Winifred Pifer Elementary

Summary:

Winifred Pifer Elementary is a public elementary school in Paso Robles, California, serving 388 students from kindergarten to 5th grade. The school faces several challenges, including a high percentage of Hispanic students, high chronic absenteeism, and a large population of students from low-income families, which appear to be contributing to its lower academic performance compared to nearby schools and the state averages.

Winifred Pifer Elementary has a significantly higher percentage of Hispanic students (63.14%) compared to the nearby schools, which range from 28.16% to 77.56% Hispanic students. The school's academic performance, as measured by the Smarter Balanced Assessments and CAST Science tests, is generally lower than the nearby schools and the state averages. For example, in 2022-2023, the school's proficiency rates in English Language Arts and Mathematics were 35.26% and 26.29%, respectively, compared to the state averages of 46.66% and 34.62%. Additionally, Winifred Pifer Elementary has a significantly higher chronic absenteeism rate (27.7%) compared to the nearby schools, which range from 10.3% to 42.0%.

While Winifred Pifer Elementary's performance is generally lower than the nearby schools, there are some exceptions. For example, Kermit King Elementary, which is 2.39 miles away, has significantly higher academic performance, with proficiency rates in English Language Arts and Mathematics of 60.1% and 55.44%, respectively, in 2022-2023. Addressing the challenges faced by Winifred Pifer Elementary, such as the high percentage of Hispanic students, high chronic absenteeism, and high percentage of students from low-income families, could be crucial in improving the school's outcomes.


Detail:

Public K-5

 1350 Creston Rd.
       Paso Robles, CA  93446-3075


(805) 769-1300

District: Paso Robles Joint Unified

SchoolDigger Rank:
3759th of 5,868 California Elementary Schools


Students who attend Winifred Pifer Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Daniel Lewis Middle
High:    Paso Robles High

Student/teacher ratio:  24.2 Help
Number of students:  388

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
63.1%
White:
30.7%
Two or more races:
5.2%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  73.5% Help


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Compare Details Winifred Pifer Elementary ranks worse than 64.1% of elementary schools in California. It also ranks 5th among 6 ranked elementary schools in the Paso Robles Joint Unified School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 31.51. (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 (63.1%), White (30.7%), two or more races (5.2%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 73.5% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Winifred Pifer Elementary is 24.2. 3 elementary schools in the Paso Robles Joint Unified School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Winifred Pifer Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Winifred Pifer Elementary 3759th of 5868 California public elementary schools. (See Winifred Pifer Elementary in the ranking list.)

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Paso Robles Joint Unified:

SchoolDigger ranks Paso Robles Joint Unified 814th of 1560 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Winifred Pifer Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Winifred Pifer Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 56.43 1853rd 4809 61.5%
2005 51.36 2123rd 4822 56.0%
2006 46.88 2332nd 4818 51.6%
2007 44.00 2672nd 5113 47.7%
2008 41.91 2832nd 5113 44.6%
2009 42.46 2913th 5193 43.9%
2010 55.17 2266th 5314 57.4%
2011 56.04 2241st 5377 58.3%
2012 51.44 2527th 5390 53.1%
2013 38.05 3453rd 5530 37.6%
2015 50.09 2440th 5611 56.5%
2016 65.24 1749th 5614 68.8%
2017 52.45 2407th 5692 57.7%
2018 48.24 2649th 5662 53.2%
2019 31.94 3782nd 5789 34.7%
2022 20.49 4801st 5883 18.4%
2023 31.51 3748th 5848 35.9%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Winifred Pifer Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 18.00 3144th 3246 3.1%
2019 24.06 2930th 3275 10.5%
2022 27.66 2773rd 3311 16.2%
2023 27.25 2716th 3240 16.2%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Winifred Pifer Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 17.92 2269th 2416 6.1%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Winifred Pifer Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 53.71 2125th 5084 58.2%
2019 39.45 3165th 5173 38.8%
2022 28.27 3975th 5264 24.5%
2023 36.48 3349th 5355 37.5%
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Rank History for Female students at Winifred Pifer Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 48.13 2589th 5413 52.2%
2019 39.40 3148th 5492 42.7%
2022 25.48 4165th 5635 26.1%
2023 33.26 3468th 5595 38.0%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Winifred Pifer Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 31.91 1408th 2227 36.8%
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Rank History for Male students at Winifred Pifer Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 47.33 2612th 5431 51.9%
2019 24.43 4238th 5510 23.1%
2022 17.70 4949th 5663 12.6%
2023 30.47 3723rd 5627 33.8%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Winifred Pifer Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 54.15 1953rd 4830 59.6%
2019 30.75 3642nd 4963 26.6%
2022 19.39 4552nd 5084 10.5%
2023 35.79 3245th 5079 36.1%
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Rank History for White students at Winifred Pifer Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 39.65 1830th 2737 33.1%
2019 32.95 2072nd 2834 26.9%
2022 14.35 2412th 2726 11.5%
2023 25.13 2093rd 2659 21.3%
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Data source: test scores: California Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Enrollment information for Winifred Pifer Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1998 340 41 12 213 13 n/a n/a 0 619
1999 348 28 7 209 13 n/a n/a 1 606
2000 336 17 19 215 4 n/a n/a 1 592
2001 370 18 10 254 7 n/a n/a 4 663
2002 277 17 14 275 7 n/a n/a 2 592
2003 277 17 14 275 7 n/a n/a 2 592
2004 268 12 11 263 4 n/a n/a 20 578
2005 228 10 11 275 12 n/a n/a 13 549
2006 212 10 5 281 7 n/a n/a 22 537
2007 187 10 5 285 6 n/a n/a 12 505
2008 187 9 7 281 4 n/a n/a 0 488
2009 187 8 6 266 2 0 16 0 485
2010 172 3 4 298 2 0 15 0 494
2011 181 3 5 302 2 1 13 0 507
2012 186 6 5 286 3 1 10 0 497
2013 163 5 7 283 2 1 16 0 477
2014 147 6 6 281 2 1 15 0 458
2015 121 5 7 292 1 2 19 0 447
2016 128 9 7 280 0 1 17 0 442
2017 149 8 7 305 3 0 14 0 486
2018 151 6 7 302 3 0 19 0 488
2019 141 3 4 296 0 0 18 0 462
2020 133 6 4 272 0 0 16 0 431
2021 118 4 3 254 1 0 24 0 404
2022 130 3 3 268 1 0 24 0 429
2023 119 1 2 245 1 0 20 0 388

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 Winifred Pifer Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1998 619 29.0 21.3 48
1999 606 30.0 20.2 49.8
2000 592 30.5 19.4 50.3
2001 663 34.3 19.3 49.3
2002 592 32.3 18.3 51.2
2003 592 32.3 18.3 51.2
2004 578 31.3 18.5 48.7
2005 549 30.8 17.8 48.7
2006 537 29.5 18.2 54.6
2007 505 30.0 16.8 62.3
2008 488 34.0 14.4 63.9
2009 485 29.3 16.0 0
2010 494 21.6 22.8 65.6
2011 507 n/a n/a 66.3
2012 497 20.5 24.2 n/a
2013 477 16.0 29.8 58.3
2014 458 16.0 28.6 61.6
2015 447 16.0 27.9 59.1
2016 442 18.0 24.5 60.2
2017 486 18.0 27.0 58.4
2018 488 19.0 25.6 59.8
2019 462 20.0 23.1 65.4
2020 431 n/a n/a 61
2021 404 15.0 26.9 56.9
2022 429 15.0 28.6 71.6
2023 388 16.0 24.2 73.5

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 Winifred Pifer Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1998 619 29.0 21.3 48
1999 606 30.0 20.2 49.8
2000 592 30.5 19.4 50.3
2001 663 34.3 19.3 49.3
2002 592 32.3 18.3 51.2
2003 592 32.3 18.3 51.2
2004 578 31.3 18.5 48.7
2005 549 30.8 17.8 48.7
2006 537 29.5 18.2 54.6
2007 505 30.0 16.8 62.3
2008 488 34.0 14.4 63.9
2009 485 29.3 16.0 0
2010 494 21.6 22.8 65.6
2011 507 n/a n/a 66.3
2012 497 20.5 24.2 n/a
2013 477 16.0 29.8 58.3
2014 458 16.0 28.6 61.6
2015 447 16.0 27.9 59.1
2016 442 18.0 24.5 60.2
2017 486 18.0 27.0 58.4
2018 488 19.0 25.6 59.8
2019 462 20.0 23.1 65.4
2020 431 n/a n/a 61
2021 404 15.0 26.9 56.9
2022 429 15.0 28.6 71.6
2023 388 16.0 24.2 73.5

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

Winifred Pifer Elementary

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionConditionalPolioHepatitis BVaricellaDTPMMR
201254.0%0.0%0.0%46.0%61.0%99.0%98.0%68.0%62.0%
201388.0%0.0%0.0%12.0%91.0%100.0%100.0%90.0%90.0%
201490.0%0.0%0.0%10.0%91.0%100.0%100.0%92.0%92.0%
201595.0%0.0%0.0%5.0%96.0%100.0%100.0%95.0%96.0%
201697.0%1.0%0.0%2.0%97.0%99.0%99.0%97.0%98.0%
2017≥99.0%≤1.0%≤1.0%≤1.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%
2018≥98.0%≤2.0%≤2.0%≤2.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%
201996.0%3.0%1.0%96.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%96.0%≥98.0%
202292.5%0.0%1.9%97.2%98.1%95.3%97.2%96.2%

Data source: California Department of Public Health
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Winifred Pifer 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 3782nd of 5789 Elementary schoolsRanks 3748th of 5848 Elementary schools
 1.2%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Winifred Pifer Elementary)40.337
 3.2%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Paso Robles Joint Unified)47.143.2
 3.8%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.543
 5.6%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Winifred Pifer Elementary)36.136.4
 0.3%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Paso Robles Joint Unified)48.738.1
 10.7%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (California)50.245.1
 5.1%
4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Winifred Pifer Elementary)47.529.4
 18.1%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Paso Robles Joint Unified)40.734.9
 5.9%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)49.543.7
 5.7%
4th Grade Mathematics (Winifred Pifer Elementary)37.721.2
 16.6%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Paso Robles Joint Unified)35.933.3
 2.6%
   4th Grade Mathematics (California)44.940.8
 4.1%
5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Winifred Pifer Elementary)41.238.2
 2.9%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Paso Robles Joint Unified)47.845.4
 2.4%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)51.746.7
 5%
5th Grade Mathematics (Winifred Pifer Elementary)2022.1
 2.1%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Paso Robles Joint Unified)33.232.6
 0.6%
   5th Grade Mathematics (California)3833.4
 4.6%
5th Grade Science (Winifred Pifer Elementary)18.819.1
 0.3%
   5th Grade Science (Paso Robles Joint Unified)24.932.9
 8%
   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 Students462388
 16%
African American31
 66.7%
American Indian01
Asian42
 50%
Hispanic296245
 17.2%
Pacific Islander00
White141119
 15.6%
Two or More Races1820
 11.1%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients65.4%73.5%
 8.1%


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Students at Winifred Pifer Elementary are 63% Hispanic, 31% White, 5% Two or more races.

Students who attend Winifred Pifer Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : Daniel Lewis Middle
High : Paso Robles High

In the 2022-23 school year, 388 students attended Winifred Pifer Elementary.

Winifred Pifer Elementary ranks 3759th of 5868 California elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 2 stars out of 5.


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