Cold Spring Elementary

Summary:

Cold Spring Elementary is a public elementary school in Santa Barbara, California, serving 193 students in grades K-6 and part of the highly-ranked Santa Barbara Unified school district.

Cold Spring Elementary is an exceptional school, consistently ranking among the top 5% of California elementary schools. Its students demonstrate outstanding academic achievement, with over 90% proficiency in English Language Arts and Mathematics, far exceeding state averages. In science, 5th-grade students achieved 86.96% proficiency, compared to the state average of 31.86%. However, the school has a predominantly white student population, with only 8.29% Hispanic and 2.59% Asian students, lower than nearby schools. Additionally, only 5.18% of Cold Spring students are eligible for free or reduced-price lunch, significantly lower than the 43.68% to 93.39% range of nearby schools, indicating the school serves a relatively affluent community.

While Cold Spring Elementary's academic performance is exceptional, the lack of racial and socioeconomic diversity may be a concern. This homogeneity could impact the educational experiences and perspectives of the students. Nevertheless, the school's sustained excellence over the years, ranking among the top in California, is a testament to its effective teaching practices, strong leadership, and dedicated community.


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Public K-6

 2243 Sycamore Canyon Rd.
       Santa Barbara, CA  93108-1909


(805) 969-2678

District: Cold Spring Elementary

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

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $23,655 Help


Student/teacher ratio:  12.1 Help
Number of students:  193

Racial breakdown:

White:
75.1%
Two or more races:
13.0%
Hispanic:
8.3%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  5.2% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Cold Spring Elementary ranks better than 99.9% of elementary schools in California. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 99.33. (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: White (75.1%), two or more races (13%), Hispanic (8.3%). (See more...)
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Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Cold Spring Elementary is 12.1. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Cold Spring Elementary is $23,655.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

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SchoolDigger ranks Cold Spring Elementary 5th of 5874 California public elementary schools. (See Cold Spring Elementary in the ranking list.)

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SchoolDigger ranks Cold Spring Elementary 1st of 1563 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Cold Spring Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Cold Spring Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 97.96 82nd 4809 98.3%
2005 98.16 41st 4822 99.1%
2006 97.71 68th 4818 98.6%
2007 98.36 35th 5113 99.3%
2008 95.63 146th 5113 97.1%
2009 95.12 158th 5193 97.0%
2010 95.72 96th 5314 98.2%
2011 94.93 133rd 5377 97.5%
2012 96.09 36th 5390 99.3%
2013 94.27 159th 5530 97.1%
2015 97.34 157th 5611 97.2%
2016 96.98 158th 5614 97.2%
2017 97.45 139th 5692 97.6%
2018 98.82 19th 5662 99.7%
2019 98.76 21st 5789 99.6%
2021 99.39 3rd 1417 99.8%
2022 99.09 17th 5883 99.7%
2023 99.33 5th 5874 99.9%
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Rank History for Female students at Cold Spring Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 97.89 43rd 5413 99.2%
2019 96.19 149th 5492 97.3%
2021 98.76 7th 1267 99.4%
2022 98.86 14th 5635 99.8%
2023 99.13 5th 5617 99.9%
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Rank History for Male students at Cold Spring Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 98.79 19th 5431 99.7%
2019 99.46 3rd 5510 99.9%
2021 99.45 4th 1272 99.7%
2022 98.54 39th 5663 99.3%
2023 98.82 21st 5650 99.6%
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Rank History for White students at Cold Spring Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 93.87 20th 2737 99.3%
2019 92.26 41st 2834 98.6%
2022 93.92 16th 2726 99.4%
2023 95.32 5th 2662 99.8%
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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 Cold Spring Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 169 1 1 6 0 n/a n/a 0 177
1989 173 3 3 2 0 n/a n/a 0 181
1990 173 2 6 5 0 n/a n/a 0 186
1991 158 3 5 8 0 n/a n/a 0 174
1992 166 2 2 9 0 n/a n/a 0 179
1993 156 1 5 8 0 n/a n/a 0 170
1994 157 1 4 6 0 n/a n/a 0 168
1995 187 0 4 10 0 n/a n/a 0 201
1996 187 0 4 10 0 n/a n/a 0 201
1997 192 0 8 7 0 n/a n/a 0 207
1998 180 0 13 11 1 n/a n/a 0 205
1999 194 0 11 15 0 n/a n/a 0 220
2000 193 1 10 19 0 n/a n/a 0 223
2001 218 2 2 12 0 n/a n/a 5 239
2002 202 2 1 8 0 n/a n/a 0 213
2003 202 2 1 8 0 n/a n/a 0 213
2004 173 2 9 11 0 n/a n/a 0 195
2005 176 1 7 6 1 n/a n/a 0 191
2006 174 1 11 8 0 n/a n/a 0 194
2007 171 1 18 9 0 n/a n/a 0 199
2008 161 1 19 7 n/a n/a n/a 0 188
2009 170 1 18 8 0 1 0 0 198
2010 151 0 16 5 0 0 9 0 181
2011 148 0 11 4 0 0 2 0 165
2012 133 0 12 5 0 0 2 0 152
2013 153 4 6 10 0 0 2 0 175
2014 134 5 5 8 0 0 3 0 155
2015 136 2 7 9 0 0 4 0 158
2016 127 2 6 11 0 0 5 0 151
2017 140 2 8 14 0 0 5 0 169
2018 136 2 8 16 0 0 8 0 170
2019 132 0 4 16 0 0 17 0 169
2020 128 0 4 14 0 0 25 0 171
2021 140 0 3 10 0 0 25 0 178
2022 145 0 4 16 2 0 25 0 192
2023 145 1 5 16 1 0 25 0 193

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 Cold Spring Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 177 7.3 24.2 n/a
1989 181 7.3 24.7 n/a
1990 186 7.3 25.4 n/a
1991 174 7.3 23.8 n/a
1992 179 7.4 24.1 n/a
1993 170 8.1 21.0 0
1994 168 8.1 20.7 0
1995 201 10.1 19.9 0
1996 201 10.1 19.9 0
1997 207 10.4 19.9 0
1998 205 11.3 18.1 0
1999 220 12.3 17.9 0
2000 223 13.5 16.5 0
2001 239 11.5 20.8 0
2002 213 13.5 15.8 0
2003 213 13.5 15.8 0
2004 195 11.5 17.0 0
2005 191 13.3 14.4 0
2006 194 16.3 11.9 0
2007 199 16.3 12.2 0
2008 188 17.6 10.7 n/a
2009 198 15.7 11.3 0
2010 181 14.4 12.5 n/a
2011 165 n/a n/a 0
2012 152 12.7 11.9 n/a
2013 175 14.4 12.1 0
2014 155 10.0 15.5 0
2015 158 10.0 15.8 0
2016 151 10.0 15.1 2
2017 169 9.0 18.7 3.6
2018 170 n/a n/a 9.4
2019 169 12.3 13.7 6.5
2020 171 n/a n/a 1.8
2021 178 15.8 11.2 3.4
2022 192 15.8 12.1 3.1
2023 193 15.8 12.1 5.2

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 Cold Spring Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 177 7.3 24.2 n/a
1989 181 7.3 24.7 n/a
1990 186 7.3 25.4 n/a
1991 174 7.3 23.8 n/a
1992 179 7.4 24.1 n/a
1993 170 8.1 21.0 0
1994 168 8.1 20.7 0
1995 201 10.1 19.9 0
1996 201 10.1 19.9 0
1997 207 10.4 19.9 0
1998 205 11.3 18.1 0
1999 220 12.3 17.9 0
2000 223 13.5 16.5 0
2001 239 11.5 20.8 0
2002 213 13.5 15.8 0
2003 213 13.5 15.8 0
2004 195 11.5 17.0 0
2005 191 13.3 14.4 0
2006 194 16.3 11.9 0
2007 199 16.3 12.2 0
2008 188 17.6 10.7 n/a
2009 198 15.7 11.3 0
2010 181 14.4 12.5 n/a
2011 165 n/a n/a 0
2012 152 12.7 11.9 n/a
2013 175 14.4 12.1 0
2014 155 10.0 15.5 0
2015 158 10.0 15.8 0
2016 151 10.0 15.1 2
2017 169 9.0 18.7 3.6
2018 170 n/a n/a 9.4
2019 169 12.3 13.7 6.5
2020 171 n/a n/a 1.8
2021 178 15.8 11.2 3.4
2022 192 15.8 12.1 3.1
2023 193 15.8 12.1 5.2

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

Cold Spring Elementary

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionConditionalPolioHepatitis BVaricellaDTPMMR
201281.0%19.0%0.0%0.0%81.0%81.0%81.0%81.0%81.0%
201368.0%12.0%0.0%20.0%76.0%80.0%80.0%68.0%80.0%
201469.0%13.0%0.0%19.0%88.0%69.0%75.0%88.0%75.0%
201569.0%13.0%0.0%19.0%81.0%81.0%69.0%88.0%88.0%
201670.0%26.0%0.0%4.0%74.0%70.0%74.0%74.0%74.0%
201778.0%3.0%9.0%9.0%78.0%78.0%88.0%81.0%81.0%
201982.0%5.0%14.0%91.0%86.0%≥95.0%91.0%86.0%
202183.3%6.7%0.0%90.0%90.0%

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

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $23,655

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Cold Spring Elementary

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 21st of 5789 Elementary schoolsRanks 5th of 5874 Elementary schools
 0.3%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Cold Spring Elementary)92.994.4
 1.6%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Cold Spring Elementary)92.994.4
 1.6%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.543
 5.6%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Cold Spring Elementary)96.4100
 3.6%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Cold Spring Elementary)96.4100
 3.6%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (California)50.245.1
 5.1%
4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Cold Spring Elementary)95.293.9
 1.3%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Cold Spring Elementary)95.293.9
 1.3%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)49.543.7
 5.7%
4th Grade Mathematics (Cold Spring Elementary)10087.5
 12.5%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Cold Spring Elementary)10087.5
 12.5%
   4th Grade Mathematics (California)44.940.8
 4.1%
5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Cold Spring Elementary)91.795.7
 4%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Cold Spring Elementary)91.795.7
 4%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)51.746.7
 5%
5th Grade Mathematics (Cold Spring Elementary)83.391.3
 8%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Cold Spring Elementary)83.391.3
 8%
   5th Grade Mathematics (California)3833.4
 4.6%
5th Grade Science (Cold Spring Elementary)79.287
 7.8%
   5th Grade Science (Cold Spring Elementary)79.287
 7.8%
   5th Grade Science (California)31.731.9
 0.1%
6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Cold Spring Elementary)86.491.7
 5.3%
   6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Cold Spring Elementary)86.491.7
 5.3%
   6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.544.2
 4.3%
6th Grade Mathematics (Cold Spring Elementary)81.895.8
 14%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Cold Spring Elementary)81.895.8
 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 Students169193
 14.2%
African American01
American Indian01
Asian45
 25%
Hispanic1616
Pacific Islander00
White132145
 9.8%
Two or More Races1725
 47.1%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients6.5%5.2%
 1.3%


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In the 2022-23 school year, 193 students attended Cold Spring Elementary.

Yes! Cold Spring Elementary is one of the best elementary schools in the state. It ranks 5th of 5874 California elementary schools.

Students at Cold Spring Elementary are 75% White, 13% Two or more races, 8% Hispanic, 3% Asian.


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