Harry Wirtz Elementary

Public K-5

 8535 Contreras St.
       Paramount, CA  90723-4378


(562) 602-8068

District: Paramount Unified

SchoolDigger Rank:
3881st of 5,883 California Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $4,984 Help

Students who attend Harry Wirtz Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Paramount Park Middle
High:    Paramount High

Student/teacher ratio:  19.9
Number of students:  518

Immunizations:

Fully immunized:
96.8%
Measles:
96.8%
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Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
91.5%
African American:
4.1%
White:
1.4%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  90.7%

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Compare Details Harry Wirtz Elementary ranks worse than 66% of elementary schools in California. It also ranks 3rd among 10 ranked elementary schools in the Paramount Unified School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2022 the calculated Average Standard Score was 29.79. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: Hispanic (91.5%), African American (4.1%), White (1.4%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 90.7% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Harry Wirtz Elementary is 19.9, which is the lowest among 11 elementary schools in the Paramount Unified School District! (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Harry Wirtz Elementary is $4,984, which is the highest among 11 elementary schools in the Paramount Unified School District!
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Schooldigger 2022 Rankings:

Harry Wirtz Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Harry Wirtz Elementary 3881st of 5883 California public elementary schools. (See Harry Wirtz Elementary in the ranking list.)

Paramount Unified:

SchoolDigger ranks Paramount Unified 1063rd of 1535 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Harry Wirtz Elementary

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 19.91 3937th 4809 18.1%
2005 20.69 3917th 4822 18.8%
2006 20.05 4006th 4818 16.9%
2007 20.77 4231st 5113 17.3%
2008 25.18 3953rd 5113 22.7%
2009 19.08 4491st 5193 13.5%
2010 22.68 4408th 5314 17.0%
2011 21.76 4554th 5377 15.3%
2012 18.72 4726th 5390 12.3%
2013 15.68 5008th 5530 9.4%
2015 22.67 4358th 5611 22.3%
2016 26.80 4028th 5614 28.3%
2017 25.97 4172nd 5692 26.7%
2018 31.97 3673rd 5662 35.1%
2019 29.48 3970th 5789 31.4%
2021 20.01 1160th 1417 18.1%
2022 29.79 3881st 5883 34.0%

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

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Enrollment information for Harry Wirtz Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1991 61 44 64 482 1 n/a n/a 0 652
1992 56 49 56 513 1 n/a n/a 0 675
1993 49 69 46 552 0 n/a n/a 0 716
1994 57 75 51 576 0 n/a n/a 0 759
1995 36 97 60 745 0 n/a n/a 0 938
1996 36 97 60 745 0 n/a n/a 0 938
1997 40 144 55 854 0 n/a n/a 0 1093
1998 45 159 54 984 0 n/a n/a 0 1242
1999 23 138 57 716 0 n/a n/a 0 934
2000 19 124 43 727 0 n/a n/a 0 913
2001 18 112 34 766 1 n/a n/a 0 931
2002 26 107 34 776 1 n/a n/a 0 944
2003 26 107 34 776 1 n/a n/a 0 944
2004 17 106 28 772 1 n/a n/a 0 924
2005 18 94 27 803 2 n/a n/a 0 944
2006 18 89 30 815 3 n/a n/a 0 955
2007 16 75 22 776 3 n/a n/a 0 892
2008 12 81 26 767 2 n/a n/a 0 888
2009 10 72 16 738 1 8 0 0 845
2010 16 45 14 669 4 3 2 0 753
2011 15 45 13 650 1 3 3 0 730
2012 14 54 13 609 0 0 4 0 694
2013 8 44 13 614 0 1 3 0 683
2014 10 37 10 592 1 6 2 0 658
2015 15 47 7 581 1 3 3 0 657
2016 14 48 8 563 0 2 5 0 640
2017 19 41 4 568 1 2 5 0 640
2018 16 30 6 527 1 8 6 0 594
2019 12 24 7 515 1 9 3 0 571
2020 11 21 7 488 1 6 2 0 536
2021 7 21 6 474 1 6 2 1 518

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 Harry Wirtz Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1991 652 27.0 24.1 n/a
1992 675 27.4 24.6 63.3
1993 716 29.0 24.7 65.2
1994 759 27.0 28.1 64.7
1995 938 32.0 29.3 84.1
1996 938 32.0 29.3 84.1
1997 1093 46.0 23.8 86.3
1998 1242 53.9 23.0 89.4
1999 934 43.0 21.7 88.9
2000 913 43.0 21.2 88.9
2001 931 42.0 22.2 85.5
2002 944 45.0 21.0 89.6
2003 944 45.0 21.0 89.6
2004 924 46.0 20.1 89.4
2005 944 43.0 22.0 0
2006 955 44.0 21.7 88.8
2007 892 42.0 21.2 89.6
2008 888 47.0 18.9 93.2
2009 845 38.0 20.1 88.3
2010 753 37.1 20.3 96.8
2011 730 n/a n/a 97.9
2012 694 28.0 24.7 n/a
2013 683 27.5 24.8 22.8
2014 658 21.5 30.6 94.8
2015 657 26.0 25.2 95.4
2016 640 29.0 22.0 95.5
2017 640 26.0 24.6 95.6
2018 594 28.0 21.2 95.5
2019 571 28.0 20.3 97.2
2020 536 n/a n/a 94.2
2021 518 26.0 19.9 90.7

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

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Student/Teacher Ratio Harry Wirtz Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1991 652 27.0 24.1 n/a
1992 675 27.4 24.6 63.3
1993 716 29.0 24.7 65.2
1994 759 27.0 28.1 64.7
1995 938 32.0 29.3 84.1
1996 938 32.0 29.3 84.1
1997 1093 46.0 23.8 86.3
1998 1242 53.9 23.0 89.4
1999 934 43.0 21.7 88.9
2000 913 43.0 21.2 88.9
2001 931 42.0 22.2 85.5
2002 944 45.0 21.0 89.6
2003 944 45.0 21.0 89.6
2004 924 46.0 20.1 89.4
2005 944 43.0 22.0 0
2006 955 44.0 21.7 88.8
2007 892 42.0 21.2 89.6
2008 888 47.0 18.9 93.2
2009 845 38.0 20.1 88.3
2010 753 37.1 20.3 96.8
2011 730 n/a n/a 97.9
2012 694 28.0 24.7 n/a
2013 683 27.5 24.8 22.8
2014 658 21.5 30.6 94.8
2015 657 26.0 25.2 95.4
2016 640 29.0 22.0 95.5
2017 640 26.0 24.6 95.6
2018 594 28.0 21.2 95.5
2019 571 28.0 20.3 97.2
2020 536 n/a n/a 94.2
2021 518 26.0 19.9 90.7

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

Harry Wirtz Elementary

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionConditionalPolioHepatitis BVaricellaDTPMMR
201294.0%2.0%0.0%4.0%96.0%98.0%97.0%95.0%94.0%
201393.0%1.0%0.0%7.0%94.0%94.0%96.0%94.0%95.0%
201490.0%2.0%1.0%8.0%94.0%93.0%90.0%92.0%92.0%
201593.0%0.0%0.0%7.0%98.0%99.0%94.0%98.0%98.0%
201692.0%1.0%0.0%7.0%96.0%96.0%98.0%97.0%97.0%
201792.0%0.0%0.0%8.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%94.0%95.0%
201864.0%0.0%0.0%34.0%69.0%87.0%94.0%64.0%73.0%
201991.0%0.0%2.0%92.0%98.0%93.0%92.0%93.0%
202096.8%0.0%0.0%96.8%

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

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $4,984

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Harry Wirtz 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
Pandemic (2021-2022)
Change (%)
Ranks 3970th of 5789 Elementary schoolsRanks 3881st of 5883 Elementary schools
 2.6%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Pandemic (2021-2022)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Harry Wirtz Elementary)4441.5
 2.5%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Paramount Unified)41.134.4
 6.7%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.542.2
 6.4%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Harry Wirtz Elementary)50.541
 9.5%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Paramount Unified)48.734
 14.7%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (California)50.243.5
 6.7%
4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Harry Wirtz Elementary)44.339.1
 5.2%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Paramount Unified)44.433.2
 11.2%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)49.544.2
 5.3%
4th Grade Mathematics (Harry Wirtz Elementary)35.220.3
 14.9%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Paramount Unified)41.223.3
 17.9%
   4th Grade Mathematics (California)44.938.3
 6.7%
5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Harry Wirtz Elementary)2927.9
 1.2%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Paramount Unified)42.838.9
 3.9%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)51.747.1
 4.6%
5th Grade Mathematics (Harry Wirtz Elementary)7.56.3
 1.2%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Paramount Unified)27.615.8
 11.9%
   5th Grade Mathematics (California)3831.6
 6.4%
5th Grade Science (Harry Wirtz Elementary)6.48.9
 2.5%
   5th Grade Science (Paramount Unified)18.415.6
 2.8%
   5th Grade Science (California)31.731.2
 0.5%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Total Students571518
 9.3%
African American2421
 12.5%
American Indian11
Asian76
 14.3%
Hispanic515474
 8%
Pacific Islander96
 33.3%
White127
 41.7%
Two or More Races32
 33.3%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients97.2%90.7%
 6.5%




Frequently Asked Questions about Harry Wirtz Elementary

Harry Wirtz Elementary ranks 3881st of 5883 California elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 2 stars out of 5.

In the 2020-21 school year, 518 students attended Harry Wirtz Elementary.

Students at Harry Wirtz Elementary are 92% Hispanic, 4% African American, 1% White, 1% Asian, 1% Pacific Islander.

Students who attend Harry Wirtz Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : Paramount Park Middle
High : Paramount High


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