Dry Creek Elementary

Summary:

Dry Creek Elementary is a public elementary school in Rio Linda, California, serving 594 students from kindergarten to 6th grade. The school is part of the Twin Rivers Unified School District, which has a 1-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Dry Creek Elementary has some academic strengths, with students generally performing better than the district and state averages in both English Language Arts and Mathematics. However, the school faces significant challenges, including a high rate of chronic absenteeism, which has increased from 9.2% in 2018-2019 to 36.4% in the 2022-2023 school year. This is notably higher than the district and state averages. Additionally, the school has a high percentage of students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch, at 84.51%, which is much higher than the state average of 55.9%.

When compared to nearby schools, Dry Creek Elementary generally outperforms other schools in the Twin Rivers Unified School District, such as Frederick Joyce Elementary and Westside Elementary. However, when compared to schools in the Robla Elementary School District, such as Elverta Elementary, Dry Creek Elementary's performance is more mixed, with some Robla schools performing at a similar or higher level in certain grade levels and subject areas.


Detail:

Public K-6

 1230 G St.
       Rio Linda, CA  95673-4414


(916) 566-1820

District: Twin Rivers Unified

SchoolDigger Rank:
2767th of 5,868 California Elementary Schools


Students who attend Dry Creek Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Rio Linda Preparatory Academy
High:    Rio Linda High

Student/teacher ratio:  23.7 Help
Number of students:  594

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
45.6%
White:
29.8%
Two or more races:
11.1%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  84.5% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Dry Creek Elementary ranks better than 52.8% of elementary schools in California. It also ranks 8th among 28 ranked elementary schools in the Twin Rivers Unified School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 45.84. (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 (45.6%), White (29.8%), two or more races (11.1%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 84.5% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Dry Creek Elementary is 23.7, which is the 12th best among 28 elementary schools in the Twin Rivers Unified School District. (See more...)
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Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Dry Creek Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Dry Creek Elementary 2767th of 5868 California public elementary schools. (See Dry Creek Elementary in the ranking list.)

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Twin Rivers Unified:

SchoolDigger ranks Twin Rivers Unified 1148th of 1560 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Dry Creek Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Dry Creek Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2010 54.07 2322nd 5314 56.3%
2011 39.08 3320th 5377 38.3%
2012 39.25 3312th 5390 38.6%
2013 31.23 3945th 5530 28.7%
2015 29.20 3765th 5611 32.9%
2016 31.47 3646th 5614 35.1%
2017 42.65 2936th 5692 48.4%
2018 61.02 1996th 5662 64.7%
2019 65.03 1844th 5789 68.1%
2022 33.52 3581st 5883 39.1%
2023 45.84 2760th 5848 52.8%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Dry Creek Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 9.28 621st 667 6.9%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Dry Creek Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 62.71 760th 3246 76.6%
2019 66.32 636th 3275 80.6%
2022 52.06 1099th 3311 66.8%
2023 54.74 978th 3240 69.8%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Dry Creek Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 48.25 957th 2416 60.4%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Dry Creek Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 73.69 999th 5084 80.4%
2019 77.28 838th 5173 83.8%
2022 43.51 2722nd 5264 48.3%
2023 61.00 1683rd 5355 68.6%
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Rank History for Female students at Dry Creek Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 53.09 2321st 5413 57.1%
2019 70.90 1459th 5492 73.4%
2022 30.08 3726th 5635 33.9%
2023 47.90 2518th 5595 55.0%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Dry Creek Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 39.13 1112th 2227 50.1%
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Rank History for Military Connected students at Dry Creek Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 24.47 102nd 130 21.5%
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Rank History for Male students at Dry Creek Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 66.64 1630th 5431 70.0%
2019 54.64 2218th 5510 59.7%
2022 37.51 3173rd 5663 44.0%
2023 43.53 2827th 5627 49.8%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Dry Creek Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 70.96 1097th 4830 77.3%
2019 72.87 1016th 4963 79.5%
2022 41.25 2812th 5084 44.7%
2023 55.68 1897th 5079 62.7%
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Rank History for White students at Dry Creek Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 40.47 1809th 2737 33.9%
2019 53.22 1448th 2834 48.9%
2022 19.22 2288th 2726 16.1%
2023 36.33 1816th 2659 31.7%
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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.

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 Dry Creek Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2009 214 15 21 107 4 4 33 0 398
2010 206 12 18 137 7 3 14 0 397
2011 216 12 24 115 5 4 17 0 393
2012 214 5 22 137 6 3 22 0 409
2013 195 12 30 127 5 5 19 0 393
2014 204 13 32 156 5 2 26 0 438
2015 183 14 35 156 5 1 30 0 424
2016 197 13 31 152 4 1 39 0 437
2017 194 12 27 164 4 0 38 0 439
2018 172 14 31 177 3 1 46 0 444
2019 150 20 31 160 3 0 48 0 412
2020 156 19 43 168 4 0 46 0 436
2021 165 19 47 216 2 1 50 0 500
2022 190 19 53 253 4 1 62 0 582
2023 177 18 57 271 3 2 66 0 594

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 Dry Creek Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2009 398 19.0 18.1 75.9
2010 397 18.0 22.0 80.4
2011 393 n/a n/a 81.2
2012 409 15.0 27.2 n/a
2013 393 15.0 26.2 71.8
2014 438 17.0 25.7 86.1
2015 424 19.0 22.3 81.1
2016 437 18.0 24.2 81.7
2017 439 17.0 25.8 80.4
2018 444 17.5 25.3 85.6
2019 412 13.5 30.5 85
2020 436 n/a n/a 87.2
2021 500 21.5 23.2 87.8
2022 582 24.0 24.1 81.3
2023 594 25.0 23.7 84.5

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 Dry Creek Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2009 398 19.0 18.1 75.9
2010 397 18.0 22.0 80.4
2011 393 n/a n/a 81.2
2012 409 15.0 27.2 n/a
2013 393 15.0 26.2 71.8
2014 438 17.0 25.7 86.1
2015 424 19.0 22.3 81.1
2016 437 18.0 24.2 81.7
2017 439 17.0 25.8 80.4
2018 444 17.5 25.3 85.6
2019 412 13.5 30.5 85
2020 436 n/a n/a 87.2
2021 500 21.5 23.2 87.8
2022 582 24.0 24.1 81.3
2023 594 25.0 23.7 84.5

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

Dry Creek Elementary

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionConditionalPolioHepatitis BVaricellaDTPMMR
201295.0%2.0%0.0%3.0%95.0%97.0%97.0%96.0%97.0%
201392.0%0.0%0.0%8.0%97.0%99.0%100.0%95.0%99.0%
201488.0%6.0%0.0%6.0%93.0%93.0%95.0%90.0%92.0%
201589.0%4.0%1.0%7.0%90.0%94.0%95.0%89.0%90.0%
201686.0%5.0%1.0%6.0%90.0%90.0%92.0%87.0%88.0%
201798.0%0.0%0.0%2.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%98.0%98.0%
201895.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%98.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%95.0%≥99.0%
201994.0%0.0%5.0%94.0%94.0%≥98.0%94.0%94.0%
202092.1%0.0%6.7%93.3%
202196.5%0.0%2.4%96.5%
202296.6%0.0%0.0%96.6%96.6%

Data source: California Department of Public Health
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Dry Creek Elementary

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 1844th of 5789 Elementary schoolsRanks 2760th of 5848 Elementary schools
 15.3%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Dry Creek Elementary)51.342.7
 8.6%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Twin Rivers Unified)35.229.7
 5.4%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.543
 5.6%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Dry Creek Elementary)57.761
 3.3%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Twin Rivers Unified)39.934
 5.9%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (California)50.245.1
 5.1%
4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Dry Creek Elementary)56.228.4
 27.8%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Twin Rivers Unified)37.829.6
 8.2%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)49.543.7
 5.7%
4th Grade Mathematics (Dry Creek Elementary)56.239.3
 16.9%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Twin Rivers Unified)36.728.4
 8.4%
   4th Grade Mathematics (California)44.940.8
 4.1%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students412594
 44.2%
African American2018
 10%
American Indian33
Asian3157
 83.9%
Hispanic160271
 69.4%
Pacific Islander02
White150177
 18%
Two or More Races4866
 37.5%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients85%84.5%
 0.4%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Dry Creek Elementary

Dry Creek Elementary ranks 2767th of 5868 California elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 3 stars out of 5.

In the 2022-23 school year, 594 students attended Dry Creek Elementary.

Students at Dry Creek Elementary are 46% Hispanic, 30% White, 11% Two or more races, 10% Asian, 3% African American.

Students who attend Dry Creek Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : Rio Linda Preparatory Academy
High : Rio Linda High


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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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