J. M. Amador Elementary

Summary:

J. M. Amador Elementary is a highly-ranked public elementary school in Dublin, California, serving 995 students from kindergarten to 5th grade and part of the Dublin Unified school district.

J. M. Amador Elementary consistently ranks among the top 1% of elementary schools in California, with over 90% of its students proficient or better in English Language Arts and Mathematics, significantly outperforming district and state averages. The school's student population is highly diverse, with a majority Asian student body and a small percentage of students from other racial backgrounds. J. M. Amador also maintains a low chronic absenteeism rate, indicating a high level of student engagement, and serves a relatively affluent student population, with only 2.81% of students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch.

When compared to other nearby elementary schools, such as Cottonwood Creek, J. M. Amador stands out as a top performer, with slightly higher test scores in some areas. However, the school's socioeconomic profile may raise concerns about equity and access for students from lower-income families, as the school serves a relatively affluent population compared to the surrounding area.


Detail:

Public K-5

 2100 East Cantara Dr.
       Dublin, CA  94568-6700


(925) 307-1950

District: Dublin Unified

SchoolDigger Rank:
34th of 5,874 California Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $6,286 Help


Students who attend J. M. Amador Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Eleanor Murray Fallon
High:    Dublin High
    Livermore High

Student/teacher ratio:  25.5 Help
Number of students:  995

Racial breakdown:

Asian:
85.6%
Two or more races:
5.6%
White:
4.8%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  2.8% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details J. M. Amador Elementary ranks better than 99.4% of elementary schools in California. It also ranks first among 7 ranked elementary schools in the Dublin Unified School District! (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 98.83. (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 J. M. Amador Elementary has the largest elementary school student body size in the Dublin Unified School District. Racial makeup is: Asian (85.6%), two or more races (5.6%), White (4.8%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 2.8% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the lowest percentage in the Dublin Unified School District. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at J. M. Amador Elementary is 25.5. 3 elementary schools in the Dublin Unified School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare J. M. Amador Elementary employs 39 full-time teachers.
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at J. M. Amador Elementary is $6,286. 3 elementary schools in the Dublin Unified School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

J. M. Amador Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks J. M. Amador Elementary 34th of 5874 California public elementary schools. (See J. M. Amador Elementary in the ranking list.)

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Dublin Unified:

SchoolDigger ranks Dublin Unified 127th of 1563 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for J. M. Amador Elementary

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Rank History for all students at J. M. Amador Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 99.08 16th 5692 99.7%
2018 98.74 23rd 5662 99.6%
2019 98.55 32nd 5789 99.4%
2022 98.94 24th 5883 99.6%
2023 98.83 34th 5874 99.4%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at J. M. Amador Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 86.39 14th 339 95.9%
2022 86.30 35th 610 94.3%
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Rank History for Female students at J. M. Amador Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 98.48 14th 5413 99.7%
2019 98.52 12th 5492 99.8%
2022 98.46 28th 5635 99.5%
2023 98.28 42nd 5617 99.3%
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Rank History for Male students at J. M. Amador Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 98.24 38th 5431 99.3%
2019 97.72 73rd 5510 98.7%
2022 98.80 23rd 5663 99.6%
2023 98.62 30th 5650 99.5%
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Rank History for Asian students at J. M. Amador Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 82.28 72nd 1071 93.3%
2019 80.24 129th 1149 88.8%
2022 82.96 83rd 1154 92.8%
2023 80.83 143rd 1190 88.0%
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Rank History for White students at J. M. Amador Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 89.95 102nd 2737 96.3%
2022 90.85 81st 2726 97.0%
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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.

J. M. Amador Elementary Test Scores
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Enrollment information for J. M. Amador Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2016 68 10 600 18 3 0 42 0 741
2017 70 14 706 23 5 0 56 0 874
2018 64 12 801 24 5 1 61 0 968
2019 62 11 675 27 8 2 54 0 839
2020 74 13 830 25 13 2 69 0 1026
2021 63 18 865 20 2 2 68 0 1038
2022 50 16 795 22 6 0 56 0 945
2023 48 14 852 25 0 0 56 0 995

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 J. M. Amador Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2016 741 33.0 22.4 1.1
2017 874 38.0 23.0 0.7
2018 968 39.0 24.8 1.8
2019 839 34.0 24.6 1.8
2020 1026 n/a n/a 2.3
2021 1038 41.2 25.1 2.5
2022 945 40.2 23.5 2.8
2023 995 39.0 25.5 2.8

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 J. M. Amador Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2016 741 33.0 22.4 1.1
2017 874 38.0 23.0 0.7
2018 968 39.0 24.8 1.8
2019 839 34.0 24.6 1.8
2020 1026 n/a n/a 2.3
2021 1038 41.2 25.1 2.5
2022 945 40.2 23.5 2.8
2023 995 39.0 25.5 2.8

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

J. M. Amador Elementary

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionConditionalPolioHepatitis BVaricellaDTPMMR
201699.0%1.0%0.0%0.0%99.0%99.0%99.0%99.0%99.0%
2017≥99.0%≤1.0%≤1.0%≤1.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%
2018≥99.0%≤1.0%≤1.0%≤1.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%
201997.0%3.0%0.0%98.0%98.0%98.0%97.0%97.0%

Data source: California Department of Public Health
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Per Pupil Expenditures for J. M. Amador Elementary

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $6,286

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

Impact of COVID-19 on J. M. Amador 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 32nd of 5789 Elementary schoolsRanks 34th of 5874 Elementary schools
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Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (J. M. Amador Elementary)94.293
 1.2%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Dublin Unified)79.278.5
 0.6%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.543
 5.6%
3rd Grade Mathematics (J. M. Amador Elementary)92.295.2
 3%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Dublin Unified)80.582.5
 2%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (California)50.245.1
 5.1%
4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (J. M. Amador Elementary)8891.4
 3.5%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Dublin Unified)78.181.1
 3%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)49.543.7
 5.7%
4th Grade Mathematics (J. M. Amador Elementary)9189.7
 1.3%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Dublin Unified)78.282.4
 4.3%
   4th Grade Mathematics (California)44.940.8
 4.1%
5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (J. M. Amador Elementary)89.389
 0.3%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Dublin Unified)80.980.8
 0.1%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)51.746.7
 5%
5th Grade Mathematics (J. M. Amador Elementary)93.485.2
 8.3%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Dublin Unified)74.375.3
 1%
   5th Grade Mathematics (California)3833.4
 4.6%
5th Grade Science (J. M. Amador Elementary)78.972.1
 6.8%
   5th Grade Science (Dublin Unified)6465.9
 1.9%
   5th Grade Science (California)31.731.9
 0.1%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students839995
 18.6%
African American1114
 27.3%
American Indian80
 100%
Asian675852
 26.2%
Hispanic2725
 7.4%
Pacific Islander20
 100%
White6248
 22.6%
Two or More Races5456
 3.7%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients1.8%2.8%
 1%


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Frequently Asked Questions about J. M. Amador Elementary

In the 2022-23 school year, 995 students attended J. M. Amador Elementary.

Students at J. M. Amador Elementary are 86% Asian, 6% Two or more races, 5% White, 3% Hispanic, 1% African American.

Students who attend J. M. Amador Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : Eleanor Murray Fallon
High : Dublin High
High : Livermore High

Yes! J. M. Amador Elementary is one of the best elementary schools in the state. It ranks 34th of 5874 California elementary schools.


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