Loma Prieta Elementary

Summary:

Loma Prieta Elementary is a public K-5 school in Los Gatos, California, with a total enrollment of 266 students. The school is part of the highly-ranked Los Gatos Union Elementary district, which is in the top 6% of districts statewide.

Loma Prieta Elementary consistently performs well academically, with 65.73% of students proficient or better in English Language Arts and 71.53% proficient or better in Mathematics - significantly higher than the state averages of 46.66% and 34.62%, respectively. However, the school has seen a concerning spike in chronic absenteeism, rising from 1.5% in 2020-2021 to 22.3% in 2022-2023, notably higher than nearby schools like Blossom Hill Elementary (10.5%) and Guadalupe Elementary (7.7%). Loma Prieta's student population is also less racially diverse, with 62.41% White students, compared to 47.96% at Blossom Hill and 33.45% at Guadalupe.

Despite these challenges, Loma Prieta Elementary has maintained its strong academic performance, consistently ranking in the top quartile of California elementary schools on the SchoolDigger statewide ranking. The school's racial composition has shifted in recent years, with a decrease in the percentage of White students and an increase in Hispanic and multiracial students. Addressing the spike in chronic absenteeism will be crucial for the school to continue its tradition of excellence.


Detail:

Public K-5

 23800 Summit Rd.
       Los Gatos, CA  95033-4054


(408) 353-1106

District: Loma Prieta Joint Union Elementary

SchoolDigger Rank:
729th of 5,868 California Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $13,261 Help


Students who attend Loma Prieta Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    C. T. English Middle
High:    Los Gatos High

Student/teacher ratio:  24.3 Help
Number of students:  266

Racial breakdown:

White:
62.4%
Hispanic:
20.7%
Two or more races:
12.4%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  10.2% Help


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Compare Details Loma Prieta Elementary ranks better than 87.6% of elementary schools in California. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 89.73. (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 Student population at Loma Prieta Elementary is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (62.4%), Hispanic (20.7%), two or more races (12.4%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 10.2% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Loma Prieta Elementary is 24.3. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Loma Prieta Elementary is $13,261.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Loma Prieta Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Loma Prieta Elementary 729th of 5868 California public elementary schools. (See Loma Prieta Elementary in the ranking list.)

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Loma Prieta Joint Union Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Loma Prieta Joint Union Elementary 89th of 1560 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Loma Prieta Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Loma Prieta Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 93.73 291st 4809 93.9%
2005 93.09 323rd 4822 93.3%
2006 94.58 234th 4818 95.1%
2007 91.99 406th 5113 92.1%
2008 88.15 581st 5113 88.6%
2009 93.77 241st 5193 95.4%
2010 94.58 160th 5314 97.0%
2011 87.49 603rd 5377 88.8%
2012 88.00 553rd 5390 89.7%
2013 90.40 441st 5530 92.0%
2015 87.06 778th 5611 86.1%
2016 92.27 485th 5614 91.4%
2017 90.58 606th 5692 89.4%
2018 90.33 618th 5662 89.1%
2019 91.46 562nd 5789 90.3%
2022 89.36 722nd 5883 87.7%
2023 89.73 722nd 5848 87.7%
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Rank History for Female students at Loma Prieta Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 93.67 310th 5413 94.3%
2019 91.59 461st 5492 91.6%
2022 89.49 661st 5635 88.3%
2023 90.64 583rd 5595 89.6%
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Rank History for Male students at Loma Prieta Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 82.22 970th 5431 82.1%
2019 87.43 716th 5510 87.0%
2022 87.35 763rd 5663 86.5%
2023 84.76 874th 5627 84.5%
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Rank History for White students at Loma Prieta Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 70.80 799th 2737 70.8%
2019 77.86 541st 2834 80.9%
2022 73.38 684th 2726 74.9%
2023 70.41 787th 2659 70.4%
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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 Loma Prieta Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 381 2 8 9 0 n/a n/a 0 400
1989 420 3 8 11 0 n/a n/a 0 442
1990 388 2 5 9 0 n/a n/a 0 404
1991 351 3 2 7 0 n/a n/a 0 363
1992 380 0 3 8 2 n/a n/a 0 393
1993 406 1 6 8 0 n/a n/a 0 421
1994 380 1 8 11 0 n/a n/a 0 400
1995 471 0 11 14 5 n/a n/a 0 501
1996 471 0 11 14 5 n/a n/a 0 501
1997 470 0 12 17 2 n/a n/a 0 501
1998 467 0 13 17 4 n/a n/a 0 501
1999 464 2 12 17 4 n/a n/a 0 499
2000 448 4 15 16 3 n/a n/a 0 486
2001 414 3 14 16 4 n/a n/a 1 452
2002 362 3 20 14 0 n/a n/a 8 407
2003 362 3 20 14 0 n/a n/a 8 407
2004 364 0 17 15 1 n/a n/a 3 400
2005 349 5 20 19 0 n/a n/a 3 396
2006 229 0 12 20 0 n/a n/a 15 276
2007 239 0 11 17 1 n/a n/a 6 274
2008 211 1 6 15 1 n/a n/a 0 234
2009 210 1 10 17 3 0 11 0 252
2010 205 1 12 22 2 0 13 0 255
2011 207 1 18 27 2 0 4 0 259
2012 264 2 22 28 3 0 13 0 332
2013 218 2 24 21 1 0 17 0 283
2014 231 1 21 21 1 0 27 0 302
2015 231 1 14 25 0 0 29 0 300
2016 219 1 13 15 0 0 37 0 285
2017 205 2 9 20 0 0 45 0 281
2018 199 0 6 23 0 0 46 0 274
2019 198 1 5 25 0 0 36 0 265
2020 206 0 7 34 0 0 35 0 282
2021 172 2 7 37 0 0 29 0 247
2022 172 1 8 46 0 0 27 0 254
2023 166 1 11 55 0 0 33 0 266

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 Loma Prieta Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 400 14.2 28.1 n/a
1989 442 13.7 32.2 n/a
1990 404 15.7 25.7 n/a
1991 363 12.7 28.5 n/a
1992 393 12.9 30.4 1.3
1993 421 19.4 21.7 1
1994 400 18.5 21.6 1
1995 501 23.3 21.5 0
1996 501 23.3 21.5 0
1997 501 26.5 18.9 1.2
1998 501 26.5 18.9 0.6
1999 499 27.7 18.0 0.6
2000 486 25.4 19.1 0.8
2001 452 24.0 18.8 1.6
2002 407 23.6 17.2 0.8
2003 407 23.6 17.2 0.8
2004 400 22.3 17.9 2.5
2005 396 21.6 18.3 3.1
2006 276 16.0 17.3 5.7
2007 274 13.0 21.1 5.2
2008 234 13.0 18.0 3.8
2009 252 13.0 19.4 4.4
2010 255 13.0 19.6 4.3
2011 259 n/a n/a 3.1
2012 332 12.5 26.5 n/a
2013 283 13.5 20.9 2.5
2014 302 12.5 24.1 2.3
2015 300 13.0 23.0 5.3
2016 285 12.0 23.7 2.8
2017 281 12.0 23.4 3.9
2018 274 13.0 21.0 4.7
2019 265 13.0 20.3 4.5
2020 282 n/a n/a 5.7
2021 247 12.0 20.5 7.3
2022 254 12.0 21.1 9.1
2023 266 10.9 24.3 10.2

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 Loma Prieta Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 400 14.2 28.1 n/a
1989 442 13.7 32.2 n/a
1990 404 15.7 25.7 n/a
1991 363 12.7 28.5 n/a
1992 393 12.9 30.4 1.3
1993 421 19.4 21.7 1
1994 400 18.5 21.6 1
1995 501 23.3 21.5 0
1996 501 23.3 21.5 0
1997 501 26.5 18.9 1.2
1998 501 26.5 18.9 0.6
1999 499 27.7 18.0 0.6
2000 486 25.4 19.1 0.8
2001 452 24.0 18.8 1.6
2002 407 23.6 17.2 0.8
2003 407 23.6 17.2 0.8
2004 400 22.3 17.9 2.5
2005 396 21.6 18.3 3.1
2006 276 16.0 17.3 5.7
2007 274 13.0 21.1 5.2
2008 234 13.0 18.0 3.8
2009 252 13.0 19.4 4.4
2010 255 13.0 19.6 4.3
2011 259 n/a n/a 3.1
2012 332 12.5 26.5 n/a
2013 283 13.5 20.9 2.5
2014 302 12.5 24.1 2.3
2015 300 13.0 23.0 5.3
2016 285 12.0 23.7 2.8
2017 281 12.0 23.4 3.9
2018 274 13.0 21.0 4.7
2019 265 13.0 20.3 4.5
2020 282 n/a n/a 5.7
2021 247 12.0 20.5 7.3
2022 254 12.0 21.1 9.1
2023 266 10.9 24.3 10.2

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

Loma Prieta Elementary

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionConditionalPolioHepatitis BVaricellaDTPMMR
201298.0%0.0%0.0%2.0%100.0%98.0%100.0%98.0%100.0%
201390.0%6.0%0.0%4.0%92.0%92.0%90.0%92.0%92.0%
201495.0%5.0%0.0%0.0%95.0%95.0%95.0%95.0%95.0%
201590.0%0.0%0.0%10.0%94.0%94.0%94.0%100.0%94.0%
201696.0%2.0%0.0%2.0%98.0%96.0%98.0%98.0%98.0%
2017≥95.0%≤5.0%≤5.0%≤5.0%≥95.0%≥95.0%≥95.0%≥95.0%≥95.0%
2018≥95.0%≤5.0%≤5.0%≤5.0%≥95.0%≥95.0%≥95.0%≥95.0%≥95.0%
2019≥95.0%≤5.0%≤5.0%≥95.0%≥95.0%≥95.0%≥95.0%≥95.0%
202278.6%0.0%0.0%90.5%88.1%

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

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $13,261

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Loma Prieta 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 562nd of 5789 Elementary schoolsRanks 722nd of 5848 Elementary schools
 2.6%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Loma Prieta Elementary)64.458.8
 5.6%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Loma Prieta Joint Union Elementary)64.458.8
 5.6%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.543
 5.6%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Loma Prieta Elementary)71.178.9
 7.7%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Loma Prieta Joint Union Elementary)71.178.9
 7.7%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (California)50.245.1
 5.1%
4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Loma Prieta Elementary)75.663
 12.6%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Loma Prieta Joint Union Elementary)75.661.7
 13.9%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)49.543.7
 5.7%
4th Grade Mathematics (Loma Prieta Elementary)78.168.9
 9.2%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Loma Prieta Joint Union Elementary)78.167.4
 10.7%
   4th Grade Mathematics (California)44.940.8
 4.1%
5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Loma Prieta Elementary)81.876.1
 5.7%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Loma Prieta Joint Union Elementary)81.876.1
 5.7%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)51.746.7
 5%
5th Grade Mathematics (Loma Prieta Elementary)75.666
 9.6%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Loma Prieta Joint Union Elementary)75.666
 9.6%
   5th Grade Mathematics (California)3833.4
 4.6%
5th Grade Science (Loma Prieta Elementary)71.162.2
 8.9%
   5th Grade Science (Loma Prieta Joint Union Elementary)71.162.2
 8.9%
   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 Students265266
 0.4%
African American11
American Indian00
Asian511
 120%
Hispanic2555
 120%
Pacific Islander00
White198166
 16.2%
Two or More Races3633
 8.3%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients4.5%10.2%
 5.6%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Loma Prieta Elementary

In the 2022-23 school year, 266 students attended Loma Prieta Elementary.

Students at Loma Prieta Elementary are 62% White, 21% Hispanic, 12% Two or more races, 4% Asian.

Students who attend Loma Prieta Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : C. T. English Middle
High : Los Gatos High

Loma Prieta Elementary ranks 729th of 5868 California elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.


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