James A. Whitaker Elementary School

Serves grades KG - 6

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Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Test data: Reflects 2017 – 2018 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2016
  • Educational Environment: 2018 (latest available). Updated annually.

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School Overview

Address
8401 Montana St.
Buena Park, CA 90621
Phone
(714) 521-9770
District
BUENA PARK ELEMENTARY
County
ORANGE COUNTY
Type of School
Regular elementary or secondary
Magnet School
No
Charter School
No
Students Enrolled
519
Classroom Teachers
21

School Quality Ratings

School Quality Compared to California

5

(10 is best)

Better than 47.4% of CA schools.

School Quality Compared to U.S. info

4

(10 is best)

James A. Whitaker Elementary School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind Tests)

Grade 3

Discipline School State
Proficiency in Reading and Math 42 50
Proficiency in Reading 42 49
Proficiency in Math 42 51

Grade 4

Discipline School State
Proficiency in Reading and Math 41 48
Proficiency in Reading 37 50
Proficiency in Math 44 45

Grade 5

Discipline School State
Proficiency in Reading and Math 37 45
Proficiency in Reading 36 52
Proficiency in Math 38 38

Grade 6

Discipline School State
Proficiency in Reading and Math 41 44
Proficiency in Reading 40 50
Proficiency in Math 41 39

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

Class Size
AVG FOR THIS SCHOOL 24.71
AVG FOR DISTRICT 24.43
AVG FOR STATE 23.34
AVG FOR NATION 16.03
SCHOOL ENROLLMENT BY GRADE NUMBER OF STUDENTS PERCENTAGE
Kindergarten 81 15.6%
Grade 1 81 15.6%
Grade 2 63 12.1%
Grade 3 63 12.1%
Grade 4 75 14.5%
Grade 5 81 15.6%
Grade 6 75 14.5%
Total 519 100%

School enrollment by group

Ethnic/racial Groups This School This District This State
White (non-hispanic) 4.5% 6.3% 24.4%
Black 3.7% 4.0% 5.7%
Hispanic 83.9% 67.8% 56.5%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 6.9% 21.0% 12.4%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 1.0% 1.0% 1.0%
Economic Groups This School This District This State
ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED 87.7% 68.5% 59.0%
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE 76.7% 61.0% 52.0%
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE 11.0% 7.5% 7.1%
POPULATION DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
POPULATION 48,927 39,557,045
POPULATION DENSITY (per sq. mile) 6,802.9 250
POPULATION DISTRIBUTION BY AGE DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
4 YEARS OLD AND BELOW 6.9% 6.3%
5-19 YEARS OLD 17.4% 19.5%
20-44 YEARS OLD 38.5% 35.5%
45-64 YEARS OLD 26.1% 25.1%
65 OR OLDER 11.1% 13.6%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
Number Of Households 14,256 12,965,435
Single Parent Households With Children 13.0% 11.0%
Adults With At Least A High School Diploma 82.3% 82.9%
Adults With At Least A Bachelor's Degree 31.6% 33.3%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
$150,000 or more 14.9% 19.3%
$100,000 - $149,999 14.5% 16.2%
$75,000 - $99,999 13.6% 12.3%
$50,000 - $74,999 20.6% 15.9%
$30,000 - $49,999 17.4% 14.9%
$15,000 - $29,999 10.3% 11.9%
$15,000 or less 8.7% 9.5%

Education Expenditures

For This District Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $7,737 $37,307,814 51.6%
Support Expenditures
Student $489 $2,357,958 3.3%
Staff $375 $1,808,250 2.5%
General Administration $209 $1,007,798 1.4%
School Administration $713 $3,438,086 4.8%
Operation $1,146 $5,526,012 7.6%
Transportation $264 $1,273,008 1.8%
Other $635 $3,061,970 4.2%
Total Support $3,830 $18,468,260 25.5%
Non-instructional Expenditures $3,425 $16,515,350 22.8%
Total Expenditures $14,991 $72,286,602 100.0%
For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $7,110 $44,207,610,675 49.7%
Support Expenditures
Student $715 $4,444,735,486 5.0%
Staff $719 $4,472,549,320 5.0%
General Administration $117 $729,380,980 0.8%
School Administration $789 $4,904,545,120 5.5%
Operation $1,125 $6,991,988,357 7.9%
Transportation $265 $1,645,794,048 1.8%
Other $639 $3,971,963,894 4.5%
Total Support $4,368 $27,160,605,411 30.5%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,836 $17,635,368,261 19.8%
Total Expenditures $14,315 $89,004,272,569 100.0%
For The Nation Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $6,838 $346,122,956,267 50.6%
Support Expenditures
Student $679 $34,352,975,349 5.0%
Staff $546 $27,656,793,506 4.0%
General Administration $224 $11,359,077,651 1.7%
School Administration $657 $33,237,901,128 4.9%
Operation $1,054 $53,333,273,914 7.8%
Transportation $473 $23,948,272,674 3.5%
Other $420 $21,254,923,139 3.1%
Total Support $4,053 $205,142,872,671 30.0%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,612 $132,190,575,207 19.3%
Total Expenditures $13,503 $683,455,649,655 100.0%