Salinas City Elementary


The Salinas City Elementary School District in California serves 15 elementary schools, providing education for students from kindergarten through 6th grade. The district is known for its diverse student population, with Hispanic students making up the majority across the schools. While the overall academic performance is mixed, with many schools scoring below state averages, a few standout institutions like Mission Park Elementary, University Park Elementary, and Laurel Wood Elementary demonstrate exceptional results, particularly in English Language Arts and Mathematics.

Chronic absenteeism rates vary significantly across the district, with Boronda Elementary reporting the lowest rate at 7.8% and Monterey Park Elementary having the highest at 34.7%. This suggests that addressing attendance issues could be a key strategy for improving overall student performance. Additionally, the data reveals a strong correlation between demographic factors, such as socioeconomic status and racial composition, and academic achievement, highlighting the need to address these underlying challenges.

While the majority of schools in the Salinas City Elementary School District face significant performance gaps, the success of a few institutions, like Salinas City Virtual Academy, suggests that there may be effective strategies or practices that could be replicated across the district to support student learning and achievement.

District Detail

 840 South Main St.
Salinas, CA 93901-1624

 (831) 753-5600

SchoolDigger Rank:
1305th of 1563 California districts

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Grades served: K-6
Students: 8,273

Primary Schools: 15
Middle Schools: 0
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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