Emmett S. Finley Elementary

Summary:

Emmett S. Finley Elementary is a public elementary school located in Holtville, California, serving 546 students from kindergarten to 5th grade. The school is part of the Holtville Unified School District, which is ranked 400 out of 1,560 districts in the state and has a 4-star rating.

Emmett S. Finley Elementary stands out for its high percentage of Hispanic students (94.87%), which is significantly higher than nearby schools like Dogwood Elementary and McKinley Elementary. The school performs well for specific subgroups, such as Hispanic students and English Language Learners, but its overall academic proficiency, particularly in Mathematics, lags behind the district and state averages. Additionally, the school has experienced a concerning increase in chronic absenteeism, rising from 3.0% in 2020-2021 to 15.8% in 2022-2023.

Despite these challenges, Emmett S. Finley Elementary has shown strengths in certain areas, such as 5th-grade English Language Arts and 3rd-grade Mathematics. The school's statewide ranking has fluctuated over the years, suggesting the need for a comprehensive assessment to identify the factors contributing to its performance. By addressing the unique needs of its diverse student population, implementing targeted interventions, and engaging the community to address chronic absenteeism, Emmett S. Finley Elementary can leverage its strengths and work towards improving overall student outcomes.


Detail:

Public K-5

 627 East Sixth St.
       Holtville, CA  92250-1450


(760) 356-2929

District: Holtville Unified

SchoolDigger Rank:
2207th of 5,874 California Elementary Schools


Students who attend Emmett S. Finley Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Holtville Middle
High:    Holtville High

Student/teacher ratio:  21.0 Help
Number of students:  546

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
94.9%
White:
4.2%
African American:
0.4%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  84.2% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Emmett S. Finley Elementary ranks better than 62.4% of elementary schools in California. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 56.65. (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 (94.9%), White (4.2%), African American (0.4%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 84.2% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Emmett S. Finley Elementary is 21. (See more...)
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Compare Emmett S. Finley Elementary employs 26 full-time teachers.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Emmett S. Finley Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Emmett S. Finley Elementary 2207th of 5874 California public elementary schools. (See Emmett S. Finley Elementary in the ranking list.)

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Holtville Unified:

SchoolDigger ranks Holtville Unified 402nd of 1563 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Emmett S. Finley Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Emmett S. Finley Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 33.52 3027th 4809 37.1%
2005 39.40 2753rd 4822 42.9%
2006 29.59 3328th 4818 30.9%
2007 32.71 3384th 5113 33.8%
2008 15.35 4643rd 5113 9.2%
2009 17.10 4613th 5193 11.2%
2010 13.79 4972nd 5314 6.4%
2011 12.60 5099th 5377 5.2%
2012 13.84 5028th 5390 6.7%
2013 33.96 3744th 5530 32.3%
2015 34.03 3399th 5611 39.4%
2016 50.94 2447th 5614 56.4%
2017 60.10 2007th 5692 64.7%
2018 66.53 1740th 5662 69.3%
2019 67.73 1710th 5789 70.5%
2022 51.65 2469th 5883 58.0%
2023 56.65 2207th 5874 62.4%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Emmett S. Finley Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 91.76 150th 3246 95.4%
2019 94.44 104th 3275 96.8%
2022 82.56 259th 3311 92.2%
2023 85.29 195th 3250 94.0%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Emmett S. Finley Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 72.39 1053rd 5084 79.3%
2019 79.12 759th 5173 85.3%
2022 64.08 1467th 5264 72.1%
2023 66.76 1405th 5374 73.9%
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Rank History for Migrant students at Emmett S. Finley Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 74.01 9th 68 86.8%
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Rank History for Female students at Emmett S. Finley Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 71.85 1414th 5413 73.9%
2019 64.83 1757th 5492 68.0%
2022 41.69 2897th 5635 48.6%
2023 57.84 2040th 5617 63.7%
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Rank History for Male students at Emmett S. Finley Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 59.18 1975th 5431 63.6%
2019 67.51 1614th 5510 70.7%
2022 62.02 1868th 5663 67.0%
2023 53.85 2235th 5650 60.4%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Emmett S. Finley Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 78.60 747th 4830 84.5%
2019 82.82 601st 4963 87.9%
2022 68.91 1205th 5084 76.3%
2023 74.10 993rd 5098 80.5%
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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 Emmett S. Finley Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 229 2 19 480 0 n/a n/a 0 730
1989 237 2 28 516 0 n/a n/a 0 783
1990 213 2 18 535 0 n/a n/a 0 768
1991 209 3 7 569 0 n/a n/a 0 788
1992 228 7 15 570 0 n/a n/a 0 820
1993 216 6 16 543 0 n/a n/a 0 781
1994 192 6 20 543 0 n/a n/a 0 761
1995 178 3 19 527 0 n/a n/a 0 727
1996 178 3 19 527 0 n/a n/a 0 727
1997 180 3 14 539 0 n/a n/a 0 736
1998 180 3 13 569 2 n/a n/a 0 767
1999 164 2 11 580 3 n/a n/a 10 770
2000 211 6 0 563 0 n/a n/a 0 780
2001 150 5 12 569 4 n/a n/a 0 740
2002 110 6 8 590 4 n/a n/a 0 718
2003 110 6 8 590 4 n/a n/a 0 718
2004 103 3 11 608 2 n/a n/a 0 727
2005 84 1 6 586 1 n/a n/a 0 678
2006 95 1 4 543 2 n/a n/a 5 650
2007 95 2 4 542 1 n/a n/a 4 648
2008 87 4 4 528 1 n/a n/a 0 624
2009 77 6 2 536 1 0 0 0 622
2010 57 1 2 542 1 0 6 0 609
2011 64 2 2 533 1 0 5 0 607
2012 48 2 4 498 0 0 5 0 557
2013 30 1 1 498 0 0 4 0 534
2014 36 1 0 501 0 0 5 0 543
2015 40 0 1 510 0 0 3 0 554
2016 35 0 1 516 0 0 2 0 554
2017 34 2 1 510 0 0 3 0 550
2018 26 1 1 503 0 0 3 0 534
2019 30 1 0 499 3 0 6 0 539
2020 26 1 0 506 1 0 8 0 542
2021 26 2 0 512 1 0 6 0 547
2022 28 2 0 506 1 0 4 0 541
2023 23 2 0 518 1 0 2 0 546

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 Emmett S. Finley Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 730 30.0 24.3 n/a
1989 783 34.0 23.0 n/a
1990 768 34.0 22.5 n/a
1991 788 35.0 22.5 n/a
1992 820 35.6 23.0 71.7
1993 781 29.0 26.9 70.9
1994 761 31.0 24.5 73.9
1995 727 30.0 24.2 71.5
1996 727 30.0 24.2 71.5
1997 736 36.5 20.2 70.9
1998 767 38.0 20.2 76.7
1999 770 39.0 19.7 77.4
2000 780 37.0 21.1 75.8
2001 740 36.0 20.6 87.2
2002 718 36.0 19.9 75.3
2003 718 36.0 19.9 75.3
2004 727 35.0 20.8 81
2005 678 37.0 18.3 78.8
2006 650 34.0 19.1 80.6
2007 648 31.0 20.9 98.8
2008 624 34.2 18.2 99.5
2009 622 33.0 17.7 98.1
2010 609 33.0 18.4 82.9
2011 607 n/a n/a 99.5
2012 557 26.5 21.0 n/a
2013 534 25.0 21.3 99.4
2014 543 22.5 24.1 71.1
2015 554 24.0 23.0 69
2016 554 20.0 27.7 72.4
2017 550 26.0 21.1 68.5
2018 534 26.0 20.5 75.1
2019 539 28.0 19.2 75.9
2020 542 n/a n/a 81.7
2021 547 27.6 19.8 82.1
2022 541 27.6 19.6 85.8
2023 546 26.0 21.0 84.2

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 Emmett S. Finley Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 730 30.0 24.3 n/a
1989 783 34.0 23.0 n/a
1990 768 34.0 22.5 n/a
1991 788 35.0 22.5 n/a
1992 820 35.6 23.0 71.7
1993 781 29.0 26.9 70.9
1994 761 31.0 24.5 73.9
1995 727 30.0 24.2 71.5
1996 727 30.0 24.2 71.5
1997 736 36.5 20.2 70.9
1998 767 38.0 20.2 76.7
1999 770 39.0 19.7 77.4
2000 780 37.0 21.1 75.8
2001 740 36.0 20.6 87.2
2002 718 36.0 19.9 75.3
2003 718 36.0 19.9 75.3
2004 727 35.0 20.8 81
2005 678 37.0 18.3 78.8
2006 650 34.0 19.1 80.6
2007 648 31.0 20.9 98.8
2008 624 34.2 18.2 99.5
2009 622 33.0 17.7 98.1
2010 609 33.0 18.4 82.9
2011 607 n/a n/a 99.5
2012 557 26.5 21.0 n/a
2013 534 25.0 21.3 99.4
2014 543 22.5 24.1 71.1
2015 554 24.0 23.0 69
2016 554 20.0 27.7 72.4
2017 550 26.0 21.1 68.5
2018 534 26.0 20.5 75.1
2019 539 28.0 19.2 75.9
2020 542 n/a n/a 81.7
2021 547 27.6 19.8 82.1
2022 541 27.6 19.6 85.8
2023 546 26.0 21.0 84.2

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

Emmett S. Finley Elementary

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionConditionalPolioHepatitis BVaricellaDTPMMR
201299.0%0.0%0.0%1.0%100.0%99.0%100.0%99.0%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%
2015100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%
201699.0%0.0%1.0%0.0%99.0%99.0%99.0%99.0%99.0%
2017≥98.0%≤2.0%≤2.0%≤2.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%
201898.0%0.0%1.0%1.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%98.0%
201998.0%0.0%2.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%98.0%≥99.0%
202097.6%0.0%1.6%98.4%
202196.3%0.0%2.8%98.1%96.3%

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Emmett S. Finley 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 1710th of 5789 Elementary schoolsRanks 2207th of 5874 Elementary schools
 8%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Emmett S. Finley Elementary)55.739
 16.7%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Holtville Unified)5541.5
 13.5%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.543
 5.6%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Emmett S. Finley Elementary)54.240.6
 13.6%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Holtville Unified)58.141.1
 17%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (California)50.245.1
 5.1%
4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Emmett S. Finley Elementary)60.244.9
 15.4%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Holtville Unified)59.851.4
 8.4%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)49.543.7
 5.7%
4th Grade Mathematics (Emmett S. Finley Elementary)53.339.7
 13.6%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Holtville Unified)50.544.8
 5.7%
   4th Grade Mathematics (California)44.940.8
 4.1%
5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Emmett S. Finley Elementary)60.560
 0.5%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Holtville Unified)6661.9
 4.1%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)51.746.7
 5%
5th Grade Mathematics (Emmett S. Finley Elementary)48.244.3
 3.9%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Holtville Unified)54.344.4
 9.9%
   5th Grade Mathematics (California)3833.4
 4.6%
5th Grade Science (Emmett S. Finley Elementary)39.836.4
 3.4%
   5th Grade Science (Holtville Unified)4035.2
 4.8%
   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 Students539546
 1.3%
African American12
 100%
American Indian31
 66.7%
Asian00
Hispanic499518
 3.8%
Pacific Islander00
White3023
 23.3%
Two or More Races62
 66.7%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients75.9%84.2%
 8.4%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Emmett S. Finley Elementary

In the 2022-23 school year, 546 students attended Emmett S. Finley Elementary.

Students who attend Emmett S. Finley Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : Holtville Middle
High : Holtville High

Emmett S. Finley Elementary ranks 2207th of 5874 California elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 3 stars out of 5.

Students at Emmett S. Finley Elementary are 95% Hispanic, 4% White.


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