Jimenez Roberto and Dr. Francisco Elementary

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Jimenez Roberto and Dr. Francisco Elementary is a public K-8 school in Santa Maria, California, serving a student population of 938. The school stands out for its strong academic performance, particularly among Hispanic and English Language Learner (ELL) students, despite serving a community with significant socioeconomic challenges.

Jimenez Roberto and Dr. Francisco Elementary consistently outperforms the Santa Maria-Bonita School District average in English Language Arts and Mathematics proficiency across all grade levels. For example, the school's 7th-grade English Language Arts proficiency rate was 44.44% in 2022-2023, compared to the district's 27.46%. Additionally, the school has seen a significant decrease in chronic absenteeism, from 40.9% in 2021-2022 to 16.9% in 2022-2023, indicating improved student attendance. However, the school's student population is predominantly Hispanic (over 90%), and a high percentage of students receive free or reduced-price lunch, ranging from 57.78% to 78.1% over the past few years.

While Jimenez Roberto and Dr. Francisco Elementary outperforms the Santa Maria-Bonita School District average, it lags behind the nearby Joe Nightingale Elementary, which is part of the Orcutt Union Elementary School District and consistently ranks in the top 25% of California elementary schools. This comparison highlights the potential for Jimenez Roberto and Dr. Francisco Elementary to continue improving its educational outcomes by learning from the success of higher-performing neighboring schools and addressing the socioeconomic challenges faced by its student population.


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Public K-8

 1970 S. Biscayne St.
       Santa Maria, CA  93458-3411


(805) 361-4340

District: Santa Maria-Bonita

SchoolDigger Rank:
3924th of 5,868 California Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $7,020 Help


Student/teacher ratio:  22.9 Help
Number of students:  938

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
92.0%
White:
3.9%
Asian:
3.1%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  57.8% Help


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Compare Details Jimenez Roberto and Dr. Francisco Elementary ranks worse than 66.9% of elementary schools in California. It also ranks 4th 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 29.57. (See more...)
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Compare Details Jimenez Roberto and Dr. Francisco Elementary ranks worse than 53.5% of middle schools in California. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 38.81. (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%), White (3.9%), Asian (3.1%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 57.8% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the lowest percentage in the Santa Maria-Bonita School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Jimenez Roberto and Dr. Francisco Elementary is 22.9. 8 elementary schools in the Santa Maria-Bonita School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Jimenez Roberto and Dr. Francisco Elementary employs 40.9 full-time teachers.
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Jimenez Roberto and Dr. Francisco Elementary is $7,020. 13 elementary schools in the Santa Maria-Bonita School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Jimenez Roberto and Dr. Francisco Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Jimenez Roberto and Dr. Francisco Elementary 3924th of 5868 California public elementary schools. (See Jimenez Roberto and Dr. Francisco Elementary in the ranking list.)

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SchoolDigger ranks Jimenez Roberto and Dr. Francisco Elementary 1498th of 2798 California public middle schools. (See Jimenez Roberto and Dr. Francisco 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 Jimenez Roberto and Dr. Francisco Elementary

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Rank History for all elementary school students at Jimenez Roberto and Dr. Francisco Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 29.20 3899th 5692 31.5%
2018 31.53 3703rd 5662 34.6%
2019 33.92 3622nd 5789 37.4%
2022 30.88 3804th 5883 35.3%
2023 29.57 3913th 5848 33.1%
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Rank History for elementary school English Language Learner students at Jimenez Roberto and Dr. Francisco Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 36.72 1956th 3246 39.7%
2019 34.36 2177th 3275 33.5%
2022 39.29 1860th 3311 43.8%
2023 38.88 1896th 3240 41.5%
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Rank History for elementary school Low Socio Economic Status students at Jimenez Roberto and Dr. Francisco Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 40.17 3003rd 5084 40.9%
2019 41.81 2981st 5173 42.4%
2022 37.13 3245th 5264 38.4%
2023 30.78 3827th 5355 28.5%
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Rank History for elementary school Homeless students at Jimenez Roberto and Dr. Francisco Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 53.93 123rd 336 63.4%
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Rank History for elementary school Female students at Jimenez Roberto and Dr. Francisco Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 35.43 3390th 5413 37.4%
2019 32.53 3634th 5492 33.8%
2022 33.38 3462nd 5635 38.6%
2023 32.96 3495th 5595 37.5%
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Rank History for elementary school Disabled students at Jimenez Roberto and Dr. Francisco Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 34.89 1224th 2128 42.5%
2019 35.60 1514th 2585 41.4%
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Rank History for elementary school Male students at Jimenez Roberto and Dr. Francisco Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 28.67 3797th 5431 30.1%
2019 35.75 3339th 5510 39.4%
2022 29.55 3818th 5663 32.6%
2023 27.59 3963rd 5627 29.6%
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Rank History for elementary school Hispanic students at Jimenez Roberto and Dr. Francisco Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 37.48 3048th 4830 36.9%
2019 42.62 2781st 4963 44.0%
2022 37.83 3073rd 5084 39.6%
2023 34.56 3340th 5079 34.2%
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Data source: test scores: California Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Rank History for Jimenez Roberto and Dr. Francisco Elementary

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Rank History for all middle school students at Jimenez Roberto and Dr. Francisco Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 32.00 1705th 2740 37.8%
2023 38.81 1496th 2788 46.3%
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Rank History for middle school English Language Learner students at Jimenez Roberto and Dr. Francisco Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 24.63 1477th 1540 4.1%
2023 38.60 823rd 1523 46.0%
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Rank History for middle school Low Socio Economic Status students at Jimenez Roberto and Dr. Francisco Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 36.49 1459th 2458 40.6%
2023 40.78 1303rd 2535 48.6%
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Rank History for middle school Homeless students at Jimenez Roberto and Dr. Francisco Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 64.85 77th 321 76.0%
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Rank History for middle school Female students at Jimenez Roberto and Dr. Francisco Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 31.57 1614th 2509 35.7%
2023 35.27 1469th 2535 42.1%
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Rank History for middle school Male students at Jimenez Roberto and Dr. Francisco Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 32.93 1549th 2527 38.7%
2023 41.81 1293rd 2546 49.2%
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Rank History for middle school Hispanic students at Jimenez Roberto and Dr. Francisco Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 36.17 1424th 2359 39.6%
2023 45.62 1105th 2379 53.6%
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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 Jimenez Roberto and Dr. Francisco Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2016 38 9 25 775 0 1 4 0 852
2017 50 9 32 767 0 0 3 0 861
2018 51 7 29 879 1 0 2 0 969
2019 49 7 30 924 1 0 2 0 1013
2020 33 4 30 988 2 2 2 0 1061
2021 43 2 30 811 3 3 3 0 895
2022 41 2 32 937 2 0 6 0 1020
2023 37 1 29 863 1 0 7 0 938

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

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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 Jimenez Roberto and Dr. Francisco Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2016 852 33.0 25.8 86
2017 861 36.0 23.9 78.7
2018 969 37.5 25.8 82.8
2019 1013 36.7 27.5 79.6
2020 1061 n/a n/a 79.8
2021 895 37.3 23.9 78.1
2022 1020 38.5 26.4 72.5
2023 938 40.9 22.9 57.8

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 Jimenez Roberto and Dr. Francisco Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2016 852 33.0 25.8 86
2017 861 36.0 23.9 78.7
2018 969 37.5 25.8 82.8
2019 1013 36.7 27.5 79.6
2020 1061 n/a n/a 79.8
2021 895 37.3 23.9 78.1
2022 1020 38.5 26.4 72.5
2023 938 40.9 22.9 57.8

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

Jimenez Roberto and Dr. Francisco Elementary

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionConditionalPolioHepatitis BVaricellaDTPMMR
201698.0%2.0%0.0%0.0%98.0%98.0%98.0%98.0%98.0%
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%
202098.4%0.0%1.6%
202296.6%0.0%0.7%97.2%96.6%97.9%97.2%

Data source: California Department of Public Health
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Jimenez Roberto and Dr. Francisco Elementary

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $7,020

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Jimenez Roberto and Dr. Francisco Elementary

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 3622nd of 5789 Elementary schoolsRanks 3913th of 5848 Elementary schools
 4.3%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Jimenez Roberto and Dr. Francisco Elementary)39.730.9
 8.9%
   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 (Jimenez Roberto and Dr. Francisco Elementary)4334.7
 8.2%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Santa Maria-Bonita)31.422.9
 8.5%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (California)50.245.1
 5.1%
3rd Grade Reading/Language Arts (Jimenez Roberto and Dr. Francisco Elementary)10.316
 5.7%
   3rd Grade Reading/Language Arts (Santa Maria-Bonita)10.316
 5.7%
   3rd Grade Reading/Language Arts (California)13.88.7
 5.1%
4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Jimenez Roberto and Dr. Francisco Elementary)39.822.7
 17.1%
   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 (Jimenez Roberto and Dr. Francisco Elementary)47.720.5
 27.2%
   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 (Jimenez Roberto and Dr. Francisco Elementary)39.135.7
 3.4%
   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 (Jimenez Roberto and Dr. Francisco Elementary)18.313
 5.3%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Santa Maria-Bonita)18.312.8
 5.5%
   5th Grade Mathematics (California)3833.4
 4.6%
5th Grade Science (Jimenez Roberto and Dr. Francisco Elementary)1320
 7%
   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 (Jimenez Roberto and Dr. Francisco Elementary)3542.9
 7.9%
   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 (Jimenez Roberto and Dr. Francisco Elementary)36.426.3
 10.1%
   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 Students1013938
 7.4%
African American71
 85.7%
American Indian11
Asian3029
 3.3%
Hispanic924863
 6.6%
Pacific Islander00
White4937
 24.5%
Two or More Races27
 250%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients79.6%57.8%
 21.8%


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Students at Jimenez Roberto and Dr. Francisco Elementary are 92% Hispanic, 4% White, 3% Asian.

In the 2022-23 school year, 938 students attended Jimenez Roberto and Dr. Francisco Elementary.

Jimenez Roberto and Dr. Francisco Elementary ranks 3924th of 5868 California elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 2 stars out of 5.


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