H.B. Anderson Elementary School is located in the city of Garden Grove adjacent to the city of Westminster. H.B. Anderson is part of the Westminster School District, and serves 666 students in grades kindergarten through sixth. Additionally, 98 preschoolers and four special day class preschool students attend Anderson. This is one of the oldest suburban areas in Orange County. Table 1 depicts trends in overall student enrollment, percentage of students participating in the Free/Reduced Lunch program, and the number of students identified as English Language Learners over the past four years.
Trends in Anderson Elementary School Student Population
2009-10 through 2012-13
Demographic 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14
Total Enrollment 727 721 662 664
Free/Reduced Lunch 77% 86% 84% 85%
English Language Learners 76% 81% 78% 86%
The current population of the City of Garden Grove is 166,000. This city population is made up of 44% White, 24% Hispanic, 30% Asian, 1% African American, and 1% other. Anderson’s own population differs from that of the city. Anderson’s population is made up of 3% White, 54% Asian, and 41% Hispanic or Latino, and 2% other ethnic groups.
During the current year, Anderson received funding for Title I, Title III, EIA-LEP, and EIA-CE. The district provides funding for RSP, Speech, and Guidance. The school currently houses two Special Education classes for the severely handicapped and two State Preschool classes. Federally funded breakfast and lunch programs are also offered at Anderson School.
There are a total of 27 regular classroom teachers. We also have one PT computer lab assistant, one library media assistant, and one half-time Title I clerk-typist. In addition, there is one 50% teacher for reading and math intervention, two Special Day Education teachers, five Special Education Instructional assistants, one RSP teacher, one RSP instructional assistant, two part-time Community Liaisons, one speech and language pathologist, two State Preschool teachers with two Paraeducators (am & pm). Additional services and technical assistance are provided by the District through a psychologist (one day per week), a school nurse (one day per week), and one part-time health assistant.