Parker Whitney Elementary

Summary:

Parker Whitney Elementary is a public elementary school in Rocklin, California, serving students from kindergarten to 6th grade as part of the Rocklin Unified School District. While the school generally performs well, it faces some unique challenges compared to its high-performing neighbors in the district.

Parker Whitney Elementary has a higher percentage of White students (64.9%) compared to nearby schools like Valley View Elementary, which has a more diverse student population. Academically, Parker Whitney lags behind some of its peers, with lower proficiency rates on the Smarter Balanced Assessments for English Language Arts and Mathematics than Valley View Elementary. Additionally, Parker Whitney has a relatively high chronic absenteeism rate of 17.2%, significantly higher than the 8.7% rate at Breen Elementary.

Despite these challenges, Parker Whitney Elementary has maintained a consistent 4-star rating from SchoolDigger over the past decade, indicating a generally strong academic program. The school's performance also varies across different student subgroups, with White students performing lower compared to the overall school ranking, while Hispanic and low socioeconomic status students perform better relative to their peers statewide. By addressing areas for improvement, such as chronic absenteeism and 3rd grade English Language Arts, Parker Whitney Elementary can continue to provide a high-quality education for its students.


Detail:

Public K-6

 5145 Topaz Ave.
       Rocklin, CA  95677-2232


(916) 624-2491

District: Rocklin Unified

SchoolDigger Rank:
1348th of 5,874 California Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $7,356 Help


Students who attend Parker Whitney Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Spring View Middle
High:    Rocklin High

Student/teacher ratio:  20.7 Help
Number of students:  433

Racial breakdown:

White:
64.9%
Hispanic:
17.3%
Two or more races:
11.5%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  28.9% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Parker Whitney Elementary ranks better than 77.1% of elementary schools in California. It also ranks last among 11 ranked elementary schools in the Rocklin Unified School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 75.59. (See more...)
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Chronic absenteeism in a high school refers to a situation where students repeatedly miss school, with the threshold often defined as missing 10% or more of school days for any reason, excused or unexcused.
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (64.9%), Hispanic (17.3%), two or more races (11.5%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 28.9% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Parker Whitney Elementary is 20.7, which is the 4th best among 11 elementary schools in the Rocklin Unified School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Parker Whitney Elementary is $7,356, which is the highest among 11 elementary schools in the Rocklin Unified School District!
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Parker Whitney Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Parker Whitney Elementary 1348th of 5874 California public elementary schools. (See Parker Whitney Elementary in the ranking list.)

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Rocklin Unified:

SchoolDigger ranks Rocklin Unified 189th of 1563 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Parker Whitney Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Parker Whitney Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 81.77 831st 4809 82.7%
2005 88.79 552nd 4822 88.6%
2006 84.63 759th 4818 84.2%
2007 80.10 974th 5113 81.0%
2008 89.83 488th 5113 90.5%
2009 79.85 1011th 5193 80.5%
2010 84.58 750th 5314 85.9%
2011 83.06 842nd 5377 84.3%
2012 82.41 889th 5390 83.5%
2013 83.63 839th 5530 84.8%
2015 75.38 1306th 5611 76.7%
2016 67.23 1654th 5614 70.5%
2017 72.33 1457th 5692 74.4%
2018 79.27 1170th 5662 79.3%
2019 78.98 1220th 5789 78.9%
2022 79.48 1211th 5883 79.4%
2023 75.59 1348th 5874 77.1%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Parker Whitney Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 71.75 1094th 5084 78.5%
2019 71.91 1089th 5173 78.9%
2022 63.83 1475th 5264 72.0%
2023 55.25 2028th 5374 62.3%
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Rank History for Female students at Parker Whitney Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 76.47 1221st 5413 77.4%
2019 78.01 1167th 5492 78.8%
2022 76.74 1257th 5635 77.7%
2023 75.77 1254th 5617 77.7%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Parker Whitney Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 64.64 499th 2128 76.6%
2019 57.62 781st 2585 69.8%
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Rank History for Male students at Parker Whitney Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 79.92 1065th 5431 80.4%
2019 76.51 1235th 5510 77.6%
2022 79.15 1144th 5663 79.8%
2023 73.01 1371st 5650 75.7%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Parker Whitney Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 70.78 1106th 4830 77.1%
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Rank History for White students at Parker Whitney Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 60.36 1188th 2737 56.6%
2019 61.06 1171st 2834 58.7%
2022 60.21 1151st 2726 57.8%
2023 49.50 1440th 2662 45.9%
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Data source: test scores: California Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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Enrollment information for Parker Whitney Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 604 9 25 73 3 n/a n/a 0 714
1989 732 10 21 96 2 n/a n/a 0 861
1990 842 10 28 70 2 n/a n/a 0 952
1991 933 10 42 82 1 n/a n/a 0 1068
1992 845 13 25 61 0 n/a n/a 0 944
1993 672 5 32 37 1 n/a n/a 0 747
1994 722 6 33 31 3 n/a n/a 0 795
1995 679 9 26 28 8 n/a n/a 0 750
1996 679 9 26 28 8 n/a n/a 0 750
1997 687 12 27 31 4 n/a n/a 0 761
1998 650 14 27 35 6 n/a n/a 0 732
1999 617 16 30 46 8 n/a n/a 0 717
2000 606 17 34 47 6 n/a n/a 15 725
2001 585 14 38 36 8 n/a n/a 6 687
2002 467 17 26 27 3 n/a n/a 12 552
2003 467 17 26 27 3 n/a n/a 12 552
2004 432 13 16 27 1 n/a n/a 43 532
2005 417 17 18 21 4 n/a n/a 98 575
2006 430 5 17 27 1 n/a n/a 66 546
2007 375 6 19 40 3 n/a n/a 53 496
2008 351 6 10 37 2 n/a n/a 0 406
2009 357 6 14 42 3 1 75 0 498
2010 123 4 7 17 1 1 365 0 518
2011 378 5 16 72 2 1 19 0 493
2012 361 11 13 73 1 1 18 0 478
2013 333 10 12 68 1 3 18 0 445
2014 311 8 11 64 2 0 11 0 407
2015 296 5 18 70 4 2 15 0 410
2016 304 9 17 63 4 3 17 0 417
2017 314 7 20 71 4 3 24 0 443
2018 319 3 25 73 5 5 23 0 453
2019 318 3 24 72 5 3 28 0 453
2020 318 6 23 82 1 3 25 0 458
2021 272 1 19 78 1 1 25 0 397
2022 260 2 15 72 1 1 35 0 386
2023 281 1 26 75 0 0 50 0 433

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Parker Whitney Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 714 28.0 25.5 n/a
1989 861 32.0 26.9 n/a
1990 952 36.5 26.0 n/a
1991 1068 41.5 25.7 n/a
1992 944 42.2 22.3 23.1
1993 747 28.7 26.0 0
1994 795 29.7 26.8 10.1
1995 750 29.8 25.2 18.4
1996 750 29.8 25.2 18.4
1997 761 32.1 23.7 13
1998 732 35.6 20.6 21.4
1999 717 34.6 20.7 22.3
2000 725 35.0 20.7 17.9
2001 687 33.0 20.8 16.6
2002 552 29.5 18.7 23.3
2003 552 29.5 18.7 23.3
2004 532 26.0 20.5 22.3
2005 575 29.0 19.8 24.7
2006 546 28.5 19.2 26.9
2007 496 26.4 18.8 23.9
2008 406 29.1 14.0 26.4
2009 498 25.5 16.3 25.3
2010 518 24.3 21.3 25.1
2011 493 n/a n/a 27.8
2012 478 18.0 26.5 n/a
2013 445 16.6 26.8 35.1
2014 407 15.5 26.2 32.9
2015 410 17.0 24.1 32.4
2016 417 18.0 23.1 30.2
2017 443 20.0 22.1 25.7
2018 453 19.4 23.3 29.4
2019 453 20.0 22.6 28
2020 458 n/a n/a 26.6
2021 397 19.1 20.7 23.2
2022 386 19.3 19.9 24.1
2023 433 20.8 20.7 28.9

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Parker Whitney Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 714 28.0 25.5 n/a
1989 861 32.0 26.9 n/a
1990 952 36.5 26.0 n/a
1991 1068 41.5 25.7 n/a
1992 944 42.2 22.3 23.1
1993 747 28.7 26.0 0
1994 795 29.7 26.8 10.1
1995 750 29.8 25.2 18.4
1996 750 29.8 25.2 18.4
1997 761 32.1 23.7 13
1998 732 35.6 20.6 21.4
1999 717 34.6 20.7 22.3
2000 725 35.0 20.7 17.9
2001 687 33.0 20.8 16.6
2002 552 29.5 18.7 23.3
2003 552 29.5 18.7 23.3
2004 532 26.0 20.5 22.3
2005 575 29.0 19.8 24.7
2006 546 28.5 19.2 26.9
2007 496 26.4 18.8 23.9
2008 406 29.1 14.0 26.4
2009 498 25.5 16.3 25.3
2010 518 24.3 21.3 25.1
2011 493 n/a n/a 27.8
2012 478 18.0 26.5 n/a
2013 445 16.6 26.8 35.1
2014 407 15.5 26.2 32.9
2015 410 17.0 24.1 32.4
2016 417 18.0 23.1 30.2
2017 443 20.0 22.1 25.7
2018 453 19.4 23.3 29.4
2019 453 20.0 22.6 28
2020 458 n/a n/a 26.6
2021 397 19.1 20.7 23.2
2022 386 19.3 19.9 24.1
2023 433 20.8 20.7 28.9

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.

Kindergarten Immunization Rates

Parker Whitney Elementary

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionConditionalPolioHepatitis BVaricellaDTPMMR
201286.0%3.0%0.0%11.0%87.0%92.0%90.0%90.0%86.0%
201388.0%12.0%0.0%0.0%88.0%88.0%88.0%88.0%88.0%
201486.0%14.0%0.0%0.0%86.0%86.0%86.0%86.0%86.0%
201576.0%8.0%0.0%16.0%84.0%88.0%91.0%83.0%80.0%
201689.0%11.0%0.0%0.0%89.0%89.0%89.0%89.0%89.0%
201792.0%0.0%0.0%6.0%96.0%96.0%96.0%92.0%96.0%
201893.0%0.0%0.0%7.0%95.0%≥98.0%97.0%96.0%95.0%
201996.0%0.0%0.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%97.0%96.0%
202292.9%0.0%0.0%94.3%97.1%97.1%92.9%94.3%

Data source: California Department of Public Health
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Parker Whitney Elementary

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $7,356

Data source: California Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Parker Whitney Elementary

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 1220th of 5789 Elementary schoolsRanks 1348th of 5874 Elementary schools
 1.9%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Parker Whitney Elementary)6339
 24%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Rocklin Unified)67.859.5
 8.2%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.543
 5.6%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Parker Whitney Elementary)61.146.7
 14.4%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Rocklin Unified)7167.6
 3.4%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (California)50.245.1
 5.1%
4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Parker Whitney Elementary)69.660
 9.6%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Rocklin Unified)69.262.2
 7%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)49.543.7
 5.7%
4th Grade Mathematics (Parker Whitney Elementary)69.660
 9.6%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Rocklin Unified)68.765.8
 2.8%
   4th Grade Mathematics (California)44.940.8
 4.1%
5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Parker Whitney Elementary)67.861.7
 6.1%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Rocklin Unified)73.968.5
 5.4%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)51.746.7
 5%
5th Grade Mathematics (Parker Whitney Elementary)52.552.5
 0.1%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Rocklin Unified)62.163.4
 1.3%
   5th Grade Mathematics (California)3833.4
 4.6%
5th Grade Science (Parker Whitney Elementary)43.347.5
 4.2%
   5th Grade Science (Rocklin Unified)52.553.7
 1.3%
   5th Grade Science (California)31.731.9
 0.1%
6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Parker Whitney Elementary)58.170.4
 12.3%
   6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Rocklin Unified)71.469.1
 2.3%
   6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.544.2
 4.3%
6th Grade Mathematics (Parker Whitney Elementary)56.556.4
 0.1%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Rocklin Unified)63.362.7
 0.6%
   6th Grade Mathematics (California)38.533.2
 5.3%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students453433
 4.4%
African American31
 66.7%
American Indian50
 100%
Asian2426
 8.3%
Hispanic7275
 4.2%
Pacific Islander30
 100%
White318281
 11.6%
Two or More Races2850
 78.6%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients28%28.9%
 0.8%


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Students who attend Parker Whitney Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : Spring View Middle
High : Rocklin High

In the 2022-23 school year, 433 students attended Parker Whitney Elementary.

Parker Whitney Elementary ranks 1348th of 5874 California elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.

Students at Parker Whitney Elementary are 65% White, 17% Hispanic, 12% Two or more races, 6% Asian.


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