Colfax Charter Elementary

Summary:

Colfax Charter Elementary is a public charter school in Valley Village, California, serving students from kindergarten to 5th grade. With its exceptional academic performance, diverse student population, and consistently high test scores, Colfax Charter Elementary stands out as a top-performing elementary school in the region.

Colfax Charter Elementary consistently ranks among the top 205 to 382 elementary schools in California, with a 5-star rating from SchoolDigger. The school's students significantly outperform their peers in the Los Angeles Unified School District and the state of California on standardized tests, with 80% of students proficient or better in English Language Arts and 74% proficient or better in Mathematics, compared to 41% and 31% respectively for the district. This exceptional performance extends across various student subgroups, including female students, male students, Hispanic students, White students, and students from low socioeconomic backgrounds.

Colfax Charter Elementary's diverse student population, with a significant percentage of White (58-59%), Hispanic (22-24%), and multi-racial (8-11%) students, sets it apart from many of the nearby schools, such as Toluca Lake Elementary, Oxnard Street Elementary, and Maurice Sendak Elementary, which have more homogeneous student populations. Additionally, Colfax Charter Elementary has relatively low chronic absenteeism rates, ranging from 1.4% to 20% in recent years, significantly lower than the nearby schools.


Detail:

Public, Charter K-5

 4935 Colfax Ave.
       Valley Village, CA  91601-4773


(818) 761-5115

District: Los Angeles Unified

SchoolDigger Rank:
384th of 5,874 California Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $9,520 Help


Students who attend Colfax Charter Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Walter Reed Middle
High:    North Hollywood Senior High

Student/teacher ratio:  24.8 Help
Number of students:  721

Racial breakdown:

Not Specified:
100.0%

Free/discounted lunch recipients:  24.7% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Colfax Charter Elementary ranks better than 93.5% of elementary schools in California. It also ranks 24th 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 94.59. (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 24.7% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Colfax Charter Elementary is 24.8. 487 elementary schools in the Los Angeles Unified School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Colfax Charter Elementary is $9,520. 444 elementary schools in the Los Angeles Unified School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Colfax Charter Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Colfax Charter Elementary 384th of 5874 California public elementary schools. (See Colfax Charter Elementary in the ranking list.)

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Los Angeles Unified:

SchoolDigger ranks Los Angeles Unified 918th of 1563 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Colfax Charter Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Colfax Charter Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 56.15 1869th 4809 61.1%
2005 66.22 1500th 4822 68.9%
2006 68.46 1415th 4818 70.6%
2007 86.66 685th 5113 86.6%
2008 86.44 683rd 5113 86.6%
2009 87.87 592nd 5193 88.6%
2010 84.89 736th 5314 86.1%
2011 81.47 919th 5377 82.9%
2012 89.27 467th 5390 91.3%
2013 92.12 320th 5530 94.2%
2015 93.33 423rd 5611 92.5%
2016 94.14 366th 5614 93.5%
2017 96.05 248th 5692 95.6%
2018 94.44 332nd 5662 94.1%
2019 94.50 332nd 5789 94.3%
2022 96.96 205th 5883 96.5%
2023 94.59 384th 5874 93.5%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Colfax Charter Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 72.05 191st 669 71.4%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Colfax Charter Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 83.64 549th 5084 89.2%
2019 82.72 590th 5173 88.6%
2022 99.09 52nd 5264 99.0%
2023 94.10 225th 5374 95.8%
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Rank History for Female students at Colfax Charter Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 93.38 329th 5413 93.9%
2019 92.45 401st 5492 92.7%
2022 95.07 290th 5635 94.9%
2023 94.17 352nd 5617 93.7%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Colfax Charter Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 80.08 283rd 2128 86.7%
2019 89.60 185th 2585 92.8%
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Rank History for Male students at Colfax Charter Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 93.53 353rd 5431 93.5%
2019 94.55 275th 5510 95.0%
2022 96.86 166th 5663 97.1%
2023 93.21 413th 5650 92.7%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Colfax Charter Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 83.22 554th 4830 88.5%
2019 76.10 875th 4963 82.4%
2022 99.32 29th 5084 99.4%
2023 97.85 75th 5098 98.5%
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Rank History for White students at Colfax Charter Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 86.44 206th 2737 92.5%
2019 89.16 119th 2834 95.8%
2022 89.48 134th 2726 95.1%
2023 85.24 245th 2662 90.8%
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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 Colfax Charter Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 250 49 22 187 0 n/a n/a 0 508
1989 293 40 26 177 0 n/a n/a 0 536
1990 291 42 25 220 0 n/a n/a 0 578
1991 305 34 35 217 0 n/a n/a 0 591
1992 345 59 24 214 0 n/a n/a 0 642
1993 307 56 36 293 1 n/a n/a 0 693
1994 310 77 32 284 0 n/a n/a 0 703
1995 265 110 27 280 1 n/a n/a 0 683
1996 265 110 27 280 1 n/a n/a 0 683
1997 189 85 26 190 1 n/a n/a 0 491
1998 190 74 14 205 2 n/a n/a 0 485
1999 189 77 19 222 3 n/a n/a 0 510
2000 150 77 25 208 2 n/a n/a 0 462
2001 164 64 36 245 1 n/a n/a 0 510
2002 192 48 38 239 1 n/a n/a 0 518
2003 192 48 38 239 1 n/a n/a 0 518
2004 187 46 44 214 4 n/a n/a 0 495
2005 217 50 33 195 3 n/a n/a 0 498
2006 227 49 33 180 3 n/a n/a 0 492
2007 248 43 36 160 2 n/a n/a 3 492
2008 260 36 35 139 3 n/a n/a 0 473
2009 292 40 47 131 3 1 10 0 524
2010 330 37 47 141 2 1 4 0 562
2011 363 40 55 150 3 1 0 0 612
2012 383 40 64 141 6 2 1 0 637
2013 411 47 52 139 5 2 0 0 656
2014 416 46 56 127 5 2 1 0 653
2015 413 50 43 131 2 3 28 0 670
2016 410 46 49 141 1 4 31 0 682
2017 386 37 48 129 0 3 36 0 639
2018 384 21 50 143 0 3 44 0 645
2019 424 31 57 145 0 2 0 0 659
2020 386 14 41 151 1 1 53 0 647
2021 372 13 38 151 1 1 56 0 632
2022 356 15 37 135 1 0 69 0 613
2023 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 721 721

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 Colfax Charter Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 508 21.0 24.1 n/a
1989 536 21.0 25.5 n/a
1990 578 23.0 25.1 n/a
1991 591 27.0 21.8 n/a
1992 642 27.4 23.4 47.5
1993 693 26.5 26.2 55.8
1994 703 26.0 27.0 54.2
1995 683 26.5 25.8 61.6
1996 683 26.5 25.8 61.6
1997 491 26.0 18.9 61.3
1998 485 27.0 18.0 67
1999 510 28.0 18.2 54.7
2000 462 28.0 16.5 58.4
2001 510 26.8 19.0 60.8
2002 518 26.0 19.9 55.4
2003 518 26.0 19.9 55.4
2004 495 25.0 19.8 50.3
2005 498 25.0 19.9 46.2
2006 492 26.0 18.9 47.4
2007 492 27.0 18.2 41.9
2008 473 28.1 16.8 41.4
2009 524 27.5 17.7 34
2010 562 25.0 22.4 31.7
2011 612 n/a n/a 28.9
2012 637 24.7 25.7 n/a
2013 656 26.0 25.2 26.2
2014 653 26.0 25.1 25.7
2015 670 26.0 25.7 19.9
2016 682 26.0 26.2 22.1
2017 639 26.0 24.5 23.9
2018 645 26.0 24.8 25.4
2019 659 26.0 25.3 24.7
2020 647 n/a n/a 23.3
2021 632 27.0 23.4 26.9
2022 613 26.0 23.5 25.1
2023 721 29.0 24.8 24.7

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 Colfax Charter Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 508 21.0 24.1 n/a
1989 536 21.0 25.5 n/a
1990 578 23.0 25.1 n/a
1991 591 27.0 21.8 n/a
1992 642 27.4 23.4 47.5
1993 693 26.5 26.2 55.8
1994 703 26.0 27.0 54.2
1995 683 26.5 25.8 61.6
1996 683 26.5 25.8 61.6
1997 491 26.0 18.9 61.3
1998 485 27.0 18.0 67
1999 510 28.0 18.2 54.7
2000 462 28.0 16.5 58.4
2001 510 26.8 19.0 60.8
2002 518 26.0 19.9 55.4
2003 518 26.0 19.9 55.4
2004 495 25.0 19.8 50.3
2005 498 25.0 19.9 46.2
2006 492 26.0 18.9 47.4
2007 492 27.0 18.2 41.9
2008 473 28.1 16.8 41.4
2009 524 27.5 17.7 34
2010 562 25.0 22.4 31.7
2011 612 n/a n/a 28.9
2012 637 24.7 25.7 n/a
2013 656 26.0 25.2 26.2
2014 653 26.0 25.1 25.7
2015 670 26.0 25.7 19.9
2016 682 26.0 26.2 22.1
2017 639 26.0 24.5 23.9
2018 645 26.0 24.8 25.4
2019 659 26.0 25.3 24.7
2020 647 n/a n/a 23.3
2021 632 27.0 23.4 26.9
2022 613 26.0 23.5 25.1
2023 721 29.0 24.8 24.7

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

Colfax Charter Elementary

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionConditionalPolioHepatitis BVaricellaDTPMMR
201294.0%0.0%0.0%6.0%98.0%98.0%98.0%98.0%97.0%
2013100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%
201490.0%7.0%0.0%3.0%90.0%93.0%92.0%92.0%91.0%
201588.0%5.0%0.0%7.0%92.0%94.0%94.0%92.0%94.0%
201689.0%8.0%0.0%2.0%91.0%91.0%91.0%91.0%91.0%
2017≥98.0%≤2.0%≤2.0%≤2.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%
201892.0%0.0%1.0%6.0%98.0%98.0%≥99.0%98.0%≥99.0%
201996.0%1.0%3.0%97.0%97.0%97.0%96.0%97.0%
202094.7%0.0%1.5%96.2%
202195.0%0.0%2.5%98.4%97.5%

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

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $9,520

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Colfax Charter 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 332nd of 5789 Elementary schoolsRanks 384th of 5874 Elementary schools
 0.8%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Colfax Charter Elementary)82.683.8
 1.2%
   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 (Colfax Charter Elementary)82.785.8
 3.1%
   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 (Colfax Charter Elementary)8379.5
 3.6%
   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 (Colfax Charter Elementary)81.971.1
 10.9%
   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 (Colfax Charter Elementary)75.776.3
 0.6%
   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 (Colfax Charter Elementary)72.864.4
 8.5%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Los Angeles Unified)31.130.5
 0.6%
   5th Grade Mathematics (California)3833.4
 4.6%
5th Grade Science (Colfax Charter Elementary)59.659.4
 0.2%
   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 Students659721
 9.4%
African American310
 100%
American Indian00
Asian570
 100%
Hispanic1450
 100%
Pacific Islander20
 100%
White4240
 100%
Two or More Races00
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients24.7%24.7%
 0%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Colfax Charter Elementary

Students at Colfax Charter Elementary are 100% Not Specified.

Students who attend Colfax Charter Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : Walter Reed Middle
High : North Hollywood Senior High

In the 2022-23 school year, 721 students attended Colfax Charter Elementary.

Yes. Colfax Charter Elementary ranks in the top 6.5% of California elementary schools.


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