Howard Elementary

Summary:

Howard Elementary is a public elementary school in Montclair, California, serving 463 students from kindergarten to 6th grade as part of the Ontario-Montclair School District.

While Howard Elementary has a significantly higher Hispanic student population (85.96%) compared to nearby schools, its academic performance, as measured by Smarter Balanced Assessments, is generally lower than the surrounding schools 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 26% (3rd grade) to 48.61% (6th grade), compared to the state average of 42.96% to 46.66%. In Mathematics, the proficiency rates ranged from 28.13% (5th grade) to 40% (3rd grade), compared to the state average of 33.38% to 45.11%. Additionally, Howard Elementary has a relatively high chronic absenteeism rate, ranging from 4.9% to 21.8% over the past few years, which is higher than the surrounding schools and the state average.

However, the school's performance on the Smarter Balanced Assessments varies significantly among different student subgroups, with its Hispanic students and English Language Learners performing better than the overall student population, ranking in the top 40% and top 20% of California schools, respectively, in some years. This suggests that the school may be effectively supporting these subgroups, and there may be opportunities to apply those strategies to the broader student population. Furthermore, the high percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch at Howard Elementary, ranging from 82.38% to 90.28% in recent years, indicates a need to consider the impact of socioeconomic factors on the school's performance and provide targeted support to students and families facing economic challenges.


Detail:

Public K-6

 4650 W. Howard St.
       Montclair, CA  91763-6414


(909) 591-2339

District: Ontario-Montclair

SchoolDigger Rank:
3034th of 5,868 California Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $7,663 Help


Students who attend Howard Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Oaks Middle
High:    Montclair High

Student/teacher ratio:  23.1 Help
Number of students:  463

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
86.0%
Asian:
6.9%
African American:
2.6%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  90.3% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Howard Elementary ranks worse than 51.7% of elementary schools in California. It also ranks 10th among 26 ranked elementary schools in the Ontario-Montclair School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 41.47. (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 Racial makeup is: Hispanic (86%), Asian (6.9%), African American (2.6%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 90.3% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Howard Elementary is 23.1. 16 elementary schools in the Ontario-Montclair School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Howard Elementary is $7,663, which is the 13th highest among 26 elementary schools in the Ontario-Montclair School District.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Howard Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Howard Elementary 3034th of 5868 California public elementary schools. (See Howard Elementary in the ranking list.)

Elementary School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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Ontario-Montclair:

SchoolDigger ranks Ontario-Montclair 791st of 1560 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Howard Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Howard Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 19.77 3951st 4809 17.8%
2005 22.24 3816th 4822 20.9%
2006 32.44 3147th 4818 34.7%
2007 29.33 3620th 5113 29.2%
2008 47.96 2494th 5113 51.2%
2009 52.76 2321st 5193 55.3%
2010 48.61 2644th 5314 50.2%
2011 43.90 2954th 5377 45.1%
2012 44.32 2983rd 5390 44.7%
2013 48.60 2771st 5530 49.9%
2015 34.38 3371st 5611 39.9%
2016 35.12 3402nd 5614 39.4%
2017 46.16 2749th 5692 51.7%
2018 53.33 2368th 5662 58.2%
2019 58.16 2169th 5789 62.5%
2022 34.57 3482nd 5883 40.8%
2023 41.47 3026th 5848 48.3%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Howard Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 28.68 2589th 3275 20.9%
2022 36.54 2081st 3311 37.1%
2023 63.78 654th 3240 79.8%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Howard Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 68.86 495th 2416 79.5%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Howard Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 67.50 1328th 5084 73.9%
2019 72.06 1083rd 5173 79.1%
2022 45.70 2554th 5264 51.5%
2023 54.55 2060th 5355 61.5%
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Rank History for Female students at Howard Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 49.73 2511th 5413 53.6%
2019 54.20 2265th 5492 58.8%
2022 35.35 3300th 5635 41.4%
2023 37.31 3183rd 5595 43.1%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Howard Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 53.96 695th 2128 67.3%
2019 54.67 851st 2585 67.1%
2022 34.30 1300th 2227 41.6%
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Rank History for Male students at Howard Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 55.15 2160th 5431 60.2%
2019 59.77 1965th 5510 64.3%
2022 34.40 3424th 5663 39.5%
2023 44.79 2744th 5627 51.2%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Howard Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 63.99 1440th 4830 70.2%
2019 67.03 1290th 4963 74.0%
2022 41.58 2785th 5084 45.2%
2023 53.71 2019th 5079 60.2%
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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 Howard Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 291 56 20 150 0 n/a n/a 0 517
1989 295 63 21 179 0 n/a n/a 0 558
1990 254 59 31 209 4 n/a n/a 0 557
1991 208 49 48 256 3 n/a n/a 0 564
1992 233 44 54 251 5 n/a n/a 0 587
1993 210 41 59 304 7 n/a n/a 0 621
1994 147 22 20 203 1 n/a n/a 0 393
1995 164 23 19 246 0 n/a n/a 0 452
1996 164 23 19 246 0 n/a n/a 0 452
1997 155 44 30 306 0 n/a n/a 0 535
1998 143 45 27 386 3 n/a n/a 0 604
1999 131 42 31 413 2 n/a n/a 0 619
2000 108 42 38 446 2 n/a n/a 0 636
2001 103 43 35 479 2 n/a n/a 0 662
2002 67 31 43 506 2 n/a n/a 0 649
2003 67 31 43 506 2 n/a n/a 0 649
2004 58 23 29 552 3 n/a n/a 6 671
2005 52 14 34 508 1 n/a n/a 17 626
2006 45 15 36 510 1 n/a n/a 17 624
2007 39 9 44 536 1 n/a n/a 27 656
2008 29 21 47 508 1 n/a n/a 0 606
2009 23 23 57 510 1 3 17 0 634
2010 25 19 52 514 3 4 7 0 624
2011 25 18 49 518 3 4 9 0 626
2012 24 9 50 527 1 1 9 0 621
2013 33 11 51 520 3 1 13 0 632
2014 26 9 47 553 3 1 13 0 652
2015 27 11 44 549 6 1 6 0 644
2016 18 13 38 552 3 1 7 0 632
2017 12 14 35 529 2 0 7 0 599
2018 11 15 34 519 2 0 8 0 589
2019 12 17 36 510 5 1 7 0 588
2020 10 13 31 482 5 1 5 0 547
2021 12 13 26 444 3 1 4 0 503
2022 10 15 29 423 2 2 7 0 488
2023 9 12 32 398 2 4 6 0 463

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 Howard Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 517 19.0 27.2 n/a
1989 558 22.0 25.3 n/a
1990 557 21.0 26.5 n/a
1991 564 22.0 25.6 n/a
1992 587 22.4 26.2 51.1
1993 621 21.0 29.6 48.8
1994 393 15.0 26.2 64.1
1995 452 17.0 26.6 62.4
1996 452 17.0 26.6 62.4
1997 535 26.5 20.2 65.4
1998 604 28.5 21.2 77
1999 619 28.5 21.7 73.2
2000 636 30.0 21.2 75
2001 662 31.0 21.4 76.9
2002 649 30.0 21.6 75.2
2003 649 30.0 21.6 75.2
2004 671 29.0 23.1 80.6
2005 626 29.0 21.6 79.8
2006 624 28.0 22.3 70.3
2007 656 28.0 23.4 75.4
2008 606 30.0 20.2 82.8
2009 634 26.0 21.1 80.6
2010 624 28.0 22.2 80.8
2011 626 n/a n/a 82.6
2012 621 24.5 25.3 82
2013 632 24.0 26.3 81.6
2014 652 23.0 28.3 84.8
2015 644 24.0 26.8 83.7
2016 632 26.0 24.3 85.3
2017 599 24.0 24.9 85.3
2018 589 24.0 24.5 87.6
2019 588 24.0 24.5 90.3
2020 547 n/a n/a 90.5
2021 503 21.0 23.9 88.5
2022 488 22.0 22.1 82.4
2023 463 20.0 23.1 90.3

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 Howard Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 517 19.0 27.2 n/a
1989 558 22.0 25.3 n/a
1990 557 21.0 26.5 n/a
1991 564 22.0 25.6 n/a
1992 587 22.4 26.2 51.1
1993 621 21.0 29.6 48.8
1994 393 15.0 26.2 64.1
1995 452 17.0 26.6 62.4
1996 452 17.0 26.6 62.4
1997 535 26.5 20.2 65.4
1998 604 28.5 21.2 77
1999 619 28.5 21.7 73.2
2000 636 30.0 21.2 75
2001 662 31.0 21.4 76.9
2002 649 30.0 21.6 75.2
2003 649 30.0 21.6 75.2
2004 671 29.0 23.1 80.6
2005 626 29.0 21.6 79.8
2006 624 28.0 22.3 70.3
2007 656 28.0 23.4 75.4
2008 606 30.0 20.2 82.8
2009 634 26.0 21.1 80.6
2010 624 28.0 22.2 80.8
2011 626 n/a n/a 82.6
2012 621 24.5 25.3 82
2013 632 24.0 26.3 81.6
2014 652 23.0 28.3 84.8
2015 644 24.0 26.8 83.7
2016 632 26.0 24.3 85.3
2017 599 24.0 24.9 85.3
2018 589 24.0 24.5 87.6
2019 588 24.0 24.5 90.3
2020 547 n/a n/a 90.5
2021 503 21.0 23.9 88.5
2022 488 22.0 22.1 82.4
2023 463 20.0 23.1 90.3

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

Howard Elementary

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionConditionalPolioHepatitis BVaricellaDTPMMR
201298.0%2.0%0.0%0.0%98.0%98.0%98.0%98.0%98.0%
201397.0%3.0%0.0%0.0%97.0%97.0%97.0%97.0%97.0%
201497.0%2.0%0.0%2.0%98.0%98.0%98.0%98.0%97.0%
201597.0%2.0%0.0%1.0%97.0%97.0%97.0%97.0%97.0%
201695.0%2.0%0.0%2.0%95.0%95.0%98.0%95.0%97.0%
201795.0%0.0%0.0%3.0%97.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%95.0%≥98.0%
2018≥98.0%≤2.0%≤2.0%≤2.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%
2019≥98.0%≤2.0%≤2.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%
202194.4%0.0%1.4%95.8%97.2%95.8%

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

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $7,663

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Howard Elementary

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 2169th of 5789 Elementary schoolsRanks 3026th of 5848 Elementary schools
 14.3%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Howard Elementary)52.426
 26.4%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Ontario-Montclair)40.134.8
 5.3%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.543
 5.6%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Howard Elementary)50.840
 10.8%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Ontario-Montclair)41.937.8
 4.1%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (California)50.245.1
 5.1%
4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Howard Elementary)50.643.8
 6.7%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Ontario-Montclair)43.536.4
 7.1%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)49.543.7
 5.7%
4th Grade Mathematics (Howard Elementary)52.832.9
 19.9%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Ontario-Montclair)38.132.6
 5.5%
   4th Grade Mathematics (California)44.940.8
 4.1%
5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Howard Elementary)4931.3
 17.8%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Ontario-Montclair)47.242.8
 4.4%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)51.746.7
 5%
5th Grade Mathematics (Howard Elementary)33.728.1
 5.5%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Ontario-Montclair)35.128.7
 6.4%
   5th Grade Mathematics (California)3833.4
 4.6%
5th Grade Science (Howard Elementary)30.514.1
 16.4%
   5th Grade Science (Ontario-Montclair)22.722.9
 0.2%
   5th Grade Science (California)31.731.9
 0.1%
6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Howard Elementary)66.248.6
 17.6%
   6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Ontario-Montclair)44.639.3
 5.3%
   6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.544.2
 4.3%
6th Grade Mathematics (Howard Elementary)53.536.1
 17.4%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Ontario-Montclair)32.926.1
 6.8%
   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 Students588463
 21.3%
African American1712
 29.4%
American Indian52
 60%
Asian3632
 11.1%
Hispanic510398
 22%
Pacific Islander14
 300%
White129
 25%
Two or More Races76
 14.3%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients90.3%90.3%
 0%


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Howard Elementary ranks 3034th of 5868 California elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 2 stars out of 5.

Students who attend Howard Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : Oaks Middle
High : Montclair High

Students at Howard Elementary are 86% Hispanic, 7% Asian, 3% African American, 2% White, 1% Two or more races.

In the 2022-23 school year, 463 students attended Howard Elementary.


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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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