Cerra Vista Elementary

Summary:

Cerra Vista Elementary is a public elementary school in Hollister, California, serving students from kindergarten to 7th grade. The school has seen a decline in its student racial makeup, with a decreasing percentage of White students and an increasing percentage of Hispanic students. Cerra Vista Elementary faces several challenges, including high chronic absenteeism, mixed academic performance compared to the district and state, and declining overall rankings.

Cerra Vista Elementary's test scores, as measured by the Smarter Balanced Assessments, show a mixed performance. While the school performs better than the Hollister district in some grade levels and subject areas, it generally lags behind the state's average scores. The school's chronic absenteeism rate has also seen a significant increase, rising from 8.2% in 2020-2021 to 30.4% in 2022-2023, which is notably higher than the district's average of 25.2%.

When comparing Cerra Vista Elementary to other nearby schools, some interesting patterns emerge. Spring Grove Elementary, a school in the North County Joint Union Elementary district, consistently outperforms Cerra Vista and the Hollister district in both English Language Arts/Literacy and Mathematics. In contrast, Calaveras Elementary, the closest school to Cerra Vista, has a significantly higher percentage of Hispanic students and lower test scores across most grade levels and subject areas. The school's performance varies significantly across different student subgroups, with some groups, such as English Language Learners and Special Education students, performing relatively better.


Detail:

Public K-7

 2151 Cerra Vista Dr.
       Hollister, CA  95023-6200


(831) 636-4470

District: Hollister

SchoolDigger Rank:
3172nd of 5,868 California Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $6,599 Help


Students who attend Cerra Vista Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Accelerated Achievement Academy
    Rancho San Justo
High:    Hollister High

Student/teacher ratio:  25.1 Help
Number of students:  599

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
67.6%
White:
18.4%
Two or more races:
5.8%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  39.1% Help


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Compare Details Cerra Vista Elementary ranks worse than 54.1% of elementary schools in California. It also ranks 3rd 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 39.42. (See more...)
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Compare Details Cerra Vista Elementary ranks better than 51.3% of middle schools in California. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 43.27. (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 (67.6%), White (18.4%), two or more races (5.8%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 39.1% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the lowest percentage in the Hollister School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Cerra Vista Elementary is 25.1. 4 elementary schools in the Hollister School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Cerra Vista Elementary is $6,599. 4 elementary schools in the Hollister School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Cerra Vista Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Cerra Vista Elementary 3172nd of 5868 California public elementary schools. (See Cerra Vista Elementary in the ranking list.)

Elementary School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


English Language Learner students:
Special Education students:
Low Socio Economic Status students:
Female students:
Male students:
Hispanic students:
White students:

SchoolDigger ranks Cerra Vista Elementary 1364th of 2798 California public middle schools. (See Cerra Vista Elementary in the ranking list.)

Middle School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


Female students:
Male students:
Hispanic students:


Hollister:

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


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Rank History for Cerra Vista Elementary

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Rank History for all elementary school students at Cerra Vista Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 50.93 2108th 4809 56.2%
2005 49.93 2195th 4822 54.5%
2006 52.14 2091st 4818 56.6%
2007 77.58 1067th 5113 79.1%
2008 70.36 1384th 5113 72.9%
2009 69.51 1462nd 5193 71.8%
2010 55.92 2220th 5314 58.2%
2011 65.89 1703rd 5377 68.3%
2012 53.44 2430th 5390 54.9%
2013 46.18 2916th 5530 47.3%
2015 48.34 2537th 5611 54.8%
2016 58.37 2069th 5614 63.1%
2017 60.40 1997th 5692 64.9%
2018 58.77 2093rd 5662 63.0%
2019 47.66 2724th 5789 52.9%
2022 33.68 3566th 5883 39.4%
2023 39.42 3164th 5848 45.9%
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Rank History for elementary school English Language Learner students at Cerra Vista Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 75.41 439th 3246 86.5%
2019 59.52 843rd 3275 74.3%
2022 53.54 1025th 3311 69.0%
2023 66.33 596th 3240 81.6%
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Rank History for elementary school Special Education students at Cerra Vista Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 41.79 1156th 2416 52.2%
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Rank History for elementary school Low Socio Economic Status students at Cerra Vista Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 64.41 1491st 5084 70.7%
2019 43.63 2851st 5173 44.9%
2022 49.56 2300th 5264 56.3%
2023 34.17 3541st 5355 33.9%
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Rank History for elementary school Female students at Cerra Vista Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 66.32 1696th 5413 68.7%
2019 53.50 2301st 5492 58.1%
2022 32.95 3495th 5635 38.0%
2023 47.66 2531st 5595 54.8%
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Rank History for elementary school Disabled students at Cerra Vista Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 33.84 1272nd 2128 40.2%
2019 29.82 1807th 2585 30.1%
2022 53.01 742nd 2227 66.7%
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Rank History for elementary school Male students at Cerra Vista Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 49.44 2480th 5431 54.3%
2019 41.18 2965th 5510 46.2%
2022 35.31 3336th 5663 41.1%
2023 31.47 3634th 5627 35.4%
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Rank History for elementary school Hispanic students at Cerra Vista Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 67.47 1263rd 4830 73.9%
2019 50.63 2243rd 4963 54.8%
2022 34.03 3368th 5084 33.8%
2023 47.81 2362nd 5079 53.5%
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Rank History for elementary school White students at Cerra Vista Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 39.55 1832nd 2737 33.1%
2019 37.35 1929th 2834 31.9%
2022 23.72 2183rd 2726 19.9%
2023 22.28 2163rd 2659 18.7%
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Data source: test scores: California Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Rank History for Cerra Vista Elementary

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Rank History for all middle school students at Cerra Vista Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 43.27 1362nd 2788 51.1%
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Rank History for middle school Female students at Cerra Vista Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 64.55 730th 2535 71.2%
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Rank History for middle school Male students at Cerra Vista Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 32.98 1559th 2546 38.8%
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Rank History for middle school Hispanic students at Cerra Vista Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 50.87 964th 2379 59.5%
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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.

Cerra Vista Elementary Test Scores
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Data source: California Department of Education

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Enrollment information for Cerra Vista Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1989 194 1 8 259 2 n/a n/a 0 464
1990 177 2 9 306 0 n/a n/a 0 494
1991 211 1 8 332 1 n/a n/a 0 553
1992 246 0 13 350 4 n/a n/a 0 613
1993 287 1 13 328 2 n/a n/a 0 631
1994 342 1 10 336 3 n/a n/a 0 692
1995 287 1 3 333 2 n/a n/a 0 626
1996 287 1 3 333 2 n/a n/a 0 626
1997 283 6 3 355 0 n/a n/a 0 647
1998 333 4 5 406 0 n/a n/a 0 748
1999 346 1 11 281 0 n/a n/a 0 639
2000 349 6 23 281 0 n/a n/a 0 659
2001 359 13 28 294 1 n/a n/a 2 697
2002 350 16 31 305 2 n/a n/a 2 706
2003 350 16 31 305 2 n/a n/a 2 706
2004 342 14 25 302 2 n/a n/a 6 691
2005 327 11 32 331 1 n/a n/a 5 707
2006 334 6 31 374 0 n/a n/a 8 753
2007 320 7 36 367 0 n/a n/a 6 736
2008 295 6 34 324 1 n/a n/a 0 660
2009 288 2 19 329 3 0 30 0 671
2010 248 3 23 318 2 2 22 0 618
2011 195 1 21 294 2 0 94 0 607
2012 218 2 28 361 2 1 139 0 751
2013 215 2 28 382 1 3 112 0 743
2014 209 2 25 397 3 3 95 0 734
2015 164 3 22 348 3 3 78 0 621
2016 124 0 10 332 1 0 121 0 588
2017 215 3 21 346 0 1 2 0 588
2018 198 3 13 368 0 1 14 0 597
2019 195 7 11 395 1 3 19 0 631
2020 173 12 9 375 1 4 25 0 599
2021 141 10 12 336 3 7 25 0 534
2022 123 7 19 369 3 3 34 0 558
2023 110 11 28 405 5 5 35 0 599

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 Cerra Vista Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 464 17.0 27.2 n/a
1990 494 27.1 18.2 n/a
1991 553 24.7 22.3 n/a
1992 613 25.1 24.4 49.1
1993 631 25.0 25.2 38
1994 692 26.0 26.6 40.2
1995 626 24.0 26.1 40.1
1996 626 24.0 26.1 40.1
1997 647 28.0 23.1 36.6
1998 748 36.0 20.8 33.2
1999 639 33.0 19.4 25.8
2000 659 30.0 22.0 27.8
2001 697 33.0 21.1 21.2
2002 706 34.0 20.8 26.7
2003 706 34.0 20.8 26.7
2004 691 34.0 20.3 25.1
2005 707 31.5 22.4 32.9
2006 753 33.6 22.4 35.4
2007 736 35.0 21.0 35.2
2008 660 33.0 20.0 35.9
2009 671 31.0 19.7 35
2010 618 28.0 22.0 41.1
2011 607 n/a n/a 45.8
2012 751 24.1 31.1 n/a
2013 743 25.5 29.0 43.3
2014 734 26.2 28.0 41.7
2015 621 24.0 25.8 38.6
2016 588 26.0 22.6 43.2
2017 588 25.2 23.3 37.9
2018 597 25.0 23.8 41.7
2019 631 26.0 24.2 38.7
2020 599 n/a n/a 36.2
2021 534 23.0 23.2 44.9
2022 558 23.5 23.7 56.8
2023 599 23.8 25.1 39.1

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 Cerra Vista Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 464 17.0 27.2 n/a
1990 494 27.1 18.2 n/a
1991 553 24.7 22.3 n/a
1992 613 25.1 24.4 49.1
1993 631 25.0 25.2 38
1994 692 26.0 26.6 40.2
1995 626 24.0 26.1 40.1
1996 626 24.0 26.1 40.1
1997 647 28.0 23.1 36.6
1998 748 36.0 20.8 33.2
1999 639 33.0 19.4 25.8
2000 659 30.0 22.0 27.8
2001 697 33.0 21.1 21.2
2002 706 34.0 20.8 26.7
2003 706 34.0 20.8 26.7
2004 691 34.0 20.3 25.1
2005 707 31.5 22.4 32.9
2006 753 33.6 22.4 35.4
2007 736 35.0 21.0 35.2
2008 660 33.0 20.0 35.9
2009 671 31.0 19.7 35
2010 618 28.0 22.0 41.1
2011 607 n/a n/a 45.8
2012 751 24.1 31.1 n/a
2013 743 25.5 29.0 43.3
2014 734 26.2 28.0 41.7
2015 621 24.0 25.8 38.6
2016 588 26.0 22.6 43.2
2017 588 25.2 23.3 37.9
2018 597 25.0 23.8 41.7
2019 631 26.0 24.2 38.7
2020 599 n/a n/a 36.2
2021 534 23.0 23.2 44.9
2022 558 23.5 23.7 56.8
2023 599 23.8 25.1 39.1

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

Cerra Vista Elementary

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionConditionalPolioHepatitis BVaricellaDTPMMR
201297.0%2.0%0.0%2.0%98.0%98.0%98.0%98.0%98.0%
201396.0%1.0%1.0%2.0%98.0%97.0%98.0%96.0%98.0%
201494.0%5.0%0.0%1.0%94.0%94.0%94.0%94.0%94.0%
201597.0%0.0%1.0%2.0%98.0%97.0%99.0%98.0%98.0%
2016100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%
2017≥98.0%≤2.0%≤2.0%≤2.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%
2018≥99.0%≤1.0%≤1.0%≤1.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%
201996.0%1.0%3.0%96.0%98.0%98.0%96.0%98.0%
202097.1%2.0%1.0%98.0%98.0%98.0%
202184.4%0.0%1.0%88.5%93.8%89.6%85.4%88.5%
202295.9%0.0%0.0%96.9%

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

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $6,599

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Cerra Vista Elementary

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 2724th of 5789 Elementary schoolsRanks 3164th of 5848 Elementary schools
 7%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Cerra Vista Elementary)47.123.9
 23.1%
   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 (Cerra Vista Elementary)52.914.3
 38.7%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Hollister)42.934.5
 8.4%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (California)50.245.1
 5.1%
4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Cerra Vista Elementary)5053.6
 3.6%
   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 (Cerra Vista Elementary)43.135.7
 7.4%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Hollister)38.527.7
 10.8%
   4th Grade Mathematics (California)44.940.8
 4.1%
5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Cerra Vista Elementary)48.141.4
 6.7%
   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 (Cerra Vista Elementary)3317.2
 15.8%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Hollister)35.222.3
 12.9%
   5th Grade Mathematics (California)3833.4
 4.6%
5th Grade Science (Cerra Vista Elementary)25.523.9
 1.6%
   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 Students631599
 5.1%
African American711
 57.1%
American Indian15
 400%
Asian1128
 154.5%
Hispanic395405
 2.5%
Pacific Islander35
 66.7%
White195110
 43.6%
Two or More Races1935
 84.2%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients38.7%39.1%
 0.4%


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Cerra Vista Elementary ranks 3172nd of 5868 California elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 2 stars out of 5.

Students at Cerra Vista Elementary are 68% Hispanic, 18% White, 6% Two or more races, 5% Asian, 2% African American.

Students who attend Cerra Vista Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : Accelerated Achievement Academy
Middle : Rancho San Justo
High : Hollister High

In the 2022-23 school year, 599 students attended Cerra Vista Elementary.


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