Fallbrook STEM Academy

Summary:

Fallbrook STEM Academy is a public elementary school serving 596 students in grades K-6 in the Fallbrook Union Elementary School District in Fallbrook, California. The school has a diverse student population, with a majority Hispanic enrollment (87.42%) and smaller percentages of White (10.57%), Asian (0.67%), and other racial/ethnic groups.

Fallbrook STEM Academy faces several challenges, including a significant increase in chronic absenteeism rates, from 9.8% in 2018-2019 to 33.3% in 2022-2023, which is notably higher than the state average and the rates of nearby schools like Mary Fay Pendleton Elementary (16.1%) and William H. Frazier Elementary (39.8%). Academically, the school's proficiency rates in English Language Arts and Mathematics are generally lower than the Fallbrook Union Elementary District and the state averages, with proficiency ranging from 31.58% to 48.84% in ELA and 19.48% to 47.19% in Mathematics.

Fallbrook STEM Academy's statewide ranking has fluctuated over the years, ranging from 2815 out of 5848 California elementary schools (3 stars) in 2022-2023 to 4676 out of 5377 (1 star) in 2010-2011, placing the school in the lower to middle range compared to other elementary schools in the state. The school's performance also varies across different student subgroups, with White students and English Language Learners performing relatively better compared to Hispanic, Low Socioeconomic Status, and Disabled students. Addressing the underlying causes of high absenteeism and implementing targeted interventions to improve academic performance, particularly in Mathematics and for underperforming subgroups, should be the school's priorities.


Detail:

Public K-6

 405 West Fallbrook St.
       Fallbrook, CA  92028-2108


(760) 731-4000

District: Fallbrook Union Elementary

SchoolDigger Rank:
2826th of 5,874 California Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $6,630 Help


Students who attend Fallbrook STEM Academy usually attend:

Middle:    James E. Potter Intermediate
High:    Fallbrook High

Student/teacher ratio:  20.5 Help
Number of students:  596

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
87.4%
White:
10.6%
Two or more races:
0.8%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  89.3% Help


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Compare Details Fallbrook STEM Academy ranks better than 51.9% of elementary schools in California. It also ranks 5th among 7 ranked elementary schools in the Fallbrook Union Elementary School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 44.98. (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: Hispanic (87.4%), White (10.6%), two or more races (0.8%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 89.3% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the highest percentage in the Fallbrook Union Elementary School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Fallbrook STEM Academy is 20.5, which is the 4th best among 7 elementary schools in the Fallbrook Union Elementary School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Fallbrook STEM Academy is $6,630. 6 elementary schools in the Fallbrook Union Elementary School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Fallbrook STEM Academy:

SchoolDigger ranks Fallbrook STEM Academy 2826th of 5874 California public elementary schools. (See Fallbrook STEM Academy in the ranking list.)

Elementary School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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White students:


Fallbrook Union Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Fallbrook Union Elementary 506th of 1563 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Fallbrook STEM Academy

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Rank History for all students at Fallbrook STEM Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2011 20.11 4676th 5377 13.0%
2012 21.70 4538th 5390 15.8%
2013 44.76 3028th 5530 45.2%
2015 37.32 3180th 5611 43.3%
2016 30.70 3721st 5614 33.7%
2017 40.03 3100th 5692 45.5%
2018 29.23 3887th 5662 31.3%
2019 24.73 4385th 5789 24.3%
2022 34.45 3500th 5883 40.5%
2023 44.98 2826th 5874 51.9%
See the entire list of California Elementary School Rankings!

Rank History for English Language Learner students at Fallbrook STEM Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 35.31 2040th 3246 37.2%
2019 38.66 1867th 3275 43.0%
2022 57.99 842nd 3311 74.6%
2023 65.97 611th 3250 81.2%
See the entire list of Best California Elementary Schools for English Language Learner Students!

Rank History for Special Education students at Fallbrook STEM Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 51.64 870th 2420 64.0%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Fallbrook STEM Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 37.46 3205th 5084 37.0%
2019 33.87 3578th 5173 30.8%
2022 43.08 2759th 5264 47.6%
2023 56.77 1944th 5374 63.8%
See the entire list of Best California Elementary Schools for Low Socio Economic Status Students!

Rank History for Female students at Fallbrook STEM Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 36.81 3293rd 5413 39.2%
2019 33.73 3520th 5492 35.9%
2022 40.10 2989th 5635 47.0%
2023 49.35 2444th 5617 56.5%
See the entire list of Best California Elementary Schools for Female Students!

Rank History for Disabled students at Fallbrook STEM Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 62.04 541st 2128 74.6%
2019 28.76 1862nd 2585 28.0%
2022 30.17 1478th 2227 33.6%
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Rank History for Male students at Fallbrook STEM Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 24.71 4133rd 5431 23.9%
2019 20.33 4637th 5510 15.8%
2022 30.62 3737th 5663 34.0%
2023 41.04 2995th 5650 47.0%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Fallbrook STEM Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 37.22 3069th 4830 36.5%
2019 27.96 3835th 4963 22.7%
2022 41.77 2766th 5084 45.6%
2023 52.32 2100th 5098 58.8%
See the entire list of Best California Elementary Schools for Hispanic Students!

Rank History for White students at Fallbrook STEM Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 26.33 2171st 2737 20.7%
2019 10.16 2625th 2834 7.4%
2022 55.44 1306th 2726 52.1%
2023 88.99 133rd 2662 95.0%
See the entire list of Best California Elementary Schools for White Students!

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 Fallbrook STEM Academy

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 643 14 14 254 3 n/a n/a 0 928
1989 716 8 23 341 3 n/a n/a 0 1091
1990 748 12 15 370 4 n/a n/a 0 1149
1991 601 12 19 350 1 n/a n/a 0 983
1992 601 13 21 370 1 n/a n/a 0 1006
1993 617 10 20 403 0 n/a n/a 0 1050
1994 550 14 9 470 0 n/a n/a 0 1043
1995 461 13 20 431 2 n/a n/a 0 927
1996 461 13 20 431 2 n/a n/a 0 927
1997 491 18 19 451 7 n/a n/a 0 986
1998 328 10 15 460 1 n/a n/a 0 814
1999 280 10 15 499 3 n/a n/a 0 807
2000 180 6 7 303 1 n/a n/a 0 497
2001 167 8 4 305 2 n/a n/a 0 486
2002 155 5 7 309 0 n/a n/a 16 492
2003 155 5 7 309 0 n/a n/a 16 492
2004 147 10 7 311 1 n/a n/a 14 490
2005 140 4 1 312 4 n/a n/a 5 466
2006 126 6 9 324 3 n/a n/a 2 470
2007 124 6 7 355 0 n/a n/a 4 496
2008 114 10 12 314 n/a n/a n/a 0 450
2009 104 15 8 312 0 6 1 0 446
2010 99 20 5 323 1 2 2 0 452
2011 154 8 5 540 1 1 3 0 712
2012 138 11 5 567 1 1 9 0 732
2013 122 9 3 559 0 1 6 0 700
2014 109 7 3 609 1 2 5 0 736
2015 112 10 4 595 0 2 7 0 730
2016 82 8 1 420 4 1 12 0 528
2017 83 8 2 437 0 0 7 0 537
2018 80 9 2 452 0 3 9 0 555
2019 67 5 2 472 0 1 12 0 559
2020 77 4 2 508 0 0 9 0 600
2021 64 3 1 448 0 0 4 0 520
2022 65 5 3 505 0 0 3 0 581
2023 63 3 4 521 0 0 5 0 596

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 Fallbrook STEM Academy

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 928 37.0 25.0 n/a
1989 1091 43.0 25.3 n/a
1990 1149 44.0 26.1 n/a
1991 983 39.0 25.2 n/a
1992 1006 39.6 25.4 43.3
1993 1050 38.6 27.2 42
1994 1043 38.4 27.2 42.9
1995 927 31.0 29.9 66.2
1996 927 31.0 29.9 66.2
1997 986 38.0 25.9 40.8
1998 814 43.0 18.9 61.9
1999 807 44.0 18.3 62.2
2000 497 28.0 17.8 60.2
2001 486 28.0 17.4 60.3
2002 492 29.0 17.0 76.9
2003 492 29.0 17.0 76.9
2004 490 28.0 17.5 70.8
2005 466 26.0 17.9 67
2006 470 26.0 18.1 67.1
2007 496 27.0 18.4 67.7
2008 450 26.0 17.3 68.2
2009 446 22.0 15.9 76
2010 452 23.5 19.2 77.7
2011 712 n/a n/a 80.6
2012 732 25.0 29.2 n/a
2013 700 27.4 25.5 80.3
2014 736 26.0 28.3 87.1
2015 730 28.0 26.0 84.4
2016 528 22.0 24.0 82
2017 537 22.4 23.8 87.2
2018 555 22.4 24.6 91.9
2019 559 24.4 22.8 91.8
2020 600 n/a n/a 80.5
2021 520 25.9 20.0 92.3
2022 581 29.5 19.6 74.2
2023 596 29.0 20.5 89.3

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 Fallbrook STEM Academy

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 928 37.0 25.0 n/a
1989 1091 43.0 25.3 n/a
1990 1149 44.0 26.1 n/a
1991 983 39.0 25.2 n/a
1992 1006 39.6 25.4 43.3
1993 1050 38.6 27.2 42
1994 1043 38.4 27.2 42.9
1995 927 31.0 29.9 66.2
1996 927 31.0 29.9 66.2
1997 986 38.0 25.9 40.8
1998 814 43.0 18.9 61.9
1999 807 44.0 18.3 62.2
2000 497 28.0 17.8 60.2
2001 486 28.0 17.4 60.3
2002 492 29.0 17.0 76.9
2003 492 29.0 17.0 76.9
2004 490 28.0 17.5 70.8
2005 466 26.0 17.9 67
2006 470 26.0 18.1 67.1
2007 496 27.0 18.4 67.7
2008 450 26.0 17.3 68.2
2009 446 22.0 15.9 76
2010 452 23.5 19.2 77.7
2011 712 n/a n/a 80.6
2012 732 25.0 29.2 n/a
2013 700 27.4 25.5 80.3
2014 736 26.0 28.3 87.1
2015 730 28.0 26.0 84.4
2016 528 22.0 24.0 82
2017 537 22.4 23.8 87.2
2018 555 22.4 24.6 91.9
2019 559 24.4 22.8 91.8
2020 600 n/a n/a 80.5
2021 520 25.9 20.0 92.3
2022 581 29.5 19.6 74.2
2023 596 29.0 20.5 89.3

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

Fallbrook STEM Academy

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionConditionalPolioHepatitis BVaricellaDTPMMR
201294.0%2.0%0.0%5.0%95.0%98.0%98.0%95.0%97.0%
201396.0%2.0%0.0%2.0%96.0%98.0%98.0%97.0%97.0%
201496.0%2.0%0.0%3.0%97.0%97.0%98.0%97.0%97.0%
201599.0%0.0%1.0%0.0%99.0%99.0%99.0%99.0%99.0%
201692.0%3.0%1.0%4.0%93.0%96.0%96.0%93.0%96.0%
201795.0%0.0%1.0%4.0%97.0%97.0%≥99.0%96.0%≥99.0%
201898.0%0.0%0.0%2.0%98.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%98.0%98.0%
201996.0%0.0%4.0%96.0%96.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%
202098.5%0.8%0.8%98.5%98.5%
202296.8%0.0%3.2%

Data source: California Department of Public Health
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Fallbrook STEM Academy

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $6,630

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Fallbrook STEM Academy

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 4385th of 5789 Elementary schoolsRanks 2826th of 5874 Elementary schools
 27.6%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Fallbrook STEM Academy)27.448.8
 21.4%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Fallbrook Union Elementary)55.349.6
 5.7%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.543
 5.6%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Fallbrook STEM Academy)21.947.2
 25.3%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Fallbrook Union Elementary)56.150.4
 5.8%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (California)50.245.1
 5.1%
4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Fallbrook STEM Academy)2531.6
 6.6%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Fallbrook Union Elementary)55.847.3
 8.5%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)49.543.7
 5.7%
4th Grade Mathematics (Fallbrook STEM Academy)19.519.5
 0%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Fallbrook Union Elementary)50.444.5
 5.9%
   4th Grade Mathematics (California)44.940.8
 4.1%
5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Fallbrook STEM Academy)42.946.7
 3.9%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Fallbrook Union Elementary)57.446.5
 10.8%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)51.746.7
 5%
5th Grade Mathematics (Fallbrook STEM Academy)22.229.8
 7.6%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Fallbrook Union Elementary)4233.9
 8.1%
   5th Grade Mathematics (California)3833.4
 4.6%
5th Grade Science (Fallbrook STEM Academy)25.435.8
 10.4%
   5th Grade Science (Fallbrook Union Elementary)37.938.7
 0.8%
   5th Grade Science (California)31.731.9
 0.1%
6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Fallbrook STEM Academy)40.937.2
 3.7%
   6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Fallbrook Union Elementary)58.851.8
 7%
   6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.544.2
 4.3%
6th Grade Mathematics (Fallbrook STEM Academy)32.921.8
 11.1%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Fallbrook Union Elementary)4630.8
 15.3%
   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 Students559596
 6.6%
African American53
 40%
American Indian00
Asian24
 100%
Hispanic472521
 10.4%
Pacific Islander10
 100%
White6763
 6%
Two or More Races125
 58.3%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients91.8%89.3%
 2.5%


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Students who attend Fallbrook STEM Academy usually go on to attend:

Middle : James E. Potter Intermediate
High : Fallbrook High

Students at Fallbrook STEM Academy are 87% Hispanic, 11% White.

Fallbrook STEM Academy ranks 2826th of 5874 California elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 3 stars out of 5.

In the 2022-23 school year, 596 students attended Fallbrook STEM Academy.


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