Hickory Elementary

Public K-5

 2800 W. 227th St.
       Torrance, CA  90505-2912


(310) 533-4672

District: Torrance Unified

SchoolDigger Rank:
594th of 5,868 California Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $4,691 Help


Students who attend Hickory Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Madrona Middle
High:    Torrance High

Student/teacher ratio:  26.0 Help
Number of students:  815

Racial breakdown:

Asian:
53.9%
Hispanic:
19.1%
White:
12.4%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  16% Help


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Compare Details Hickory Elementary ranks better than 89.9% of elementary schools in California. It also ranks 8th 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 91.68. (See more...)
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Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Hickory Elementary is diverse. Racial makeup is: Asian (53.9%), Hispanic (19.1%), White (12.4%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 16% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Hickory Elementary is 26, which is the highest 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 Hickory Elementary is $4,691, which is the lowest among 17 elementary schools in the Torrance Unified School District!
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Hickory Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Hickory Elementary 594th of 5868 California public elementary schools. (See Hickory Elementary in the ranking list.)

Elementary School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


Multi-racial students:
English Language Learner students:
Special Education students:
Low Socio Economic Status students:
Female students:
Male students:
Asian students:
Hispanic students:
White students:


Torrance Unified:

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


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Rank History for Hickory Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Hickory Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 87.23 623rd 4809 87.0%
2005 86.45 667th 4822 86.2%
2006 86.23 675th 4818 86.0%
2007 78.30 1039th 5113 79.7%
2008 79.60 991st 5113 80.6%
2009 85.25 743rd 5193 85.7%
2010 80.67 977th 5314 81.6%
2011 80.14 995th 5377 81.5%
2012 88.21 536th 5390 90.1%
2013 88.45 560th 5530 89.9%
2015 92.79 463rd 5611 91.7%
2016 91.24 538th 5614 90.4%
2017 88.91 702nd 5692 87.7%
2018 89.06 679th 5662 88.0%
2019 91.50 555th 5789 90.4%
2022 93.90 449th 5883 92.4%
2023 91.68 588th 5848 89.9%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Hickory Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 55.45 183rd 339 46.0%
2019 70.90 128th 445 71.2%
2022 85.57 43rd 610 93.0%
2023 60.29 292nd 667 56.2%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Hickory Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 99.08 34th 3246 99.0%
2019 98.75 35th 3275 98.9%
2022 99.41 32nd 3311 99.0%
2023 98.05 44th 3240 98.6%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Hickory Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 85.23 229th 2416 90.5%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Hickory Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 86.55 426th 5084 91.6%
2022 97.34 102nd 5264 98.1%
2023 90.15 384th 5355 92.8%
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Rank History for Female students at Hickory Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 87.96 671st 5413 87.6%
2019 90.03 555th 5492 89.9%
2022 94.26 350th 5635 93.8%
2023 91.44 534th 5595 90.5%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Hickory Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 87.30 186th 2128 91.3%
2019 97.98 49th 2585 98.1%
2022 96.99 74th 2227 96.7%
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Rank History for Male students at Hickory Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 87.83 698th 5431 87.1%
2019 90.51 546th 5510 90.1%
2022 91.64 529th 5663 90.7%
2023 90.22 601st 5627 89.3%
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Rank History for Asian students at Hickory Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 62.05 516th 1071 51.8%
2019 62.02 520th 1149 54.7%
2022 63.80 525th 1154 54.5%
2023 62.86 552nd 1183 53.3%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Hickory Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 89.74 317th 4830 93.4%
2019 86.19 460th 4963 90.7%
2022 94.62 202nd 5084 96.0%
2023 89.82 355th 5079 93.0%
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Rank History for White students at Hickory Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 64.54 1023rd 2737 62.6%
2019 69.36 854th 2834 69.9%
2022 63.78 1017th 2726 62.7%
2023 70.71 777th 2659 70.8%
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Data source: test scores: California Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Enrollment information for Hickory Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 404 1 164 29 2 n/a n/a 0 600
1989 388 1 202 29 3 n/a n/a 0 623
1990 384 10 252 35 3 n/a n/a 0 684
1991 415 11 280 44 1 n/a n/a 0 751
1992 426 16 307 37 2 n/a n/a 0 788
1993 379 12 321 49 2 n/a n/a 0 763
1994 392 15 349 40 2 n/a n/a 0 798
1995 323 21 361 57 3 n/a n/a 0 765
1996 323 21 361 57 3 n/a n/a 0 765
1997 340 24 376 56 0 n/a n/a 0 796
1998 335 19 361 67 3 n/a n/a 0 785
1999 340 25 379 75 5 n/a n/a 0 824
2000 340 25 395 81 5 n/a n/a 0 846
2001 325 22 419 86 4 n/a n/a 0 856
2002 278 22 454 93 4 n/a n/a 0 851
2003 278 22 454 93 4 n/a n/a 0 851
2004 246 16 486 99 5 n/a n/a 0 852
2005 210 17 483 95 4 n/a n/a 8 817
2006 202 20 512 89 1 n/a n/a 8 832
2007 178 22 504 93 0 n/a n/a 52 849
2008 151 24 496 80 n/a n/a n/a 0 751
2009 145 23 515 66 2 2 90 0 843
2010 153 25 506 79 1 4 85 0 853
2011 155 20 492 84 2 7 86 0 846
2012 149 20 493 122 2 5 81 0 872
2013 149 24 480 136 1 4 86 0 880
2014 154 28 483 145 1 5 85 0 901
2015 141 25 510 151 1 4 81 0 913
2016 149 25 501 173 1 3 80 0 932
2017 147 31 492 195 0 3 85 0 953
2018 152 37 470 199 0 2 94 0 954
2019 142 37 481 189 0 2 98 0 949
2020 139 29 477 185 0 2 103 0 935
2021 117 31 448 185 0 2 99 0 882
2022 117 30 441 161 0 1 99 0 849
2023 101 30 439 156 0 1 88 0 815

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 Hickory Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 600 22.0 27.2 n/a
1989 623 22.0 28.3 n/a
1990 684 24.5 27.9 n/a
1991 751 29.0 25.8 n/a
1992 788 29.5 26.7 2.9
1993 763 28.0 27.3 4.1
1994 798 28.2 28.3 6
1995 765 30.4 25.2 8
1996 765 30.4 25.2 8
1997 796 30.0 26.5 5.9
1998 785 33.5 23.4 7.4
1999 824 36.5 22.6 6.8
2000 846 40.5 20.9 6
2001 856 43.5 19.7 5
2002 851 42.0 20.3 7.4
2003 851 42.0 20.3 7.4
2004 852 41.3 20.6 7.9
2005 817 39.5 20.7 7.7
2006 832 39.0 21.3 7.8
2007 849 38.0 22.3 8.2
2008 751 42.0 17.9 7.3
2009 843 37.0 21.1 5.9
2010 853 35.0 24.3 7.6
2011 846 n/a n/a 9.2
2012 872 32.2 27.0 n/a
2013 880 32.1 27.3 11.9
2014 901 34.1 26.3 10.3
2015 913 36.0 25.3 11.7
2016 932 35.0 26.6 12.1
2017 953 36.0 26.4 12.6
2018 954 36.0 26.5 15.5
2019 949 35.0 27.1 16.8
2020 935 n/a n/a 15.6
2021 882 34.0 25.9 17.3
2022 849 33.0 25.7 18.1
2023 815 31.2 26.0 16

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 Hickory Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 600 22.0 27.2 n/a
1989 623 22.0 28.3 n/a
1990 684 24.5 27.9 n/a
1991 751 29.0 25.8 n/a
1992 788 29.5 26.7 2.9
1993 763 28.0 27.3 4.1
1994 798 28.2 28.3 6
1995 765 30.4 25.2 8
1996 765 30.4 25.2 8
1997 796 30.0 26.5 5.9
1998 785 33.5 23.4 7.4
1999 824 36.5 22.6 6.8
2000 846 40.5 20.9 6
2001 856 43.5 19.7 5
2002 851 42.0 20.3 7.4
2003 851 42.0 20.3 7.4
2004 852 41.3 20.6 7.9
2005 817 39.5 20.7 7.7
2006 832 39.0 21.3 7.8
2007 849 38.0 22.3 8.2
2008 751 42.0 17.9 7.3
2009 843 37.0 21.1 5.9
2010 853 35.0 24.3 7.6
2011 846 n/a n/a 9.2
2012 872 32.2 27.0 n/a
2013 880 32.1 27.3 11.9
2014 901 34.1 26.3 10.3
2015 913 36.0 25.3 11.7
2016 932 35.0 26.6 12.1
2017 953 36.0 26.4 12.6
2018 954 36.0 26.5 15.5
2019 949 35.0 27.1 16.8
2020 935 n/a n/a 15.6
2021 882 34.0 25.9 17.3
2022 849 33.0 25.7 18.1
2023 815 31.2 26.0 16

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

Hickory Elementary

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionConditionalPolioHepatitis BVaricellaDTPMMR
201297.0%1.0%0.0%2.0%99.0%97.0%99.0%99.0%99.0%
201393.0%2.0%1.0%3.0%95.0%97.0%96.0%97.0%95.0%
201496.0%1.0%0.0%3.0%98.0%98.0%99.0%98.0%98.0%
201594.0%4.0%0.0%2.0%96.0%95.0%96.0%96.0%95.0%
201693.0%4.0%0.0%3.0%96.0%96.0%96.0%95.0%94.0%
2017≥99.0%≤1.0%≤1.0%≤1.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%
2018≥99.0%≤1.0%≤1.0%≤1.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%
2019≥99.0%≤1.0%≤1.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%

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

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $4,691

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Hickory Elementary

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 555th of 5789 Elementary schoolsRanks 588th of 5848 Elementary schools
 0.5%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Hickory Elementary)70.362.9
 7.4%
   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 (Hickory Elementary)78.471.3
 7.1%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Torrance Unified)73.971.9
 2%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (California)50.245.1
 5.1%
4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Hickory Elementary)72.781.8
 9.2%
   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 (Hickory Elementary)76.579.5
 3.1%
   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 (Hickory Elementary)76.971.7
 5.3%
   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 (Hickory Elementary)70.271.3
 1.1%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Torrance Unified)65.764.4
 1.4%
   5th Grade Mathematics (California)3833.4
 4.6%
5th Grade Science (Hickory Elementary)60.356.6
 3.7%
   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 Students949815
 14.1%
African American3730
 18.9%
American Indian00
Asian481439
 8.7%
Hispanic189156
 17.5%
Pacific Islander21
 50%
White142101
 28.9%
Two or More Races9888
 10.2%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients16.8%16%
 0.8%


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Hickory Elementary ranks 594th of 5868 California elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.

In the 2022-23 school year, 815 students attended Hickory Elementary.

Students at Hickory Elementary are 54% Asian, 19% Hispanic, 12% White, 11% Two or more races, 4% African American.

Students who attend Hickory Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : Madrona Middle
High : Torrance High


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