Natomas Pacific Pathways Prep Elementary

Summary:

Natomas Pacific Pathways Prep Elementary is a high-performing public charter elementary school serving grades K-5 in the diverse Natomas community of Sacramento, California. With a strong academic focus, the school consistently outperforms the Natomas Unified School District and the state of California in both English Language Arts and Mathematics proficiency.

Natomas Pacific Pathways Prep Elementary stands out for its exceptional academic performance, particularly for Hispanic and English Language Learner students, who rank in the top 5-10% of California elementary schools. The school maintains a relatively low chronic absenteeism rate and student-teacher ratio compared to nearby schools, such as Larry G. Meeks Academy, Bannon Creek, Jefferson, and Natomas Park Elementary, which have lower academic achievement and higher chronic absenteeism rates.

While the school has a relatively high percentage of Asian students, their performance is only average compared to other California elementary schools. In contrast, the school's exceptional performance for Hispanic and English Language Learner students suggests that its success may be attributed to factors beyond just its student demographics, such as its academic focus and favorable student-teacher ratio. Overall, Natomas Pacific Pathways Prep Elementary stands out as a high-performing charter school within the Natomas Unified School District.


Detail:

Public, Charter K-5

 3700 Del Paso Rd.
       Sacramento, CA  95834-9606


(916) 567-5741

District: Natomas Unified

SchoolDigger Rank:
1337th of 5,868 California Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $8,215 Help


Student/teacher ratio:  23.1 Help
Number of students:  440

Racial breakdown:

Asian:
43.6%
Hispanic:
24.8%
White:
15.0%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  32.3% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Natomas Pacific Pathways Prep Elementary ranks better than 77.2% of elementary schools in California. It also ranks first among 10 ranked elementary schools in the Natomas Unified School District! (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 75.75. (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 Natomas Pacific Pathways Prep Elementary has the smallest elementary school student body size in the Natomas Unified School District. Student population at Natomas Pacific Pathways Prep Elementary is diverse. Racial makeup is: Asian (43.6%), Hispanic (24.8%), White (15%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 32.3% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the lowest percentage in the Natomas Unified School District. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Natomas Pacific Pathways Prep Elementary is 23.1, which is the 5th best among 10 elementary schools in the Natomas Unified School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Natomas Pacific Pathways Prep Elementary is $8,215, which is the 2nd highest among 10 elementary schools in the Natomas Unified School District.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Natomas Pacific Pathways Prep Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Natomas Pacific Pathways Prep Elementary 1337th of 5868 California public elementary schools. (See Natomas Pacific Pathways Prep Elementary in the ranking list.)

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Natomas Unified:

SchoolDigger ranks Natomas Unified 873rd of 1560 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Natomas Pacific Pathways Prep Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Natomas Pacific Pathways Prep Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 67.33 1729th 5789 70.1%
2022 77.43 1313th 5883 77.7%
2023 75.75 1331st 5848 77.2%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Natomas Pacific Pathways Prep Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 78.55 337th 3275 89.7%
2022 96.82 86th 3311 97.4%
2023 81.27 250th 3240 92.3%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Natomas Pacific Pathways Prep Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 62.00 1629th 5084 68.0%
2019 68.58 1256th 5173 75.7%
2022 87.37 452nd 5264 91.4%
2023 80.25 769th 5355 85.6%
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Rank History for Female students at Natomas Pacific Pathways Prep Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 60.60 1945th 5413 64.1%
2019 61.43 1912th 5492 65.2%
2022 73.85 1361st 5635 75.8%
2023 74.18 1306th 5595 76.7%
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Rank History for Male students at Natomas Pacific Pathways Prep Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 58.38 2008th 5431 63.0%
2019 67.29 1628th 5510 70.5%
2022 77.23 1230th 5663 78.3%
2023 73.69 1335th 5627 76.3%
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Rank History for Asian students at Natomas Pacific Pathways Prep Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 39.23 780th 1071 27.2%
2019 31.60 888th 1149 22.7%
2022 25.84 931st 1154 19.3%
2023 33.16 886th 1183 25.1%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Natomas Pacific Pathways Prep Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 54.63 1923rd 4830 60.2%
2019 64.25 1445th 4963 70.9%
2022 85.80 510th 5084 90.0%
2023 91.19 310th 5079 93.9%
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Rank History for White students at Natomas Pacific Pathways Prep Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 33.25 2063rd 2834 27.2%
2023 55.72 1265th 2659 52.4%
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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 Natomas Pacific Pathways Prep Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2017 46 26 95 72 1 4 31 0 275
2018 53 26 108 76 1 7 29 0 300
2019 57 23 108 75 1 6 30 0 300
2020 64 21 130 88 2 6 31 0 342
2021 64 21 141 88 1 6 35 0 356
2022 65 25 162 105 1 6 37 0 401
2023 66 25 192 109 1 7 40 0 440

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 Natomas Pacific Pathways Prep Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2017 275 12.0 22.9 35.6
2018 300 12.0 25.0 43.7
2019 300 12.0 25.0 48
2020 342 n/a n/a 44.2
2021 356 15.0 23.7 36.5
2022 401 16.5 24.3 37.7
2023 440 19.0 23.1 32.3

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 Natomas Pacific Pathways Prep Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2017 275 12.0 22.9 35.6
2018 300 12.0 25.0 43.7
2019 300 12.0 25.0 48
2020 342 n/a n/a 44.2
2021 356 15.0 23.7 36.5
2022 401 16.5 24.3 37.7
2023 440 19.0 23.1 32.3

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

Natomas Pacific Pathways Prep Elementary

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionConditionalPolioHepatitis BVaricellaDTPMMR
2017≥95.0%≤5.0%≤5.0%≤5.0%≥95.0%≥95.0%≥95.0%≥95.0%≥95.0%
2018≥95.0%≤5.0%≤5.0%≤5.0%≥95.0%≥95.0%≥95.0%≥95.0%≥95.0%
2019≥95.0%≤5.0%≤5.0%≥95.0%≥95.0%≥95.0%≥95.0%≥95.0%

Data source: California Department of Public Health
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Natomas Pacific Pathways Prep Elementary

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $8,215

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Natomas Pacific Pathways Prep 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 1729th of 5789 Elementary schoolsRanks 1331st of 5848 Elementary schools
 7.1%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Natomas Pacific Pathways Prep Elementary)65.358.3
 7%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Natomas Unified)44.135.1
 9%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.543
 5.6%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Natomas Pacific Pathways Prep Elementary)63.362.5
 0.8%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Natomas Unified)45.236.4
 8.9%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (California)50.245.1
 5.1%
4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Natomas Pacific Pathways Prep Elementary)51.970.9
 19%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Natomas Unified)46.640
 6.6%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)49.543.7
 5.7%
4th Grade Mathematics (Natomas Pacific Pathways Prep Elementary)5059.5
 9.5%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Natomas Unified)42.734.8
 7.9%
   4th Grade Mathematics (California)44.940.8
 4.1%
5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Natomas Pacific Pathways Prep Elementary)55.650.9
 4.6%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Natomas Unified)46.242.4
 3.8%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)51.746.7
 5%
5th Grade Mathematics (Natomas Pacific Pathways Prep Elementary)51.939.6
 12.2%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Natomas Unified)32.525.7
 6.8%
   5th Grade Mathematics (California)3833.4
 4.6%
5th Grade Science (Natomas Pacific Pathways Prep Elementary)3737.7
 0.7%
   5th Grade Science (Natomas Unified)26.427.8
 1.4%
   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 Students300440
 46.7%
African American2325
 8.7%
American Indian11
Asian108192
 77.8%
Hispanic75109
 45.3%
Pacific Islander67
 16.7%
White5766
 15.8%
Two or More Races3040
 33.3%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients48%32.3%
 15.7%


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Students at Natomas Pacific Pathways Prep Elementary are 44% Asian, 25% Hispanic, 15% White, 9% Two or more races, 6% African American, 2% Pacific Islander.

In the 2022-23 school year, 440 students attended Natomas Pacific Pathways Prep Elementary.

Natomas Pacific Pathways Prep Elementary ranks 1337th of 5868 California elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.


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