Caruthers Elementary

Summary:

Caruthers Elementary is a public K-8 school in Caruthers, California, serving 859 students, the majority of whom are Hispanic. While the school has some bright spots, such as strong performance for its Hispanic and English Language Learner (ELL) students, it faces several challenges, including high chronic absenteeism, declining academic achievement, and disparities in student group outcomes.

Caruthers Elementary's chronic absenteeism rate has risen significantly in recent years, reaching 13.0% in 2022-2023, which is higher than the state average. Academically, the school's proficiency rates in English Language Arts, Mathematics, and Science are all below state and district averages, with the largest gaps in the upper grades. However, the school's Hispanic and ELL students perform better relative to their peers statewide, ranking in the top 50% of California schools for these subgroups. In contrast, the school's White and low socioeconomic status (SES) students perform significantly worse, ranking in the bottom 50% of California schools for these subgroups.

Compared to nearby schools, such as Washington Colony Elementary and Pacific Union Elementary, Caruthers Elementary's performance is generally on par or slightly better in terms of chronic absenteeism and English Language Arts proficiency, but it lags behind in Mathematics and Science. To address these challenges, the school should focus on implementing targeted interventions, promoting equity, and leveraging the strengths of its Hispanic and ELL student populations to support the learning of all students.


Detail:

Public K-8

 13699 S. Quince
       Caruthers, CA  93609


(559) 864-6500

District: Caruthers Unified

SchoolDigger Rank:
3069th of 5,868 California Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $9,470 Help


Students who attend Caruthers Elementary usually attend:

High:    Caruthers High

Student/teacher ratio:  18.7 Help
Number of students:  859

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
86.0%
White:
8.8%
Asian:
3.3%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  87.3% Help


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Compare Details Caruthers Elementary ranks worse than 52.3% of elementary schools in California. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 40.85. (See more...)
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Compare Details Caruthers Elementary ranks better than 50.4% of middle schools in California. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 42.38. (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 (86%), White (8.8%), Asian (3.3%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 87.3% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Caruthers Elementary is 18.7. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Caruthers Elementary is $9,470.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Caruthers Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Caruthers Elementary 3069th of 5868 California public elementary schools. (See Caruthers Elementary in the ranking list.)

Elementary School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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SchoolDigger ranks Caruthers Elementary 1388th of 2798 California public middle schools. (See Caruthers Elementary in the ranking list.)

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Caruthers Unified:

SchoolDigger ranks Caruthers Unified 695th of 1560 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Caruthers Elementary

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Rank History for all elementary school students at Caruthers Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 21.09 3864th 4809 19.7%
2005 16.78 4190th 4822 13.1%
2006 22.19 3841st 4818 20.3%
2007 24.91 3939th 5113 23.0%
2008 24.24 4032nd 5113 21.1%
2009 38.17 3167th 5193 39.0%
2010 36.20 3416th 5314 35.7%
2011 24.63 4361st 5377 18.9%
2012 27.77 4105th 5390 23.8%
2013 39.04 3381st 5530 38.9%
2015 35.22 3309th 5611 41.0%
2016 43.64 2849th 5614 49.3%
2017 43.33 2903rd 5692 49.0%
2018 42.14 3020th 5662 46.7%
2019 37.60 3341st 5789 42.3%
2021 23.53 1081st 1417 23.7%
2022 33.44 3590th 5883 39.0%
2023 40.85 3061st 5848 47.7%
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Rank History for elementary school English Language Learner students at Caruthers Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 55.17 1035th 3246 68.1%
2019 54.99 997th 3275 69.6%
2021 28.76 500th 602 16.9%
2022 49.30 1232nd 3311 62.8%
2023 46.82 1354th 3240 58.2%
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Rank History for elementary school Low Socio Economic Status students at Caruthers Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 53.91 2112th 5084 58.5%
2019 46.67 2632nd 5173 49.1%
2021 29.87 817th 1110 26.4%
2022 40.80 2941st 5264 44.1%
2023 49.51 2395th 5355 55.3%
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Rank History for elementary school Migrant students at Caruthers Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 73.80 10th 68 85.3%
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Rank History for elementary school Female students at Caruthers Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 41.47 2986th 5413 44.8%
2019 34.01 3500th 5492 36.3%
2021 23.51 960th 1267 24.2%
2022 32.10 3566th 5635 36.7%
2023 40.06 3003rd 5595 46.3%
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Rank History for elementary school Male students at Caruthers Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 42.51 2886th 5431 46.9%
2019 41.50 2947th 5510 46.5%
2021 24.83 948th 1272 25.5%
2022 35.18 3350th 5663 40.8%
2023 41.39 2951st 5627 47.6%
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Rank History for elementary school Hispanic students at Caruthers Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 52.89 2050th 4830 57.6%
2019 46.85 2496th 4963 49.7%
2022 42.05 2744th 5084 46.0%
2023 49.63 2240th 5079 55.9%
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Rank History for elementary school White students at Caruthers Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 13.72 2542nd 2834 10.3%
2022 27.20 2094th 2726 23.2%
2023 50.99 1391st 2659 47.7%
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Data source: test scores: California Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Rank History for Caruthers Elementary

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Rank History for all middle school students at Caruthers Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 23.32 1356th 1769 23.3%
2005 26.32 1303rd 1777 26.7%
2006 32.21 1205th 1804 33.2%
2007 37.83 1174th 1999 41.3%
2008 40.06 1153rd 2005 42.5%
2009 41.95 1156th 2063 44.0%
2010 51.65 996th 2179 54.3%
2011 56.03 931st 2236 58.4%
2012 39.56 1370th 2259 39.4%
2013 33.50 1601st 2379 32.7%
2015 33.67 1510th 2477 39.0%
2016 31.01 1615th 2497 35.3%
2017 37.37 1467th 2508 41.5%
2018 47.83 1140th 2480 54.0%
2019 34.69 1632nd 2715 39.9%
2021 34.24 560th 894 37.4%
2022 42.48 1381st 2740 49.6%
2023 42.38 1386th 2788 50.3%
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Rank History for middle school English Language Learner students at Caruthers Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 46.65 480th 1364 64.8%
2019 41.42 633rd 1442 56.1%
2021 35.67 248th 363 31.7%
2022 48.46 514th 1540 66.6%
2023 40.12 766th 1523 49.7%
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Rank History for middle school Low Socio Economic Status students at Caruthers Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 60.49 686th 2230 69.2%
2019 43.61 1223rd 2369 48.4%
2021 43.19 380th 721 47.3%
2022 49.02 1053rd 2458 57.2%
2023 44.51 1187th 2535 53.2%
See the entire list of Best California Elementary Schools for Low Socio Economic Status Students!

Rank History for middle school Female students at Caruthers Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 51.33 996th 2262 56.0%
2019 34.13 1479th 2380 37.9%
2021 33.76 469th 738 36.4%
2022 37.54 1418th 2509 43.5%
2023 39.55 1348th 2535 46.8%
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Rank History for middle school Male students at Caruthers Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 41.02 1228th 2273 46.0%
2019 33.93 1493rd 2407 38.0%
2021 35.45 461st 763 39.6%
2022 47.19 1134th 2527 55.1%
2023 44.52 1217th 2546 52.2%
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Rank History for middle school Hispanic students at Caruthers Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 59.69 670th 2072 67.7%
2019 42.28 1181st 2213 46.6%
2022 53.75 893rd 2359 62.1%
2023 54.69 850th 2379 64.3%
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Rank History for middle school White students at Caruthers Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 14.05 1375th 1555 11.6%
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Data source: test scores: California Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Enrollment information for Caruthers Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2000 242 10 69 475 0 n/a n/a 2 798
2001 211 11 82 494 1 n/a n/a 0 799
2002 179 5 81 524 6 n/a n/a 3 798
2003 179 5 81 524 6 n/a n/a 3 798
2004 180 5 80 604 0 n/a n/a 4 873
2005 169 9 88 588 0 n/a n/a 5 859
2006 152 9 76 569 0 n/a n/a 4 810
2007 147 7 75 582 1 n/a n/a 1 813
2008 138 9 80 551 2 n/a n/a 0 780
2009 137 8 78 585 2 1 3 0 814
2010 113 5 74 574 3 5 4 0 778
2011 121 3 66 579 3 3 10 0 785
2012 97 1 58 611 4 2 12 0 785
2013 95 1 52 613 3 2 8 0 774
2014 88 2 41 659 3 1 6 0 800
2015 67 2 46 711 3 1 6 0 836
2016 70 2 39 708 2 1 6 0 828
2017 68 3 36 712 2 1 8 0 830
2018 87 3 38 704 6 1 22 0 861
2019 90 2 27 755 3 0 23 0 900
2020 93 1 27 765 2 0 31 0 919
2021 90 3 27 772 3 1 9 0 905
2022 84 3 25 755 5 1 10 0 883
2023 76 2 28 739 5 1 8 0 859

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 Caruthers Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2000 798 39.0 20.5 80.4
2001 799 39.3 20.3 83
2002 798 35.8 22.3 84.7
2003 798 35.8 22.3 84.7
2004 873 36.6 23.9 98.3
2005 859 38.8 22.1 84.8
2006 810 39.0 20.8 89.5
2007 813 41.8 19.4 80.4
2008 780 45.8 17.0 84.4
2009 814 40.8 18.6 84.3
2010 778 39.8 19.5 87.4
2011 785 n/a n/a 83.1
2012 785 43.5 18.0 n/a
2013 774 41.2 18.7 87
2014 800 42.3 18.8 90.4
2015 836 44.0 19.0 89.6
2016 828 44.0 18.8 91.4
2017 830 43.0 19.3 91
2018 861 45.2 19.0 90.9
2019 900 43.8 20.5 90.1
2020 919 n/a n/a 89.2
2021 905 41.2 21.9 90.4
2022 883 44.2 19.9 85.6
2023 859 45.8 18.7 87.3

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 Caruthers Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2000 798 39.0 20.5 80.4
2001 799 39.3 20.3 83
2002 798 35.8 22.3 84.7
2003 798 35.8 22.3 84.7
2004 873 36.6 23.9 98.3
2005 859 38.8 22.1 84.8
2006 810 39.0 20.8 89.5
2007 813 41.8 19.4 80.4
2008 780 45.8 17.0 84.4
2009 814 40.8 18.6 84.3
2010 778 39.8 19.5 87.4
2011 785 n/a n/a 83.1
2012 785 43.5 18.0 n/a
2013 774 41.2 18.7 87
2014 800 42.3 18.8 90.4
2015 836 44.0 19.0 89.6
2016 828 44.0 18.8 91.4
2017 830 43.0 19.3 91
2018 861 45.2 19.0 90.9
2019 900 43.8 20.5 90.1
2020 919 n/a n/a 89.2
2021 905 41.2 21.9 90.4
2022 883 44.2 19.9 85.6
2023 859 45.8 18.7 87.3

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

Caruthers Elementary

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionConditionalPolioHepatitis BVaricellaDTPMMR
201294.0%0.0%0.0%6.0%94.0%100.0%100.0%94.0%97.0%
201390.0%1.0%0.0%9.0%90.0%96.0%96.0%90.0%96.0%
201491.0%0.0%0.0%9.0%94.0%99.0%100.0%93.0%94.0%
201597.0%1.0%0.0%2.0%98.0%99.0%99.0%97.0%97.0%
2016100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%
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%
2019≥99.0%≤1.0%≤1.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%
202297.4%0.0%1.3%97.4%97.4%

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

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $9,470

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Caruthers 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 3341st of 5789 Elementary schoolsRanks 3061st of 5848 Elementary schools
 5.4%
Ranks 1632nd of 2715 Middle schoolsRanks 1386th of 2788 Middle schools
 10.4%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Caruthers Elementary)28.129.5
 1.4%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Caruthers Unified)28.129.5
 1.4%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.543
 5.6%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Caruthers Elementary)47.843.8
 4%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Caruthers Unified)47.843.8
 4%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (California)50.245.1
 5.1%
4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Caruthers Elementary)48.550.6
 2.1%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Caruthers Unified)48.550.6
 2.1%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)49.543.7
 5.7%
4th Grade Mathematics (Caruthers Elementary)54.640.7
 14%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Caruthers Unified)54.640.7
 14%
   4th Grade Mathematics (California)44.940.8
 4.1%
5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Caruthers Elementary)36.438.3
 2%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Caruthers Unified)36.438.3
 2%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)51.746.7
 5%
5th Grade Mathematics (Caruthers Elementary)26.330
 3.7%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Caruthers Unified)26.330
 3.7%
   5th Grade Mathematics (California)3833.4
 4.6%
5th Grade Science (Caruthers Elementary)12.120
 7.9%
   5th Grade Science (Caruthers Unified)12.120
 7.9%
   5th Grade Science (California)31.731.9
 0.1%
6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Caruthers Elementary)4428.9
 15%
   6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Caruthers Unified)4428.9
 15%
   6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.544.2
 4.3%
6th Grade Mathematics (Caruthers Elementary)45.725.6
 20.1%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Caruthers Unified)45.725.6
 20.1%
   6th Grade Mathematics (California)38.533.2
 5.3%
7th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Caruthers Elementary)39.642.2
 2.6%
   7th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Caruthers Unified)39.642.2
 2.6%
   7th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)51.447.4
 3.9%
7th Grade Mathematics (Caruthers Elementary)22.326.4
 4%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Caruthers Unified)22.326.4
 4%
   7th Grade Mathematics (California)37.933.2
 4.7%
8th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Caruthers Elementary)38.743.9
 5.3%
   8th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Caruthers Unified)38.743.9
 5.3%
   8th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)49.445.7
 3.8%
8th Grade Mathematics (Caruthers Elementary)29.235.5
 6.3%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Caruthers Unified)29.235.5
 6.3%
   8th Grade Mathematics (California)36.629.9
 6.7%
8th Grade Science (Caruthers Elementary)13.315.9
 2.6%
   8th Grade Science (Caruthers Unified)13.315.9
 2.6%
   8th Grade Science (California)30.828.8
 2.1%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students900859
 4.6%
African American22
American Indian35
 66.7%
Asian2728
 3.7%
Hispanic755739
 2.1%
Pacific Islander01
White9076
 15.6%
Two or More Races238
 65.2%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients90.1%87.3%
 2.8%


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Caruthers Elementary ranks 3069th of 5868 California elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 2 stars out of 5.

In the 2022-23 school year, 859 students attended Caruthers Elementary.

Students at Caruthers Elementary are 86% Hispanic, 9% White, 3% Asian.

Students who attend Caruthers Elementary usually go on to attend:

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