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La Merced Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 865 students

 

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Posted August 12, 2013

My child has been going to this school for 3 years since 2nd grade she has loved it since she got there. She has made great friends. Mrs.Marin&Mrs.Angulo were the best teachers she ever had this school is the best school ever she said I wouldn't trust any other school because this one is the one.The education is the best if anyone talked bad this school the are lying cause this is the greatest school ever.!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 2, 2012

This school is a mess....Mixing 1st graders with Kindergarten my child is on his 3rd teacher in less than three months.... ... child is falling behind and not intrested in this class because iteacher is doing work that is no chalange for her.......
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2009

Great teachers, super great principal (Mr. Olague) overall awesome school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 14, 2007

Love mrs johnson and mra robles!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 13, 2007

My child has been to this school for 6 years and I never had a problem I recemend this school to every parent
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 26, 2006

First and foremost I would like to say how very grateful I am to most of the teachers at LME. I have four children and my youngest currently attends LME and although she is only in the first grade she can come home and share with us the creative ways she is taught different subjects. As for the staff in the front office, for the most part they are kind and helpful to the parents, but I've witnessed when they have been quite rude to the students. I don't want my child to be afraid to have to ask any questions. So it would be nice to see them put a smile on for the students too.When it comes to the parking don't get me started it's ridiculous!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2006

This school does not meet any of my expections. As for academics, you are better off to homeschool your child. The amount of work not accomplished due to poor class management becomes your responsibility. So what's the point of sending your child to school? Like I said, homeschool or find a good private school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 23, 2006

Both my children attended this school. Every teacher they've had have been great. My son has ADHD - His teachers have been very patient and understanding - Wanting to help him in any way they could.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 10, 2006

I pick up a child at La Merced Elementary every every Friday to spend the weekend with me. I am always impressed by the feeling of love and friendliness at this school. I think a child's learning atmosphere is extremely important. We've heard stories from adults who attended cold, unfeeling schools. Not La Merced! Children learn better and behave better when there are caring adults. Especially, I want to mention the wonderful office staff. Not only are they cordial and helpful with me, but I see how they interact with the children who come in the doors, greeting each one like a family friend, by name, asking how everything and everyone is. The child I pick up is in first grade and quite advanced. I suspect it has a lot to do with the great atmosphere at La Merced. On this basis, I recommend this school highly.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 25, 2006

There are really no extracurricular activities at La Merced Elementary. The school's physical environment has been improving in the past few years as the school has gotten a facelift with wonderfully colorful murals. The teachers are readily available to speak with parents, and there is a very low turnover rate. So parents become very familiar with most teachers. I've noticed that parents tend to say mostly positive things about the teachers, with the exception of a few teachers that have difficulty relating to parents and their students it seems. Academically the school is average. What is most impressive of the school is the Dual Language program that is available. Parents from outside the district come to LME specifically for it. Students become bilingual and biliterate in English and Spanish. Its really a gem of a program tucked away in a otherwise average school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 7, 2005

My daughter is starting her second year at La Merced. The teachers are the greatest. The office staff and principal are wonderful. School has been wonderful for my child. I hope that all my children will attend La Merced.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 26, 2005

I went to thtis school when I was a young child. I made numerous friends,I remebered being well taken care of and learned so much.I recomend this school to everyone.The teachers are wonderfull,especially Ms.Zwall. She was terrific teacher in all subjects, and care about us veryy much. I ahve nothing bad to say about this school.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted October 4, 2003

This school has some strong experience teachers who have taught 25 or more years.
—Submitted by a parent


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704

Change from
2012 to 2013

-19

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

1 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

1 / 10


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2012 to 2013

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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.
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English Language Arts

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

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
38%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
44%
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.

144 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
34%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

146 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
53%
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.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
48%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
57%
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.

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
n/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.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students42%
Females56%
Males31%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino39%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability45%
English learner25%
Fluent-English proficient and English only58%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate33%
Parent education - high school graduate45%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)48%
Parent education - college graduate67%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state17%

Math

All Students42%
Females46%
Males38%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino38%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability44%
English learner34%
Fluent-English proficient and English only49%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate28%
Parent education - high school graduate39%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)39%
Parent education - college graduate50%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state56%
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 Students20%
Females25%
Males14%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino17%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)36%
Economically disadvantaged19%
Not economically disadvantaged22%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability21%
English learner4%
Fluent-English proficient and English only27%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate7%
Parent education - high school graduate13%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)23%
Parent education - college graduate26%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students46%
Females53%
Males39%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino43%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)64%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disability21%
Students with no reported disability49%
English learner35%
Fluent-English proficient and English only52%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate33%
Parent education - high school graduate33%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)39%
Parent education - college graduate60%
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 Students43%
Females47%
Males40%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino43%
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%
Not economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability44%
English learner11%
Fluent-English proficient and English only50%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate35%
Parent education - high school graduate44%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)44%
Parent education - college graduate59%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students50%
Females48%
Males51%
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 disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability50%
English learner42%
Fluent-English proficient and English only51%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate53%
Parent education - high school graduate50%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)41%
Parent education - college graduate65%
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%
Females48%
Males41%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino42%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability46%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only54%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate26%
Parent education - high school graduate45%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)34%
Parent education - college graduate69%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students39%
Females42%
Males36%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino36%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability40%
English learner5%
Fluent-English proficient and English only46%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate33%
Parent education - high school graduate32%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)34%
Parent education - college graduate67%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students42%
Females39%
Males46%
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 disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability43%
English learner5%
Fluent-English proficient and English only49%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate33%
Parent education - high school graduate39%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)41%
Parent education - college graduate62%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Hispanic 94%
White 3%
Asian 1%
Two or more races 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0%
Black 0%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 80%N/AN/A
English language learners 34%N/AN/A
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 0%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
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  • Spanish

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School Leader's name
  • Adolfo Herrera
Fax number
  • (323) 887-5806

Resources

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  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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  • Library
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