Learning in an Urban Community with High Achievement (L.U.C.H.A.)

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Learning in an Urban Community with High Achievement (L.U.C.H.A.) is an elementary school in San Jose, California, serving students from kindergarten to 5th grade. The school has a predominantly Hispanic student population, making up around 92% of the student body, with a significant Asian population as well.

Despite its name, L.U.C.H.A. faces significant challenges, particularly in terms of chronic absenteeism and academic performance. The school has experienced a sharp increase in chronic absenteeism, rising from 6.0% in 2017-2018 to 22.3% in 2022-2023, which is notably higher than nearby schools like Adelante Dual Language Academy II (10.3%), A.J. Dorsa Elementary (25.8%), and San Antonio Elementary (20.4%). Academically, L.U.C.H.A. students consistently perform below the state and district averages in Smarter Balanced Assessments for English Language Arts and Mathematics, with only 27.54% and 15.86% of students, respectively, being proficient or better in these subjects.

The school's struggles are further exacerbated by the high percentage of students from low-income families, with around 78% of students qualifying for free or reduced-price lunch. This socioeconomic factor likely contributes to the school's challenges, as evidenced by the consistently low rankings for various student subgroups, such as female students, male students, Hispanic students, English Language Learners, and students from low socioeconomic backgrounds. Despite these challenges, there are some bright spots, such as the 5th-grade students at L.U.C.H.A. performing better in English Language Arts compared to the lower grades, suggesting potential opportunities to learn from their practices and strategies.


Detail:

Public K-5

 1711 E. San Antonio St.
       San Jose, CA  95116-3041


(408) 928-8300

District: Alum Rock Union Elementary

SchoolDigger Rank:
4546th of 5,868 California Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $13,559 Help


Student/teacher ratio:  21.7 Help
Number of students:  261

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
92.0%
Asian:
5.4%
White:
1.1%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  78.2% Help


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Compare Details Learning in an Urban Community with High Achievement (L.U.C.H.A.) ranks worse than 77.5% of elementary schools in California. It also ranks 7th among 16 ranked elementary schools in the Alum Rock Union Elementary School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 23.05. (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 (92%), Asian (5.4%), White (1.1%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 78.2% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Learning in an Urban Community with High Achievement (L.U.C.H.A.) is 21.7. 11 elementary schools in the Alum Rock Union Elementary School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Learning in an Urban Community with High Achievement (L.U.C.H.A.) employs 12 full-time teachers.
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Learning in an Urban Community with High Achievement (L.U.C.H.A.) is $13,559. 15 elementary schools in the Alum Rock Union Elementary School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Learning in an Urban Community with High Achievement (L.U.C.H.A.):

SchoolDigger ranks Learning in an Urban Community with High Achievement (L.U.C.H.A.) 4546th of 5868 California public elementary schools. (See Learning in an Urban Community with High Achievement (L.U.C.H.A.) in the ranking list.)

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Alum Rock Union Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Alum Rock Union Elementary 1319th of 1560 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for all students at Learning in an Urban Community with High Achievement (L.U.C.H.A.)

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2007 87.49 648th 5113 87.3%
2008 53.76 2179th 5113 57.4%
2009 48.05 2606th 5193 49.8%
2010 20.22 4585th 5314 13.7%
2011 30.04 3975th 5377 26.1%
2012 34.21 3645th 5390 32.4%
2013 33.92 3745th 5530 32.3%
2015 25.61 4077th 5611 27.3%
2016 31.47 3647th 5614 35.0%
2017 40.23 3091st 5692 45.7%
2018 37.57 3302nd 5662 41.7%
2019 40.79 3146th 5789 45.7%
2022 26.72 4175th 5883 29.0%
2023 23.05 4531st 5848 22.5%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Learning in an Urban Community with High Achievement (L.U.C.H.A.)

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 26.01 2656th 3246 18.2%
2022 22.34 3090th 3311 6.7%
2023 37.49 1971st 3240 39.2%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Learning in an Urban Community with High Achievement (L.U.C.H.A.)

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 43.00 2814th 5084 44.6%
2019 53.56 2169th 5173 58.1%
2022 30.19 3826th 5264 27.3%
2023 18.14 4811th 5355 10.2%
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Rank History for Female students at Learning in an Urban Community with High Achievement (L.U.C.H.A.)

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 43.59 2853rd 5413 47.3%
2019 46.08 2725th 5492 50.4%
2022 21.66 4544th 5635 19.4%
2023 15.10 5113th 5595 8.6%
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Rank History for Male students at Learning in an Urban Community with High Achievement (L.U.C.H.A.)

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 30.32 3673rd 5431 32.4%
2019 36.04 3314th 5510 39.9%
2022 35.36 3327th 5663 41.3%
2023 32.98 3529th 5627 37.3%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Learning in an Urban Community with High Achievement (L.U.C.H.A.)

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 46.78 2415th 4830 50.0%
2019 51.35 2199th 4963 55.7%
2022 28.83 3802nd 5084 25.2%
2023 26.39 3990th 5079 21.4%
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 Learning in an Urban Community with High Achievement (L.U.C.H.A.)

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2005 4 2 8 105 0 n/a n/a 0 119
2006 5 6 9 177 0 n/a n/a 0 197
2007 4 12 11 201 0 n/a n/a 0 228
2008 6 11 12 198 n/a n/a n/a 0 227
2009 2 11 13 200 0 0 0 0 226
2010 3 14 12 197 0 0 0 0 226
2011 2 7 19 201 0 2 0 0 231
2012 1 6 25 190 0 5 2 0 229
2013 3 3 24 196 0 4 2 0 232
2014 2 5 24 206 0 3 2 0 242
2015 1 4 20 210 0 3 5 0 243
2016 2 5 21 215 0 3 3 0 249
2017 2 5 25 252 0 2 3 0 289
2018 2 4 19 274 0 2 4 0 305
2019 3 1 14 260 0 2 3 0 283
2020 3 2 14 248 0 1 1 0 269
2021 4 1 17 252 0 0 1 0 275
2022 4 0 16 227 0 0 1 0 248
2023 3 1 14 240 0 1 2 0 261

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 Learning in an Urban Community with High Achievement (L.U.C.H.A.)

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2005 119 6.0 19.8 87.4
2006 197 10.0 19.7 98.5
2007 228 11.0 20.7 82.9
2008 227 14.5 15.7 98.7
2009 226 11.0 18.8 98.7
2010 226 11.0 20.5 82.3
2011 231 n/a n/a 80.5
2012 229 12.8 17.7 n/a
2013 232 12.3 18.7 98.7
2014 242 11.0 22.0 83.1
2015 243 11.0 22.0 86.4
2016 249 11.0 22.6 88
2017 289 13.0 22.2 88.2
2018 305 13.0 23.4 79.3
2019 283 12.0 23.5 79.5
2020 269 n/a n/a 80.7
2021 275 12.0 22.9 79.6
2022 248 11.2 22.1 77.4
2023 261 12.0 21.7 78.2

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 Learning in an Urban Community with High Achievement (L.U.C.H.A.)

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2005 119 6.0 19.8 87.4
2006 197 10.0 19.7 98.5
2007 228 11.0 20.7 82.9
2008 227 14.5 15.7 98.7
2009 226 11.0 18.8 98.7
2010 226 11.0 20.5 82.3
2011 231 n/a n/a 80.5
2012 229 12.8 17.7 n/a
2013 232 12.3 18.7 98.7
2014 242 11.0 22.0 83.1
2015 243 11.0 22.0 86.4
2016 249 11.0 22.6 88
2017 289 13.0 22.2 88.2
2018 305 13.0 23.4 79.3
2019 283 12.0 23.5 79.5
2020 269 n/a n/a 80.7
2021 275 12.0 22.9 79.6
2022 248 11.2 22.1 77.4
2023 261 12.0 21.7 78.2

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

Learning in an Urban Community with High Achievement (L.U.C.H.A.)

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionConditionalPolioHepatitis BVaricellaDTPMMR
201280.0%0.0%0.0%20.0%88.0%98.0%95.0%90.0%90.0%
201390.0%0.0%0.0%10.0%100.0%98.0%100.0%93.0%100.0%
2014100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%
201595.0%0.0%0.0%5.0%98.0%100.0%100.0%95.0%98.0%
201696.0%0.0%0.0%4.0%96.0%96.0%96.0%96.0%96.0%
201797.0%0.0%0.0%3.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%97.0%
201897.0%0.0%0.0%3.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%97.0%≥98.0%
2019≥98.0%≤2.0%≤2.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%
202096.7%0.0%0.0%96.7%
202185.7%0.0%0.0%92.9%91.1%92.9%92.9%92.9%

Data source: California Department of Public Health
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Learning in an Urban Community with High Achievement (L.U.C.H.A.)

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $13,558

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Learning in an Urban Community with High Achievement (L.U.C.H.A.)

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 3146th of 5789 Elementary schoolsRanks 4531st of 5848 Elementary schools
 23.1%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Learning in an Urban Community with High Achievement (L.U.C.H.A.))31.821.6
 10.3%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Alum Rock Union Elementary)34.421.7
 12.7%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.543
 5.6%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Learning in an Urban Community with High Achievement (L.U.C.H.A.))52.315.1
 37.2%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Alum Rock Union Elementary)3928.9
 10.1%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (California)50.245.1
 5.1%
4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Learning in an Urban Community with High Achievement (L.U.C.H.A.))46.525.5
 21%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Alum Rock Union Elementary)36.123.9
 12.2%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)49.543.7
 5.7%
4th Grade Mathematics (Learning in an Urban Community with High Achievement (L.U.C.H.A.))46.511.8
 34.8%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Alum Rock Union Elementary)29.222.1
 7.1%
   4th Grade Mathematics (California)44.940.8
 4.1%
5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Learning in an Urban Community with High Achievement (L.U.C.H.A.))42.537.5
 5%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Alum Rock Union Elementary)40.131.9
 8.2%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)51.746.7
 5%
5th Grade Mathematics (Learning in an Urban Community with High Achievement (L.U.C.H.A.))3522
 13.1%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Alum Rock Union Elementary)27.719
 8.8%
   5th Grade Mathematics (California)3833.4
 4.6%
5th Grade Science (Learning in an Urban Community with High Achievement (L.U.C.H.A.))17.529.3
 11.8%
   5th Grade Science (Alum Rock Union Elementary)19.916.7
 3.2%
   5th Grade Science (California)31.731.9
 0.1%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students283261
 7.8%
African American11
American Indian00
Asian1414
Hispanic260240
 7.7%
Pacific Islander21
 50%
White33
Two or More Races32
 33.3%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients79.5%78.2%
 1.3%


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In the 2022-23 school year, 261 students attended Learning in an Urban Community with High Achievement (L.U.C.H.A.).

Students at Learning in an Urban Community with High Achievement (L.U.C.H.A.) are 92% Hispanic, 5% Asian, 1% White.

Learning in an Urban Community with High Achievement (L.U.C.H.A.) ranks in the bottom 22.5% of California elementary schools.


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