Sycamore Rocks Elementary

Summary:

Sycamore Rocks Elementary is a public elementary school in Apple Valley, California, serving 705 students from kindergarten to 6th grade. The school is part of the Apple Valley Unified School District, which is ranked 1388 out of 1560 districts in the state and has a 1-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Sycamore Rocks Elementary has a higher percentage of Hispanic students (56.88%) compared to nearby schools, which range from 51.8% to 67.56% Hispanic students. The school also has a lower percentage of White students (31.91%) compared to the surrounding schools, which range from 15.46% to 35.77% White students. Academically, Sycamore Rocks consistently underperforms the district and the state in Smarter Balanced Assessments for English Language Arts and Mathematics across all grade levels. For example, in the 2022-2023 school year, the school's proficiency rates in English Language Arts ranged from 23.36% to 36.46%, compared to the district's 26.06% to 26.75% and the state's 42.96% to 46.69%. In Mathematics, the school's proficiency rates ranged from 17.76% to 25.56%, compared to the district's 13.15% to 21.89% and the state's 33.19% to 45.11%.

Sycamore Rocks Elementary has also experienced a significant increase in chronic absenteeism, rising from 12.6% in the 2018-2019 school year to 35.9% in the 2022-2023 school year. This is notably higher than the surrounding schools, which range from 26.9% to 50.7% chronic absenteeism. Additionally, the school has a high percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch, at 81.99% in the 2022-2023 school year, which is higher than the surrounding schools, which range from 58.78% to 85.45% free and reduced lunch recipients. These factors suggest that socioeconomic challenges may be contributing to the school's underperformance, and targeted interventions and support will be crucial in improving student learning outcomes.


Detail:

Public K-6

 23450 S. Rd.
       Apple Valley, CA  92307-2075


(760) 240-3332

District: Apple Valley Unified

SchoolDigger Rank:
4423rd of 5,868 California Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $5,202 Help


Students who attend Sycamore Rocks Elementary usually attend:

High:    Granite Hills High

Student/teacher ratio:  22.7 Help
Number of students:  705

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
56.9%
White:
31.9%
African American:
6.2%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  82% Help


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Compare Details Sycamore Rocks Elementary ranks worse than 75.4% of elementary schools in California. It also ranks 4th among 10 ranked elementary schools in the Apple Valley Unified School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 24.29. (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: Hispanic (56.9%), White (31.9%), African American (6.2%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 82% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Sycamore Rocks Elementary is 22.7, which is the 2nd best among 10 elementary schools in the Apple Valley Unified School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Sycamore Rocks Elementary is $5,202. 7 elementary schools in the Apple Valley Unified School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Sycamore Rocks Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Sycamore Rocks Elementary 4423rd of 5868 California public elementary schools. (See Sycamore Rocks Elementary in the ranking list.)

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Apple Valley Unified:

SchoolDigger ranks Apple Valley Unified 1388th of 1560 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Sycamore Rocks Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Sycamore Rocks Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 60.62 1683rd 4809 65.0%
2005 66.26 1498th 4822 68.9%
2006 58.33 1808th 4818 62.5%
2007 79.03 1012th 5113 80.2%
2008 82.23 869th 5113 83.0%
2009 85.51 733rd 5193 85.9%
2010 84.86 739th 5314 86.1%
2011 81.57 917th 5377 82.9%
2012 82.91 852nd 5390 84.2%
2013 74.79 1333rd 5530 75.9%
2015 58.56 2004th 5611 64.3%
2016 47.37 2641st 5614 53.0%
2017 42.22 2959th 5692 48.0%
2018 49.34 2603rd 5662 54.0%
2019 39.99 3188th 5789 44.9%
2022 21.93 4654th 5883 20.9%
2023 24.29 4409th 5848 24.6%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Sycamore Rocks Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 28.12 2746th 3311 17.1%
2023 40.72 1749th 3240 46.0%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Sycamore Rocks Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 28.16 1736th 2416 28.1%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Sycamore Rocks Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 56.97 1906th 5084 62.5%
2019 56.02 2006th 5173 61.2%
2022 29.46 3891st 5264 26.1%
2023 30.56 3843rd 5355 28.2%
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Rank History for Female students at Sycamore Rocks Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 49.34 2530th 5413 53.3%
2019 43.65 2886th 5492 47.5%
2022 26.26 4101st 5635 27.2%
2023 28.66 3880th 5595 30.7%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Sycamore Rocks Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 31.20 1731st 2585 33.0%
2022 34.60 1288th 2227 42.2%
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Rank History for Male students at Sycamore Rocks Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 48.31 2554th 5431 53.0%
2019 38.03 3185th 5510 42.2%
2022 19.33 4778th 5663 15.6%
2023 21.24 4589th 5627 18.4%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Sycamore Rocks Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 59.74 1640th 4830 66.0%
2019 51.44 2193rd 4963 55.8%
2022 24.36 4165th 5084 18.1%
2023 32.97 3458th 5079 31.9%
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Rank History for White students at Sycamore Rocks Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 29.79 2083rd 2737 23.9%
2019 21.00 2365th 2834 16.5%
2022 11.95 2474th 2726 9.2%
2023 11.30 2437th 2659 8.3%
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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.

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by a parent
Friday, September 6, 2019

Open Quote Sycamore Rocks Elementary has Teachers, Staff and Volunteers that really care about the students. The school offers lots extra curricular activities such as math classes and parenting classes for parents. This school offers so many things to get the children and families involved like paint nights, art fairs and musical performances that support the children’s creativity and bring families together. This school is Rocks!
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Enrollment information for Sycamore Rocks Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1995 431 35 11 128 3 n/a n/a 0 608
1996 431 35 11 128 3 n/a n/a 0 608
1997 456 36 12 124 8 n/a n/a 0 636
1998 464 46 15 124 9 n/a n/a 0 658
1999 484 49 20 141 8 n/a n/a 5 707
2000 446 80 11 146 8 n/a n/a 0 691
2001 469 85 9 139 7 n/a n/a 0 709
2002 458 65 10 135 15 n/a n/a 6 689
2003 458 65 10 135 15 n/a n/a 6 689
2004 431 91 11 123 13 n/a n/a 7 676
2005 426 88 15 142 10 n/a n/a 9 690
2006 432 87 15 170 13 n/a n/a 11 728
2007 310 49 15 147 8 n/a n/a 12 541
2008 293 38 17 170 8 n/a n/a 0 526
2009 276 34 10 168 9 3 18 0 518
2010 278 32 6 174 3 1 1 0 495
2011 307 33 9 228 3 7 0 0 587
2012 321 29 11 231 4 1 1 0 598
2013 311 41 11 246 3 2 2 0 616
2014 306 32 8 248 3 3 3 0 603
2015 361 35 12 250 4 4 6 0 672
2016 351 41 10 292 4 4 5 0 707
2017 322 34 8 310 2 4 6 0 686
2018 0 29 7 320 3 3 330 0 692
2019 305 43 8 312 2 4 13 0 687
2020 275 32 9 351 1 2 18 0 688
2021 233 40 8 341 2 3 16 0 643
2022 252 47 7 378 2 1 23 0 710
2023 225 44 4 401 3 0 28 0 705

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

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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 Sycamore Rocks Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1995 608 23.0 26.4 53.3
1996 608 23.0 26.4 53.3
1997 636 25.0 25.4 54.6
1998 658 30.0 21.9 56.2
1999 707 37.0 19.1 52.4
2000 691 37.0 18.7 57.7
2001 709 37.0 19.2 51.6
2002 689 35.0 19.7 63.1
2003 689 35.0 19.7 63.1
2004 676 34.0 19.9 59.3
2005 690 37.0 18.6 63.6
2006 728 38.0 19.2 61.8
2007 541 30.0 18.0 56.7
2008 526 29.8 17.7 62.2
2009 518 27.0 18.0 65.3
2010 495 24.0 20.6 67.9
2011 587 n/a n/a 68.7
2012 598 23.0 26.0 67.9
2013 616 24.0 25.6 68.3
2014 603 23.5 25.6 63.2
2015 672 26.0 25.8 67.7
2016 707 29.0 24.3 69.2
2017 686 28.2 24.2 66.3
2018 692 28.0 24.7 67.9
2019 687 28.0 24.5 74.4
2020 688 n/a n/a 75.6
2021 643 27.0 23.8 82.6
2022 710 30.0 23.6 77.3
2023 705 31.0 22.7 82

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 Sycamore Rocks Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1995 608 23.0 26.4 53.3
1996 608 23.0 26.4 53.3
1997 636 25.0 25.4 54.6
1998 658 30.0 21.9 56.2
1999 707 37.0 19.1 52.4
2000 691 37.0 18.7 57.7
2001 709 37.0 19.2 51.6
2002 689 35.0 19.7 63.1
2003 689 35.0 19.7 63.1
2004 676 34.0 19.9 59.3
2005 690 37.0 18.6 63.6
2006 728 38.0 19.2 61.8
2007 541 30.0 18.0 56.7
2008 526 29.8 17.7 62.2
2009 518 27.0 18.0 65.3
2010 495 24.0 20.6 67.9
2011 587 n/a n/a 68.7
2012 598 23.0 26.0 67.9
2013 616 24.0 25.6 68.3
2014 603 23.5 25.6 63.2
2015 672 26.0 25.8 67.7
2016 707 29.0 24.3 69.2
2017 686 28.2 24.2 66.3
2018 692 28.0 24.7 67.9
2019 687 28.0 24.5 74.4
2020 688 n/a n/a 75.6
2021 643 27.0 23.8 82.6
2022 710 30.0 23.6 77.3
2023 705 31.0 22.7 82

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

Sycamore Rocks Elementary

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionConditionalPolioHepatitis BVaricellaDTPMMR
201298.0%1.0%0.0%1.0%98.0%99.0%99.0%98.0%98.0%
201390.0%9.0%0.0%1.0%91.0%91.0%90.0%90.0%90.0%
201484.0%16.0%0.0%0.0%84.0%84.0%84.0%84.0%84.0%
201577.0%5.0%0.0%18.0%91.0%91.0%93.0%84.0%84.0%
201691.0%2.0%0.0%0.0%91.0%91.0%91.0%91.0%91.0%
201796.0%0.0%0.0%3.0%98.0%98.0%≥99.0%98.0%98.0%
201893.0%0.0%1.0%2.0%96.0%95.0%≥99.0%94.0%97.0%
201992.0%1.0%6.0%98.0%98.0%≥99.0%95.0%97.0%
202094.3%0.0%3.3%98.4%97.6%95.9%97.6%
202189.1%0.0%0.0%91.3%91.3%91.3%90.2%
202293.9%0.0%3.7%96.3%

Data source: California Department of Public Health
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Sycamore Rocks Elementary

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $5,202

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Sycamore Rocks 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 3188th of 5789 Elementary schoolsRanks 4409th of 5848 Elementary schools
 20.3%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Sycamore Rocks Elementary)36.424.4
 11.9%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Apple Valley Unified)41.122.6
 18.6%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.543
 5.6%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Sycamore Rocks Elementary)44.425.6
 18.9%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Apple Valley Unified)41.121.9
 19.2%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (California)50.245.1
 5.1%
4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Sycamore Rocks Elementary)5023.4
 26.6%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Apple Valley Unified)39.926.8
 13.1%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)49.543.7
 5.7%
4th Grade Mathematics (Sycamore Rocks Elementary)40.317.8
 22.6%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Apple Valley Unified)30.720
 10.7%
   4th Grade Mathematics (California)44.940.8
 4.1%
5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Sycamore Rocks Elementary)46.229.4
 16.8%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Apple Valley Unified)44.326.1
 18.2%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)51.746.7
 5%
5th Grade Mathematics (Sycamore Rocks Elementary)35.519.6
 15.9%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Apple Valley Unified)23.414.9
 8.5%
   5th Grade Mathematics (California)3833.4
 4.6%
5th Grade Science (Sycamore Rocks Elementary)18.516.7
 1.8%
   5th Grade Science (Apple Valley Unified)25.617.4
 8.2%
   5th Grade Science (California)31.731.9
 0.1%
6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Sycamore Rocks Elementary)44.236.5
 7.8%
   6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Apple Valley Unified)35.626.6
 9%
   6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.544.2
 4.3%
6th Grade Mathematics (Sycamore Rocks Elementary)31.322.7
 8.6%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Apple Valley Unified)20.313.2
 7.2%
   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 Students687705
 2.6%
African American4344
 2.3%
American Indian23
 50%
Asian84
 50%
Hispanic312401
 28.5%
Pacific Islander40
 100%
White305225
 26.2%
Two or More Races1328
 115.4%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients74.4%82%
 7.6%


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Sycamore Rocks Elementary ranks in the bottom 24.6% of California elementary schools.

Students who attend Sycamore Rocks Elementary usually go on to attend:

High : Granite Hills High

Students at Sycamore Rocks Elementary are 57% Hispanic, 32% White, 6% African American, 4% Two or more races.

In the 2022-23 school year, 705 students attended Sycamore Rocks Elementary.


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