Virginia Rocca Barton Elementary

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Virginia Rocca Barton Elementary is a public elementary school in Salinas, California, serving 514 students in grades K-6. The school is part of the Alisal Union School District, which has a 1-star rating from SchoolDigger.

While Virginia Rocca Barton Elementary has a significantly higher percentage of Hispanic students (97.28%) compared to the state average, the school outperforms the district average in both English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics proficiency across all grade levels. For example, in 6th grade ELA, the school had 57.89% proficiency compared to the district's 35.26%. Additionally, the school's English Language Learner (ELL) and homeless students perform exceptionally well, ranking in the top 28% and top 33% of California elementary schools, respectively. The school's Hispanic students also perform better than the overall school average, ranking in the top 42% of California elementary schools in both ELA and Mathematics.

However, the school has seen a significant increase in chronic absenteeism, rising from 6.6% in 2018-2019 to 17.6% in 2022-2023, which is an area of concern. Additionally, the school has a very high percentage of students (93%) receiving free or reduced-price lunch, indicating a high level of economic disadvantage among the student population. To address these challenges, the school could investigate the root causes of the increasing chronic absenteeism, explore ways to engage the Hispanic student community, and seek additional funding and resources to provide comprehensive support services for the school's economically disadvantaged students.


Detail:

Public K-6

 680 Las Casitas Dr.
       Salinas, CA  93905-1200


(831) 753-5770

District: Alisal Union

SchoolDigger Rank:
3181st of 5,868 California Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $4,178 Help


Students who attend Virginia Rocca Barton Elementary usually attend:

High:    Everett Alvarez High

Student/teacher ratio:  25.0 Help
Number of students:  514

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
97.3%
White:
1.2%
Two or more races:
1.0%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  93% Help


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Compare Details Virginia Rocca Barton Elementary ranks worse than 54.2% of elementary schools in California. It also ranks first 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 39.31. (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 (97.3%), White (1.2%), two or more races (1%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 93% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Virginia Rocca Barton Elementary is 25. 9 elementary schools in the Alisal Union School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Virginia Rocca Barton Elementary is $4,178. 7 elementary schools in the Alisal Union School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Virginia Rocca Barton Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Virginia Rocca Barton Elementary 3181st of 5868 California public elementary schools. (See Virginia Rocca Barton 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 Virginia Rocca Barton Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Virginia Rocca Barton Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 13.13 4476th 4809 6.9%
2005 13.17 4447th 4822 7.8%
2006 13.80 4419th 4818 8.3%
2007 10.04 4917th 5113 3.8%
2008 12.83 4776th 5113 6.6%
2009 15.57 4701st 5193 9.5%
2010 27.72 4025th 5314 24.3%
2011 15.94 4904th 5377 8.8%
2012 17.89 4786th 5390 11.2%
2013 31.15 3954th 5530 28.5%
2015 21.49 4473rd 5611 20.3%
2016 17.77 4819th 5614 14.2%
2017 17.52 4901st 5692 13.9%
2018 18.36 4819th 5662 14.9%
2019 22.76 4561st 5789 21.2%
2022 31.99 3704th 5883 37.0%
2023 39.31 3173rd 5848 45.7%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Virginia Rocca Barton Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 54.71 1050th 3246 67.7%
2019 68.42 575th 3275 82.4%
2022 56.72 897th 3311 72.9%
2023 56.82 911th 3240 71.9%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Virginia Rocca Barton Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 22.95 4272nd 5084 16.0%
2019 28.78 3954th 5173 23.6%
2022 47.29 2445th 5264 53.6%
2023 53.56 2124th 5355 60.3%
See the entire list of Best California Elementary Schools for Low Socio Economic Status Students!

Rank History for Homeless students at Virginia Rocca Barton Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 56.37 117th 356 67.1%
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Rank History for Female students at Virginia Rocca Barton Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 17.88 4711th 5413 13.0%
2019 20.35 4590th 5492 16.4%
2022 33.14 3481st 5635 38.2%
2023 37.66 3159th 5595 43.5%
See the entire list of Best California Elementary Schools for Female Students!

Rank History for Disabled students at Virginia Rocca Barton Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 30.83 1752nd 2585 32.2%
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Rank History for Male students at Virginia Rocca Barton Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 19.26 4645th 5431 14.5%
2019 26.06 4096th 5510 25.7%
2022 31.79 3646th 5663 35.6%
2023 41.68 2923rd 5627 48.1%
See the entire list of Best California Elementary Schools for Male Students!

Rank History for Hispanic students at Virginia Rocca Barton Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 24.47 3940th 4830 18.4%
2019 32.60 3515th 4963 29.2%
2022 42.77 2683rd 5084 47.2%
2023 51.53 2144th 5079 57.8%
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.

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Enrollment information for Virginia Rocca Barton Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 52 14 11 600 1 n/a n/a 0 678
1989 33 18 26 677 1 n/a n/a 0 755
1990 38 15 29 758 1 n/a n/a 0 841
1991 15 14 25 801 0 n/a n/a 0 855
1992 11 13 18 823 0 n/a n/a 0 865
1993 17 8 10 993 0 n/a n/a 0 1028
1994 17 5 12 970 0 n/a n/a 0 1004
1995 18 2 10 995 0 n/a n/a 0 1025
1996 18 2 10 995 0 n/a n/a 0 1025
1997 23 0 16 1013 0 n/a n/a 0 1052
1998 16 1 14 1057 0 n/a n/a 0 1088
1999 15 2 9 1108 2 n/a n/a 0 1136
2000 12 2 5 1103 0 n/a n/a 0 1122
2001 10 1 6 1139 0 n/a n/a 0 1156
2002 5 1 8 795 0 n/a n/a 0 809
2003 5 1 8 795 0 n/a n/a 0 809
2004 6 5 5 772 0 n/a n/a 0 788
2005 5 1 7 764 0 n/a n/a 0 777
2006 1 1 5 703 0 n/a n/a 1 711
2007 1 0 2 619 0 n/a n/a 0 622
2008 1 n/a 3 579 n/a n/a n/a 0 583
2009 0 0 2 478 0 1 0 0 481
2010 4 3 9 548 0 3 0 0 567
2011 11 1 9 600 2 2 2 0 627
2012 2 2 10 694 0 1 3 0 712
2013 0 2 8 741 0 0 2 0 753
2014 1 1 6 654 0 0 13 0 675
2015 1 2 5 619 0 0 111 0 738
2016 0 1 1 741 0 0 36 0 779
2017 1 0 3 737 0 0 48 0 789
2018 3 0 1 759 0 0 36 0 799
2019 45 0 2 668 5 3 34 0 757
2020 8 0 3 670 0 0 23 0 704
2021 5 0 3 617 0 0 14 0 639
2022 6 0 3 559 0 1 10 0 579
2023 6 0 2 500 0 1 5 0 514

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 Virginia Rocca Barton Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 678 25.0 27.1 n/a
1989 755 28.0 26.9 n/a
1990 841 31.0 27.1 n/a
1991 855 32.5 26.3 n/a
1992 865 33.0 26.2 85.2
1993 1028 37.0 27.8 64
1994 1004 38.0 26.4 70.6
1995 1025 39.5 25.9 94.9
1996 1025 39.5 25.9 94.9
1997 1052 42.0 25.0 95
1998 1088 44.0 24.7 94.9
1999 1136 48.0 23.7 68.2
2000 1122 57.0 19.7 87.9
2001 1156 57.0 20.3 66.2
2002 809 34.0 23.8 88
2003 809 34.0 23.8 88
2004 788 33.5 23.5 88.3
2005 777 34.0 22.9 89.3
2006 711 33.0 21.5 97.7
2007 622 30.0 20.7 99.5
2008 583 31.0 18.8 99.5
2009 481 23.0 17.8 0
2010 567 24.0 23.6 89.1
2011 627 n/a n/a 99.5
2012 712 25.0 28.4 n/a
2013 753 27.0 27.8 86.7
2014 675 24.0 28.1 90.5
2015 738 28.0 26.3 90.1
2016 779 30.0 25.9 93.1
2017 789 31.0 25.4 81.1
2018 799 31.0 25.7 81.9
2019 757 30.0 25.2 80.7
2020 704 n/a n/a 79.4
2021 639 27.0 23.6 93
2022 579 25.0 23.1 93.8
2023 514 20.5 25.0 93

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 Virginia Rocca Barton Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 678 25.0 27.1 n/a
1989 755 28.0 26.9 n/a
1990 841 31.0 27.1 n/a
1991 855 32.5 26.3 n/a
1992 865 33.0 26.2 85.2
1993 1028 37.0 27.8 64
1994 1004 38.0 26.4 70.6
1995 1025 39.5 25.9 94.9
1996 1025 39.5 25.9 94.9
1997 1052 42.0 25.0 95
1998 1088 44.0 24.7 94.9
1999 1136 48.0 23.7 68.2
2000 1122 57.0 19.7 87.9
2001 1156 57.0 20.3 66.2
2002 809 34.0 23.8 88
2003 809 34.0 23.8 88
2004 788 33.5 23.5 88.3
2005 777 34.0 22.9 89.3
2006 711 33.0 21.5 97.7
2007 622 30.0 20.7 99.5
2008 583 31.0 18.8 99.5
2009 481 23.0 17.8 0
2010 567 24.0 23.6 89.1
2011 627 n/a n/a 99.5
2012 712 25.0 28.4 n/a
2013 753 27.0 27.8 86.7
2014 675 24.0 28.1 90.5
2015 738 28.0 26.3 90.1
2016 779 30.0 25.9 93.1
2017 789 31.0 25.4 81.1
2018 799 31.0 25.7 81.9
2019 757 30.0 25.2 80.7
2020 704 n/a n/a 79.4
2021 639 27.0 23.6 93
2022 579 25.0 23.1 93.8
2023 514 20.5 25.0 93

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

Virginia Rocca Barton 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%
201487.0%0.0%0.0%13.0%92.0%100.0%98.0%91.0%91.0%
201557.0%0.0%0.0%43.0%57.0%91.0%97.0%61.0%71.0%
201698.0%0.0%0.0%2.0%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%
201898.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%98.0%≥99.0%
201997.0%0.0%3.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%98.0%≥99.0%
202095.1%0.0%4.9%96.3%

Data source: California Department of Public Health
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Virginia Rocca Barton Elementary

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $4,178

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Virginia Rocca Barton Elementary

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 4561st of 5789 Elementary schoolsRanks 3173rd of 5848 Elementary schools
 24.5%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Virginia Rocca Barton Elementary)30.523.1
 7.4%
   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 (Virginia Rocca Barton Elementary)5049.2
 0.8%
   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 (Virginia Rocca Barton Elementary)25.531.9
 6.4%
   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 (Virginia Rocca Barton Elementary)21.424.6
 3.2%
   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 (Virginia Rocca Barton Elementary)33.635.2
 1.6%
   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 (Virginia Rocca Barton Elementary)10.921.6
 10.7%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Alisal Union)22.914.6
 8.3%
   5th Grade Mathematics (California)3833.4
 4.6%
5th Grade Science (Virginia Rocca Barton Elementary)3.614.8
 11.1%
   5th Grade Science (Alisal Union)13.214.2
 1%
   5th Grade Science (California)31.731.9
 0.1%
6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Virginia Rocca Barton Elementary)38.157.9
 19.8%
   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 (Virginia Rocca Barton Elementary)25.438.2
 12.7%
   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 Students757514
 32.1%
African American00
American Indian50
 100%
Asian22
Hispanic668500
 25.1%
Pacific Islander31
 66.7%
White456
 86.7%
Two or More Races345
 85.3%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients80.7%93%
 12.3%


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Virginia Rocca Barton Elementary ranks 3181st of 5868 California elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 2 stars out of 5.

Students who attend Virginia Rocca Barton Elementary usually go on to attend:

High : Everett Alvarez High

Students at Virginia Rocca Barton Elementary are 97% Hispanic, 1% White.

In the 2022-23 school year, 514 students attended Virginia Rocca Barton Elementary.


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