Sierra Park Elementary

Summary:

Sierra Park Elementary is a public elementary school in Los Angeles, California, serving 275 students from kindergarten to 6th grade. The school is part of the Los Angeles Unified School District, which is ranked 909 out of 1,560 districts in the state and has a 2-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Sierra Park Elementary faces several challenges compared to nearby schools. The school has a predominantly Hispanic student population, with over 93% of students identifying as Hispanic in the past three years. Academically, Sierra Park's test scores in English Language Arts, Mathematics, and Science are significantly lower than the district and state averages. For example, in the 2022-2023 school year, the percentage of students proficient or better in English Language Arts/Literacy ranged from 19.23% to 39.62%, compared to the district's 39.93% to 41.54% and the state's 42.96% to 46.69%. The school also experiences high rates of chronic absenteeism, ranging from 16.9% to 52.8% in recent years, which is much higher than the 23.8% to 34.4% range seen at nearby schools like Multnomah Street Elementary and City Terrace Elementary.

The challenges faced by Sierra Park Elementary are likely exacerbated by the school's high percentage of students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch, ranging from 91.57% to 92.36% in the past three years. This suggests that the school's predominantly low-income student population may be contributing to the lower academic performance and higher chronic absenteeism rates. Over the past decade, Sierra Park Elementary's statewide ranking has declined, from being ranked 3,338 out of 5,614 California elementary schools in 2015-2016 to 3,855 out of 5,848 in 2022-2023, indicating that the school's performance has not kept pace with the state's overall improvement in academic achievement.


Detail:

Public K-6

 3170 Budau Ave.
       Los Angeles, CA  90032-2856


(323) 223-1081

District: Los Angeles Unified

SchoolDigger Rank:
3871st of 5,874 California Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $12,696 Help


Students who attend Sierra Park Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    El Sereno Middle
High:    Abraham Lincoln Senior High
    Woodrow Wilson Senior High

Student/teacher ratio:  18.3 Help
Number of students:  275

Racial breakdown:

Not Specified:
100.0%

Free/discounted lunch recipients:  92.4% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Sierra Park Elementary ranks worse than 65.9% of elementary schools in California. It also ranks 297th 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 30.19. (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 92.4% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Sierra Park Elementary is 18.3, which is the 101st 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 Sierra Park Elementary is $12,696, which is the 145th highest among 487 elementary schools in the Los Angeles Unified School District.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Sierra Park Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Sierra Park Elementary 3871st of 5874 California public elementary schools. (See Sierra Park 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 918th of 1563 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Sierra Park Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Sierra Park Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 30.12 3235th 4809 32.7%
2005 28.13 3399th 4822 29.5%
2006 22.84 3802nd 4818 21.1%
2007 36.68 3127th 5113 38.8%
2008 35.55 3232nd 5113 36.8%
2009 24.52 4098th 5193 21.1%
2010 23.28 4351st 5314 18.1%
2011 18.83 4752nd 5377 11.6%
2012 15.74 4915th 5390 8.8%
2013 17.81 4875th 5530 11.8%
2015 32.73 3488th 5611 37.8%
2016 35.92 3338th 5614 40.5%
2017 24.36 4314th 5692 24.2%
2018 28.13 3982nd 5662 29.7%
2019 32.69 3719th 5789 35.8%
2022 26.93 4151st 5883 29.4%
2023 30.19 3871st 5874 34.1%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Sierra Park Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 29.73 2512th 3275 23.3%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Sierra Park Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 41.25 1175th 2420 51.4%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Sierra Park Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 39.91 3019th 5084 40.6%
2019 43.53 2859th 5173 44.7%
2022 39.19 3078th 5264 41.5%
2023 40.21 3049th 5374 43.3%
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Rank History for Female students at Sierra Park Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 31.01 3688th 5413 31.9%
2019 24.78 4245th 5492 22.7%
2022 29.88 3749th 5635 33.5%
2023 35.55 3324th 5617 40.8%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Sierra Park Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 46.67 859th 2128 59.6%
2019 84.86 268th 2585 89.6%
2022 55.58 694th 2227 68.8%
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Rank History for Male students at Sierra Park Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 26.47 3986th 5431 26.6%
2019 41.72 2931st 5510 46.8%
2022 26.31 4102nd 5663 27.6%
2023 26.88 4048th 5650 28.4%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Sierra Park Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 36.77 3093rd 4830 36.0%
2019 39.63 2986th 4963 39.8%
2022 37.27 3125th 5084 38.5%
2023 44.92 2562nd 5098 49.7%
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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 Sierra Park Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 15 25 81 1066 2 n/a n/a 0 1189
1989 22 10 97 1076 0 n/a n/a 0 1205
1990 20 26 81 1063 5 n/a n/a 0 1195
1991 19 12 92 1075 3 n/a n/a 0 1201
1992 18 11 89 1121 2 n/a n/a 0 1241
1993 11 18 76 1159 3 n/a n/a 0 1267
1994 11 10 89 1093 5 n/a n/a 0 1208
1995 11 2 67 967 3 n/a n/a 0 1050
1996 11 2 67 967 3 n/a n/a 0 1050
1997 25 5 63 961 6 n/a n/a 0 1060
1998 32 8 71 983 5 n/a n/a 0 1099
1999 30 8 68 983 6 n/a n/a 0 1095
2000 25 6 66 1011 7 n/a n/a 0 1115
2001 21 5 60 1041 4 n/a n/a 0 1131
2002 11 14 53 1041 7 n/a n/a 0 1126
2003 11 14 53 1041 7 n/a n/a 0 1126
2004 6 11 40 973 5 n/a n/a 0 1035
2005 5 8 30 987 5 n/a n/a 0 1035
2006 4 2 22 731 3 n/a n/a 0 762
2007 4 2 18 675 4 n/a n/a 1 704
2008 n/a 1 20 622 3 n/a n/a 0 646
2009 2 3 16 606 6 1 1 0 635
2010 5 2 12 598 4 0 0 0 621
2011 3 2 12 547 5 0 5 0 574
2012 5 2 10 532 5 0 0 0 554
2013 3 1 7 500 3 0 0 0 514
2014 2 0 8 479 1 0 0 0 490
2015 6 0 4 431 0 0 1 0 442
2016 10 3 7 384 0 0 2 0 406
2017 9 2 7 379 0 0 2 0 399
2018 11 1 5 353 0 0 1 0 371
2019 8 1 6 335 0 0 2 0 352
2020 9 1 8 330 0 0 4 0 352
2021 8 4 6 310 1 0 3 0 332
2022 6 7 4 261 0 0 2 0 280
2023 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 275 275

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 Sierra Park Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1189 50.0 23.7 n/a
1989 1205 48.0 25.1 n/a
1990 1195 47.0 25.4 n/a
1991 1201 47.0 25.5 n/a
1992 1241 47.8 25.9 89.3
1993 1267 50.5 25.1 84.8
1994 1208 46.5 26.0 91.6
1995 1050 41.5 25.3 95
1996 1050 41.5 25.3 95
1997 1060 44.5 23.8 92.2
1998 1099 48.0 22.9 92.8
1999 1095 57.0 19.2 92.4
2000 1115 57.5 19.4 92.1
2001 1131 57.0 19.8 67.2
2002 1126 57.0 19.8 63.9
2003 1126 57.0 19.8 63.9
2004 1035 52.0 19.9 88.6
2005 1035 51.0 20.3 88.2
2006 762 38.0 20.1 83.1
2007 704 34.5 20.4 89.5
2008 646 38.0 17.0 92.9
2009 635 34.0 17.2 87.1
2010 621 29.0 21.4 87.4
2011 574 n/a n/a 47.6
2012 554 24.1 22.9 n/a
2013 514 24.0 21.4 51.8
2014 490 22.0 22.2 80.6
2015 442 20.0 22.1 89.8
2016 406 20.0 20.3 86.9
2017 399 19.0 21.0 83.2
2018 371 19.0 19.5 88.1
2019 352 18.0 19.5 84.1
2020 352 n/a n/a 88.9
2021 332 17.0 19.5 91.6
2022 280 15.0 18.6 91.8
2023 275 15.0 18.3 92.4

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 Sierra Park Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1189 50.0 23.7 n/a
1989 1205 48.0 25.1 n/a
1990 1195 47.0 25.4 n/a
1991 1201 47.0 25.5 n/a
1992 1241 47.8 25.9 89.3
1993 1267 50.5 25.1 84.8
1994 1208 46.5 26.0 91.6
1995 1050 41.5 25.3 95
1996 1050 41.5 25.3 95
1997 1060 44.5 23.8 92.2
1998 1099 48.0 22.9 92.8
1999 1095 57.0 19.2 92.4
2000 1115 57.5 19.4 92.1
2001 1131 57.0 19.8 67.2
2002 1126 57.0 19.8 63.9
2003 1126 57.0 19.8 63.9
2004 1035 52.0 19.9 88.6
2005 1035 51.0 20.3 88.2
2006 762 38.0 20.1 83.1
2007 704 34.5 20.4 89.5
2008 646 38.0 17.0 92.9
2009 635 34.0 17.2 87.1
2010 621 29.0 21.4 87.4
2011 574 n/a n/a 47.6
2012 554 24.1 22.9 n/a
2013 514 24.0 21.4 51.8
2014 490 22.0 22.2 80.6
2015 442 20.0 22.1 89.8
2016 406 20.0 20.3 86.9
2017 399 19.0 21.0 83.2
2018 371 19.0 19.5 88.1
2019 352 18.0 19.5 84.1
2020 352 n/a n/a 88.9
2021 332 17.0 19.5 91.6
2022 280 15.0 18.6 91.8
2023 275 15.0 18.3 92.4

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

Sierra Park Elementary

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionConditionalPolioHepatitis BVaricellaDTPMMR
201286.0%0.0%0.0%14.0%93.0%99.0%100.0%94.0%95.0%
201384.0%0.0%0.0%16.0%90.0%99.0%100.0%86.0%89.0%
201490.0%3.0%0.0%7.0%95.0%97.0%97.0%93.0%90.0%
201595.0%0.0%0.0%5.0%97.0%98.0%100.0%97.0%95.0%
201690.0%0.0%0.0%10.0%90.0%100.0%100.0%94.0%94.0%
2017≥98.0%≤2.0%≤2.0%≤2.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%
2018≥98.0%≤2.0%≤2.0%≤2.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%
2019≥95.0%≤5.0%≤5.0%≥95.0%≥95.0%≥95.0%≥95.0%≥95.0%
202190.2%2.0%0.0%96.1%96.1%96.1%96.1%

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

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $12,696

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Sierra Park Elementary

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 3719th of 5789 Elementary schoolsRanks 3871st of 5874 Elementary schools
 1.7%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Sierra Park Elementary)36.828.3
 8.6%
   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 (Sierra Park Elementary)36.833.3
 3.5%
   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 (Sierra Park Elementary)4119.2
 21.8%
   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 (Sierra Park Elementary)35.923.1
 12.8%
   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 (Sierra Park Elementary)43.439.6
 3.8%
   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 (Sierra Park Elementary)18.925.9
 7.1%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Los Angeles Unified)31.130.5
 0.6%
   5th Grade Mathematics (California)3833.4
 4.6%
5th Grade Science (Sierra Park Elementary)20.820.4
 0.4%
   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 (Sierra Park Elementary)39.137.1
 2%
   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 (Sierra Park Elementary)34.813.5
 21.3%
   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 Students352275
 21.9%
African American10
 100%
American Indian00
Asian60
 100%
Hispanic3350
 100%
Pacific Islander00
White80
 100%
Two or More Races20
 100%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients84.1%92.4%
 8.3%


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Sierra Park Elementary ranks 3871st of 5874 California elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 2 stars out of 5.

Students who attend Sierra Park Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : El Sereno Middle
High : Abraham Lincoln Senior High
High : Woodrow Wilson Senior High

Students at Sierra Park Elementary are 100% Not Specified.

In the 2022-23 school year, 275 students attended Sierra Park Elementary.


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