Las Animas Elementary

Summary:

Las Animas Elementary is a public elementary school in Gilroy, California, serving 769 students from kindergarten to 5th grade and is part of the Gilroy Unified School District.

Las Animas Elementary has a diverse student population, with a significant Hispanic/Latino student population (around 57%) and a sizable Asian student population (around 15%). The school's academic performance has been mixed, with proficiency rates in English Language Arts and Mathematics generally higher than the district average but lower than the state average. However, the school has experienced a significant increase in chronic absenteeism, rising from 7.7% in 2018-2019 to 29.7% in 2022-2023, which is notably higher than the state average of 14.3%. Interestingly, the school's percentage of students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch has decreased from 41.94% in 2020-2021 to 34.85% in 2022-2023, which is lower than the district average of 59.85%.

Comparing Las Animas Elementary to other nearby schools in the Gilroy Unified School District, Rucker Elementary and Eliot Elementary have significantly higher percentages of Hispanic/Latino students, while Luigi Aprea Elementary and Rod Kelley Elementary have higher academic performance in both English Language Arts and Mathematics. Additionally, Glen View Elementary and Eliot Elementary have the highest rates of chronic absenteeism in the district.


Detail:

Public K-5

 6550 Cimino St.
       Gilroy, CA  95020-3453


(669) 205-4500

District: Gilroy Unified

SchoolDigger Rank:
2445th of 5,868 California Elementary Schools


Students who attend Las Animas Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Solorsano Middle
High:    Gilroy High

Student/teacher ratio:  24.4 Help
Number of students:  769

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
57.5%
Asian:
14.7%
White:
13.1%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  34.9% Help


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Compare Details Las Animas Elementary ranks better than 58.3% of elementary schools in California. It also ranks 3rd among 7 ranked elementary schools in the Gilroy Unified School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 51.81. (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 Las Animas Elementary has the largest elementary school student body size in the Gilroy Unified School District. Student population at Las Animas Elementary is diverse. Racial makeup is: Hispanic (57.5%), Asian (14.7%), White (13.1%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 34.9% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Las Animas Elementary is 24.4. 4 elementary schools in the Gilroy Unified School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Las Animas Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Las Animas Elementary 2445th of 5868 California public elementary schools. (See Las Animas Elementary in the ranking list.)

Elementary School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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Gilroy Unified:

SchoolDigger ranks Gilroy Unified 795th of 1560 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Las Animas Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Las Animas Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 15.27 4327th 4809 10.0%
2005 27.13 3471st 4822 28.0%
2006 33.53 3080th 4818 36.1%
2007 45.93 2563rd 5113 49.9%
2008 66.43 1568th 5113 69.3%
2009 67.31 1571st 5193 69.7%
2010 68.85 1523rd 5314 71.3%
2011 74.60 1273rd 5377 76.3%
2012 65.85 1739th 5390 67.7%
2013 71.50 1500th 5530 72.9%
2015 72.95 1383rd 5611 75.4%
2016 57.19 2123rd 5614 62.2%
2017 63.31 1867th 5692 67.2%
2018 58.05 2134th 5662 62.3%
2019 79.34 1206th 5789 79.2%
2022 57.20 2168th 5883 63.1%
2023 51.81 2438th 5848 58.3%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Las Animas Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 14.93 540th 610 11.5%
2023 6.55 636th 667 4.6%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Las Animas Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 59.75 859th 3246 73.5%
2019 70.44 523rd 3275 84.0%
2022 63.56 654th 3311 80.2%
2023 40.80 1744th 3240 46.2%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Las Animas Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 51.11 882nd 2416 63.5%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Las Animas Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 54.78 2052nd 5084 59.6%
2019 84.62 508th 5173 90.2%
2022 44.67 2629th 5264 50.1%
2023 33.51 3596th 5355 32.8%
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Rank History for Female students at Las Animas Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 62.49 1866th 5413 65.5%
2019 73.74 1348th 5492 75.5%
2022 62.30 1845th 5635 67.3%
2023 52.85 2251st 5595 59.8%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Las Animas Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 62.38 548th 2227 75.4%
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Rank History for Male students at Las Animas Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 52.45 2315th 5431 57.4%
2019 81.40 1002nd 5510 81.8%
2022 50.11 2443rd 5663 56.9%
2023 49.78 2452nd 5627 56.4%
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Rank History for Asian students at Las Animas Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 53.43 682nd 1154 40.9%
2023 48.15 768th 1183 35.1%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Las Animas Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 56.06 1834th 4830 62.0%
2019 82.17 629th 4963 87.3%
2022 47.93 2334th 5084 54.1%
2023 47.53 2380th 5079 53.1%
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Rank History for White students at Las Animas Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 58.45 1240th 2737 54.7%
2019 84.41 292nd 2834 89.7%
2022 57.42 1243rd 2726 54.4%
2023 61.95 1051st 2659 60.5%
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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 Las Animas Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 274 12 17 504 0 n/a n/a 0 807
1989 293 7 14 403 3 n/a n/a 0 720
1990 315 9 15 436 3 n/a n/a 0 778
1991 250 13 13 416 3 n/a n/a 0 695
1992 231 12 12 434 1 n/a n/a 0 690
1993 253 20 19 496 5 n/a n/a 0 793
1994 201 19 18 480 2 n/a n/a 0 720
1995 149 13 18 467 6 n/a n/a 0 653
1996 149 13 18 467 6 n/a n/a 0 653
1997 146 16 22 480 9 n/a n/a 0 673
1998 164 17 34 506 6 n/a n/a 0 727
1999 140 15 31 546 6 n/a n/a 0 738
2000 126 15 25 597 1 n/a n/a 0 764
2001 132 13 31 645 3 n/a n/a 0 824
2002 64 11 24 555 6 n/a n/a 7 667
2003 64 11 24 555 6 n/a n/a 7 667
2004 50 11 8 484 3 n/a n/a 5 561
2005 50 6 5 435 3 n/a n/a 25 524
2006 48 3 7 431 5 n/a n/a 22 516
2007 59 4 5 424 2 n/a n/a 24 518
2008 139 2 31 335 2 n/a n/a 0 509
2009 142 2 39 359 2 0 75 0 619
2010 157 4 48 429 3 0 39 0 680
2011 179 4 53 469 3 0 29 0 737
2012 189 5 50 478 2 1 32 0 757
2013 162 5 51 526 3 0 28 0 775
2014 143 4 54 490 3 0 30 0 724
2015 127 4 46 461 3 2 38 0 681
2016 120 7 68 492 4 3 32 0 726
2017 123 7 83 480 3 3 50 0 749
2018 117 7 87 483 4 3 62 0 763
2019 105 17 100 450 6 1 63 0 742
2020 114 15 104 424 9 1 68 0 735
2021 107 21 119 425 5 3 71 0 751
2022 103 25 119 410 2 4 82 0 745
2023 101 19 113 442 3 4 87 0 769

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 Las Animas Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 807 42.8 18.8 n/a
1989 720 42.0 17.1 n/a
1990 778 42.0 18.5 n/a
1991 695 38.5 18.0 n/a
1992 690 39.1 17.6 50.1
1993 793 31.5 25.2 49.2
1994 720 33.0 21.8 63.2
1995 653 28.0 23.3 69.5
1996 653 28.0 23.3 69.5
1997 673 27.0 24.9 66.3
1998 727 37.0 19.6 45.9
1999 738 35.0 21.1 68.8
2000 764 38.9 19.6 75.1
2001 824 42.5 19.4 72.5
2002 667 36.2 18.4 71.1
2003 667 36.2 18.4 71.1
2004 561 30.0 18.7 70.3
2005 524 26.8 19.6 83.2
2006 516 26.3 19.6 77.1
2007 518 26.3 19.7 74.5
2008 509 36.4 14.0 47.7
2009 619 24.0 22.1 39.1
2010 680 36.8 18.4 49.7
2011 737 n/a n/a 50.2
2012 757 28.0 27.0 n/a
2013 775 27.1 28.5 47.2
2014 724 26.0 27.8 41.7
2015 681 25.0 27.2 45.8
2016 726 28.0 25.9 48.2
2017 749 28.0 26.7 45
2018 763 28.0 27.2 47.1
2019 742 27.0 27.4 44.6
2020 735 n/a n/a 42.2
2021 751 31.8 23.6 41.9
2022 745 32.0 23.2 36.2
2023 769 31.5 24.4 34.9

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 Las Animas Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 807 42.8 18.8 n/a
1989 720 42.0 17.1 n/a
1990 778 42.0 18.5 n/a
1991 695 38.5 18.0 n/a
1992 690 39.1 17.6 50.1
1993 793 31.5 25.2 49.2
1994 720 33.0 21.8 63.2
1995 653 28.0 23.3 69.5
1996 653 28.0 23.3 69.5
1997 673 27.0 24.9 66.3
1998 727 37.0 19.6 45.9
1999 738 35.0 21.1 68.8
2000 764 38.9 19.6 75.1
2001 824 42.5 19.4 72.5
2002 667 36.2 18.4 71.1
2003 667 36.2 18.4 71.1
2004 561 30.0 18.7 70.3
2005 524 26.8 19.6 83.2
2006 516 26.3 19.6 77.1
2007 518 26.3 19.7 74.5
2008 509 36.4 14.0 47.7
2009 619 24.0 22.1 39.1
2010 680 36.8 18.4 49.7
2011 737 n/a n/a 50.2
2012 757 28.0 27.0 n/a
2013 775 27.1 28.5 47.2
2014 724 26.0 27.8 41.7
2015 681 25.0 27.2 45.8
2016 726 28.0 25.9 48.2
2017 749 28.0 26.7 45
2018 763 28.0 27.2 47.1
2019 742 27.0 27.4 44.6
2020 735 n/a n/a 42.2
2021 751 31.8 23.6 41.9
2022 745 32.0 23.2 36.2
2023 769 31.5 24.4 34.9

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

Las Animas Elementary

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionConditionalPolioHepatitis BVaricellaDTPMMR
201299.0%0.0%1.0%0.0%99.0%99.0%99.0%99.0%99.0%
201386.0%2.0%11.0%2.0%88.0%88.0%88.0%87.0%87.0%
201492.0%0.0%7.0%2.0%93.0%93.0%93.0%93.0%92.0%
201598.0%0.0%0.0%2.0%98.0%100.0%100.0%99.0%100.0%
201698.0%0.0%1.0%1.0%98.0%99.0%99.0%98.0%98.0%
2017≥99.0%≤1.0%≤1.0%≤1.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%
201897.0%0.0%0.0%1.0%97.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%
2019≥99.0%≤1.0%≤1.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%
202198.1%0.0%0.0%

Data source: California Department of Public Health
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Las Animas Elementary

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 1206th of 5789 Elementary schoolsRanks 2438th of 5848 Elementary schools
 20.9%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Las Animas Elementary)64.443.6
 20.8%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Gilroy Unified)47.631.7
 15.9%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.543
 5.6%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Las Animas Elementary)75.454.9
 20.5%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Gilroy Unified)5541.3
 13.6%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (California)50.245.1
 5.1%
3rd Grade Reading/Language Arts (Las Animas Elementary)16.16.8
 9.3%
   3rd Grade Reading/Language Arts (Gilroy Unified)19.810.2
 9.6%
   3rd Grade Reading/Language Arts (California)13.88.7
 5.1%
4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Las Animas Elementary)64.944.7
 20.1%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Gilroy Unified)49.633.6
 16%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)49.543.7
 5.7%
4th Grade Mathematics (Las Animas Elementary)6438.6
 25.4%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Gilroy Unified)49.533.6
 15.9%
   4th Grade Mathematics (California)44.940.8
 4.1%
4th Grade Reading/Language Arts (Las Animas Elementary)24.512.5
 12%
   4th Grade Reading/Language Arts (Gilroy Unified)26.610.1
 16.5%
   4th Grade Reading/Language Arts (California)14.59.1
 5.5%
5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Las Animas Elementary)6538.8
 26.1%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Gilroy Unified)51.641.7
 9.9%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)51.746.7
 5%
5th Grade Mathematics (Las Animas Elementary)51.729.8
 21.9%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Gilroy Unified)38.425.6
 12.8%
   5th Grade Mathematics (California)3833.4
 4.6%
5th Grade Science (Las Animas Elementary)41.532.8
 8.7%
   5th Grade Science (Gilroy Unified)33.228.4
 4.8%
   5th Grade Science (California)31.731.9
 0.1%
5th Grade Reading/Language Arts (Las Animas Elementary)11.87.6
 4.2%
   5th Grade Reading/Language Arts (Gilroy Unified)19.110.1
 9%
   5th Grade Reading/Language Arts (California)138.8
 4.2%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students742769
 3.6%
African American1719
 11.8%
American Indian63
 50%
Asian100113
 13%
Hispanic450442
 1.8%
Pacific Islander14
 300%
White105101
 3.8%
Two or More Races6387
 38.1%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients44.6%34.9%
 9.8%


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Las Animas Elementary ranks 2445th of 5868 California elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 3 stars out of 5.

Students at Las Animas Elementary are 57% Hispanic, 15% Asian, 13% White, 11% Two or more races, 2% African American.

Students who attend Las Animas Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : Solorsano Middle
High : Gilroy High

In the 2022-23 school year, 769 students attended Las Animas Elementary.


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