River Montessori Elementary Charter

Summary:

River Montessori Elementary Charter is a public charter elementary school in Petaluma, California, serving 137 students from kindergarten to 6th grade. The school is part of the Old Adobe Union district, which is ranked 284 out of 1,560 districts in the state and has a rating of 4 out of 5 stars.

River Montessori Elementary Charter consistently outperforms the state average in Smarter Balanced Assessments for English Language Arts/Literacy and Mathematics, with 71.88% of students proficient or better in ELA and 43.75% in Math, compared to the state averages of 46.66% and 34.62%, respectively. The school also excels in Science, with 56.25% of students proficient or better on the CAST assessment, well above the state average of 30.18%. This strong academic performance sets Old Adobe Elementary Charter, Live Oak Charter, and the Petaluma City Elementary schools apart from the nearby competition.

River Montessori Elementary Charter also has a more diverse student population compared to some of the nearby schools, with 58.39% White, 18.98% Hispanic, 5.11% Asian, and 15.33% two or more races. This diversity is higher than Grant Elementary, which has a student population that is 75.07% White. However, the school's chronic absenteeism rate of 39.0% is significantly higher than the nearby schools, which range from 14.6% to 27.7%. This is an area of concern that the school should investigate further to identify and address the underlying causes.


Detail:

Public, Charter K-6

 3880 Cypress Dr. Ste. B
       Petaluma, CA  94954-5613


(707) 778-6414

District: River Montessori Elementary Charter District

SchoolDigger Rank:
1346th of 5,874 California Elementary Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  19.7 Help
Number of students:  137

Racial breakdown:

White:
58.4%
Hispanic:
19.0%
Two or more races:
15.3%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  19.7% Help


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Compare Details River Montessori Elementary Charter ranks better than 77.1% of elementary schools in California. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 75.64. (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.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

River Montessori Elementary Charter:

SchoolDigger ranks River Montessori Elementary Charter 1346th of 5874 California public elementary schools. (See River Montessori Elementary Charter in the ranking list.)

Elementary School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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River Montessori Elementary Charter District:

SchoolDigger ranks River Montessori Elementary Charter District 286th of 1563 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for River Montessori Elementary Charter

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Rank History for all students at River Montessori Elementary Charter

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 32.19 3758th 5789 35.1%
2022 86.38 882nd 5883 85.0%
2023 75.64 1346th 5874 77.1%
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Rank History for Male students at River Montessori Elementary Charter

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 22.38 4438th 5510 19.5%
2022 98.22 63rd 5663 98.9%
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Rank History for White students at River Montessori Elementary Charter

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 35.30 1992nd 2834 29.7%
2023 54.95 1286th 2662 51.7%
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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 River Montessori Elementary Charter

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2019 104 4 2 49 0 0 23 0 182
2020 105 5 4 42 0 0 19 0 175
2021 96 3 5 31 0 1 20 0 156
2022 80 3 6 25 0 0 14 0 128
2023 80 3 7 26 0 0 21 0 137

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 River Montessori Elementary Charter

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2019 182 7.0 26.0 25.3
2020 175 n/a n/a 30.3
2021 156 7.0 22.2 18.6
2022 128 7.0 18.2 21.9
2023 137 6.9 19.7 19.7

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 River Montessori Elementary Charter

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2019 182 7.0 26.0 25.3
2020 175 n/a n/a 30.3
2021 156 7.0 22.2 18.6
2022 128 7.0 18.2 21.9
2023 137 6.9 19.7 19.7

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

River Montessori Elementary Charter

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YearCompletely ImmunizedMedical ExemptionConditionalPolioHepatitis BVaricellaDTPMMR
202085.0%12.5%0.0%85.0%85.0%85.0%85.0%85.0%
202192.3%2.6%5.1%92.3%

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

Impact of COVID-19 on River Montessori Elementary Charter

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 3758th of 5789 Elementary schoolsRanks 1346th of 5874 Elementary schools
 42%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (River Montessori Elementary Charter)47.662.5
 14.9%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.543
 5.6%
3rd Grade Mathematics (River Montessori Elementary Charter)23.850
 26.2%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (California)50.245.1
 5.1%
4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (River Montessori Elementary Charter)40.975
 34.1%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)49.543.7
 5.7%
4th Grade Mathematics (River Montessori Elementary Charter)22.733.3
 10.6%
   4th Grade Mathematics (California)44.940.8
 4.1%
5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (River Montessori Elementary Charter)41.275
 33.8%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)51.746.7
 5%
5th Grade Mathematics (River Montessori Elementary Charter)5.925
 19.1%
   5th Grade Mathematics (California)3833.4
 4.6%
5th Grade Science (River Montessori Elementary Charter)23.556.3
 32.7%
   5th Grade Science (California)31.731.9
 0.1%
6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (River Montessori Elementary Charter)73.383.3
 10%
   6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.544.2
 4.3%
6th Grade Mathematics (River Montessori Elementary Charter)2066.7
 46.7%
   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 Students182137
 24.7%
African American43
 25%
American Indian00
Asian27
 250%
Hispanic4926
 46.9%
Pacific Islander00
White10480
 23.1%
Two or More Races2321
 8.7%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients25.3%19.7%
 5.6%


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River Montessori Elementary Charter ranks 1346th of 5874 California elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.

Students at River Montessori Elementary Charter are 58% White, 19% Hispanic, 15% Two or more races, 5% Asian, 2% African American.

In the 2022-23 school year, 137 students attended River Montessori Elementary Charter.


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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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