Garden Valley Elementary

Summary:

Garden Valley Elementary is a public elementary school in Sacramento, California, serving 331 students from kindergarten to 6th grade, and is part of the Twin Rivers Unified School District.

Garden Valley Elementary has shown steady academic improvement, with students performing better than the district average on state assessments, particularly in English Language Arts and Mathematics. The school's Hispanic and English Language Learner student subgroups perform well compared to the state, ranking in the top 40% and top 35% of California elementary schools, respectively. However, the school's African American student subgroup has consistently ranked in the bottom 10%, suggesting a need to address the specific challenges faced by these students. While Garden Valley outperforms nearby schools like Las Palmas Elementary and Hazel Strauch Elementary, it faces a concerning trend of increasing chronic absenteeism, which is higher than the state and district averages.

Overall, Garden Valley Elementary is a diverse school that has made academic progress, particularly for its Hispanic and English Language Learner students. However, the school must address the underperformance of its African American student subgroup and the rising chronic absenteeism to ensure all students are succeeding. The school's performance is generally better than nearby schools in the Twin Rivers Unified School District, but the district as a whole is ranked 1148 out of 1560 districts in California and has a 1-star rating from SchoolDigger.


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Public K-6

 3601 Larchwood Dr.
       Sacramento, CA  95834-2212


(916) 566-3460

District: Twin Rivers Unified

SchoolDigger Rank:
2582nd of 5,868 California Elementary Schools


Students who attend Garden Valley Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Rio Tierra Junior High
High:    Grant Union High

Student/teacher ratio:  25.4 Help
Number of students:  331

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
49.8%
Asian:
16.6%
African American:
13.9%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  89.7% Help


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Compare Details Garden Valley Elementary ranks better than 56% of elementary schools in California. It also ranks 5th 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 48.86. (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 Student population at Garden Valley Elementary is diverse. Racial makeup is: Hispanic (49.8%), Asian (16.6%), African American (13.9%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 89.7% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Garden Valley Elementary is 25.4. 22 elementary schools in the Twin Rivers Unified School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Garden Valley Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Garden Valley Elementary 2582nd of 5868 California public elementary schools. (See Garden Valley Elementary in the ranking list.)

Elementary School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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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 Garden Valley Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Garden Valley Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2010 9.13 5191st 5314 2.3%
2011 17.20 4845th 5377 9.9%
2012 10.38 5184th 5390 3.8%
2013 6.17 5442nd 5530 1.6%
2015 24.49 4175th 5611 25.6%
2016 30.71 3719th 5614 33.8%
2017 22.82 4447th 5692 21.9%
2018 19.20 4745th 5662 16.2%
2019 25.07 4355th 5789 24.8%
2022 46.02 2750th 5883 53.3%
2023 48.86 2575th 5848 56.0%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Garden Valley Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 29.14 2451st 3246 24.5%
2019 43.40 1584th 3275 51.6%
2022 56.96 888th 3311 73.2%
2023 51.30 1117th 3240 65.5%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Garden Valley Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 25.35 4095th 5084 19.5%
2019 32.51 3682nd 5173 28.8%
2022 53.88 2044th 5264 61.2%
2023 60.27 1725th 5355 67.8%
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Rank History for Female students at Garden Valley Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 19.28 4602nd 5413 15.0%
2019 30.06 3823rd 5492 30.4%
2022 49.36 2449th 5635 56.5%
2023 54.26 2190th 5595 60.9%
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Rank History for Male students at Garden Valley Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 21.06 4471st 5431 17.7%
2019 23.72 4311th 5510 21.8%
2022 42.58 2857th 5663 49.5%
2023 42.46 2886th 5627 48.7%
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Rank History for African American students at Garden Valley Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 20.06 633rd 700 9.6%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Garden Valley Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 24.65 3927th 4830 18.7%
2019 36.84 3177th 4963 36.0%
2022 48.66 2296th 5084 54.8%
2023 55.17 1926th 5079 62.1%
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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 Garden Valley Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2009 27 78 32 240 1 9 17 0 404
2010 17 63 17 224 1 10 33 0 365
2011 29 68 15 235 0 11 43 0 401
2012 22 72 28 223 0 9 35 0 389
2013 32 70 28 236 2 15 37 0 420
2014 29 67 28 231 1 17 46 0 419
2015 23 51 26 219 1 12 34 0 366
2016 26 79 29 224 1 7 25 0 391
2017 25 77 31 213 2 6 26 0 380
2018 21 74 45 224 4 6 18 0 392
2019 29 51 45 217 1 6 20 0 369
2020 27 43 41 204 0 9 14 0 338
2021 18 46 42 198 0 10 20 0 334
2022 14 42 47 173 0 11 28 0 315
2023 16 46 55 165 1 13 35 0 331

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 Garden Valley Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2009 404 20.0 17.6 66.1
2010 365 17.0 21.4 92.1
2011 401 n/a n/a 89.3
2012 389 14.0 27.7 n/a
2013 420 15.0 28.0 74.8
2014 419 16.0 26.1 92.8
2015 366 15.0 24.4 89.3
2016 391 15.0 26.0 84.4
2017 380 16.0 23.7 90.5
2018 392 16.0 24.5 93.4
2019 369 16.0 23.0 95.1
2020 338 n/a n/a 92
2021 334 13.5 24.7 90.4
2022 315 12.5 25.2 87.9
2023 331 13.0 25.4 89.7

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 Garden Valley Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2009 404 20.0 17.6 66.1
2010 365 17.0 21.4 92.1
2011 401 n/a n/a 89.3
2012 389 14.0 27.7 n/a
2013 420 15.0 28.0 74.8
2014 419 16.0 26.1 92.8
2015 366 15.0 24.4 89.3
2016 391 15.0 26.0 84.4
2017 380 16.0 23.7 90.5
2018 392 16.0 24.5 93.4
2019 369 16.0 23.0 95.1
2020 338 n/a n/a 92
2021 334 13.5 24.7 90.4
2022 315 12.5 25.2 87.9
2023 331 13.0 25.4 89.7

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

Garden Valley Elementary

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionConditionalPolioHepatitis BVaricellaDTPMMR
2012100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%
201394.0%1.0%0.0%4.0%97.0%97.0%99.0%94.0%96.0%
201497.0%1.0%0.0%1.0%97.0%99.0%97.0%97.0%97.0%
201595.0%0.0%0.0%5.0%100.0%98.0%100.0%97.0%97.0%
201698.0%0.0%0.0%2.0%98.0%100.0%100.0%98.0%98.0%
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%97.0%
201997.0%0.0%3.0%97.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%97.0%≥98.0%

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Garden Valley Elementary

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 4355th of 5789 Elementary schoolsRanks 2575th of 5848 Elementary schools
 31.2%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Garden Valley Elementary)37.552.9
 15.4%
   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 (Garden Valley Elementary)34.767.7
 33%
   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 (Garden Valley Elementary)34.856.9
 22.1%
   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 (Garden Valley Elementary)36.238.5
 2.3%
   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 (Garden Valley Elementary)30.437.1
 6.7%
   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 (Garden Valley Elementary)23.416.7
 6.7%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Twin Rivers Unified)26.522.1
 4.4%
   5th Grade Mathematics (California)3833.4
 4.6%
5th Grade Science (Garden Valley Elementary)14.313.9
 0.4%
   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 (Garden Valley Elementary)36.233.3
 2.9%
   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 (Garden Valley Elementary)1931.4
 12.4%
   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 Students369331
 10.3%
African American5146
 9.8%
American Indian11
Asian4555
 22.2%
Hispanic217165
 24%
Pacific Islander613
 116.7%
White2916
 44.8%
Two or More Races2035
 75%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients95.1%89.7%
 5.4%


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In the 2022-23 school year, 331 students attended Garden Valley Elementary.

Garden Valley Elementary ranks 2582nd of 5868 California elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 3 stars out of 5.

Students who attend Garden Valley Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : Rio Tierra Junior High
High : Grant Union High

Students at Garden Valley Elementary are 50% Hispanic, 17% Asian, 14% African American, 11% Two or more races, 5% White, 4% Pacific Islander.


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