Valencia Elementary

Summary:

Valencia Elementary is a public elementary school in Upland, California, serving 587 students from kindergarten to 6th grade. This high-performing school consistently ranks among the top elementary schools in the state, with strong academic achievement and a diverse student population.

Valencia Elementary's students outperform the Upland Unified School District and the state of California in English Language Arts and Mathematics assessments. In the 2022-2023 school year, 60.28% of Valencia Elementary students were proficient or better in ELA, compared to 51.87% for the district and 46.66% for the state. The school's performance is particularly strong in 3rd grade ELA (70% proficient or better) and 6th grade ELA (69.51% proficient or better). Compared to nearby schools like Baldy View Elementary, which has a student population that is 75.96% Hispanic, Valencia Elementary has a more diverse student body, with 44.29% White, 35.09% Hispanic, and 14.14% Asian students.

However, Valencia Elementary has seen a significant increase in chronic absenteeism, from 2.0% in 2017-2018 to 14.8% in 2022-2023, which is a concerning trend. Additionally, while the school's performance for Hispanic students is particularly strong, ranking among the top-performing schools in the state for this subgroup, the performance for Asian students is relatively weaker. When compared to nearby schools, Valencia Elementary generally outperforms Foothill Knolls Academy of Innovation and Baldy View Elementary, but some schools in the neighboring Alta Loma Elementary School District, such as Floyd M. Stork Elementary and Jasper Elementary, demonstrate even stronger academic performance.


Detail:

Public K-6

 541 W. 22nd St.
       Upland, CA  91784-8914


(909) 949-7830

District: Upland Unified

SchoolDigger Rank:
1303rd of 5,868 California Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $11,028 Help


Students who attend Valencia Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Pioneer Junior High
High:    Upland High

Student/teacher ratio:  24.2 Help
Number of students:  587

Racial breakdown:

White:
44.3%
Hispanic:
35.1%
Asian:
14.1%
more

Free/discounted lunch recipients:  39.9% Help


 See top rated California elementary schools

 Compare Valencia Elementary to nearby elementary schools!

Performance Trends
Help
Compare Details Valencia Elementary ranks better than 77.8% of elementary schools in California. It also ranks 3rd among 10 ranked elementary schools in the Upland Unified School District. (See more...)
Help
Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 76.41. (See more...)
Help
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
Help
Compare Details Student population at Valencia Elementary is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (44.3%), Hispanic (35.1%), Asian (14.1%). (See more...)
Help
Compare Details 39.9% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
Help
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Valencia Elementary is 24.2, which is the 5th best among 10 elementary schools in the Upland Unified School District. (See more...)
Help
Compare Valencia Elementary employs 24.1 full-time teachers.
Finance
Help
Compare Details The average total spent per student at Valencia Elementary is $11,028, which is the lowest among 10 elementary schools in the Upland Unified School District!
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Valencia Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Valencia Elementary 1303rd of 5868 California public elementary schools. (See Valencia Elementary in the ranking list.)

Elementary School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


Special Education students:
Low Socio Economic Status students:
Female students:
Male students:
Asian students:
Hispanic students:
White students:


Upland Unified:

SchoolDigger ranks Upland Unified 634th of 1560 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


What do you think?

Your rating for Valencia Elementary?

Rank History for Valencia Elementary

Help
Compare

Rank History for all students at Valencia Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 90.10 507th 4809 89.5%
2005 87.10 640th 4822 86.7%
2006 88.14 586th 4818 87.8%
2007 88.76 574th 5113 88.8%
2008 91.10 417th 5113 91.8%
2009 91.95 353rd 5193 93.2%
2010 88.53 536th 5314 89.9%
2011 86.87 648th 5377 87.9%
2012 89.17 476th 5390 91.2%
2013 88.66 550th 5530 90.1%
2015 81.43 1062nd 5611 81.1%
2016 75.69 1284th 5614 77.1%
2017 74.41 1364th 5692 76.0%
2018 77.18 1257th 5662 77.8%
2019 85.96 852nd 5789 85.3%
2022 86.64 870th 5883 85.2%
2023 76.41 1298th 5848 77.8%
See the entire list of California Elementary School Rankings!

Rank History for Special Education students at Valencia Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 67.80 505th 2416 79.1%
See the entire list of Best California Elementary Schools for Special Education Students!

Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Valencia Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 85.01 489th 5084 90.4%
2019 93.21 192nd 5173 96.3%
2022 88.76 405th 5264 92.3%
2023 71.19 1152nd 5355 78.5%
See the entire list of Best California Elementary Schools for Low Socio Economic Status Students!

Rank History for Female students at Valencia Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 75.40 1270th 5413 76.5%
2019 82.12 978th 5492 82.2%
2022 84.98 870th 5635 84.6%
2023 74.27 1301st 5595 76.7%
See the entire list of Best California Elementary Schools for Female Students!

Rank History for Disabled students at Valencia Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 81.18 264th 2128 87.6%
2019 84.82 269th 2585 89.6%
2022 65.08 506th 2227 77.3%
See the entire list of Best California Elementary Schools for Disabled Students!

Rank History for Male students at Valencia Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 75.38 1253rd 5431 76.9%
2019 86.49 759th 5510 86.2%
2022 85.28 853rd 5663 84.9%
2023 75.82 1263rd 5627 77.6%
See the entire list of Best California Elementary Schools for Male Students!

Rank History for Asian students at Valencia Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 47.82 750th 1154 35.0%
2023 50.65 735th 1183 37.9%
See the entire list of Best California Elementary Schools for Asian Students!

Rank History for Hispanic students at Valencia Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 80.03 689th 4830 85.7%
2019 93.35 181st 4963 96.4%
2022 90.83 323rd 5084 93.6%
2023 64.66 1412th 5079 72.2%
See the entire list of Best California Elementary Schools for Hispanic Students!

Rank History for White students at Valencia Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 54.88 1356th 2737 50.5%
2019 64.96 1026th 2834 63.8%
2022 68.69 862nd 2726 68.4%
2023 60.07 1107th 2659 58.4%
See the entire list of Best California Elementary Schools for White Students!

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.

Valencia Elementary Test Scores
Tests: 
  
Grades: 
  
Years: 
  
Group by: 
District Scores:
State Scores:    
  
Subgroup: 







Data source: California Department of Education

We're sorry, but no reviews have been submitted for Valencia Elementary.

If you have first-hand knowledge about Valencia Elementary, submit a rating!



No reviews have been submitted!


Enrollment information for Valencia Elementary

Help
Compare
Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 532 11 71 36 0 n/a n/a 0 650
1989 613 19 76 39 0 n/a n/a 0 747
1990 667 16 63 44 0 n/a n/a 0 790
1991 610 13 70 59 4 n/a n/a 0 756
1992 548 18 78 57 2 n/a n/a 0 703
1993 528 17 81 60 0 n/a n/a 0 686
1994 498 17 87 68 0 n/a n/a 0 670
1995 494 18 80 72 4 n/a n/a 0 668
1996 494 18 80 72 4 n/a n/a 0 668
1997 506 21 74 84 4 n/a n/a 0 689
1998 500 21 75 98 7 n/a n/a 0 701
1999 534 20 67 105 6 n/a n/a 0 732
2000 534 24 64 120 3 n/a n/a 0 745
2001 464 54 58 117 3 n/a n/a 9 705
2002 472 23 56 124 1 n/a n/a 26 702
2003 472 23 56 124 1 n/a n/a 26 702
2004 436 19 58 112 3 n/a n/a 75 703
2005 416 20 60 120 5 n/a n/a 67 688
2006 393 26 64 135 6 n/a n/a 63 687
2007 378 26 58 146 5 n/a n/a 55 668
2008 385 28 51 155 4 n/a n/a 0 623
2009 375 33 49 147 5 1 86 0 696
2010 388 27 50 193 3 1 20 0 682
2011 377 28 44 189 2 3 24 0 667
2012 363 22 46 183 3 1 25 0 643
2013 359 15 46 208 2 1 29 0 660
2014 335 10 45 205 1 1 29 0 626
2015 304 14 51 211 0 1 22 0 603
2016 313 9 52 196 0 0 18 0 588
2017 320 8 63 198 0 0 15 0 604
2018 317 15 65 217 0 0 13 0 627
2019 318 17 78 203 0 0 15 0 631
2020 309 16 83 190 0 0 17 0 615
2021 278 15 84 183 0 0 18 0 578
2022 279 12 82 187 0 1 22 0 583
2023 260 10 83 206 0 2 26 0 587

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 Valencia Elementary

Help
Compare
Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 650 27.0 24.0 n/a
1989 747 28.5 26.2 n/a
1990 790 29.0 27.2 n/a
1991 756 28.0 27.0 n/a
1992 703 28.5 24.6 2.8
1993 686 24.0 28.6 4.4
1994 670 25.0 26.8 4.8
1995 668 25.5 26.2 6.9
1996 668 25.5 26.2 6.9
1997 689 29.0 23.8 8.1
1998 701 31.0 22.6 7.4
1999 732 32.0 22.9 7.8
2000 745 33.0 22.6 8.3
2001 705 34.0 20.7 7
2002 702 33.0 21.3 7.1
2003 702 33.0 21.3 7.1
2004 703 33.0 21.3 8.9
2005 688 32.5 21.2 10.3
2006 687 32.0 21.5 11.5
2007 668 31.0 21.5 12.4
2008 623 34.0 18.3 11.9
2009 696 31.5 21.4 11.9
2010 682 29.0 23.5 15.7
2011 667 n/a n/a 18.1
2012 643 24.0 26.7 n/a
2013 660 23.5 28.0 20.5
2014 626 23.0 27.2 23.2
2015 603 24.0 25.1 19.1
2016 588 23.0 25.5 19.9
2017 604 23.0 26.2 20.2
2018 627 25.1 24.9 27
2019 631 25.0 25.2 29.8
2020 615 n/a n/a 29.4
2021 578 24.7 23.3 33.2
2022 583 22.7 25.6 34.8
2023 587 24.1 24.2 39.9

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 Valencia Elementary

Help
Compare
Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 650 27.0 24.0 n/a
1989 747 28.5 26.2 n/a
1990 790 29.0 27.2 n/a
1991 756 28.0 27.0 n/a
1992 703 28.5 24.6 2.8
1993 686 24.0 28.6 4.4
1994 670 25.0 26.8 4.8
1995 668 25.5 26.2 6.9
1996 668 25.5 26.2 6.9
1997 689 29.0 23.8 8.1
1998 701 31.0 22.6 7.4
1999 732 32.0 22.9 7.8
2000 745 33.0 22.6 8.3
2001 705 34.0 20.7 7
2002 702 33.0 21.3 7.1
2003 702 33.0 21.3 7.1
2004 703 33.0 21.3 8.9
2005 688 32.5 21.2 10.3
2006 687 32.0 21.5 11.5
2007 668 31.0 21.5 12.4
2008 623 34.0 18.3 11.9
2009 696 31.5 21.4 11.9
2010 682 29.0 23.5 15.7
2011 667 n/a n/a 18.1
2012 643 24.0 26.7 n/a
2013 660 23.5 28.0 20.5
2014 626 23.0 27.2 23.2
2015 603 24.0 25.1 19.1
2016 588 23.0 25.5 19.9
2017 604 23.0 26.2 20.2
2018 627 25.1 24.9 27
2019 631 25.0 25.2 29.8
2020 615 n/a n/a 29.4
2021 578 24.7 23.3 33.2
2022 583 22.7 25.6 34.8
2023 587 24.1 24.2 39.9

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

Valencia Elementary

Help
Compare
YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionConditionalPolioHepatitis BVaricellaDTPMMR
201284.0%4.0%0.0%12.0%86.0%95.0%95.0%88.0%89.0%
201378.0%3.0%0.0%18.0%85.0%94.0%95.0%85.0%82.0%
201486.0%13.0%0.0%1.0%86.0%88.0%88.0%86.0%86.0%
201592.0%6.0%1.0%1.0%93.0%93.0%93.0%92.0%92.0%
201692.0%7.0%0.0%1.0%93.0%93.0%93.0%92.0%93.0%
201798.0%2.0%0.0%1.0%98.0%98.0%≥99.0%98.0%98.0%
201898.0%0.0%1.0%2.0%≥99.0%98.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%98.0%
201997.0%2.0%1.0%97.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%97.0%97.0%
202092.8%4.4%2.9%94.2%97.1%94.2%94.2%94.2%

Data source: California Department of Public Health
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Valencia Elementary

Help

YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $11,028

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Valencia 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 852nd of 5789 Elementary schoolsRanks 1298th of 5848 Elementary schools
 7.5%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Valencia Elementary)72.470
 2.4%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Upland Unified)54.550.7
 3.8%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.543
 5.6%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Valencia Elementary)72.464.3
 8.1%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Upland Unified)55.454.1
 1.3%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (California)50.245.1
 5.1%
4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Valencia Elementary)73.650.9
 22.7%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Upland Unified)54.545.5
 9%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)49.543.7
 5.7%
4th Grade Mathematics (Valencia Elementary)68.152.3
 15.7%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Upland Unified)45.243.7
 1.5%
   4th Grade Mathematics (California)44.940.8
 4.1%
5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Valencia Elementary)77.455.8
 21.6%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Upland Unified)50.151.4
 1.3%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)51.746.7
 5%
5th Grade Mathematics (Valencia Elementary)52.445.3
 7.1%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Upland Unified)33.835.2
 1.5%
   5th Grade Mathematics (California)3833.4
 4.6%
5th Grade Science (Valencia Elementary)44.143.2
 0.9%
   5th Grade Science (Upland Unified)28.537.4
 8.9%
   5th Grade Science (California)31.731.9
 0.1%
6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Valencia Elementary)69.469.5
 0.1%
   6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Upland Unified)55.949.2
 6.7%
   6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.544.2
 4.3%
6th Grade Mathematics (Valencia Elementary)63.550
 13.5%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Upland Unified)42.534.3
 8.3%
   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 Students631587
 7%
African American1710
 41.2%
American Indian00
Asian7883
 6.4%
Hispanic203206
 1.5%
Pacific Islander02
White318260
 18.2%
Two or More Races1526
 73.3%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients29.8%39.9%
 10.1%


Schools Near Valencia Elementary









Frequently Asked Questions about Valencia Elementary

In the 2022-23 school year, 587 students attended Valencia Elementary.

Students at Valencia Elementary are 44% White, 35% Hispanic, 14% Asian, 4% Two or more races, 2% African American.

Students who attend Valencia Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : Pioneer Junior High
High : Upland High

Valencia Elementary ranks 1303rd of 5868 California elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.


Rate Valencia Elementary!



Sign up for updates!

Be the first to know when there is an update for Valencia Elementary!




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

IMPORTANT DISCLAIMERS: Not all boundaries are included. We make every effort to ensure that boundaries are up-to-date. But it's important to note that these are approximations and are for general informational purposes only. To verify legal descriptions of boundaries or school locations, contact your local tax assessor's office and/or school district.





Diagnostics

None retrieved from Database in 95 milliseconds.