 311
1998 71 138 11 98 2 n/a n/a 0 320
1999 73 140 11 116 3 n/a n/a 0 343
2000 66 145 14 114 3 n/a n/a 0 342
2001 58 144 14 131 1 n/a n/a 0 348
2002 49 118 9 136 1 n/a n/a 0 313
2003 49 118 9 136 1 n/a n/a 0 313
2004 49 120 8 138 2 n/a n/a 0 317
2005 39 105 5 139 6 n/a n/a 0 294
2006 41 103 7 132 3 n/a n/a 0 286
2007 35 92 0 123 3 n/a n/a 1 254
2008 23 87 2 120 4 n/a n/a 0 236
2009 26 72 4 114 4 0 3 0 223
2010 34 66 3 140 2 0 8 0 253
2011 19 69 12 135 2 0 1 0 238
2012 22 50 11 141 8 0 1 0 233
2013 11 45 11 135 9 1 0 0 212
2014 11 40 6 124 7 1 0 0 189
2015 13 34 3 108 5 1 5 0 169
2016 12 34 6 123 3 1 7 0 186
2017 12 28 6 110 3 1 8 0 168
2018 16 20 6 105 3 0 7 0 157
2019 15 29 11 108 1 0 0 0 164
2020 12 23 9 103 0 0 14 0 161
2021 13 16 5 106 0 0 10 0 150
2022 8 19 3 86 0 0 7 0 123
2023 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 145 145

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 Brainard Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 285 14.0 20.3 n/a
1989 277 15.0 18.4 n/a
1990 321 16.0 20.0 n/a
1991 303 15.0 20.2 n/a
1992 372 15.2 24.4 48.9
1993 352 15.5 22.7 47.7
1994 349 15.0 23.3 58.5
1995 343 18.0 19.1 51.3
1996 343 18.0 19.1 51.3
1997 311 19.0 16.4 61.4
1998 320 20.0 16.0 63.1
1999 343 22.0 15.6 59.5
2000 342 21.0 16.3 63.2
2001 348 21.0 16.6 68.7
2002 313 20.0 15.7 70.6
2003 313 20.0 15.7 70.6
2004 317 21.0 15.1 70.3
2005 294 19.0 15.5 73.5
2006 286 18.0 15.9 69.9
2007 254 17.0 14.9 74.7
2008 236 18.5 12.8 73.3
2009 223 16.0 12.4 78.9
2010 253 15.0 16.8 68.8
2011 238 n/a n/a 75.2
2012 233 13.0 17.9 n/a
2013 212 11.0 19.2 72.2
2014 189 11.0 17.1 88.4
2015 169 11.0 15.3 80.5
2016 186 11.0 16.9 84.4
2017 168 10.0 16.8 83.9
2018 157 10.0 15.7 79
2019 164 10.0 16.4 81.1
2020 161 n/a n/a 77.6
2021 150 9.0 16.6 78.7
2022 123 9.0 13.6 77.2
2023 145 9.0 16.1 80.7

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 Brainard Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 285 14.0 20.3 n/a
1989 277 15.0 18.4 n/a
1990 321 16.0 20.0 n/a
1991 303 15.0 20.2 n/a
1992 372 15.2 24.4 48.9
1993 352 15.5 22.7 47.7
1994 349 15.0 23.3 58.5
1995 343 18.0 19.1 51.3
1996 343 18.0 19.1 51.3
1997 311 19.0 16.4 61.4
1998 320 20.0 16.0 63.1
1999 343 22.0 15.6 59.5
2000 342 21.0 16.3 63.2
2001 348 21.0 16.6 68.7
2002 313 20.0 15.7 70.6
2003 313 20.0 15.7 70.6
2004 317 21.0 15.1 70.3
2005 294 19.0 15.5 73.5
2006 286 18.0 15.9 69.9
2007 254 17.0 14.9 74.7
2008 236 18.5 12.8 73.3
2009 223 16.0 12.4 78.9
2010 253 15.0 16.8 68.8
2011 238 n/a n/a 75.2
2012 233 13.0 17.9 n/a
2013 212 11.0 19.2 72.2
2014 189 11.0 17.1 88.4
2015 169 11.0 15.3 80.5
2016 186 11.0 16.9 84.4
2017 168 10.0 16.8 83.9
2018 157 10.0 15.7 79
2019 164 10.0 16.4 81.1
2020 161 n/a n/a 77.6
2021 150 9.0 16.6 78.7
2022 123 9.0 13.6 77.2
2023 145 9.0 16.1 80.7

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

Brainard Elementary

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionConditionalPolioHepatitis BVaricellaDTPMMR
201255.0%0.0%0.0%45.0%69.0%83.0%83.0%69.0%64.0%
201396.0%2.0%0.0%2.0%98.0%98.0%98.0%98.0%98.0%
201493.0%3.0%0.0%5.0%98.0%98.0%98.0%95.0%95.0%
201582.0%0.0%0.0%18.0%89.0%100.0%89.0%86.0%93.0%
201674.0%0.0%0.0%26.0%79.0%95.0%95.0%82.0%79.0%
201792.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%≥95.0%≥95.0%≥95.0%92.0%≥95.0%
2018≥95.0%≤5.0%≤5.0%≤5.0%≥95.0%≥95.0%≥95.0%≥95.0%≥95.0%
201990.0%0.0%0.0%≥95.0%≥95.0%≥95.0%≥95.0%≥95.0%
202187.1%0.0%0.0%90.3%90.3%87.1%90.3%

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

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $23,306

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Brainard 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 3527th of 5789 Elementary schoolsRanks 1374th of 5848 Elementary schools
 37.4%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Brainard Elementary)2461.9
 37.9%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Los Angeles Unified)42.940.1
 2.9%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.543
 5.6%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Brainard Elementary)2857.1
 29.1%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Los Angeles Unified)44.442.8
 1.6%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (California)50.245.1
 5.1%
4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Brainard Elementary)48.258.3
 10.2%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Los Angeles Unified)43.439.9
 3.5%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)49.543.7
 5.7%
4th Grade Mathematics (Brainard Elementary)33.354.2
 20.8%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Los Angeles Unified)3837.6
 0.4%
   4th Grade Mathematics (California)44.940.8
 4.1%
5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Brainard Elementary)57.155
 2.1%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Los Angeles Unified)44.741.5
 3.1%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)51.746.7
 5%
5th Grade Mathematics (Brainard Elementary)34.560
 25.5%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Los Angeles Unified)31.130.5
 0.6%
   5th Grade Mathematics (California)3833.4
 4.6%
5th Grade Science (Brainard Elementary)17.235
 17.8%
   5th Grade Science (Los Angeles Unified)24.324.8
 0.5%
   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 Students164145
 11.6%
African American290
 100%
American Indian10
 100%
Asian110
 100%
Hispanic1080
 100%
Pacific Islander00
White150
 100%
Two or More Races00
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients81.1%80.7%
 0.4%


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In the 2022-23 school year, 145 students attended Brainard Elementary.

Brainard Elementary ranks 1380th of 5868 California elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.

Students who attend Brainard Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : Charles Maclay Middle
Middle : Mt. Gleason Middle
High : Verdugo Hills Senior High

Students at Brainard Elementary are 100% Not Specified.


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