Central Elementary

Summary:

Central Elementary is a public elementary school in Rancho Cucamonga, California, serving 438 students from kindergarten to 5th grade. The school faces some challenges, including a high percentage of Hispanic and low-income students, lower academic performance compared to nearby schools, and a relatively high chronic absenteeism rate.

Central Elementary has a significantly higher Hispanic student population (65.75%) compared to nearby schools, which range from 49.03% to 79.97% Hispanic students. The school's test scores are generally lower than the nearby schools, especially in mathematics. For example, in 2022-2023, the percentage of students proficient or better in Smarter Balanced Assessments/Mathematics for End of Course was 31.31% at Central Elementary, compared to 45.58% at Valle Vista Elementary, 56.09% at Coyote Canyon Elementary, and 41.49% at Dona Merced Elementary. Central Elementary also has a relatively high chronic absenteeism rate, ranging from 4.9% to 19.0% over the past few years, which is higher than the nearby schools, which range from 13.9% to 30.6%.

While Central Elementary's performance on subgroups, such as English Language Learners and Low Socio-Economic Status students, suggests that the school may be providing targeted support, its overall academic performance and attendance issues could be key areas for improvement. The school's statewide ranking has declined over the years, from 1,882 out of 5,530 California elementary schools in 2012-2013 to 3,105 out of 5,848 in 2022-2023, indicating that its performance may be declining relative to other schools in the state. Addressing these challenges could help Central Elementary better serve its diverse student population.


Detail:

Public K-5

 7955 Archibald Ave.
       Rancho Cucamonga, CA  91730-2805


(909) 987-2541

District: Central Elementary

SchoolDigger Rank:
3113th of 5,868 California Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $7,516 Help


Students who attend Central Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Cucamonga Middle
High:    Alta Loma High

Student/teacher ratio:  24.3 Help
Number of students:  438

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
65.8%
White:
13.2%
African American:
8.0%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  72.4% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Central Elementary ranks worse than 53.1% of elementary schools in California. It also ranks 4th among 5 ranked elementary schools in the Central Elementary 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 Central Elementary has the smallest elementary school student body size in the Central Elementary School District. Racial makeup is: Hispanic (65.8%), White (13.2%), African American (8%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 72.4% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Central Elementary is 24.3, which is the 2nd best among 5 elementary schools in the Central Elementary School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Central Elementary is $7,516. 3 elementary schools in the Central Elementary School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Central Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Central Elementary 3113th of 5868 California public elementary schools. (See Central Elementary in the ranking list.)

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Central Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Central Elementary 544th of 1560 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Central Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Central Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 68.75 1340th 4809 72.1%
2005 67.06 1455th 4822 69.8%
2006 65.52 1521st 4818 68.4%
2007 61.76 1733rd 5113 66.1%
2008 63.03 1731st 5113 66.1%
2009 55.36 2160th 5193 58.4%
2010 48.35 2663rd 5314 49.9%
2011 51.93 2476th 5377 54.0%
2012 60.35 2024th 5390 62.4%
2013 64.16 1882nd 5530 66.0%
2015 53.21 2279th 5611 59.4%
2016 40.39 3055th 5614 45.6%
2017 36.54 3338th 5692 41.4%
2018 33.83 3553rd 5662 37.2%
2019 38.11 3303rd 5789 42.9%
2022 36.76 3319th 5883 43.6%
2023 40.11 3105th 5848 46.9%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Central Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 22.38 3052nd 3275 6.8%
2023 60.04 774th 3240 76.1%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Central Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 30.22 3754th 5084 26.2%
2019 42.29 2950th 5173 43.0%
2022 46.63 2492nd 5264 52.7%
2023 56.16 1971st 5355 63.2%
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Rank History for Female students at Central Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 40.24 3069th 5413 43.3%
2019 37.97 3230th 5492 41.2%
2022 30.08 3727th 5635 33.9%
2023 30.85 3671st 5595 34.4%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Central Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 45.67 885th 2128 58.4%
2019 39.56 1324th 2585 48.8%
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Rank History for Male students at Central Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 27.52 3894th 5431 28.3%
2019 38.02 3187th 5510 42.2%
2022 44.41 2746th 5663 51.5%
2023 49.78 2451st 5627 56.4%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Central Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 48.73 2306th 4830 52.3%
2019 55.68 1928th 4963 61.2%
2022 51.04 2137th 5084 58.0%
2023 57.58 1788th 5079 64.8%
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Rank History for White students at Central Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 14.88 2449th 2737 10.5%
2019 9.28 2656th 2834 6.3%
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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 Central Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 452 15 8 86 0 n/a n/a 0 561
1989 413 24 14 158 3 n/a n/a 0 612
1990 465 34 17 159 0 n/a n/a 0 675
1991 475 32 33 127 5 n/a n/a 0 672
1992 450 43 37 137 5 n/a n/a 0 672
1993 356 44 34 117 2 n/a n/a 0 553
1994 331 41 33 126 4 n/a n/a 0 535
1995 315 42 27 131 3 n/a n/a 0 518
1996 315 42 27 131 3 n/a n/a 0 518
1997 321 45 27 150 4 n/a n/a 0 547
1998 317 51 29 183 4 n/a n/a 0 584
1999 310 57 29 196 4 n/a n/a 0 596
2000 285 62 35 203 2 n/a n/a 0 587
2001 272 64 39 210 4 n/a n/a 2 591
2002 199 54 23 215 2 n/a n/a 114 607
2003 199 54 23 215 2 n/a n/a 114 607
2004 181 47 34 223 5 n/a n/a 76 566
2005 207 46 26 228 4 n/a n/a 48 559
2006 217 41 30 270 7 n/a n/a 2 567
2007 198 28 28 284 8 n/a n/a 9 555
2008 190 31 28 295 8 n/a n/a 0 552
2009 154 28 19 273 2 0 100 0 576
2010 197 34 25 320 4 0 1 0 581
2011 202 46 25 310 3 0 2 0 588
2012 171 48 16 298 1 2 3 0 539
2013 149 41 15 307 1 3 8 0 524
2014 123 36 13 297 0 2 7 0 478
2015 132 37 20 312 1 2 6 0 510
2016 134 41 20 330 1 1 5 0 532
2017 133 46 19 303 0 0 10 0 511
2018 112 32 26 327 0 0 14 0 511
2019 87 31 19 313 0 1 23 0 474
2020 70 29 15 299 0 1 22 0 436
2021 55 31 17 278 2 1 29 0 413
2022 66 35 19 304 3 1 28 0 456
2023 58 35 25 288 1 2 29 0 438

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 Central Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 561 22.0 25.5 n/a
1989 612 24.0 25.5 n/a
1990 675 25.0 27.0 n/a
1991 672 25.5 26.3 n/a
1992 672 25.9 25.9 11.6
1993 553 23.0 24.0 22.6
1994 535 21.0 25.5 23.2
1995 518 21.6 24.0 33.4
1996 518 21.6 24.0 33.4
1997 547 24.6 22.2 41.5
1998 584 27.7 21.1 44.7
1999 596 28.7 20.8 48.7
2000 587 27.7 21.2 40.5
2001 591 31.7 18.6 39.6
2002 607 32.0 19.0 48.5
2003 607 32.0 19.0 48.5
2004 566 27.0 21.0 53.3
2005 559 26.0 21.5 49.9
2006 567 25.5 22.2 45.5
2007 555 24.5 22.7 44.1
2008 552 26.0 21.2 41.5
2009 576 24.0 22.2 47.9
2010 581 22.0 26.4 54.9
2011 588 n/a n/a 58.2
2012 539 21.0 25.6 n/a
2013 524 19.0 27.5 58.8
2014 478 17.5 27.3 57.7
2015 510 19.0 26.8 59.4
2016 532 20.0 26.6 54.5
2017 511 21.0 24.3 59.7
2018 511 21.0 24.3 67.7
2019 474 19.0 24.9 64.8
2020 436 n/a n/a 68.1
2021 413 20.1 20.5 65.1
2022 456 18.3 24.9 73.5
2023 438 18.0 24.3 72.4

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 Central Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 561 22.0 25.5 n/a
1989 612 24.0 25.5 n/a
1990 675 25.0 27.0 n/a
1991 672 25.5 26.3 n/a
1992 672 25.9 25.9 11.6
1993 553 23.0 24.0 22.6
1994 535 21.0 25.5 23.2
1995 518 21.6 24.0 33.4
1996 518 21.6 24.0 33.4
1997 547 24.6 22.2 41.5
1998 584 27.7 21.1 44.7
1999 596 28.7 20.8 48.7
2000 587 27.7 21.2 40.5
2001 591 31.7 18.6 39.6
2002 607 32.0 19.0 48.5
2003 607 32.0 19.0 48.5
2004 566 27.0 21.0 53.3
2005 559 26.0 21.5 49.9
2006 567 25.5 22.2 45.5
2007 555 24.5 22.7 44.1
2008 552 26.0 21.2 41.5
2009 576 24.0 22.2 47.9
2010 581 22.0 26.4 54.9
2011 588 n/a n/a 58.2
2012 539 21.0 25.6 n/a
2013 524 19.0 27.5 58.8
2014 478 17.5 27.3 57.7
2015 510 19.0 26.8 59.4
2016 532 20.0 26.6 54.5
2017 511 21.0 24.3 59.7
2018 511 21.0 24.3 67.7
2019 474 19.0 24.9 64.8
2020 436 n/a n/a 68.1
2021 413 20.1 20.5 65.1
2022 456 18.3 24.9 73.5
2023 438 18.0 24.3 72.4

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

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionConditionalPolioHepatitis BVaricellaDTPMMR
201296.0%3.0%0.0%1.0%97.0%97.0%97.0%96.0%97.0%
201397.0%1.0%1.0%1.0%98.0%98.0%98.0%97.0%98.0%
201495.0%0.0%0.0%5.0%98.0%97.0%99.0%99.0%97.0%
201597.0%2.0%0.0%2.0%98.0%98.0%98.0%98.0%97.0%
201698.0%1.0%0.0%2.0%99.0%99.0%99.0%99.0%98.0%
2017≥99.0%≤1.0%≤1.0%≤1.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%
201897.0%0.0%0.0%3.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%97.0%≥99.0%
2019≥99.0%≤1.0%≤1.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%
202295.3%0.0%4.7%98.1%96.2%

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

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $7,516

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Central 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 3303rd of 5789 Elementary schoolsRanks 3105th of 5848 Elementary schools
 4%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Central Elementary)53.634.7
 18.9%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Central Elementary)57.951.2
 6.7%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.543
 5.6%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Central Elementary)45.527.8
 17.7%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Central Elementary)54.847.8
 7%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (California)50.245.1
 5.1%
4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Central Elementary)37.137.3
 0.2%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Central Elementary)52.549.5
 3%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)49.543.7
 5.7%
4th Grade Mathematics (Central Elementary)35.737.3
 1.6%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Central Elementary)45.737.7
 8%
   4th Grade Mathematics (California)44.940.8
 4.1%
5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Central Elementary)42.944.8
 1.9%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Central Elementary)59.255.3
 3.9%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)51.746.7
 5%
5th Grade Mathematics (Central Elementary)33.328.4
 5%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Central Elementary)40.831.4
 9.4%
   5th Grade Mathematics (California)3833.4
 4.6%
5th Grade Science (Central Elementary)19.128.4
 9.3%
   5th Grade Science (Central Elementary)31.733
 1.3%
   5th Grade Science (California)31.731.9
 0.1%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students474438
 7.6%
African American3135
 12.9%
American Indian01
Asian1925
 31.6%
Hispanic313288
 8%
Pacific Islander12
 100%
White8758
 33.3%
Two or More Races2329
 26.1%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients64.8%72.4%
 7.6%


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Central Elementary ranks 3113th of 5868 California elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 2 stars out of 5.

Students who attend Central Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : Cucamonga Middle
High : Alta Loma High

Students at Central Elementary are 66% Hispanic, 13% White, 8% African American, 7% Two or more races, 6% Asian.

In the 2022-23 school year, 438 students attended Central Elementary.


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