Norma Coombs Elementary

Public K-5

 2600 Paloma St.
       Pasadena, CA  91107-2642


 (626) 396-5660

 School Website

District: Pasadena Unified

SchoolDigger Rank:
2383rd of 5,662 California Elementary Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  24.5
Number of students:  442

Immunizations:

Fully immunized:
97.0%
Measles:
≥98.0%
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Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
47.7%
African American:
22.4%
White:
16.5%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  63.3%

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Compare Details In 2018, Norma Coombs Elementary ranked better than 57.9% of elementary schools in California. It also ranked 9th among 20 ranked elementary schools in the Pasadena Unified School District. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2018 the calculated Average Standard Score was 53.1. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Student population at Norma Coombs Elementary is diverse. Racial makeup is: Hispanic (47.7%), African American (22.4%), White (16.5%). (See more...)
Compare Details 63.3% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Norma Coombs Elementary is 24.5, which is the 6th best among 20 elementary schools in the Pasadena Unified School District. (See more...)
Compare Norma Coombs Elementary employs 18 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2018 Rankings:

Norma Coombs Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Norma Coombs Elementary 2383rd of 5662 California public elementary schools. (See Norma Coombs Elementary in the ranking list.)

Pasadena Unified:

SchoolDigger ranks Pasadena Unified 504th of 856 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Norma Coombs Elementary

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 62.02 1627th 4809 66.2%
2005 67.46 1437th 4822 70.2%
2006 73.30 1202nd 4818 75.1%
2007 69.72 1385th 5113 72.9%
2008 69.09 1447th 5113 71.7%
2009 75.07 1204th 5193 76.8%
2010 76.90 1138th 5314 78.6%
2011 66.73 1656th 5377 69.2%
2012 51.21 2547th 5390 52.7%
2013 69.50 1596th 5530 71.1%
2015 68.34 1561st 5611 72.2%
2016 65.19 1754th 5614 68.8%
2017 49.58 2572nd 5692 54.8%
2018 53.10 2383rd 5662 57.9%

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

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Data source: California Department of Education

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by a parent
Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Open Quote My child was here 3 years until we couldn’t take it anymore. My child was falling behind academically and I didn’t my child was safe.
In 2015, after an award ceremony, 3 parents got into a physical altercation. The police was called but no arrests were made. The principal did nothing despite having footage of the fight. We stayed another year in 2016 my child’s teacher had a “dumb table” which was where the teacher sent all the children that she felt weren’t learning. I expressed my concerns to the principal and asked her to keep them anonymous. The principal did not respect my wishes and the teacher began retaliating against my child. Homework came home with unclear instructions and she started giving my child extremely low grades despite my child being ahead of the class previously (according to her)
We stayed another year hoping these were isolated incidents. Our last year we noticed that our child was being treated differently by the principal. He was left out of all awards ceremonies and I was the butt of everyone’s jokes being called out of my name. Aside from the uncomfortable environment and the condescending attitude we were receiving, the things they teach the kids are not up to par compared to other schools. The kinder and first grade teachers are great. The PTA is too demanding. They want all your time and all your money. The school has tons of volunteer hours but they’re all from the same parents. Literally the same group of parents. My child is much happier now, leaving NCES was the best thing ever! Close Quote


by a parent
Saturday, March 10, 2018

Open Quote NCES is the perfect school for my child. It's a diverse, warm, nurturing environment. Academics are rigorous with a lot of individual attention from teachers to help students perform. There are a lot of great enrichment opportunities accessible to all students. I highly recommend it. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Norma Coombs Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 112 47 33 38 1 n/a n/a 0 231
1989 127 76 23 35 1 n/a n/a 0 262
1990 114 67 19 42 0 n/a n/a 0 242
1991 121 62 11 50 0 n/a n/a 0 244
1992 129 59 9 42 0 n/a n/a 0 239
1993 155 89 11 70 0 n/a n/a 0 325
1994 148 82 6 72 5 n/a n/a 0 313
1995 149 77 11 55 3 n/a n/a 0 295
1996 149 77 11 55 3 n/a n/a 0 295
1997 119 67 16 45 0 n/a n/a 0 247
1998 124 62 22 38 0 n/a n/a 0 246
1999 152 136 45 147 4 n/a n/a 5 489
2000 120 159 39 150 4 n/a n/a 0 472
2001 112 144 36 142 4 n/a n/a 0 438
2002 143 170 45 151 4 n/a n/a 0 513
2003 143 170 45 151 4 n/a n/a 0 513
2004 170 192 28 184 3 n/a n/a 0 577
2005 182 155 33 174 5 n/a n/a 3 552
2006 194 149 19 181 5 n/a n/a 0 548
2007 183 182 19 195 3 n/a n/a 4 586
2008 152 169 26 225 3 n/a n/a 0 575
2009 140 182 22 262 2 1 5 0 614
2010 84 170 35 276 2 2 6 0 575
2011 59 113 30 167 0 2 4 0 375
2012 72 135 40 182 3 3 5 0 440
2013 81 125 33 163 2 2 8 0 414
2014 85 125 37 171 3 1 7 0 429
2015 81 123 44 177 3 2 10 0 440
2016 79 119 40 199 3 2 16 0 458
2017 73 99 32 211 3 2 22 0 442

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 Norma Coombs Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 231 9.5 24.3 n/a
1989 262 9.4 27.8 n/a
1990 242 10.0 24.2 n/a
1991 244 9.5 25.6 n/a
1992 239 9.7 24.6 n/a
1993 325 10.7 30.4 27.4
1994 313 11.2 27.9 26.8
1995 295 10.6 27.8 30.2
1996 295 10.6 27.8 30.2
1997 247 12.0 20.6 43.7
1998 246 11.9 20.7 37.8
1999 489 20.0 24.5 55.2
2000 472 21.0 22.5 47.2
2001 438 22.0 19.9 45.4
2002 513 27.0 19.0 42.9
2003 513 27.0 19.0 42.9
2004 577 28.0 20.6 43.5
2005 552 27.8 19.9 39.3
2006 548 21.7 25.3 40.1
2007 586 25.8 22.7 44.3
2008 575 26.0 22.1 46.3
2009 614 24.0 25.6 34.5
2010 575 23.8 24.1 51.8
2011 375 n/a n/a 52.0
2012 440 17.9 24.4 99.3
2013 414 19.0 21.7 51.7
2014 429 17.4 24.6 61.8
2015 440 18.0 24.4 68.6
2016 458 19.0 24.1 64.2
2017 442 18.0 24.5 63.3

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Norma Coombs Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 231 9.5 24.3 n/a
1989 262 9.4 27.8 n/a
1990 242 10.0 24.2 n/a
1991 244 9.5 25.6 n/a
1992 239 9.7 24.6 n/a
1993 325 10.7 30.4 27.4
1994 313 11.2 27.9 26.8
1995 295 10.6 27.8 30.2
1996 295 10.6 27.8 30.2
1997 247 12.0 20.6 43.7
1998 246 11.9 20.7 37.8
1999 489 20.0 24.5 55.2
2000 472 21.0 22.5 47.2
2001 438 22.0 19.9 45.4
2002 513 27.0 19.0 42.9
2003 513 27.0 19.0 42.9
2004 577 28.0 20.6 43.5
2005 552 27.8 19.9 39.3
2006 548 21.7 25.3 40.1
2007 586 25.8 22.7 44.3
2008 575 26.0 22.1 46.3
2009 614 24.0 25.6 34.5
2010 575 23.8 24.1 51.8
2011 375 n/a n/a 52.0
2012 440 17.9 24.4 99.3
2013 414 19.0 21.7 51.7
2014 429 17.4 24.6 61.8
2015 440 18.0 24.4 68.6
2016 458 19.0 24.1 64.2
2017 442 18.0 24.5 63.3

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

Norma Coombs Elementary

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionConditionalPolioHepatitis BVaricellaDTPMMR
201275.0%0.0%0.0%25.0%84.0%94.0%91.0%83.0%84.0%
201386.0%4.0%0.0%10.0%90.0%96.0%95.0%92.0%93.0%
201493.0%0.0%0.0%7.0%93.0%100.0%100.0%93.0%93.0%
201594.0%0.0%0.0%6.0%94.0%100.0%100.0%94.0%94.0%
201695.0%3.0%0.0%2.0%97.0%97.0%97.0%95.0%95.0%
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%
201997.0%1.0%1.0%97.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%

Data source: California Department of Public Health




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