Christa McAuliffe Elementary

Summary:

Christa McAuliffe Elementary is a public elementary school in Bakersfield, California, serving students from kindergarten to 6th grade. The school has a diverse student population, with a high percentage of students from low-income families.

Christa McAuliffe Elementary faces several challenges, including a significantly higher chronic absenteeism rate compared to nearby schools and the state average. The school's academic performance, as measured by standardized tests, is generally lower than the Panama-Buena Vista Union district and the state averages, particularly in mathematics. The school's performance also varies significantly among different student subgroups, with African American and Hispanic students generally performing better than the school's overall performance, while White and English Language Learner students perform significantly worse.

Compared to nearby schools within the same district, such as Ronald Reagan Elementary and Leo B. Hart Elementary, Christa McAuliffe Elementary's performance is generally lower, with higher academic proficiency rates and lower chronic absenteeism. Additionally, the school's statewide ranking has declined over the years, suggesting that its performance has not kept pace with the state's overall improvement in academic achievement. The high percentage of students from low-income families at Christa McAuliffe Elementary may be a contributing factor to the school's lower academic performance.


Detail:

Public K-6

 8900 W.wold Dr.
       Bakersfield, CA  93311-2153


(661) 665-9471

District: Panama-Buena Vista Union

SchoolDigger Rank:
3112th of 5,868 California Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $12,080 Help


Students who attend Christa McAuliffe Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Tevis Junior High

Student/teacher ratio:  23.0 Help
Number of students:  600

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
53.7%
White:
21.7%
Two or more races:
10.8%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  68.7% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Christa McAuliffe Elementary ranks worse than 53% of elementary schools in California. It also ranks 10th 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 40.11. (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 (53.7%), White (21.7%), two or more races (10.8%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 68.7% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Christa McAuliffe Elementary is 23, which is the lowest 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 Christa McAuliffe Elementary is $12,080, which is the 5th highest among 18 elementary schools in the Panama-Buena Vista Union School District.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Christa McAuliffe Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Christa McAuliffe Elementary 3112th of 5868 California public elementary schools. (See Christa McAuliffe Elementary in the ranking list.)

Elementary School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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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 Christa McAuliffe Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Christa McAuliffe Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 73.36 1179th 4809 75.5%
2005 71.34 1280th 4822 73.5%
2006 57.40 1852nd 4818 61.6%
2007 55.52 2039th 5113 60.1%
2008 56.45 2030th 5113 60.3%
2009 62.85 1777th 5193 65.8%
2010 73.03 1325th 5314 75.1%
2011 73.75 1311th 5377 75.6%
2012 63.30 1870th 5390 65.3%
2013 60.91 2063rd 5530 62.7%
2015 48.02 2562nd 5611 54.3%
2016 49.24 2523rd 5614 55.1%
2017 61.23 1959th 5692 65.6%
2018 61.12 1991st 5662 64.8%
2019 55.17 2301st 5789 60.3%
2022 59.53 2054th 5883 65.1%
2023 40.11 3104th 5848 46.9%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Christa McAuliffe Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 13.37 549th 610 10.0%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Christa McAuliffe Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 37.92 1966th 3311 40.6%
2023 24.28 2923rd 3240 9.8%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Christa McAuliffe Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 58.73 1810th 5084 64.4%
2019 56.61 1971st 5173 61.9%
2022 68.26 1259th 5264 76.1%
2023 48.60 2453rd 5355 54.2%
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Rank History for Female students at Christa McAuliffe Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 66.32 1697th 5413 68.6%
2019 54.83 2238th 5492 59.2%
2022 61.98 1856th 5635 67.1%
2023 39.81 3010th 5595 46.2%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Christa McAuliffe Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 54.63 682nd 2128 68.0%
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Rank History for Male students at Christa McAuliffe Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 53.88 2233rd 5431 58.9%
2019 54.22 2244th 5510 59.3%
2022 54.47 2219th 5663 60.8%
2023 39.26 3091st 5627 45.1%
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Rank History for African American students at Christa McAuliffe Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 80.27 82nd 663 87.6%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Christa McAuliffe Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 70.64 1113th 4830 77.0%
2019 57.08 1849th 4963 62.7%
2022 68.75 1218th 5084 76.0%
2023 48.65 2310th 5079 54.5%
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Rank History for White students at Christa McAuliffe Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 46.31 1625th 2737 40.6%
2019 45.41 1690th 2834 40.4%
2022 53.74 1349th 2726 50.5%
2023 27.85 2034th 2659 23.5%
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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.

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.

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Enrollment information for Christa McAuliffe Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1992 495 31 46 50 0 n/a n/a 0 622
1993 521 27 59 59 4 n/a n/a 0 670
1994 509 25 69 78 1 n/a n/a 0 682
1995 477 46 84 83 3 n/a n/a 0 693
1996 477 46 84 83 3 n/a n/a 0 693
1997 448 55 91 98 2 n/a n/a 0 694
1998 451 44 92 111 6 n/a n/a 0 704
1999 422 46 85 122 6 n/a n/a 0 681
2000 407 41 81 133 3 n/a n/a 0 665
2001 381 39 77 130 5 n/a n/a 0 632
2002 384 50 67 139 2 n/a n/a 0 642
2003 384 50 67 139 2 n/a n/a 0 642
2004 374 58 59 144 6 n/a n/a 3 644
2005 335 59 55 157 7 n/a n/a 2 615
2006 289 56 47 188 4 n/a n/a 5 589
2007 282 64 44 207 6 n/a n/a 7 610
2008 232 67 41 207 6 n/a n/a 0 553
2009 209 53 29 183 5 1 4 0 484
2010 217 55 24 206 6 0 0 0 508
2011 186 63 20 225 5 1 2 0 502
2012 187 71 9 283 3 2 5 0 560
2013 203 66 23 309 2 4 12 0 619
2014 209 56 19 302 3 3 26 0 618
2015 178 47 45 255 3 4 17 0 549
2016 169 53 40 293 4 7 18 0 584
2017 151 45 29 285 3 4 20 0 537
2018 135 50 38 294 1 2 20 0 540
2019 144 50 41 274 0 3 16 0 528
2020 150 54 45 315 1 2 15 0 582
2021 133 40 42 288 1 1 16 0 521
2022 135 54 40 375 0 0 88 1 693
2023 130 52 28 322 1 1 65 1 600

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 Christa McAuliffe Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1992 622 n/a n/a 4.5
1993 670 25.0 26.8 6.3
1994 682 25.0 27.3 8.8
1995 693 26.0 26.7 11.7
1996 693 26.0 26.7 11.7
1997 694 27.4 25.3 13.8
1998 704 32.4 21.7 12.5
1999 681 32.4 21.0 12.6
2000 665 31.4 21.2 12.5
2001 632 29.5 21.4 14.4
2002 642 29.0 22.1 21
2003 642 29.0 22.1 21
2004 644 30.7 21.0 24.8
2005 615 28.0 22.0 29
2006 589 28.0 21.0 32.4
2007 610 32.0 19.1 30.8
2008 553 30.4 18.2 38.9
2009 484 27.0 15.8 38.6
2010 508 24.0 21.1 50.4
2011 502 n/a n/a 55.8
2012 560 21.5 26.0 51.1
2013 619 24.7 25.0 56.5
2014 618 26.2 23.5 55
2015 549 25.0 21.9 55.6
2016 584 22.0 26.5 58
2017 537 21.0 25.5 58.7
2018 540 22.5 24.0 60
2019 528 20.5 25.7 58.1
2020 582 n/a n/a 61.3
2021 521 24.0 21.7 56
2022 693 27.0 25.6 67.5
2023 600 26.0 23.0 68.7

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 Christa McAuliffe Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1992 622 n/a n/a 4.5
1993 670 25.0 26.8 6.3
1994 682 25.0 27.3 8.8
1995 693 26.0 26.7 11.7
1996 693 26.0 26.7 11.7
1997 694 27.4 25.3 13.8
1998 704 32.4 21.7 12.5
1999 681 32.4 21.0 12.6
2000 665 31.4 21.2 12.5
2001 632 29.5 21.4 14.4
2002 642 29.0 22.1 21
2003 642 29.0 22.1 21
2004 644 30.7 21.0 24.8
2005 615 28.0 22.0 29
2006 589 28.0 21.0 32.4
2007 610 32.0 19.1 30.8
2008 553 30.4 18.2 38.9
2009 484 27.0 15.8 38.6
2010 508 24.0 21.1 50.4
2011 502 n/a n/a 55.8
2012 560 21.5 26.0 51.1
2013 619 24.7 25.0 56.5
2014 618 26.2 23.5 55
2015 549 25.0 21.9 55.6
2016 584 22.0 26.5 58
2017 537 21.0 25.5 58.7
2018 540 22.5 24.0 60
2019 528 20.5 25.7 58.1
2020 582 n/a n/a 61.3
2021 521 24.0 21.7 56
2022 693 27.0 25.6 67.5
2023 600 26.0 23.0 68.7

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

Christa McAuliffe Elementary

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionConditionalPolioHepatitis BVaricellaDTPMMR
201295.0%1.0%0.0%4.0%99.0%98.0%99.0%98.0%98.0%
201397.0%3.0%0.0%1.0%97.0%97.0%97.0%97.0%97.0%
201491.0%5.0%0.0%4.0%93.0%95.0%95.0%94.0%92.0%
201593.0%1.0%0.0%5.0%97.0%95.0%99.0%97.0%96.0%
201696.0%1.0%2.0%1.0%97.0%97.0%97.0%97.0%96.0%
201797.0%0.0%0.0%3.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%97.0%97.0%
2018≥98.0%≤2.0%≤2.0%≤2.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%
201993.0%0.0%6.0%≥98.0%97.0%≥98.0%97.0%95.0%
202295.9%0.0%1.0%96.9%

Data source: California Department of Public Health
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Christa McAuliffe Elementary

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $12,080

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Christa McAuliffe 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 2301st of 5789 Elementary schoolsRanks 3104th of 5848 Elementary schools
 13.3%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Christa McAuliffe Elementary)71.232.9
 38.3%
   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 (Christa McAuliffe Elementary)66.225.9
 40.3%
   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 (Christa McAuliffe Elementary)40.942
 1.1%
   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 (Christa McAuliffe Elementary)37.954.3
 16.4%
   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 (Christa McAuliffe Elementary)52.140
 12.1%
   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 (Christa McAuliffe Elementary)35.226.3
 9%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Panama-Buena Vista Union)32.427
 5.5%
   5th Grade Mathematics (California)3833.4
 4.6%
5th Grade Science (Christa McAuliffe Elementary)2432.5
 8.5%
   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 (Christa McAuliffe Elementary)57.138.7
 18.4%
   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 (Christa McAuliffe Elementary)33.816.1
 17.7%
   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 Students528600
 13.6%
African American5052
 4%
American Indian01
Asian4128
 31.7%
Hispanic274322
 17.5%
Pacific Islander31
 66.7%
White144130
 9.7%
Two or More Races1665
 306.3%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients58.1%68.7%
 10.5%


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Christa McAuliffe Elementary ranks 3112th of 5868 California elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 2 stars out of 5.

Students who attend Christa McAuliffe Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : Tevis Junior High

Students at Christa McAuliffe Elementary are 54% Hispanic, 22% White, 11% Two or more races, 9% African American, 5% Asian.

In the 2022-23 school year, 600 students attended Christa McAuliffe Elementary.


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