Banyan Elementary

Summary:

Banyan Elementary is a public elementary school in Alta Loma, California, serving 603 students from kindergarten to 6th grade. This high-performing school consistently ranks among the top elementary schools in the state, with strong academic achievement and low chronic absenteeism rates.

Banyan Elementary's students demonstrate impressive proficiency in English Language Arts and Mathematics, significantly outperforming the state and Alta Loma Elementary district averages. The school's diverse student population includes a large Hispanic student subgroup that performs exceptionally well, ranking in the top 300 California elementary schools in core academic subjects. Banyan Elementary also has a relatively low student-teacher ratio of 26:1, compared to some nearby schools.

While Banyan Elementary has a higher percentage of students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch compared to some neighboring schools, it maintains a strong academic record. The school's diverse student body, with a higher proportion of Hispanic and Asian students than nearby Carleton P. Lightfoot Elementary and Caryn Elementary, is another notable feature of this high-performing institution.


Detail:

Public K-6

 10900 Mirador Dr.
       Alta Loma, CA  91737-6993


(909) 484-5080

District: Alta Loma Elementary

SchoolDigger Rank:
901st of 5,868 California Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $7,374 Help


Students who attend Banyan Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Vineyard Junior High
High:    Los Osos High

Student/teacher ratio:  26.0 Help
Number of students:  603

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
48.8%
White:
20.6%
Asian:
16.9%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  39.6% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Banyan Elementary ranks better than 84.6% of elementary schools in California. It also ranks 3rd among 8 ranked elementary schools in the Alta Loma Elementary School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 86.3. (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 Student population at Banyan Elementary is diverse. Racial makeup is: Hispanic (48.8%), White (20.6%), Asian (16.9%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 39.6% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Banyan Elementary is 26. 5 elementary schools in the Alta Loma Elementary School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Banyan Elementary is $7,374, which is the 3rd highest among 8 elementary schools in the Alta Loma Elementary School District.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Banyan Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Banyan Elementary 901st of 5868 California public elementary schools. (See Banyan Elementary in the ranking list.)

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Alta Loma Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Alta Loma Elementary 206th of 1560 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Banyan Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Banyan Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 77.50 1005th 4809 79.1%
2005 74.47 1147th 4822 76.2%
2006 72.21 1250th 4818 74.1%
2007 76.20 1128th 5113 77.9%
2008 78.19 1056th 5113 79.3%
2009 84.59 771st 5193 85.2%
2010 75.30 1214th 5314 77.2%
2011 75.45 1233rd 5377 77.1%
2012 66.93 1679th 5390 68.8%
2013 81.77 966th 5530 82.5%
2015 81.36 1064th 5611 81.0%
2016 87.43 765th 5614 86.4%
2017 89.17 684th 5692 88.0%
2018 90.96 573rd 5662 89.9%
2019 88.73 719th 5789 87.6%
2022 90.11 685th 5883 88.4%
2023 86.30 894th 5848 84.7%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Banyan Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 89.19 319th 5084 93.7%
2019 75.53 899th 5173 82.6%
2022 90.51 329th 5264 93.8%
2023 91.47 329th 5355 93.9%
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Rank History for Female students at Banyan Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 91.58 468th 5413 91.4%
2019 87.98 662nd 5492 87.9%
2022 87.70 744th 5635 86.8%
2023 88.31 726th 5595 87.0%
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Rank History for Male students at Banyan Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 87.97 684th 5431 87.4%
2019 87.49 714th 5510 87.0%
2022 89.41 662nd 5663 88.3%
2023 78.68 1137th 5627 79.8%
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Rank History for Asian students at Banyan Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 60.81 552nd 1149 52.0%
2022 74.59 287th 1154 75.1%
2023 53.28 693rd 1183 41.4%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Banyan Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 90.94 275th 4830 94.3%
2019 88.32 372nd 4963 92.5%
2022 93.28 252nd 5084 95.0%
2023 91.45 300th 5079 94.1%
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Rank History for White students at Banyan Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 88.02 151st 2737 94.5%
2019 84.75 280th 2834 90.1%
2022 78.19 516th 2726 81.1%
2023 72.80 702nd 2659 73.6%
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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.

Banyan Elementary Test Scores
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Enrollment information for Banyan Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1998 143 24 23 38 2 n/a n/a 0 230
1999 165 33 36 37 0 n/a n/a 0 271
2000 185 41 42 46 0 n/a n/a 0 314
2001 428 84 78 142 0 n/a n/a 15 747
2002 425 131 81 163 5 n/a n/a 41 846
2003 425 131 81 163 5 n/a n/a 41 846
2004 333 106 80 140 1 n/a n/a 129 789
2005 297 94 79 142 1 n/a n/a 153 766
2006 265 84 78 158 0 n/a n/a 131 716
2007 244 71 71 167 0 n/a n/a 114 667
2008 221 57 62 153 n/a n/a n/a 0 493
2009 193 52 63 162 0 2 138 0 610
2010 241 82 76 196 4 7 6 0 612
2011 238 82 87 227 9 8 7 0 658
2012 227 81 84 261 5 8 6 0 672
2013 221 79 89 261 4 6 9 0 669
2014 205 73 70 282 3 5 11 0 649
2015 187 77 70 277 3 7 10 0 631
2016 193 68 92 242 5 3 9 0 612
2017 188 63 88 261 4 2 5 0 611
2018 183 56 93 277 3 2 7 0 621
2019 175 55 103 272 3 1 6 0 615
2020 193 54 111 300 3 1 7 0 669
2021 144 46 94 285 1 1 37 0 608
2022 138 43 86 285 1 1 29 0 583
2023 124 46 102 294 1 3 33 0 603

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 Banyan Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1998 230 10.0 23.0 16.1
1999 271 11.0 24.6 12.2
2000 314 13.0 24.2 13.4
2001 747 32.0 23.3 11.5
2002 846 34.0 24.9 14.7
2003 846 34.0 24.9 14.7
2004 789 32.0 24.7 17.3
2005 766 31.0 24.7 18.6
2006 716 30.0 23.9 20.2
2007 667 28.0 23.8 22.4
2008 493 28.5 17.3 26.8
2009 610 25.0 23.5 25.4
2010 612 25.0 24.4 30.4
2011 658 n/a n/a 34
2012 672 26.2 25.6 n/a
2013 669 25.0 26.7 33
2014 649 25.5 25.4 34.5
2015 631 24.0 26.2 31.9
2016 612 22.0 27.8 35.9
2017 611 22.5 27.0 33.1
2018 621 24.5 25.2 39.9
2019 615 24.0 25.5 37.2
2020 669 n/a n/a 43.9
2021 608 26.5 22.9 35.7
2022 583 25.0 23.3 37.4
2023 603 23.1 26.0 39.6

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 Banyan Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1998 230 10.0 23.0 16.1
1999 271 11.0 24.6 12.2
2000 314 13.0 24.2 13.4
2001 747 32.0 23.3 11.5
2002 846 34.0 24.9 14.7
2003 846 34.0 24.9 14.7
2004 789 32.0 24.7 17.3
2005 766 31.0 24.7 18.6
2006 716 30.0 23.9 20.2
2007 667 28.0 23.8 22.4
2008 493 28.5 17.3 26.8
2009 610 25.0 23.5 25.4
2010 612 25.0 24.4 30.4
2011 658 n/a n/a 34
2012 672 26.2 25.6 n/a
2013 669 25.0 26.7 33
2014 649 25.5 25.4 34.5
2015 631 24.0 26.2 31.9
2016 612 22.0 27.8 35.9
2017 611 22.5 27.0 33.1
2018 621 24.5 25.2 39.9
2019 615 24.0 25.5 37.2
2020 669 n/a n/a 43.9
2021 608 26.5 22.9 35.7
2022 583 25.0 23.3 37.4
2023 603 23.1 26.0 39.6

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

Banyan Elementary

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionConditionalPolioHepatitis BVaricellaDTPMMR
201293.0%4.0%1.0%1.0%95.0%95.0%95.0%95.0%93.0%
201392.0%8.0%0.0%0.0%92.0%92.0%92.0%92.0%92.0%
201491.0%5.0%0.0%4.0%92.0%92.0%92.0%91.0%91.0%
201584.0%4.0%0.0%12.0%90.0%91.0%91.0%91.0%87.0%
201695.0%3.0%0.0%1.0%97.0%97.0%97.0%95.0%97.0%
201797.0%1.0%0.0%2.0%≥98.0%97.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%
201897.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%97.0%
201996.0%0.0%2.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%96.0%97.0%
202092.7%2.1%0.0%93.8%96.9%95.8%93.8%92.7%
202197.4%0.0%0.0%97.4%
202295.5%0.0%0.0%96.6%96.6%

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

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $7,374

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Banyan Elementary

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 719th of 5789 Elementary schoolsRanks 894th of 5848 Elementary schools
 2.9%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Banyan Elementary)64.560.6
 3.9%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Alta Loma Elementary)61.665.2
 3.6%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.543
 5.6%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Banyan Elementary)67.761.1
 6.7%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Alta Loma Elementary)65.563.6
 1.8%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (California)50.245.1
 5.1%
4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Banyan Elementary)77.273.6
 3.6%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Alta Loma Elementary)66.964.6
 2.3%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)49.543.7
 5.7%
4th Grade Mathematics (Banyan Elementary)84.864.5
 20.3%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Alta Loma Elementary)71.561.7
 9.8%
   4th Grade Mathematics (California)44.940.8
 4.1%
5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Banyan Elementary)74.775.3
 0.6%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Alta Loma Elementary)66.767.8
 1%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)51.746.7
 5%
5th Grade Mathematics (Banyan Elementary)6751.2
 15.8%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Alta Loma Elementary)5248.8
 3.2%
   5th Grade Mathematics (California)3833.4
 4.6%
5th Grade Science (Banyan Elementary)48.451.2
 2.9%
   5th Grade Science (Alta Loma Elementary)43.449.5
 6.1%
   5th Grade Science (California)31.731.9
 0.1%
6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Banyan Elementary)75.372.7
 2.6%
   6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Alta Loma Elementary)69.367.1
 2.2%
   6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.544.2
 4.3%
6th Grade Mathematics (Banyan Elementary)69.153.1
 16.1%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Alta Loma Elementary)60.953.9
 7%
   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 Students615603
 2%
African American5546
 16.4%
American Indian31
 66.7%
Asian103102
 1%
Hispanic272294
 8.1%
Pacific Islander13
 200%
White175124
 29.1%
Two or More Races633
 450%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients37.2%39.6%
 2.4%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Banyan Elementary

In the 2022-23 school year, 603 students attended Banyan Elementary.

Banyan Elementary ranks 901st of 5868 California elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.

Students at Banyan Elementary are 49% Hispanic, 21% White, 17% Asian, 8% African American, 5% Two or more races.

Students who attend Banyan Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : Vineyard Junior High
High : Los Osos High


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