Westside Elementary

Summary:

Westside Elementary is a public elementary school in Rio Linda, California, serving students from kindergarten to 6th grade as part of the Twin Rivers Unified school district. While the school has a relatively balanced racial composition and generally performs better academically than other Twin Rivers Unified schools, it faces some significant challenges, including high chronic absenteeism rates and a performance gap between different student subgroups.

Westside Elementary's academic performance, as measured by Smarter Balanced Assessments, is higher than the district average but lower than the state average. In 2022-2023, 36.07% of Westside Elementary students were proficient or better in English Language Arts/Literacy, compared to 31.97% for the district and 46.66% for the state. However, the school's performance varies significantly among different student subgroups, with Hispanic students performing relatively well but White students performing poorly. Additionally, Westside Elementary has experienced a concerning increase in chronic absenteeism, rising from 10.4% in 2018-2019 to 34.0% in 2022-2023, which may be impacting the school's academic performance.

When compared to nearby schools, Westside Elementary generally performs better academically than other Twin Rivers Unified schools, such as Orchard Elementary and Dry Creek Elementary, but lags behind the higher-performing Natomas Unified schools, like Heron and Natomas Park Elementary. The school's high student-teacher ratio of 25.9 may also contribute to the challenges it faces.


Detail:

Public K-6

 6537 W. Second St.
       Rio Linda, CA  95673-3231


(916) 566-1990

District: Twin Rivers Unified

SchoolDigger Rank:
3392nd of 5,868 California Elementary Schools


Students who attend Westside Elementary usually attend:

High:    Rio Linda High

Student/teacher ratio:  25.9 Help
Number of students:  363

Racial breakdown:

White:
40.5%
Hispanic:
40.2%
Asian:
7.2%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  75.8% Help


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Compare Details Westside Elementary ranks worse than 57.8% of elementary schools in California. It also ranks 11th 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 36.47. (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: White (40.5%), Hispanic (40.2%), Asian (7.2%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 75.8% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Westside Elementary is 25.9. 24 elementary schools in the Twin Rivers Unified School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Westside Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Westside Elementary 3392nd of 5868 California public elementary schools. (See Westside 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 Westside Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Westside Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2010 43.57 2947th 5314 44.5%
2011 38.83 3332nd 5377 38.0%
2013 33.42 3786th 5530 31.5%
2015 28.84 3799th 5611 32.3%
2016 39.71 3094th 5614 44.9%
2017 36.18 3353rd 5692 41.1%
2018 32.99 3602nd 5662 36.4%
2019 33.81 3634th 5789 37.2%
2022 38.23 3209th 5883 45.5%
2023 36.47 3384th 5848 42.1%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Westside Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 39.24 1874th 3240 42.2%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Westside Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 41.65 2910th 5084 42.8%
2019 43.13 2886th 5173 44.2%
2022 47.27 2450th 5264 53.5%
2023 43.68 2784th 5355 48.0%
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Rank History for Female students at Westside Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 38.05 3211th 5413 40.7%
2019 35.44 3379th 5492 38.5%
2022 40.75 2951st 5635 47.6%
2023 36.76 3232nd 5595 42.2%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Westside Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 43.68 967th 2227 56.6%
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Rank History for Male students at Westside Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 32.08 3542nd 5431 34.8%
2019 33.11 3536th 5510 35.8%
2022 36.52 3232nd 5663 42.9%
2023 36.28 3305th 5627 41.3%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Westside Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 41.15 2789th 4830 42.3%
2019 49.94 2287th 4963 53.9%
2022 38.94 2980th 5084 41.4%
2023 38.52 3015th 5079 40.6%
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Rank History for White students at Westside Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 12.73 2491st 2737 9.0%
2019 12.44 2565th 2834 9.5%
2022 14.76 2399th 2726 12.0%
2023 13.47 2389th 2659 10.2%
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Data source: test scores: California Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Enrollment information for Westside Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2009 219 11 22 85 4 9 19 0 369
2010 229 13 23 105 4 9 9 0 392
2011 263 16 26 110 4 7 11 0 437
2012 255 16 27 107 3 6 9 0 423
2013 233 17 28 118 4 4 9 0 413
2014 217 12 31 131 3 4 11 0 409
2015 238 9 30 122 7 2 19 0 427
2016 228 11 32 119 5 1 16 0 412
2017 234 12 30 120 4 1 17 0 418
2018 211 18 32 125 3 6 27 0 422
2019 194 13 34 135 2 7 26 0 411
2020 178 13 31 134 2 5 20 0 383
2021 166 13 34 132 2 2 19 0 368
2022 138 15 28 123 4 1 20 0 329
2023 147 16 26 146 4 3 21 0 363

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 Westside Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2009 369 18.0 18.5 60.2
2010 392 18.0 21.7 70.7
2011 437 n/a n/a 69.3
2012 423 9.0 47.0 n/a
2013 413 14.0 29.5 64.2
2014 409 14.0 29.2 78.5
2015 427 16.0 26.6 73.3
2016 412 14.0 29.4 73.1
2017 418 14.0 29.8 73.9
2018 422 16.0 26.3 73
2019 411 15.0 27.4 75.2
2020 383 n/a n/a 74.2
2021 368 13.5 27.2 75.8
2022 329 12.5 26.3 65
2023 363 14.0 25.9 75.8

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 Westside Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2009 369 18.0 18.5 60.2
2010 392 18.0 21.7 70.7
2011 437 n/a n/a 69.3
2012 423 9.0 47.0 n/a
2013 413 14.0 29.5 64.2
2014 409 14.0 29.2 78.5
2015 427 16.0 26.6 73.3
2016 412 14.0 29.4 73.1
2017 418 14.0 29.8 73.9
2018 422 16.0 26.3 73
2019 411 15.0 27.4 75.2
2020 383 n/a n/a 74.2
2021 368 13.5 27.2 75.8
2022 329 12.5 26.3 65
2023 363 14.0 25.9 75.8

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

Westside Elementary

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionConditionalPolioHepatitis BVaricellaDTPMMR
201295.0%0.0%2.0%3.0%98.0%98.0%98.0%98.0%95.0%
201392.0%8.0%0.0%0.0%92.0%92.0%92.0%92.0%92.0%
201487.0%8.0%0.0%6.0%91.0%91.0%92.0%89.0%89.0%
201584.0%6.0%0.0%9.0%92.0%92.0%94.0%88.0%92.0%
201686.0%5.0%0.0%8.0%90.0%92.0%94.0%87.0%89.0%
2017≥98.0%≤2.0%≤2.0%≤2.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%
2018≥98.0%≤2.0%≤2.0%≤2.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%
201994.0%0.0%5.0%94.0%94.0%≥98.0%94.0%94.0%

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Westside Elementary

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 3634th of 5789 Elementary schoolsRanks 3384th of 5848 Elementary schools
 4.9%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Westside Elementary)24.534
 9.5%
   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 (Westside Elementary)3437.3
 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 (Westside Elementary)3239.6
 7.6%
   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 (Westside Elementary)3837.7
 0.3%
   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 (Westside Elementary)41.938.3
 3.6%
   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 (Westside Elementary)24.223
 1.2%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Twin Rivers Unified)26.522.1
 4.4%
   5th Grade Mathematics (California)3833.4
 4.6%
5th Grade Science (Westside Elementary)24.223.3
 0.9%
   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 (Westside Elementary)39.332.1
 7.2%
   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 (Westside Elementary)5021.1
 29%
   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 Students411363
 11.7%
African American1316
 23.1%
American Indian24
 100%
Asian3426
 23.5%
Hispanic135146
 8.1%
Pacific Islander73
 57.1%
White194147
 24.2%
Two or More Races2621
 19.2%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients75.2%75.8%
 0.6%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Westside Elementary

Students at Westside Elementary are 40% White, 40% Hispanic, 7% Asian, 6% Two or more races, 4% African American, 1% American Indian.

In the 2022-23 school year, 363 students attended Westside Elementary.

Westside Elementary ranks 3392nd of 5868 California elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 2 stars out of 5.

Students who attend Westside Elementary usually go on to attend:

High : Rio Linda High


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