Palomares Elementary

Public K-5

 6395 Palo Verde Rd.
       Castro Valley, CA  94552-9708


(510) 582-4207

District: Castro Valley Unified

SchoolDigger Rank:
236th of 1,417 California Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $6,460 Help

Students who attend Palomares Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Canyon Middle
    Creekside Middle
High:    Castro Valley High

Student/teacher ratio:  19.3
Number of students:  139

Immunizations:

Fully immunized:
91.0%
Measles:
≥95.0%
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Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
30.2%
White:
29.5%
Asian:
18.7%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  19.4%

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We updated the 2020-21 rankings and test scores for this school on Saturday, January 8, 2022.

*Please note that the COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on standardized testing and the number of schools reporting results are lower.


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Compare Details Palomares Elementary ranks better than 83.3% of elementary schools in California. It also ranks 6th among 9 ranked elementary schools in the Castro Valley Unified School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2021 the calculated Average Standard Score was 83.14. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Palomares Elementary has the smallest elementary school student body size in the Castro Valley Unified School District. Student population at Palomares Elementary is diverse. Racial makeup is: Hispanic (30.2%), White (29.5%), Asian (18.7%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 19.4% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Palomares Elementary is 19.3, which is the lowest among 9 elementary schools in the Castro Valley Unified School District! (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Palomares Elementary is $6,460, which is the highest among 9 elementary schools in the Castro Valley Unified School District!
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Schooldigger 2021 Rankings:

Palomares Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Palomares Elementary 236th of 1417 California public elementary schools. (See Palomares Elementary in the ranking list.)

Castro Valley Unified:

SchoolDigger ranks Castro Valley Unified 108th of 706 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Palomares Elementary

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 96.78 139th 4809 97.1%
2005 92.52 354th 4822 92.7%
2006 92.56 355th 4818 92.6%
2007 94.09 282nd 5113 94.5%
2008 93.67 270th 5113 94.7%
2009 94.63 183rd 5193 96.5%
2010 93.78 210th 5314 96.0%
2011 96.30 48th 5377 99.1%
2012 95.17 80th 5390 98.5%
2013 81.70 969th 5530 82.5%
2015 85.81 836th 5611 85.1%
2016 81.51 1070th 5614 80.9%
2017 86.45 845th 5692 85.2%
2018 80.79 1087th 5662 80.8%
2019 86.10 846th 5789 85.4%
2021 83.14 236th 1417 83.3%

Data source: test scores: California Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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by a parent
Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Open Quote This school is bad news. My son came their with high self esteem and strong academics. He left with his head down. The school threatened to remove him constantly. If they are 2 minutes late, if they can't keep up with the curriculum, or if they get into any trouble, the school threatens to kick them out. The principle is extremely rude, the teachers ... lets just say they caused us to hire a private tutor. They most likely only have high test scores because they criminalize and remove the students who need guidance. Want your kid to develop confidence issues? This is the school for you. I would give negative stars if possible. My poor 5 year old!! Close Quote



Enrollment information for Palomares Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 66 5 4 5 0 n/a n/a 0 80
1989 68 3 0 2 0 n/a n/a 0 73
1990 62 2 0 2 0 n/a n/a 0 66
1991 58 2 4 4 0 n/a n/a 0 68
1992 59 1 4 0 1 n/a n/a 0 65
1993 65 1 6 3 0 n/a n/a 0 75
1994 72 0 6 4 0 n/a n/a 0 82
1995 65 1 6 3 0 n/a n/a 0 75
1996 65 1 6 3 0 n/a n/a 0 75
1997 48 0 6 3 0 n/a n/a 0 57
1998 55 3 9 8 2 n/a n/a 0 77
1999 54 2 9 14 2 n/a n/a 0 81
2000 54 2 11 16 4 n/a n/a 0 87
2001 46 4 18 18 2 n/a n/a 0 88
2002 69 7 8 13 3 n/a n/a 6 106
2003 69 7 8 13 3 n/a n/a 6 106
2004 67 7 16 15 4 n/a n/a 0 109
2005 76 14 20 14 3 n/a n/a 1 128
2006 78 15 17 22 3 n/a n/a 0 135
2007 72 15 26 16 1 n/a n/a 0 130
2008 63 11 28 20 1 n/a n/a 0 123
2009 72 8 26 20 0 1 4 0 131
2010 59 9 12 37 3 0 17 0 137
2011 62 12 18 34 2 1 21 0 150
2012 64 9 19 31 1 1 20 0 145
2013 65 12 13 44 1 1 21 0 157
2014 62 6 12 42 0 1 28 0 151
2015 66 7 12 35 0 1 21 0 142
2016 68 5 16 33 1 1 16 0 140
2017 65 7 20 31 1 0 19 0 143
2018 57 8 20 39 1 0 20 0 145
2019 45 4 23 51 0 0 20 0 143
2020 44 6 24 48 0 0 23 0 145
2021 41 10 26 42 0 0 20 0 139

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 Palomares Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 80 4.0 20.0 n/a
1989 73 4.0 18.2 n/a
1990 66 5.0 13.2 n/a
1991 68 6.0 11.3 n/a
1992 65 6.1 10.6 3.1
1993 75 3.0 25.0 9.3
1994 82 3.0 27.3 3.7
1995 75 3.0 25.0 8
1996 75 3.0 25.0 8
1997 57 3.0 19.0 12.3
1998 77 4.0 19.3 5.2
1999 81 4.0 20.3 12.3
2000 87 4.0 21.8 9.2
2001 88 4.0 22.0 8
2002 106 5.0 21.2 4
2003 106 5.0 21.2 4
2004 109 5.0 21.8 7.3
2005 128 6.0 21.3 3.9
2006 135 9.0 15.0 10.4
2007 130 7.0 18.6 7.7
2008 123 8.0 15.4 8.9
2009 131 6.0 18.7 6.1
2010 137 7.0 19.5 7.3
2011 150 n/a n/a 12
2012 145 6.4 22.4 n/a
2013 157 6.3 24.8 9.6
2014 151 6.0 25.1 11.9
2015 142 6.0 23.6 9.9
2016 140 6.0 23.3 12.9
2017 143 6.0 23.8 11.2
2018 145 6.4 22.6 15.9
2019 143 6.0 23.8 22.4
2020 145 n/a n/a 24.1
2021 139 7.1 19.3 19.4

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
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Student/Teacher Ratio Palomares Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 80 4.0 20.0 n/a
1989 73 4.0 18.2 n/a
1990 66 5.0 13.2 n/a
1991 68 6.0 11.3 n/a
1992 65 6.1 10.6 3.1
1993 75 3.0 25.0 9.3
1994 82 3.0 27.3 3.7
1995 75 3.0 25.0 8
1996 75 3.0 25.0 8
1997 57 3.0 19.0 12.3
1998 77 4.0 19.3 5.2
1999 81 4.0 20.3 12.3
2000 87 4.0 21.8 9.2
2001 88 4.0 22.0 8
2002 106 5.0 21.2 4
2003 106 5.0 21.2 4
2004 109 5.0 21.8 7.3
2005 128 6.0 21.3 3.9
2006 135 9.0 15.0 10.4
2007 130 7.0 18.6 7.7
2008 123 8.0 15.4 8.9
2009 131 6.0 18.7 6.1
2010 137 7.0 19.5 7.3
2011 150 n/a n/a 12
2012 145 6.4 22.4 n/a
2013 157 6.3 24.8 9.6
2014 151 6.0 25.1 11.9
2015 142 6.0 23.6 9.9
2016 140 6.0 23.3 12.9
2017 143 6.0 23.8 11.2
2018 145 6.4 22.6 15.9
2019 143 6.0 23.8 22.4
2020 145 n/a n/a 24.1
2021 139 7.1 19.3 19.4

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

Palomares Elementary

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionConditionalPolioHepatitis BVaricellaDTPMMR
2012100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%
2013100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%
2014100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%
201595.0%0.0%0.0%5.0%100.0%95.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%
2016100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%
2017≥95.0%≤5.0%≤5.0%≤5.0%≥95.0%≥95.0%≥95.0%≥95.0%≥95.0%
2018≥95.0%≤5.0%≤5.0%≤5.0%≥95.0%≥95.0%≥95.0%≥95.0%≥95.0%
201991.0%4.0%4.0%≥95.0%≥95.0%≥95.0%91.0%≥95.0%

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

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $6,460

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Palomares 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
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Ranks 846th of 5789 Elementary schoolsRanks 236th of 1417 Elementary schools
 2%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Palomares Elementary)52.259.1
 6.9%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Castro Valley Unified)70.662.6
 8%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.539.8
 8.8%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Palomares Elementary)69.645.5
 24.1%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Castro Valley Unified)76.460.1
 16.4%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (California)50.239.7
 10.5%
4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Palomares Elementary)79.261.9
 17.3%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Castro Valley Unified)70.662.4
 8.2%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)49.541.5
 8%
4th Grade Mathematics (Palomares Elementary)62.547.6
 14.9%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Castro Valley Unified)7057.1
 12.8%
   4th Grade Mathematics (California)44.935.9
 9.1%
5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Palomares Elementary)73.178.3
 5.2%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Castro Valley Unified)72.571.5
 0.9%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)51.746.5
 5.2%
5th Grade Mathematics (Palomares Elementary)76.958.3
 18.6%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Castro Valley Unified)63.154.9
 8.2%
   5th Grade Mathematics (California)3830.1
 7.9%
5th Grade Science (Palomares Elementary)69.269.6
 0.3%
   5th Grade Science (Castro Valley Unified)54.849.5
 5.3%
   5th Grade Science (California)31.729.8
 2%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Total Students143139
 2.8%
African American410
 150%
American Indian00
Asian2326
 13%
Hispanic5142
 17.6%
Pacific Islander00
Two or More Races2020
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients22.4%19.4%
 3%




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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. School Attendance Areas provided by ATTOM.

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