Arellanes (Don Juan Bautista) Elementary

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Arellanes (Don Juan Bautista) Elementary is a public elementary school in Santa Maria, California, serving students from kindergarten to 6th grade. This school stands out for its high concentration of Hispanic students, lower academic performance compared to nearby schools, and challenges with chronic absenteeism and poverty among its student population.

Arellanes has a significantly higher percentage of Hispanic students (96.59%) compared to the surrounding schools, which range from 51.47% to 97.9% Hispanic. Academically, the school consistently ranks in the bottom 30% of California elementary schools, with a statewide ranking between 3938 and 5309 out of around 5,800 schools. This is lower than the nearby Joe Nightingale Elementary, Alice Shaw Elementary, and other schools in the Orcutt Union Elementary School District, which generally rank in the middle to upper third of California elementary schools. Arellanes also has a high chronic absenteeism rate, ranging from 3.5% to 37.8%, significantly higher than the 11.2% to 27.7% range of nearby schools.

Despite these challenges, Arellanes has shown some signs of improvement, with increases in the percentage of students proficient or better in English Language Arts/Literacy and Mathematics over the past year. The school's performance also varies by student subgroup, with its English Language Learner, Hispanic, and low socioeconomic status students performing better than the overall school average. Addressing the underlying factors of poverty and attendance may be crucial to driving further improvements in student outcomes at Arellanes (Don Juan Bautista) Elementary.


Detail:

Public K-6

 1890 Sandalwood Dr.
       Santa Maria, CA  93455-2846


(805) 361-6860

District: Santa Maria-Bonita

SchoolDigger Rank:
3954th of 5,874 California Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $9,171 Help


Students who attend Arellanes (Don Juan Bautista) Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Arellanes Junior High

Student/teacher ratio:  19.5 Help
Number of students:  293

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
96.6%
White:
3.1%
American Indian:
0.3%

Free/discounted lunch recipients:  89.4% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Arellanes (Don Juan Bautista) Elementary ranks worse than 67.3% of elementary schools in California. It also ranks 5th among 16 ranked elementary schools in the Santa Maria-Bonita School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 29.32. (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 Arellanes (Don Juan Bautista) Elementary has the smallest elementary school student body size in the Santa Maria-Bonita School District. Racial makeup is: Hispanic (96.6%), White (3.1%), American Indian (0.3%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 89.4% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Arellanes (Don Juan Bautista) Elementary is 19.5, which is the lowest among 16 elementary schools in the Santa Maria-Bonita School District! (See more...)
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Compare Arellanes (Don Juan Bautista) Elementary employs 14.9 full-time teachers.
Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Arellanes (Don Juan Bautista) Elementary is $9,171, which is the highest among 16 elementary schools in the Santa Maria-Bonita School District!
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Arellanes (Don Juan Bautista) Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Arellanes (Don Juan Bautista) Elementary 3954th of 5874 California public elementary schools. (See Arellanes (Don Juan Bautista) Elementary in the ranking list.)

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Santa Maria-Bonita:

SchoolDigger ranks Santa Maria-Bonita 1382nd of 1563 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Arellanes (Don Juan Bautista) Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Arellanes (Don Juan Bautista) Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 22.16 3763rd 4809 21.8%
2005 24.92 3625th 4822 24.8%
2006 16.39 4261st 4818 11.6%
2007 21.21 4200th 5113 17.9%
2008 13.99 4713th 5113 7.8%
2009 19.53 4460th 5193 14.1%
2010 16.69 4801st 5314 9.7%
2011 9.79 5225th 5377 2.8%
2012 20.71 4600th 5390 14.7%
2013 20.51 4700th 5530 15.0%
2015 18.17 4823rd 5611 14.0%
2016 13.00 5215th 5614 7.1%
2017 12.71 5309th 5692 6.7%
2018 18.29 4824th 5662 14.8%
2019 20.22 4781st 5789 17.4%
2022 24.69 4384th 5883 25.5%
2023 29.32 3954th 5874 32.7%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Arellanes (Don Juan Bautista) Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 36.81 1947th 3246 40.0%
2019 17.54 3259th 3275 0.5%
2022 45.03 1464th 3311 55.8%
2023 54.00 1010th 3250 68.9%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Arellanes (Don Juan Bautista) Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 26.52 4016th 5084 21.0%
2019 32.13 3709th 5173 28.3%
2022 28.25 3977th 5264 24.4%
2023 38.19 3211th 5374 40.2%
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Rank History for Female students at Arellanes (Don Juan Bautista) Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 18.98 4620th 5413 14.6%
2019 17.11 4862nd 5492 11.5%
2022 22.48 4457th 5635 20.9%
2023 32.01 3578th 5617 36.3%
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Rank History for Male students at Arellanes (Don Juan Bautista) Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 19.37 4631st 5431 14.7%
2019 24.83 4205th 5510 23.7%
2022 29.30 3843rd 5663 32.1%
2023 28.59 3909th 5650 30.8%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Arellanes (Don Juan Bautista) Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 24.32 3950th 4830 18.2%
2019 27.39 3870th 4963 22.0%
2022 33.92 3380th 5084 33.5%
2023 38.63 3018th 5098 40.8%
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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 Arellanes (Don Juan Bautista) Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1989 83 13 15 196 5 n/a n/a 0 312
1990 65 13 17 170 6 n/a n/a 0 271
1991 58 10 15 190 4 n/a n/a 0 277
1992 66 4 11 171 5 n/a n/a 0 257
1993 69 2 8 179 4 n/a n/a 0 262
1994 74 3 5 176 2 n/a n/a 0 260
1995 101 8 14 264 4 n/a n/a 0 391
1996 101 8 14 264 4 n/a n/a 0 391
1997 110 9 16 349 6 n/a n/a 0 490
1998 94 11 16 363 7 n/a n/a 0 491
1999 104 15 14 615 8 n/a n/a 0 756
2000 129 15 19 733 3 n/a n/a 0 899
2001 108 16 25 699 4 n/a n/a 4 856
2002 39 2 12 290 1 n/a n/a 0 344
2003 39 2 12 290 1 n/a n/a 0 344
2004 36 3 12 296 1 n/a n/a 0 348
2005 28 0 9 240 5 n/a n/a 0 282
2006 26 1 7 219 6 n/a n/a 0 259
2007 18 3 4 245 5 n/a n/a 0 275
2008 22 5 3 240 5 n/a n/a 0 275
2009 12 0 3 228 4 1 0 0 248
2010 15 1 4 260 3 1 0 0 284
2011 10 1 4 277 1 0 0 0 293
2012 11 1 4 269 1 0 0 0 286
2013 9 0 3 269 1 0 2 0 284
2014 10 0 3 260 2 0 2 0 277
2015 10 0 2 275 3 0 2 0 292
2016 12 0 2 277 2 0 2 0 295
2017 12 0 2 278 2 0 0 0 294
2018 8 0 1 300 2 0 2 0 313
2019 7 0 1 275 1 0 0 0 284
2020 6 0 2 273 1 0 0 0 282
2021 6 0 1 264 1 0 2 0 274
2022 7 0 0 277 1 0 0 0 285
2023 9 0 0 283 1 0 0 0 293

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 Arellanes (Don Juan Bautista) Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 312 11.7 26.6 n/a
1990 271 13.0 20.8 n/a
1991 277 11.5 24.0 n/a
1992 257 11.7 21.9 75.9
1993 262 10.5 25.0 79.4
1994 260 9.5 27.4 82.7
1995 391 15.8 24.7 94.9
1996 391 15.8 24.7 94.9
1997 490 21.8 22.5 84.3
1998 491 22.8 21.5 83.1
1999 756 34.8 21.7 85.8
2000 899 40.0 22.5 84.2
2001 856 43.0 19.9 85.2
2002 344 15.0 22.9 78.5
2003 344 15.0 22.9 78.5
2004 348 16.8 20.7 83
2005 282 12.0 23.5 77
2006 259 13.5 19.2 81.9
2007 275 13.1 21.0 85.8
2008 275 14.0 19.6 83.3
2009 248 11.0 18.2 76.6
2010 284 9.5 29.8 85.9
2011 293 n/a n/a 82.3
2012 286 12.5 22.8 n/a
2013 284 12.5 22.7 89.8
2014 277 12.2 22.7 71.8
2015 292 12.0 24.3 86.6
2016 295 13.0 22.6 87.5
2017 294 12.5 23.5 82.3
2018 313 17.1 18.2 92
2019 284 14.6 19.3 84.5
2020 282 n/a n/a 92.6
2021 274 13.2 20.7 91.2
2022 285 13.5 21.1 87.4
2023 293 14.9 19.5 89.4

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 Arellanes (Don Juan Bautista) Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 312 11.7 26.6 n/a
1990 271 13.0 20.8 n/a
1991 277 11.5 24.0 n/a
1992 257 11.7 21.9 75.9
1993 262 10.5 25.0 79.4
1994 260 9.5 27.4 82.7
1995 391 15.8 24.7 94.9
1996 391 15.8 24.7 94.9
1997 490 21.8 22.5 84.3
1998 491 22.8 21.5 83.1
1999 756 34.8 21.7 85.8
2000 899 40.0 22.5 84.2
2001 856 43.0 19.9 85.2
2002 344 15.0 22.9 78.5
2003 344 15.0 22.9 78.5
2004 348 16.8 20.7 83
2005 282 12.0 23.5 77
2006 259 13.5 19.2 81.9
2007 275 13.1 21.0 85.8
2008 275 14.0 19.6 83.3
2009 248 11.0 18.2 76.6
2010 284 9.5 29.8 85.9
2011 293 n/a n/a 82.3
2012 286 12.5 22.8 n/a
2013 284 12.5 22.7 89.8
2014 277 12.2 22.7 71.8
2015 292 12.0 24.3 86.6
2016 295 13.0 22.6 87.5
2017 294 12.5 23.5 82.3
2018 313 17.1 18.2 92
2019 284 14.6 19.3 84.5
2020 282 n/a n/a 92.6
2021 274 13.2 20.7 91.2
2022 285 13.5 21.1 87.4
2023 293 14.9 19.5 89.4

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

Arellanes (Don Juan Bautista) Elementary

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionConditionalPolioHepatitis BVaricellaDTPMMR
201298.0%2.0%0.0%0.0%98.0%98.0%98.0%98.0%98.0%
201396.0%2.0%0.0%2.0%98.0%98.0%98.0%98.0%98.0%
2014100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%
2015100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%
2016100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%
2017≥98.0%≤2.0%≤2.0%≤2.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%
2018≥95.0%≤5.0%≤5.0%≤5.0%≥95.0%≥95.0%≥95.0%≥95.0%≥95.0%
2019≥98.0%≤2.0%≤2.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%
202181.0%0.0%4.8%92.9%85.7%85.7%90.5%

Data source: California Department of Public Health
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Arellanes (Don Juan Bautista) Elementary

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $9,171

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Arellanes (Don Juan Bautista) Elementary

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 4781st of 5789 Elementary schoolsRanks 3954th of 5874 Elementary schools
 15.3%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Arellanes (Don Juan Bautista) Elementary)19.514.7
 4.8%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Santa Maria-Bonita)28.918.8
 10.1%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.543
 5.6%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Arellanes (Don Juan Bautista) Elementary)19.529.4
 9.9%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Santa Maria-Bonita)31.422.9
 8.5%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (California)50.245.1
 5.1%
4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Arellanes (Don Juan Bautista) Elementary)33.328.2
 5.1%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Santa Maria-Bonita)33.823.2
 10.6%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)49.543.7
 5.7%
4th Grade Mathematics (Arellanes (Don Juan Bautista) Elementary)30.620.5
 10.1%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Santa Maria-Bonita)32.219.1
 13.1%
   4th Grade Mathematics (California)44.940.8
 4.1%
5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Arellanes (Don Juan Bautista) Elementary)34.135.1
 1%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Santa Maria-Bonita)33.425.5
 7.9%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)51.746.7
 5%
5th Grade Mathematics (Arellanes (Don Juan Bautista) Elementary)22.721.6
 1.1%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Santa Maria-Bonita)18.312.8
 5.5%
   5th Grade Mathematics (California)3833.4
 4.6%
5th Grade Science (Arellanes (Don Juan Bautista) Elementary)18.224.3
 6.1%
   5th Grade Science (Santa Maria-Bonita)13.116.1
 3%
   5th Grade Science (California)31.731.9
 0.1%
6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Arellanes (Don Juan Bautista) Elementary)26.831.8
 5%
   6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Santa Maria-Bonita)34.628.1
 6.5%
   6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.544.2
 4.3%
6th Grade Mathematics (Arellanes (Don Juan Bautista) Elementary)26.231.8
 5.6%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Santa Maria-Bonita)24.615.8
 8.7%
   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 Students284293
 3.2%
African American00
American Indian11
Asian10
 100%
Hispanic275283
 2.9%
Pacific Islander00
White79
 28.6%
Two or More Races00
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients84.5%89.4%
 4.9%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Arellanes (Don Juan Bautista) Elementary

Arellanes (Don Juan Bautista) Elementary ranks 3954th of 5874 California elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 2 stars out of 5.

Students at Arellanes (Don Juan Bautista) Elementary are 97% Hispanic, 3% White.

Students who attend Arellanes (Don Juan Bautista) Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : Arellanes Junior High

In the 2022-23 school year, 293 students attended Arellanes (Don Juan Bautista) Elementary.


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