Ross (Betsy) Elementary

Summary:

Ross (Betsy) Elementary is a public elementary school in Anaheim, California, serving 874 students from kindergarten to 6th grade. The school faces several challenges, including a high percentage of socioeconomically disadvantaged students, lower academic performance compared to nearby schools and the state, and a significant increase in chronic absenteeism.

Academically, Ross (Betsy) Elementary's performance on the Smarter Balanced Assessments is generally lower than the Anaheim Elementary District and the state average. For example, in the 2022-2023 school year, the percentage of students proficient or better in English Language Arts/Literacy ranged from 20.41% (3rd grade) to 44.76% (6th grade), compared to the district's range of 24.53% to 29.96% and the state's range of 42.96% to 46.66%. Additionally, the school has experienced a significant increase in chronic absenteeism, rising from 7.7% in 2018-2019 to 34.7% in 2022-2023, which is notably higher than the state average of 14.3%.

When comparing Ross (Betsy) Elementary to nearby schools within the same district, such as Loara Elementary and Franklin (Benjamin) Elementary, the data shows that these schools generally outperform Ross (Betsy) Elementary in academic measures, have lower chronic absenteeism rates, and serve a lower percentage of students from low-income families. This suggests that the school and district may need to implement targeted interventions to support the unique needs of the student population and improve overall academic outcomes.


Detail:

Public K-6

 535 S. Walnut St.
       Anaheim, CA  92802-1450


(714) 517-8956

District: Anaheim Elementary

SchoolDigger Rank:
3936th of 5,868 California Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $7,046 Help


Students who attend Ross (Betsy) Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Ball Junior High
High:    Loara High

Student/teacher ratio:  22.1 Help
Number of students:  874

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
81.9%
Asian:
5.6%
White:
5.3%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  71.1% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Ross (Betsy) Elementary ranks worse than 67.1% of elementary schools in California. It also ranks 7th among 23 ranked elementary schools in the Anaheim Elementary School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 29.48. (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 Ross (Betsy) Elementary has the largest elementary school student body size in the Anaheim Elementary School District. Racial makeup is: Hispanic (81.9%), Asian (5.6%), White (5.3%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 71.1% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Ross (Betsy) Elementary is 22.1, which is the 8th best among 23 elementary schools in the Anaheim Elementary School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Ross (Betsy) Elementary is $7,046. 16 elementary schools in the Anaheim Elementary School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Ross (Betsy) Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Ross (Betsy) Elementary 3936th of 5868 California public elementary schools. (See Ross (Betsy) Elementary in the ranking list.)

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Anaheim Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Anaheim Elementary 1222nd of 1560 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Ross (Betsy) Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Ross (Betsy) Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 19.89 3940th 4809 18.1%
2005 18.67 4059th 4822 15.8%
2006 21.17 3907th 4818 18.9%
2007 19.76 4310th 5113 15.7%
2008 23.43 4085th 5113 20.1%
2009 25.07 4065th 5193 21.7%
2010 32.48 3659th 5314 31.1%
2011 33.73 3698th 5377 31.2%
2012 30.15 3943rd 5390 26.8%
2013 29.10 4120th 5530 25.5%
2015 16.85 4921st 5611 12.3%
2016 16.33 4926th 5614 12.3%
2017 18.29 4841st 5692 15.0%
2018 16.66 4954th 5662 12.5%
2019 19.68 4827th 5789 16.6%
2022 22.48 4603rd 5883 21.8%
2023 29.48 3925th 5848 32.9%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Ross (Betsy) Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 25.34 2694th 3246 17.0%
2019 27.79 2639th 3275 19.4%
2022 43.97 1540th 3311 53.5%
2023 41.89 1685th 3240 48.0%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Ross (Betsy) Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 38.60 1263rd 2416 47.7%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Ross (Betsy) Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 21.46 4368th 5084 14.1%
2019 23.75 4317th 5173 16.5%
2022 28.37 3963rd 5264 24.7%
2023 37.93 3232nd 5355 39.6%
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Rank History for Female students at Ross (Betsy) Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 14.13 4974th 5413 8.1%
2019 18.04 4791st 5492 12.8%
2022 25.12 4205th 5635 25.4%
2023 28.14 3936th 5595 29.7%
See the entire list of Best California Elementary Schools for Female Students!

Rank History for Disabled students at Ross (Betsy) Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 56.03 659th 2128 69.0%
2019 43.60 1175th 2585 54.5%
2022 32.42 1378th 2227 38.1%
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Rank History for Male students at Ross (Betsy) Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 20.47 4525th 5431 16.7%
2019 22.49 4425th 5510 19.7%
2022 21.53 4560th 5663 19.5%
2023 31.47 3635th 5627 35.4%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Ross (Betsy) Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 21.14 4173rd 4830 13.6%
2019 23.81 4123rd 4963 16.9%
2022 27.24 3934th 5084 22.6%
2023 36.46 3176th 5079 37.5%
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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.

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Enrollment information for Ross (Betsy) Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 183 3 16 139 0 n/a n/a 0 341
1989 172 2 32 145 0 n/a n/a 0 351
1990 150 3 51 257 2 n/a n/a 0 463
1991 129 5 40 173 0 n/a n/a 0 347
1992 191 20 59 283 4 n/a n/a 0 557
1993 154 16 44 305 0 n/a n/a 0 519
1994 151 21 57 341 2 n/a n/a 0 572
1995 123 18 63 508 3 n/a n/a 0 715
1996 123 18 63 508 3 n/a n/a 0 715
1997 119 14 38 567 2 n/a n/a 0 740
1998 100 9 35 568 1 n/a n/a 0 713
1999 97 11 38 590 1 n/a n/a 0 737
2000 60 8 41 418 1 n/a n/a 0 528
2001 105 15 55 935 2 n/a n/a 3 1115
2002 87 21 47 1000 3 n/a n/a 0 1158
2003 87 21 47 1000 3 n/a n/a 0 1158
2004 78 17 48 1067 1 n/a n/a 0 1211
2005 13 18 110 1059 2 n/a n/a 1 1203
2006 72 21 54 1027 3 n/a n/a 1 1178
2007 64 17 43 999 1 n/a n/a 2 1126
2008 61 14 46 1031 2 n/a n/a 0 1154
2009 61 10 45 1024 3 6 2 0 1151
2010 62 8 43 1021 1 8 0 0 1143
2011 59 8 39 970 1 7 2 0 1086
2012 45 9 45 991 1 8 4 0 1103
2013 35 7 47 959 0 5 14 0 1067
2014 33 2 48 950 0 4 7 0 1044
2015 30 3 46 917 0 6 7 0 1009
2016 32 7 42 847 1 6 14 0 949
2017 29 10 30 813 1 2 25 0 910
2018 33 7 37 760 2 1 29 0 869
2019 46 17 53 819 1 5 34 0 975
2020 62 16 57 834 2 3 36 0 1010
2021 56 18 46 783 3 5 35 0 946
2022 47 13 51 740 2 4 38 0 895
2023 46 17 49 716 0 5 41 0 874

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 Ross (Betsy) Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 341 13.0 26.2 n/a
1989 351 13.0 27.0 n/a
1990 463 18.0 25.7 n/a
1991 347 13.0 26.6 n/a
1992 557 13.2 42.1 33.2
1993 519 20.0 26.0 46.1
1994 572 22.0 26.0 66.8
1995 715 28.0 25.5 79
1996 715 28.0 25.5 79
1997 740 31.0 23.9 86.1
1998 713 34.5 20.7 86.7
1999 737 36.5 20.2 86.8
2000 528 25.3 20.9 84.7
2001 1115 49.5 22.5 87.1
2002 1158 51.0 22.7 91.7
2003 1158 51.0 22.7 91.7
2004 1211 55.0 22.0 87.2
2005 1203 55.0 21.9 86.5
2006 1178 52.5 22.4 87.5
2007 1126 49.0 23.0 86.4
2008 1154 56.5 20.4 84.1
2009 1151 52.5 20.7 84.3
2010 1143 54.5 20.9 94.4
2011 1086 n/a n/a 84
2012 1103 45.4 24.2 n/a
2013 1067 42.1 25.2 88.3
2014 1044 37.6 27.7 85.7
2015 1009 41.0 24.6 87.8
2016 949 41.0 23.1 83.8
2017 910 36.5 24.8 87.4
2018 869 34.5 25.1 88.8
2019 975 36.7 26.5 86.3
2020 1010 n/a n/a 85
2021 946 41.5 22.7 90
2022 895 42.5 21.0 76.6
2023 874 39.5 22.1 71.1

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 Ross (Betsy) Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 341 13.0 26.2 n/a
1989 351 13.0 27.0 n/a
1990 463 18.0 25.7 n/a
1991 347 13.0 26.6 n/a
1992 557 13.2 42.1 33.2
1993 519 20.0 26.0 46.1
1994 572 22.0 26.0 66.8
1995 715 28.0 25.5 79
1996 715 28.0 25.5 79
1997 740 31.0 23.9 86.1
1998 713 34.5 20.7 86.7
1999 737 36.5 20.2 86.8
2000 528 25.3 20.9 84.7
2001 1115 49.5 22.5 87.1
2002 1158 51.0 22.7 91.7
2003 1158 51.0 22.7 91.7
2004 1211 55.0 22.0 87.2
2005 1203 55.0 21.9 86.5
2006 1178 52.5 22.4 87.5
2007 1126 49.0 23.0 86.4
2008 1154 56.5 20.4 84.1
2009 1151 52.5 20.7 84.3
2010 1143 54.5 20.9 94.4
2011 1086 n/a n/a 84
2012 1103 45.4 24.2 n/a
2013 1067 42.1 25.2 88.3
2014 1044 37.6 27.7 85.7
2015 1009 41.0 24.6 87.8
2016 949 41.0 23.1 83.8
2017 910 36.5 24.8 87.4
2018 869 34.5 25.1 88.8
2019 975 36.7 26.5 86.3
2020 1010 n/a n/a 85
2021 946 41.5 22.7 90
2022 895 42.5 21.0 76.6
2023 874 39.5 22.1 71.1

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

Ross (Betsy) Elementary

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionConditionalPolioHepatitis BVaricellaDTPMMR
201299.0%0.0%0.0%1.0%99.0%99.0%100.0%99.0%99.0%
201398.0%0.0%0.0%2.0%99.0%99.0%99.0%99.0%98.0%
201497.0%0.0%0.0%3.0%97.0%99.0%99.0%97.0%97.0%
201598.0%0.0%0.0%2.0%98.0%99.0%100.0%98.0%98.0%
201698.0%1.0%0.0%2.0%99.0%98.0%99.0%98.0%99.0%
201796.0%0.0%1.0%2.0%97.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%96.0%≥99.0%
2018≥99.0%≤1.0%≤1.0%≤1.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%
201995.0%1.0%2.0%98.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%97.0%97.0%
202094.3%0.5%1.0%96.4%97.9%95.4%97.9%95.4%
202192.3%0.6%3.9%93.4%92.8%93.4%92.8%
202296.6%0.0%1.7%98.3%97.7%98.3%

Data source: California Department of Public Health
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Ross (Betsy) Elementary

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $7,046

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Ross (Betsy) Elementary

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 4827th of 5789 Elementary schoolsRanks 3925th of 5848 Elementary schools
 16.3%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Ross (Betsy) Elementary)26.120.4
 5.6%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Anaheim Elementary)31.824.5
 7.3%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.543
 5.6%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Ross (Betsy) Elementary)22.325
 2.7%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Anaheim Elementary)33.228.7
 4.5%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (California)50.245.1
 5.1%
4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Ross (Betsy) Elementary)27.123.7
 3.4%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Anaheim Elementary)32.627.6
 5%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)49.543.7
 5.7%
4th Grade Mathematics (Ross (Betsy) Elementary)26.923.5
 3.4%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Anaheim Elementary)3024.8
 5.2%
   4th Grade Mathematics (California)44.940.8
 4.1%
5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Ross (Betsy) Elementary)37.228.9
 8.3%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Anaheim Elementary)34.330.8
 3.5%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)51.746.7
 5%
5th Grade Mathematics (Ross (Betsy) Elementary)15.218.3
 3.2%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Anaheim Elementary)22.218.4
 3.8%
   5th Grade Mathematics (California)3833.4
 4.6%
5th Grade Science (Ross (Betsy) Elementary)11.415.7
 4.3%
   5th Grade Science (Anaheim Elementary)17.317.7
 0.4%
   5th Grade Science (California)31.731.9
 0.1%
6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Ross (Betsy) Elementary)39.744.8
 5.1%
   6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Anaheim Elementary)35.830
 5.8%
   6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.544.2
 4.3%
6th Grade Mathematics (Ross (Betsy) Elementary)2332.2
 9.1%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Anaheim Elementary)26.219.1
 7.1%
   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 Students975874
 10.4%
African American1717
American Indian10
 100%
Asian5349
 7.5%
Hispanic819716
 12.6%
Pacific Islander55
White4646
Two or More Races3441
 20.6%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients86.3%71.1%
 15.2%


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In the 2022-23 school year, 874 students attended Ross (Betsy) Elementary.

Students at Ross (Betsy) Elementary are 82% Hispanic, 6% Asian, 5% White, 5% Two or more races, 2% African American.

Students who attend Ross (Betsy) Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : Ball Junior High
High : Loara High

Ross (Betsy) Elementary ranks 3936th of 5868 California elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 2 stars out of 5.


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