Sunset Lane Elementary

Summary:

Sunset Lane Elementary is a high-performing public elementary school in Fullerton, California, serving students from kindergarten to 6th grade. With a diverse student population, the school consistently outperforms the Fullerton Elementary District and the state of California in academic assessments, earning a 5-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Sunset Lane Elementary's academic excellence is evident across all grade levels and subject areas. In the 2022-2023 school year, 71.67% of students were proficient or better in English Language Arts, and 76.01% were proficient or better in Mathematics, significantly outpacing the district and state averages. The school's performance in Science, as measured by the CAST assessment, is also exceptional, with 60.71% of students scoring proficient or better, compared to 39.45% for the district and 30.18% for the state. Sunset Lane Elementary's strong performance extends to specific student groups, such as female students, English Language Learners, and students from low socioeconomic backgrounds, who all rank among the top California elementary schools in their respective categories.

Compared to nearby schools, Sunset Lane Elementary stands out as a high-performing institution. It outperforms most other schools in the Fullerton Elementary District, as well as schools in the neighboring Buena Park Elementary and La Habra City Elementary districts. The school's diverse student population, with a high percentage of Asian students, also highlights the need to further investigate potential achievement gaps between different racial subgroups. Overall, Sunset Lane Elementary's exceptional academic performance, low chronic absenteeism rates, and strong support for economically disadvantaged students make it a standout choice for families in the Fullerton area.


Detail:

Public K-6

 2030 Sunset Ln.
       Fullerton, CA  92833-1852


(714) 447-7750

District: Fullerton Elementary

SchoolDigger Rank:
488th of 5,868 California Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $5,169 Help


Students who attend Sunset Lane Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    D. Russell Parks Junior High

Student/teacher ratio:  29.2 Help
Number of students:  732

Racial breakdown:

Asian:
62.8%
Hispanic:
24.3%
White:
7.2%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  39.6% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Sunset Lane Elementary ranks better than 91.7% of elementary schools in California. It also ranks 4th among 17 ranked elementary schools in the Fullerton Elementary School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 93.22. (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: Asian (62.8%), Hispanic (24.3%), White (7.2%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 39.6% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Sunset Lane Elementary is 29.2. 13 elementary schools in the Fullerton Elementary School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Sunset Lane Elementary is $5,169. 11 elementary schools in the Fullerton Elementary School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Sunset Lane Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Sunset Lane Elementary 488th of 5868 California public elementary schools. (See Sunset Lane Elementary in the ranking list.)

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Fullerton Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Fullerton Elementary 508th of 1560 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Sunset Lane Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Sunset Lane Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 90.47 488th 4809 89.9%
2005 90.93 443rd 4822 90.8%
2006 88.27 578th 4818 88.0%
2007 88.56 585th 5113 88.6%
2008 88.48 562nd 5113 89.0%
2009 85.75 722nd 5193 86.1%
2010 88.43 548th 5314 89.7%
2011 90.52 402nd 5377 92.5%
2012 89.90 428th 5390 92.1%
2013 90.25 451st 5530 91.8%
2015 92.93 453rd 5611 91.9%
2016 87.57 756th 5614 86.5%
2017 86.80 826th 5692 85.5%
2018 87.70 756th 5662 86.6%
2019 83.07 1011th 5789 82.5%
2022 91.13 646th 5883 89.0%
2023 93.22 484th 5848 91.7%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Sunset Lane Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 99.27 28th 3246 99.1%
2019 94.45 102nd 3275 96.9%
2022 98.44 52nd 3311 98.4%
2023 91.23 120th 3240 96.3%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Sunset Lane Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 91.71 228th 5084 95.5%
2019 87.86 368th 5173 92.9%
2022 91.60 294th 5264 94.4%
2023 93.48 251st 5355 95.3%
See the entire list of Best California Elementary Schools for Low Socio Economic Status Students!

Rank History for Female students at Sunset Lane Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 84.28 851st 5413 84.3%
2019 82.10 979th 5492 82.2%
2022 92.70 469th 5635 91.7%
2023 95.09 271st 5595 95.2%
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Rank History for Male students at Sunset Lane Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 88.36 662nd 5431 87.8%
2019 80.76 1032nd 5510 81.3%
2022 86.69 795th 5663 86.0%
2023 87.43 748th 5627 86.7%
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Rank History for Asian students at Sunset Lane Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 59.06 566th 1071 47.2%
2019 50.55 706th 1149 38.6%
2022 64.27 515th 1154 55.4%
2023 69.28 414th 1183 65.0%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Sunset Lane Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 72.66 1006th 4830 79.2%
2019 53.90 2045th 4963 58.8%
2022 56.08 1835th 5084 63.9%
2023 71.73 1084th 5079 78.7%
See the entire list of Best California Elementary Schools for Hispanic 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 Sunset Lane Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 329 10 205 44 2 n/a n/a 0 590
1989 334 15 268 50 0 n/a n/a 0 667
1990 329 11 295 55 1 n/a n/a 0 691
1991 313 12 315 44 2 n/a n/a 0 686
1992 295 15 348 46 3 n/a n/a 0 707
1993 295 18 346 39 2 n/a n/a 0 700
1994 274 11 333 45 0 n/a n/a 0 663
1995 254 12 329 53 0 n/a n/a 0 648
1996 254 12 329 53 0 n/a n/a 0 648
1997 248 8 392 63 2 n/a n/a 0 713
1998 234 7 399 74 3 n/a n/a 0 717
1999 220 6 434 70 2 n/a n/a 0 732
2000 226 11 455 65 2 n/a n/a 0 759
2001 220 10 521 74 4 n/a n/a 0 829
2002 213 11 537 62 1 n/a n/a 0 824
2003 213 11 537 62 1 n/a n/a 0 824
2004 231 17 504 76 3 n/a n/a 4 835
2005 209 15 471 77 2 n/a n/a 3 777
2006 200 15 478 104 0 n/a n/a 8 805
2007 165 17 475 91 0 n/a n/a 30 778
2008 155 14 487 85 n/a n/a n/a 0 741
2009 141 17 475 79 0 2 34 0 748
2010 150 14 460 97 1 1 21 0 744
2011 139 10 457 104 1 1 18 0 730
2012 132 7 463 118 2 2 16 0 740
2013 118 5 469 140 2 1 21 0 756
2014 100 6 459 144 2 1 28 0 740
2015 107 5 492 156 2 1 30 0 793
2016 90 15 484 172 2 0 34 0 797
2017 84 16 490 177 3 0 41 0 811
2018 77 13 521 185 2 0 36 0 834
2019 73 15 544 176 2 0 45 0 855
2020 75 14 545 163 1 0 40 0 838
2021 57 15 524 162 1 0 42 0 801
2022 56 11 491 180 1 1 39 0 779
2023 53 9 460 178 0 1 31 0 732

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 Sunset Lane Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 590 22.2 26.5 n/a
1989 667 24.4 27.3 n/a
1990 691 27.0 25.5 n/a
1991 686 24.5 28.0 n/a
1992 707 24.9 28.3 4.4
1993 700 25.5 27.5 5.1
1994 663 26.0 25.5 5.9
1995 648 24.0 27.0 6.3
1996 648 24.0 27.0 6.3
1997 713 29.5 24.2 8.6
1998 717 31.0 23.1 7.3
1999 732 30.0 24.4 9.8
2000 759 30.0 25.3 8.6
2001 829 33.0 25.1 8.2
2002 824 33.0 25.0 5.5
2003 824 33.0 25.0 5.5
2004 835 32.0 26.1 6.9
2005 777 32.0 24.3 7.5
2006 805 32.0 25.2 7.8
2007 778 31.0 25.1 10
2008 741 33.0 22.5 10.5
2009 748 29.0 23.4 10.4
2010 744 28.5 26.1 14.1
2011 730 n/a n/a 14.8
2012 740 25.3 29.2 n/a
2013 756 25.8 29.3 21.7
2014 740 25.0 29.6 21.8
2015 793 26.0 30.5 19.5
2016 797 26.0 30.6 22.3
2017 811 26.5 30.6 22.6
2018 834 27.5 30.3 26.7
2019 855 27.5 31.0 32
2020 838 n/a n/a 31.6
2021 801 27.5 29.1 31.1
2022 779 27.3 28.4 38
2023 732 25.0 29.2 39.6

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 Sunset Lane Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 590 22.2 26.5 n/a
1989 667 24.4 27.3 n/a
1990 691 27.0 25.5 n/a
1991 686 24.5 28.0 n/a
1992 707 24.9 28.3 4.4
1993 700 25.5 27.5 5.1
1994 663 26.0 25.5 5.9
1995 648 24.0 27.0 6.3
1996 648 24.0 27.0 6.3
1997 713 29.5 24.2 8.6
1998 717 31.0 23.1 7.3
1999 732 30.0 24.4 9.8
2000 759 30.0 25.3 8.6
2001 829 33.0 25.1 8.2
2002 824 33.0 25.0 5.5
2003 824 33.0 25.0 5.5
2004 835 32.0 26.1 6.9
2005 777 32.0 24.3 7.5
2006 805 32.0 25.2 7.8
2007 778 31.0 25.1 10
2008 741 33.0 22.5 10.5
2009 748 29.0 23.4 10.4
2010 744 28.5 26.1 14.1
2011 730 n/a n/a 14.8
2012 740 25.3 29.2 n/a
2013 756 25.8 29.3 21.7
2014 740 25.0 29.6 21.8
2015 793 26.0 30.5 19.5
2016 797 26.0 30.6 22.3
2017 811 26.5 30.6 22.6
2018 834 27.5 30.3 26.7
2019 855 27.5 31.0 32
2020 838 n/a n/a 31.6
2021 801 27.5 29.1 31.1
2022 779 27.3 28.4 38
2023 732 25.0 29.2 39.6

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

Sunset Lane Elementary

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionConditionalPolioHepatitis BVaricellaDTPMMR
201299.0%0.0%0.0%1.0%100.0%99.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%
2013100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%
2014100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%
201599.0%0.0%0.0%1.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%99.0%100.0%
201696.0%3.0%0.0%1.0%97.0%97.0%97.0%96.0%97.0%
2017≥99.0%≤1.0%≤1.0%≤1.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%
201883.0%0.0%13.0%3.0%≥98.0%93.0%88.0%92.0%91.0%
201988.0%4.0%7.0%93.0%≥98.0%94.0%94.0%93.0%
202095.1%4.9%0.0%

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

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $5,169

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Sunset Lane Elementary

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 1011th of 5789 Elementary schoolsRanks 484th of 5848 Elementary schools
 9.2%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Sunset Lane Elementary)60.260.2
 0%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Fullerton Elementary)53.554.2
 0.7%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.543
 5.6%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Sunset Lane Elementary)67.669.2
 1.6%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Fullerton Elementary)58.155.9
 2.1%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (California)50.245.1
 5.1%
4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Sunset Lane Elementary)6973.7
 4.7%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Fullerton Elementary)57.654.3
 3.4%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)49.543.7
 5.7%
4th Grade Mathematics (Sunset Lane Elementary)75.981.1
 5.2%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Fullerton Elementary)58.154.1
 4%
   4th Grade Mathematics (California)44.940.8
 4.1%
5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Sunset Lane Elementary)71.276.8
 5.6%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Fullerton Elementary)61.158.9
 2.2%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)51.746.7
 5%
5th Grade Mathematics (Sunset Lane Elementary)61.175
 13.9%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Fullerton Elementary)48.846.5
 2.4%
   5th Grade Mathematics (California)3833.4
 4.6%
5th Grade Science (Sunset Lane Elementary)44.460.7
 16.3%
   5th Grade Science (Fullerton Elementary)4139.8
 1.2%
   5th Grade Science (California)31.731.9
 0.1%
6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Sunset Lane Elementary)61.574.2
 12.7%
   6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Fullerton Elementary)58.455.9
 2.5%
   6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.544.2
 4.3%
6th Grade Mathematics (Sunset Lane Elementary)60.778.3
 17.6%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Fullerton Elementary)51.350.2
 1.1%
   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 Students855732
 14.4%
African American159
 40%
American Indian20
 100%
Asian544460
 15.4%
Hispanic176178
 1.1%
Pacific Islander01
White7353
 27.4%
Two or More Races4531
 31.1%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients32%39.6%
 7.6%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Sunset Lane Elementary

Students who attend Sunset Lane Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : D. Russell Parks Junior High

Yes. Sunset Lane Elementary ranks in the top 8.3% of California elementary schools.

In the 2022-23 school year, 732 students attended Sunset Lane Elementary.

Students at Sunset Lane Elementary are 63% Asian, 24% Hispanic, 7% White, 4% Two or more races, 1% African American.


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