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Ricardo Lizarraga Elementary School

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5 stars

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2014:
Based on 16 ratings
2013:
Based on 5 ratings
2012:
Based on 9 ratings
2011:
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Posted April 28, 2014

The recent fundraiser that was held by the school was great turn around time in receiving the merchandise was quick.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 22, 2014

I am glad to be in Mr.Aguliar class because we do stem.We learn lots of things.We also use iPads to learn about technology.We gave lots of fun.I recomend for kids to go to Ricardo Lizarraga Elemtary School.


Posted January 22, 2014

The staff and teachers are respectful and right, they teach you the right things, and it's a school that uses iPads. It's obviously awesome. - Isaac Hipolito


Posted January 21, 2014

The school is very nice, staffs are helpful and teachers. We have a gate program and with our teacher we do s.t.e.m which is really fun.


Posted January 21, 2014

I am glad that I am in Mr. Aguilar's class because we get to do stem. We get to learn about technology. We also get to have a lot of fun. -Roselyn


Posted January 21, 2014

E tenido muy buen experiencia en la escuela . Mis hijas han tiendo muy buenos maestros.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 21, 2014

My daughters transferred to this school at the beginning of the year and they love the school. They have great teachers and I am really happy that the school was the right choice. I really recommend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 21, 2014

Mr.Aguilar is the best teacher at this school. He is very fun, but strict when it comes to our work, We Dont play around when it comes to getting work done. The school is a great place. There's amazing, helpful staff members. We learn S.T.E.M, science, and technology. It is all very interesting. We have iPads. -Alejandro Alvarado


Posted January 19, 2014

We have stem with our teacher Mr.Aguilar. I'm glad to be in this school. Briana


Posted January 17, 2014

I'am glad to in the Gate Program with my amazing teacher Mr.Aguilar. He is one of the kindest and toughest teachers you can meet. I also appreciate to be in the honors class. - MIA BLANCO


Posted January 17, 2014

I strongly recommend R.L.E.S because it's a great school where students have great communication and interact with their teachers. It's a great learning experience for student it also provides the latest technology in class. - Mia's Mom
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 16, 2014

I realy like that my little brother jason is in the best school in South Central
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 16, 2014

I went to this school and i am currently in Santee high school it was such an awesome experience to go there there help and dedication towards students is just amazing and I'm glad my little brother Jason Resendiz is attending that school ! Go Lions! :)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 13, 2014

I am very glad to be in the Gate class with the amazing teacher Mr.Aguilar. I think he is one of the best teachers in 5th grade. I am appreciated to be in the honors class. -Jennifer H. :)


Posted January 12, 2014

Es una buena escuela porque se procupa por los ni os para ser mejores yo recomiendo Ricardo Lizarraga. Leonor
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2014

I am very happy to be attending this school because I am in the gate program. Mr. Aguilar is a 5th grade teacher ,he teaches the 5th grade gate program. He is the best teacher ever. I highly recommend you taking your child to this school. All the teachers are great and caring .-Brenda H. , a proud 5th grade student


Posted December 18, 2013

I like my school a lot because of the teachers mostly Mr. Aguilar because the gate class.


Posted August 28, 2013

iPads will be distribute to every single student in this school during the month of September. This will be a GREAT opportunity for all students to learn with the latest technology available. We welcome every child to our school. Esta escuela fue escogida para recivir iPads para cada estudiante. Esto ayudara que los estudiantes aprendan con la mejor tecnologia posible. Esta es una excelente escuela.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 22, 2013

Lizarraga Elementary School identify high achieving students, including those from diverse racial, socio-economic, linguistic, and cultural backgrounds, and provide opportunities for differentiated learning that meet the students particular abilities and talents. Last school year (2012-2013), Lizarraga ES provided differentiated structure to 65 gifted students. We have a wonderful and hard working staff willing to provide the proper instruction to our gifted and talented students. Our goal is to identify over 100 gifted students. This is the perfect school for gifted students. Mr. Aguilar, GATE Coordinator.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 9, 2013

The teachers are great and my daughter loves this school. I would recommend this school to any other parent.
—Submitted by a parent


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This school's
API score

783

Change from
2012 to 2013

+8

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

3 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

7 / 10


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The state goal for API is 800. All schools that are below 800 are assigned an API improvement target each year.
  • This school met its schoolwide API target for 2013.
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This school's
API score

783

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The Academic Performance Index (API) is a single number assigned to each school by the California Department of Education to measure overall school performance and improvement over time on statewide testing. The API ranges from 200 and 1000, with 800 as the state goal for all schools.
Change from
2012 to 2013

+8

Change from 2012 to 2013
Comparing the API Growth to the Base shows whether or not this school’s test score performance improved between Spring 2011 and Spring 2012. The API ranges between 200 and 1000, with 800 as the statewide goal for all schools. Schools scoring below an 800 are given at least a 5 point target for the next year.
API Statewide Rank
(2012)

3 / 10

API Statewide Rank (2012)
The API Statewide Rank ranges from 1 to 10. A rank of 10, for example, means that the school’s API fell into the top 10% of all schools in the state with a comparable grade range. The 2012 rank is based on results from tests students took in Spring 2012.
API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

7 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)
The API Similar Schools Rank ranges from 1 to 10. It shows how the school compares to other schools with similar student demographic profiles. The California Department of Education uses parent education level, poverty level, student ethnicity and other data to identify similar schools.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 56% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
43%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
49%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 46% in 2013.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
34%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
68%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 65% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
35%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
58%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 60% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
25%

2010

 
 
31%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
49%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
26%

2010

 
 
27%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students44%
Females48%
Males39%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino44%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged44%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability47%
English learner40%
Fluent-English proficient and English only60%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate44%
Parent education - high school graduate48%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students52%
Females50%
Males54%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino53%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged52%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability53%
English learner48%
Fluent-English proficient and English only70%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate53%
Parent education - high school graduate48%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students44%
Females49%
Males40%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino45%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged44%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability45%
English learner24%
Fluent-English proficient and English only69%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate41%
Parent education - high school graduate50%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students81%
Females78%
Males85%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino81%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged81%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability82%
English learner75%
Fluent-English proficient and English only89%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate82%
Parent education - high school graduate79%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students45%
Females51%
Males40%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino46%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged46%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability46%
English learner11%
Fluent-English proficient and English only75%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented96%
Parent education - not a high school graduate36%
Parent education - high school graduate54%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state62%

Math

All Students62%
Females63%
Males60%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino63%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged62%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability63%
English learner36%
Fluent-English proficient and English only85%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate51%
Parent education - high school graduate71%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state77%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students41%
Females46%
Males36%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino41%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged41%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability42%
English learner7%
Fluent-English proficient and English only64%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented97%
Parent education - not a high school graduate34%
Parent education - high school graduate57%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state41%

Math

All Students62%
Females69%
Males56%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino63%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged62%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability63%
English learner41%
Fluent-English proficient and English only77%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate56%
Parent education - high school graduate57%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state78%

Science

All Students49%
Females54%
Males45%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino50%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability49%
English learner12%
Fluent-English proficient and English only75%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented97%
Parent education - not a high school graduate44%
Parent education - high school graduate57%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state41%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 94% 52%
Black 6% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 11%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Two or more races 0% 3%
White 0% 26%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 2%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 0%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012
The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) School Experience Survey asks parents, students and employees about their school's learning environment. Results provide insight into school climate, such as whether the school is academically rigorous, engaging, safe, and collaborative. Learn more

We organized questions from the LAUSD School Experience Survey into five categories. The respondent group-level results (parents, students, and school employees) show the percent of each respondent group that agree or strongly agree that the school has positive results for that category.

Overall school results for each category are calculated by averaging across group-level results, ensuring that each respondent group is equally represented. Alongside the results for each school are the aggregated results across all LAUSD schools, which are provided as a basis for comparisons.

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Based on 538 responses

This school provides ... 1

High academic expectations for all studentsWhat's this?

This score measures the percent of parents and students that agree to strongly agree that this school sets high academic expectations for its students and expects them to be college-bound. This score is based on the average of the following LAUSD survey Content Areas: School Future Expectations (Parents), School Quality (Parents), Future Plans (Parents), Opportunities For Learning (Students), Future Plans (Students).

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This school
79%
agree
 

Parents

This school

 
74%
 

Students

This school

 
83%
 
Healthy, respectful relationshipsWhat's this?

This score measures the percent of students and employees that agree to strongly agree that this school has a positive learning environment and cultivates an atmosphere of respect. This score is based on the average of the following LAUSD survey Content Areas: School Support (Students), Commitment and Collaboration (Employees), Satisfaction (Students), School Support (Students).

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This school
78%
agree
 

Students

This school

 
78%
 
A safe, clean and orderly environmentWhat's this?

This score measures the percent of parents, students and employees that agree to strongly agree that this school has a well-kept facility and a safe environment conducive to learning. This score is based on the average of the following LAUSD survey Content Areas: School Cleanliness (Employees), School Safety (Employees), Safety (Parents), School Cleanliness (Students), School Safety (Students).

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This school
67%
agree
 

Parents

This school

 
76%
 

Students

This school

 
58%
 
Strong family engagementWhat's this?

This score measures the percent of parents and employees that agree to strongly agree that this school engages parents and communicates with families to promote student learning. This score is based on the average of the following LAUSD survey Content Areas: Parent Involvement (Employees), Feeling of Welcome (Parents), School Involvement (Parents), Teacher to Parent Communication (Parents).

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This school
73%
agree
 

Parents

This school

 
73%
 

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 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents20433%
Students33494%

12012-13 Los Angeles Unified School District School Experience Survey

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Delores Manrique
Fax number
  • (323) 846-9824

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Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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401 East 40th Place
Los Angeles, CA 90011
Phone: (323) 235-6960

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