Sunnyslope Elementary

Summary:

Sunnyslope Elementary is a public elementary school in Hollister, California, serving 640 students in grades K-7. The school faces several challenges, including a high percentage of Hispanic and economically disadvantaged students, lower academic performance compared to nearby schools, and a significant increase in chronic absenteeism.

Sunnyslope Elementary has a significantly higher percentage of Hispanic students (85.47%) compared to the state average (46.66%), and lower percentages of White (8.28%) and Asian (2.66%) students. The school's performance on Smarter Balanced Assessments is generally below the Hollister District and California state averages across grade levels and subject areas. For example, in 2022-2023, the school's proficiency rates in English Language Arts ranged from 18.75% (6th grade) to 62.5% (8th grade), compared to the state average of 42.96% to 47.44%. In Mathematics, the school's proficiency rates ranged from 5% (7th grade) to 35.56% (3rd grade), compared to the state average of 33.16% to 45.11%. Additionally, Sunnyslope Elementary has experienced a significant increase in chronic absenteeism, rising from 16.0% in 2018-2019 to 38.6% in 2022-2023, which is well above the state average.

Sunnyslope Elementary's academic performance is generally lower than the nearby schools, such as Ladd Lane Elementary, Cerra Vista Elementary, and Hollister Dual Language Academy, which have higher proficiency rates in both English Language Arts and Mathematics. The school's high percentage of students from low-socioeconomic backgrounds, with 57.97% qualifying for free or reduced-price lunch in 2022-2023, may contribute to its lower academic performance and higher chronic absenteeism. However, Sunnyslope Elementary performs relatively well in supporting its English Language Learner and migrant student populations, ranking in the top 25% of California elementary schools for these subgroups, but struggles with its Special Education students, ranking in the bottom 20% of California elementary schools for this subgroup.


Detail:

Public K-7

 1475 Memorial Dr.
       Hollister, CA  95023-5007


(831) 636-4420

District: Hollister

SchoolDigger Rank:
3586th of 5,868 California Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $7,469 Help


Students who attend Sunnyslope Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Accelerated Achievement Academy
    Maze Middle
High:    Hollister High

Student/teacher ratio:  22.8 Help
Number of students:  640

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
85.5%
White:
8.3%
Asian:
2.7%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  58% Help


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Compare Details Sunnyslope Elementary ranks worse than 61.1% of elementary schools in California. It also ranks 4th among 6 ranked elementary schools in the Hollister School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 33.83. (See more...)
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Compare Details Sunnyslope Elementary ranks worse than 73.3% of middle schools in California. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 24.92. (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: Hispanic (85.5%), White (8.3%), Asian (2.7%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 58% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Sunnyslope Elementary is 22.8, which is the 3rd best among 6 elementary schools in the Hollister School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Sunnyslope Elementary is $7,469, which is the 3rd highest among 6 elementary schools in the Hollister School District.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Sunnyslope Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Sunnyslope Elementary 3586th of 5868 California public elementary schools. (See Sunnyslope Elementary in the ranking list.)

Elementary School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


English Language Learner students:
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Hispanic students:

SchoolDigger ranks Sunnyslope Elementary 2051st of 2798 California public middle schools. (See Sunnyslope Elementary in the ranking list.)

Middle School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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Hollister:

SchoolDigger ranks Hollister 967th of 1560 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Sunnyslope Elementary

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Rank History for all elementary school students at Sunnyslope Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 23.57 3661st 4809 23.9%
2005 30.74 3231st 4822 33.0%
2006 33.07 3102nd 4818 35.6%
2007 26.55 3825th 5113 25.2%
2008 35.93 3206th 5113 37.3%
2009 46.82 2670th 5193 48.6%
2010 32.65 3648th 5314 31.4%
2011 23.75 4418th 5377 17.8%
2012 23.84 4393rd 5390 18.5%
2013 26.52 4308th 5530 22.1%
2015 27.42 3903rd 5611 30.4%
2016 35.82 3349th 5614 40.3%
2017 36.81 3324th 5692 41.6%
2018 38.59 3241st 5662 42.8%
2019 37.61 3340th 5789 42.3%
2022 31.78 3725th 5883 36.7%
2023 33.83 3576th 5848 38.9%
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Rank History for elementary school English Language Learner students at Sunnyslope Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 52.92 1128th 3246 65.2%
2019 69.23 554th 3275 83.1%
2022 55.34 953rd 3311 71.2%
2023 58.91 821st 3240 74.7%
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Rank History for elementary school Special Education students at Sunnyslope Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 24.40 1928th 2416 20.2%
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Rank History for elementary school Low Socio Economic Status students at Sunnyslope Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 53.79 2121st 5084 58.3%
2019 49.66 2430th 5173 53.0%
2022 31.28 3732nd 5264 29.1%
2023 34.32 3532nd 5355 34.0%
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Rank History for elementary school Migrant students at Sunnyslope Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 69.46 17th 68 75.0%
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Rank History for elementary school Female students at Sunnyslope Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 42.87 2896th 5413 46.5%
2019 39.72 3122nd 5492 43.2%
2022 35.17 3314th 5635 41.2%
2023 33.80 3416th 5595 38.9%
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Rank History for elementary school Disabled students at Sunnyslope Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 39.20 1061st 2128 50.1%
2019 30.29 1780th 2585 31.1%
2022 20.50 1989th 2227 10.7%
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Rank History for elementary school Male students at Sunnyslope Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 34.19 3400th 5431 37.4%
2019 36.00 3318th 5510 39.8%
2022 32.15 3603rd 5663 36.4%
2023 34.76 3418th 5627 39.3%
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Rank History for elementary school Hispanic students at Sunnyslope Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 52.47 2080th 4830 56.9%
2019 53.26 2078th 4963 58.1%
2022 40.61 2857th 5084 43.8%
2023 42.25 2728th 5079 46.3%
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Data source: test scores: California Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Rank History for Sunnyslope Elementary

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Rank History for all middle school students at Sunnyslope Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 24.92 2045th 2788 26.6%
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Rank History for middle school Low Socio Economic Status students at Sunnyslope Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 27.21 1868th 2535 26.3%
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Rank History for middle school Male students at Sunnyslope Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 23.93 1913th 2546 24.9%
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Rank History for middle school Hispanic students at Sunnyslope Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 29.80 1651st 2379 30.6%
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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.

Sunnyslope Elementary Test Scores
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Enrollment information for Sunnyslope Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 348 4 8 520 1 n/a n/a 0 881
1989 330 0 11 506 0 n/a n/a 0 847
1990 337 4 13 441 0 n/a n/a 0 795
1991 335 4 15 511 6 n/a n/a 0 871
1992 361 9 23 476 7 n/a n/a 0 876
1993 409 7 28 454 2 n/a n/a 0 900
1994 405 8 30 457 1 n/a n/a 0 901
1995 379 3 34 493 2 n/a n/a 0 911
1996 379 3 34 493 2 n/a n/a 0 911
1997 340 6 27 438 0 n/a n/a 0 811
1998 370 6 20 450 1 n/a n/a 0 847
1999 336 9 21 429 1 n/a n/a 0 796
2000 289 32 18 421 3 n/a n/a 2 765
2001 326 7 17 465 2 n/a n/a 6 823
2002 275 5 18 479 4 n/a n/a 5 786
2003 275 5 18 479 4 n/a n/a 5 786
2004 252 6 17 464 6 n/a n/a 8 753
2005 253 9 16 481 6 n/a n/a 5 770
2006 191 1 20 482 7 n/a n/a 8 709
2007 171 11 21 480 8 n/a n/a 10 701
2008 150 11 18 485 6 n/a n/a 0 670
2009 137 14 19 511 3 1 3 0 688
2010 128 5 18 502 2 2 5 0 662
2011 102 6 15 522 3 2 33 0 683
2012 133 9 16 578 4 6 3 0 749
2013 136 7 14 562 6 5 4 0 734
2014 133 1 18 628 6 5 6 0 797
2015 112 4 16 498 5 5 10 0 650
2016 64 6 9 532 4 1 57 0 673
2017 86 4 16 554 3 0 16 0 679
2018 61 1 11 492 2 0 11 0 578
2019 52 3 13 493 2 0 9 0 572
2020 59 2 7 493 3 0 12 0 576
2021 49 3 7 493 1 1 9 0 563
2022 51 5 13 546 1 1 16 0 633
2023 53 6 17 547 1 1 15 0 640

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 Sunnyslope Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 881 35.0 25.1 n/a
1989 847 32.0 26.4 n/a
1990 795 35.0 22.7 n/a
1991 871 38.3 22.7 n/a
1992 876 38.9 22.5 47.5
1993 900 37.3 24.1 40.6
1994 901 39.0 23.1 36.3
1995 911 39.5 23.1 45.1
1996 911 39.5 23.1 45.1
1997 811 42.0 19.3 42.8
1998 847 44.5 19.0 37
1999 796 39.6 20.1 35.4
2000 765 40.0 19.1 39.2
2001 823 40.0 20.6 36.7
2002 786 39.5 19.9 43.5
2003 786 39.5 19.9 43.5
2004 753 37.0 20.4 46
2005 770 37.0 20.8 51.6
2006 709 33.6 21.1 54.8
2007 701 32.0 21.9 60.2
2008 670 35.8 18.7 65.1
2009 688 36.0 17.2 63.1
2010 662 30.0 22.0 73.1
2011 683 n/a n/a 74.8
2012 749 26.0 28.7 n/a
2013 734 26.5 27.6 67.4
2014 797 29.0 27.4 65.7
2015 650 26.0 25.0 70.5
2016 673 29.0 23.2 67.6
2017 679 28.5 23.8 62.3
2018 578 25.1 22.9 73.7
2019 572 25.0 22.8 71.9
2020 576 n/a n/a 67.7
2021 563 23.0 24.4 71.8
2022 633 23.7 26.6 59.6
2023 640 27.9 22.8 58

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 Sunnyslope Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 881 35.0 25.1 n/a
1989 847 32.0 26.4 n/a
1990 795 35.0 22.7 n/a
1991 871 38.3 22.7 n/a
1992 876 38.9 22.5 47.5
1993 900 37.3 24.1 40.6
1994 901 39.0 23.1 36.3
1995 911 39.5 23.1 45.1
1996 911 39.5 23.1 45.1
1997 811 42.0 19.3 42.8
1998 847 44.5 19.0 37
1999 796 39.6 20.1 35.4
2000 765 40.0 19.1 39.2
2001 823 40.0 20.6 36.7
2002 786 39.5 19.9 43.5
2003 786 39.5 19.9 43.5
2004 753 37.0 20.4 46
2005 770 37.0 20.8 51.6
2006 709 33.6 21.1 54.8
2007 701 32.0 21.9 60.2
2008 670 35.8 18.7 65.1
2009 688 36.0 17.2 63.1
2010 662 30.0 22.0 73.1
2011 683 n/a n/a 74.8
2012 749 26.0 28.7 n/a
2013 734 26.5 27.6 67.4
2014 797 29.0 27.4 65.7
2015 650 26.0 25.0 70.5
2016 673 29.0 23.2 67.6
2017 679 28.5 23.8 62.3
2018 578 25.1 22.9 73.7
2019 572 25.0 22.8 71.9
2020 576 n/a n/a 67.7
2021 563 23.0 24.4 71.8
2022 633 23.7 26.6 59.6
2023 640 27.9 22.8 58

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

Sunnyslope Elementary

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionConditionalPolioHepatitis BVaricellaDTPMMR
2012100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%
201398.0%0.0%0.0%2.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%99.0%99.0%
201499.0%0.0%0.0%1.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%99.0%99.0%
201599.0%0.0%0.0%1.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%99.0%100.0%
201699.0%1.0%0.0%0.0%99.0%99.0%99.0%99.0%99.0%
2017≥99.0%≤1.0%≤1.0%≤1.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%
2018≥99.0%≤1.0%≤1.0%≤1.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%
201997.0%0.0%1.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%97.0%≥99.0%
202091.7%0.9%2.8%94.5%95.4%96.3%95.4%93.6%
202186.2%0.0%0.9%91.4%98.3%98.3%89.7%91.4%
202297.1%0.0%0.0%98.0%97.1%

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

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $7,469

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Sunnyslope Elementary

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 3340th of 5789 Elementary schoolsRanks 3576th of 5848 Elementary schools
 3.5%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Sunnyslope Elementary)34.428.1
 6.3%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Hollister)40.329.2
 11.2%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.543
 5.6%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Sunnyslope Elementary)48.935.6
 13.3%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Hollister)42.934.5
 8.4%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (California)50.245.1
 5.1%
4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Sunnyslope Elementary)37.825
 12.8%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Hollister)45.535.4
 10.1%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)49.543.7
 5.7%
4th Grade Mathematics (Sunnyslope Elementary)23.317.9
 5.5%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Hollister)38.527.7
 10.8%
   4th Grade Mathematics (California)44.940.8
 4.1%
5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Sunnyslope Elementary)53.842.2
 11.6%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Hollister)49.635.8
 13.8%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)51.746.7
 5%
5th Grade Mathematics (Sunnyslope Elementary)39.633.9
 5.6%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Hollister)35.222.3
 12.9%
   5th Grade Mathematics (California)3833.4
 4.6%
5th Grade Science (Sunnyslope Elementary)20.428.2
 7.8%
   5th Grade Science (Hollister)24.422.4
 2%
   5th Grade Science (California)31.731.9
 0.1%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students572640
 11.9%
African American36
 100%
American Indian21
 50%
Asian1317
 30.8%
Hispanic493547
 11%
Pacific Islander01
White5253
 1.9%
Two or More Races915
 66.7%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients71.9%58%
 13.9%


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Students who attend Sunnyslope Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : Accelerated Achievement Academy
Middle : Maze Middle
High : Hollister High

Students at Sunnyslope Elementary are 85% Hispanic, 8% White, 3% Asian, 2% Two or more races.

Sunnyslope Elementary ranks 3586th of 5868 California elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 2 stars out of 5.

In the 2022-23 school year, 640 students attended Sunnyslope Elementary.


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