Orchard Elementary

Summary:

Orchard Elementary is a public elementary school in Rio Linda, California, serving students from kindergarten to 6th grade. With 344 students enrolled in the 2022-2023 school year, the school faces several challenges, including high chronic absenteeism, below-average academic performance, and a high percentage of students from low-socioeconomic backgrounds.

Orchard Elementary's chronic absenteeism rate has significantly increased from 13.8% in 2017-2018 to 35.6% in the 2022-2023 school year, which is notably higher than the Twin Rivers Unified district and state averages. Academically, the school's performance on the Smarter Balanced Assessments is generally below the district and state averages across all grade levels and subject areas. For example, in the 2022-2023 school year, only 25.57% of Orchard Elementary students were proficient or better in English Language Arts/Literacy, compared to 31.97% in the district and 46.66% statewide. Similarly, in Mathematics, only 25.14% of Orchard Elementary students were proficient or better, compared to 22.27% in the district and 34.62% statewide.

When comparing Orchard Elementary to nearby schools within the Twin Rivers Unified district, some interesting patterns emerge. Regency Park Elementary and Dry Creek Elementary consistently outperform Orchard Elementary in academic assessments and have lower chronic absenteeism rates. Additionally, Orchard Elementary's performance on academic assessments varies significantly among different student subgroups, suggesting the need for targeted interventions and support to improve student outcomes.


Detail:

Public K-6

 1040 Q St.
       Rio Linda, CA  95673-1532


(916) 566-1930

District: Twin Rivers Unified

SchoolDigger Rank:
4309th of 5,868 California Elementary Schools


Students who attend Orchard Elementary usually attend:

High:    Rio Linda High

Student/teacher ratio:  24.4 Help
Number of students:  344

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
41.0%
White:
39.2%
Two or more races:
8.7%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  70.9% Help


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Compare Details Orchard Elementary ranks worse than 73.4% of elementary schools in California. It also ranks 15th 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 25.47. (See more...)
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Compare Details Orchard Elementary is not ranked due for the most recent year due to insufficient test score data. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2019 the calculated Average Standard Score was 37.74. (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 (41%), White (39.2%), two or more races (8.7%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 70.9% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Orchard Elementary is 24.4. 16 elementary schools in the Twin Rivers Unified School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Orchard Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Orchard Elementary 4309th of 5868 California public elementary schools. (See Orchard 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 Orchard Elementary

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Rank History for all elementary school students at Orchard Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2010 52.01 2447th 5314 54.0%
2011 37.44 3431st 5377 36.2%
2012 32.01 3801st 5390 29.5%
2013 20.62 4694th 5530 15.1%
2015 30.15 3690th 5611 34.2%
2016 26.16 4083rd 5614 27.3%
2017 33.53 3554th 5692 37.6%
2018 28.07 3989th 5662 29.5%
2019 23.75 4464th 5789 22.9%
2022 24.65 4389th 5883 25.4%
2023 25.47 4296th 5848 26.5%
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Rank History for elementary school English Language Learner students at Orchard Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 48.06 1340th 3246 58.7%
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Rank History for elementary school Low Socio Economic Status students at Orchard Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 31.92 3623rd 5084 28.7%
2019 25.18 4211th 5173 18.6%
2022 25.82 4186th 5264 20.5%
2023 28.30 4037th 5355 24.6%
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Rank History for elementary school Female students at Orchard Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 30.21 3752nd 5413 30.7%
2019 20.80 4554th 5492 17.1%
2022 16.10 5081st 5635 9.8%
2023 25.03 4209th 5595 24.8%
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Rank History for elementary school Disabled students at Orchard Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 46.40 866th 2128 59.3%
2019 28.27 1887th 2585 27.0%
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Rank History for elementary school Male students at Orchard Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 28.06 3857th 5431 29.0%
2019 26.92 4030th 5510 26.9%
2022 38.54 3096th 5663 45.3%
2023 26.53 4073rd 5627 27.6%
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Rank History for elementary school Hispanic students at Orchard Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 33.03 3340th 4830 30.8%
2019 31.05 3619th 4963 27.1%
2022 37.40 3107th 5084 38.9%
2023 28.87 3787th 5079 25.4%
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Rank History for elementary school White students at Orchard Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 14.01 2461st 2737 10.1%
2019 14.87 2515th 2834 11.3%
2022 8.73 2551st 2726 6.4%
2023 13.20 2400th 2659 9.7%
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Data source: test scores: California Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Rank History for Orchard Elementary

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2011 69.75 557th 2236 75.1%
2012 45.29 1214th 2259 46.3%
2013 39.30 1451st 2379 39.0%
2015 38.69 1372nd 2477 44.6%
2016 36.06 1458th 2497 41.6%
2017 33.19 1586th 2508 36.8%
2018 35.24 1517th 2480 38.8%
2019 37.74 1528th 2715 43.7%
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Data source: test scores: California Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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by a parent
Friday, March 3, 2017

Open Quote The principal is a bully and says not ok things to the children . shes been written up but twinrivers fails to fix the issue. She firced me to move my kids to a different school after my kids being there sense kindergarden. Now other parents are posting simliar complaints . this could of been avoided if they did somthing about the first time. Instead of ignore the parents. Orchard was once the best school ever and now id tell you dont send your kid there . Close Quote



Enrollment information for Orchard Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2009 265 7 17 80 2 3 44 0 418
2010 263 9 18 123 1 1 12 0 427
2011 312 14 24 147 5 2 11 0 515
2012 336 14 29 159 6 6 13 0 563
2013 339 13 26 160 6 6 15 0 565
2014 343 12 24 158 5 9 18 0 569
2015 330 14 22 177 5 10 12 0 570
2016 301 11 22 179 7 6 17 0 543
2017 283 8 21 192 6 6 33 0 549
2018 276 11 19 209 6 10 33 0 564
2019 264 10 23 195 7 9 33 0 541
2020 237 10 26 204 7 8 34 0 526
2021 185 9 26 159 4 4 27 0 414
2022 150 3 28 132 2 1 24 1 341
2023 135 6 26 141 2 4 30 0 344

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

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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 Orchard Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2009 418 20.0 16.1 67.5
2010 427 24.0 17.7 69.1
2011 515 n/a n/a 70.9
2012 563 19.8 28.4 n/a
2013 565 19.3 29.2 64.2
2014 569 20.3 28.0 73.6
2015 570 21.0 27.1 71.4
2016 543 22.0 24.6 72.9
2017 549 21.8 25.1 74.9
2018 564 22.5 25.0 74.3
2019 541 22.8 23.7 71.2
2020 526 n/a n/a 77
2021 414 18.8 22.0 80.2
2022 341 13.5 25.1 67.2
2023 344 14.0 24.4 70.9

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 Orchard Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2009 418 20.0 16.1 67.5
2010 427 24.0 17.7 69.1
2011 515 n/a n/a 70.9
2012 563 19.8 28.4 n/a
2013 565 19.3 29.2 64.2
2014 569 20.3 28.0 73.6
2015 570 21.0 27.1 71.4
2016 543 22.0 24.6 72.9
2017 549 21.8 25.1 74.9
2018 564 22.5 25.0 74.3
2019 541 22.8 23.7 71.2
2020 526 n/a n/a 77
2021 414 18.8 22.0 80.2
2022 341 13.5 25.1 67.2
2023 344 14.0 24.4 70.9

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

Orchard Elementary

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionConditionalPolioHepatitis BVaricellaDTPMMR
201294.0%2.0%0.0%5.0%97.0%97.0%97.0%95.0%95.0%
201374.0%6.0%0.0%19.0%85.0%89.0%94.0%82.0%81.0%
201479.0%7.0%0.0%13.0%84.0%88.0%90.0%82.0%81.0%
201582.0%9.0%0.0%9.0%86.0%88.0%91.0%86.0%88.0%
201684.0%5.0%0.0%11.0%86.0%89.0%95.0%84.0%86.0%
201785.0%0.0%0.0%15.0%89.0%97.0%≥98.0%89.0%89.0%
201893.0%0.0%0.0%1.0%94.0%97.0%≥98.0%94.0%96.0%
201996.0%0.0%1.0%96.0%97.0%≥98.0%96.0%97.0%
202095.3%0.0%1.6%96.9%
202193.3%0.0%3.3%96.7%95.0%
202295.5%0.0%3.0%97.0%95.5%

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Orchard Elementary

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 4464th of 5789 Elementary schoolsRanks 4296th 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 (Orchard Elementary)20.823.9
 3.1%
   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 (Orchard Elementary)18.826.1
 7.3%
   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 (Orchard Elementary)31.330.2
 1.1%
   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 (Orchard Elementary)23.425.5
 2%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Twin Rivers Unified)36.728.4
 8.4%
   4th Grade Mathematics (California)44.940.8
 4.1%
5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Orchard Elementary)34.89.8
 25%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Twin Rivers Unified)36.832.9
 3.9%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)51.746.7
 5%
5th Grade Mathematics (Orchard Elementary)15.911.9
 4%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Twin Rivers Unified)26.522.1
 4.4%
   5th Grade Mathematics (California)3833.4
 4.6%
5th Grade Science (Orchard Elementary)14.79.5
 5.2%
   5th Grade Science (Twin Rivers Unified)17.118.8
 1.6%
   5th Grade Science (California)31.731.9
 0.1%
6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Orchard Elementary)47.338.9
 8.4%
   6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Twin Rivers Unified)35.830
 5.8%
   6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.544.2
 4.3%
6th Grade Mathematics (Orchard Elementary)4038.9
 1.1%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Twin Rivers Unified)27.420.3
 7.1%
   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 Students541344
 36.4%
African American106
 40%
American Indian72
 71.4%
Asian2326
 13%
Hispanic195141
 27.7%
Pacific Islander94
 55.6%
White264135
 48.9%
Two or More Races3330
 9.1%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients71.2%70.9%
 0.2%


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Students who attend Orchard Elementary usually go on to attend:

High : Rio Linda High

In the 2022-23 school year, 344 students attended Orchard Elementary.

Orchard Elementary ranks 4309th of 5868 California elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 1 star out of 5.

Students at Orchard Elementary are 41% Hispanic, 39% White, 9% Two or more races, 8% Asian, 2% African American, 1% Pacific Islander.


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