Gardner Bullis Elementary

Summary:

Gardner Bullis Elementary is a public elementary school in Los Altos Hills, California, serving 259 students from kindergarten to 6th grade. The school is part of the highly-ranked Los Altos Elementary School District, and has consistently maintained a 5-star rating from SchoolDigger, placing it among the top elementary schools in the state.

Gardner Bullis Elementary is an exceptional school, with students consistently outperforming state and district averages in Smarter Balanced Assessments for English Language Arts/Literacy and Mathematics. In the 2022-2023 school year, 83.83% of students were proficient or better in ELA/Literacy, compared to 84.79% for the Los Altos Elementary District and 46.66% for the state of California. The school's performance in Science, as measured by the California Science Test (CAST), is also exceptional, with 90.7% of students proficient or better, compared to 79.79% for the district and 30.18% for the state. The school's low chronic absenteeism rates, ranging from 0.4% to 9.3% over the past three years, further contribute to its success.

While Gardner Bullis Elementary outperforms nearby schools in the Los Altos Elementary District, such as Loyola Elementary and Almond Elementary, its performance is comparable to that of Springer Elementary, another high-performing school in the district. Interestingly, Bullis Charter School, a public charter school within the Gardner Bullis Elementary School District, outperforms Gardner Bullis Elementary in several academic areas.


Detail:

Public K-6

 25890 Fremont Rd.
       Los Altos Hills, CA  94022-2617


(650) 559-3200

District: Los Altos Elementary

SchoolDigger Rank:
73rd of 5,868 California Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $15,237 Help


Students who attend Gardner Bullis Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Ardis G. Egan Junior High
High:    Los Altos High

Student/teacher ratio:  16.7 Help
Number of students:  259

Racial breakdown:

White:
51.4%
Asian:
28.2%
Two or more races:
15.8%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  3.9% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Gardner Bullis Elementary ranks better than 98.8% of elementary schools in California. It also ranks 5th 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 98.23. (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 Gardner Bullis Elementary has the smallest elementary school student body size in the Los Altos Elementary School District. Student population at Gardner Bullis Elementary is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (51.4%), Asian (28.2%), two or more races (15.8%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 3.9% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Gardner Bullis Elementary is 16.7, which is the 2nd 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 Gardner Bullis Elementary is $15,237, which is the 3rd highest among 7 elementary schools in the Los Altos Elementary School District.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Gardner Bullis Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Gardner Bullis Elementary 73rd of 5868 California public elementary schools. (See Gardner Bullis 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 Gardner Bullis Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Gardner Bullis Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2009 96.18 95th 5193 98.2%
2010 95.17 130th 5314 97.6%
2011 95.90 69th 5377 98.7%
2012 93.73 175th 5390 96.8%
2013 93.73 202nd 5530 96.3%
2015 98.63 42nd 5611 99.3%
2016 97.45 110th 5614 98.0%
2017 97.99 85th 5692 98.5%
2018 95.70 234th 5662 95.9%
2019 97.17 132nd 5789 97.7%
2022 97.70 133rd 5883 97.7%
2023 98.23 73rd 5848 98.8%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Gardner Bullis Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 88.24 20th 445 95.5%
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Rank History for Female students at Gardner Bullis Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 94.57 247th 5413 95.4%
2019 96.56 123rd 5492 97.8%
2022 93.98 371st 5635 93.4%
2023 95.91 208th 5595 96.3%
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Rank History for Male students at Gardner Bullis Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 95.62 215th 5431 96.0%
2019 96.03 177th 5510 96.8%
2022 98.06 78th 5663 98.6%
2023 98.34 47th 5627 99.2%
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Rank History for Asian students at Gardner Bullis Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 79.78 137th 1071 87.2%
2019 71.82 331st 1149 71.2%
2022 83.46 69th 1154 94.0%
2023 83.33 77th 1183 93.5%
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Rank History for White students at Gardner Bullis Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 84.43 273rd 2737 90.0%
2019 86.42 209th 2834 92.6%
2022 83.97 305th 2726 88.8%
2023 90.77 80th 2659 97.0%
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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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by a parent
Saturday, May 27, 2017

Open Quote Our child was a student at GB for 3 wonderful years. The New Principal Oskolkoff and 5 staff that joined with her have caused a remarkable shift in what was previously an academically and emotionally supportive environment.
Our child had an awful fourth year at the school, and was compromised with regard to the existing support once the new principal Oskolkoff arrived. There is a smothering of children in social circumstances, and once we complained our child was subjected to discrimination and harassment that is under investigation. A wonderful school has been turned on its head for worse.
There is a notable change in the participation of parents, a shortage of volunteers and a distinctly different level of turnout for fundraisers. People are leaving the school in droves this year, we will be another family among them. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Gardner Bullis Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 220 2 35 5 0 n/a n/a 0 262
1989 266 3 25 1 0 n/a n/a 0 295
1990 259 4 51 2 0 n/a n/a 0 316
1991 255 4 61 0 0 n/a n/a 0 320
1992 253 3 61 3 0 n/a n/a 0 320
1993 248 4 73 3 0 n/a n/a 0 328
1994 272 2 73 3 0 n/a n/a 0 350
1995 308 2 75 4 0 n/a n/a 0 389
1996 308 2 75 4 0 n/a n/a 0 389
1997 302 2 70 2 0 n/a n/a 0 376
1998 318 2 65 2 0 n/a n/a 0 387
1999 327 2 59 1 0 n/a n/a 0 389
2000 328 3 71 4 0 n/a n/a 0 406
2001 312 4 73 4 0 n/a n/a 1 394
2002 244 4 86 7 0 n/a n/a 0 341
2003 244 4 86 7 0 n/a n/a 0 341
2006 51 0 32 4 0 n/a n/a 6 93
2007 48 0 38 0 0 n/a n/a 3 89
2008 41 n/a 33 1 n/a n/a n/a 0 75
2009 132 0 42 4 0 0 24 0 202
2010 167 0 45 11 0 0 23 0 246
2011 193 0 56 14 0 0 28 0 291
2012 186 0 67 12 0 0 33 0 298
2013 209 0 66 10 0 0 36 0 321
2014 203 0 57 17 0 0 41 0 318
2015 224 0 62 12 0 0 39 0 337
2016 227 0 65 16 0 0 44 0 352
2017 220 0 71 9 0 0 45 0 345
2018 182 0 67 15 0 0 45 0 309
2019 181 1 67 10 0 0 43 0 302
2020 164 0 71 10 0 0 43 0 288
2021 134 0 55 5 0 0 40 0 234
2022 130 0 66 14 0 0 37 0 247
2023 133 0 73 12 0 0 41 0 259

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 Gardner Bullis Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 262 12.3 21.3 n/a
1989 295 13.8 21.3 n/a
1990 316 15.2 20.7 n/a
1991 320 15.6 20.5 n/a
1992 320 15.9 20.1 n/a
1993 328 12.2 26.9 0.3
1994 350 15.6 22.4 0
1995 389 15.0 25.9 0
1996 389 15.0 25.9 0
1997 376 18.0 20.9 0.5
1998 387 19.0 20.4 0.5
1999 389 20.0 19.5 0.5
2000 406 20.0 20.3 0.5
2001 394 21.0 18.8 1
2002 341 17.0 20.1 0.9
2003 341 17.0 20.1 0.9
2006 93 5.0 18.6 0
2007 89 5.0 17.8 0
2008 75 6.0 12.5 1.3
2009 202 12.0 15.5 0
2010 246 17.0 14.4 1.6
2011 291 n/a n/a 0
2012 298 13.2 22.4 0
2013 321 14.5 22.0 1.2
2014 318 15.1 21.0 1.3
2015 337 15.0 22.4 0.9
2016 352 14.0 25.1 0.9
2017 345 13.0 26.5 1.2
2018 309 14.0 22.0 1.6
2019 302 15.0 20.0 2.6
2020 288 n/a n/a 2.8
2021 234 14.1 16.4 3.8
2022 247 16.2 15.1 4.5
2023 259 15.4 16.7 3.9

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 Gardner Bullis Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 262 12.3 21.3 n/a
1989 295 13.8 21.3 n/a
1990 316 15.2 20.7 n/a
1991 320 15.6 20.5 n/a
1992 320 15.9 20.1 n/a
1993 328 12.2 26.9 0.3
1994 350 15.6 22.4 0
1995 389 15.0 25.9 0
1996 389 15.0 25.9 0
1997 376 18.0 20.9 0.5
1998 387 19.0 20.4 0.5
1999 389 20.0 19.5 0.5
2000 406 20.0 20.3 0.5
2001 394 21.0 18.8 1
2002 341 17.0 20.1 0.9
2003 341 17.0 20.1 0.9
2006 93 5.0 18.6 0
2007 89 5.0 17.8 0
2008 75 6.0 12.5 1.3
2009 202 12.0 15.5 0
2010 246 17.0 14.4 1.6
2011 291 n/a n/a 0
2012 298 13.2 22.4 0
2013 321 14.5 22.0 1.2
2014 318 15.1 21.0 1.3
2015 337 15.0 22.4 0.9
2016 352 14.0 25.1 0.9
2017 345 13.0 26.5 1.2
2018 309 14.0 22.0 1.6
2019 302 15.0 20.0 2.6
2020 288 n/a n/a 2.8
2021 234 14.1 16.4 3.8
2022 247 16.2 15.1 4.5
2023 259 15.4 16.7 3.9

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

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionConditionalPolioHepatitis BVaricellaDTPMMR
201290.0%5.0%0.0%5.0%90.0%95.0%95.0%90.0%90.0%
201389.0%5.0%0.0%7.0%89.0%95.0%95.0%89.0%89.0%
201496.0%0.0%0.0%4.0%98.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%98.0%
201591.0%4.0%0.0%4.0%96.0%91.0%96.0%96.0%96.0%
201695.0%2.0%2.0%0.0%95.0%95.0%95.0%95.0%95.0%
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%
202291.7%0.0%5.6%94.4%

Data source: California Department of Public Health
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Gardner Bullis Elementary

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $15,237

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Gardner Bullis Elementary

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 132nd of 5789 Elementary schoolsRanks 73rd of 5848 Elementary schools
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Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Gardner Bullis Elementary)75.685.1
 9.6%
   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 (Gardner Bullis Elementary)86.787.2
 0.6%
   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 (Gardner Bullis Elementary)81.479.5
 1.9%
   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 (Gardner Bullis Elementary)86.487.5
 1.1%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Los Altos Elementary)84.284.2
   4th Grade Mathematics (California)44.940.8
 4.1%
5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Gardner Bullis Elementary)93.686.1
 7.6%
   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 (Gardner Bullis Elementary)89.486.1
 3.3%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Los Altos Elementary)84.185.2
 1.1%
   5th Grade Mathematics (California)3833.4
 4.6%
5th Grade Science (Gardner Bullis Elementary)8390.7
 7.7%
   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 (Gardner Bullis Elementary)83.384.2
 0.9%
   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 (Gardner Bullis Elementary)8179.5
 1.5%
   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 Students302259
 14.2%
African American10
 100%
American Indian00
Asian6773
 9%
Hispanic1012
 20%
Pacific Islander00
White181133
 26.5%
Two or More Races4341
 4.7%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients2.6%3.9%
 1.2%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Gardner Bullis Elementary

Students at Gardner Bullis Elementary are 51% White, 28% Asian, 16% Two or more races, 5% Hispanic.

In the 2022-23 school year, 259 students attended Gardner Bullis Elementary.

Students who attend Gardner Bullis Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : Ardis G. Egan Junior High
High : Los Altos High

Yes! Gardner Bullis Elementary is one of the best elementary schools in the state. It ranks 73rd of 5868 California elementary schools.


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