Columbia Elementary

Public K-6

 703 Mondavi Way
       Bakersfield, CA  93312-4356


 (661) 588-3540

District: Fruitvale Elementary

SchoolDigger Rank:
2085th of 5,601 California Elementary Schools


Student/Teacher Ratio:  25.2
Number of students:  555

Racial breakdown:

White:
50.1%
Hispanic:
35.5%
Asian:
8.5%
Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients:  40.5%

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Updated Wednesday, August 24, 2016, based on the 2015-16 school year test scores.

Performance Trends
Compare Details In 2016, Columbia Elementary ranked better than 62.8% of elementary schools in California. It also ranked last among 4 ranked elementary schools in the Fruitvale Elementary School District. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2016 the calculated Average Standard Score was 57.69. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (50.1%), Hispanic (35.5%), Asian (8.5%). (See more...)
Compare Details 40.5% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Columbia Elementary is 25.2, which is the lowest among 4 elementary schools in the Fruitvale Elementary School District! (See more...)
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Schooldigger 2016 Rankings:

Columbia Elementary:

SchoolDigger Ranks Columbia Elementary 2085th of 5601 California public elementary schools. (See Columbia Elementary in the ranking list.)

Fruitvale Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Fruitvale Elementary 166th of 860 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Columbia Elementary

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 66.96 1388th 4768 70.9% 4 star ranking
2005 70.18 1307th 4781 72.7% 4 star ranking
2006 63.88 1576th 4777 67.0% 3 star ranking
2007 73.78 1197th 5066 76.4% 4 star ranking
2008 73.25 1254th 5066 75.2% 4 star ranking
2009 77.37 1104th 5143 78.5% 4 star ranking
2010 80.76 959th 5260 81.8% 4 star ranking
2011 79.28 1036th 5324 80.5% 4 star ranking
2012 65.83 1723rd 5338 67.7% 3 star ranking
2013 66.11 1749th 5478 68.1% 3 star ranking
2015 52.79 2283rd 5567 59.0% 3 star ranking
2016 57.69 2085th 5601 62.8% 3 star ranking

Test score data source: test scores: California Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Columbia Elementary Test Scores

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Test score data source: California Department of Education

About the Smarter Balanced Assessments: The Smarter Balanced Assessment System has three components: the Summative Assessments, designed for accountability purposes; Interim Assessments, designed to support teaching and learning throughout the year; and the Digital Library, designed to support classroom-based formative assessment processes. The Smarter Balanced Assessment Graphic (PDF) and Smarter Balanced Assessment System Video (2:57) displays the relationship between these components, the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), and college and career readiness.

The Summative Assessments are comprehensive end of year assessments of grade-level learning that measure progress toward college and career readiness. Each test, English language arts/literacy (ELA) and mathematics is comprised of two parts: (1) a computer adaptive test and (2) a performance task, administered within a 12-week window beginning at 66 percent of the instructional year for grades 3 through 8, or within in a 7-week window beginning at 80 percent of the instructional year for grade 11.

The Summative Assessments are aligned with the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for English language arts/literacy (ELA) and mathematics. The tests capitalize on the strengths of computer adaptive testing—efficient and precise measurement across the full range of achievement and timely turnaround of results.

Source: Summative Assessments, California Department of Education

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by a parent
Sunday, February 28, 2010

Open Quote Columbia Elementary School is a top notch school. The teachers are great. The principle is an example of what a true leader should be. On any given day, you can see parents, grandparents and even older siblings on campus volunteering their time to our wonderful school. Rising test scores and outstanding achievments at Oral Language, Science fair and multiple California Distinguished School honors prove how well this school is run. It has been my pleasure to be associated with Columbia for over 7 years! Close Quote


Enrollment information for Columbia Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1995 291 8 18 43 1 n/a n/a 0 361
1996 291 8 18 43 1 n/a n/a 0 361
1997 315 10 22 66 2 n/a n/a 0 415
1998 351 15 36 73 0 n/a n/a 0 475
1999 364 18 26 74 2 n/a n/a 0 484
2000 369 21 37 86 4 n/a n/a 1 518
2001 423 21 37 88 3 n/a n/a 0 572
2002 427 34 37 115 5 n/a n/a 0 618
2003 427 34 37 115 5 n/a n/a 0 618
2004 388 36 36 129 12 n/a n/a 3 604
2005 347 44 43 138 16 n/a n/a 8 596
2006 346 23 38 162 14 n/a n/a 16 599
2007 304 27 38 146 11 n/a n/a 14 540
2008 282 16 34 160 11 n/a n/a 0 503
2009 304 18 29 186 9 2 12 0 560
2010 54 6 9 47 1 0 422 0 539
2011 282 14 27 195 2 0 17 0 537
2012 293 13 33 192 3 0 18 0 552
2013 293 10 34 176 4 0 23 0 540
2014 278 11 47 197 2 0 20 0 555

Test score 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 Columbia Elementary

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1995 361 16.0 22.6 18.0
1996 361 16.0 22.6 18.0
1997 415 18.0 23.1 18.6
1998 475 25.6 18.6 18.9
1999 484 27.1 17.9 18.2
2000 518 26.0 19.9 22.2
2001 572 31.0 18.5 19.8
2002 618 31.0 19.9 26.1
2003 618 31.0 19.9 26.1
2004 604 31.0 19.5 25.0
2005 596 30.0 19.9 25.7
2006 599 31.4 19.1 28.1
2007 540 28.4 19.0 n/a
2008 503 29.4 17.1 38.4
2009 560 29.4 17.8 30.5
2010 539 24.0 22.4 35.8
2011 537 n/a n/a 38.2
2012 552 24.2 22.7 n/a
2013 540 25.2 21.3 9.6
2014 555 22.0 25.2 40.5

Test score data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the FRAC Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Columbia Elementary

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1995 361 16.0 22.6 18.0
1996 361 16.0 22.6 18.0
1997 415 18.0 23.1 18.6
1998 475 25.6 18.6 18.9
1999 484 27.1 17.9 18.2
2000 518 26.0 19.9 22.2
2001 572 31.0 18.5 19.8
2002 618 31.0 19.9 26.1
2003 618 31.0 19.9 26.1
2004 604 31.0 19.5 25.0
2005 596 30.0 19.9 25.7
2006 599 31.4 19.1 28.1
2007 540 28.4 19.0 n/a
2008 503 29.4 17.1 38.4
2009 560 29.4 17.8 30.5
2010 539 24.0 22.4 35.8
2011 537 n/a n/a 38.2
2012 552 24.2 22.7 n/a
2013 540 25.2 21.3 9.6
2014 555 22.0 25.2 40.5

Test score 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.




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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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