Roche Elementary

Summary:

Roche Elementary is a public elementary school in Porterville, California, serving 319 students from kindergarten to 6th grade. The school faces significant challenges, with consistently underperforming academic results, high rates of chronic absenteeism, and a predominantly Hispanic student population from low-income families.

Roche Elementary's academic performance lags behind the Porterville Unified School District and the state of California. In the 2022-2023 school year, only 26.23% of Roche Elementary students were proficient or better in English Language Arts/Literacy, compared to 40.46% for the district and 46.66% for the state. The school's chronic absenteeism rate has also risen sharply, from 7.6% in 2018-2019 to 22.4% in 2022-2023, higher than the nearby schools, which range from 8.6% to 29.5%. Additionally, Roche Elementary has a very high percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch, at 91.54%, higher than the nearby schools, which range from 72.54% to 95.12%.

While Roche Elementary shares similarities with the nearby schools, such as being part of the Porterville Unified School District and serving a predominantly Hispanic student population, it consistently underperforms compared to its neighbors. For instance, in the 2022-2023 school year, Roche Elementary's English Language Arts/Literacy proficiency rate was 26.23%, compared to 25.49% at Monte Vista Elementary, 31.14% at Vandalia Elementary, and 49.86% at the highest-performing nearby school, Santa Fe Elementary.


Detail:

Public K-6

 388 North Roche St.
       Porterville, CA  93257-3928


(559) 782-7250

District: Porterville Unified

SchoolDigger Rank:
4468th of 5,874 California Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $5,973 Help


Students who attend Roche Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Bartlett Middle
High:    Granite Hills High

Student/teacher ratio:  21.3 Help
Number of students:  319

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
82.8%
White:
10.3%
Two or more races:
2.8%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  91.5% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Roche Elementary ranks worse than 76.1% of elementary schools in California. It also ranks 9th among 10 ranked elementary schools in the Porterville Unified School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 23.9. (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 Roche Elementary has the smallest elementary school student body size in the Porterville Unified School District. Racial makeup is: Hispanic (82.8%), White (10.3%), two or more races (2.8%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 91.5% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Roche Elementary is 21.3, which is the lowest among 10 elementary schools in the Porterville Unified School District! (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Roche Elementary is $5,973, which is the highest among 10 elementary schools in the Porterville Unified School District!
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Roche Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Roche Elementary 4468th of 5874 California public elementary schools. (See Roche Elementary in the ranking list.)

Elementary School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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Porterville Unified:

SchoolDigger ranks Porterville Unified 901st of 1563 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Roche Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Roche Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 15.45 4310th 4809 10.4%
2005 22.52 3798th 4822 21.2%
2006 22.54 3819th 4818 20.7%
2007 20.60 4245th 5113 17.0%
2008 24.10 4043rd 5113 20.9%
2009 27.58 3876th 5193 25.4%
2010 20.61 4559th 5314 14.2%
2011 21.53 4569th 5377 15.0%
2012 39.65 3283rd 5390 39.1%
2013 19.00 4804th 5530 13.1%
2015 15.22 5079th 5611 9.5%
2016 21.46 4475th 5614 20.3%
2017 21.89 4522nd 5692 20.6%
2018 36.76 3356th 5662 40.7%
2019 27.67 4133rd 5789 28.6%
2022 24.50 4402nd 5883 25.2%
2023 23.90 4468th 5874 23.9%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Roche Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 53.94 1081st 3246 66.7%
2019 33.13 2268th 3275 30.7%
2022 35.03 2197th 3311 33.6%
2023 34.47 2205th 3250 32.2%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Roche Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 52.91 2175th 5084 57.2%
2019 38.00 3275th 5173 36.7%
2022 33.55 3544th 5264 32.7%
2023 31.18 3806th 5374 29.2%
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Rank History for Female students at Roche Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 40.16 3074th 5413 43.2%
2019 28.08 3980th 5492 27.5%
2022 21.18 4600th 5635 18.4%
2023 23.09 4418th 5617 21.3%
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Rank History for Male students at Roche Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 33.65 3425th 5431 36.9%
2019 29.34 3843rd 5510 30.3%
2022 31.68 3657th 5663 35.4%
2023 26.07 4147th 5650 26.6%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Roche Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 52.89 2051st 4830 57.5%
2019 32.01 3551st 4963 28.5%
2022 31.03 3622nd 5084 28.8%
2023 31.65 3581st 5098 29.8%
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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 Roche Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1999 83 2 9 202 3 n/a n/a 3 302
2000 76 4 7 235 6 n/a n/a 3 331
2001 73 3 2 239 10 n/a n/a 1 328
2002 50 0 13 260 6 n/a n/a 15 344
2003 50 0 13 260 6 n/a n/a 15 344
2004 40 0 0 225 1 n/a n/a 78 344
2005 56 2 3 218 0 n/a n/a 85 364
2006 31 0 14 223 27 n/a n/a 70 365
2007 46 4 7 252 1 n/a n/a 66 376
2008 44 n/a 8 269 1 n/a n/a 0 322
2009 40 0 7 277 0 0 58 0 382
2010 50 4 9 307 5 3 3 0 381
2011 53 4 7 300 7 2 5 0 378
2012 47 5 3 294 2 4 7 0 362
2013 51 6 5 308 5 1 1 0 377
2014 38 7 4 313 5 0 2 0 369
2015 51 7 3 327 3 0 7 0 398
2016 54 11 7 303 0 0 7 0 382
2017 51 11 7 309 1 0 5 0 384
2018 38 9 8 304 3 0 5 0 367
2019 41 6 6 300 2 0 3 0 358
2020 35 8 7 302 4 0 10 0 366
2021 32 6 5 262 8 0 8 0 321
2022 40 7 5 264 2 0 16 0 334
2023 33 6 5 264 2 0 9 0 319

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 Roche Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1999 302 19.0 15.9 95.7
2000 331 21.0 15.8 98.5
2001 328 22.0 14.9 77.4
2002 344 17.0 20.2 90
2003 344 17.0 20.2 90
2004 344 17.0 20.2 118.8
2005 364 18.0 20.2 118.3
2006 365 17.0 21.5 109.5
2007 376 19.0 19.8 108.7
2008 322 20.0 16.1 99.1
2009 382 19.0 19.1 91.9
2010 381 17.0 22.4 99.2
2011 378 n/a n/a 94.2
2012 362 15.0 24.1 n/a
2013 377 13.0 29.0 96.3
2014 369 13.0 28.3 97
2015 398 15.0 26.5 96
2016 382 14.0 27.2 90.6
2017 384 15.0 25.6 93.2
2018 367 14.0 26.2 93.2
2019 358 14.0 25.5 90.2
2020 366 n/a n/a 96.7
2021 321 14.0 22.9 94.4
2022 334 14.3 23.2 91.3
2023 319 14.9 21.3 91.5

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 Roche Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1999 302 19.0 15.9 95.7
2000 331 21.0 15.8 98.5
2001 328 22.0 14.9 77.4
2002 344 17.0 20.2 90
2003 344 17.0 20.2 90
2004 344 17.0 20.2 118.8
2005 364 18.0 20.2 118.3
2006 365 17.0 21.5 109.5
2007 376 19.0 19.8 108.7
2008 322 20.0 16.1 99.1
2009 382 19.0 19.1 91.9
2010 381 17.0 22.4 99.2
2011 378 n/a n/a 94.2
2012 362 15.0 24.1 n/a
2013 377 13.0 29.0 96.3
2014 369 13.0 28.3 97
2015 398 15.0 26.5 96
2016 382 14.0 27.2 90.6
2017 384 15.0 25.6 93.2
2018 367 14.0 26.2 93.2
2019 358 14.0 25.5 90.2
2020 366 n/a n/a 96.7
2021 321 14.0 22.9 94.4
2022 334 14.3 23.2 91.3
2023 319 14.9 21.3 91.5

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

Roche Elementary

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionConditionalPolioHepatitis BVaricellaDTPMMR
201286.0%0.0%0.0%14.0%90.0%96.0%99.0%89.0%92.0%
201397.0%0.0%0.0%3.0%98.0%100.0%100.0%98.0%98.0%
201493.0%0.0%0.0%7.0%97.0%100.0%100.0%93.0%95.0%
201598.0%0.0%0.0%2.0%98.0%100.0%100.0%98.0%100.0%
201696.0%0.0%0.0%4.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%96.0%100.0%
2017≥98.0%≤2.0%≤2.0%≤2.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%
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%
202188.4%0.0%0.0%88.4%88.4%88.4%88.4%
202294.4%0.0%3.7%96.3%

Data source: California Department of Public Health
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Roche Elementary

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $5,973

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Roche 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 4133rd of 5789 Elementary schoolsRanks 4468th of 5874 Elementary schools
 4.7%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Roche Elementary)34.630.9
 3.7%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Porterville Unified)42.530.8
 11.7%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.543
 5.6%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Roche Elementary)28.330.4
 2.1%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Porterville Unified)45.738.1
 7.6%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (California)50.245.1
 5.1%
4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Roche Elementary)29.232.5
 3.3%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Porterville Unified)40.832
 8.8%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)49.543.7
 5.7%
4th Grade Mathematics (Roche Elementary)29.231.7
 2.5%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Porterville Unified)3932.7
 6.3%
   4th Grade Mathematics (California)44.940.8
 4.1%
5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Roche Elementary)43.924
 19.9%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Porterville Unified)40.338.9
 1.3%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)51.746.7
 5%
5th Grade Mathematics (Roche Elementary)17.514.3
 3.3%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Porterville Unified)30.631.4
 0.8%
   5th Grade Mathematics (California)3833.4
 4.6%
5th Grade Science (Roche Elementary)23.616.3
 7.3%
   5th Grade Science (Porterville Unified)17.619
 1.4%
   5th Grade Science (California)31.731.9
 0.1%
6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Roche Elementary)37.515.8
 21.7%
   6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Porterville Unified)37.933
 4.9%
   6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.544.2
 4.3%
6th Grade Mathematics (Roche Elementary)32.115.8
 16.4%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Porterville Unified)25.426.9
 1.5%
   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 Students358319
 10.9%
African American66
American Indian22
Asian65
 16.7%
Hispanic300264
 12%
Pacific Islander00
White4133
 19.5%
Two or More Races39
 200%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients90.2%91.5%
 1.3%


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In the 2022-23 school year, 319 students attended Roche Elementary.

Roche Elementary ranks in the bottom 23.9% of California elementary schools.

Students who attend Roche Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : Bartlett Middle
High : Granite Hills High

Students at Roche Elementary are 83% Hispanic, 10% White, 3% Two or more races, 2% African American, 2% Asian.


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