Joseph Weller Elementary

Summary:

Joseph Weller Elementary is a public elementary school in Milpitas, California, serving 393 students from kindergarten to 6th grade. The school is part of the Milpitas Unified School District, which is ranked 223 out of 1,560 districts in the state and has a 4-star rating.

Joseph Weller Elementary stands out for its diverse student population, with around 70% Asian students and relatively low percentages of White and African American students. Academically, the school consistently performs well, with high proficiency rates in English Language Arts and Mathematics that exceed both the district and state averages. For example, the school's 3rd grade ELA proficiency rate was 79.17% compared to the Milpitas Unified average of 64.82% and the California average of 42.96%. However, the school has a higher chronic absenteeism rate of 14.8% compared to nearby schools like Curtner Elementary (5.2%) and John Sinnott Elementary (7.8%).

Joseph Weller Elementary's strong academic performance is particularly impressive given its diverse student population. The school's success across different subgroups, such as female students, male students, Asian students, and English Language Learners, suggests it is effectively meeting the needs of its diverse learners. The school's location near other high-performing elementary schools, such as Warm Springs Elementary in the Fremont Unified School District, indicates that the Milpitas area has a strong concentration of quality elementary education options.


Detail:

Public K-6

 345 Boulder Dr.
       Milpitas, CA  95035-2869


(408) 635-2876

District: Milpitas Unified

SchoolDigger Rank:
753rd of 5,868 California Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $6,464 Help


Students who attend Joseph Weller Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Thomas Russell Middle
High:    Milpitas High

Student/teacher ratio:  24.5 Help
Number of students:  393

Racial breakdown:

Asian:
70.0%
Hispanic:
18.3%
Two or more races:
7.4%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  31.3% Help


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Compare Details Joseph Weller Elementary ranks better than 87.2% of elementary schools in California. It also ranks 3rd among 9 ranked elementary schools in the Milpitas Unified School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 89.35. (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: Asian (70%), Hispanic (18.3%), two or more races (7.4%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 31.3% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Joseph Weller Elementary is 24.5. 4 elementary schools in the Milpitas Unified School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Joseph Weller Elementary is $6,464, which is the 4th highest among 9 elementary schools in the Milpitas Unified School District.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Joseph Weller Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Joseph Weller Elementary 753rd of 5868 California public elementary schools. (See Joseph Weller Elementary in the ranking list.)

Elementary School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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Milpitas Unified:

SchoolDigger ranks Milpitas Unified 223rd of 1560 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Joseph Weller Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Joseph Weller Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 75.23 1108th 4809 77.0%
2005 64.89 1550th 4822 67.9%
2006 56.02 1916th 4818 60.2%
2007 56.03 2017th 5113 60.6%
2008 41.44 2854th 5113 44.2%
2009 49.09 2544th 5193 51.0%
2010 57.55 2137th 5314 59.8%
2011 75.34 1244th 5377 76.9%
2012 64.09 1834th 5390 66.0%
2013 63.11 1943rd 5530 64.9%
2015 82.37 1018th 5611 81.9%
2016 76.55 1254th 5614 77.7%
2017 80.36 1114th 5692 80.4%
2018 76.30 1302nd 5662 77.0%
2019 74.70 1393rd 5789 75.9%
2022 90.25 679th 5883 88.5%
2023 89.35 746th 5848 87.2%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Joseph Weller Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 75.93 429th 3246 86.8%
2019 55.62 976th 3275 70.2%
2022 93.33 128th 3311 96.1%
2023 76.01 343rd 3240 89.4%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Joseph Weller Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 69.42 1213th 5084 76.1%
2019 68.84 1245th 5173 75.9%
2022 75.49 935th 5264 82.2%
2023 84.45 597th 5355 88.9%
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Rank History for Female students at Joseph Weller Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 79.15 1079th 5413 80.1%
2019 78.96 1129th 5492 79.4%
2022 91.95 518th 5635 90.8%
2023 86.73 799th 5595 85.7%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Joseph Weller Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 55.72 667th 2128 68.7%
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Rank History for Male students at Joseph Weller Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 71.35 1425th 5431 73.8%
2019 67.96 1596th 5510 71.0%
2022 83.90 922nd 5663 83.7%
2023 88.22 712th 5627 87.3%
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Rank History for Asian students at Joseph Weller Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 51.76 652nd 1071 39.1%
2019 43.03 787th 1149 31.5%
2022 68.61 422nd 1154 63.4%
2023 67.76 459th 1183 61.2%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Joseph Weller Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 59.25 1665th 4830 65.5%
2019 60.66 1648th 4963 66.8%
2022 39.97 2904th 5084 42.9%
2023 49.21 2272nd 5079 55.3%
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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 Joseph Weller Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 217 71 148 145 7 n/a n/a 0 588
1989 186 58 169 122 5 n/a n/a 0 540
1990 185 60 165 137 5 n/a n/a 0 552
1991 201 68 183 136 7 n/a n/a 0 595
1992 227 62 201 132 16 n/a n/a 0 638
1993 193 65 218 138 12 n/a n/a 0 626
1994 167 66 214 129 8 n/a n/a 0 584
1995 138 59 242 153 7 n/a n/a 0 599
1996 138 59 242 153 7 n/a n/a 0 599
1997 136 65 252 155 7 n/a n/a 0 615
1998 123 54 283 155 6 n/a n/a 0 621
1999 114 55 276 135 2 n/a n/a 0 582
2000 87 52 278 120 1 n/a n/a 0 538
2001 72 36 254 106 1 n/a n/a 0 469
2002 51 36 256 118 2 n/a n/a 0 463
2003 51 36 256 118 2 n/a n/a 0 463
2004 43 41 187 113 1 n/a n/a 55 440
2005 47 25 218 127 0 n/a n/a 11 428
2006 47 36 226 131 2 n/a n/a 19 461
2007 46 38 246 121 2 n/a n/a 16 469
2008 55 36 229 112 n/a n/a n/a 0 432
2009 42 36 218 109 0 3 16 0 424
2010 38 35 240 122 2 2 7 0 446
2011 36 29 239 127 2 1 7 0 441
2012 29 30 246 124 2 3 7 0 441
2013 29 23 260 108 2 1 15 0 438
2014 23 16 287 117 6 1 7 0 457
2015 20 17 264 127 5 1 4 0 438
2016 26 20 286 111 4 2 6 0 455
2017 26 16 304 121 1 1 8 0 477
2018 26 17 301 115 4 2 11 0 476
2019 18 11 299 104 6 1 15 0 454
2020 13 9 328 100 3 1 20 0 474
2021 12 6 304 95 1 1 25 0 444
2022 11 6 297 79 2 1 30 0 426
2023 11 4 275 72 1 1 29 0 393

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 Joseph Weller Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 588 24.1 24.3 n/a
1989 540 22.0 24.5 n/a
1990 552 22.0 25.0 n/a
1991 595 23.0 25.8 n/a
1992 638 23.4 27.2 24.5
1993 626 23.0 27.2 32.4
1994 584 24.0 24.3 34.4
1995 599 24.0 25.0 36.9
1996 599 24.0 25.0 36.9
1997 615 26.0 23.7 36.3
1998 621 29.5 21.1 37
1999 582 27.0 21.6 41.8
2000 538 27.0 19.9 49.1
2001 469 24.0 19.5 46.5
2002 463 23.0 20.1 37.6
2003 463 23.0 20.1 37.6
2004 440 21.0 21.0 39.5
2005 428 20.0 21.4 43.4
2006 461 21.0 22.0 45.7
2007 469 22.0 21.3 39.1
2008 432 23.2 18.6 42.4
2009 424 20.0 19.3 41.7
2010 446 22.0 20.2 42.6
2011 441 n/a n/a 45.1
2012 441 18.0 24.5 n/a
2013 438 18.7 23.3 46.6
2014 457 20.0 22.8 42
2015 438 20.0 21.9 45.7
2016 455 19.0 23.9 45.1
2017 477 21.0 22.7 41.5
2018 476 20.0 23.8 40.8
2019 454 20.0 22.7 39
2020 474 n/a n/a 38.8
2021 444 19.0 23.3 28.2
2022 426 18.8 22.6 33.6
2023 393 16.0 24.5 31.3

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 Joseph Weller Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 588 24.1 24.3 n/a
1989 540 22.0 24.5 n/a
1990 552 22.0 25.0 n/a
1991 595 23.0 25.8 n/a
1992 638 23.4 27.2 24.5
1993 626 23.0 27.2 32.4
1994 584 24.0 24.3 34.4
1995 599 24.0 25.0 36.9
1996 599 24.0 25.0 36.9
1997 615 26.0 23.7 36.3
1998 621 29.5 21.1 37
1999 582 27.0 21.6 41.8
2000 538 27.0 19.9 49.1
2001 469 24.0 19.5 46.5
2002 463 23.0 20.1 37.6
2003 463 23.0 20.1 37.6
2004 440 21.0 21.0 39.5
2005 428 20.0 21.4 43.4
2006 461 21.0 22.0 45.7
2007 469 22.0 21.3 39.1
2008 432 23.2 18.6 42.4
2009 424 20.0 19.3 41.7
2010 446 22.0 20.2 42.6
2011 441 n/a n/a 45.1
2012 441 18.0 24.5 n/a
2013 438 18.7 23.3 46.6
2014 457 20.0 22.8 42
2015 438 20.0 21.9 45.7
2016 455 19.0 23.9 45.1
2017 477 21.0 22.7 41.5
2018 476 20.0 23.8 40.8
2019 454 20.0 22.7 39
2020 474 n/a n/a 38.8
2021 444 19.0 23.3 28.2
2022 426 18.8 22.6 33.6
2023 393 16.0 24.5 31.3

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

Joseph Weller Elementary

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionConditionalPolioHepatitis BVaricellaDTPMMR
2012100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%
2013100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%
201498.0%0.0%0.0%2.0%98.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%
201598.0%0.0%2.0%0.0%98.0%98.0%98.0%98.0%98.0%
2016100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%
2017≥95.0%≤5.0%≤5.0%≤5.0%≥95.0%≥95.0%≥95.0%≥95.0%≥95.0%
201892.0%0.0%0.0%8.0%92.0%92.0%94.0%92.0%92.0%
201990.0%0.0%0.0%94.0%94.0%≥98.0%96.0%94.0%
202196.4%0.0%0.0%96.4%96.4%96.4%

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

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $6,464

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Joseph Weller Elementary

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 1393rd of 5789 Elementary schoolsRanks 746th of 5848 Elementary schools
 11.3%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Joseph Weller Elementary)53.579.2
 25.7%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Milpitas Unified)6664.8
 1.2%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.543
 5.6%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Joseph Weller Elementary)55.677.1
 21.5%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Milpitas Unified)71.867.1
 4.8%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (California)50.245.1
 5.1%
4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Joseph Weller Elementary)61.360.8
 0.5%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Milpitas Unified)68.965.4
 3.5%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)49.543.7
 5.7%
4th Grade Mathematics (Joseph Weller Elementary)41.970.6
 28.7%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Milpitas Unified)6465.9
 1.9%
   4th Grade Mathematics (California)44.940.8
 4.1%
5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Joseph Weller Elementary)67.872.3
 4.5%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Milpitas Unified)70.768
 2.7%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)51.746.7
 5%
5th Grade Mathematics (Joseph Weller Elementary)64.460.2
 4.2%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Milpitas Unified)60.558.4
 2.1%
   5th Grade Mathematics (California)3833.4
 4.6%
5th Grade Science (Joseph Weller Elementary)50.955.4
 4.6%
   5th Grade Science (Milpitas Unified)52.553.3
 0.8%
   5th Grade Science (California)31.731.9
 0.1%
6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Joseph Weller Elementary)64.762.8
 2%
   6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Milpitas Unified)68.368.7
 0.4%
   6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.544.2
 4.3%
6th Grade Mathematics (Joseph Weller Elementary)66.254.9
 11.3%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Milpitas Unified)60.961.9
 1%
   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 Students454393
 13.4%
African American114
 63.6%
American Indian61
 83.3%
Asian299275
 8%
Hispanic10472
 30.8%
Pacific Islander11
White1811
 38.9%
Two or More Races1529
 93.3%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients39%31.3%
 7.7%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Joseph Weller Elementary

In the 2022-23 school year, 393 students attended Joseph Weller Elementary.

Students at Joseph Weller Elementary are 70% Asian, 18% Hispanic, 7% Two or more races, 3% White, 1% African American.

Students who attend Joseph Weller Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : Thomas Russell Middle
High : Milpitas High

Joseph Weller Elementary ranks 753rd of 5868 California elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.


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