Sandra Tovar Medeiros Elementary

Summary:

Sandra Tovar Medeiros Elementary is a public elementary school in Turlock, California, serving students from kindergarten to 6th grade. With a diverse student population, the school consistently outperforms the Turlock Unified School District and the state of California in academic achievement.

In the 2022-2023 school year, Sandra Tovar Medeiros Elementary had significantly higher proficiency rates in English Language Arts (52.25%) and Mathematics (38.67%) compared to the district (38.63% and 24.92%) and the state (46.66% and 34.62%). The school's performance is particularly strong in ELA, with proficiency rates ranging from 46.3% to 61.54% across different grade levels, outpacing nearby schools like Wakefield Elementary, Crowell Elementary, and Walter M. Brown Elementary. The school also excels in supporting its English Language Learner and Special Education student populations, ranking in the top 598 and 530 schools in California, respectively, for these subgroups.

Despite having a relatively high percentage of students from low-socioeconomic backgrounds (52.46% free/reduced lunch recipients), Sandra Tovar Medeiros Elementary is able to achieve strong academic outcomes, suggesting effective strategies for supporting these students. In contrast, some of the lower-performing nearby schools, such as Crowell Elementary and Walter M. Brown Elementary, have even higher percentages of students from low-socioeconomic backgrounds, which may contribute to their lower academic performance. The school's diverse student population, with a relatively even distribution of White, Hispanic, and Asian students, is also a unique characteristic not reflected in all of the nearby schools.


Detail:

Public K-6

 651 W. Springer Dr.
       Turlock, CA  95382-7314


(209) 668-9600

District: Turlock Unified

SchoolDigger Rank:
2054th of 5,868 California Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $9,704 Help


Students who attend Sandra Tovar Medeiros Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Marvin A. Dutcher Middle
    Turlock Junior High
High:    John H. Pitman High

Student/teacher ratio:  22.7 Help
Number of students:  751

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
44.5%
White:
35.4%
Asian:
9.6%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  52.5% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Sandra Tovar Medeiros Elementary ranks better than 65% of elementary schools in California. It also ranks 2nd 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 59.89. (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 (44.5%), White (35.4%), Asian (9.6%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 52.5% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Sandra Tovar Medeiros Elementary is 22.7, which is the 4th best among 9 elementary schools in the Turlock Unified School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Sandra Tovar Medeiros Elementary is $9,704. 7 elementary schools in the Turlock Unified School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Sandra Tovar Medeiros Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Sandra Tovar Medeiros Elementary 2054th of 5868 California public elementary schools. (See Sandra Tovar Medeiros 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 Sandra Tovar Medeiros Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Sandra Tovar Medeiros Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2007 47.88 2444th 5113 52.2%
2008 58.86 1903rd 5113 62.8%
2009 52.19 2351st 5193 54.7%
2010 62.61 1851st 5314 65.2%
2011 71.96 1396th 5377 74.0%
2012 58.45 2130th 5390 60.5%
2013 49.83 2706th 5530 51.1%
2015 52.74 2300th 5611 59.0%
2016 55.00 2232nd 5614 60.2%
2017 52.01 2440th 5692 57.1%
2018 56.36 2222nd 5662 60.8%
2019 56.28 2242nd 5789 61.3%
2021 49.50 650th 1417 54.1%
2022 57.44 2153rd 5883 63.4%
2023 59.89 2047th 5848 65.0%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Sandra Tovar Medeiros Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 79.12 357th 3246 89.0%
2019 65.86 650th 3275 80.2%
2021 79.16 57th 602 90.5%
2022 73.92 408th 3311 87.7%
2023 66.32 598th 3240 81.5%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Sandra Tovar Medeiros Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 66.37 530th 2416 78.1%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Sandra Tovar Medeiros Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 52.97 2167th 5084 57.4%
2019 47.03 2611th 5173 49.5%
2021 49.62 485th 1110 56.3%
2022 57.45 1831st 5264 65.2%
2023 62.58 1586th 5355 70.4%
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Rank History for Female students at Sandra Tovar Medeiros Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 61.99 1882nd 5413 65.2%
2019 54.15 2269th 5492 58.7%
2021 46.84 606th 1267 52.2%
2022 56.20 2094th 5635 62.8%
2023 58.29 2015th 5595 64.0%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Sandra Tovar Medeiros Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 42.63 965th 2128 54.7%
2019 46.25 1091st 2585 57.8%
2021 45.85 118th 293 59.7%
2022 58.69 619th 2227 72.2%
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Rank History for Male students at Sandra Tovar Medeiros Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 50.84 2396th 5431 55.9%
2019 56.93 2096th 5510 62.0%
2021 51.50 547th 1272 57.0%
2022 57.37 2077th 5663 63.3%
2023 59.61 1964th 5627 65.1%
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Rank History for Asian students at Sandra Tovar Medeiros Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 12.93 1029th 1149 10.4%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Sandra Tovar Medeiros Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 49.69 2245th 4830 53.5%
2019 51.72 2174th 4963 56.2%
2022 53.89 1959th 5084 61.5%
2023 60.68 1623rd 5079 68.0%
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Rank History for White students at Sandra Tovar Medeiros Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 41.68 1768th 2737 35.4%
2019 42.18 1787th 2834 36.9%
2022 45.37 1596th 2726 41.5%
2023 48.21 1475th 2659 44.5%
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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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Enrollment information for Sandra Tovar Medeiros Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2006 266 18 58 205 0 n/a n/a 29 576
2007 306 21 84 243 1 n/a n/a 57 712
2008 323 17 84 251 7 n/a n/a 0 682
2009 332 22 82 275 6 7 42 0 766
2010 312 20 77 354 7 11 32 0 813
2011 315 16 71 352 6 9 22 0 791
2012 312 18 73 382 7 9 19 0 820
2013 346 18 61 405 3 14 28 0 875
2014 335 16 65 364 2 10 29 0 821
2015 330 18 64 349 3 5 30 0 799
2016 355 18 70 349 2 4 25 0 823
2017 373 25 77 330 6 2 27 0 840
2018 390 24 62 321 5 4 31 0 837
2019 398 28 75 338 7 8 37 0 891
2020 380 20 75 326 5 7 37 0 850
2021 332 20 84 315 6 3 42 0 802
2022 287 26 67 329 7 3 45 0 764
2023 266 22 72 334 6 3 48 0 751

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

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Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Sandra Tovar Medeiros Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2006 576 27.0 21.3 38.8
2007 712 34.4 20.7 36.6
2008 682 42.2 16.2 38.3
2009 766 36.0 18.4 36.6
2010 813 38.0 21.3 38.5
2011 791 n/a n/a 42
2012 820 35.7 22.9 n/a
2013 875 38.5 22.7 43.5
2014 821 36.0 22.8 42.5
2015 799 33.0 24.2 43.8
2016 823 36.0 22.8 40.1
2017 840 37.0 22.7 37.1
2018 837 35.0 23.9 45.3
2019 891 38.0 23.4 45.9
2020 850 n/a n/a 43.1
2021 802 36.4 21.9 40.1
2022 764 37.0 20.6 45.2
2023 751 33.0 22.7 52.5

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 Sandra Tovar Medeiros Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2006 576 27.0 21.3 38.8
2007 712 34.4 20.7 36.6
2008 682 42.2 16.2 38.3
2009 766 36.0 18.4 36.6
2010 813 38.0 21.3 38.5
2011 791 n/a n/a 42
2012 820 35.7 22.9 n/a
2013 875 38.5 22.7 43.5
2014 821 36.0 22.8 42.5
2015 799 33.0 24.2 43.8
2016 823 36.0 22.8 40.1
2017 840 37.0 22.7 37.1
2018 837 35.0 23.9 45.3
2019 891 38.0 23.4 45.9
2020 850 n/a n/a 43.1
2021 802 36.4 21.9 40.1
2022 764 37.0 20.6 45.2
2023 751 33.0 22.7 52.5

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

Sandra Tovar Medeiros Elementary

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionConditionalPolioHepatitis BVaricellaDTPMMR
201294.0%3.0%1.0%2.0%96.0%96.0%96.0%96.0%94.0%
201398.0%1.0%1.0%1.0%98.0%98.0%98.0%98.0%98.0%
201492.0%7.0%0.0%1.0%92.0%92.0%93.0%92.0%93.0%
201594.0%3.0%0.0%2.0%96.0%97.0%97.0%95.0%95.0%
201699.0%0.0%0.0%1.0%99.0%99.0%100.0%99.0%99.0%
201797.0%1.0%1.0%1.0%97.0%97.0%≥98.0%97.0%97.0%
201896.0%0.0%2.0%1.0%97.0%97.0%98.0%96.0%98.0%
201996.0%3.0%1.0%96.0%97.0%96.0%96.0%96.0%
202198.1%0.0%0.0%98.1%98.1%98.1%98.1%98.1%

Data source: California Department of Public Health
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Sandra Tovar Medeiros Elementary

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $9,704

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Sandra Tovar Medeiros 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 2242nd of 5789 Elementary schoolsRanks 2047th of 5848 Elementary schools
 3.7%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Sandra Tovar Medeiros Elementary)45.751.6
 5.9%
   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 (Sandra Tovar Medeiros Elementary)46.242.6
 3.6%
   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 (Sandra Tovar Medeiros Elementary)63.346.3
 17%
   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 (Sandra Tovar Medeiros Elementary)5542.2
 12.8%
   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 (Sandra Tovar Medeiros Elementary)52.361.5
 9.2%
   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 (Sandra Tovar Medeiros Elementary)39.530.5
 9%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Turlock Unified)29.221.8
 7.4%
   5th Grade Mathematics (California)3833.4
 4.6%
5th Grade Science (Sandra Tovar Medeiros Elementary)34.135.2
 1.1%
   5th Grade Science (Turlock Unified)2824.7
 3.3%
   5th Grade Science (California)31.731.9
 0.1%
6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Sandra Tovar Medeiros Elementary)44.649.5
 4.9%
   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 (Sandra Tovar Medeiros Elementary)43.639.8
 3.8%
   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 Students891751
 15.7%
African American2822
 21.4%
American Indian76
 14.3%
Asian7572
 4%
Hispanic338334
 1.2%
Pacific Islander83
 62.5%
White398266
 33.2%
Two or More Races3748
 29.7%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients45.9%52.5%
 6.6%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Sandra Tovar Medeiros Elementary

Sandra Tovar Medeiros Elementary ranks 2054th of 5868 California elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 3 stars out of 5.

In the 2022-23 school year, 751 students attended Sandra Tovar Medeiros Elementary.

Students who attend Sandra Tovar Medeiros Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : Marvin A. Dutcher Middle
Middle : Turlock Junior High
High : John H. Pitman High

Students at Sandra Tovar Medeiros Elementary are 44% Hispanic, 35% White, 10% Asian, 6% Two or more races, 3% African American.


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