Cesar Chavez Elementary

Summary:

Cesar Chavez Elementary is a public elementary school in Calexico, California, serving 790 students from kindergarten to 6th grade. The school faces several challenges, including a predominantly Hispanic student population, lower academic performance compared to state and district averages, high rates of chronic absenteeism, and a high percentage of students from low-income families.

Cesar Chavez Elementary's academic performance, as measured by the Smarter Balanced Assessments, is generally lower than the state and district averages. For example, in the 2022-2023 school year, the percentage of students proficient or better in English Language Arts/Literacy ranged from 13.27% (4th grade) to 37.1% (6th grade), compared to the state average of 42.96% to 46.69%. In Mathematics, the proficiency rates ranged from 14.95% (5th grade) to 27.83% (3rd grade), compared to the state average of 33.19% to 45.11%. The school also has a high rate of chronic absenteeism, with 32.1% of students chronically absent in the 2022-2023 school year, significantly higher than the state average and nearby schools in the Calexico Unified district.

When comparing Cesar Chavez Elementary to other schools in the Calexico Unified district, it generally performs lower academically and serves a higher percentage of students from low-income families. For instance, Blanche Charles Elementary, located just 2.47 miles away, outperforms Cesar Chavez Elementary in both English Language Arts/Literacy and Mathematics proficiency rates. The school's declining statewide ranking, from 3,879 out of 5,377 California elementary schools in 2010-2011 to 4,375 out of 5,848 in 2022-2023, suggests the need for targeted interventions and support to improve educational outcomes for the students.


Detail:

Public K-6

 1251 East Zapata St.
       Calexico, CA  92231-9677


(760) 768-6400

District: Calexico Unified

SchoolDigger Rank:
4394th of 5,874 California Elementary Schools


Students who attend Cesar Chavez Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Enrique Camarena Junior High
High:    Calexico High

Student/teacher ratio:  24.6 Help
Number of students:  790

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
97.7%
White:
1.0%
Two or more races:
0.8%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  75.3% Help


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Compare Details Cesar Chavez Elementary ranks worse than 74.8% of elementary schools in California. It also ranks 2nd among 7 ranked elementary schools in the Calexico Unified School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 24.68. (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 Cesar Chavez Elementary has the largest elementary school student body size in the Calexico Unified School District. Racial makeup is: Hispanic (97.7%), White (1%), two or more races (0.8%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 75.3% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the lowest percentage in the Calexico Unified School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Cesar Chavez Elementary is 24.6, which is the 3rd best among 7 elementary schools in the Calexico Unified School District. (See more...)
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Compare Cesar Chavez Elementary employs 32.1 full-time teachers.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Cesar Chavez Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Cesar Chavez Elementary 4394th of 5874 California public elementary schools. (See Cesar Chavez Elementary in the ranking list.)

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Calexico Unified:

SchoolDigger ranks Calexico Unified 1367th of 1563 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Cesar Chavez Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Cesar Chavez Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2009 28.82 3791st 5193 27.0%
2011 31.45 3879th 5377 27.9%
2012 30.40 3923rd 5390 27.2%
2013 28.22 4185th 5530 24.3%
2015 23.56 4280th 5611 23.7%
2016 29.01 3848th 5614 31.5%
2017 28.48 3963rd 5692 30.4%
2018 32.87 3611th 5662 36.2%
2019 37.87 3323rd 5789 42.6%
2022 27.84 4063rd 5883 30.9%
2023 24.68 4394th 5874 25.2%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Cesar Chavez Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 34.67 2076th 3246 36.0%
2019 34.56 2161st 3275 34.0%
2022 34.54 2245th 3311 32.2%
2023 43.13 1612th 3250 50.4%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Cesar Chavez Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 19.92 2201st 2420 9.0%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Cesar Chavez Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 34.03 3472nd 5084 31.7%
2019 42.62 2924th 5173 43.5%
2022 35.23 3401st 5264 35.4%
2023 29.97 3903rd 5374 27.4%
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Rank History for Homeless students at Cesar Chavez Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 40.63 189th 336 43.8%
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Rank History for Female students at Cesar Chavez Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 32.33 3583rd 5413 33.8%
2019 41.91 2993rd 5492 45.5%
2022 24.23 4287th 5635 23.9%
2023 20.60 4646th 5617 17.3%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Cesar Chavez Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 18.67 2063rd 2227 7.4%
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Rank History for Male students at Cesar Chavez Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 34.11 3403rd 5431 37.3%
2019 34.36 3437th 5510 37.6%
2022 31.98 3621st 5663 36.1%
2023 29.94 3785th 5650 33.0%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Cesar Chavez Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 44.80 2563rd 4830 46.9%
2019 53.14 2088th 4963 57.9%
2022 38.81 2993rd 5084 41.1%
2023 35.10 3307th 5098 35.1%
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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.

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Enrollment information for Cesar Chavez Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2008 3 n/a 8 755 n/a n/a n/a 0 766
2009 5 1 8 894 0 0 0 0 908
2010 4 1 7 894 0 0 0 0 906
2011 4 1 9 995 0 0 0 0 1009
2012 7 1 15 1058 0 0 0 0 1081
2013 8 1 14 1042 0 0 0 0 1065
2014 7 0 12 1020 0 0 0 0 1039
2015 5 0 12 1025 0 0 0 0 1042
2016 6 0 10 954 0 0 1 0 971
2017 6 0 6 929 0 0 1 0 942
2018 7 0 4 886 1 0 1 0 899
2019 3 0 1 867 1 0 0 0 872
2020 3 0 1 807 1 0 0 1 813
2021 7 0 1 808 1 0 2 1 820
2022 9 0 1 767 1 0 8 1 787
2023 8 0 2 772 1 0 6 1 790

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 Cesar Chavez Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2008 766 38.0 20.2 40.3
2009 908 37.0 23.3 41.5
2010 906 32.0 28.3 62.3
2011 1009 n/a n/a 62.4
2012 1081 37.0 29.1 n/a
2013 1065 37.0 28.7 99.7
2014 1039 35.2 29.5 67.9
2015 1042 37.0 28.1 64.4
2016 971 37.0 26.2 65.9
2017 942 37.0 25.4 66.2
2018 899 35.0 25.6 67.4
2019 872 34.0 25.6 67.5
2020 813 n/a n/a 72.4
2021 820 32.0 25.6 73.4
2022 787 32.0 24.5 70.1
2023 790 32.1 24.6 75.3

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 Cesar Chavez Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2008 766 38.0 20.2 40.3
2009 908 37.0 23.3 41.5
2010 906 32.0 28.3 62.3
2011 1009 n/a n/a 62.4
2012 1081 37.0 29.1 n/a
2013 1065 37.0 28.7 99.7
2014 1039 35.2 29.5 67.9
2015 1042 37.0 28.1 64.4
2016 971 37.0 26.2 65.9
2017 942 37.0 25.4 66.2
2018 899 35.0 25.6 67.4
2019 872 34.0 25.6 67.5
2020 813 n/a n/a 72.4
2021 820 32.0 25.6 73.4
2022 787 32.0 24.5 70.1
2023 790 32.1 24.6 75.3

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

Cesar Chavez Elementary

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionConditionalPolioHepatitis BVaricellaDTPMMR
201295.0%0.0%1.0%4.0%97.0%99.0%99.0%97.0%97.0%
201386.0%1.0%0.0%13.0%89.0%98.0%99.0%87.0%86.0%
201493.0%0.0%0.0%7.0%99.0%99.0%99.0%98.0%95.0%
201597.0%0.0%0.0%3.0%100.0%98.0%99.0%99.0%97.0%
201695.0%1.0%0.0%4.0%98.0%98.0%99.0%98.0%95.0%
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%
201995.0%1.0%3.0%98.0%98.0%98.0%97.0%97.0%
202198.4%0.0%1.6%98.4%98.4%
202298.4%0.0%0.0%98.4%98.4%

Data source: California Department of Public Health
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Cesar Chavez Elementary

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 3323rd of 5789 Elementary schoolsRanks 4394th of 5874 Elementary schools
 17.4%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Cesar Chavez Elementary)4124.4
 16.6%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Calexico Unified)26.521.8
 4.7%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.543
 5.6%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Cesar Chavez Elementary)46.727.8
 18.9%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Calexico Unified)3120.9
 10.1%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (California)50.245.1
 5.1%
4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Cesar Chavez Elementary)33.313.3
 20.1%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Calexico Unified)26.918.1
 8.7%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)49.543.7
 5.7%
4th Grade Mathematics (Cesar Chavez Elementary)31.915.5
 16.4%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Calexico Unified)23.717.9
 5.9%
   4th Grade Mathematics (California)44.940.8
 4.1%
5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Cesar Chavez Elementary)45.132.7
 12.4%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Calexico Unified)27.923.8
 4.2%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)51.746.7
 5%
5th Grade Mathematics (Cesar Chavez Elementary)3115
 16%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Calexico Unified)16.911.7
 5.2%
   5th Grade Mathematics (California)3833.4
 4.6%
5th Grade Science (Cesar Chavez Elementary)21.418.7
 2.7%
   5th Grade Science (Calexico Unified)13.713.1
 0.7%
   5th Grade Science (California)31.731.9
 0.1%
6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Cesar Chavez Elementary)4637.1
 8.9%
   6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Calexico Unified)28.428
 0.4%
   6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.544.2
 4.3%
6th Grade Mathematics (Cesar Chavez Elementary)33.324.4
 8.9%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Calexico Unified)19.116.5
 2.6%
   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 Students872790
 9.4%
African American00
American Indian11
Asian12
 100%
Hispanic867772
 11%
Pacific Islander00
White38
 166.7%
Two or More Races06
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients67.5%75.3%
 7.8%


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Students who attend Cesar Chavez Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : Enrique Camarena Junior High
High : Calexico High

Students at Cesar Chavez Elementary are 98% Hispanic, 1% White.

In the 2022-23 school year, 790 students attended Cesar Chavez Elementary.

Cesar Chavez Elementary ranks 4394th of 5874 California elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 1 star 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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