Sixth Avenue Elementary

Summary:

Sixth Avenue Elementary is a public elementary school in Los Angeles, California, serving 356 students from kindergarten to 5th grade. The school faces significant academic challenges, with consistently low test scores, high chronic absenteeism, and a predominantly Hispanic student population from economically disadvantaged backgrounds.

Compared to nearby schools like Mid-City's Prescott School of Enriched Sciences, Birdielee V. Bright Elementary, and Tom Bradley Global Awareness Magnet, Sixth Avenue Elementary consistently ranks in the bottom 20% of California elementary schools, with a 1-star rating from SchoolDigger. In the 2022-2023 school year, only 26.59% of Sixth Avenue students were proficient or better in English Language Arts/Literacy, compared to 41.17% in the Los Angeles Unified School District and 46.66% statewide.

The school's high rates of chronic absenteeism, reaching 53.5% in the 2021-2022 school year, are a significant concern and may be a contributing factor to the academic struggles. Additionally, Sixth Avenue Elementary's performance on various student subgroups, such as African American, Hispanic, English Language Learners, and students with low socioeconomic status, is consistently lower than the state averages for those subgroups. Addressing these challenges will be crucial for improving student outcomes at Sixth Avenue Elementary.


Detail:

Public K-5

 3109 Sixth Ave.
       Los Angeles, CA  90018-2920


(323) 733-9107

District: Los Angeles Unified

SchoolDigger Rank:
4599th of 5,868 California Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $12,284 Help


Students who attend Sixth Avenue Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Johnnie Cochran Junior Middle
High:    Susan Miller Dorsey Senior High

Student/teacher ratio:  20.9 Help
Number of students:  356

Racial breakdown:

Not Specified:
100.0%

Free/discounted lunch recipients:  94.1% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Sixth Avenue Elementary ranks worse than 78.4% of elementary schools in California. It also ranks 383rd 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 22.55. (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 94.1% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Sixth Avenue Elementary is 20.9. 315 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 Sixth Avenue Elementary is $12,284, which is the 173rd highest among 487 elementary schools in the Los Angeles Unified School District.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Sixth Avenue Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Sixth Avenue Elementary 4599th of 5868 California public elementary schools. (See Sixth Avenue 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 909th of 1560 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Sixth Avenue Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Sixth Avenue Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 11.12 4608th 4809 4.2%
2005 12.09 4513th 4822 6.4%
2006 11.88 4544th 4818 5.7%
2007 12.63 4794th 5113 6.2%
2008 9.12 4962nd 5113 3.0%
2009 7.37 5101st 5193 1.8%
2010 6.24 5255th 5314 1.1%
2011 11.82 5135th 5377 4.5%
2012 9.18 5223rd 5390 3.1%
2013 8.01 5376th 5530 2.8%
2015 12.87 5292nd 5611 5.7%
2016 9.92 5443rd 5614 3.0%
2017 8.28 5580th 5692 2.0%
2018 7.81 5542nd 5662 2.1%
2019 13.71 5334th 5789 7.9%
2022 25.26 4311th 5883 26.7%
2023 22.55 4585th 5848 21.6%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Sixth Avenue Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 18.76 3114th 3246 4.1%
2019 29.49 2539th 3275 22.5%
2022 27.93 2758th 3311 16.7%
2023 26.78 2758th 3240 14.9%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Sixth Avenue Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 8.93 4996th 5084 1.7%
2019 18.67 4649th 5173 10.1%
2022 39.83 3020th 5264 42.6%
2023 32.02 3720th 5355 30.5%
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Rank History for Female students at Sixth Avenue Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 8.17 5313th 5413 1.8%
2019 15.38 5006th 5492 8.8%
2022 26.33 4092nd 5635 27.4%
2023 27.04 4040th 5595 27.8%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Sixth Avenue Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 23.15 1806th 2128 15.1%
2019 33.57 1603rd 2585 38.0%
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Rank History for Male students at Sixth Avenue Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 8.56 5331st 5431 1.8%
2019 13.85 5131st 5510 6.9%
2022 26.04 4128th 5663 27.1%
2023 20.53 4645th 5627 17.5%
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Rank History for African American students at Sixth Avenue Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 15.70 674th 700 3.7%
2019 33.01 509th 747 31.9%
2023 26.95 512th 657 22.1%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Sixth Avenue Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 11.65 4661st 4830 3.5%
2019 20.92 4309th 4963 13.2%
2022 41.40 2795th 5084 45.0%
2023 37.45 3099th 5079 39.0%
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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 Sixth Avenue Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 8 574 16 405 1 n/a n/a 0 1004
1989 3 557 21 466 0 n/a n/a 0 1047
1990 13 458 28 536 1 n/a n/a 0 1036
1991 0 435 12 597 0 n/a n/a 0 1044
1992 0 439 12 639 0 n/a n/a 0 1090
1993 1 459 9 666 0 n/a n/a 0 1135
1994 0 438 7 666 0 n/a n/a 0 1111
1995 1 374 0 603 0 n/a n/a 0 978
1996 1 374 0 603 0 n/a n/a 0 978
1997 1 429 10 582 1 n/a n/a 0 1023
1998 1 404 2 584 2 n/a n/a 0 993
1999 0 371 5 593 3 n/a n/a 0 972
2000 2 410 6 640 3 n/a n/a 0 1061
2001 2 404 3 673 3 n/a n/a 0 1085
2002 2 362 9 716 3 n/a n/a 0 1092
2003 2 362 9 716 3 n/a n/a 0 1092
2004 4 296 8 720 5 n/a n/a 0 1033
2005 1 293 3 664 3 n/a n/a 0 964
2006 1 211 2 601 4 n/a n/a 0 819
2007 2 202 3 581 3 n/a n/a 0 791
2008 1 188 n/a 583 3 n/a n/a 0 775
2009 1 195 3 578 1 0 1 0 779
2010 1 182 2 624 2 0 3 0 814
2011 1 183 3 615 2 0 2 0 806
2012 4 158 3 575 1 1 1 0 743
2013 5 155 5 543 2 0 0 0 710
2014 2 143 5 540 3 1 0 0 694
2015 6 130 4 510 2 1 1 0 654
2016 9 120 5 514 2 1 3 0 654
2017 10 111 5 464 4 1 4 0 599
2018 10 109 6 442 3 0 4 0 574
2019 7 80 5 426 3 0 1 0 522
2020 9 70 3 344 0 0 3 0 429
2021 9 72 3 320 0 1 5 0 410
2022 4 46 2 285 0 0 8 0 345
2023 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 356 356

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 Sixth Avenue Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1004 42.0 23.9 n/a
1989 1047 42.0 24.9 n/a
1990 1036 43.0 24.0 n/a
1991 1044 47.0 22.2 n/a
1992 1090 47.8 22.8 92.2
1993 1135 43.5 26.1 90.6
1994 1111 42.7 26.0 95
1995 978 39.0 25.1 95
1996 978 39.0 25.1 95
1997 1023 42.0 24.4 92.8
1998 993 53.0 18.7 95
1999 972 51.0 19.1 95
2000 1061 52.5 20.2 92.3
2001 1085 54.5 19.9 89.4
2002 1092 56.0 19.5 81.8
2003 1092 56.0 19.5 81.8
2004 1033 55.0 18.8 91.4
2005 964 54.0 17.9 80.5
2006 819 42.0 19.5 91.7
2007 791 43.0 18.4 89.5
2008 775 47.0 16.5 90.7
2009 779 41.5 17.5 90.4
2010 814 37.0 22.0 90.2
2011 806 n/a n/a 89.3
2012 743 30.0 24.7 n/a
2013 710 29.0 24.4 51.8
2014 694 29.0 23.9 82.7
2015 654 26.0 25.1 88.8
2016 654 26.0 25.1 87.3
2017 599 26.0 23.0 83
2018 574 26.0 22.0 91.3
2019 522 23.0 22.6 90.4
2020 429 n/a n/a 87.2
2021 410 20.0 20.5 94.4
2022 345 18.5 18.6 94.8
2023 356 17.0 20.9 94.1

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 Sixth Avenue Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1004 42.0 23.9 n/a
1989 1047 42.0 24.9 n/a
1990 1036 43.0 24.0 n/a
1991 1044 47.0 22.2 n/a
1992 1090 47.8 22.8 92.2
1993 1135 43.5 26.1 90.6
1994 1111 42.7 26.0 95
1995 978 39.0 25.1 95
1996 978 39.0 25.1 95
1997 1023 42.0 24.4 92.8
1998 993 53.0 18.7 95
1999 972 51.0 19.1 95
2000 1061 52.5 20.2 92.3
2001 1085 54.5 19.9 89.4
2002 1092 56.0 19.5 81.8
2003 1092 56.0 19.5 81.8
2004 1033 55.0 18.8 91.4
2005 964 54.0 17.9 80.5
2006 819 42.0 19.5 91.7
2007 791 43.0 18.4 89.5
2008 775 47.0 16.5 90.7
2009 779 41.5 17.5 90.4
2010 814 37.0 22.0 90.2
2011 806 n/a n/a 89.3
2012 743 30.0 24.7 n/a
2013 710 29.0 24.4 51.8
2014 694 29.0 23.9 82.7
2015 654 26.0 25.1 88.8
2016 654 26.0 25.1 87.3
2017 599 26.0 23.0 83
2018 574 26.0 22.0 91.3
2019 522 23.0 22.6 90.4
2020 429 n/a n/a 87.2
2021 410 20.0 20.5 94.4
2022 345 18.5 18.6 94.8
2023 356 17.0 20.9 94.1

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

Sixth Avenue Elementary

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionConditionalPolioHepatitis BVaricellaDTPMMR
201271.0%0.0%0.0%29.0%71.0%86.0%86.0%71.0%87.0%
201361.0%0.0%0.0%39.0%68.0%88.0%92.0%67.0%68.0%
201455.0%0.0%0.0%45.0%72.0%88.0%88.0%71.0%91.0%
201565.0%2.0%0.0%33.0%71.0%87.0%90.0%70.0%73.0%
201649.0%0.0%0.0%51.0%58.0%78.0%78.0%58.0%54.0%
201792.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%98.0%97.0%98.0%97.0%94.0%
201885.0%0.0%0.0%2.0%91.0%95.0%98.0%90.0%92.0%
201979.0%0.0%3.0%87.0%98.0%98.0%85.0%83.0%
202086.3%0.0%0.0%89.0%95.9%97.3%94.5%91.8%
202181.1%0.0%0.0%86.8%96.2%86.8%86.8%88.7%
202296.1%0.0%1.3%96.1%

Data source: California Department of Public Health
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Sixth Avenue Elementary

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $12,284

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Sixth Avenue Elementary

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 5334th of 5789 Elementary schoolsRanks 4585th of 5848 Elementary schools
 13.7%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Sixth Avenue Elementary)33.336.4
 3%
   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 (Sixth Avenue Elementary)15.543.2
 27.7%
   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 (Sixth Avenue Elementary)18.929
 10.2%
   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 (Sixth Avenue Elementary)11.321
 9.7%
   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 (Sixth Avenue Elementary)25.517.9
 7.6%
   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 (Sixth Avenue Elementary)17.313.4
 3.9%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Los Angeles Unified)31.130.5
 0.6%
   5th Grade Mathematics (California)3833.4
 4.6%
5th Grade Science (Sixth Avenue Elementary)13.56
 7.5%
   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 Students522356
 31.8%
African American800
 100%
American Indian30
 100%
Asian50
 100%
Hispanic4260
 100%
Pacific Islander00
White70
 100%
Two or More Races10
 100%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients90.4%94.1%
 3.7%


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Students at Sixth Avenue Elementary are 100% Not Specified.

Students who attend Sixth Avenue Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : Johnnie Cochran Junior Middle
High : Susan Miller Dorsey Senior High

In the 2022-23 school year, 356 students attended Sixth Avenue Elementary.

Sixth Avenue Elementary ranks in the bottom 21.6% of California elementary schools.


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