Bardin Elementary

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Bardin Elementary is a public elementary school in Salinas, California, serving 590 students from kindergarten to 6th grade. The school is part of the Alisal Union School District, which has a 1-star rating from SchoolDigger, and has a predominantly Hispanic student population of over 90%.

Bardin Elementary consistently underperforms compared to the district and state averages in academic achievement. In the 2022-2023 school year, only 17.01% of Bardin students were proficient or better in English Language Arts/Literacy, compared to 27.51% for the Alisal Union district and 46.66% for the state. In Mathematics, only 9.09% of Bardin students were proficient or better, compared to 18.71% for the district and 34.62% for the state. The school also has a significantly higher chronic absenteeism rate of 18.6%, compared to 19.2% for the district and 14.3% for the state. Additionally, 94.58% of Bardin students qualify for free or reduced-price lunch, indicating a high percentage of students from low-socioeconomic backgrounds.

When comparing Bardin Elementary to other nearby schools within the Alisal Union district, it becomes clear that Bardin is one of the lowest-performing schools. For example, Alisal Community and Monte Bella Elementary, both within a mile of Bardin, outperform Bardin in academic achievement, chronic absenteeism, and other key metrics. This suggests that Bardin Elementary may face significant challenges in providing a high-quality education to its students, which will likely require a comprehensive, multi-faceted approach involving the school, district, and community stakeholders.


Detail:

Public K-6

 425 Bardin Rd.
       Salinas, CA  93905-3025


(831) 753-5730

District: Alisal Union

SchoolDigger Rank:
5631st of 5,868 California Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $3,772 Help


Students who attend Bardin Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    El Sausal Middle
High:    Alisal High

Student/teacher ratio:  22.6 Help
Number of students:  590

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
91.5%
Two or more races:
6.9%
White:
0.8%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  94.6% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Bardin Elementary ranks worse than 96% of elementary schools in California. It also ranks last 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 11.22. (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 (91.5%), two or more races (6.9%), White (0.8%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 94.6% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Bardin Elementary is 22.6, which is the 4th best 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 Bardin Elementary is $3,772, which is the lowest among 12 elementary schools in the Alisal Union School District!
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Bardin Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Bardin Elementary 5631st of 5868 California public elementary schools. (See Bardin Elementary in the ranking list.)

Elementary School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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Alisal Union:

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


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Rank History for Bardin Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Bardin Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 15.92 4275th 4809 11.1%
2005 10.13 4650th 4822 3.6%
2006 8.68 4686th 4818 2.7%
2007 7.56 5026th 5113 1.7%
2008 8.86 4970th 5113 2.8%
2009 8.73 5049th 5193 2.8%
2010 12.06 5053rd 5314 4.9%
2011 17.42 4833rd 5377 10.1%
2012 16.64 4866th 5390 9.7%
2013 23.68 4481st 5530 19.0%
2015 13.08 5272nd 5611 6.0%
2016 12.36 5280th 5614 5.9%
2017 16.21 5011th 5692 12.0%
2018 17.23 4913th 5662 13.2%
2019 15.78 5182nd 5789 10.5%
2022 12.13 5595th 5883 4.9%
2023 11.22 5611th 5848 4.1%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Bardin Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 2.24 599th 610 1.8%
2023 5.26 641st 667 3.9%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Bardin Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 57.68 942nd 3246 71.0%
2019 51.98 1151st 3275 64.9%
2022 24.60 2967th 3311 10.4%
2023 25.08 2863rd 3240 11.6%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Bardin Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 16.16 2387th 2416 1.2%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Bardin Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 26.38 4027th 5084 20.8%
2019 22.52 4390th 5173 15.1%
2022 15.74 4925th 5264 6.4%
2023 13.56 5120th 5355 4.4%
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Rank History for Female students at Bardin Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 19.70 4571st 5413 15.6%
2019 15.58 4986th 5492 9.2%
2022 12.13 5419th 5635 3.8%
2023 11.76 5372nd 5595 4.0%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Bardin Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 33.69 1276th 2128 40.0%
2019 37.95 1383rd 2585 46.5%
2022 16.94 2205th 2227 1.0%
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Rank History for Male students at Bardin Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 16.88 4832nd 5431 11.0%
2019 18.49 4789th 5510 13.1%
2022 14.12 5292nd 5663 6.6%
2023 12.86 5303rd 5627 5.8%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Bardin Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 24.72 3922nd 4830 18.8%
2019 22.18 4235th 4963 14.7%
2022 15.12 4791st 5084 5.8%
2023 12.48 4915th 5079 3.2%
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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.

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 Bardin Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 100 3 33 617 1 n/a n/a 0 754
1989 88 4 37 640 3 n/a n/a 0 772
1990 78 3 26 650 6 n/a n/a 0 763
1991 55 4 24 702 0 n/a n/a 0 785
1992 56 3 19 720 1 n/a n/a 0 799
1993 29 3 28 698 3 n/a n/a 0 761
1994 28 3 37 699 0 n/a n/a 0 767
1995 30 3 29 782 1 n/a n/a 0 845
1996 30 3 29 782 1 n/a n/a 0 845
1997 25 3 31 813 0 n/a n/a 0 872
1998 24 3 32 823 0 n/a n/a 0 882
1999 25 3 22 859 0 n/a n/a 1 910
2000 16 8 22 840 0 n/a n/a 0 886
2001 3 9 23 729 0 n/a n/a 0 764
2002 9 10 18 804 1 n/a n/a 0 842
2003 9 10 18 804 1 n/a n/a 0 842
2004 8 9 14 800 1 n/a n/a 0 832
2005 4 7 13 784 1 n/a n/a 0 809
2006 2 8 10 734 1 n/a n/a 0 755
2007 3 5 10 707 0 n/a n/a 0 725
2008 3 1 8 721 1 n/a n/a 0 734
2009 6 1 8 796 1 2 0 0 814
2010 9 1 6 845 0 2 0 0 863
2011 11 0 6 861 0 0 3 0 881
2012 13 0 3 941 0 0 3 0 960
2013 8 0 6 951 0 1 4 0 970
2014 7 0 1 735 0 0 6 0 749
2015 6 0 1 710 0 0 20 0 737
2016 9 3 1 719 0 0 14 0 746
2017 6 1 3 606 1 0 97 0 714
2018 4 0 0 568 0 1 102 0 675
2019 23 0 2 523 4 1 89 0 642
2020 9 0 2 578 0 1 57 0 647
2021 7 0 2 582 0 1 53 0 645
2022 7 1 3 567 0 0 48 0 626
2023 5 1 3 540 0 0 41 0 590

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 Bardin Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 754 32.0 23.5 n/a
1989 772 32.0 24.1 n/a
1990 763 33.0 23.1 n/a
1991 785 34.0 23.0 n/a
1992 799 34.6 23.0 85.6
1993 761 32.5 23.4 92.1
1994 767 32.6 23.5 90.4
1995 845 32.5 26.0 94.9
1996 845 32.5 26.0 94.9
1997 872 34.5 25.3 95
1998 882 38.5 22.9 94.9
1999 910 40.5 22.5 87.1
2000 886 44.5 19.9 86.9
2001 764 39.0 19.6 87.8
2002 842 35.0 24.1 88
2003 842 35.0 24.1 88
2004 832 33.5 24.8 87.9
2005 809 37.5 21.6 88
2006 755 35.0 21.6 94.3
2007 725 32.5 22.3 98.2
2008 734 35.1 20.9 98.8
2009 814 33.0 23.9 0
2010 863 31.0 27.8 88.1
2011 881 n/a n/a 99.7
2012 960 32.0 30.0 n/a
2013 970 32.0 30.3 99.7
2014 749 27.0 27.7 84.8
2015 737 28.0 26.3 84.8
2016 746 28.0 26.6 89.7
2017 714 27.0 26.4 74.8
2018 675 26.0 25.9 81.8
2019 642 26.0 24.6 82.9
2020 647 n/a n/a 82.4
2021 645 28.0 23.0 93.8
2022 626 28.0 22.3 97
2023 590 26.0 22.6 94.6

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 Bardin Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 754 32.0 23.5 n/a
1989 772 32.0 24.1 n/a
1990 763 33.0 23.1 n/a
1991 785 34.0 23.0 n/a
1992 799 34.6 23.0 85.6
1993 761 32.5 23.4 92.1
1994 767 32.6 23.5 90.4
1995 845 32.5 26.0 94.9
1996 845 32.5 26.0 94.9
1997 872 34.5 25.3 95
1998 882 38.5 22.9 94.9
1999 910 40.5 22.5 87.1
2000 886 44.5 19.9 86.9
2001 764 39.0 19.6 87.8
2002 842 35.0 24.1 88
2003 842 35.0 24.1 88
2004 832 33.5 24.8 87.9
2005 809 37.5 21.6 88
2006 755 35.0 21.6 94.3
2007 725 32.5 22.3 98.2
2008 734 35.1 20.9 98.8
2009 814 33.0 23.9 0
2010 863 31.0 27.8 88.1
2011 881 n/a n/a 99.7
2012 960 32.0 30.0 n/a
2013 970 32.0 30.3 99.7
2014 749 27.0 27.7 84.8
2015 737 28.0 26.3 84.8
2016 746 28.0 26.6 89.7
2017 714 27.0 26.4 74.8
2018 675 26.0 25.9 81.8
2019 642 26.0 24.6 82.9
2020 647 n/a n/a 82.4
2021 645 28.0 23.0 93.8
2022 626 28.0 22.3 97
2023 590 26.0 22.6 94.6

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

Bardin 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%
2013100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%
201499.0%1.0%0.0%0.0%99.0%99.0%99.0%99.0%99.0%
201578.0%0.0%0.0%22.0%91.0%93.0%95.0%90.0%81.0%
201698.0%0.0%0.0%2.0%99.0%100.0%100.0%98.0%100.0%
201798.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%98.0%≥99.0%98.0%98.0%98.0%
201898.0%0.0%0.0%2.0%≥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%

Data source: California Department of Public Health
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Bardin Elementary

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $3,772

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Bardin Elementary

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 5182nd of 5789 Elementary schoolsRanks 5611th of 5848 Elementary schools
 6.4%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Bardin Elementary)2113.9
 7.1%
   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 (Bardin Elementary)27.915.2
 12.7%
   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 (Bardin Elementary)33.310.9
 22.5%
   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 (Bardin Elementary)24.76.5
 18.2%
   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 (Bardin Elementary)32.219.2
 13%
   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 (Bardin Elementary)12.56.4
 6.1%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Alisal Union)22.914.6
 8.3%
   5th Grade Mathematics (California)3833.4
 4.6%
5th Grade Science (Bardin Elementary)9.111.5
 2.5%
   5th Grade Science (Alisal Union)13.214.2
 1%
   5th Grade Science (California)31.731.9
 0.1%
6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Bardin Elementary)28.223.9
 4.3%
   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 (Bardin Elementary)16.58.7
 7.8%
   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 Students642590
 8.1%
African American01
American Indian40
 100%
Asian23
 50%
Hispanic523540
 3.3%
Pacific Islander10
 100%
White235
 78.3%
Two or More Races8941
 53.9%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients82.9%94.6%
 11.7%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Bardin Elementary

Students at Bardin Elementary are 92% Hispanic, 7% Two or more races.

In the 2022-23 school year, 590 students attended Bardin Elementary.

Bardin Elementary ranks in the bottom 4.0% of California elementary schools.

Students who attend Bardin Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : El Sausal Middle
High : Alisal High


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