Discovery Elementary

Public K-6

 7500 Vaquero Ave.
       Bakersfield, CA  93308-6431


(661) 589-7336

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District: Fruitvale Elementary

SchoolDigger Rank:
1757th of 5,789 California Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $6,639 Help

Student/teacher ratio:  21.4
Number of students:  790

Immunizations:

Fully immunized:
96.0%
Measles:
98.0%
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Racial breakdown:

White:
45.2%
Hispanic:
39.6%
Asian:
8.1%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  48%

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Due to the disruption caused by COVID-19, the California Department of Education did not administer assessments for the 2019-2020 school year. SchoolDigger will resume updating its rankings when test scores are released in 2021.


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Compare Details Discovery Elementary ranks better than 69.6% of elementary schools in California. It also ranks 2nd among 4 ranked elementary schools in the Fruitvale Elementary School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2019 the calculated Average Standard Score was 66.8. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Discovery Elementary has the largest elementary school student body size in the Fruitvale Elementary School District. Racial makeup is: White (45.2%), Hispanic (39.6%), Asian (8.1%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 48% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the lowest percentage in the Fruitvale Elementary School District. (See more...)
Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Discovery Elementary is $6,639, which is the 2nd highest among 4 elementary schools in the Fruitvale Elementary School District.
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Schooldigger 2019 Rankings:

Discovery Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Discovery Elementary 1757th of 5789 California public elementary schools. (See Discovery Elementary in the ranking list.)

Fruitvale Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Fruitvale Elementary 429th of 1525 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Discovery Elementary

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 86.04 659th 4809 86.3%
2005 88.34 575th 4822 88.1%
2006 91.00 434th 4818 91.0%
2007 90.46 492nd 5113 90.4%
2008 85.96 703rd 5113 86.3%
2009 87.87 591st 5193 88.6%
2010 83.54 803rd 5314 84.9%
2011 74.93 1260th 5377 76.6%
2012 81.80 928th 5390 82.8%
2013 82.07 941st 5530 83.0%
2015 73.66 1366th 5611 75.7%
2016 78.75 1172nd 5614 79.1%
2017 75.44 1317th 5692 76.9%
2018 65.01 1810th 5662 68.0%
2019 66.80 1757th 5789 69.6%

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

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by a parent
Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Open Quote We bought a home within the district with the primary concern being that we wanted our child to attend Discovery. We are pleased with the school for the most part. However, the number of students enrolled has steadily increased and we are worried that overcrowding is affecting the quality of our child's education. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Discovery Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1992 350 3 1 21 1 n/a n/a 0 376
1993 472 1 6 23 0 n/a n/a 0 502
1994 566 8 7 40 0 n/a n/a 0 621
1995 426 2 16 45 0 n/a n/a 0 489
1996 426 2 16 45 0 n/a n/a 0 489
1997 514 6 10 53 1 n/a n/a 0 584
1998 545 5 12 50 5 n/a n/a 0 617
1999 521 9 23 58 8 n/a n/a 0 619
2000 520 14 33 65 9 n/a n/a 1 642
2001 519 11 35 72 5 n/a n/a 0 642
2002 467 17 45 114 2 n/a n/a 0 645
2003 467 17 45 114 2 n/a n/a 0 645
2004 443 20 37 101 4 n/a n/a 20 625
2005 461 19 40 133 7 n/a n/a 37 697
2006 429 24 31 152 9 n/a n/a 44 689
2007 430 23 33 176 7 n/a n/a 60 729
2008 396 24 44 185 7 n/a n/a 0 656
2009 448 30 43 202 4 0 49 0 776
2010 80 14 13 18 3 0 697 0 825
2011 508 40 53 239 6 0 19 0 865
2012 518 28 50 252 9 0 23 0 880
2013 485 20 50 276 10 0 30 0 871
2014 488 18 37 291 5 0 43 0 882
2015 472 20 43 283 4 1 49 0 872
2016 472 21 49 291 6 1 43 0 883
2017 414 18 48 280 5 1 55 0 821
2018 394 30 70 300 15 3 3 0 815
2019 377 31 67 286 13 0 10 0 784
2020 357 32 64 313 7 1 16 0 790

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 Discovery Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1992 376 n/a n/a 9.6
1993 502 19.0 26.4 7.4
1994 621 23.0 27.0 7.7
1995 489 19.8 24.7 16.8
1996 489 19.8 24.7 16.8
1997 584 24.0 24.3 19.3
1998 617 31.3 19.7 24
1999 619 29.8 20.8 28.3
2000 642 31.0 20.7 19.3
2001 642 32.5 19.8 19
2002 645 31.3 20.6 18
2003 645 31.3 20.6 18
2004 625 30.8 20.3 20.7
2005 697 33.4 20.9 24.1
2006 689 36.4 18.9 24.5
2007 729 37.5 19.4 n/a
2008 656 41.6 15.8 30.2
2009 776 39.1 18.7 25
2010 825 41.2 20.0 26.7
2011 865 n/a n/a 33.6
2012 880 38.2 23.0 n/a
2013 871 37.1 23.4 7.1
2014 882 34.0 25.9 34.5
2015 872 38.0 22.9 29.7
2016 883 30.0 29.4 38.4
2017 821 35.4 23.1 38.9
2018 815 n/a n/a 42.3
2019 784 36.5 21.4 46
2020 790 n/a n/a 48

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 USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Discovery Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1992 376 n/a n/a 9.6
1993 502 19.0 26.4 7.4
1994 621 23.0 27.0 7.7
1995 489 19.8 24.7 16.8
1996 489 19.8 24.7 16.8
1997 584 24.0 24.3 19.3
1998 617 31.3 19.7 24
1999 619 29.8 20.8 28.3
2000 642 31.0 20.7 19.3
2001 642 32.5 19.8 19
2002 645 31.3 20.6 18
2003 645 31.3 20.6 18
2004 625 30.8 20.3 20.7
2005 697 33.4 20.9 24.1
2006 689 36.4 18.9 24.5
2007 729 37.5 19.4 n/a
2008 656 41.6 15.8 30.2
2009 776 39.1 18.7 25
2010 825 41.2 20.0 26.7
2011 865 n/a n/a 33.6
2012 880 38.2 23.0 n/a
2013 871 37.1 23.4 7.1
2014 882 34.0 25.9 34.5
2015 872 38.0 22.9 29.7
2016 883 30.0 29.4 38.4
2017 821 35.4 23.1 38.9
2018 815 n/a n/a 42.3
2019 784 36.5 21.4 46
2020 790 n/a n/a 48

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

Discovery Elementary

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionConditionalPolioHepatitis BVaricellaDTPMMR
201292.0%7.0%1.0%0.0%92.0%92.0%92.0%92.0%92.0%
201396.0%1.0%0.0%3.0%96.0%99.0%99.0%96.0%96.0%
201485.0%15.0%0.0%0.0%85.0%85.0%85.0%85.0%85.0%
201593.0%7.0%0.0%0.0%93.0%93.0%93.0%93.0%93.0%
201692.0%3.0%1.0%5.0%94.0%94.0%96.0%94.0%93.0%
201798.0%0.0%0.0%1.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%98.0%
201898.0%0.0%0.0%3.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%98.0%≥99.0%
201996.0%0.0%2.0%98.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%98.0%

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

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $6,639

Data source: California Department of Education




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