Location: Mcclellan, CA
Are you a student or parent at Elwood J. Keema High School? Want to understand how to get the most out of high school?
We've written the best guide to Elwood J. Keema High available. Here we'll cover:
- Breakdowns of student ethnicity, gender, and family income
- How safe Elwood J. Keema High is to attend
- SAT/ACT/AP scores earned by Elwood J. Keema High students
- Which AP/IB classes you can take at Elwood J. Keema High
- Every sports team you can join at Elwood J. Keema High
Let's get started!
Elwood J. Keema High School is a public school, supporting grades 7 to 12 . It's located in Mcclellan, CA in Sacramento County.
Based on its location, Elwood J. Keema High is classified as a school in a large suburb. Here's the location on a map:
Elwood J. Keema High School5201 Arnold Ave. Mcclellan, CA 95652
Phone number: 9165663410
Elwood J. Keema High School homepage: https://khs-trusd-ca.schoolloop.com/
Principal: Elmena NelsonEmail the principal: [email protected]
The total enrollment at Elwood J. Keema High School is 573 students, making it a somewhat large high school, in the top half of all California high schools by size.
As a mid-sized high school, Elwood J. Keema High strikes the balance between size and comfort. There will be enough students to provide a diversity of experiences, like clubs and sports, for you to join. But it'll be small enough that you'll likely get to know most people in your class.
Growth in Student Body Size
Is Elwood J. Keema High School growing or shrinking? This will help you see trends in where the school is headed.
From our calculations, the enrollment at Elwood J. Keema High has steadily decreased over the past few years. We calculate this by comparing enrollment in grades 9 to 12.
|Male Students||Female Students||All Students|
As you can see in the table above, the senior class is 279 students larger than the freshman class. This suggests that Elwood J. Keema High is shrinking in size and taking on fewer students.
There are a few reasons this can happen. The population of Mcclellan could be decreasing, thus sending fewer students into Elwood J. Keema High. Alternatively, other schools (like charter or private schools) might be appearing, drawing students away.
Are there more boys or girls at Elwood J. Keema High School?
From our statistics, Elwood J. Keema High has a 45:55 split between male and female students in the high school grades.
Elwood J. Keema High has a balanced male-female ratio that's largely representative of the general population in Sacramento County. Since the student body is roughly half and half, it should feel like there are equal numbers of boys and girls in your classes.
This usually means that Elwood J. Keema High doesn't strongly select for either males or females, unlike other schools that have a large majority of males or females.
What's the racial diversity at Elwood J. Keema High School? Does one ethnicity make up most of the student body, or is it fairly balanced?
From our statistics, Elwood J. Keema High has a diverse student body. No single ethnicity composes more than 50% of all students, which means you'll be surrounded by a diverse set of students in class. Only a third of California schools show this much diversity.
The most common ethnicity at Elwood J. Keema High is Hispanic. In California, 51.5% of all students are Hispanic, making it the most common ethnicity. Even though Elwood J. Keema High is relatively diverse, students of Hispanic descent are the most common ethnicity here.
|American Indian/Alaska Native||0.8%||5|
|Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander||0.8%||5|
|Two or more races||6.9%||40|
High schools usually reflect the population in the surrounding area, so the ethnicities of students likely resembles those of Mcclellan. If you'd like to see how other nearby schools look in diversity, just google "[name of school] prepscholar" to find our guide to that specific school.
Income Level of Elwood J. Keema High Families
What are the family incomes of students at Elwood J. Keema High School? To determine this, we look at the number of students who qualify for free or reduced lunches, a classification by the US federal government.
To qualify for a reduced price meal, family income needs to be below 185% of the federal poverty guidelines. For a family of 4, this means an income of around $45,000 or below.
To qualify for a free meal, family income needs to be below 130% of the federal poverty guidelines. For a family of 4, this means an income of around $32,000 or below.
The lower the percentage of students who qualify for free or reduced price meals, the higher the income levels are likely to be.
At Elwood J. Keema High, 4.8% of students qualify for reduced-price lunches, and 68.2% qualify for free lunches.
This means Elwood J. Keema High has a moderate percentage of students at or near poverty. About half of all schools in California show this level of poverty or greater. The income level of families in Mcclellan is likely to be relatively low.
|Do not qualify for reduced-price or free lunches||154||26.8%|
As with ethnicity, this likely reflects the surrounding community in Mcclellan and doesn't speak much about the school itself.
Elwood J. Keema High is in the middle 50% of schools by income level. Generally, higher income level schools are better-funded and have a higher quality range of classes and activities. Elwood J. Keema High is likely in the middle of the pack in this regard and will give you a good set of options to try.
If you have any interests that Elwood J. Keema High doesn't cover, look to your local community for activities, or to the Internet for self-study AP classes.
Download our free guide on the top 5 strategies you must be using to improve your score. This guide was written by Harvard graduates and SAT perfect scorers. If you apply the strategies in this guide, you'll study smarter and make huge score improvements.
How safe is Elwood J. Keema High School to attend? Can you expect a lot of conflict as a student here?
To study this, we look at disciplinary data for two types of incidents at Elwood J. Keema High: referrals to law enforcement (when incidents are reported to police), and arrests.
These are the most serious disciplinary actions available to school administration and are more severe than suspensions or expulsions. Suspensions are often discretionary and can be given just for being disruptive in class. In contrast, law enforcement referrals and arrests often indicate incidents that put the safety of other Elwood J. Keema High students at risk.
In the school year of 2011-2012, there were 2 referrals to law enforcement (2 male, 0 female), and 0 school-related arrests. This is out of a total enrollment of 730 students.
To put this into perspective, most California schools (59% of them) reported 0 law enforcement referrals and arrests.
This means that 0.2 Elwood J. Keema High is a safe school. For every 100 students, there is much fewer than 1 law-enforcement related action. It's not a perfect record, but it happens so infrequently that it might have just been a few bad apples.
With this record, is Elwood J. Keema High School significantly different from other schools in the area? It could be that Elwood J. Keema High has an especially bad record, or it could be that the local area shows a pattern.
Compare this school with other high schools in the same school district, using the following table:
Twin Rivers Unified School District Safety
|School Name||Total Referred||Total Arrests||Enrollment|
|Grant Union High||0||0||2026|
|Rio Linda High||0||0||1843|
|Pacific Career And Technology High||0||0||131|
|Miles P. Richmond||0||0||42|
Now we get to a major aspect of assessing a high school: academic performance. How good of an education will you get at Elwood J. Keema High School? Will you be competitive for college? Will you have access to advanced classes?
We've compiled everything we could find about Elwood J. Keema High's academics here.
To start off, an important benchmark of academic achievement is graduation rate. For all students who start high school at Elwood J. Keema High, the state of California wants as many students to graduate as possible, since a high school diploma can mean a big difference in getting a job.
At Elwood J. Keema High, 45% (of 368) Elwood J. Keema High students graduated within four years of starting high school.
Here's how this stacks up to other schools. The California state government has defined 90% as a target rate. The state average is around 80-85%.
Elwood J. Keema High is in the 28th percentile of all public high schools in California for graduation rate. This is below average. Generally, a graduation rate of above 90% is considered good and well above average, and below 75% is well below average.
Note: This data comes from a few years back, but the trends are likely to stay the same, since schools don't get significantly better or worse within a short period of time.
Next, we'll look at another major piece of high school academics: standardized testing performance for Elwood J. Keema High School students. These are tests that are administered to large populations of students for comparison purposes.
As of 2014, eleventh graders attending Elwood J. Keema High School must take standardized tests in English/Language Arts and Math as part of the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP). These align with the new Common Core standards and are called the "Smarter Balanced" tests.
If Elwood J. Keema High students meet or exceed state standards, they're academically prepared to graduate high school and go to college. Specifically, we care about the percentage of students who meet or exceed state standards. The larger this number, the higher the preparation of students at Elwood J. Keema High.
At Elwood J. Keema High School, 20% of students meet or exceed state standards in English/Language Arts.
This is considered below average and puts Elwood J. Keema High in the bottom 50% of all high schools in California for English/Language Arts. The majority of Elwood J. Keema High students do not pass state standards, and only a small percentage pass.
This specific percentage isn't much cause for concern - because the Common Core is new, the pass rate at Elwood J. Keema High will likely rise over time. But it still reflects Elwood J. Keema High's below average standing among California high schools.
English/Language Arts Test Results (2015)
Read more about what’s measured in each ELA area score here.
The other major test taken for state assessments is Math. Across the state, Math performance is generally lower than English/Language Arts performance, so it's natural for this number to be lower.
At Elwood J. Keema High School, 0% of students meet or exceed state standards in Math. This is considered well below average and puts Elwood J. Keema High in the bottom 25% of all high schools in California. The vast majority of Elwood J. Keema High students don't meet state standards, and only a small percentage pass.
Math Test Results (2015)
Read more about what’s measured in each Math area score, go here.
Want to get more useful information about high school classes and preparing for colleges? Our blog has a ton of articles and advice on topics ranging from coursework and GPA to letters of recommendation, extracurriculars, and much more!
Ready to bulk up your schedule and maximize your college preparedness? Read all about the Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate programs.
Not quite in high school yet, but eager to get started? We've also got information for younger students interested in advanced learning opportunities, both in and out of school.
If You Liked Our Advice...
Our experts have written hundreds of useful articles on improving your SAT score and getting into college. You'll definitely find something useful here.Visit our blog now.
Subscribe to our newsletter to get FREE strategies and guides sent to your email. Learn how to ace the SAT/ACT and get into college, with exclusive tips and insights that we share with our private newsletter subscribers.
You should definitely follow us on social media. You'll get updates on our latest articles right on your feed. Follow us on all of our social networks:
The data on this page is drawn from a variety of sources, including (but not limited to):
- National Center for Educational Statistics CCD 2013-2014
- "Free or reduced price lunch: A proxy for poverty?", NCES Blog
- CRDC 2011-2012 school year data
- California Department of Education SAT, ACT, and AP Test Results
- California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) System Results