Bonsall Elementary

Summary:

Bonsall Elementary is a public elementary school serving 891 students in grades K-5 in the Bonsall Unified School District in Bonsall, California. The school has consistently maintained a 4-star rating from SchoolDigger, ranking in the top 30% of California elementary schools.

Bonsall Elementary excels academically, outperforming the state average in Smarter Balanced Assessments for English Language Arts and Mathematics across all grade levels. In 2022-2023, the school's proficiency rates were 53.51% in ELA and 46.25% in Math, compared to the state averages of 46.66% and 34.62%, respectively. The school's performance is particularly strong in 3rd and 4th grade ELA, where proficiency rates exceed 54%. However, the school faces challenges in addressing increasing chronic absenteeism, which rose from 7.8% in 2020-2021 to 28.6% in 2022-2023, notably higher than the state average of 14.3%.

Bonsall Elementary's Hispanic and English Language Learner (ELL) students perform exceptionally well, ranking in the top 20% and top 15% of California elementary schools, respectively. In contrast, the school's White and Multi-racial student subgroups perform relatively lower, ranking in the bottom 30% and bottom 50% of California elementary schools. Nearby Bonsall West Elementary outperforms Bonsall Elementary in both ELA and Math proficiency, while schools in the neighboring Vista Unified and Oceanside Unified districts, such as Maryland Elementary, Libby Elementary, and Foothill Oak Elementary, have significantly lower academic performance.


Detail:

Public K-5

 31555 Old River Rd.
       Bonsall, CA  92003-5112


(760) 631-5205

District: Bonsall Unified

SchoolDigger Rank:
1688th of 5,874 California Elementary Schools


Students who attend Bonsall Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Norman L. Sullivan Middle
High:    Bonsall High

Student/teacher ratio:  25.0 Help
Number of students:  891

Racial breakdown:

White:
46.7%
Hispanic:
35.0%
Two or more races:
12.0%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  35.4% Help


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Compare Details Bonsall Elementary ranks better than 71.3% of elementary schools in California. It also ranks 2nd among 3 ranked elementary schools in the Bonsall Unified School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 67.58. (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 Bonsall Elementary has the largest elementary school student body size in the Bonsall Unified School District. Student population at Bonsall Elementary is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (46.7%), Hispanic (35%), two or more races (12%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 35.4% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Bonsall Elementary is 25, which is the highest among 3 elementary schools in the Bonsall Unified School District! (See more...)
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Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Bonsall Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Bonsall Elementary 1688th of 5874 California public elementary schools. (See Bonsall Elementary in the ranking list.)

Elementary School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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Bonsall Unified:

SchoolDigger ranks Bonsall Unified 651st of 1563 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Bonsall Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Bonsall Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 81.04 1084th 5692 81.0%
2018 75.46 1341st 5662 76.3%
2019 78.99 1219th 5789 78.9%
2022 77.54 1306th 5883 77.8%
2023 67.58 1688th 5874 71.3%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Bonsall Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 48.92 268th 445 39.8%
2022 50.03 353rd 610 42.1%
2023 44.52 432nd 669 35.4%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Bonsall Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 81.17 319th 3246 90.2%
2019 87.41 209th 3275 93.6%
2022 79.01 308th 3311 90.7%
2023 65.08 628th 3250 80.7%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Bonsall Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 55.99 750th 2420 69.0%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Bonsall Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 76.01 872nd 5084 82.8%
2019 76.99 853rd 5173 83.5%
2022 74.56 976th 5264 81.5%
2023 55.79 1994th 5374 62.9%
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Rank History for Homeless students at Bonsall Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 89.39 19th 336 94.3%
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Rank History for Female students at Bonsall Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 73.46 1350th 5413 75.1%
2019 77.33 1202nd 5492 78.1%
2022 79.25 1147th 5635 79.6%
2023 70.01 1490th 5617 73.5%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Bonsall Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 71.04 397th 2128 81.3%
2019 83.99 281st 2585 89.1%
2022 70.91 408th 2227 81.7%
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Rank History for Male students at Bonsall Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 74.86 1277th 5431 76.5%
2019 78.35 1159th 5510 79.0%
2022 73.34 1375th 5663 75.7%
2023 62.17 1852nd 5650 67.2%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Bonsall Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 72.52 1012th 4830 79.0%
2019 79.01 748th 4963 84.9%
2022 79.51 754th 5084 85.2%
2023 61.61 1569th 5098 69.2%
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Rank History for White students at Bonsall Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 64.98 1005th 2737 63.3%
2019 69.59 840th 2834 70.4%
2022 64.38 1004th 2726 63.2%
2023 56.60 1246th 2662 53.2%
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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 Bonsall Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2015 527 10 25 316 42 1 64 0 985
2016 519 8 25 308 42 3 74 0 979
2017 520 17 23 317 53 0 60 0 990
2018 479 12 22 329 51 4 74 0 971
2019 444 7 17 305 36 2 96 0 907
2020 446 12 16 298 23 3 106 0 904
2021 371 9 16 280 18 1 71 0 766
2022 415 12 25 304 17 1 92 1 867
2023 416 8 31 312 16 0 107 1 891

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 Bonsall Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2015 985 n/a n/a 34.7
2016 979 40.0 24.4 33.7
2017 990 41.0 24.1 33.7
2018 971 44.0 22.0 37.3
2019 907 42.0 21.5 33.4
2020 904 n/a n/a 31.2
2021 766 32.0 23.9 28.5
2022 867 36.2 23.9 32.4
2023 891 35.6 25.0 35.4

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 Bonsall Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2015 985 n/a n/a 34.7
2016 979 40.0 24.4 33.7
2017 990 41.0 24.1 33.7
2018 971 44.0 22.0 37.3
2019 907 42.0 21.5 33.4
2020 904 n/a n/a 31.2
2021 766 32.0 23.9 28.5
2022 867 36.2 23.9 32.4
2023 891 35.6 25.0 35.4

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

Bonsall Elementary

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionConditionalPolioHepatitis BVaricellaDTPMMR
201293.0%6.0%0.0%1.0%93.0%93.0%94.0%93.0%94.0%
201386.0%12.0%0.0%2.0%88.0%88.0%88.0%87.0%88.0%
201490.0%5.0%1.0%5.0%92.0%94.0%93.0%92.0%91.0%
201595.0%1.0%0.0%4.0%97.0%97.0%99.0%96.0%98.0%
201697.0%1.0%0.0%2.0%98.0%97.0%98.0%98.0%98.0%
2017≥99.0%≤1.0%≤1.0%≤1.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%
201892.0%0.0%2.0%6.0%96.0%≥99.0%97.0%95.0%96.0%
201998.0%1.0%1.0%98.0%98.0%98.0%98.0%98.0%
202097.3%2.1%0.7%97.3%97.3%
202188.5%0.0%0.0%91.5%93.1%90.0%91.5%90.0%
202294.2%1.2%0.6%97.1%96.0%94.8%96.5%96.0%

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Bonsall Elementary

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 1219th of 5789 Elementary schoolsRanks 1688th of 5874 Elementary schools
 7.7%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Bonsall Elementary)63.954.5
 9.4%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Bonsall Unified)54.850.5
 4.3%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.543
 5.6%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Bonsall Elementary)67.157.2
 9.9%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Bonsall Unified)59.653.2
 6.4%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (California)50.245.1
 5.1%
4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Bonsall Elementary)6056.6
 3.4%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Bonsall Unified)59.354
 5.3%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)49.543.7
 5.7%
4th Grade Mathematics (Bonsall Elementary)52.143.4
 8.7%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Bonsall Unified)52.541.9
 10.6%
   4th Grade Mathematics (California)44.940.8
 4.1%
5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Bonsall Elementary)6850
 18%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Bonsall Unified)65.857.5
 8.3%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)51.746.7
 5%
5th Grade Mathematics (Bonsall Elementary)5937.7
 21.3%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Bonsall Unified)58.643
 15.6%
   5th Grade Mathematics (California)3833.4
 4.6%
5th Grade Science (Bonsall Elementary)53.245.9
 7.3%
   5th Grade Science (Bonsall Unified)49.444.6
 4.9%
   5th Grade Science (California)31.731.9
 0.1%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students907891
 1.8%
African American78
 14.3%
American Indian3616
 55.6%
Asian1731
 82.4%
Hispanic305312
 2.3%
Pacific Islander20
 100%
White444416
 6.3%
Two or More Races96107
 11.5%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients33.4%35.4%
 1.9%


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Students at Bonsall Elementary are 47% White, 35% Hispanic, 12% Two or more races, 3% Asian, 2% American Indian.

In the 2022-23 school year, 891 students attended Bonsall Elementary.

Students who attend Bonsall Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : Norman L. Sullivan Middle
High : Bonsall High

Bonsall Elementary ranks 1688th of 5874 California elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.


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