Point Fermin Elementary

Summary:

Point Fermin Elementary is a public elementary school in San Pedro, California, serving 315 students from kindergarten to 5th grade as part of the Los Angeles Unified School District. The school stands out for its diverse student population, strong academic performance, and consistent statewide ranking, though it faces challenges with increasing chronic absenteeism and supporting a high percentage of students from low socioeconomic backgrounds.

Point Fermin Elementary has a notably diverse student population, with 60.69% Hispanic, 22.07% White, and 8.28% African American students, which differs from the racial compositions of nearby schools like Park Western Place Elementary and White Point Elementary. Academically, the school consistently outperforms the Los Angeles Unified School District and the state of California in Smarter Balanced Assessments, with 49.66% of students proficient or better in English Language Arts/Literacy and 48.32% in Mathematics.

While Point Fermin Elementary has maintained a strong statewide ranking, the school has experienced a significant increase in chronic absenteeism, from 6.6% in 2020-2021 to 27.2% in 2022-2023. Additionally, 62.54% of the school's students come from low socioeconomic backgrounds, which may present additional challenges. By exploring best practices from higher-performing nearby schools and implementing targeted interventions, Point Fermin Elementary can continue to support its diverse student population and address areas for improvement, such as reducing chronic absenteeism and further supporting students from low-income families.


Detail:

Public K-5

 3333 Kerckhoff Ave.
       San Pedro, CA  90731-6712


(310) 832-2649

District: Los Angeles Unified

SchoolDigger Rank:
1902nd of 5,874 California Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $10,967 Help


Student/teacher ratio:  21.0 Help
Number of students:  315

Racial breakdown:

Not Specified:
100.0%

Free/discounted lunch recipients:  62.5% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Point Fermin Elementary ranks better than 67.6% of elementary schools in California. It also ranks 110th 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 62.92. (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 62.5% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Point Fermin Elementary is 21. 321 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 Point Fermin Elementary is $10,967. 304 elementary schools in the Los Angeles Unified School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Point Fermin Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Point Fermin Elementary 1902nd of 5874 California public elementary schools. (See Point Fermin 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 Point Fermin Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Point Fermin Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 48.02 2260th 4809 53.0%
2005 27.20 3467th 4822 28.1%
2006 36.46 2909th 4818 39.6%
2007 42.30 2768th 5113 45.9%
2008 51.04 2313th 5113 54.8%
2009 47.59 2629th 5193 49.4%
2010 52.48 2419th 5314 54.5%
2011 52.93 2418th 5377 55.0%
2012 46.56 2845th 5390 47.2%
2013 54.88 2410th 5530 56.4%
2015 47.84 2575th 5611 54.1%
2016 72.06 1433rd 5614 74.5%
2017 68.72 1630th 5692 71.4%
2018 69.75 1576th 5662 72.2%
2019 67.94 1697th 5789 70.7%
2022 57.90 2125th 5883 63.9%
2023 62.92 1902nd 5874 67.6%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Point Fermin Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 75.77 881st 5084 82.7%
2019 76.06 882nd 5173 82.9%
2022 60.62 1644th 5264 68.8%
2023 61.98 1635th 5374 69.6%
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Rank History for Female students at Point Fermin Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 69.17 1540th 5413 71.5%
2019 64.67 1763rd 5492 67.9%
2022 61.11 1891st 5635 66.4%
2023 64.13 1757th 5617 68.7%
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Rank History for Male students at Point Fermin Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 66.75 1621st 5431 70.2%
2019 68.31 1583rd 5510 71.3%
2022 57.07 2091st 5663 63.1%
2023 59.83 1956th 5650 65.4%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Point Fermin Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 87.56 391st 4830 91.9%
2019 83.45 579th 4963 88.3%
2022 55.13 1893rd 5084 62.8%
2023 55.56 1909th 5098 62.6%
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Rank History for White students at Point Fermin Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 29.30 2096th 2737 23.4%
2019 40.67 1834th 2834 35.3%
2022 69.50 828th 2726 69.6%
2023 73.45 677th 2662 74.6%
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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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Enrollment information for Point Fermin Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 180 32 22 173 0 n/a n/a 0 407
1989 173 33 20 166 3 n/a n/a 0 395
1990 160 43 19 195 1 n/a n/a 0 418
1991 152 41 23 169 4 n/a n/a 0 389
1992 155 43 23 171 8 n/a n/a 0 400
1993 162 36 17 182 10 n/a n/a 0 407
1994 190 37 17 173 8 n/a n/a 0 425
1995 172 52 18 120 1 n/a n/a 0 363
1996 172 52 18 120 1 n/a n/a 0 363
1997 141 49 21 127 2 n/a n/a 0 340
1998 127 43 18 125 2 n/a n/a 0 315
1999 137 38 18 135 2 n/a n/a 0 330
2000 150 29 18 114 1 n/a n/a 0 312
2001 138 55 30 125 2 n/a n/a 0 350
2002 130 51 27 134 3 n/a n/a 0 345
2003 130 51 27 134 3 n/a n/a 0 345
2004 127 52 28 129 3 n/a n/a 0 339
2005 129 55 17 126 4 n/a n/a 0 331
2006 114 44 8 155 6 n/a n/a 0 327
2007 113 44 4 143 9 n/a n/a 0 313
2008 98 31 10 125 7 n/a n/a 0 271
2009 105 34 9 124 9 6 1 0 288
2010 104 50 9 131 11 8 6 0 319
2011 99 37 14 131 12 11 0 0 304
2012 88 34 17 150 9 11 1 0 310
2013 90 36 10 159 8 14 1 0 318
2014 88 30 11 173 9 10 1 0 322
2015 83 25 10 179 5 6 19 0 327
2016 95 30 9 177 2 8 16 0 337
2017 74 34 9 194 2 8 13 0 334
2018 83 41 8 192 1 8 10 0 343
2019 74 40 13 196 2 3 1 0 329
2020 68 29 13 206 1 2 10 0 329
2021 73 33 12 200 1 1 13 0 333
2022 64 24 13 176 0 1 12 0 290
2023 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 315 315

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 Point Fermin Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 407 15.0 27.1 n/a
1989 395 15.0 26.3 n/a
1990 418 16.0 26.1 n/a
1991 389 16.0 24.3 n/a
1992 400 16.3 24.5 57
1993 407 15.0 27.1 58.7
1994 425 15.0 28.3 65.4
1995 363 13.0 27.9 55.9
1996 363 13.0 27.9 55.9
1997 340 15.0 22.7 60.6
1998 315 16.0 19.7 62.9
1999 330 16.0 20.6 58.5
2000 312 16.0 19.5 51
2001 350 17.0 20.6 55.1
2002 345 21.0 16.4 64.3
2003 345 21.0 16.4 64.3
2004 339 18.0 18.8 59
2005 331 17.5 18.9 50.5
2006 327 15.5 21.1 53.8
2007 313 15.5 20.2 46
2008 271 15.0 18.1 40.6
2009 288 14.0 19.2 51.7
2010 319 14.0 22.7 52
2011 304 n/a n/a 48.4
2012 310 12.1 25.4 n/a
2013 318 14.0 22.7 57.2
2014 322 14.0 23.0 66.8
2015 327 14.0 23.3 60.6
2016 337 14.0 24.0 64.1
2017 334 14.0 23.8 66.2
2018 343 14.0 24.5 62.7
2019 329 14.0 23.5 66.9
2020 329 n/a n/a 66.9
2021 333 14.0 23.7 64.9
2022 290 14.0 20.7 63.1
2023 315 15.0 21.0 62.5

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 Point Fermin Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 407 15.0 27.1 n/a
1989 395 15.0 26.3 n/a
1990 418 16.0 26.1 n/a
1991 389 16.0 24.3 n/a
1992 400 16.3 24.5 57
1993 407 15.0 27.1 58.7
1994 425 15.0 28.3 65.4
1995 363 13.0 27.9 55.9
1996 363 13.0 27.9 55.9
1997 340 15.0 22.7 60.6
1998 315 16.0 19.7 62.9
1999 330 16.0 20.6 58.5
2000 312 16.0 19.5 51
2001 350 17.0 20.6 55.1
2002 345 21.0 16.4 64.3
2003 345 21.0 16.4 64.3
2004 339 18.0 18.8 59
2005 331 17.5 18.9 50.5
2006 327 15.5 21.1 53.8
2007 313 15.5 20.2 46
2008 271 15.0 18.1 40.6
2009 288 14.0 19.2 51.7
2010 319 14.0 22.7 52
2011 304 n/a n/a 48.4
2012 310 12.1 25.4 n/a
2013 318 14.0 22.7 57.2
2014 322 14.0 23.0 66.8
2015 327 14.0 23.3 60.6
2016 337 14.0 24.0 64.1
2017 334 14.0 23.8 66.2
2018 343 14.0 24.5 62.7
2019 329 14.0 23.5 66.9
2020 329 n/a n/a 66.9
2021 333 14.0 23.7 64.9
2022 290 14.0 20.7 63.1
2023 315 15.0 21.0 62.5

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

Point Fermin Elementary

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionConditionalPolioHepatitis BVaricellaDTPMMR
201294.0%0.0%0.0%6.0%99.0%100.0%97.0%97.0%96.0%
201392.0%5.0%0.0%3.0%93.0%93.0%95.0%95.0%95.0%
201490.0%1.0%0.0%9.0%94.0%99.0%97.0%96.0%93.0%
201532.0%0.0%0.0%68.0%40.0%47.0%43.0%36.0%38.0%
201698.0%0.0%0.0%2.0%98.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%98.0%
2017≥95.0%≤5.0%≤5.0%≤5.0%≥95.0%≥95.0%≥95.0%≥95.0%≥95.0%
201894.0%0.0%2.0%2.0%≥95.0%≥95.0%≥95.0%94.0%≥95.0%
2019≥98.0%≤2.0%≤2.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%
202081.3%2.1%2.1%89.6%93.8%93.8%93.8%
202189.1%2.2%0.0%93.5%89.1%93.5%91.3%
202276.3%0.0%0.0%84.8%91.5%78.0%86.4%86.4%

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

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $10,967

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Point Fermin 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 1697th of 5789 Elementary schoolsRanks 1902nd of 5874 Elementary schools
 3.1%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Point Fermin Elementary)7255
 17%
   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 (Point Fermin Elementary)8455
 29%
   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 (Point Fermin Elementary)57.746.4
 11.3%
   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 (Point Fermin Elementary)57.747.8
 9.9%
   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 (Point Fermin Elementary)50.950
 0.9%
   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 (Point Fermin Elementary)38.242.5
 4.3%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Los Angeles Unified)31.130.5
 0.6%
   5th Grade Mathematics (California)3833.4
 4.6%
5th Grade Science (Point Fermin Elementary)30.932.5
 1.6%
   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 Students329315
 4.3%
African American400
 100%
American Indian20
 100%
Asian130
 100%
Hispanic1960
 100%
Pacific Islander30
 100%
White740
 100%
Two or More Races10
 100%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients66.9%62.5%
 4.3%


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In the 2022-23 school year, 315 students attended Point Fermin Elementary.

Point Fermin Elementary ranks 1902nd of 5874 California elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 3 stars out of 5.


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