Dahlia Heights Elementary

Summary:

Dahlia Heights Elementary is a public elementary school in Los Angeles, California, serving 376 students in grades K-6. The school is part of the Los Angeles Unified School District, which has a 2-star rating out of 5 from SchoolDigger.

Dahlia Heights Elementary stands out for its exceptional academic performance, consistently ranking among the top elementary schools in California. In the 2022-2023 school year, the school received a 5-star rating from SchoolDigger and its students significantly outperformed the district and state averages in Smarter Balanced Assessments for English Language Arts and Mathematics. For example, 75.13% of Dahlia Heights students were proficient or better in ELA, compared to 41.17% for the Los Angeles Unified School District and 46.66% for the state of California. The school also excels in science, with 64.91% of students proficient or better in the CAST science assessment, compared to 22.18% for the district and 30.18% for the state.

Another notable aspect of Dahlia Heights Elementary is its unique racial makeup, with a significant shift in the student population over the past few years. In the 2022-2023 school year, the school had 0% White, African American, Hispanic, Asian, Native American, Pacific Islander, or two or more races students, a stark contrast to the previous years. Additionally, Dahlia Heights Elementary has a relatively low percentage of students from low socioeconomic backgrounds, with 19.95% of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch, compared to nearby schools ranging from 34.26% to 88.14%. These factors, along with the school's low chronic absenteeism rate, contribute to its exceptional performance and unique educational environment.


Detail:

Public K-6

 5063 Floristan Ave.
       Los Angeles, CA  90041-2350


(323) 255-1419

District: Los Angeles Unified

SchoolDigger Rank:
518th of 5,868 California Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $9,831 Help


Students who attend Dahlia Heights Elementary usually attend:

High:    Eagle Rock High

Student/teacher ratio:  23.5 Help
Number of students:  376

Racial breakdown:

Not Specified:
100.0%

Free/discounted lunch recipients:  19.9% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Dahlia Heights Elementary ranks better than 91.2% of elementary schools in California. It also ranks 31st 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 92.84. (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 19.9% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Dahlia Heights Elementary is 23.5. 453 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 Dahlia Heights Elementary is $9,831. 413 elementary schools in the Los Angeles Unified School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Dahlia Heights Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Dahlia Heights Elementary 518th of 5868 California public elementary schools. (See Dahlia Heights Elementary in the ranking list.)

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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 Dahlia Heights Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Dahlia Heights Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 66.74 1416th 4809 70.6%
2005 83.46 791st 4822 83.6%
2006 77.34 1054th 4818 78.1%
2007 77.72 1060th 5113 79.3%
2008 76.60 1116th 5113 78.2%
2009 70.88 1398th 5193 73.1%
2010 74.60 1254th 5314 76.4%
2011 77.49 1132nd 5377 78.9%
2012 73.72 1343rd 5390 75.1%
2013 69.23 1615th 5530 70.8%
2015 64.90 1716th 5611 69.4%
2016 77.81 1207th 5614 78.5%
2017 79.94 1136th 5692 80.0%
2018 69.02 1615th 5662 71.5%
2019 78.59 1232nd 5789 78.7%
2022 92.47 559th 5883 90.5%
2023 92.84 514th 5848 91.2%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Dahlia Heights Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 38.36 3141st 5084 38.2%
2019 54.05 2139th 5173 58.7%
2022 62.14 1561st 5264 70.3%
2023 56.05 1976th 5355 63.1%
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Rank History for Female students at Dahlia Heights Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 68.57 1565th 5413 71.1%
2019 79.88 1080th 5492 80.3%
2022 92.22 497th 5635 91.2%
2023 90.49 590th 5595 89.5%
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Rank History for Male students at Dahlia Heights Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 67.24 1595th 5431 70.6%
2019 74.38 1332nd 5510 75.8%
2022 90.41 601st 5663 89.4%
2023 92.67 445th 5627 92.1%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Dahlia Heights Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 48.82 2301st 4830 52.4%
2019 65.90 1362nd 4963 72.6%
2022 87.02 471st 5084 90.7%
2023 82.40 635th 5079 87.5%
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Rank History for White students at Dahlia Heights Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 73.68 694th 2737 74.6%
2019 72.02 737th 2834 74.0%
2022 92.53 43rd 2726 98.4%
2023 86.81 197th 2659 92.6%
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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
Saturday, February 25, 2023

Open Quote I'll start by saying that we were very excited to be at this school and had every reason to believe that this would be the perfect school for our child, but it quickly became evident that we were not in the right place. Even though I really liked their slogans of peace and anti-bullying campaigns, the school does little to nothing to truly enforce or promote this anti-bullying policy within the school. I was beyond shocked at the amount of physical bullying displayed, mainly from one of the white kids beating up on minorities, with little to no consequences at this school.

The staff and administration when confronted by the parents in this kinder class, took no responsibility for the chaos in the classrooms and remained defensive when pressed for answers. I should also mention that they do not communicate with parents when asked for direct feedback on their child. I would have to ask multiple times for answers or wait weeks before hearing simple yes or no answers to something of concern with my child -- and I was one the less aggressive of the parents’ asking questions.

Sadly, I have to also mention that our teacher had no answer for us when we asked her what level our child was performing at (she told us that she had no idea) -- and this was at our mid-year parent-teacher conference where she should have been prepared for in advance of our asking.

Our experience with our teacher was that she was mostly concerned with promoting herself to advance her own career and seemed to lack any connection or concern for the children. What we did like about the school were its after-hours social events, the strong PTA, and its enrichment programs. It's possible that life gets better hereafter kindergarten, but we did not stick around to find out. It wasn't worth the anxiety it was causing our child with witnessing the daily bullying, nor the academic regression he was experiencing from complete lack of attention and low-performance teaching methods. Classroom management training needs to be a priority here, at least for this particular teaching. Her methods are not “progressive,” they are utter laziness and apathy. Close Quote


by a parent
Friday, February 3, 2012

Open Quote Dahlia Heights is a small school with many outstanding teachers and involved parents. The PTA works hard to raise money to support the school and advocate on behalf of children. Dahlia is a School for Advanced Studies, which means that students who live outside of its boundaries may apply to attend Dahlia Heights (see details on LAUSD or Dahlia's website). It is a creative place dedicated to the arts and environmental studies. Kids participate in special programs with professional arts groups like L.A. Opera, 24th Street Theater, Story Pirates, etc. Students also participate in a gardening program, recycling program, and Earth Day. Students get many opportunities to polish their speaking skills and to develop leadership abilities. My kid has learned how to be a good student and has improved her leadership skills over the years. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Dahlia Heights Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 164 6 51 102 0 n/a n/a 0 323
1989 150 7 55 111 0 n/a n/a 0 323
1990 155 2 58 120 0 n/a n/a 0 335
1991 152 9 59 138 0 n/a n/a 0 358
1992 123 11 55 130 0 n/a n/a 0 319
1993 109 14 72 141 1 n/a n/a 0 337
1994 123 16 68 156 0 n/a n/a 0 363
1995 118 17 67 176 3 n/a n/a 0 381
1996 118 17 67 176 3 n/a n/a 0 381
1997 118 15 73 175 3 n/a n/a 0 384
1998 98 11 73 180 3 n/a n/a 0 365
1999 98 9 75 204 2 n/a n/a 0 388
2000 89 10 79 182 2 n/a n/a 0 362
2001 80 13 76 192 2 n/a n/a 0 363
2002 80 11 69 212 6 n/a n/a 0 378
2003 80 11 69 212 6 n/a n/a 0 378
2004 80 10 70 216 5 n/a n/a 0 381
2005 81 7 56 218 5 n/a n/a 0 367
2006 81 4 66 216 3 n/a n/a 0 370
2007 75 5 52 214 3 n/a n/a 22 371
2008 82 3 60 189 2 n/a n/a 0 336
2009 78 4 66 189 4 0 23 0 364
2010 80 2 61 199 5 1 9 0 357
2011 78 1 77 205 4 0 0 0 365
2012 79 3 80 210 4 2 1 0 379
2013 83 5 83 205 6 1 0 0 383
2014 89 5 86 189 9 1 1 0 380
2015 100 1 75 180 4 0 14 0 374
2016 111 2 71 166 4 0 20 0 374
2017 139 2 75 149 4 0 23 0 392
2018 150 3 69 150 3 0 26 0 401
2019 182 8 68 156 6 0 0 0 420
2020 172 2 63 141 3 0 27 0 408
2021 171 3 61 138 2 0 27 0 402
2022 150 4 50 123 2 0 48 0 377
2023 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 376 376

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 Dahlia Heights Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 323 14.0 23.0 n/a
1989 323 14.0 23.0 n/a
1990 335 14.0 23.9 n/a
1991 358 14.0 25.5 n/a
1992 319 14.2 22.4 44.2
1993 337 13.0 25.9 41.8
1994 363 14.0 25.9 48.5
1995 381 13.5 28.2 46.7
1996 381 13.5 28.2 46.7
1997 384 15.5 24.8 48.7
1998 365 17.0 21.5 45.5
1999 388 17.5 22.2 44.8
2000 362 19.0 19.1 42.3
2001 363 19.0 19.1 48.5
2002 378 19.0 19.9 41
2003 378 19.0 19.9 41
2004 381 21.0 18.1 45.1
2005 367 20.0 18.4 43.9
2006 370 19.0 19.5 47.6
2007 371 19.5 19.0 47.9
2008 336 20.5 16.4 44.3
2009 364 18.0 18.2 44.5
2010 357 16.0 22.3 46.5
2011 365 n/a n/a 43.3
2012 379 16.0 23.6 n/a
2013 383 16.0 23.9 46.7
2014 380 16.5 23.0 49.7
2015 374 16.0 23.3 39.8
2016 374 16.0 23.3 38
2017 392 17.0 23.0 34.2
2018 401 17.0 23.5 32.2
2019 420 17.0 24.7 21.9
2020 408 n/a n/a 24.3
2021 402 17.0 23.6 23.1
2022 377 15.5 24.3 21.2
2023 376 16.0 23.5 19.9

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 Dahlia Heights Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 323 14.0 23.0 n/a
1989 323 14.0 23.0 n/a
1990 335 14.0 23.9 n/a
1991 358 14.0 25.5 n/a
1992 319 14.2 22.4 44.2
1993 337 13.0 25.9 41.8
1994 363 14.0 25.9 48.5
1995 381 13.5 28.2 46.7
1996 381 13.5 28.2 46.7
1997 384 15.5 24.8 48.7
1998 365 17.0 21.5 45.5
1999 388 17.5 22.2 44.8
2000 362 19.0 19.1 42.3
2001 363 19.0 19.1 48.5
2002 378 19.0 19.9 41
2003 378 19.0 19.9 41
2004 381 21.0 18.1 45.1
2005 367 20.0 18.4 43.9
2006 370 19.0 19.5 47.6
2007 371 19.5 19.0 47.9
2008 336 20.5 16.4 44.3
2009 364 18.0 18.2 44.5
2010 357 16.0 22.3 46.5
2011 365 n/a n/a 43.3
2012 379 16.0 23.6 n/a
2013 383 16.0 23.9 46.7
2014 380 16.5 23.0 49.7
2015 374 16.0 23.3 39.8
2016 374 16.0 23.3 38
2017 392 17.0 23.0 34.2
2018 401 17.0 23.5 32.2
2019 420 17.0 24.7 21.9
2020 408 n/a n/a 24.3
2021 402 17.0 23.6 23.1
2022 377 15.5 24.3 21.2
2023 376 16.0 23.5 19.9

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

Dahlia Heights Elementary

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionConditionalPolioHepatitis BVaricellaDTPMMR
201262.0%4.0%0.0%34.0%81.0%83.0%89.0%83.0%85.0%
201393.0%0.0%0.0%7.0%100.0%96.0%100.0%98.0%98.0%
201483.0%2.0%0.0%15.0%94.0%94.0%89.0%91.0%96.0%
201579.0%1.0%0.0%20.0%94.0%94.0%99.0%93.0%93.0%
201690.0%8.0%0.0%2.0%92.0%90.0%92.0%92.0%92.0%
201794.0%0.0%1.0%4.0%≥98.0%96.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%
201894.0%0.0%1.0%5.0%95.0%94.0%≥98.0%95.0%95.0%
201994.0%6.0%0.0%96.0%97.0%97.0%96.0%96.0%
202093.7%1.6%1.6%96.8%
202193.7%0.0%1.6%96.8%96.8%96.8%

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

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $9,831

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Dahlia Heights Elementary

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Rankings

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Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 1232nd of 5789 Elementary schoolsRanks 514th of 5848 Elementary schools
 12.5%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Dahlia Heights Elementary)69.870.6
 0.8%
   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 (Dahlia Heights Elementary)69.872.6
 2.7%
   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 (Dahlia Heights Elementary)71.480.9
 9.4%
   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 (Dahlia Heights Elementary)62.583
 20.5%
   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 (Dahlia Heights Elementary)68.570.2
 1.7%
   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 (Dahlia Heights Elementary)46.356.1
 9.8%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Los Angeles Unified)31.130.5
 0.6%
   5th Grade Mathematics (California)3833.4
 4.6%
5th Grade Science (Dahlia Heights Elementary)48.264.9
 16.8%
   5th Grade Science (Los Angeles Unified)24.324.8
 0.5%
   5th Grade Science (California)31.731.9
 0.1%
6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Dahlia Heights Elementary)63.881
 17.1%
   6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Los Angeles Unified)41.238.6
 2.6%
   6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.544.2
 4.3%
6th Grade Mathematics (Dahlia Heights Elementary)38.364.3
 26%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Los Angeles Unified)32.528.1
 4.4%
   6th Grade Mathematics (California)38.533.2
 5.3%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students420376
 10.5%
African American80
 100%
American Indian60
 100%
Asian680
 100%
Hispanic1560
 100%
Pacific Islander00
White1820
 100%
Two or More Races00
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients21.9%19.9%
 2%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Dahlia Heights Elementary

Students who attend Dahlia Heights Elementary usually go on to attend:

High : Eagle Rock High

In the 2022-23 school year, 376 students attended Dahlia Heights Elementary.

Students at Dahlia Heights Elementary are 100% Not Specified.

Yes. Dahlia Heights Elementary ranks in the top 8.8% of California elementary schools.


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