Alisal Community

Summary:

Alisal Community is an elementary school in Salinas, California, serving students from kindergarten to 6th grade. With a student population that is 99.5% Hispanic, Alisal Community has a unique demographic profile compared to surrounding schools in the Alisal Union School District.

Academically, Alisal Community's performance on the Smarter Balanced Assessments is generally higher than the district average but lower than the state average. For example, in the 2022-2023 school year, 38.54% of Alisal Community students were proficient or better in English Language Arts/Literacy, compared to 27.51% for the Alisal Union School District and 46.66% for the state of California. However, Alisal Community outperforms many nearby schools like Bardin Elementary, Oscar F. Loya Elementary, and Dr. Martin Luther King Junior Academy. The school also has a virtual school option, Alisal Virtual Academy, which has significantly lower academic performance than the in-person Alisal Community.

One concerning trend at Alisal Community is the significant increase in chronic absenteeism, from 3.2% in the 2018-2019 school year to 19.2% in the 2022-2023 school year. This is higher than the surrounding schools, which range from 14.3% to 28.2% chronic absenteeism. Additionally, Alisal Community's performance on student subgroups varies, with the school ranking 685 out of 3,240 California elementary schools for English Language Learner students, but only 2,485 out of 5,355 for low socioeconomic status students.


Detail:

Public K-6

 1437 Del Monte Ave.
       Salinas, CA  93905-1902


(831) 753-5720

District: Alisal Union

SchoolDigger Rank:
3525th of 5,868 California Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $4,237 Help


Students who attend Alisal Community usually attend:

Middle:    La Paz Middle
High:    Alisal High

Student/teacher ratio:  27.7 Help
Number of students:  596

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
99.5%
Two or more races:
0.3%
Asian:
0.2%

Free/discounted lunch recipients:  91.3% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Alisal Community ranks worse than 60.1% of elementary schools in California. It also ranks 2nd among 12 ranked elementary schools in the Alisal Union School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 34.61. (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 (99.5%), two or more races (0.3%), Asian (0.2%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 91.3% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Alisal Community is 27.7, which is the highest among 12 elementary schools in the Alisal Union School District! (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Alisal Community is $4,237. 6 elementary schools in the Alisal Union School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Alisal Community:

SchoolDigger ranks Alisal Community 3525th of 5868 California public elementary schools. (See Alisal Community in the ranking list.)

Elementary School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


English Language Learner students:
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Migrant students:
Female students:
Male students:
Hispanic students:


Alisal Union:

SchoolDigger ranks Alisal Union 1322nd of 1560 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Alisal Community

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Rank History for all students at Alisal Community

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 13.83 4419th 4809 8.1%
2005 17.81 4118th 4822 14.6%
2006 14.42 4388th 4818 8.9%
2007 17.69 4462nd 5113 12.7%
2008 12.16 4808th 5113 6.0%
2009 7.74 5089th 5193 2.0%
2010 12.31 5043rd 5314 5.1%
2011 17.18 4847th 5377 9.9%
2012 32.92 3742nd 5390 30.6%
2013 37.48 3495th 5530 36.8%
2015 12.42 5326th 5611 5.1%
2016 22.08 4419th 5614 21.3%
2017 34.51 3478th 5692 38.9%
2018 39.08 3212th 5662 43.3%
2019 44.85 2883rd 5789 50.2%
2022 30.74 3818th 5883 35.1%
2023 34.61 3515th 5848 39.9%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Alisal Community

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 86.82 234th 3246 92.8%
2019 87.52 207th 3275 93.7%
2022 64.12 634th 3311 80.9%
2023 62.55 685th 3240 78.9%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Alisal Community

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 56.88 1911th 5084 62.4%
2019 62.58 1596th 5173 69.1%
2022 43.27 2743rd 5264 47.9%
2023 48.08 2485th 5355 53.6%
See the entire list of Best California Elementary Schools for Low Socio Economic Status Students!

Rank History for Migrant students at Alisal Community

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 69.80 16th 68 76.5%
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Rank History for Homeless students at Alisal Community

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 52.91 131st 356 63.2%
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Rank History for Female students at Alisal Community

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 35.54 3381st 5413 37.5%
2019 42.38 2956th 5492 46.2%
2022 29.97 3736th 5635 33.7%
2023 31.51 3613th 5595 35.4%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Alisal Community

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 28.73 1864th 2585 27.9%
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Rank History for Male students at Alisal Community

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 42.80 2861st 5431 47.3%
2019 46.51 2643rd 5510 52.0%
2022 32.31 3587th 5663 36.7%
2023 37.80 3199th 5627 43.1%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Alisal Community

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 54.47 1935th 4830 59.9%
2019 60.57 1652nd 4963 66.7%
2022 42.49 2711th 5084 46.7%
2023 48.93 2292nd 5079 54.9%
See the entire list of Best California Elementary Schools for Hispanic Students!

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.

Alisal Community Test Scores
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Enrollment information for Alisal Community

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 56 31 26 607 6 n/a n/a 0 726
1989 58 28 35 682 4 n/a n/a 0 807
1990 58 20 27 747 4 n/a n/a 0 856
1991 44 16 40 755 6 n/a n/a 0 861
1992 41 19 37 785 2 n/a n/a 0 884
1993 37 20 59 871 2 n/a n/a 0 989
1994 21 20 38 874 3 n/a n/a 0 956
1995 12 11 26 958 2 n/a n/a 0 1009
1996 12 11 26 958 2 n/a n/a 0 1009
1997 11 4 32 863 2 n/a n/a 0 912
1998 10 5 25 910 1 n/a n/a 0 951
1999 7 3 24 917 0 n/a n/a 0 951
2000 7 5 21 911 0 n/a n/a 5 949
2001 9 6 18 960 0 n/a n/a 0 993
2002 4 1 10 739 0 n/a n/a 0 754
2003 4 1 10 739 0 n/a n/a 0 754
2004 2 3 11 748 0 n/a n/a 0 764
2005 6 3 12 699 0 n/a n/a 0 720
2006 5 3 7 646 0 n/a n/a 1 662
2007 5 2 6 626 0 n/a n/a 0 639
2008 1 4 7 646 n/a n/a n/a 0 658
2009 1 0 6 680 0 0 0 0 687
2010 2 0 4 653 1 0 0 0 660
2011 8 1 5 666 0 0 0 0 680
2012 2 2 3 658 0 0 0 0 665
2013 2 2 2 706 0 0 1 0 713
2014 0 1 2 716 0 0 16 0 735
2015 0 0 1 764 0 0 10 0 775
2016 0 0 2 774 0 0 6 0 782
2017 0 0 2 752 0 0 14 0 768
2018 0 0 2 680 0 0 15 0 697
2019 3 0 3 656 0 0 5 0 667
2020 4 0 2 647 0 0 7 0 660
2021 1 0 2 617 0 0 0 0 620
2022 0 0 2 558 0 0 2 0 562
2023 0 0 1 593 0 0 2 0 596

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 Alisal Community

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 726 30.0 24.2 n/a
1989 807 32.0 25.2 n/a
1990 856 34.0 25.1 n/a
1991 861 37.0 23.2 n/a
1992 884 37.6 23.5 85.7
1993 989 37.0 26.7 67.7
1994 956 39.0 24.5 70.2
1995 1009 38.0 26.6 94.9
1996 1009 38.0 26.6 94.9
1997 912 37.0 24.6 95
1998 951 39.0 24.4 95
1999 951 43.0 22.1 71.8
2000 949 46.5 20.4 88.9
2001 993 46.0 21.6 69.5
2002 754 32.0 23.6 87.9
2003 754 32.0 23.6 87.9
2004 764 32.0 23.9 88
2005 720 32.0 22.5 88.1
2006 662 30.0 22.1 95.9
2007 639 29.0 22.0 99.2
2008 658 32.0 20.6 97.1
2009 687 29.0 22.2 0
2010 660 26.0 25.3 87.9
2011 680 n/a n/a 99.6
2012 665 23.0 28.9 n/a
2013 713 24.0 29.7 86.3
2014 735 26.0 28.2 87.2
2015 775 28.0 27.6 90.6
2016 782 30.0 26.0 94.4
2017 768 30.0 25.6 90.2
2018 697 27.0 25.8 92.4
2019 667 26.0 25.6 92.5
2020 660 n/a n/a 92.3
2021 620 24.0 25.8 93.1
2022 562 23.0 24.4 94.5
2023 596 21.5 27.7 91.3

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 Alisal Community

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 726 30.0 24.2 n/a
1989 807 32.0 25.2 n/a
1990 856 34.0 25.1 n/a
1991 861 37.0 23.2 n/a
1992 884 37.6 23.5 85.7
1993 989 37.0 26.7 67.7
1994 956 39.0 24.5 70.2
1995 1009 38.0 26.6 94.9
1996 1009 38.0 26.6 94.9
1997 912 37.0 24.6 95
1998 951 39.0 24.4 95
1999 951 43.0 22.1 71.8
2000 949 46.5 20.4 88.9
2001 993 46.0 21.6 69.5
2002 754 32.0 23.6 87.9
2003 754 32.0 23.6 87.9
2004 764 32.0 23.9 88
2005 720 32.0 22.5 88.1
2006 662 30.0 22.1 95.9
2007 639 29.0 22.0 99.2
2008 658 32.0 20.6 97.1
2009 687 29.0 22.2 0
2010 660 26.0 25.3 87.9
2011 680 n/a n/a 99.6
2012 665 23.0 28.9 n/a
2013 713 24.0 29.7 86.3
2014 735 26.0 28.2 87.2
2015 775 28.0 27.6 90.6
2016 782 30.0 26.0 94.4
2017 768 30.0 25.6 90.2
2018 697 27.0 25.8 92.4
2019 667 26.0 25.6 92.5
2020 660 n/a n/a 92.3
2021 620 24.0 25.8 93.1
2022 562 23.0 24.4 94.5
2023 596 21.5 27.7 91.3

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

Alisal Community

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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%
2013100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%
201480.0%0.0%0.0%20.0%81.0%97.0%100.0%80.0%82.0%
201564.0%0.0%0.0%36.0%71.0%91.0%95.0%71.0%71.0%
201699.0%0.0%0.0%1.0%99.0%100.0%100.0%99.0%99.0%
2017≥99.0%≤1.0%≤1.0%≤1.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%
2018≥99.0%≤1.0%≤1.0%≤1.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%
2019≥99.0%≤1.0%≤1.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%
202098.1%0.0%1.9%

Data source: California Department of Public Health
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Alisal Community

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $4,237

Data source: California Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Alisal Community

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 2883rd of 5789 Elementary schoolsRanks 3515th of 5848 Elementary schools
 10.3%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Alisal Community)48.934.6
 14.2%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Alisal Union)30.722.7
 8%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.543
 5.6%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Alisal Community)47.732.5
 15.3%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Alisal Union)40.426.7
 13.7%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (California)50.245.1
 5.1%
4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Alisal Community)59.141
 18.2%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Alisal Union)36.622
 14.6%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)49.543.7
 5.7%
4th Grade Mathematics (Alisal Community)47.318.1
 29.2%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Alisal Union)28.914.6
 14.3%
   4th Grade Mathematics (California)44.940.8
 4.1%
5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Alisal Community)47.541.2
 6.3%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Alisal Union)37.629.7
 7.9%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)51.746.7
 5%
5th Grade Mathematics (Alisal Community)31.322.9
 8.4%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Alisal Union)22.914.6
 8.3%
   5th Grade Mathematics (California)3833.4
 4.6%
5th Grade Science (Alisal Community)18.220
 1.8%
   5th Grade Science (Alisal Union)13.214.2
 1%
   5th Grade Science (California)31.731.9
 0.1%
6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Alisal Community)44.737.7
 7%
   6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Alisal Union)40.835.3
 5.5%
   6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.544.2
 4.3%
6th Grade Mathematics (Alisal Community)23.324.4
 1.1%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Alisal Union)22.219
 3.2%
   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 Students667596
 10.6%
African American00
American Indian00
Asian31
 66.7%
Hispanic656593
 9.6%
Pacific Islander00
White30
 100%
Two or More Races52
 60%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients92.5%91.3%
 1.2%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Alisal Community

In the 2022-23 school year, 596 students attended Alisal Community.

Students who attend Alisal Community usually go on to attend:

Middle : La Paz Middle
High : Alisal High

Alisal Community ranks 3525th of 5868 California elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 2 stars out of 5.

Students at Alisal Community are 99% Hispanic.


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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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