Victor Elementary

Summary:

Victor Elementary is a public elementary school in Torrance, California, serving students from kindergarten to 5th grade as part of the Torrance Unified School District. With a diverse student population, Victor Elementary consistently outperforms state and district averages in academic achievement, particularly in Mathematics and for its English Language Learner and Special Education students.

Victor Elementary's academic performance is exceptional, with proficiency rates in English Language Arts/Literacy and Mathematics significantly higher than the state averages. The school's Mathematics proficiency is especially noteworthy, with 67.83% of students meeting or exceeding standards compared to the state average of 34.62%. Victor Elementary also stands out for its exceptional support of English Language Learners, ranking in the top 5% of California elementary schools for this student group. Additionally, the school's special education students perform well, ranking in the top 15% of California elementary schools.

Compared to nearby schools, Victor Elementary's academic performance is generally stronger than Joseph Arnold Elementary and Seaside Elementary in the Torrance Unified School District, as well as the schools in the Redondo Beach Unified School District. However, the school's White and multi-racial students have relatively lower performance compared to other subgroups, which could be an area for further investigation and targeted support.


Detail:

Public K-5

 4820 Spencer St.
       Torrance, CA  90503-2254


(310) 533-4542

District: Torrance Unified

SchoolDigger Rank:
979th of 5,874 California Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $5,122 Help


Students who attend Victor Elementary usually attend:

High:    West High

Student/teacher ratio:  24.4 Help
Number of students:  971

Racial breakdown:

Asian:
45.7%
Hispanic:
24.4%
White:
14.5%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  29% Help


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Compare Details Victor Elementary ranks better than 83.3% of elementary schools in California. It also ranks 11th 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 84.47. (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 Victor Elementary has the largest elementary school student body size in the Torrance Unified School District. Student population at Victor Elementary is diverse. Racial makeup is: Asian (45.7%), Hispanic (24.4%), White (14.5%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 29% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Victor Elementary is 24.4. 8 elementary schools in the Torrance Unified School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Victor Elementary is $5,122. 12 elementary schools in the Torrance Unified School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Victor Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Victor Elementary 979th of 5874 California public elementary schools. (See Victor Elementary in the ranking list.)

Elementary School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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Torrance Unified:

SchoolDigger ranks Torrance Unified 181st of 1563 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Victor Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Victor Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 84.90 712th 4809 85.2%
2005 82.37 840th 4822 82.6%
2006 80.62 939th 4818 80.5%
2007 86.55 688th 5113 86.5%
2008 84.13 789th 5113 84.6%
2009 86.68 665th 5193 87.2%
2010 82.57 864th 5314 83.7%
2011 83.77 804th 5377 85.0%
2012 83.10 842nd 5390 84.4%
2013 81.69 970th 5530 82.5%
2015 85.86 833rd 5611 85.2%
2016 89.94 619th 5614 89.0%
2017 89.01 696th 5692 87.8%
2018 84.88 896th 5662 84.2%
2019 86.88 801st 5789 86.2%
2022 88.74 758th 5883 87.1%
2023 84.47 979th 5874 83.3%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Victor Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 47.71 218th 339 35.7%
2019 33.36 337th 445 24.3%
2022 42.21 398th 610 34.8%
2023 39.11 466th 669 30.3%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Victor Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 92.23 146th 3246 95.5%
2019 90.61 158th 3275 95.2%
2022 99.49 24th 3311 99.3%
2023 98.15 42nd 3250 98.7%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Victor Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 78.66 329th 2420 86.4%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Victor Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 82.11 599th 5084 88.2%
2019 78.58 782nd 5173 84.9%
2022 84.42 575th 5264 89.1%
2023 81.04 737th 5374 86.3%
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Rank History for Female students at Victor Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 82.72 923rd 5413 82.9%
2019 89.50 591st 5492 89.2%
2022 87.71 743rd 5635 86.8%
2023 80.02 1103rd 5617 80.4%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Victor Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 94.33 97th 2128 95.4%
2019 93.86 108th 2585 95.8%
2022 90.74 158th 2227 92.9%
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Rank History for Male students at Victor Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 84.71 845th 5431 84.4%
2019 81.52 996th 5510 81.9%
2022 87.62 746th 5663 86.8%
2023 85.94 817th 5650 85.5%
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Rank History for Asian students at Victor Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 54.27 623rd 1071 41.8%
2019 65.66 462nd 1149 59.8%
2022 70.78 368th 1154 68.1%
2023 63.63 539th 1190 54.7%
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Rank History for African American students at Victor Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 84.99 60th 700 91.4%
2019 81.07 90th 747 88.0%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Victor Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 81.02 647th 4830 86.6%
2019 74.01 963rd 4963 80.6%
2022 82.91 634th 5084 87.5%
2023 78.31 814th 5098 84.0%
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Rank History for White students at Victor Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 52.70 1426th 2737 47.9%
2019 66.51 957th 2834 66.2%
2022 38.37 1791st 2726 34.3%
2023 47.84 1489th 2662 44.1%
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Data source: test scores: California Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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by a parent
Monday, March 20, 2017

Open Quote My kid has been attending this school since kindergarten and the experience has progressively deteriorated to the extent that I cannot wait for him to finish with this school.

The lower grade teachers were great, but 4th and 5th grade – not so much. The 5th grade teacher in particular is seen outsourcing the entire learning in the form of massive homework without introducing these concepts properly. Kids are harassed constantly in the name of preparing them for the middle school. Kept receiving feedback that my kid is not keeping up with homework and I thought that only my kid is struggling. But recently found out that most of the kids are struggling in this class and most of them are now less confident, scared of failure and even more scared of the middle school.

The office ladies are absolutely terrible in their attitude. Are famously known for yelling and talking down with everyone walking in. In last five years, I cannot think of one instance where I have seen them or heard about them being kind to anyone. I am willing to bet that they are unemployable in any other profession as such attitude is not saleable anywhere. I blame the principle for encouraging such attitude.

The school nurse is and exception and have heard a lot of good things from many kids. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Victor Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 429 7 232 42 0 n/a n/a 0 710
1989 443 10 233 51 0 n/a n/a 0 737
1990 410 8 264 57 0 n/a n/a 0 739
1991 485 11 286 49 1 n/a n/a 0 832
1992 469 13 329 53 2 n/a n/a 0 866
1993 362 39 388 106 0 n/a n/a 0 895
1994 402 38 344 118 0 n/a n/a 0 902
1995 440 43 348 121 3 n/a n/a 0 955
1996 440 43 348 121 3 n/a n/a 0 955
1997 417 56 394 119 14 n/a n/a 0 1000
1998 418 51 400 139 14 n/a n/a 0 1022
1999 388 55 419 149 14 n/a n/a 0 1025
2000 341 50 450 152 15 n/a n/a 0 1008
2001 307 42 498 177 16 n/a n/a 0 1040
2002 311 41 536 166 13 n/a n/a 0 1067
2003 311 41 536 166 13 n/a n/a 0 1067
2004 304 47 574 134 10 n/a n/a 0 1069
2005 271 39 571 146 7 n/a n/a 6 1040
2006 287 46 598 134 6 n/a n/a 12 1083
2007 269 41 597 108 6 n/a n/a 88 1109
2008 216 34 578 105 3 n/a n/a 0 936
2009 219 34 570 91 6 1 108 0 1029
2010 227 35 536 119 4 4 80 0 1005
2011 210 35 528 128 4 3 70 0 978
2012 184 30 534 148 3 7 67 0 973
2013 171 34 540 147 0 6 65 0 963
2014 166 35 545 168 3 7 49 0 973
2015 146 38 569 167 0 8 50 0 978
2016 131 35 585 177 0 8 52 0 988
2017 119 38 589 158 1 4 68 0 977
2018 119 49 540 173 1 6 77 0 965
2019 128 52 543 197 1 6 67 0 994
2020 118 48 534 205 1 5 78 0 989
2021 130 42 528 208 1 3 79 0 991
2022 122 52 467 232 4 2 83 0 962
2023 141 58 444 237 1 2 88 0 971

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 Victor Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 710 25.0 28.4 n/a
1989 737 25.0 29.4 n/a
1990 739 30.5 24.2 n/a
1991 832 34.0 24.4 n/a
1992 866 34.6 25.0 9.2
1993 895 34.0 26.3 12.8
1994 902 34.0 26.5 17.5
1995 955 36.6 26.1 26.2
1996 955 36.6 26.1 26.2
1997 1000 40.0 25.0 27.2
1998 1022 43.5 23.5 25.3
1999 1025 47.5 21.6 21.7
2000 1008 50.0 20.2 19.5
2001 1040 51.5 20.2 18.9
2002 1067 51.5 20.7 19.2
2003 1067 51.5 20.7 19.2
2004 1069 51.5 20.8 19.5
2005 1040 50.5 20.6 19.7
2006 1083 50.0 21.7 21
2007 1109 53.0 20.9 20.7
2008 936 55.2 17.0 24
2009 1029 49.0 18.5 22.7
2010 1005 44.0 22.8 22.2
2011 978 n/a n/a 21.3
2012 973 37.2 26.1 n/a
2013 963 37.4 25.7 27.1
2014 973 33.5 29.0 25
2015 978 38.0 25.7 27.7
2016 988 39.0 25.3 27
2017 977 37.0 26.4 22.4
2018 965 37.0 26.0 28.3
2019 994 39.0 25.4 29.1
2020 989 n/a n/a 26.1
2021 991 39.1 25.3 26.2
2022 962 39.8 24.1 25.5
2023 971 39.7 24.4 29

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 Victor Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 710 25.0 28.4 n/a
1989 737 25.0 29.4 n/a
1990 739 30.5 24.2 n/a
1991 832 34.0 24.4 n/a
1992 866 34.6 25.0 9.2
1993 895 34.0 26.3 12.8
1994 902 34.0 26.5 17.5
1995 955 36.6 26.1 26.2
1996 955 36.6 26.1 26.2
1997 1000 40.0 25.0 27.2
1998 1022 43.5 23.5 25.3
1999 1025 47.5 21.6 21.7
2000 1008 50.0 20.2 19.5
2001 1040 51.5 20.2 18.9
2002 1067 51.5 20.7 19.2
2003 1067 51.5 20.7 19.2
2004 1069 51.5 20.8 19.5
2005 1040 50.5 20.6 19.7
2006 1083 50.0 21.7 21
2007 1109 53.0 20.9 20.7
2008 936 55.2 17.0 24
2009 1029 49.0 18.5 22.7
2010 1005 44.0 22.8 22.2
2011 978 n/a n/a 21.3
2012 973 37.2 26.1 n/a
2013 963 37.4 25.7 27.1
2014 973 33.5 29.0 25
2015 978 38.0 25.7 27.7
2016 988 39.0 25.3 27
2017 977 37.0 26.4 22.4
2018 965 37.0 26.0 28.3
2019 994 39.0 25.4 29.1
2020 989 n/a n/a 26.1
2021 991 39.1 25.3 26.2
2022 962 39.8 24.1 25.5
2023 971 39.7 24.4 29

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

Victor Elementary

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionConditionalPolioHepatitis BVaricellaDTPMMR
201298.0%1.0%0.0%1.0%99.0%99.0%99.0%99.0%99.0%
201393.0%3.0%0.0%5.0%95.0%97.0%97.0%96.0%95.0%
201490.0%4.0%0.0%6.0%94.0%96.0%96.0%96.0%94.0%
201593.0%1.0%0.0%7.0%98.0%99.0%99.0%98.0%94.0%
201697.0%1.0%0.0%3.0%99.0%99.0%99.0%98.0%97.0%
2017≥99.0%≤1.0%≤1.0%≤1.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%
201896.0%0.0%1.0%2.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%98.0%98.0%
201996.0%0.0%1.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%98.0%
202095.9%0.0%1.8%97.0%

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

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $5,122

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Victor Elementary

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 801st of 5789 Elementary schoolsRanks 979th of 5874 Elementary schools
 2.8%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Victor Elementary)71.164.9
 6.1%
   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 (Victor Elementary)73.568.8
 4.6%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Torrance Unified)73.971.9
 2%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (California)50.245.1
 5.1%
4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Victor Elementary)60.159.9
 0.3%
   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 (Victor Elementary)6569.9
 4.9%
   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 (Victor Elementary)75.366.3
 9.1%
   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 (Victor Elementary)7565
 10%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Torrance Unified)65.764.4
 1.4%
   5th Grade Mathematics (California)3833.4
 4.6%
5th Grade Science (Victor Elementary)55.641.3
 14.4%
   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 Students994971
 2.3%
African American5258
 11.5%
American Indian11
Asian543444
 18.2%
Hispanic197237
 20.3%
Pacific Islander62
 66.7%
White128141
 10.2%
Two or More Races6788
 31.3%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients29.1%29%
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Victor Elementary ranks 979th of 5874 California elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.

Students who attend Victor Elementary usually go on to attend:

High : West High

In the 2022-23 school year, 971 students attended Victor Elementary.

Students at Victor Elementary are 46% Asian, 24% Hispanic, 15% White, 9% Two or more races, 6% African American.


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