Leo B. Hart Elementary

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Leo B. Hart Elementary is a public elementary school in Bakersfield, California, serving students from kindergarten to 6th grade as part of the Panama-Buena Vista Union District.

With a diverse student population, Leo B. Hart Elementary stands out for its strong academic performance. The school consistently outperforms the district and state averages in English Language Arts and Mathematics proficiency, particularly among its Hispanic and low-income students. This suggests the school's focus on equity and addressing the needs of traditionally underserved populations. However, the school has seen a significant increase in chronic absenteeism, which could impact student learning and outcomes if not addressed.

Compared to nearby schools like Stockdale Elementary and Charles H. Castle Elementary, Leo B. Hart Elementary has a higher percentage of Hispanic and Asian students. While the school's overall performance is commendable, it could explore strategies to maintain and improve its academic performance, particularly in light of the rising chronic absenteeism rates, and provide more targeted support for its Special Education students.


Detail:

Public K-6

 9501 Ridge Oak Dr.
       Bakersfield, CA  93311-1732


(661) 664-1296

District: Panama-Buena Vista Union

SchoolDigger Rank:
1630th of 5,868 California Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $11,451 Help


Students who attend Leo B. Hart Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Tevis Junior High

Student/teacher ratio:  25.0 Help
Number of students:  675

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
54.1%
White:
24.0%
Asian:
10.2%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  67.9% Help


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Compare Details Leo B. Hart Elementary ranks better than 72.2% of elementary schools in California. It also ranks 3rd among 18 ranked elementary schools in the Panama-Buena Vista Union School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 68.79. (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 (54.1%), White (24%), Asian (10.2%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 67.9% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Leo B. Hart Elementary is 25, which is the 9th best among 18 elementary schools in the Panama-Buena Vista Union School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Leo B. Hart Elementary is $11,451, which is the 9th highest among 18 elementary schools in the Panama-Buena Vista Union School District.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Leo B. Hart Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Leo B. Hart Elementary 1630th of 5868 California public elementary schools. (See Leo B. Hart Elementary in the ranking list.)

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Panama-Buena Vista Union:

SchoolDigger ranks Panama-Buena Vista Union 706th of 1560 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Leo B. Hart Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Leo B. Hart Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 73.89 1161st 4809 75.9%
2005 75.68 1105th 4822 77.1%
2006 76.29 1090th 4818 77.4%
2007 69.77 1382nd 5113 73.0%
2008 72.87 1285th 5113 74.9%
2009 64.69 1697th 5193 67.3%
2010 60.60 1946th 5314 63.4%
2011 61.13 1954th 5377 63.7%
2012 51.42 2530th 5390 53.1%
2013 46.29 2906th 5530 47.5%
2015 50.65 2409th 5611 57.1%
2016 49.68 2504th 5614 55.4%
2017 50.60 2512th 5692 55.9%
2018 52.30 2429th 5662 57.1%
2019 51.36 2521st 5789 56.5%
2022 65.82 1792nd 5883 69.5%
2023 68.79 1624th 5848 72.2%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Leo B. Hart Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 23.62 1978th 2416 18.1%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Leo B. Hart Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 54.52 2071st 5084 59.3%
2019 51.43 2309th 5173 55.4%
2022 72.12 1075th 5264 79.6%
2023 71.95 1119th 5355 79.1%
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Rank History for Female students at Leo B. Hart Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 55.82 2200th 5413 59.4%
2019 58.15 2045th 5492 62.8%
2022 65.87 1696th 5635 69.9%
2023 68.03 1582nd 5595 71.7%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Leo B. Hart Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 47.66 832nd 2128 60.9%
2019 61.01 703rd 2585 72.8%
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Rank History for Male students at Leo B. Hart Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 47.01 2632nd 5431 51.5%
2019 43.47 2813th 5510 48.9%
2022 63.09 1821st 5663 67.8%
2023 67.17 1624th 5627 71.1%
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Rank History for Asian students at Leo B. Hart Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 29.89 903rd 1149 21.4%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Leo B. Hart Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 58.12 1724th 4830 64.3%
2019 57.64 1811th 4963 63.5%
2022 70.14 1154th 5084 77.3%
2023 73.20 1023rd 5079 79.9%
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Rank History for White students at Leo B. Hart Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 35.72 1931st 2737 29.4%
2019 35.17 1997th 2834 29.5%
2022 51.66 1408th 2726 48.3%
2023 60.42 1089th 2659 59.0%
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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.

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.

Leo B. Hart Elementary Test Scores
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Enrollment information for Leo B. Hart Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1989 458 31 33 42 1 n/a n/a 0 565
1990 594 32 49 60 1 n/a n/a 0 736
1991 729 38 71 68 1 n/a n/a 0 907
1992 410 15 34 40 2 n/a n/a 0 501
1993 450 20 26 34 1 n/a n/a 0 531
1994 447 24 36 45 2 n/a n/a 0 554
1995 445 27 53 53 4 n/a n/a 0 582
1996 445 27 53 53 4 n/a n/a 0 582
1997 454 31 62 58 6 n/a n/a 0 611
1998 417 32 76 75 7 n/a n/a 0 607
1999 374 30 68 65 4 n/a n/a 0 541
2000 347 28 68 86 4 n/a n/a 0 533
2001 338 38 60 95 6 n/a n/a 0 537
2002 299 38 54 114 5 n/a n/a 0 510
2003 299 38 54 114 5 n/a n/a 0 510
2004 316 43 60 115 7 n/a n/a 0 541
2005 308 55 66 163 8 n/a n/a 2 602
2006 292 51 66 180 8 n/a n/a 0 597
2007 273 37 63 195 10 n/a n/a 8 586
2008 258 31 51 198 5 n/a n/a 0 543
2009 225 35 42 193 5 0 0 0 500
2010 223 67 42 191 7 0 0 0 530
2011 232 59 46 187 5 0 2 0 531
2012 221 53 43 215 4 0 7 0 543
2013 215 63 38 240 5 1 9 0 571
2014 183 61 37 272 1 1 16 0 571
2015 221 64 62 319 2 7 25 0 700
2016 225 46 59 364 3 10 19 0 726
2017 208 56 61 366 3 12 23 0 729
2018 198 47 70 368 4 13 21 0 721
2019 200 59 83 385 3 11 25 0 766
2020 199 66 83 389 4 10 28 0 779
2021 196 60 73 349 4 5 22 0 709
2022 191 63 62 361 4 3 18 0 702
2023 162 51 69 365 4 2 22 0 675

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 Leo B. Hart Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 565 23.0 24.5 n/a
1990 736 26.0 28.3 n/a
1991 907 34.0 26.6 n/a
1992 501 34.6 14.4 2.6
1993 531 22.0 24.1 4.5
1994 554 24.0 23.1 6
1995 582 24.0 24.3 4.3
1996 582 24.0 24.3 4.3
1997 611 25.5 24.0 5.4
1998 607 28.9 21.0 6.4
1999 541 25.0 21.6 9.6
2000 533 24.0 22.2 9.8
2001 537 26.0 20.7 11.2
2002 510 26.0 19.6 13.9
2003 510 26.0 19.6 13.9
2004 541 28.5 19.0 13.3
2005 602 27.0 22.3 19.7
2006 597 28.0 21.3 21.3
2007 586 27.0 21.7 20.9
2008 543 29.0 18.7 31.7
2009 500 26.0 17.2 35.8
2010 530 23.0 23.0 44.5
2011 531 n/a n/a 50.7
2012 543 18.8 28.7 49.4
2013 571 23.2 24.5 51.1
2014 571 21.7 26.2 51.7
2015 700 29.0 24.1 47.6
2016 726 26.0 27.9 47.9
2017 729 25.5 28.5 52.4
2018 721 25.0 28.8 55.3
2019 766 24.5 31.2 58.7
2020 779 n/a n/a 61.5
2021 709 28.5 24.8 59
2022 702 26.7 26.2 67.1
2023 675 27.0 25.0 67.9

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 Leo B. Hart Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 565 23.0 24.5 n/a
1990 736 26.0 28.3 n/a
1991 907 34.0 26.6 n/a
1992 501 34.6 14.4 2.6
1993 531 22.0 24.1 4.5
1994 554 24.0 23.1 6
1995 582 24.0 24.3 4.3
1996 582 24.0 24.3 4.3
1997 611 25.5 24.0 5.4
1998 607 28.9 21.0 6.4
1999 541 25.0 21.6 9.6
2000 533 24.0 22.2 9.8
2001 537 26.0 20.7 11.2
2002 510 26.0 19.6 13.9
2003 510 26.0 19.6 13.9
2004 541 28.5 19.0 13.3
2005 602 27.0 22.3 19.7
2006 597 28.0 21.3 21.3
2007 586 27.0 21.7 20.9
2008 543 29.0 18.7 31.7
2009 500 26.0 17.2 35.8
2010 530 23.0 23.0 44.5
2011 531 n/a n/a 50.7
2012 543 18.8 28.7 49.4
2013 571 23.2 24.5 51.1
2014 571 21.7 26.2 51.7
2015 700 29.0 24.1 47.6
2016 726 26.0 27.9 47.9
2017 729 25.5 28.5 52.4
2018 721 25.0 28.8 55.3
2019 766 24.5 31.2 58.7
2020 779 n/a n/a 61.5
2021 709 28.5 24.8 59
2022 702 26.7 26.2 67.1
2023 675 27.0 25.0 67.9

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

Leo B. Hart 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%3.0%0.0%1.0%96.0%97.0%97.0%97.0%96.0%
201494.0%6.0%0.0%0.0%94.0%94.0%94.0%94.0%94.0%
201591.0%4.0%0.0%5.0%94.0%94.0%94.0%92.0%92.0%
201698.0%2.0%0.0%0.0%98.0%98.0%98.0%98.0%98.0%
201798.0%0.0%0.0%2.0%98.0%98.0%≥99.0%98.0%≥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%
202096.2%0.0%3.8%98.5%96.2%
202198.2%0.0%1.8%98.2%
202296.4%0.9%1.8%98.2%97.3%98.2%

Data source: California Department of Public Health
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Leo B. Hart Elementary

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $11,451

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Leo B. Hart 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 2521st of 5789 Elementary schoolsRanks 1624th of 5848 Elementary schools
 15.8%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Leo B. Hart Elementary)58.851.1
 7.7%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Panama-Buena Vista Union)53.141.8
 11.4%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.543
 5.6%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Leo B. Hart Elementary)44.152.2
 8%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Panama-Buena Vista Union)5241.4
 10.6%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (California)50.245.1
 5.1%
4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Leo B. Hart Elementary)6163.5
 2.6%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Panama-Buena Vista Union)53.845
 8.8%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)49.543.7
 5.7%
4th Grade Mathematics (Leo B. Hart Elementary)45.751.6
 5.9%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Panama-Buena Vista Union)45.640
 5.6%
   4th Grade Mathematics (California)44.940.8
 4.1%
5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Leo B. Hart Elementary)57.152
 5.1%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Panama-Buena Vista Union)51.144.7
 6.4%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)51.746.7
 5%
5th Grade Mathematics (Leo B. Hart Elementary)3035.7
 5.7%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Panama-Buena Vista Union)32.427
 5.5%
   5th Grade Mathematics (California)3833.4
 4.6%
5th Grade Science (Leo B. Hart Elementary)28.341.7
 13.3%
   5th Grade Science (Panama-Buena Vista Union)26.128
 2%
   5th Grade Science (California)31.731.9
 0.1%
6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Leo B. Hart Elementary)47.257.6
 10.4%
   6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Panama-Buena Vista Union)51.446.8
 4.6%
   6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.544.2
 4.3%
6th Grade Mathematics (Leo B. Hart Elementary)25.240
 14.8%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Panama-Buena Vista Union)35.727.7
 8%
   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 Students766675
 11.9%
African American5951
 13.6%
American Indian34
 33.3%
Asian8369
 16.9%
Hispanic385365
 5.2%
Pacific Islander112
 81.8%
White200162
 19%
Two or More Races2522
 12%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients58.7%67.9%
 9.1%


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Leo B. Hart Elementary ranks 1630th of 5868 California elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.

In the 2022-23 school year, 675 students attended Leo B. Hart Elementary.

Students at Leo B. Hart Elementary are 54% Hispanic, 24% White, 10% Asian, 8% African American, 3% Two or more races.

Students who attend Leo B. Hart Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : Tevis Junior High


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