Bruce (Robert) Elementary

Public K-6

 601 W. Alvin Ave.
       Santa Maria, CA  93458-3012


(805) 361-6940

District: Santa Maria-Bonita

SchoolDigger Rank:
5644th of 5,868 California Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $7,811 Help


Students who attend Bruce (Robert) Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    El Camino Junior High
High:    Pioneer Valley High

Student/teacher ratio:  21.7 Help
Number of students:  951

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
96.8%
White:
1.6%
Two or more races:
0.7%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  83% Help


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Compare Details Bruce (Robert) Elementary ranks worse than 96.2% of elementary schools in California. It also ranks 15th 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 11.07. (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.
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Compare Details Bruce (Robert) Elementary has the largest elementary school student body size in the Santa Maria-Bonita School District. Racial makeup is: Hispanic (96.8%), White (1.6%), two or more races (0.7%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 83% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Bruce (Robert) Elementary is 21.7, which is the 5th best among 16 elementary schools in the Santa Maria-Bonita School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Bruce (Robert) Elementary is $7,811, which is the 4th highest among 16 elementary schools in the Santa Maria-Bonita School District.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Bruce (Robert) Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Bruce (Robert) Elementary 5644th of 5868 California public elementary schools. (See Bruce (Robert) Elementary in the ranking list.)

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Santa Maria-Bonita:

SchoolDigger ranks Santa Maria-Bonita 1380th of 1560 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Bruce (Robert) Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Bruce (Robert) Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 15.27 4328th 4809 10.0%
2005 16.26 4235th 4822 12.2%
2006 15.58 4319th 4818 10.4%
2007 23.97 4009th 5113 21.6%
2008 15.44 4634th 5113 9.4%
2009 10.07 4996th 5193 3.8%
2010 9.77 5162nd 5314 2.9%
2011 11.53 5148th 5377 4.3%
2012 13.49 5046th 5390 6.4%
2013 10.81 5259th 5530 4.9%
2015 10.62 5442nd 5611 3.0%
2016 9.21 5481st 5614 2.4%
2017 8.64 5562nd 5692 2.3%
2018 8.34 5516th 5662 2.6%
2019 9.74 5581st 5789 3.6%
2022 12.25 5585th 5883 5.1%
2023 11.07 5624th 5848 3.8%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Bruce (Robert) Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 20.37 3022nd 3246 6.9%
2019 23.00 3009th 3275 8.1%
2022 30.76 2547th 3311 23.1%
2023 30.06 2518th 3240 22.3%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Bruce (Robert) Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 24.86 1908th 2416 21.0%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Bruce (Robert) Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 11.14 4906th 5084 3.5%
2019 12.72 4962nd 5173 4.1%
2022 16.29 4892nd 5264 7.1%
2023 13.94 5094th 5355 4.9%
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Rank History for Migrant students at Bruce (Robert) Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 31.21 48th 68 29.4%
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Rank History for Homeless students at Bruce (Robert) Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 32.06 267th 356 25.0%
2023 30.47 264th 336 21.4%
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Rank History for Female students at Bruce (Robert) Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 8.43 5301st 5413 2.1%
2019 12.76 5160th 5492 6.0%
2022 10.88 5490th 5635 2.6%
2023 10.31 5468th 5595 2.3%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Bruce (Robert) Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 25.67 1664th 2128 21.8%
2019 18.96 2403rd 2585 7.0%
2022 17.90 2166th 2227 2.7%
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Rank History for Male students at Bruce (Robert) Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 9.78 5285th 5431 2.7%
2019 8.02 5419th 5510 1.7%
2022 14.88 5222nd 5663 7.8%
2023 13.37 5265th 5627 6.4%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Bruce (Robert) Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 10.36 4717th 4830 2.3%
2019 12.71 4760th 4963 4.1%
2022 15.52 4770th 5084 6.2%
2023 14.06 4826th 5079 5.0%
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Data source: test scores: California Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Enrollment information for Bruce (Robert) Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1989 76 8 15 499 5 n/a n/a 0 603
1990 70 11 20 595 5 n/a n/a 0 701
1991 59 6 22 645 3 n/a n/a 0 735
1992 62 7 25 708 4 n/a n/a 0 806
1993 46 10 13 664 6 n/a n/a 0 739
1994 48 13 12 678 4 n/a n/a 0 755
1995 30 12 5 791 3 n/a n/a 0 841
1996 30 12 5 791 3 n/a n/a 0 841
1997 36 9 8 834 5 n/a n/a 0 892
1998 43 10 11 824 3 n/a n/a 0 891
1999 52 9 15 775 7 n/a n/a 0 858
2000 46 13 19 841 5 n/a n/a 0 924
2001 27 12 14 819 2 n/a n/a 2 876
2002 15 11 17 831 5 n/a n/a 0 879
2003 15 11 17 831 5 n/a n/a 0 879
2004 19 5 16 862 6 n/a n/a 0 908
2005 12 1 12 728 4 n/a n/a 0 757
2006 18 4 14 727 5 n/a n/a 0 768
2007 19 5 12 735 2 n/a n/a 0 773
2008 13 4 3 765 2 n/a n/a 0 787
2009 9 3 8 832 1 0 0 0 853
2010 3 0 0 830 0 0 0 0 833
2011 7 3 3 837 1 0 0 0 851
2012 4 6 2 810 1 0 0 0 823
2013 7 4 2 842 2 0 0 0 857
2014 0 2 4 867 2 0 0 0 875
2015 0 3 4 875 2 0 0 0 884
2016 1 2 3 968 1 0 0 0 975
2017 8 2 4 956 1 0 1 0 972
2018 9 3 5 940 1 0 1 0 959
2019 9 3 4 968 2 0 0 0 986
2020 12 3 4 955 2 0 0 0 976
2021 14 3 3 916 3 0 1 0 940
2022 12 2 3 887 2 0 2 0 908
2023 15 1 3 921 4 0 7 0 951

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 Bruce (Robert) Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 603 22.0 27.4 n/a
1990 701 26.0 26.9 n/a
1991 735 29.0 25.3 n/a
1992 806 29.5 27.3 77.5
1993 739 30.0 24.6 85.8
1994 755 28.0 27.0 89.8
1995 841 32.0 26.3 91.3
1996 841 32.0 26.3 91.3
1997 892 37.0 24.1 91
1998 891 41.0 21.7 94.2
1999 858 42.0 20.4 93.4
2000 924 43.0 21.5 89.5
2001 876 43.0 20.4 93
2002 879 43.5 20.2 85.6
2003 879 43.5 20.2 85.6
2004 908 40.4 22.5 88.5
2005 757 35.0 21.6 92.3
2006 768 33.0 23.3 85.2
2007 773 35.0 22.1 86.7
2008 787 35.0 22.5 92.6
2009 853 34.0 23.1 89.6
2010 833 30.0 27.7 91.1
2011 851 n/a n/a 89
2012 823 30.5 26.9 n/a
2013 857 30.5 28.0 94.3
2014 875 33.5 26.1 76.7
2015 884 32.0 27.6 93.2
2016 975 39.0 25.0 91.8
2017 972 40.5 24.0 83.4
2018 959 42.0 22.8 92.9
2019 986 38.5 25.6 93.7
2020 976 n/a n/a 91
2021 940 41.3 22.7 91.1
2022 908 40.3 22.5 89.8
2023 951 43.7 21.7 83

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 Bruce (Robert) Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 603 22.0 27.4 n/a
1990 701 26.0 26.9 n/a
1991 735 29.0 25.3 n/a
1992 806 29.5 27.3 77.5
1993 739 30.0 24.6 85.8
1994 755 28.0 27.0 89.8
1995 841 32.0 26.3 91.3
1996 841 32.0 26.3 91.3
1997 892 37.0 24.1 91
1998 891 41.0 21.7 94.2
1999 858 42.0 20.4 93.4
2000 924 43.0 21.5 89.5
2001 876 43.0 20.4 93
2002 879 43.5 20.2 85.6
2003 879 43.5 20.2 85.6
2004 908 40.4 22.5 88.5
2005 757 35.0 21.6 92.3
2006 768 33.0 23.3 85.2
2007 773 35.0 22.1 86.7
2008 787 35.0 22.5 92.6
2009 853 34.0 23.1 89.6
2010 833 30.0 27.7 91.1
2011 851 n/a n/a 89
2012 823 30.5 26.9 n/a
2013 857 30.5 28.0 94.3
2014 875 33.5 26.1 76.7
2015 884 32.0 27.6 93.2
2016 975 39.0 25.0 91.8
2017 972 40.5 24.0 83.4
2018 959 42.0 22.8 92.9
2019 986 38.5 25.6 93.7
2020 976 n/a n/a 91
2021 940 41.3 22.7 91.1
2022 908 40.3 22.5 89.8
2023 951 43.7 21.7 83

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

Bruce (Robert) Elementary

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionConditionalPolioHepatitis BVaricellaDTPMMR
2012100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%
2013100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%
201499.0%0.0%0.0%1.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%99.0%99.0%
2015100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%
201696.0%1.0%0.0%4.0%98.0%99.0%99.0%98.0%96.0%
2017≥99.0%≤1.0%≤1.0%≤1.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%
2018≥99.0%≤1.0%≤1.0%≤1.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%
2019≥99.0%≤1.0%≤1.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%
202093.5%0.0%2.4%96.5%97.0%

Data source: California Department of Public Health
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Bruce (Robert) Elementary

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $7,811

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Bruce (Robert) Elementary

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 5581st of 5789 Elementary schoolsRanks 5624th of 5848 Elementary schools
 0.2%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Bruce (Robert) Elementary)12.99.6
 3.3%
   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 (Bruce (Robert) Elementary)11.421.7
 10.4%
   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 (Bruce (Robert) Elementary)2412.6
 11.4%
   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 (Bruce (Robert) Elementary)20.312.1
 8.2%
   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 (Bruce (Robert) Elementary)19.420.7
 1.2%
   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 (Bruce (Robert) Elementary)9.65.1
 4.5%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Santa Maria-Bonita)18.312.8
 5.5%
   5th Grade Mathematics (California)3833.4
 4.6%
5th Grade Science (Bruce (Robert) Elementary)7.78.2
 0.5%
   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 (Bruce (Robert) Elementary)2520.5
 4.5%
   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 (Bruce (Robert) Elementary)167.1
 8.9%
   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 Students986951
 3.5%
African American31
 66.7%
American Indian24
 100%
Asian43
 25%
Hispanic968921
 4.9%
Pacific Islander00
White915
 66.7%
Two or More Races07
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients93.7%83%
 10.7%


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Students who attend Bruce (Robert) Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : El Camino Junior High
High : Pioneer Valley High

Bruce (Robert) Elementary ranks in the bottom 3.8% of California elementary schools.

Students at Bruce (Robert) Elementary are 97% Hispanic, 2% White.

In the 2022-23 school year, 951 students attended Bruce (Robert) Elementary.


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