Kester Avenue Elementary

Public, Magnet K-5

 5353 Kester Ave.
       Van Nuys, CA  91411-4022


 (818) 787-6751

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District: Los Angeles Unified

SchoolDigger Rank:
432nd of 5,789 California Elementary Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  26.5
Number of students:  1,037

Immunizations:

Fully immunized:
97.0%
Measles:
97.0%
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Racial breakdown:

White:
42.7%
Hispanic:
36.5%
Asian:
11.3%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  51%

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Compare Details In 2019, Kester Avenue Elementary ranked better than 92.5% of elementary schools in California. It also ranked 23rd among 487 ranked elementary schools in the Los Angeles Unified School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2019 the calculated Average Standard Score was 93.12. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (42.7%), Hispanic (36.5%), Asian (11.3%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 51% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Kester Avenue Elementary is 26.5. 497 elementary schools in the Los Angeles Unified School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Schooldigger 2019 Rankings:

Kester Avenue Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Kester Avenue Elementary 432nd of 5789 California public elementary schools. (See Kester Avenue Elementary in the ranking list.)

Los Angeles Unified:

SchoolDigger ranks Los Angeles Unified 1029th of 1525 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Kester Avenue Elementary

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 84.27 733rd 4809 84.8%
2005 88.33 576th 4822 88.1%
2006 86.39 669th 4818 86.1%
2007 88.09 620th 5113 87.9%
2008 87.47 633rd 5113 87.6%
2009 81.37 931st 5193 82.1%
2010 76.98 1131st 5314 78.7%
2011 78.56 1083rd 5377 79.9%
2012 81.24 955th 5390 82.3%
2013 88.59 554th 5530 90.0%
2015 91.33 553rd 5611 90.1%
2016 90.07 614th 5614 89.1%
2017 88.83 709th 5692 87.5%
2018 88.07 736th 5662 87.0%
2019 93.12 432nd 5789 92.5%

Data source: test scores: California Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Facebook Profile Picture by a Facebook User (a parent on FaceBook)
Friday, May 31, 2013

Open Quote Excellent school, teachers are very involved with the students and the students receive the one on one attention they deserve. I am also very happy with the reward system set up by the school and teachers for individual accomplishments, it seems as though my step son is always coming home with some type of award for his accomplishments and he is always very proud of them. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Kester Avenue Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 293 54 100 281 6 n/a n/a 0 734
1989 284 57 101 318 4 n/a n/a 0 764
1990 280 57 102 341 3 n/a n/a 0 783
1991 240 65 94 353 3 n/a n/a 0 755
1992 214 70 89 332 3 n/a n/a 0 708
1993 229 69 103 330 6 n/a n/a 0 737
1994 211 80 117 324 3 n/a n/a 0 735
1995 227 89 116 384 3 n/a n/a 0 819
1996 227 89 116 384 3 n/a n/a 0 819
1997 218 82 109 373 5 n/a n/a 0 787
1998 218 105 125 383 6 n/a n/a 0 837
1999 254 106 136 469 7 n/a n/a 0 972
2000 243 96 131 468 12 n/a n/a 0 950
2001 248 80 109 476 11 n/a n/a 0 924
2002 259 99 111 445 6 n/a n/a 0 920
2003 259 99 111 445 6 n/a n/a 0 920
2004 272 95 117 447 3 n/a n/a 0 934
2005 251 84 92 442 8 n/a n/a 0 877
2006 266 89 95 391 4 n/a n/a 0 845
2007 271 87 96 352 2 n/a n/a 16 824
2008 295 71 100 349 3 n/a n/a 0 818
2009 308 74 95 359 5 5 26 0 872
2010 311 71 99 406 6 4 30 0 927
2011 341 83 124 423 9 6 0 0 986
2012 307 81 124 432 8 5 0 0 957
2013 299 74 122 422 16 3 0 0 936
2014 326 75 127 392 12 3 1 0 936
2015 313 73 100 393 1 2 75 0 957
2016 342 77 102 376 0 3 77 0 977
2017 376 79 91 381 0 2 71 0 1000
2018 398 76 97 372 1 0 78 0 1022
2019 443 95 117 378 0 3 1 0 1037

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 Kester Avenue Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 734 29.0 25.3 n/a
1989 764 28.0 27.2 n/a
1990 783 28.0 27.9 n/a
1991 755 28.5 26.4 n/a
1992 708 29.0 24.4 58.1
1993 737 29.5 25.0 56.9
1994 735 28.8 25.5 57.3
1995 819 30.7 26.7 61.7
1996 819 30.7 26.7 61.7
1997 787 35.0 22.5 53.5
1998 837 35.0 23.9 64.8
1999 972 44.0 22.1 67.2
2000 950 47.0 20.2 69.2
2001 924 46.0 20.1 63.2
2002 920 45.5 20.2 66.5
2003 920 45.5 20.2 66.5
2004 934 45.0 20.8 65.4
2005 877 42.5 20.6 61.7
2006 845 42.0 20.1 58.5
2007 824 39.0 21.1 54.2
2008 818 46.5 17.6 54.3
2009 872 42.0 19.0 49.3
2010 927 39.0 23.7 50.8
2011 986 n/a n/a 47.7
2012 957 37.5 25.5 n/a
2013 936 37.0 25.2 42.9
2014 936 38.0 24.6 56.2
2015 957 38.0 25.1 52.8
2016 977 38.0 25.7 49.9
2017 1000 39.0 25.6 52.3
2018 1022 40.0 25.5 52.7
2019 1037 39.0 26.5 51

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Kester Avenue Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 734 29.0 25.3 n/a
1989 764 28.0 27.2 n/a
1990 783 28.0 27.9 n/a
1991 755 28.5 26.4 n/a
1992 708 29.0 24.4 58.1
1993 737 29.5 25.0 56.9
1994 735 28.8 25.5 57.3
1995 819 30.7 26.7 61.7
1996 819 30.7 26.7 61.7
1997 787 35.0 22.5 53.5
1998 837 35.0 23.9 64.8
1999 972 44.0 22.1 67.2
2000 950 47.0 20.2 69.2
2001 924 46.0 20.1 63.2
2002 920 45.5 20.2 66.5
2003 920 45.5 20.2 66.5
2004 934 45.0 20.8 65.4
2005 877 42.5 20.6 61.7
2006 845 42.0 20.1 58.5
2007 824 39.0 21.1 54.2
2008 818 46.5 17.6 54.3
2009 872 42.0 19.0 49.3
2010 927 39.0 23.7 50.8
2011 986 n/a n/a 47.7
2012 957 37.5 25.5 n/a
2013 936 37.0 25.2 42.9
2014 936 38.0 24.6 56.2
2015 957 38.0 25.1 52.8
2016 977 38.0 25.7 49.9
2017 1000 39.0 25.6 52.3
2018 1022 40.0 25.5 52.7
2019 1037 39.0 26.5 51

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

Kester Avenue Elementary

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionConditionalPolioHepatitis BVaricellaDTPMMR
201283.0%3.0%0.0%14.0%88.0%93.0%91.0%89.0%86.0%
201386.0%5.0%0.0%9.0%89.0%91.0%93.0%89.0%90.0%
201497.0%1.0%0.0%2.0%98.0%98.0%99.0%98.0%99.0%
201597.0%2.0%0.0%1.0%97.0%98.0%98.0%98.0%98.0%
201692.0%6.0%0.0%0.0%92.0%92.0%92.0%92.0%92.0%
201888.0%0.0%1.0%4.0%96.0%94.0%97.0%94.0%96.0%
201997.0%0.0%0.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%98.0%97.0%

Data source: California Department of Public Health




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

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