Loyola Elementary

Summary:

Loyola Elementary is a high-performing public elementary school in Los Altos, California, serving 334 students in grades K-6. The school is part of the Los Altos Elementary School District, which is ranked 20th out of 1,560 districts in the state and has a 5-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Loyola Elementary consistently ranks among the top elementary schools in California, with over 80% of its students proficient or better in English Language Arts and Mathematics. The school's academic performance significantly outpaces the state and district averages, often by 30-40 percentage points. Loyola Elementary also boasts a diverse student population, with a balanced mix of White, Asian, and multi-racial students, in contrast to some nearby schools that tend to have a higher concentration of a single racial group. Additionally, the school has a remarkably low chronic absenteeism rate, indicating high student engagement and attendance.

Compared to nearby schools in the Los Altos, Sunnyvale, and Mountain View Whisman districts, Loyola Elementary stands out for its exceptional academic performance and balanced student demographics. While the surrounding schools are also high-performing, Loyola consistently outranks them in both test scores and student engagement, making it a standout educational institution in the Los Altos area.


Detail:

Public K-6

 770 Berry Ave.
       Los Altos, CA  94024-5413


(650) 254-2400

District: Los Altos Elementary

SchoolDigger Rank:
49th of 5,868 California Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $15,394 Help


Students who attend Loyola Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Georgina P. Blach Junior High
High:    Mountain View High

Student/teacher ratio:  17.7 Help
Number of students:  334

Racial breakdown:

White:
38.3%
Asian:
37.1%
Two or more races:
18.9%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  1.8% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Loyola Elementary ranks better than 99.2% of elementary schools in California. It also ranks 4th among 7 ranked elementary schools in the Los Altos Elementary School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 98.52. (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 Loyola Elementary is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (38.3%), Asian (37.1%), two or more races (18.9%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 1.8% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the lowest percentage in the Los Altos Elementary School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Loyola Elementary is 17.7, which is the 3rd best among 7 elementary schools in the Los Altos Elementary School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Loyola Elementary is $15,394, which is the 2nd highest among 7 elementary schools in the Los Altos Elementary School District.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Loyola Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Loyola Elementary 49th of 5868 California public elementary schools. (See Loyola Elementary in the ranking list.)

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Los Altos Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Los Altos Elementary 20th of 1560 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Loyola Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Loyola Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 98.99 18th 4809 99.6%
2005 98.62 24th 4822 99.5%
2006 98.15 48th 4818 99.0%
2007 98.63 16th 5113 99.7%
2008 98.26 20th 5113 99.6%
2009 96.92 58th 5193 98.9%
2010 96.75 42nd 5314 99.2%
2011 95.77 73rd 5377 98.6%
2012 95.81 45th 5390 99.2%
2013 95.28 95th 5530 98.3%
2015 98.43 61st 5611 98.9%
2016 95.70 264th 5614 95.3%
2017 96.89 184th 5692 96.8%
2018 96.01 217th 5662 96.2%
2019 98.19 55th 5789 99.0%
2022 97.43 161st 5883 97.3%
2023 98.52 49th 5848 99.2%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Loyola Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 80.33 87th 610 85.7%
2023 87.19 36th 667 94.6%
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Rank History for Female students at Loyola Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 93.08 357th 5413 93.4%
2019 97.72 51st 5492 99.1%
2022 97.62 89th 5635 98.4%
2023 98.27 44th 5595 99.2%
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Rank History for Male students at Loyola Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 96.93 121st 5431 97.8%
2019 97.88 65th 5510 98.8%
2022 95.96 235th 5663 95.9%
2023 97.44 110th 5627 98.0%
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Rank History for Asian students at Loyola Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 82.48 67th 1071 93.7%
2019 81.13 113th 1149 90.2%
2022 74.75 280th 1154 75.7%
2023 83.61 67th 1183 94.3%
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Rank History for White students at Loyola Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 76.69 567th 2737 79.3%
2019 91.21 67th 2834 97.6%
2022 87.63 186th 2726 93.2%
2023 88.77 137th 2659 94.8%
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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.

Loyola Elementary Test Scores
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Reviews:
by a parent
Saturday, March 7, 2020

Open Quote Beyond impressed with the leadership of the school, rigorous academic structure balanced with nurturing children to be empathetic and good citizens, as well as the small, tight knit community feel. We looked at every private school with the intention of going private, but after hearing Principal Julian speak and meeting other families, we wanted to give our neighborhood public school a try and so grateful we did as our children are now supported by their community and enriched by the experiences, teachers and curriculum provided by Loyola. I only wish my friends in other LASD schools could experience what we have, Loyola is one of a kind! Close Quote



Enrollment information for Loyola Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 345 0 52 10 0 n/a n/a 0 407
1989 346 1 70 13 0 n/a n/a 0 430
1990 352 1 74 7 0 n/a n/a 0 434
1991 317 1 79 21 0 n/a n/a 0 418
1992 333 0 98 6 2 n/a n/a 0 439
1993 290 3 117 14 1 n/a n/a 0 425
1994 348 0 108 3 0 n/a n/a 0 459
1995 359 4 92 5 0 n/a n/a 0 460
1996 359 4 92 5 0 n/a n/a 0 460
1997 363 2 89 9 0 n/a n/a 0 463
1998 386 3 101 9 0 n/a n/a 0 499
1999 431 6 97 15 0 n/a n/a 0 549
2000 476 7 83 12 0 n/a n/a 0 578
2001 483 5 82 8 0 n/a n/a 0 578
2002 405 5 143 7 0 n/a n/a 0 560
2003 405 5 143 7 0 n/a n/a 0 560
2004 407 2 127 11 0 n/a n/a 0 547
2005 392 1 127 10 0 n/a n/a 0 530
2006 363 1 134 17 0 n/a n/a 12 527
2007 310 0 115 5 0 n/a n/a 86 516
2008 311 2 120 7 n/a n/a n/a 0 440
2009 303 3 126 8 0 0 98 0 538
2010 337 5 126 28 0 0 75 0 571
2011 339 6 151 20 0 0 74 0 590
2012 343 3 158 19 0 0 65 0 588
2013 321 3 151 20 0 0 78 0 573
2014 295 2 167 14 0 1 63 0 542
2015 286 3 166 14 0 2 55 0 526
2016 260 2 170 20 0 2 51 0 505
2017 211 1 158 26 0 1 49 0 446
2018 197 1 149 26 0 1 51 0 425
2019 180 5 139 24 0 1 55 0 404
2020 164 5 118 20 0 1 54 0 362
2021 135 3 90 16 0 0 56 0 300
2022 130 3 97 19 0 0 54 0 303
2023 128 2 124 17 0 0 63 0 334

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 Loyola Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 407 16.2 25.1 n/a
1989 430 16.0 26.8 n/a
1990 434 17.8 24.3 n/a
1991 418 18.5 22.5 n/a
1992 439 18.8 23.3 0.5
1993 425 17.0 25.0 0.5
1994 459 18.5 24.8 0.4
1995 460 21.6 21.3 0.4
1996 460 21.6 21.3 0.4
1997 463 25.0 18.5 0.6
1998 499 25.0 20.0 0
1999 549 28.0 19.6 1.3
2000 578 29.0 19.9 1
2001 578 29.0 19.9 1.2
2002 560 27.5 20.4 0.9
2003 560 27.5 20.4 0.9
2004 547 26.0 21.0 0.7
2005 530 26.0 20.4 0.4
2006 527 24.0 22.0 0.4
2007 516 25.0 20.6 0.2
2008 440 27.0 16.3 0.5
2009 538 26.4 19.6 0.4
2010 571 26.4 21.6 0.5
2011 590 n/a n/a 0.5
2012 588 25.2 23.3 0.7
2013 573 26.0 21.9 1
2014 542 25.3 21.3 0.7
2015 526 24.0 21.9 1.1
2016 505 22.0 22.9 1.2
2017 446 20.0 22.3 1.1
2018 425 20.0 21.2 3.8
2019 404 20.5 19.6 3
2020 362 n/a n/a 2.8
2021 300 17.1 17.4 3
2022 303 17.6 17.2 2.6
2023 334 18.8 17.7 1.8

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 Loyola Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 407 16.2 25.1 n/a
1989 430 16.0 26.8 n/a
1990 434 17.8 24.3 n/a
1991 418 18.5 22.5 n/a
1992 439 18.8 23.3 0.5
1993 425 17.0 25.0 0.5
1994 459 18.5 24.8 0.4
1995 460 21.6 21.3 0.4
1996 460 21.6 21.3 0.4
1997 463 25.0 18.5 0.6
1998 499 25.0 20.0 0
1999 549 28.0 19.6 1.3
2000 578 29.0 19.9 1
2001 578 29.0 19.9 1.2
2002 560 27.5 20.4 0.9
2003 560 27.5 20.4 0.9
2004 547 26.0 21.0 0.7
2005 530 26.0 20.4 0.4
2006 527 24.0 22.0 0.4
2007 516 25.0 20.6 0.2
2008 440 27.0 16.3 0.5
2009 538 26.4 19.6 0.4
2010 571 26.4 21.6 0.5
2011 590 n/a n/a 0.5
2012 588 25.2 23.3 0.7
2013 573 26.0 21.9 1
2014 542 25.3 21.3 0.7
2015 526 24.0 21.9 1.1
2016 505 22.0 22.9 1.2
2017 446 20.0 22.3 1.1
2018 425 20.0 21.2 3.8
2019 404 20.5 19.6 3
2020 362 n/a n/a 2.8
2021 300 17.1 17.4 3
2022 303 17.6 17.2 2.6
2023 334 18.8 17.7 1.8

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

Loyola Elementary

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionConditionalPolioHepatitis BVaricellaDTPMMR
201297.0%2.0%0.0%2.0%98.0%97.0%98.0%98.0%98.0%
201397.0%0.0%0.0%3.0%98.0%98.0%98.0%100.0%100.0%
201498.0%0.0%0.0%2.0%98.0%100.0%100.0%98.0%98.0%
201598.0%0.0%0.0%2.0%100.0%98.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%
201696.0%4.0%0.0%0.0%96.0%96.0%96.0%96.0%96.0%
201794.0%0.0%0.0%4.0%≥95.0%94.0%≥95.0%≥95.0%≥95.0%
2018≥98.0%≤2.0%≤2.0%≤2.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%
2019≥98.0%≤2.0%≤2.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%

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

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $15,394

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Loyola Elementary

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 55th of 5789 Elementary schoolsRanks 49th of 5848 Elementary schools
 0.1%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Loyola Elementary)8487.5
 3.5%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Los Altos Elementary)80.981.2
 0.3%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.543
 5.6%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Loyola Elementary)8889.8
 1.8%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Los Altos Elementary)87.286.2
 1%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (California)50.245.1
 5.1%
4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Loyola Elementary)85.383.3
 2%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Los Altos Elementary)83.482.3
 1.1%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)49.543.7
 5.7%
4th Grade Mathematics (Loyola Elementary)86.688.9
 2.3%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Los Altos Elementary)84.284.2
   4th Grade Mathematics (California)44.940.8
 4.1%
5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Loyola Elementary)92.690.9
 1.7%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Los Altos Elementary)90.885.9
 4.9%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)51.746.7
 5%
5th Grade Mathematics (Loyola Elementary)83.384.9
 1.5%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Los Altos Elementary)84.185.2
 1.1%
   5th Grade Mathematics (California)3833.4
 4.6%
5th Grade Science (Loyola Elementary)88.987.9
 1%
   5th Grade Science (Los Altos Elementary)78.782
 3.3%
   5th Grade Science (California)31.731.9
 0.1%
6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Loyola Elementary)92.481.8
 10.6%
   6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Los Altos Elementary)88.287.2
 0.9%
   6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.544.2
 4.3%
6th Grade Mathematics (Loyola Elementary)89.485.5
 3.9%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Los Altos Elementary)86.286.8
 0.6%
   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 Students404334
 17.3%
African American52
 60%
American Indian00
Asian139124
 10.8%
Hispanic2417
 29.2%
Pacific Islander10
 100%
White180128
 28.9%
Two or More Races5563
 14.5%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients3%1.8%
 1.2%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Loyola Elementary

In the 2022-23 school year, 334 students attended Loyola Elementary.

Students at Loyola Elementary are 38% White, 37% Asian, 19% Two or more races, 5% Hispanic.

Students who attend Loyola Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : Georgina P. Blach Junior High
High : Mountain View High

Yes! Loyola Elementary is one of the best elementary schools in the state. It ranks 49th of 5868 California elementary schools.


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