Benjamin F. Beswick Elementary

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Benjamin F. Beswick Elementary is a public elementary school in Tustin, California, serving 396 students from kindergarten to 5th grade. The school is part of the Tustin Unified School District, which is ranked 429 out of 1,560 school districts in the state.

While the school has a significantly higher percentage of Hispanic students (85.61%) compared to nearby schools, it faces several challenges. Chronic absenteeism has risen from 7.3% in 2017-2018 to 24.8% in 2022-2023, notably higher than the range of 4.8% to 38.7% at nearby schools. Academically, Benjamin F. Beswick Elementary consistently underperforms the district and state in Smarter Balanced Assessments, with only 28.99% of students proficient or better in English Language Arts/Literacy in 2022-2023, compared to 60.19% for the district and 46.66% for the state. The school also has a very high percentage of students (87.63%) receiving free or reduced-price lunch, significantly higher than the nearby schools, which range from 8.35% to 92.86%.

Over the years, Benjamin F. Beswick Elementary's statewide ranking has declined, indicating a widening performance gap compared to other schools in California. The school's performance is particularly concerning for certain student subgroups, such as English Language Learners and Special Education students. When compared to nearby schools like Tustin Memorial Elementary, which ranked 123 out of 5,848 California elementary schools in 2022-2023, Benjamin F. Beswick Elementary consistently underperforms. These challenges suggest that socioeconomic factors may be playing a significant role in the academic outcomes of the school's diverse student population.


Detail:

Public K-5

 1362 Mitchell Ave.
       Tustin, CA  92780-5746


(714) 730-7385

District: Tustin Unified

SchoolDigger Rank:
3816th of 5,868 California Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $10,534 Help


Students who attend Benjamin F. Beswick Elementary usually attend:

High:    Tustin High

Student/teacher ratio:  26.4 Help
Number of students:  396

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
85.6%
Asian:
7.3%
White:
3.0%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  87.6% Help


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Compare Details Benjamin F. Beswick Elementary ranks worse than 65% of elementary schools in California. It also ranks 14th among 18 ranked elementary schools in the Tustin Unified School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 30.79. (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 Racial makeup is: Hispanic (85.6%), Asian (7.3%), White (3%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 87.6% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Benjamin F. Beswick Elementary is 26.4. 9 elementary schools in the Tustin Unified School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Benjamin F. Beswick Elementary is $10,534, which is the 6th highest among 18 elementary schools in the Tustin Unified School District.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Benjamin F. Beswick Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Benjamin F. Beswick Elementary 3816th of 5868 California public elementary schools. (See Benjamin F. Beswick Elementary in the ranking list.)

Elementary School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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Tustin Unified:

SchoolDigger ranks Tustin Unified 429th of 1560 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Benjamin F. Beswick Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Benjamin F. Beswick Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 26.27 3466th 4809 27.9%
2005 23.32 3743rd 4822 22.4%
2006 29.29 3362nd 4818 30.2%
2007 42.78 2749th 5113 46.2%
2008 26.70 3852nd 5113 24.7%
2009 25.75 4001st 5193 23.0%
2010 25.24 4208th 5314 20.8%
2011 30.24 3962nd 5377 26.3%
2012 37.62 3419th 5390 36.6%
2013 58.30 2221st 5530 59.8%
2015 34.02 3401st 5611 39.4%
2016 45.84 2718th 5614 51.6%
2017 43.25 2906th 5692 48.9%
2018 39.50 3186th 5662 43.7%
2019 39.45 3228th 5789 44.2%
2022 38.49 3198th 5883 45.6%
2023 30.79 3805th 5848 34.9%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Benjamin F. Beswick Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 56.18 1002nd 3246 69.1%
2019 59.54 842nd 3275 74.3%
2022 52.99 1053rd 3311 68.2%
2023 32.89 2322nd 3240 28.3%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Benjamin F. Beswick Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 28.23 1731st 2416 28.4%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Benjamin F. Beswick Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 53.31 2149th 5084 57.7%
2019 59.25 1817th 5173 64.9%
2022 47.53 2430th 5264 53.8%
2023 42.18 2885th 5355 46.1%
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Rank History for Female students at Benjamin F. Beswick Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 43.57 2856th 5413 47.2%
2019 36.17 3333rd 5492 39.3%
2022 36.94 3200th 5635 43.2%
2023 35.40 3323rd 5595 40.6%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Benjamin F. Beswick Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 37.88 1385th 2585 46.4%
2022 40.51 1053rd 2227 52.7%
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Rank History for Male students at Benjamin F. Beswick Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 35.82 3294th 5431 39.3%
2019 43.03 2836th 5510 48.5%
2022 40.06 3001st 5663 47.0%
2023 27.15 4009th 5627 28.8%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Benjamin F. Beswick Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 48.11 2342nd 4830 51.5%
2019 48.12 2409th 4963 51.5%
2022 53.11 2014th 5084 60.4%
2023 42.85 2685th 5079 47.1%
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Data source: test scores: California Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

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Enrollment information for Benjamin F. Beswick Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 221 75 85 118 4 n/a n/a 0 503
1989 231 51 81 141 0 n/a n/a 0 504
1990 214 32 46 175 0 n/a n/a 0 467
1991 153 48 60 204 1 n/a n/a 0 466
1992 156 51 67 207 5 n/a n/a 0 486
1993 185 55 69 305 0 n/a n/a 0 614
1994 154 49 78 325 0 n/a n/a 0 606
1995 105 28 62 586 3 n/a n/a 0 784
1996 105 28 62 586 3 n/a n/a 0 784
1997 83 28 58 483 1 n/a n/a 0 653
1998 75 18 61 528 1 n/a n/a 0 683
1999 84 27 58 509 0 n/a n/a 0 678
2000 67 22 50 534 0 n/a n/a 0 673
2001 53 14 44 545 0 n/a n/a 22 678
2002 37 9 53 591 3 n/a n/a 0 693
2003 37 9 53 591 3 n/a n/a 0 693
2004 28 9 46 597 2 n/a n/a 19 701
2005 21 12 50 583 3 n/a n/a 8 677
2006 26 14 28 561 3 n/a n/a 7 639
2007 26 10 37 502 3 n/a n/a 7 585
2008 30 15 42 517 3 n/a n/a 0 607
2009 27 17 44 510 2 1 11 0 612
2010 28 16 38 536 5 0 2 0 625
2011 33 11 34 562 3 4 5 0 652
2012 35 15 32 575 1 4 7 0 669
2013 34 19 36 602 1 1 7 0 700
2014 33 13 37 613 1 3 3 0 703
2015 31 10 41 591 1 2 2 0 678
2016 25 10 34 565 0 1 3 0 638
2017 19 11 30 534 0 1 3 0 598
2018 17 14 26 460 0 1 3 0 521
2019 20 14 24 398 0 0 5 0 461
2020 15 16 31 440 0 3 6 0 511
2021 11 15 28 371 1 0 6 0 432
2022 11 7 29 366 1 0 4 0 418
2023 12 7 29 339 1 1 7 0 396

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 Benjamin F. Beswick Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 503 18.0 27.9 n/a
1989 504 19.0 26.5 n/a
1990 467 19.0 24.5 n/a
1991 466 18.0 25.8 n/a
1992 486 18.3 26.5 44.4
1993 614 22.0 27.9 51.3
1994 606 21.5 28.2 54.8
1995 784 26.0 30.2 57.5
1996 784 26.0 30.2 57.5
1997 653 28.0 23.3 68.1
1998 683 31.0 22.0 83.7
1999 678 33.0 20.5 58.6
2000 673 33.0 20.4 67.2
2001 678 33.0 20.5 67.1
2002 693 33.0 21.0 67.7
2003 693 33.0 21.0 67.7
2004 701 32.0 21.9 71.4
2005 677 30.0 22.6 74.6
2006 639 30.0 21.3 53
2007 585 27.0 21.7 64.7
2008 607 30.0 20.2 71.7
2009 612 28.0 21.1 77.1
2010 625 24.6 25.4 76.8
2011 652 n/a n/a 80.2
2012 669 23.0 29.0 n/a
2013 700 22.1 31.6 85.6
2014 703 23.0 30.5 86.1
2015 678 23.0 29.4 88.1
2016 638 22.0 29.0 86.1
2017 598 21.0 28.4 58.7
2018 521 18.0 28.9 77.5
2019 461 16.2 28.4 74.6
2020 511 n/a n/a 85.7
2021 432 17.0 25.4 69.9
2022 418 17.0 24.5 63.9
2023 396 15.0 26.4 87.6

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 Benjamin F. Beswick Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 503 18.0 27.9 n/a
1989 504 19.0 26.5 n/a
1990 467 19.0 24.5 n/a
1991 466 18.0 25.8 n/a
1992 486 18.3 26.5 44.4
1993 614 22.0 27.9 51.3
1994 606 21.5 28.2 54.8
1995 784 26.0 30.2 57.5
1996 784 26.0 30.2 57.5
1997 653 28.0 23.3 68.1
1998 683 31.0 22.0 83.7
1999 678 33.0 20.5 58.6
2000 673 33.0 20.4 67.2
2001 678 33.0 20.5 67.1
2002 693 33.0 21.0 67.7
2003 693 33.0 21.0 67.7
2004 701 32.0 21.9 71.4
2005 677 30.0 22.6 74.6
2006 639 30.0 21.3 53
2007 585 27.0 21.7 64.7
2008 607 30.0 20.2 71.7
2009 612 28.0 21.1 77.1
2010 625 24.6 25.4 76.8
2011 652 n/a n/a 80.2
2012 669 23.0 29.0 n/a
2013 700 22.1 31.6 85.6
2014 703 23.0 30.5 86.1
2015 678 23.0 29.4 88.1
2016 638 22.0 29.0 86.1
2017 598 21.0 28.4 58.7
2018 521 18.0 28.9 77.5
2019 461 16.2 28.4 74.6
2020 511 n/a n/a 85.7
2021 432 17.0 25.4 69.9
2022 418 17.0 24.5 63.9
2023 396 15.0 26.4 87.6

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

Benjamin F. Beswick Elementary

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionConditionalPolioHepatitis BVaricellaDTPMMR
201295.0%1.0%0.0%4.0%96.0%98.0%99.0%97.0%97.0%
201396.0%0.0%0.0%4.0%96.0%100.0%99.0%97.0%97.0%
201497.0%1.0%0.0%2.0%97.0%99.0%99.0%97.0%97.0%
201599.0%0.0%0.0%1.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%99.0%
201699.0%1.0%0.0%0.0%99.0%99.0%99.0%99.0%99.0%
201795.0%0.0%0.0%5.0%95.0%95.0%≥98.0%95.0%≥98.0%
2018≥98.0%≤2.0%≤2.0%≤2.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%
201997.0%0.0%3.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%
202096.2%0.0%0.0%97.4%97.4%97.4%96.2%
202196.6%0.0%1.7%96.6%96.6%96.6%

Data source: California Department of Public Health
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Benjamin F. Beswick Elementary

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $10,534

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Benjamin F. Beswick 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 3228th of 5789 Elementary schoolsRanks 3805th of 5848 Elementary schools
 9.3%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Benjamin F. Beswick Elementary)35.818.1
 17.7%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Tustin Unified)56.353.3
 3%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.543
 5.6%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Benjamin F. Beswick Elementary)37.826.4
 11.4%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Tustin Unified)57.256.9
 0.3%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (California)50.245.1
 5.1%
4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Benjamin F. Beswick Elementary)48.435.1
 13.3%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Tustin Unified)5856.7
 1.3%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)49.543.7
 5.7%
4th Grade Mathematics (Benjamin F. Beswick Elementary)40.426.3
 14.1%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Tustin Unified)55.554.6
 1%
   4th Grade Mathematics (California)44.940.8
 4.1%
5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Benjamin F. Beswick Elementary)45.134.6
 10.5%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Tustin Unified)61.156.8
 4.2%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)51.746.7
 5%
5th Grade Mathematics (Benjamin F. Beswick Elementary)36.630.8
 5.8%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Tustin Unified)51.348.5
 2.8%
   5th Grade Mathematics (California)3833.4
 4.6%
5th Grade Science (Benjamin F. Beswick Elementary)22.925.6
 2.8%
   5th Grade Science (Tustin Unified)42.145.4
 3.3%
   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 Students461396
 14.1%
African American147
 50%
American Indian01
Asian2429
 20.8%
Hispanic398339
 14.8%
Pacific Islander01
White2012
 40%
Two or More Races57
 40%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients74.6%87.6%
 13%


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Students who attend Benjamin F. Beswick Elementary usually go on to attend:

High : Tustin High

In the 2022-23 school year, 396 students attended Benjamin F. Beswick Elementary.

Benjamin F. Beswick Elementary ranks 3816th of 5868 California elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 2 stars out of 5.

Students at Benjamin F. Beswick Elementary are 86% Hispanic, 7% Asian, 3% White, 2% African American, 2% Two or more races.


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