Rucker Elementary

Public K-5

 325 Santa Clara Ave.
       Gilroy, CA  95020-9286


(669) 205-4800

District: Gilroy Unified

SchoolDigger Rank:
2952nd of 5,883 California Elementary Schools


Students who attend Rucker Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Solorsano Middle
High:    Gilroy High

Student/teacher ratio:  23.0
Number of students:  563

Immunizations:

Fully immunized:
96.0%
Measles:
97.0%
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Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
68.4%
White:
17.8%
Two or more races:
6.7%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  59%

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Compare Details Rucker Elementary ranks worse than 50.2% of elementary schools in California. It also ranks 4th among 7 ranked elementary schools in the Gilroy Unified School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2022 the calculated Average Standard Score was 42.15. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: Hispanic (68.4%), White (17.8%), two or more races (6.7%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 59% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Rucker Elementary is 23, which is the lowest among 7 elementary schools in the Gilroy Unified School District! (See more...)
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Schooldigger 2022 Rankings:

Rucker Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Rucker Elementary 2952nd of 5883 California public elementary schools. (See Rucker Elementary in the ranking list.)

Gilroy Unified:

SchoolDigger ranks Gilroy Unified 753rd of 1535 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Rucker Elementary

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 43.57 2479th 4809 48.5%
2005 41.83 2610th 4822 45.9%
2006 42.67 2578th 4818 46.5%
2007 45.04 2619th 5113 48.8%
2008 44.25 2705th 5113 47.1%
2009 44.50 2789th 5193 46.3%
2010 51.83 2461st 5314 53.7%
2011 55.67 2260th 5377 58.0%
2012 49.10 2670th 5390 50.5%
2013 45.74 2945th 5530 46.7%
2015 56.22 2115th 5611 62.3%
2016 50.27 2475th 5614 55.9%
2017 41.68 2997th 5692 47.3%
2018 57.26 2175th 5662 61.6%
2019 54.47 2353rd 5789 59.4%
2021 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
2022 42.15 2952nd 5883 49.8%

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

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Enrollment information for Rucker Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 233 2 10 248 2 n/a n/a 0 495
1989 205 3 11 269 4 n/a n/a 0 492
1990 199 2 13 259 6 n/a n/a 0 479
1991 215 4 12 261 6 n/a n/a 0 498
1992 201 1 19 256 5 n/a n/a 0 482
1993 185 6 18 278 4 n/a n/a 0 491
1994 157 5 20 307 5 n/a n/a 0 494
1995 184 9 28 324 1 n/a n/a 0 546
1996 184 9 28 324 1 n/a n/a 0 546
1997 175 2 27 315 3 n/a n/a 0 522
1998 169 4 25 312 3 n/a n/a 0 513
1999 190 3 17 315 1 n/a n/a 0 526
2000 168 4 14 325 0 n/a n/a 0 511
2001 167 4 21 312 1 n/a n/a 0 505
2002 183 0 25 300 2 n/a n/a 8 518
2003 183 0 25 300 2 n/a n/a 8 518
2004 136 1 19 302 4 n/a n/a 12 474
2005 130 1 25 318 2 n/a n/a 26 502
2006 115 3 36 335 2 n/a n/a 40 531
2007 118 3 37 342 1 n/a n/a 43 544
2008 130 3 25 366 2 n/a n/a 0 526
2009 142 3 28 385 2 1 75 0 636
2010 124 2 24 397 2 1 69 0 619
2011 116 7 32 381 7 4 20 0 567
2012 109 10 30 323 3 1 23 0 499
2013 107 12 33 326 3 2 19 0 502
2014 112 8 27 350 4 3 16 0 520
2015 104 6 35 350 5 3 23 0 526
2016 114 3 36 373 5 1 22 0 554
2017 120 2 40 394 5 1 23 0 585
2018 121 3 31 385 4 0 32 0 576
2019 122 4 31 383 3 0 34 0 577
2020 123 6 37 356 3 0 39 0 564
2021 104 6 47 416 1 2 43 0 619
2022 100 7 28 385 1 2 38 2 563

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 Rucker Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 495 20.6 24.0 n/a
1989 492 20.6 23.8 n/a
1990 479 21.0 22.8 n/a
1991 498 21.0 23.7 n/a
1992 482 21.3 22.6 50
1993 491 18.0 27.3 56
1994 494 18.3 27.0 50
1995 546 22.0 24.8 51.6
1996 546 22.0 24.8 51.6
1997 522 19.6 26.6 48.1
1998 513 24.2 21.2 36.8
1999 526 24.2 21.7 54.9
2000 511 23.4 21.8 53
2001 505 23.6 21.4 51.5
2002 518 25.0 20.7 44.9
2003 518 25.0 20.7 44.9
2004 474 25.3 18.7 31.4
2005 502 25.0 20.1 51.1
2006 531 26.0 20.4 54.6
2007 544 27.0 20.1 58.1
2008 526 31.0 17.0 62.9
2009 636 30.6 18.9 53.3
2010 619 27.5 22.5 66.1
2011 567 n/a n/a 64.7
2012 499 19.0 26.2 n/a
2013 502 18.0 27.8 54
2014 520 18.0 28.8 52.5
2015 526 22.0 23.9 60.3
2016 554 22.0 25.1 60.6
2017 585 21.5 27.2 60
2018 576 21.2 27.1 59.2
2019 577 22.2 25.9 58.6
2020 564 n/a n/a 54.8
2021 619 25.2 24.5 61.1
2022 563 24.4 23.0 59

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
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Student/Teacher Ratio Rucker Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 495 20.6 24.0 n/a
1989 492 20.6 23.8 n/a
1990 479 21.0 22.8 n/a
1991 498 21.0 23.7 n/a
1992 482 21.3 22.6 50
1993 491 18.0 27.3 56
1994 494 18.3 27.0 50
1995 546 22.0 24.8 51.6
1996 546 22.0 24.8 51.6
1997 522 19.6 26.6 48.1
1998 513 24.2 21.2 36.8
1999 526 24.2 21.7 54.9
2000 511 23.4 21.8 53
2001 505 23.6 21.4 51.5
2002 518 25.0 20.7 44.9
2003 518 25.0 20.7 44.9
2004 474 25.3 18.7 31.4
2005 502 25.0 20.1 51.1
2006 531 26.0 20.4 54.6
2007 544 27.0 20.1 58.1
2008 526 31.0 17.0 62.9
2009 636 30.6 18.9 53.3
2010 619 27.5 22.5 66.1
2011 567 n/a n/a 64.7
2012 499 19.0 26.2 n/a
2013 502 18.0 27.8 54
2014 520 18.0 28.8 52.5
2015 526 22.0 23.9 60.3
2016 554 22.0 25.1 60.6
2017 585 21.5 27.2 60
2018 576 21.2 27.1 59.2
2019 577 22.2 25.9 58.6
2020 564 n/a n/a 54.8
2021 619 25.2 24.5 61.1
2022 563 24.4 23.0 59

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

Rucker Elementary

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionConditionalPolioHepatitis BVaricellaDTPMMR
201287.0%0.0%0.0%13.0%96.0%100.0%100.0%94.0%96.0%
201394.0%0.0%0.0%6.0%98.0%100.0%100.0%98.0%97.0%
201498.0%0.0%0.0%2.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%99.0%99.0%
201596.0%1.0%0.0%3.0%96.0%98.0%98.0%96.0%97.0%
201697.0%0.0%0.0%3.0%100.0%99.0%100.0%99.0%100.0%
2017≥98.0%≤2.0%≤2.0%≤2.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%
2018≥98.0%≤2.0%≤2.0%≤2.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%
201996.0%1.0%3.0%≥98.0%97.0%≥98.0%97.0%97.0%

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Rucker Elementary

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Pandemic (2021-2022)
Change (%)
Ranks 2353rd of 5789 Elementary schoolsRanks 2952nd of 5883 Elementary schools
 9.5%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Pandemic (2021-2022)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Rucker Elementary)39.320.4
 18.9%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Gilroy Unified)47.635.1
 12.5%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.542.2
 6.4%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Rucker Elementary)47.823.9
 23.9%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Gilroy Unified)5536.3
 18.7%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (California)50.243.5
 6.7%
4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Rucker Elementary)42.941.8
 1.1%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Gilroy Unified)49.634.9
 14.7%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)49.544.2
 5.3%
4th Grade Mathematics (Rucker Elementary)51.338.2
 13.1%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Gilroy Unified)49.532.3
 17.2%
   4th Grade Mathematics (California)44.938.3
 6.7%
5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Rucker Elementary)54.139.6
 14.5%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Gilroy Unified)51.639.9
 11.7%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)51.747.1
 4.6%
5th Grade Mathematics (Rucker Elementary)45.932.3
 13.6%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Gilroy Unified)38.424.2
 14.2%
   5th Grade Mathematics (California)3831.6
 6.4%
5th Grade Science (Rucker Elementary)45.938.5
 7.4%
   5th Grade Science (Gilroy Unified)33.229.5
 3.7%
   5th Grade Science (California)31.731.2
 0.5%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Total Students577619
 7.3%
African American46
 50%
American Indian31
 66.7%
Asian3147
 51.6%
Hispanic383416
 8.6%
Pacific Islander02
White122104
 14.8%
Two or More Races3443
 26.5%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients58.6%61.1%
 2.5%




Frequently Asked Questions about Rucker Elementary

Students at Rucker Elementary are 68% Hispanic, 18% White, 7% Two or more races, 5% Asian, 1% African American.

Rucker Elementary ranks 2952nd of 5883 California elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 2 stars out of 5.

In the 2021-22 school year, 563 students attended Rucker Elementary.

Students who attend Rucker Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : Solorsano Middle
High : Gilroy High


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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. School Attendance Areas provided by ATTOM.

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