Louise Van Meter Elementary

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Louise Van Meter Elementary is a public K-5 school in Los Gatos, California, serving a diverse student population of 471. The school is part of the highly-ranked Los Gatos Union Elementary School District, which is among the top-performing districts in the state.

Louise Van Meter Elementary has consistently ranked among the top elementary schools in California, maintaining a 5-star rating from SchoolDigger for most of the past decade. The school's students outperform state and district averages in Smarter Balanced Assessments for English Language Arts, Mathematics, and Science, with 66.27% proficient or better in ELA, 74.02% in Math, and 69.32% in Science, compared to state averages of 46.66%, 34.62%, and 30.18%, respectively. The school's diverse student population includes 45.65% White, 31.42% Asian, and 13.59% students of two or more races, reflecting the changing demographics of the local community.

While Louise Van Meter Elementary excels across different student subgroups, the school's rankings for White students and multi-racial students have been more variable compared to other subgroups. The school's relatively low chronic absenteeism rates, ranging from 2.7% to 11.7%, indicate its ability to engage and support students, even during the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. Overall, Louise Van Meter Elementary is a standout institution in the Los Gatos Union Elementary School District, serving as a model for other schools in the region.


Detail:

Public K-5

 16445 Los Gatos Blvd.
       Los Gatos, CA  95032-5524


(408) 335-2250

District: Los Gatos Union Elementary

SchoolDigger Rank:
680th of 5,874 California Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $9,256 Help


Students who attend Louise Van Meter Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Raymond J. Fisher Middle
High:    Los Gatos High

Student/teacher ratio:  21.4 Help
Number of students:  471

Racial breakdown:

White:
45.6%
Asian:
31.4%
Two or more races:
13.6%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  2.3% Help


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Compare Details Louise Van Meter Elementary ranks better than 88.4% of elementary schools in California. It also ranks last among 4 ranked elementary schools in the Los Gatos Union Elementary School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 90.43. (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 Louise Van Meter Elementary is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (45.6%), Asian (31.4%), two or more races (13.6%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 2.3% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the lowest percentage in the Los Gatos Union Elementary School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Louise Van Meter Elementary is 21.4, which is the 2nd best among 4 elementary schools in the Los Gatos Union Elementary School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Louise Van Meter Elementary is $9,256, which is the 2nd highest among 4 elementary schools in the Los Gatos Union Elementary School District.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Louise Van Meter Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Louise Van Meter Elementary 680th of 5874 California public elementary schools. (See Louise Van Meter Elementary in the ranking list.)

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Los Gatos Union Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Los Gatos Union Elementary 62nd of 1563 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Louise Van Meter Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Louise Van Meter Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 95.56 204th 4809 95.8%
2005 93.03 325th 4822 93.3%
2006 93.78 283rd 4818 94.1%
2007 87.77 637th 5113 87.5%
2008 91.68 386th 5113 92.5%
2009 91.07 416th 5193 92.0%
2010 92.76 283rd 5314 94.7%
2011 91.84 328th 5377 93.9%
2012 93.38 202nd 5390 96.3%
2013 92.79 266th 5530 95.2%
2015 93.87 391st 5611 93.0%
2016 92.45 475th 5614 91.5%
2017 93.53 421st 5692 92.6%
2018 93.45 423rd 5662 92.5%
2019 95.79 239th 5789 95.9%
2021 93.53 109th 1417 92.3%
2022 93.69 470th 5883 92.0%
2023 90.43 680th 5874 88.4%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Louise Van Meter Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 64.43 246th 610 59.7%
2023 48.87 394th 669 41.1%
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Rank History for Female students at Louise Van Meter Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 93.33 331st 5413 93.9%
2019 94.63 247th 5492 95.5%
2021 92.64 105th 1267 91.7%
2022 92.52 478th 5635 91.5%
2023 90.93 568th 5617 89.9%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Louise Van Meter Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 93.53 110th 2128 94.8%
2019 94.19 102nd 2585 96.1%
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Rank History for Male students at Louise Van Meter Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 91.25 500th 5431 90.8%
2019 95.30 224th 5510 95.9%
2021 92.82 104th 1272 91.8%
2022 93.63 406th 5663 92.8%
2023 86.26 805th 5650 85.8%
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Rank History for Asian students at Louise Van Meter Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 54.07 625th 1071 41.6%
2019 62.37 512th 1149 55.4%
2022 75.34 265th 1154 77.0%
2023 78.75 181st 1190 84.8%
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Rank History for White students at Louise Van Meter Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 82.51 356th 2737 87.0%
2019 85.30 262nd 2834 90.8%
2022 74.28 651st 2726 76.1%
2023 52.85 1343rd 2662 49.5%
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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.

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Enrollment information for Louise Van Meter Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 378 3 10 9 0 n/a n/a 0 400
1989 423 2 8 8 0 n/a n/a 0 441
1990 396 1 7 9 0 n/a n/a 0 413
1991 405 4 14 10 0 n/a n/a 0 433
1992 394 1 18 13 0 n/a n/a 0 426
1993 377 1 19 14 0 n/a n/a 0 411
1994 427 6 17 5 0 n/a n/a 0 455
1995 395 2 24 19 0 n/a n/a 0 440
1996 395 2 24 19 0 n/a n/a 0 440
1997 410 5 44 12 0 n/a n/a 0 471
1998 434 2 30 14 0 n/a n/a 0 480
1999 433 1 38 8 0 n/a n/a 0 480
2000 427 3 46 13 1 n/a n/a 0 490
2001 388 5 52 22 3 n/a n/a 0 470
2002 349 3 53 19 1 n/a n/a 2 427
2003 349 3 53 19 1 n/a n/a 2 427
2004 296 5 55 20 0 n/a n/a 4 380
2005 320 6 59 23 0 n/a n/a 9 417
2006 326 5 76 28 0 n/a n/a 11 446
2007 339 5 62 20 0 n/a n/a 44 470
2008 347 2 54 20 n/a n/a n/a 0 423
2009 373 2 53 20 2 3 84 0 537
2010 391 1 57 45 2 1 57 0 554
2011 404 2 74 55 8 3 51 0 597
2012 451 2 82 50 6 3 40 0 634
2013 451 2 74 52 6 4 66 0 655
2014 447 1 89 43 4 2 71 0 657
2015 462 2 132 47 1 2 22 0 668
2016 435 2 119 47 0 2 51 0 656
2017 394 3 114 43 0 1 53 0 608
2018 351 2 116 49 0 1 59 0 578
2019 326 2 117 43 0 1 47 0 536
2020 317 2 119 28 0 1 53 0 520
2021 264 3 111 26 1 1 56 0 462
2022 235 5 130 29 0 0 54 0 453
2023 215 3 148 38 1 0 64 2 471

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 Louise Van Meter Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 400 18.0 22.2 n/a
1989 441 18.0 24.5 n/a
1990 413 17.0 24.2 n/a
1991 433 18.0 24.0 n/a
1992 426 18.3 23.2 3.8
1993 411 18.0 22.8 3.6
1994 455 19.0 23.9 4.2
1995 440 18.0 24.4 4.8
1996 440 18.0 24.4 4.8
1997 471 21.8 21.6 3.2
1998 480 23.8 20.2 5.2
1999 480 21.3 22.5 3.5
2000 490 26.0 18.8 5.5
2001 470 25.0 18.8 7
2002 427 22.2 19.2 4.9
2003 427 22.2 19.2 4.9
2004 380 19.2 19.8 2.9
2005 417 22.0 19.0 2.5
2006 446 23.0 19.4 2.3
2007 470 24.0 19.6 0
2008 423 27.0 15.7 3.5
2009 537 26.0 18.5 3.7
2010 554 25.5 21.7 4.7
2011 597 n/a n/a 5.2
2012 634 25.2 25.1 n/a
2013 655 26.2 24.9 3.8
2014 657 27.2 24.1 4.1
2015 668 28.0 23.8 3.1
2016 656 29.0 22.6 2.3
2017 608 27.0 22.5 2.8
2018 578 25.0 23.1 5.4
2019 536 24.0 22.3 3.4
2020 520 n/a n/a 4
2021 462 23.6 19.5 2.4
2022 453 21.6 20.9 4.2
2023 471 22.0 21.4 2.3

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 Louise Van Meter Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 400 18.0 22.2 n/a
1989 441 18.0 24.5 n/a
1990 413 17.0 24.2 n/a
1991 433 18.0 24.0 n/a
1992 426 18.3 23.2 3.8
1993 411 18.0 22.8 3.6
1994 455 19.0 23.9 4.2
1995 440 18.0 24.4 4.8
1996 440 18.0 24.4 4.8
1997 471 21.8 21.6 3.2
1998 480 23.8 20.2 5.2
1999 480 21.3 22.5 3.5
2000 490 26.0 18.8 5.5
2001 470 25.0 18.8 7
2002 427 22.2 19.2 4.9
2003 427 22.2 19.2 4.9
2004 380 19.2 19.8 2.9
2005 417 22.0 19.0 2.5
2006 446 23.0 19.4 2.3
2007 470 24.0 19.6 0
2008 423 27.0 15.7 3.5
2009 537 26.0 18.5 3.7
2010 554 25.5 21.7 4.7
2011 597 n/a n/a 5.2
2012 634 25.2 25.1 n/a
2013 655 26.2 24.9 3.8
2014 657 27.2 24.1 4.1
2015 668 28.0 23.8 3.1
2016 656 29.0 22.6 2.3
2017 608 27.0 22.5 2.8
2018 578 25.0 23.1 5.4
2019 536 24.0 22.3 3.4
2020 520 n/a n/a 4
2021 462 23.6 19.5 2.4
2022 453 21.6 20.9 4.2
2023 471 22.0 21.4 2.3

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

Louise Van Meter Elementary

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionConditionalPolioHepatitis BVaricellaDTPMMR
201293.0%3.0%0.0%3.0%93.0%97.0%96.0%93.0%95.0%
201393.0%3.0%0.0%3.0%95.0%94.0%95.0%97.0%97.0%
201491.0%4.0%1.0%3.0%92.0%93.0%95.0%91.0%92.0%
201587.0%3.0%0.0%10.0%91.0%92.0%95.0%87.0%87.0%
201690.0%8.0%1.0%1.0%91.0%90.0%91.0%91.0%91.0%
201795.0%0.0%3.0%2.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%97.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%
201895.0%0.0%3.0%1.0%97.0%97.0%97.0%≥98.0%97.0%
201996.0%0.0%0.0%97.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%

Data source: California Department of Public Health
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Louise Van Meter Elementary

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $9,256

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Louise Van Meter 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 239th of 5789 Elementary schoolsRanks 680th of 5874 Elementary schools
 7.4%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Louise Van Meter Elementary)85.670.3
 15.3%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Los Gatos Union Elementary)84.676
 8.6%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.543
 5.6%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Louise Van Meter Elementary)8082.4
 2.4%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Los Gatos Union Elementary)83.981.6
 2.4%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (California)50.245.1
 5.1%
4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Louise Van Meter Elementary)85.355
 30.3%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Los Gatos Union Elementary)79.473.4
 6%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)49.543.7
 5.7%
4th Grade Mathematics (Louise Van Meter Elementary)74.866.3
 8.5%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Los Gatos Union Elementary)76.979.9
 3%
   4th Grade Mathematics (California)44.940.8
 4.1%
5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Louise Van Meter Elementary)83.974.7
 9.2%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Los Gatos Union Elementary)82.881.7
 1.1%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)51.746.7
 5%
5th Grade Mathematics (Louise Van Meter Elementary)74.275
 0.8%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Los Gatos Union Elementary)72.371.7
 0.6%
   5th Grade Mathematics (California)3833.4
 4.6%
5th Grade Science (Louise Van Meter Elementary)7569.3
 5.7%
   5th Grade Science (Los Gatos Union Elementary)69.870.1
 0.3%
   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 Students536471
 12.1%
African American23
 50%
American Indian01
Asian117148
 26.5%
Hispanic4338
 11.6%
Pacific Islander10
 100%
White326215
 34%
Two or More Races4764
 36.2%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients3.4%2.3%
 1%


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Students at Louise Van Meter Elementary are 46% White, 31% Asian, 14% Two or more races, 8% Hispanic.

Students who attend Louise Van Meter Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : Raymond J. Fisher Middle
High : Los Gatos High

In the 2022-23 school year, 471 students attended Louise Van Meter Elementary.

Louise Van Meter Elementary ranks 680th of 5874 California elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.


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