Walnut Elementary Education Center

Summary:

Walnut Elementary Education Center is a public elementary school serving 836 students in grades K-6 in Turlock, California, which is part of the Turlock Unified School District. This high-performing school consistently outperforms the district and state in academic achievement, with strong results across all grade levels and subject areas.

Walnut Elementary stands out for its impressive academic performance, with 64.86% of students proficient or better in English Language Arts and 58.87% in Mathematics, significantly higher than the Turlock Unified and California state averages. The school also excels in serving diverse student populations, ranking in the top 500 California elementary schools for Hispanic students and the top 80 for students with disabilities. Additionally, Walnut Elementary has relatively low chronic absenteeism rates and a lower percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch compared to nearby schools.

When compared to other elementary schools in the area, such as Denair Elementary Charter Academy and Keyes Elementary, Walnut Elementary stands out for its strong academic performance, balanced racial/ethnic composition, and effective support for diverse learners. This high-performing school is a model for effective elementary education in the region.


Detail:

Public K-6

 4219 N. Walnut Rd.
       Turlock, CA  95382-9678


(209) 664-9907

District: Turlock Unified

SchoolDigger Rank:
972nd of 5,868 California Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $10,058 Help


Student/teacher ratio:  23.8 Help
Number of students:  836

Racial breakdown:

White:
47.8%
Hispanic:
29.7%
Asian:
16.1%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  36.6% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Walnut Elementary Education Center ranks better than 83.4% of elementary schools in California. It also ranks first 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 84.59. (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 Walnut Elementary Education Center has the largest elementary school student body size in the Turlock Unified School District. Student population at Walnut Elementary Education Center is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (47.8%), Hispanic (29.7%), Asian (16.1%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 36.6% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the lowest percentage in the Turlock Unified School District. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Walnut Elementary Education Center is 23.8. 6 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 Walnut Elementary Education Center is $10,058. 5 elementary schools in the Turlock Unified School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Walnut Elementary Education Center:

SchoolDigger ranks Walnut Elementary Education Center 972nd of 5868 California public elementary schools. (See Walnut Elementary Education Center 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 Walnut Elementary Education Center

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Rank History for all students at Walnut Elementary Education Center

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2010 69.43 1492nd 5314 71.9%
2011 76.28 1190th 5377 77.9%
2012 74.03 1326th 5390 75.4%
2013 75.57 1285th 5530 76.8%
2015 66.96 1615th 5611 71.2%
2016 67.88 1619th 5614 71.2%
2017 74.82 1344th 5692 76.4%
2018 74.33 1385th 5662 75.5%
2019 77.23 1283rd 5789 77.8%
2021 82.10 246th 1417 82.6%
2022 84.08 989th 5883 83.2%
2023 84.59 965th 5848 83.5%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Walnut Elementary Education Center

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 70.95 524th 3246 83.9%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Walnut Elementary Education Center

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 96.46 80th 2416 96.7%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Walnut Elementary Education Center

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 76.37 852nd 5084 83.2%
2019 80.15 710th 5173 86.3%
2021 94.87 27th 1110 97.6%
2022 89.48 376th 5264 92.9%
2023 86.77 502nd 5355 90.6%
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Rank History for Female students at Walnut Elementary Education Center

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 73.75 1340th 5413 75.2%
2019 74.39 1321st 5492 75.9%
2021 83.91 201st 1267 84.1%
2022 83.51 940th 5635 83.3%
2023 82.05 1008th 5595 82.0%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Walnut Elementary Education Center

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 83.79 236th 2128 88.9%
2019 74.66 424th 2585 83.6%
2022 93.84 119th 2227 94.7%
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Rank History for Male students at Walnut Elementary Education Center

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 72.25 1393rd 5431 74.4%
2019 77.06 1213th 5510 78.0%
2021 77.83 268th 1272 78.9%
2022 81.54 1037th 5663 81.7%
2023 84.48 891st 5627 84.2%
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Rank History for Asian students at Walnut Elementary Education Center

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 41.42 758th 1071 29.2%
2019 53.72 668th 1149 41.9%
2022 55.64 654th 1154 43.3%
2023 60.55 597th 1183 49.5%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Walnut Elementary Education Center

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 73.82 954th 4830 80.2%
2019 70.84 1131st 4963 77.2%
2022 90.65 337th 5084 93.4%
2023 88.40 419th 5079 91.8%
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Rank History for White students at Walnut Elementary Education Center

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 53.34 1405th 2737 48.7%
2019 59.02 1244th 2834 56.1%
2022 60.30 1150th 2726 57.8%
2023 60.24 1099th 2659 58.7%
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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.

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Enrollment information for Walnut Elementary Education Center

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2008 418 18 44 198 4 n/a n/a 0 682
2009 415 16 49 198 4 1 76 0 759
2010 443 12 50 273 8 1 45 0 832
2011 459 8 72 288 9 2 33 0 871
2012 463 12 68 287 11 4 30 0 875
2013 468 9 74 278 9 4 28 0 870
2014 510 8 84 270 9 6 24 0 911
2015 518 5 78 272 9 7 21 0 910
2016 522 6 83 270 6 7 16 0 910
2017 519 6 88 264 5 7 23 0 912
2018 518 9 91 259 5 8 21 0 911
2019 515 11 87 269 5 7 18 0 912
2020 499 10 103 264 5 6 20 0 907
2021 467 10 111 260 4 4 24 0 880
2022 440 8 124 244 2 3 35 0 856
2023 400 8 135 248 2 3 40 0 836

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 Walnut Elementary Education Center

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2008 682 36.1 18.9 29.8
2009 759 32.0 21.3 27.4
2010 832 35.0 23.7 26.4
2011 871 n/a n/a 28.9
2012 875 36.0 24.3 n/a
2013 870 36.0 24.1 26.7
2014 911 36.0 25.3 24.9
2015 910 36.0 25.2 27.7
2016 910 36.0 25.2 25.1
2017 912 36.0 25.3 23.8
2018 911 36.0 25.3 25.4
2019 912 36.0 25.3 23.4
2020 907 n/a n/a 21.6
2021 880 37.1 23.7 22.6
2022 856 36.3 23.5 31.5
2023 836 35.0 23.8 36.6

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 Walnut Elementary Education Center

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2008 682 36.1 18.9 29.8
2009 759 32.0 21.3 27.4
2010 832 35.0 23.7 26.4
2011 871 n/a n/a 28.9
2012 875 36.0 24.3 n/a
2013 870 36.0 24.1 26.7
2014 911 36.0 25.3 24.9
2015 910 36.0 25.2 27.7
2016 910 36.0 25.2 25.1
2017 912 36.0 25.3 23.8
2018 911 36.0 25.3 25.4
2019 912 36.0 25.3 23.4
2020 907 n/a n/a 21.6
2021 880 37.1 23.7 22.6
2022 856 36.3 23.5 31.5
2023 836 35.0 23.8 36.6

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

Walnut Elementary Education Center

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionConditionalPolioHepatitis BVaricellaDTPMMR
201293.0%7.0%0.0%0.0%93.0%93.0%93.0%93.0%93.0%
201498.0%2.0%0.0%0.0%98.0%98.0%98.0%98.0%98.0%
201597.0%2.0%1.0%1.0%98.0%97.0%98.0%98.0%97.0%
201696.0%2.0%1.0%1.0%97.0%97.0%97.0%97.0%96.0%
201798.0%0.0%0.0%2.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%
201898.0%0.0%0.0%2.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%
201998.0%1.0%1.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%98.0%≥99.0%
202197.7%0.0%0.8%97.7%98.4%98.4%

Data source: California Department of Public Health
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Walnut Elementary Education Center

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $10,058

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Walnut Elementary Education Center

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 1283rd of 5789 Elementary schoolsRanks 965th of 5848 Elementary schools
 5.7%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Walnut Elementary Education Center)60.661.7
 1.1%
   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 (Walnut Elementary Education Center)65.971.7
 5.8%
   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 (Walnut Elementary Education Center)58.958.5
 0.4%
   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 (Walnut Elementary Education Center)46.855.9
 9.2%
   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 (Walnut Elementary Education Center)7866.1
 11.9%
   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 (Walnut Elementary Education Center)54.347
 7.4%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Turlock Unified)29.221.8
 7.4%
   5th Grade Mathematics (California)3833.4
 4.6%
5th Grade Science (Walnut Elementary Education Center)59.856.5
 3.3%
   5th Grade Science (Turlock Unified)2824.7
 3.3%
   5th Grade Science (California)31.731.9
 0.1%
6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Walnut Elementary Education Center)58.474.1
 15.7%
   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 (Walnut Elementary Education Center)52.860.6
 7.8%
   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 Students912836
 8.3%
African American118
 27.3%
American Indian52
 60%
Asian87135
 55.2%
Hispanic269248
 7.8%
Pacific Islander73
 57.1%
White515400
 22.3%
Two or More Races1840
 122.2%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients23.4%36.6%
 13.2%


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In the 2022-23 school year, 836 students attended Walnut Elementary Education Center.

Students at Walnut Elementary Education Center are 48% White, 30% Hispanic, 16% Asian, 5% Two or more races.

Walnut Elementary Education Center ranks 972nd of 5868 California elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.


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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the California Department of Education.

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