Vandalia Elementary

Summary:

Vandalia Elementary is a public elementary school in Porterville, California, serving 577 students from kindergarten to 5th grade. The school faces several key challenges, including a unique student demographic, low academic performance, high chronic absenteeism, and socioeconomic disadvantages.

Vandalia Elementary has a significantly higher percentage of Hispanic (68.8%) and Native American (17.16%) students compared to the surrounding schools and the state average. The school's academic performance, as measured by the Smarter Balanced Assessments, is consistently lower than the Porterville Unified School District and the state average across all grade levels and subject areas. Additionally, Vandalia Elementary has experienced a sharp increase in chronic absenteeism, rising from 9.8% in 2018-2019 to 29.5% in 2022-2023, which is much higher than the state average. The school also has a very high percentage of students (over 90%) receiving free or reduced-price lunch, indicating a high level of economic disadvantage among the student population.

When comparing Vandalia Elementary to other nearby schools within the Porterville Unified School District, it becomes evident that Vandalia is performing significantly worse academically. For example, Santa Fe Elementary, which is less than a mile away, consistently outperforms Vandalia Elementary by a wide margin in all subject areas and grade levels. However, Vandalia Elementary's performance for specific student subgroups, such as Hispanic students and English Language Learners, is relatively stronger compared to the school's overall performance, suggesting that the school may be providing targeted support and interventions for these subgroups.


Detail:

Public K-5

 271 East College Ave.
       Porterville, CA  93257-6062


(559) 782-7260

District: Porterville Unified

SchoolDigger Rank:
3981st of 5,874 California Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $5,566 Help


Students who attend Vandalia Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Pioneer Middle
High:    Porterville High

Student/teacher ratio:  25.7 Help
Number of students:  577

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
68.8%
American Indian:
17.2%
White:
9.2%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  90.3% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Vandalia Elementary ranks worse than 67.8% of elementary schools in California. It also ranks 7th 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 29.03. (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 (68.8%), American Indian (17.2%), White (9.2%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 90.3% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Vandalia Elementary is 25.7. 7 elementary schools in the Porterville Unified School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Vandalia Elementary is $5,566. 5 elementary schools in the Porterville Unified School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Vandalia Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Vandalia Elementary 3981st of 5874 California public elementary schools. (See Vandalia Elementary in the ranking list.)

Elementary School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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Native American students:


Porterville Unified:

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

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Rank History for Vandalia Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Vandalia Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 19.22 3996th 4809 16.9%
2005 18.59 4065th 4822 15.7%
2006 20.39 3975th 4818 17.5%
2007 19.94 4302nd 5113 15.9%
2008 20.13 4329th 5113 15.3%
2009 14.04 4799th 5193 7.6%
2010 25.85 4164th 5314 21.6%
2011 26.02 4266th 5377 20.7%
2012 27.32 4143rd 5390 23.1%
2013 23.93 4466th 5530 19.2%
2015 11.40 5387th 5611 4.0%
2016 14.25 5104th 5614 9.1%
2017 26.53 4121st 5692 27.6%
2018 36.04 3406th 5662 39.8%
2019 22.63 4575th 5789 21.0%
2022 21.19 4724th 5883 19.7%
2023 29.03 3981st 5874 32.2%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Vandalia Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 58.40 917th 3246 71.7%
2019 48.57 1322nd 3275 59.6%
2022 46.37 1397th 3311 57.8%
2023 46.06 1410th 3250 56.6%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Vandalia Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 46.31 2591st 5084 49.0%
2019 33.94 3574th 5173 30.9%
2022 31.56 3708th 5264 29.6%
2023 40.49 3032nd 5374 43.6%
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Rank History for Female students at Vandalia Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 31.76 3622nd 5413 33.1%
2019 18.87 4720th 5492 14.1%
2022 22.82 4427th 5635 21.4%
2023 29.48 3820th 5617 32.0%
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Rank History for Male students at Vandalia Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 40.15 3039th 5431 44.0%
2019 27.83 3956th 5510 28.2%
2022 21.00 4624th 5663 18.3%
2023 30.33 3749th 5650 33.6%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Vandalia Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 46.87 2413th 4830 50.0%
2019 38.50 3058th 4963 38.4%
2022 35.43 3258th 5084 35.9%
2023 44.61 2586th 5098 49.3%
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Rank History for Native American students at Vandalia Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 52.59 6th 14 57.1%
2019 41.54 12th 18 33.3%
2022 48.01 6th 11 45.5%
2023 55.56 5th 11 54.5%
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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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by a parent
Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Open Quote Won't do anything but scold you if you're getting bullied. They will only give warnings to the students but don't try to stop it. Close Quote


by a parent
Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Open Quote they dont know how to handle the kids Close Quote



Enrollment information for Vandalia Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1999 201 10 27 495 65 n/a n/a 0 798
2000 199 9 18 474 63 n/a n/a 16 779
2001 199 9 18 464 77 n/a n/a 21 788
2002 161 6 18 493 99 n/a n/a 9 786
2003 161 6 18 493 99 n/a n/a 9 786
2004 149 3 6 474 79 n/a n/a 96 807
2005 116 0 8 368 75 n/a n/a 98 665
2006 118 4 10 402 82 n/a n/a 94 710
2007 129 3 11 455 98 n/a n/a 74 770
2008 117 n/a 7 458 99 n/a n/a 0 681
2009 87 8 11 444 110 1 69 0 730
2010 95 10 14 453 130 1 20 0 723
2011 95 2 13 467 120 1 27 0 725
2012 88 1 11 495 113 0 17 0 725
2013 78 2 20 491 92 2 18 0 703
2014 68 2 25 454 92 5 16 0 662
2015 75 2 18 436 81 3 10 0 625
2016 75 5 18 434 82 7 7 0 628
2017 63 5 13 415 92 6 11 0 605
2018 71 5 17 419 87 4 14 0 617
2019 54 5 16 412 83 3 15 0 588
2020 60 3 16 413 83 4 14 0 593
2021 49 3 14 402 100 3 16 0 587
2022 50 3 10 398 109 1 14 0 585
2023 53 3 9 397 99 1 15 0 577

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 Vandalia Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1999 798 40.0 20.0 95
2000 779 41.0 19.0 101.7
2001 788 38.0 20.7 83.1
2002 786 36.0 21.8 94.1
2003 786 36.0 21.8 94.1
2004 807 37.0 21.8 104.9
2005 665 31.0 21.5 111.3
2006 710 32.0 22.2 112.7
2007 770 35.0 22.0 104.9
2008 681 36.0 18.9 98.8
2009 730 34.0 20.3 95.2
2010 723 31.0 23.3 96.3
2011 725 n/a n/a 99.2
2012 725 28.0 25.8 n/a
2013 703 24.0 29.2 95.6
2014 662 23.0 28.7 95.6
2015 625 24.0 26.0 95.7
2016 628 25.0 25.1 92.8
2017 605 25.0 24.2 86.3
2018 617 25.0 24.6 91.1
2019 588 24.0 24.5 85
2020 593 n/a n/a 94.9
2021 587 21.0 27.9 90.8
2022 585 20.2 28.8 87.9
2023 577 22.4 25.7 90.3

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 Vandalia Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1999 798 40.0 20.0 95
2000 779 41.0 19.0 101.7
2001 788 38.0 20.7 83.1
2002 786 36.0 21.8 94.1
2003 786 36.0 21.8 94.1
2004 807 37.0 21.8 104.9
2005 665 31.0 21.5 111.3
2006 710 32.0 22.2 112.7
2007 770 35.0 22.0 104.9
2008 681 36.0 18.9 98.8
2009 730 34.0 20.3 95.2
2010 723 31.0 23.3 96.3
2011 725 n/a n/a 99.2
2012 725 28.0 25.8 n/a
2013 703 24.0 29.2 95.6
2014 662 23.0 28.7 95.6
2015 625 24.0 26.0 95.7
2016 628 25.0 25.1 92.8
2017 605 25.0 24.2 86.3
2018 617 25.0 24.6 91.1
2019 588 24.0 24.5 85
2020 593 n/a n/a 94.9
2021 587 21.0 27.9 90.8
2022 585 20.2 28.8 87.9
2023 577 22.4 25.7 90.3

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

Vandalia Elementary

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionConditionalPolioHepatitis BVaricellaDTPMMR
201285.0%0.0%0.0%15.0%88.0%95.0%97.0%87.0%88.0%
201397.0%0.0%0.0%3.0%100.0%98.0%100.0%97.0%100.0%
201497.0%0.0%0.0%3.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%98.0%97.0%
201576.0%0.0%0.0%24.0%82.0%89.0%89.0%81.0%82.0%
201693.0%0.0%0.0%7.0%95.0%99.0%100.0%96.0%97.0%
201797.0%0.0%0.0%2.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%98.0%≥99.0%
201897.0%0.0%0.0%2.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%98.0%≥99.0%
2019≥99.0%≤1.0%≤1.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%
202097.0%0.8%2.3%97.7%
202194.1%1.0%0.0%96.1%98.0%95.1%96.1%95.1%
202298.3%0.0%0.0%

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

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $5,566

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Vandalia 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 4575th of 5789 Elementary schoolsRanks 3981st of 5874 Elementary schools
 11.3%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Vandalia Elementary)29.735.4
 5.7%
   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 (Vandalia Elementary)36.236.5
 0.3%
   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 (Vandalia Elementary)37.923.8
 14.2%
   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 (Vandalia Elementary)24.115.8
 8.3%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Porterville Unified)3932.7
 6.3%
   4th Grade Mathematics (California)44.940.8
 4.1%
5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Vandalia Elementary)3334.8
 1.8%
   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 (Vandalia Elementary)16.331.2
 14.9%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Porterville Unified)30.631.4
 0.8%
   5th Grade Mathematics (California)3833.4
 4.6%
5th Grade Science (Vandalia Elementary)20.414
 6.4%
   5th Grade Science (Porterville Unified)17.619
 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 Students588577
 1.9%
African American53
 40%
American Indian8399
 19.3%
Asian169
 43.8%
Hispanic412397
 3.6%
Pacific Islander31
 66.7%
White5453
 1.9%
Two or More Races1515
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients85%90.3%
 5.3%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Vandalia Elementary

Students at Vandalia Elementary are 69% Hispanic, 17% American Indian, 9% White, 3% Two or more races, 2% Asian.

In the 2022-23 school year, 577 students attended Vandalia Elementary.

Vandalia Elementary ranks 3981st of 5874 California elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 2 stars out of 5.

Students who attend Vandalia Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : Pioneer Middle
High : Porterville High


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