Laton Elementary

Summary:

Laton Elementary is a public elementary school in Laton, California, serving 287 students from kindergarten to 5th grade. The school faces significant challenges, with consistently low test scores, high rates of chronic absenteeism, and a student population that is predominantly from economically disadvantaged backgrounds.

Laton Elementary stands out for its high percentage of Hispanic students (88.15%), which is significantly higher than the nearby schools, which range from 56.24% to 82.72% Hispanic students. The school's test scores are consistently lower than the state and Laton Joint Unified district averages across all grade levels and subjects. For example, in 2022-2023, only 21.71% of Laton Elementary students were proficient or better in English Language Arts/Literacy, compared to the state average of 46.66% and the district average of 19.68%. Additionally, Laton Elementary has a high chronic absenteeism rate, ranging from 13.8% to 23.0% in recent years, which is significantly higher than the state average.

When compared to the nearby schools, such as Jefferson Academy and Kings River-Hardwick Elementary, Laton Elementary consistently ranks in the bottom 10-20% of California elementary schools based on the SchoolDigger statewide ranking. The school's performance has also been declining over the years, with its statewide ranking dropping from 3605 out of 5611 California elementary schools in 2014-2015 to 5215 out of 5848 in 2022-2023. To address these challenges, the school and Laton Joint Unified district should consider implementing targeted interventions, improving attendance, and reviewing instructional practices to support student success.


Detail:

Public K-5

 6065 Latonia
       Laton, CA  93242-0007


(559) 922-4030

District: Laton Joint Unified

SchoolDigger Rank:
5234th of 5,868 California Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $6,554 Help


Students who attend Laton Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Laton Middle
High:    Laton High

Student/teacher ratio:  17.9 Help
Number of students:  287

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
88.2%
White:
9.8%
African American:
1.0%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  82.9% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Laton Elementary ranks worse than 89.2% of elementary schools in California. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 15.91. (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 (88.2%), White (9.8%), African American (1%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 82.9% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Laton Elementary is 17.9. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Laton Elementary is $6,554.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Laton Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Laton Elementary 5234th of 5868 California public elementary schools. (See Laton Elementary in the ranking list.)

Elementary School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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Laton Joint Unified:

SchoolDigger ranks Laton Joint Unified 1413th of 1560 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Laton Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Laton Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 38.72 2710th 4809 43.6%
2005 40.45 2694th 4822 44.1%
2006 39.28 2754th 4818 42.8%
2007 31.26 3478th 5113 32.0%
2008 21.23 4257th 5113 16.7%
2009 29.62 3733rd 5193 28.1%
2010 17.55 4742nd 5314 10.8%
2011 13.12 5063rd 5377 5.8%
2012 12.47 5109th 5390 5.2%
2013 15.47 5020th 5530 9.2%
2015 31.17 3605th 5611 35.8%
2016 19.80 4638th 5614 17.4%
2017 17.66 4892nd 5692 14.1%
2018 10.93 5390th 5662 4.8%
2019 10.82 5518th 5789 4.7%
2021 16.41 1255th 1417 11.4%
2022 11.54 5631st 5883 4.3%
2023 15.91 5215th 5848 10.8%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Laton Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 32.64 2199th 3246 32.3%
2019 35.10 2119th 3275 35.3%
2021 27.93 514th 602 14.6%
2022 28.90 2691st 3311 18.7%
2023 21.65 3053rd 3240 5.8%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Laton Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 10.78 4924th 5084 3.1%
2019 13.07 4938th 5173 4.5%
2021 18.76 1012th 1110 8.8%
2022 12.70 5090th 5264 3.3%
2023 21.43 4578th 5355 14.5%
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Rank History for Female students at Laton Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 9.34 5260th 5413 2.8%
2019 8.98 5357th 5492 2.5%
2021 21.75 1001st 1267 21.0%
2022 11.88 5434th 5635 3.6%
2023 23.50 4364th 5595 22.0%
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Rank History for Male students at Laton Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 15.02 4963rd 5431 8.6%
2019 14.81 5070th 5510 8.0%
2021 13.85 1178th 1272 7.4%
2022 12.59 5409th 5663 4.5%
2023 11.13 5430th 5627 3.5%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Laton Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 11.55 4664th 4830 3.4%
2019 13.99 4709th 4963 5.1%
2022 14.95 4804th 5084 5.5%
2023 22.62 4280th 5079 15.7%
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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.

Laton Elementary Test Scores
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Enrollment information for Laton Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 198 1 7 188 0 n/a n/a 0 394
1989 194 0 12 210 0 n/a n/a 0 416
1990 215 8 12 214 1 n/a n/a 0 450
1991 213 6 17 264 2 n/a n/a 0 502
1992 173 5 18 268 3 n/a n/a 0 467
1993 168 6 12 295 3 n/a n/a 0 484
1994 157 7 12 299 4 n/a n/a 0 479
1995 134 5 7 303 3 n/a n/a 0 452
1996 134 5 7 303 3 n/a n/a 0 452
1997 93 1 6 317 3 n/a n/a 0 420
1998 105 2 2 312 2 n/a n/a 0 423
1999 99 5 2 307 0 n/a n/a 1 414
2000 91 0 3 292 4 n/a n/a 1 391
2001 87 0 1 294 0 n/a n/a 2 384
2002 90 1 0 297 1 n/a n/a 1 390
2003 90 1 0 297 1 n/a n/a 1 390
2004 86 1 0 284 0 n/a n/a 1 372
2005 80 1 0 297 0 n/a n/a 0 378
2006 70 2 1 289 0 n/a n/a 1 363
2007 72 1 1 296 0 n/a n/a 0 370
2008 67 2 1 312 n/a n/a n/a 0 382
2009 48 1 0 323 0 0 1 0 373
2010 34 1 0 239 0 0 88 0 362
2011 0 0 0 323 0 0 57 0 380
2012 0 0 0 295 0 0 48 0 343
2013 48 2 0 309 0 0 0 0 359
2014 35 2 0 286 0 0 34 0 357
2015 59 4 1 267 0 0 24 0 355
2016 57 5 1 274 0 0 20 0 357
2017 44 5 1 292 0 0 13 0 355
2018 48 7 2 285 0 0 14 0 356
2019 42 7 0 288 0 0 16 0 353
2020 42 10 0 276 0 0 6 0 334
2021 31 6 0 283 0 0 1 0 321
2022 37 2 0 268 0 0 2 0 309
2023 28 3 0 253 2 0 1 0 287

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 Laton Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 394 19.5 20.2 n/a
1989 416 20.0 20.8 n/a
1990 450 20.0 22.5 n/a
1991 502 24.0 20.9 n/a
1992 467 24.4 19.1 69.6
1993 484 22.0 22.0 80.4
1994 479 22.0 21.8 78.3
1995 452 20.0 22.6 85.8
1996 452 20.0 22.6 85.8
1997 420 22.0 19.1 85.5
1998 423 22.0 19.2 88.4
1999 414 25.0 16.6 88.6
2000 391 24.0 16.3 80.8
2001 384 22.9 16.8 63.9
2002 390 22.0 17.7 79.4
2003 390 22.0 17.7 79.4
2004 372 21.0 17.7 73
2005 378 21.0 18.0 77.8
2006 363 22.0 16.5 83.1
2007 370 21.0 17.6 83.2
2008 382 23.0 16.6 84.8
2009 373 21.5 16.2 86.3
2010 362 21.8 16.6 89.2
2011 380 n/a n/a 81.6
2012 343 17.0 20.1 99.1
2013 359 17.0 21.1 84.1
2014 357 17.0 21.0 84.6
2015 355 18.0 19.7 86.5
2016 357 18.0 19.8 85.2
2017 355 19.0 18.6 78.3
2018 356 19.0 18.7 86
2019 353 19.9 17.7 86.4
2020 334 n/a n/a 89.2
2021 321 17.0 18.8 83.2
2022 309 17.0 18.1 79.9
2023 287 16.0 17.9 82.9

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 Laton Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 394 19.5 20.2 n/a
1989 416 20.0 20.8 n/a
1990 450 20.0 22.5 n/a
1991 502 24.0 20.9 n/a
1992 467 24.4 19.1 69.6
1993 484 22.0 22.0 80.4
1994 479 22.0 21.8 78.3
1995 452 20.0 22.6 85.8
1996 452 20.0 22.6 85.8
1997 420 22.0 19.1 85.5
1998 423 22.0 19.2 88.4
1999 414 25.0 16.6 88.6
2000 391 24.0 16.3 80.8
2001 384 22.9 16.8 63.9
2002 390 22.0 17.7 79.4
2003 390 22.0 17.7 79.4
2004 372 21.0 17.7 73
2005 378 21.0 18.0 77.8
2006 363 22.0 16.5 83.1
2007 370 21.0 17.6 83.2
2008 382 23.0 16.6 84.8
2009 373 21.5 16.2 86.3
2010 362 21.8 16.6 89.2
2011 380 n/a n/a 81.6
2012 343 17.0 20.1 99.1
2013 359 17.0 21.1 84.1
2014 357 17.0 21.0 84.6
2015 355 18.0 19.7 86.5
2016 357 18.0 19.8 85.2
2017 355 19.0 18.6 78.3
2018 356 19.0 18.7 86
2019 353 19.9 17.7 86.4
2020 334 n/a n/a 89.2
2021 321 17.0 18.8 83.2
2022 309 17.0 18.1 79.9
2023 287 16.0 17.9 82.9

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

Laton Elementary

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionConditionalPolioHepatitis BVaricellaDTPMMR
201295.0%3.0%2.0%0.0%95.0%95.0%95.0%95.0%95.0%
201399.0%0.0%1.0%0.0%99.0%99.0%99.0%99.0%99.0%
201496.0%0.0%0.0%4.0%97.0%100.0%100.0%96.0%96.0%
201599.0%1.0%0.0%0.0%99.0%99.0%99.0%99.0%99.0%
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%
201897.0%0.0%0.0%3.0%97.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%97.0%
2019≥98.0%≤2.0%≤2.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%
202091.4%0.0%0.0%94.8%91.4%96.6%
202194.7%0.0%3.5%94.7%96.5%96.5%
202286.5%0.0%0.0%94.2%96.2%88.5%94.2%

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

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $6,554

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Laton 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 5518th of 5789 Elementary schoolsRanks 5215th of 5848 Elementary schools
 6.1%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Laton Elementary)15.718.9
 3.2%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Laton Joint Unified)15.718.9
 3.2%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.543
 5.6%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Laton Elementary)23.513.5
 10%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Laton Joint Unified)23.513.5
 10%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (California)50.245.1
 5.1%
4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Laton Elementary)21.414.6
 6.8%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Laton Joint Unified)21.414.6
 6.8%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)49.543.7
 5.7%
4th Grade Mathematics (Laton Elementary)7.19.5
 2.4%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Laton Joint Unified)7.19.5
 2.4%
   4th Grade Mathematics (California)44.940.8
 4.1%
5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Laton Elementary)26.429.4
 3%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Laton Joint Unified)26.429.4
 3%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)51.746.7
 5%
5th Grade Mathematics (Laton Elementary)11.315.7
 4.4%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Laton Joint Unified)11.315.7
 4.4%
   5th Grade Mathematics (California)3833.4
 4.6%
5th Grade Science (Laton Elementary)1716
 1%
   5th Grade Science (Laton Joint Unified)1716
 1%
   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 Students353287
 18.7%
African American73
 57.1%
American Indian02
Asian00
Hispanic288253
 12.2%
Pacific Islander00
White4228
 33.3%
Two or More Races161
 93.8%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients86.4%82.9%
 3.5%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Laton Elementary

Laton Elementary ranks in the bottom 10.8% of California elementary schools.

Students at Laton Elementary are 88% Hispanic, 10% White, 1% African American.

Students who attend Laton Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : Laton Middle
High : Laton High

In the 2022-23 school year, 287 students attended Laton Elementary.


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