Sequoia Elementary

Public K-6

 500 E. Fresno Ave.
       Shafter, CA  93263-9404


(661) 746-8740

District: Richland Union Elementary

SchoolDigger Rank:
1136th of 1,417 California Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $6,410 Help

Students who attend Sequoia Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Richland Junior High
High:    Shafter High

Student/teacher ratio:  19.2
Number of students:  596

Immunizations:

Fully immunized:
95.3%
Varicella:
96.5%
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Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
84.2%
White:
12.1%
Asian:
3.2%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  77%

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We updated the 2020-21 rankings and test scores for this school on Saturday, January 8, 2022.


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Compare Details Sequoia Elementary ranks worse than 80.2% of elementary schools in California. It also ranks first among 3 ranked elementary schools in the Richland Union Elementary School District! (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2021 the calculated Average Standard Score was 20.92. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Sequoia Elementary has the smallest elementary school student body size in the Richland Union Elementary School District. Racial makeup is: Hispanic (84.2%), White (12.1%), Asian (3.2%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 77% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the lowest percentage in the Richland Union Elementary School District. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Sequoia Elementary is 19.2. 1 elementary schools in the Richland Union Elementary School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Sequoia Elementary is $6,410, which is the highest among 3 elementary schools in the Richland Union Elementary School District!
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Schooldigger 2021 Rankings:

Sequoia Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Sequoia Elementary 1136th of 1417 California public elementary schools. (See Sequoia Elementary in the ranking list.)

Richland Union Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Richland Union Elementary 652nd of 706 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Sequoia Elementary

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
2005 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
2006 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
2007 20.59 4247th 5113 16.9%
2008 16.62 4558th 5113 10.9%
2009 19.43 4469th 5193 13.9%
2010 24.68 4245th 5314 20.1%
2011 16.24 4892nd 5377 9.0%
2012 19.12 4705th 5390 12.7%
2013 19.67 4762nd 5530 13.9%
2015 16.02 4986th 5611 11.1%
2016 22.52 4384th 5614 21.9%
2017 30.06 3824th 5692 32.8%
2018 27.19 4059th 5662 28.3%
2019 29.74 3956th 5789 31.7%
2021 20.92 1136th 1417 19.8%

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

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Data source: California Department of Education

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Enrollment information for Sequoia Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2006 82 0 12 489 0 n/a n/a 9 592
2007 88 0 9 443 1 n/a n/a 11 552
2008 76 6 9 547 1 n/a n/a 0 639
2009 74 6 21 557 1 0 19 0 678
2010 88 2 22 603 1 0 9 0 725
2011 87 9 13 733 2 0 2 0 846
2012 95 4 26 647 2 0 4 0 778
2013 83 5 27 663 1 0 0 0 779
2014 84 2 26 693 0 0 0 0 805
2015 83 3 19 719 0 0 0 0 824
2016 85 2 15 736 0 0 1 0 839
2017 85 3 21 728 0 0 0 0 837
2018 65 2 23 657 0 0 0 0 747
2019 58 2 24 565 1 0 0 0 650
2020 59 2 23 541 1 0 0 0 626
2021 72 1 19 502 1 0 1 0 596

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 Sequoia Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2006 592 31.0 19.1 55.1
2007 552 31.9 17.3 75.8
2008 639 36.4 17.6 71.4
2009 678 33.5 18.3 76.3
2010 725 31.4 23.0 74.6
2011 846 n/a n/a 71.7
2012 778 32.8 23.6 n/a
2013 779 29.8 26.0 76
2014 805 33.3 24.1 84.5
2015 824 34.0 24.2 78.9
2016 839 34.0 24.6 83
2017 837 38.5 21.7 83
2018 747 38.0 19.6 88.2
2019 650 37.5 17.3 78.2
2020 626 n/a n/a 84.8
2021 596 31.0 19.2 77

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Sequoia Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2006 592 31.0 19.1 55.1
2007 552 31.9 17.3 75.8
2008 639 36.4 17.6 71.4
2009 678 33.5 18.3 76.3
2010 725 31.4 23.0 74.6
2011 846 n/a n/a 71.7
2012 778 32.8 23.6 n/a
2013 779 29.8 26.0 76
2014 805 33.3 24.1 84.5
2015 824 34.0 24.2 78.9
2016 839 34.0 24.6 83
2017 837 38.5 21.7 83
2018 747 38.0 19.6 88.2
2019 650 37.5 17.3 78.2
2020 626 n/a n/a 84.8
2021 596 31.0 19.2 77

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

Sequoia Elementary

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionConditionalPolioHepatitis BVaricellaDTPMMR
201298.0%2.0%0.0%0.0%98.0%98.0%98.0%98.0%98.0%
201396.0%2.0%0.0%3.0%96.0%97.0%98.0%96.0%96.0%
201499.0%1.0%0.0%1.0%99.0%99.0%99.0%99.0%99.0%
201599.0%0.0%0.0%1.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%99.0%100.0%
201697.0%1.0%0.0%2.0%98.0%99.0%98.0%97.0%98.0%
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%
2019≥99.0%≤1.0%≤1.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%
202095.3%0.0%1.2%96.5%96.5%

Data source: California Department of Public Health
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Sequoia Elementary

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $6,410

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Sequoia Elementary

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Ranks 3956th of 5789 Elementary schoolsRanks 1136th of 1417 Elementary schools
 11.8%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Sequoia Elementary)35.723.8
 12%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Richland Union Elementary)33.617.6
 15.9%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.539.8
 8.8%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Sequoia Elementary)35.713.8
 22%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Richland Union Elementary)39.112.3
 26.8%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (California)50.239.7
 10.5%
4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Sequoia Elementary)36.721
 15.7%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Richland Union Elementary)36.317.6
 18.7%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)49.541.5
 8%
4th Grade Mathematics (Sequoia Elementary)40.513.6
 26.9%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Richland Union Elementary)35.59.8
 25.7%
   4th Grade Mathematics (California)44.935.9
 9.1%
5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Sequoia Elementary)39.528.7
 10.8%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Richland Union Elementary)42.424.2
 18.2%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)51.746.5
 5.2%
5th Grade Mathematics (Sequoia Elementary)24.710.6
 14.1%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Richland Union Elementary)25.89.2
 16.6%
   5th Grade Mathematics (California)3830.1
 7.9%
5th Grade Science (Sequoia Elementary)21.311.7
 9.6%
   5th Grade Science (Richland Union Elementary)178.5
 8.4%
   5th Grade Science (California)31.729.8
 2%
6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Sequoia Elementary)37.234.7
 2.5%
   6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Richland Union Elementary)35.428.5
 6.9%
   6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.543.6
 4.9%
6th Grade Mathematics (Sequoia Elementary)22.110.7
 11.4%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Richland Union Elementary)20.412.6
 7.7%
   6th Grade Mathematics (California)38.530.8
 7.8%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Total Students650596
 8.3%
African American21
 50%
American Indian11
Asian2419
 20.8%
Hispanic565502
 11.2%
Pacific Islander00
Two or More Races01
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients78.2%77%
 1.1%




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