La Canada Elementary

Summary:

La Canada Elementary is a public elementary school in Lompoc, California, serving 592 students from kindergarten to 6th grade. The school faces several challenges, including a high percentage of socioeconomically disadvantaged students, low academic performance, and high chronic absenteeism rates.

Compared to nearby schools, La Canada Elementary has a significantly higher percentage of Hispanic students (81.76%) and lower academic performance on standardized tests. In the 2022-2023 school year, the percentage of students proficient or better in English Language Arts/Literacy ranged from 20% to 41.56% at La Canada Elementary, compared to 38.98% to 63.41% at nearby schools like Crestview Elementary and Buena Vista Elementary. In Mathematics, the proficiency rates at La Canada Elementary ranged from 16.88% to 27.71%, while the nearby schools ranged from 18.75% to 61.4%.

La Canada Elementary's performance has declined over the years, as evidenced by its statewide ranking dropping from 2810 out of 5789 California elementary schools in 2018-2019 to 3996 out of 5848 in 2022-2023, with a corresponding decrease in its SchoolDigger star rating from 3 to 2 stars. The school's high chronic absenteeism rate of 43.3% is also significantly higher than the nearby schools, which range from 14% to 29.2%. While La Canada Elementary's performance is generally lower than the nearby schools, it is also lower than the Lompoc Unified School District and the state of California averages in most academic areas.


Detail:

Public K-6

 621 W. N. Ave.
       Lompoc, CA  93436-4009


(805) 742-2250

District: Lompoc Unified

SchoolDigger Rank:
4008th of 5,868 California Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $7,819 Help


Students who attend La Canada Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Lompoc Valley Middle
High:    Lompoc High

Student/teacher ratio:  21.0 Help
Number of students:  592

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
81.8%
White:
9.3%
Asian:
3.5%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  78% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details La Canada Elementary ranks worse than 68.3% of elementary schools in California. It also ranks 4th among 9 ranked elementary schools in the Lompoc Unified School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 28.61. (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 (81.8%), White (9.3%), Asian (3.5%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 78% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at La Canada Elementary is 21, which is the 4th best among 9 elementary schools in the Lompoc Unified School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at La Canada Elementary is $7,819, which is the 3rd highest among 9 elementary schools in the Lompoc Unified School District.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

La Canada Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks La Canada Elementary 4008th of 5868 California public elementary schools. (See La Canada Elementary in the ranking list.)

Elementary School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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Lompoc Unified:

SchoolDigger ranks Lompoc Unified 1146th of 1560 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for La Canada Elementary

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Rank History for all students at La Canada Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 37.22 2796th 4809 41.9%
2005 29.88 3287th 4822 31.8%
2006 32.01 3170th 4818 34.2%
2007 31.86 3441st 5113 32.7%
2008 26.74 3848th 5113 24.7%
2009 30.93 3637th 5193 30.0%
2010 29.86 3865th 5314 27.3%
2011 28.94 4066th 5377 24.4%
2012 29.60 3975th 5390 26.3%
2013 27.77 4213th 5530 23.8%
2015 24.36 4188th 5611 25.4%
2016 37.72 3238th 5614 42.3%
2017 44.08 2857th 5692 49.8%
2018 45.33 2815th 5662 50.3%
2019 46.16 2810th 5789 51.5%
2022 30.99 3795th 5883 35.5%
2023 28.61 3996th 5848 31.7%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at La Canada Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 61.98 787th 3246 75.8%
2019 27.56 2665th 3275 18.6%
2022 45.38 1442nd 3311 56.4%
2023 51.12 1128th 3240 65.2%
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Rank History for Special Education students at La Canada Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 40.60 1197th 2416 50.5%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at La Canada Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 54.04 2105th 5084 58.6%
2019 54.59 2096th 5173 59.5%
2022 40.89 2930th 5264 44.3%
2023 31.92 3732nd 5355 30.3%
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Rank History for Female students at La Canada Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 51.21 2422nd 5413 55.3%
2019 49.58 2523rd 5492 54.1%
2022 36.89 3205th 5635 43.1%
2023 29.50 3803rd 5595 32.0%
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Rank History for Disabled students at La Canada Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 24.50 1734th 2128 18.5%
2019 18.13 2441st 2585 5.6%
2022 49.00 829th 2227 62.8%
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Rank History for Male students at La Canada Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 39.90 3059th 5431 43.7%
2019 42.31 2894th 5510 47.5%
2022 26.57 4082nd 5663 27.9%
2023 29.21 3829th 5627 32.0%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at La Canada Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 51.45 2138th 4830 55.7%
2019 55.23 1959th 4963 60.5%
2022 38.82 2991st 5084 41.2%
2023 36.86 3141st 5079 38.2%
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Rank History for White students at La Canada Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 36.83 1940th 2834 31.5%
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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.

La Canada Elementary Test Scores
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Enrollment information for La Canada Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 236 42 50 88 0 n/a n/a 0 416
1989 244 50 68 104 0 n/a n/a 0 466
1990 292 53 87 112 0 n/a n/a 0 544
1991 328 67 84 142 4 n/a n/a 0 625
1992 338 71 95 152 10 n/a n/a 0 666
1993 323 79 86 171 15 n/a n/a 0 674
1994 297 79 93 185 14 n/a n/a 0 668
1995 308 65 95 193 14 n/a n/a 0 675
1996 308 65 95 193 14 n/a n/a 0 675
1997 311 72 84 223 9 n/a n/a 0 699
1998 302 66 87 230 8 n/a n/a 0 693
1999 298 72 81 257 8 n/a n/a 0 716
2000 282 75 55 266 10 n/a n/a 0 688
2001 257 79 57 313 9 n/a n/a 0 715
2002 234 63 42 328 12 n/a n/a 0 679
2003 234 63 42 328 12 n/a n/a 0 679
2004 243 53 40 349 14 n/a n/a 0 699
2005 211 64 45 396 11 n/a n/a 0 727
2006 179 62 43 392 11 n/a n/a 0 687
2007 163 48 24 392 11 n/a n/a 66 704
2008 151 49 29 378 8 n/a n/a 0 615
2009 160 54 29 436 7 4 70 0 760
2010 112 34 26 485 5 2 36 0 700
2011 102 33 32 483 4 1 27 0 682
2012 89 31 33 487 7 1 19 0 667
2013 86 37 29 496 11 1 20 0 680
2014 87 37 28 485 10 2 15 0 664
2015 79 26 29 520 7 2 11 0 674
2016 71 25 28 500 5 2 11 0 642
2017 70 25 27 497 4 2 13 0 638
2018 68 25 21 488 3 2 17 0 624
2019 76 20 19 500 3 1 16 0 635
2020 73 15 16 523 1 1 24 0 653
2021 62 11 18 525 1 0 18 0 635
2022 54 13 19 492 1 0 18 0 597
2023 55 14 21 484 0 0 18 0 592

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 La Canada Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 416 19.2 21.6 n/a
1989 466 24.5 19.0 n/a
1990 544 27.7 19.6 n/a
1991 625 26.7 23.4 n/a
1992 666 27.1 24.5 18.3
1993 674 29.7 22.7 43.5
1994 668 28.0 23.9 36.4
1995 675 29.6 22.8 45.2
1996 675 29.6 22.8 45.2
1997 699 31.8 22.0 45.6
1998 693 34.6 20.0 34.2
1999 716 37.8 18.9 49.2
2000 688 37.8 18.2 46.2
2001 715 37.0 19.3 51.2
2002 679 38.5 17.6 50.2
2003 679 38.5 17.6 50.2
2004 699 36.0 19.4 54.6
2005 727 35.5 20.5 58.7
2006 687 35.0 19.6 65.1
2007 704 34.6 20.3 75.4
2008 615 36.0 17.1 79.5
2009 760 36.9 19.5 66.3
2010 700 31.0 22.5 72
2011 682 n/a n/a 74.8
2012 667 32.4 20.5 n/a
2013 680 32.2 21.1 84.1
2014 664 28.0 23.7 86
2015 674 30.0 22.4 85.3
2016 642 28.0 22.9 82.7
2017 638 27.0 23.6 84
2018 624 27.0 23.1 84.5
2019 635 26.0 24.4 85.4
2020 653 n/a n/a 87.9
2021 635 28.0 22.6 84.7
2022 597 28.5 20.9 79.9
2023 592 28.1 21.0 78

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 La Canada Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 416 19.2 21.6 n/a
1989 466 24.5 19.0 n/a
1990 544 27.7 19.6 n/a
1991 625 26.7 23.4 n/a
1992 666 27.1 24.5 18.3
1993 674 29.7 22.7 43.5
1994 668 28.0 23.9 36.4
1995 675 29.6 22.8 45.2
1996 675 29.6 22.8 45.2
1997 699 31.8 22.0 45.6
1998 693 34.6 20.0 34.2
1999 716 37.8 18.9 49.2
2000 688 37.8 18.2 46.2
2001 715 37.0 19.3 51.2
2002 679 38.5 17.6 50.2
2003 679 38.5 17.6 50.2
2004 699 36.0 19.4 54.6
2005 727 35.5 20.5 58.7
2006 687 35.0 19.6 65.1
2007 704 34.6 20.3 75.4
2008 615 36.0 17.1 79.5
2009 760 36.9 19.5 66.3
2010 700 31.0 22.5 72
2011 682 n/a n/a 74.8
2012 667 32.4 20.5 n/a
2013 680 32.2 21.1 84.1
2014 664 28.0 23.7 86
2015 674 30.0 22.4 85.3
2016 642 28.0 22.9 82.7
2017 638 27.0 23.6 84
2018 624 27.0 23.1 84.5
2019 635 26.0 24.4 85.4
2020 653 n/a n/a 87.9
2021 635 28.0 22.6 84.7
2022 597 28.5 20.9 79.9
2023 592 28.1 21.0 78

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

La Canada Elementary

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionConditionalPolioHepatitis BVaricellaDTPMMR
201298.0%0.0%1.0%1.0%98.0%98.0%98.0%98.0%98.0%
201399.0%0.0%0.0%1.0%99.0%100.0%100.0%99.0%99.0%
201498.0%1.0%0.0%1.0%99.0%98.0%99.0%99.0%99.0%
201598.0%1.0%0.0%1.0%99.0%98.0%99.0%98.0%99.0%
201699.0%0.0%0.0%1.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%99.0%
2017≥99.0%≤1.0%≤1.0%≤1.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%
2018≥98.0%≤2.0%≤2.0%≤2.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%
201998.0%0.0%2.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%98.0%
202194.9%0.0%0.0%96.9%94.9%96.9%96.9%

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

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $7,819

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

Impact of COVID-19 on La Canada 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 2810th of 5789 Elementary schoolsRanks 3996th of 5848 Elementary schools
 19.8%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (La Canada Elementary)43.825.3
 18.5%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Lompoc Unified)43.929
 14.9%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.543
 5.6%
3rd Grade Mathematics (La Canada Elementary)51.927.7
 24.2%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Lompoc Unified)43.932.2
 11.7%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (California)50.245.1
 5.1%
4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (La Canada Elementary)5020
 30%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Lompoc Unified)40.627.2
 13.5%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)49.543.7
 5.7%
4th Grade Mathematics (La Canada Elementary)34.819.1
 15.7%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Lompoc Unified)29.921.6
 8.3%
   4th Grade Mathematics (California)44.940.8
 4.1%
5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (La Canada Elementary)43.841.6
 2.3%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Lompoc Unified)45.435.8
 9.6%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)51.746.7
 5%
5th Grade Mathematics (La Canada Elementary)16.416.9
 0.4%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Lompoc Unified)23.615.6
 8%
   5th Grade Mathematics (California)3833.4
 4.6%
5th Grade Science (La Canada Elementary)23.321.1
 2.2%
   5th Grade Science (Lompoc Unified)24.921.6
 3.3%
   5th Grade Science (California)31.731.9
 0.1%
6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (La Canada Elementary)64.539.1
 25.4%
   6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Lompoc Unified)45.932.4
 13.5%
   6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.544.2
 4.3%
6th Grade Mathematics (La Canada Elementary)36.626.7
 9.9%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Lompoc Unified)31.720.9
 10.8%
   6th Grade Mathematics (California)38.533.2
 5.3%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students635592
 6.8%
African American2014
 30%
American Indian30
 100%
Asian1921
 10.5%
Hispanic500484
 3.2%
Pacific Islander10
 100%
White7655
 27.6%
Two or More Races1618
 12.5%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients85.4%78%
 7.3%


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In the 2022-23 school year, 592 students attended La Canada Elementary.

Students who attend La Canada Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : Lompoc Valley Middle
High : Lompoc High

La Canada Elementary ranks 4008th of 5868 California elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 2 stars out of 5.

Students at La Canada Elementary are 82% Hispanic, 9% White, 4% Asian, 3% Two or more races, 2% African American.


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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the California Department of Education.

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