West Point Elementary

Summary:

West Point Elementary is a public elementary school in West Point, California, serving 121 students in grades K-6 as part of the Calaveras Unified School District, which is ranked 1172 out of 1560 districts in the state.

While West Point Elementary generally outperforms the district in academic proficiency, with higher percentages of students meeting or exceeding standards in English Language Arts and Mathematics, the school faces significant challenges. It has experienced a sharp increase in chronic absenteeism, rising from 12.3% in 2017-2018 to 52.0% in 2022-2023, notably higher than the surrounding schools, which range from 15.9% to 73.1%. Additionally, the school has a high percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch, ranging from 68.6% to 76.6%, significantly higher than nearby schools like Sutter Creek Elementary and Hazel Fischer Elementary, which have lower rates of 38.16% and 69.38%, respectively.

Despite its relatively strong academic performance compared to the district, West Point Elementary's statewide ranking has declined over the years, from a high of 2,882 out of 5,662 California elementary schools in 2017-2018 to 3,995 out of 5,848 in 2022-2023. This suggests that the school is not keeping pace with improvements in other schools across the state, and its ranking for low socioeconomic status students has also declined, indicating a need to better support this population. The small size of the school, with only 121 students, may present unique challenges that contribute to its performance and ranking compared to larger schools in the Amador County Unified School District.


Detail:

Public K-6

 54 Bald Mountain Rd.
       West Point, CA  95255-0096


(209) 754-2255

District: Calaveras Unified

SchoolDigger Rank:
4007th of 5,868 California Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $6,594 Help


Students who attend West Point Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Toyon Middle
High:    Calaveras High

Student/teacher ratio:  24.2 Help
Number of students:  121

Racial breakdown:

White:
60.3%
Two or more races:
19.0%
Hispanic:
14.9%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  68.6% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details West Point Elementary ranks worse than 68.3% of elementary schools in California. It also ranks 3rd among 5 ranked elementary schools in the Calaveras Unified School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 28.63. (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 West Point Elementary has the smallest elementary school student body size in the Calaveras Unified School District. Student population at West Point Elementary is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (60.3%), two or more races (19%), Hispanic (14.9%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 68.6% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at West Point Elementary is 24.2. 3 elementary schools in the Calaveras Unified School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at West Point Elementary is $6,594, which is the 2nd highest among 5 elementary schools in the Calaveras Unified School District.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

West Point Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks West Point Elementary 4007th of 5868 California public elementary schools. (See West Point Elementary in the ranking list.)

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Calaveras Unified:

SchoolDigger ranks Calaveras Unified 1172nd of 1560 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for West Point Elementary

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Rank History for all students at West Point Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 39.57 2661st 4809 44.7%
2005 16.17 4244th 4822 12.0%
2006 28.58 3412th 4818 29.2%
2007 32.52 3396th 5113 33.6%
2008 40.54 2912th 5113 43.0%
2009 38.07 3171st 5193 38.9%
2010 21.47 4498th 5314 15.4%
2011 9.81 5224th 5377 2.8%
2012 13.64 5040th 5390 6.5%
2013 4.23 5486th 5530 0.8%
2015 27.38 3908th 5611 30.4%
2016 21.68 4454th 5614 20.7%
2017 16.61 4983rd 5692 12.5%
2018 44.23 2882nd 5662 49.1%
2019 33.81 3632nd 5789 37.3%
2021 32.68 900th 1417 36.5%
2022 30.18 3854th 5883 34.5%
2023 28.63 3995th 5848 31.7%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at West Point Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 52.78 2184th 5084 57.0%
2019 45.71 2696th 5173 47.9%
2023 28.61 4003rd 5355 25.2%
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Rank History for Female students at West Point Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 31.84 3578th 5595 36.1%
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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.

West Point Elementary Test Scores
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Enrollment information for West Point Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 237 0 0 20 25 n/a n/a 0 282
1989 222 0 2 15 34 n/a n/a 0 273
1990 209 3 4 19 34 n/a n/a 0 269
1991 197 2 3 13 34 n/a n/a 0 249
1992 187 2 6 10 30 n/a n/a 0 235
1993 186 0 4 7 20 n/a n/a 0 217
1994 201 0 3 11 20 n/a n/a 0 235
1995 194 4 4 22 24 n/a n/a 0 248
1996 194 4 4 22 24 n/a n/a 0 248
1997 199 0 3 16 25 n/a n/a 0 243
1998 191 1 18 18 1 n/a n/a 0 229
1999 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 195 195
2000 143 2 0 15 12 n/a n/a 0 172
2001 155 2 0 13 15 n/a n/a 0 185
2002 125 2 0 11 21 n/a n/a 0 159
2003 125 2 0 11 21 n/a n/a 0 159
2004 109 2 3 17 18 n/a n/a 0 149
2005 107 2 1 14 22 n/a n/a 4 150
2006 109 3 1 12 24 n/a n/a 9 158
2007 97 5 1 7 19 n/a n/a 12 141
2008 82 6 3 7 19 n/a n/a 0 117
2009 54 5 2 10 17 0 14 0 102
2010 65 7 4 7 17 1 6 0 107
2011 69 6 2 6 11 1 2 0 97
2012 65 7 1 9 9 1 4 0 96
2013 60 4 1 5 10 1 5 0 86
2014 58 3 0 13 12 1 9 0 96
2015 60 1 0 13 13 0 8 0 95
2016 61 1 0 9 9 0 13 0 93
2017 62 0 0 11 7 0 8 0 88
2018 60 0 1 13 7 0 11 0 92
2019 62 0 2 18 11 0 15 0 108
2020 59 0 0 15 10 0 21 0 105
2021 54 0 0 13 9 0 18 0 94
2022 65 0 0 21 7 0 24 0 117
2023 73 0 0 18 7 0 23 0 121

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 West Point Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 282 11.0 25.6 n/a
1989 273 11.0 24.8 n/a
1990 269 11.0 24.4 n/a
1991 249 10.0 24.9 n/a
1992 235 10.2 23.0 52.3
1993 217 10.1 21.5 63.1
1994 235 10.5 22.4 60
1995 248 9.7 25.6 66.9
1996 248 9.7 25.6 66.9
1997 243 10.3 23.6 72.4
1998 229 11.3 20.3 68.6
1999 195 10.2 19.1 74.9
2000 172 8.1 21.2 73.8
2001 185 11.0 16.8 80.5
2002 159 9.5 16.7 70.4
2003 159 9.5 16.7 70.4
2004 149 8.5 17.5 72.5
2005 150 8.5 17.6 74.7
2006 158 8.0 19.8 70.5
2007 141 7.5 18.8 65.1
2008 117 7.4 15.8 74.4
2009 102 5.0 17.0 69.6
2010 107 4.2 25.4 71
2011 97 n/a n/a 78.4
2012 96 4.8 19.8 n/a
2013 86 4.1 20.8 77.9
2014 96 4.0 24.0 82.3
2015 95 4.0 23.7 82.1
2016 93 4.0 23.2 96.8
2017 88 3.5 25.1 73.9
2018 92 3.5 26.2 73.9
2019 108 3.7 28.8 81.5
2020 105 n/a n/a 77.1
2021 94 3.8 24.7 76.6
2022 117 n/a n/a 74.4
2023 121 5.0 24.2 68.6

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 West Point Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 282 11.0 25.6 n/a
1989 273 11.0 24.8 n/a
1990 269 11.0 24.4 n/a
1991 249 10.0 24.9 n/a
1992 235 10.2 23.0 52.3
1993 217 10.1 21.5 63.1
1994 235 10.5 22.4 60
1995 248 9.7 25.6 66.9
1996 248 9.7 25.6 66.9
1997 243 10.3 23.6 72.4
1998 229 11.3 20.3 68.6
1999 195 10.2 19.1 74.9
2000 172 8.1 21.2 73.8
2001 185 11.0 16.8 80.5
2002 159 9.5 16.7 70.4
2003 159 9.5 16.7 70.4
2004 149 8.5 17.5 72.5
2005 150 8.5 17.6 74.7
2006 158 8.0 19.8 70.5
2007 141 7.5 18.8 65.1
2008 117 7.4 15.8 74.4
2009 102 5.0 17.0 69.6
2010 107 4.2 25.4 71
2011 97 n/a n/a 78.4
2012 96 4.8 19.8 n/a
2013 86 4.1 20.8 77.9
2014 96 4.0 24.0 82.3
2015 95 4.0 23.7 82.1
2016 93 4.0 23.2 96.8
2017 88 3.5 25.1 73.9
2018 92 3.5 26.2 73.9
2019 108 3.7 28.8 81.5
2020 105 n/a n/a 77.1
2021 94 3.8 24.7 76.6
2022 117 n/a n/a 74.4
2023 121 5.0 24.2 68.6

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

West Point Elementary

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionConditionalPolioHepatitis BVaricellaDTPMMR
201281.0%13.0%0.0%6.0%81.0%88.0%88.0%81.0%81.0%
201468.0%5.0%0.0%27.0%73.0%91.0%91.0%68.0%68.0%
201583.0%6.0%0.0%11.0%83.0%83.0%89.0%83.0%83.0%
2016100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%
201987.0%4.0%9.0%91.0%91.0%≥95.0%87.0%≥95.0%

Data source: California Department of Public Health
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Per Pupil Expenditures for West Point Elementary

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $6,594

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

Impact of COVID-19 on West Point Elementary

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 3632nd of 5789 Elementary schoolsRanks 3995th of 5848 Elementary schools
 5.6%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (West Point Elementary)41.727.8
 13.9%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Calaveras Unified)31.925
 6.9%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.543
 5.6%
3rd Grade Mathematics (West Point Elementary)2522.2
 2.8%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Calaveras Unified)30.226.6
 3.6%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (California)50.245.1
 5.1%
4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (West Point Elementary)33.352.4
 19.1%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Calaveras Unified)29.130.6
 1.4%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)49.543.7
 5.7%
4th Grade Mathematics (West Point Elementary)2023.8
 3.8%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Calaveras Unified)26.531.5
 5%
   4th Grade Mathematics (California)44.940.8
 4.1%
5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (West Point Elementary)52.935.7
 17.2%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Calaveras Unified)35.828.7
 7.1%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)51.746.7
 5%
5th Grade Mathematics (West Point Elementary)41.26.7
 34.5%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Calaveras Unified)21.110.9
 10.2%
   5th Grade Mathematics (California)3833.4
 4.6%
5th Grade Science (West Point Elementary)29.414.3
 15.1%
   5th Grade Science (Calaveras Unified)22.119.5
 2.6%
   5th Grade Science (California)31.731.9
 0.1%
6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (West Point Elementary)18.227.3
 9.1%
   6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Calaveras Unified)3423.1
 10.9%
   6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.544.2
 4.3%
6th Grade Mathematics (West Point Elementary)27.318.2
 9.1%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Calaveras Unified)24.910.9
 14%
   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 Students108121
 12%
African American00
American Indian117
 36.4%
Asian20
 100%
Hispanic1818
Pacific Islander00
White6273
 17.7%
Two or More Races1523
 53.3%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients81.5%68.6%
 12.9%


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Students who attend West Point Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : Toyon Middle
High : Calaveras High

Students at West Point Elementary are 60% White, 19% Two or more races, 15% Hispanic, 6% American Indian.

In the 2022-23 school year, 121 students attended West Point Elementary.

West Point Elementary ranks 4007th of 5868 California elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 2 stars out of 5.


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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the California Department of Education.

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