Pleasant Ridge Union Elementary


The Pleasant Ridge Union Elementary School District in California comprises four schools: three elementary schools (Cottage Hill Elementary, Alta Sierra Elementary, and Arete Charter Academy) and one middle school (Magnolia Intermediate). This analysis provides a comprehensive overview of the key insights and standout schools within the district.

Among the elementary schools, Alta Sierra Elementary emerges as the standout, ranking 1586 out of 5,848 California elementary schools and earning a 4-star rating from SchoolDigger. Alta Sierra outperforms the district and state averages in Smarter Balanced Assessments for English Language Arts and Mathematics, and it achieves the highest proficiency rates in Science (CAST) for grade 5 at 70%. Additionally, Alta Sierra has the lowest student-teacher ratio (21.2) among the three elementary schools. Cottage Hill Elementary also performs well, with proficiency rates above the district and state averages in several grade levels for English Language Arts and Mathematics, as well as a relatively low chronic absenteeism rate of 22.6%.

In contrast, Arete Charter Academy underperforms the district and state averages in Smarter Balanced Assessments and CAST Science, and it has the highest student-teacher ratio (24.3) among the elementary schools. However, Arete Charter Academy stands out with the lowest chronic absenteeism rate in the district at 4.2%. The Magnolia Intermediate middle school has the highest chronic absenteeism rate at 29.2%. Overall, the schools within the Pleasant Ridge Union Elementary School District exhibit diverse performance and demographic characteristics, providing valuable insights for parents and the district to consider.

District Detail

 22580 Kingston Ln.
Grass Valley, CA 95949-7706

 (530) 268-2800

SchoolDigger Rank:
657th of 1563 California districts

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Grades served: K-8
Students: 1,401

Primary Schools: 3
Middle Schools: 1
High Schools: 0
Alternative Schools: 0

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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the California Department of Education.

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