Walter M. Brown Elementary

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Walter M. Brown Elementary is a public elementary school in Turlock, California, serving students from kindergarten to 6th grade. The school is part of the Turlock Unified School District, which has a 2-star rating out of 5 from SchoolDigger.

Walter M. Brown Elementary faces significant challenges, with a high chronic absenteeism rate, low test scores, and poor performance among certain student subgroups. The school's chronic absenteeism rate has risen from 8.4% in 2017-2018 to 31.0% in 2022-2023, notably higher than the district and state averages. Academically, the school's performance on standardized tests, such as the Smarter Balanced Assessments and CAST Science, is significantly lower than the Turlock Unified School District and the state of California. For example, in 2022-2023, only 21.7% of students at Walter M. Brown Elementary were proficient or better in English Language Arts/Literacy, compared to 38.63% for the district and 46.66% for the state. The school's White students, Hispanic students, and students with disabilities consistently rank in the bottom 10-20% of California elementary schools.

When compared to nearby schools in the Turlock Unified School District, Walter M. Brown Elementary is underperforming. For instance, Walnut Elementary Education Center, which is only about 1 mile away, has significantly higher test scores, a lower chronic absenteeism rate, and a higher overall SchoolDigger ranking. Additionally, the school's enrollment has decreased from 642 students in 2022-2023 to 572 students in 2021-2022, a decline of about 11%, which could be a sign of families choosing to send their children to other schools in the district or nearby areas.


Detail:

Public K-6

 1400 Georgetown St.
       Turlock, CA  95382-0756


(209) 634-7231

District: Turlock Unified

SchoolDigger Rank:
5254th of 5,868 California Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $10,671 Help


Students who attend Walter M. Brown Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Marvin A. Dutcher Middle
    Turlock Junior High

Student/teacher ratio:  22.9 Help
Number of students:  642

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
55.6%
White:
27.4%
Asian:
8.6%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  66.2% Help


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Compare Details Walter M. Brown Elementary ranks worse than 89.5% of elementary schools in California. It also ranks 6th among 9 ranked elementary schools in the Turlock Unified School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 15.68. (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 (55.6%), White (27.4%), Asian (8.6%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 66.2% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Walter M. Brown Elementary is 22.9. 4 elementary schools in the Turlock Unified School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Walter M. Brown Elementary is $10,671, which is the 3rd highest among 9 elementary schools in the Turlock Unified School District.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Walter M. Brown Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Walter M. Brown Elementary 5254th of 5868 California public elementary schools. (See Walter M. Brown Elementary in the ranking list.)

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Turlock Unified:

SchoolDigger ranks Turlock Unified 1030th of 1560 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Walter M. Brown Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Walter M. Brown Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2007 34.29 3274th 5113 36.0%
2008 22.79 4133rd 5113 19.2%
2009 24.51 4099th 5193 21.1%
2010 29.86 3863rd 5314 27.3%
2011 31.29 3894th 5377 27.6%
2012 21.08 4580th 5390 15.0%
2013 30.39 4011th 5530 27.5%
2015 25.66 4070th 5611 27.5%
2016 21.63 4459th 5614 20.6%
2017 20.42 4661st 5692 18.1%
2018 24.96 4243rd 5662 25.1%
2019 20.04 4797th 5789 17.1%
2021 23.70 1080th 1417 23.8%
2022 20.17 4832nd 5883 17.9%
2023 15.68 5235th 5848 10.5%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Walter M. Brown Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 47.09 1389th 3246 57.2%
2019 24.87 2876th 3275 12.2%
2021 49.06 215th 602 64.3%
2022 41.14 1733rd 3311 47.7%
2023 43.35 1589th 3240 51.0%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Walter M. Brown Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 27.33 1776th 2416 26.5%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Walter M. Brown Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 28.85 3859th 5084 24.1%
2019 22.60 4383rd 5173 15.3%
2021 30.91 801st 1110 27.8%
2022 18.00 4783rd 5264 9.1%
2023 19.52 4724th 5355 11.8%
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Rank History for Female students at Walter M. Brown Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 30.35 3740th 5413 30.9%
2019 22.28 4442nd 5492 19.1%
2021 22.91 971st 1267 23.4%
2022 20.98 4624th 5635 17.9%
2023 14.62 5159th 5595 7.8%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Walter M. Brown Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 32.06 1341st 2128 37.0%
2019 35.78 1493rd 2585 42.2%
2021 22.90 241st 293 17.7%
2022 23.95 1802nd 2227 19.1%
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Rank History for Male students at Walter M. Brown Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 20.10 4569th 5431 15.9%
2019 18.91 4759th 5510 13.6%
2021 26.21 913th 1272 28.2%
2022 20.61 4652nd 5663 17.9%
2023 18.51 4846th 5627 13.9%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Walter M. Brown Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 33.94 3276th 4830 32.2%
2019 19.99 4376th 4963 11.8%
2022 24.02 4187th 5084 17.6%
2023 18.71 4557th 5079 10.3%
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Rank History for White students at Walter M. Brown Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 5.47 2659th 2737 2.8%
2019 12.73 2557th 2834 9.8%
2022 6.52 2607th 2726 4.4%
2023 2.86 2634th 2659 0.9%
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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.

Walter M. Brown Elementary Test Scores
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Enrollment information for Walter M. Brown Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2005 508 24 48 227 2 n/a n/a 11 820
2006 449 24 48 268 5 n/a n/a 13 807
2007 385 23 47 269 5 n/a n/a 16 745
2008 323 25 48 253 7 n/a n/a 0 656
2009 313 22 42 234 7 6 24 0 648
2010 268 22 33 259 5 4 16 0 607
2011 305 17 41 324 5 5 12 0 709
2012 266 17 43 365 7 4 16 0 718
2013 251 18 43 326 2 3 15 0 658
2014 223 18 35 343 4 3 13 0 639
2015 239 19 35 349 6 1 21 0 670
2016 221 18 40 350 4 2 26 0 661
2017 225 17 42 330 2 3 23 0 642
2018 206 18 51 313 5 1 22 0 616
2019 188 19 56 312 8 3 26 0 612
2020 187 16 54 326 6 3 29 0 621
2021 181 21 57 332 3 4 24 0 622
2022 183 17 62 327 5 2 24 0 620
2023 176 22 55 357 6 2 24 0 642

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 Walter M. Brown Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2005 820 39.6 20.7 44.3
2006 807 39.6 20.4 49.9
2007 745 35.6 20.9 53.9
2008 656 36.8 17.8 61.1
2009 648 31.0 19.1 64.5
2010 607 28.6 21.2 70.7
2011 709 n/a n/a 67.6
2012 718 32.1 22.3 n/a
2013 658 30.1 21.8 71.7
2014 639 28.0 22.8 73.6
2015 670 27.0 24.8 73.3
2016 661 27.0 24.4 69.9
2017 642 27.0 23.7 65.4
2018 616 28.0 22.0 71.3
2019 612 28.0 21.8 70.8
2020 621 n/a n/a 70.5
2021 622 29.0 21.4 62.5
2022 620 28.7 21.6 68.1
2023 642 28.0 22.9 66.2

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 Walter M. Brown Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2005 820 39.6 20.7 44.3
2006 807 39.6 20.4 49.9
2007 745 35.6 20.9 53.9
2008 656 36.8 17.8 61.1
2009 648 31.0 19.1 64.5
2010 607 28.6 21.2 70.7
2011 709 n/a n/a 67.6
2012 718 32.1 22.3 n/a
2013 658 30.1 21.8 71.7
2014 639 28.0 22.8 73.6
2015 670 27.0 24.8 73.3
2016 661 27.0 24.4 69.9
2017 642 27.0 23.7 65.4
2018 616 28.0 22.0 71.3
2019 612 28.0 21.8 70.8
2020 621 n/a n/a 70.5
2021 622 29.0 21.4 62.5
2022 620 28.7 21.6 68.1
2023 642 28.0 22.9 66.2

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

Walter M. Brown Elementary

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionConditionalPolioHepatitis BVaricellaDTPMMR
201295.0%1.0%0.0%4.0%97.0%97.0%99.0%96.0%98.0%
201395.0%3.0%0.0%2.0%96.0%97.0%97.0%96.0%95.0%
201489.0%3.0%0.0%8.0%91.0%95.0%95.0%91.0%91.0%
201591.0%1.0%0.0%8.0%92.0%98.0%98.0%91.0%92.0%
201694.0%0.0%1.0%4.0%95.0%95.0%97.0%95.0%96.0%
2017≥98.0%≤2.0%≤2.0%≤2.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%
201897.0%0.0%0.0%3.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%97.0%≥98.0%
2019≥98.0%≤2.0%≤2.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%
202097.4%0.0%2.6%97.4%
202297.3%0.0%0.0%97.3%97.3%97.3%97.3%

Data source: California Department of Public Health
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Walter M. Brown Elementary

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $10,671

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Walter M. Brown 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 4797th of 5789 Elementary schoolsRanks 5235th of 5848 Elementary schools
 6.7%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Walter M. Brown Elementary)38.625.5
 13.1%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Turlock Unified)39.535.9
 3.6%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.543
 5.6%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Walter M. Brown Elementary)3118.3
 12.7%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Turlock Unified)40.534.7
 5.8%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (California)50.245.1
 5.1%
4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Walter M. Brown Elementary)28.421.3
 7.1%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Turlock Unified)39.733.3
 6.4%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)49.543.7
 5.7%
4th Grade Mathematics (Walter M. Brown Elementary)24.315.3
 9%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Turlock Unified)31.627.1
 4.6%
   4th Grade Mathematics (California)44.940.8
 4.1%
5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Walter M. Brown Elementary)2517.4
 7.6%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Turlock Unified)44.236.1
 8.2%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)51.746.7
 5%
5th Grade Mathematics (Walter M. Brown Elementary)15.311.5
 3.8%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Turlock Unified)29.221.8
 7.4%
   5th Grade Mathematics (California)3833.4
 4.6%
5th Grade Science (Walter M. Brown Elementary)2014.9
 5.1%
   5th Grade Science (Turlock Unified)2824.7
 3.3%
   5th Grade Science (California)31.731.9
 0.1%
6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Walter M. Brown Elementary)3521.9
 13.1%
   6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Turlock Unified)42.439
 3.5%
   6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.544.2
 4.3%
6th Grade Mathematics (Walter M. Brown Elementary)13.711.1
 2.6%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Turlock Unified)30.127.2
 2.9%
   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 Students612642
 4.9%
African American1922
 15.8%
American Indian86
 25%
Asian5655
 1.8%
Hispanic312357
 14.4%
Pacific Islander32
 33.3%
White188176
 6.4%
Two or More Races2624
 7.7%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients70.8%66.2%
 4.6%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Walter M. Brown Elementary

Students at Walter M. Brown Elementary are 56% Hispanic, 27% White, 9% Asian, 4% Two or more races, 3% African American.

In the 2022-23 school year, 642 students attended Walter M. Brown Elementary.

Students who attend Walter M. Brown Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : Marvin A. Dutcher Middle
Middle : Turlock Junior High

Walter M. Brown Elementary ranks in the bottom 10.5% of California elementary schools.


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