Joseph Arnold Elementary

Public K-5

 4100 227th St.
       Torrance, CA  90505-2246


(310) 533-4524

District: Torrance Unified

SchoolDigger Rank:
499th of 5,868 California Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $5,154 Help


Students who attend Joseph Arnold Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Calle Mayor Middle
High:    South High

Student/teacher ratio:  23.4 Help
Number of students:  587

Racial breakdown:

Asian:
43.6%
Hispanic:
22.5%
White:
13.6%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  19.9% Help


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Compare Details Joseph Arnold Elementary ranks better than 91.5% of elementary schools in California. It also ranks 6th among 17 ranked elementary schools in the Torrance Unified School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 93.01. (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 Student population at Joseph Arnold Elementary is diverse. Racial makeup is: Asian (43.6%), Hispanic (22.5%), White (13.6%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 19.9% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Joseph Arnold Elementary is 23.4, which is the 2nd best among 17 elementary schools in the Torrance Unified School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Joseph Arnold Elementary is $5,154. 11 elementary schools in the Torrance Unified School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Joseph Arnold Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Joseph Arnold Elementary 499th of 5868 California public elementary schools. (See Joseph Arnold Elementary in the ranking list.)

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Multi-racial students:
English Language Learner students:
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Low Socio Economic Status students:
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Asian students:
Hispanic students:
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Torrance Unified:

SchoolDigger ranks Torrance Unified 179th of 1560 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Joseph Arnold Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Joseph Arnold Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 84.58 721st 4809 85.0%
2005 81.17 880th 4822 81.8%
2006 85.09 733rd 4818 84.8%
2007 81.89 895th 5113 82.5%
2008 82.28 866th 5113 83.1%
2009 88.34 567th 5193 89.1%
2010 84.60 748th 5314 85.9%
2011 80.75 957th 5377 82.2%
2012 82.34 894th 5390 83.4%
2013 84.71 780th 5530 85.9%
2015 92.57 469th 5611 91.6%
2016 89.38 654th 5614 88.4%
2017 91.12 573rd 5692 89.9%
2018 84.19 934th 5662 83.5%
2019 89.51 668th 5789 88.5%
2022 92.41 565th 5883 90.4%
2023 93.01 495th 5848 91.5%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Joseph Arnold Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 90.25 10th 445 97.8%
2022 55.05 318th 610 47.9%
2023 70.01 201st 667 69.9%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Joseph Arnold Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 91.55 156th 3246 95.2%
2019 96.18 79th 3275 97.6%
2022 98.20 56th 3311 98.3%
2023 91.51 116th 3240 96.4%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Joseph Arnold Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 95.06 100th 2416 95.9%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Joseph Arnold Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 77.05 815th 5084 84.0%
2022 93.35 234th 5264 95.6%
2023 92.68 281st 5355 94.8%
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Rank History for Female students at Joseph Arnold Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 85.48 801st 5413 85.2%
2019 87.11 714th 5492 87.0%
2022 86.21 806th 5635 85.7%
2023 89.43 658th 5595 88.2%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Joseph Arnold Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 78.29 307th 2128 85.6%
2019 82.07 307th 2585 88.1%
2022 92.65 134th 2227 94.0%
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Rank History for Male students at Joseph Arnold Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 80.81 1027th 5431 81.1%
2019 88.27 678th 5510 87.7%
2022 94.27 360th 5663 93.6%
2023 94.12 359th 5627 93.6%
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Rank History for Asian students at Joseph Arnold Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 59.52 560th 1071 47.7%
2019 63.99 489th 1149 57.4%
2022 69.68 395th 1154 65.8%
2023 70.33 390th 1183 67.0%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Joseph Arnold Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 59.52 1649th 4830 65.9%
2019 86.86 433rd 4963 91.3%
2022 78.39 804th 5084 84.2%
2023 83.76 581st 5079 88.6%
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Rank History for White students at Joseph Arnold Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 51.57 1472nd 2737 46.2%
2019 49.22 1574th 2834 44.5%
2022 74.45 642nd 2726 76.4%
2023 77.89 505th 2659 81.0%
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Data source: test scores: California Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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by a parent
Saturday, February 11, 2023

Open Quote Teachers communicate frequently with parents re: student progression and are focused on teaching core subjects (I have not had to deal with any woke nonsense). Extracurricular activities could use more depth but overall would recommend. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Joseph Arnold Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 205 1 106 25 0 n/a n/a 0 337
1989 243 6 109 18 0 n/a n/a 0 376
1990 236 8 110 21 0 n/a n/a 0 375
1991 222 7 136 27 0 n/a n/a 0 392
1992 223 8 132 31 0 n/a n/a 0 394
1993 222 13 134 39 0 n/a n/a 0 408
1994 234 10 154 45 0 n/a n/a 0 443
1995 255 18 173 53 0 n/a n/a 0 499
1996 255 18 173 53 0 n/a n/a 0 499
1997 280 21 185 63 4 n/a n/a 0 553
1998 274 20 205 78 4 n/a n/a 0 581
1999 273 17 215 82 6 n/a n/a 0 593
2000 267 16 209 80 5 n/a n/a 0 577
2001 311 10 238 80 12 n/a n/a 0 651
2002 287 14 267 78 12 n/a n/a 0 658
2003 287 14 267 78 12 n/a n/a 0 658
2004 304 7 275 71 9 n/a n/a 1 667
2005 271 9 283 79 4 n/a n/a 4 650
2006 281 17 259 79 4 n/a n/a 4 644
2007 274 17 266 75 5 n/a n/a 18 655
2008 236 16 278 79 3 n/a n/a 0 612
2009 209 15 283 76 2 4 25 0 614
2010 193 21 288 77 3 5 18 0 605
2011 175 17 315 87 4 3 19 0 620
2012 155 21 327 107 4 3 26 0 643
2013 160 27 344 124 2 2 21 0 680
2014 139 34 368 128 4 4 23 0 700
2015 129 28 392 140 3 5 36 0 733
2016 122 28 394 125 3 2 53 0 727
2017 117 17 387 110 1 2 52 0 686
2018 100 17 391 131 1 3 57 0 700
2019 97 29 385 116 1 3 63 0 694
2020 108 31 370 108 1 6 67 0 691
2021 97 33 344 106 1 7 70 0 658
2022 90 38 290 120 1 4 68 0 611
2023 80 34 256 132 1 5 79 0 587

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 Joseph Arnold Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 337 11.0 30.6 n/a
1989 376 13.0 28.9 n/a
1990 375 13.0 28.8 n/a
1991 392 13.0 30.1 n/a
1992 394 13.2 29.8 3.6
1993 408 14.0 29.1 5.9
1994 443 15.0 29.5 8.6
1995 499 19.5 25.6 12.6
1996 499 19.5 25.6 12.6
1997 553 22.5 24.6 11.2
1998 581 27.5 21.1 11.4
1999 593 35.5 16.7 11
2000 577 28.5 20.2 8.3
2001 651 32.5 20.0 12.1
2002 658 32.5 20.2 13.1
2003 658 32.5 20.2 13.1
2004 667 32.5 20.5 12.8
2005 650 33.0 19.7 15.3
2006 644 27.5 23.4 14.4
2007 655 32.0 20.5 14.3
2008 612 33.8 18.1 18.3
2009 614 30.0 18.5 15.3
2010 605 27.0 22.4 17.9
2011 620 n/a n/a 17.4
2012 643 25.5 25.1 n/a
2013 680 27.7 24.5 21.6
2014 700 24.5 28.5 20.6
2015 733 29.0 25.2 22.8
2016 727 30.0 24.2 22.3
2017 686 27.4 25.0 18.5
2018 700 28.0 25.0 23.4
2019 694 27.0 25.7 21.5
2020 691 n/a n/a 19.1
2021 658 27.4 24.0 19.3
2022 611 25.6 23.8 19.3
2023 587 25.0 23.4 19.9

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 Joseph Arnold Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 337 11.0 30.6 n/a
1989 376 13.0 28.9 n/a
1990 375 13.0 28.8 n/a
1991 392 13.0 30.1 n/a
1992 394 13.2 29.8 3.6
1993 408 14.0 29.1 5.9
1994 443 15.0 29.5 8.6
1995 499 19.5 25.6 12.6
1996 499 19.5 25.6 12.6
1997 553 22.5 24.6 11.2
1998 581 27.5 21.1 11.4
1999 593 35.5 16.7 11
2000 577 28.5 20.2 8.3
2001 651 32.5 20.0 12.1
2002 658 32.5 20.2 13.1
2003 658 32.5 20.2 13.1
2004 667 32.5 20.5 12.8
2005 650 33.0 19.7 15.3
2006 644 27.5 23.4 14.4
2007 655 32.0 20.5 14.3
2008 612 33.8 18.1 18.3
2009 614 30.0 18.5 15.3
2010 605 27.0 22.4 17.9
2011 620 n/a n/a 17.4
2012 643 25.5 25.1 n/a
2013 680 27.7 24.5 21.6
2014 700 24.5 28.5 20.6
2015 733 29.0 25.2 22.8
2016 727 30.0 24.2 22.3
2017 686 27.4 25.0 18.5
2018 700 28.0 25.0 23.4
2019 694 27.0 25.7 21.5
2020 691 n/a n/a 19.1
2021 658 27.4 24.0 19.3
2022 611 25.6 23.8 19.3
2023 587 25.0 23.4 19.9

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

Joseph Arnold Elementary

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionConditionalPolioHepatitis BVaricellaDTPMMR
201294.0%2.0%0.0%4.0%98.0%97.0%98.0%98.0%95.0%
201390.0%2.0%0.0%8.0%92.0%97.0%97.0%90.0%92.0%
201484.0%3.0%0.0%13.0%91.0%87.0%97.0%91.0%97.0%
201584.0%1.0%0.0%15.0%87.0%96.0%96.0%86.0%90.0%
201691.0%0.0%1.0%8.0%93.0%99.0%99.0%92.0%94.0%
2017≥99.0%≤1.0%≤1.0%≤1.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%
201895.0%0.0%1.0%0.0%97.0%98.0%98.0%97.0%97.0%
201997.0%2.0%1.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%98.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%
202097.2%2.8%0.0%97.2%98.2%97.2%

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

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $5,154

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Joseph Arnold 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
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 668th of 5789 Elementary schoolsRanks 495th of 5848 Elementary schools
 3.1%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Joseph Arnold Elementary)74.365.1
 9.2%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Torrance Unified)66.765.7
 1%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.543
 5.6%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Joseph Arnold Elementary)78.265.9
 12.3%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Torrance Unified)73.971.9
 2%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (California)50.245.1
 5.1%
4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Joseph Arnold Elementary)62.579.4
 16.9%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Torrance Unified)66.670.5
 3.9%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)49.543.7
 5.7%
4th Grade Mathematics (Joseph Arnold Elementary)6074.8
 14.8%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Torrance Unified)70.572.5
 2.1%
   4th Grade Mathematics (California)44.940.8
 4.1%
5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Joseph Arnold Elementary)79.479
 0.4%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Torrance Unified)70.470.6
 0.2%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)51.746.7
 5%
5th Grade Mathematics (Joseph Arnold Elementary)75.878.1
 2.4%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Torrance Unified)65.764.4
 1.4%
   5th Grade Mathematics (California)3833.4
 4.6%
5th Grade Science (Joseph Arnold Elementary)64.964.6
 0.3%
   5th Grade Science (Torrance Unified)52.453.4
 1.1%
   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 Students694587
 15.4%
African American2934
 17.2%
American Indian11
Asian385256
 33.5%
Hispanic116132
 13.8%
Pacific Islander35
 66.7%
White9780
 17.5%
Two or More Races6379
 25.4%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients21.5%19.9%
 1.5%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Joseph Arnold Elementary

Yes. Joseph Arnold Elementary ranks in the top 8.5% of California elementary schools.

In the 2022-23 school year, 587 students attended Joseph Arnold Elementary.

Students at Joseph Arnold Elementary are 44% Asian, 22% Hispanic, 14% White, 13% Two or more races, 6% African American.

Students who attend Joseph Arnold Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : Calle Mayor Middle
High : South High


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