Paradise Valley Engineering Academy

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Paradise Valley Engineering Academy is a public elementary school in Morgan Hill, California, serving 365 students from kindergarten to 5th grade and is part of the Morgan Hill Unified School District.

Paradise Valley Engineering Academy consistently outperforms the district and state averages in academic assessments, with 49.71% of students proficient or better in English Language Arts/Literacy and 50.86% in Mathematics, compared to 43.08% and 32.24% for the district, respectively. The school's diverse student population includes 35.34% White, 41.37% Hispanic, and 7.95% Asian students. However, the school's performance for students with disabilities is particularly low, ranking 2,269 out of 2,416 California elementary schools. Additionally, the school has experienced a significant increase in chronic absenteeism, rising from 5.1% in 2020-2021 to 26.1% in 2022-2023, which is higher than the district average of 24.8%.

Compared to nearby schools, Paradise Valley Engineering Academy generally outperforms Jackson Academy of Music and Math (JAMM) and P.A. Walsh STEAM Academy in the Morgan Hill Unified School District, but lags behind some higher-performing schools in the Gilroy Unified School District, such as Rod Kelley Elementary and Luigi Aprea Elementary.


Detail:

Public K-5

 1400 La Crosse Dr.
       Morgan Hill, CA  95037-5675


(408) 201-6460

District: Morgan Hill Unified

SchoolDigger Rank:
1716th of 5,874 California Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $4,921 Help


Students who attend Paradise Valley Engineering Academy usually attend:

Middle:    Lewis H. Britton Middle
High:    Live Oak High

Student/teacher ratio:  22.7 Help
Number of students:  365

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
41.4%
White:
35.3%
Two or more races:
14.0%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  29.6% Help


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Compare Details Paradise Valley Engineering Academy ranks better than 70.8% of elementary schools in California. It also ranks 3rd among 8 ranked elementary schools in the Morgan Hill Unified School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 66.84. (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 Paradise Valley Engineering Academy has the smallest elementary school student body size in the Morgan Hill Unified School District. Student population at Paradise Valley Engineering Academy is diverse. Racial makeup is: Hispanic (41.4%), White (35.3%), two or more races (14%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 29.6% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Paradise Valley Engineering Academy is 22.7. 5 elementary schools in the Morgan Hill Unified School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Paradise Valley Engineering Academy is $4,921. 6 elementary schools in the Morgan Hill Unified School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Paradise Valley Engineering Academy:

SchoolDigger ranks Paradise Valley Engineering Academy 1716th of 5874 California public elementary schools. (See Paradise Valley Engineering Academy in the ranking list.)

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Morgan Hill Unified:

SchoolDigger ranks Morgan Hill Unified 730th of 1563 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Paradise Valley Engineering Academy

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Rank History for all students at Paradise Valley Engineering Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 67.77 1369th 4809 71.5%
2005 69.57 1362nd 4822 71.8%
2006 71.70 1266th 4818 73.7%
2007 63.18 1674th 5113 67.3%
2008 76.30 1128th 5113 77.9%
2009 80.58 976th 5193 81.2%
2010 83.75 788th 5314 85.2%
2011 79.86 1015th 5377 81.1%
2012 71.02 1469th 5390 72.7%
2013 74.65 1338th 5530 75.8%
2015 85.91 830th 5611 85.2%
2016 87.26 782nd 5614 86.1%
2017 80.91 1091st 5692 80.8%
2018 80.06 1121st 5662 80.2%
2019 74.27 1416th 5789 75.5%
2022 70.46 1587th 5883 73.0%
2023 66.84 1716th 5874 70.8%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Paradise Valley Engineering Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 17.92 2273rd 2420 6.1%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Paradise Valley Engineering Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 37.71 3185th 5084 37.4%
2019 48.33 2513th 5173 51.4%
2022 63.10 1508th 5264 71.4%
2023 42.32 2882nd 5374 46.4%
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Rank History for Female students at Paradise Valley Engineering Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 82.73 922nd 5413 83.0%
2019 73.78 1347th 5492 75.5%
2022 76.84 1251st 5635 77.8%
2023 78.34 1162nd 5617 79.3%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Paradise Valley Engineering Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 73.50 365th 2128 82.8%
2019 48.73 1014th 2585 60.8%
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Rank History for Male students at Paradise Valley Engineering Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 73.31 1351st 5431 75.1%
2019 71.85 1446th 5510 73.8%
2022 61.43 1893rd 5663 66.6%
2023 53.09 2280th 5650 59.6%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Paradise Valley Engineering Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 72.52 1011th 4830 79.1%
2019 54.04 2033rd 4963 59.0%
2022 63.95 1436th 5084 71.8%
2023 43.55 2642nd 5098 48.2%
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Rank History for White students at Paradise Valley Engineering Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 67.40 925th 2737 66.2%
2019 67.38 926th 2834 67.3%
2022 60.10 1158th 2726 57.5%
2023 60.36 1098th 2662 58.8%
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Data source: test scores: California Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Enrollment information for Paradise Valley Engineering Academy

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 518 6 24 91 0 n/a n/a 0 639
1989 515 8 32 111 0 n/a n/a 0 666
1990 525 9 43 116 0 n/a n/a 0 693
1991 495 7 35 184 0 n/a n/a 0 721
1992 506 11 44 173 4 n/a n/a 0 738
1993 538 11 49 201 2 n/a n/a 0 801
1994 501 4 44 138 2 n/a n/a 0 689
1995 479 3 38 139 2 n/a n/a 0 661
1996 479 3 38 139 2 n/a n/a 0 661
1997 509 8 34 164 1 n/a n/a 0 716
1998 520 9 42 154 0 n/a n/a 0 725
1999 502 12 33 160 0 n/a n/a 0 707
2000 495 10 34 200 2 n/a n/a 0 741
2001 507 12 43 212 4 n/a n/a 0 778
2002 309 13 42 150 4 n/a n/a 3 521
2003 309 13 42 150 4 n/a n/a 3 521
2004 282 7 34 155 3 n/a n/a 10 491
2005 258 5 36 151 3 n/a n/a 36 489
2006 265 15 42 158 3 n/a n/a 0 483
2007 244 9 33 145 1 n/a n/a 61 493
2008 258 11 38 163 3 n/a n/a 0 473
2009 274 10 41 150 1 2 37 0 515
2010 306 8 38 170 3 0 10 0 535
2011 338 9 49 199 2 0 1 0 598
2012 364 8 61 234 3 0 11 0 681
2013 361 7 67 240 4 0 15 0 694
2014 355 7 62 251 4 0 17 0 696
2015 318 6 54 252 6 1 24 0 661
2016 303 4 51 242 6 1 23 0 630
2017 235 5 47 195 6 1 19 0 508
2018 205 5 45 171 5 2 23 0 456
2019 176 1 40 164 4 2 23 0 410
2020 161 3 35 153 2 1 31 0 386
2021 138 3 32 167 1 0 39 0 380
2022 128 4 25 159 2 2 44 0 364
2023 129 4 29 151 0 1 51 0 365

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

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Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Paradise Valley Engineering Academy

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 639 29.5 21.6 n/a
1989 666 28.6 23.2 n/a
1990 693 29.6 23.4 n/a
1991 721 29.5 24.4 n/a
1992 738 30.0 24.6 19.9
1993 801 31.5 25.4 22.8
1994 689 27.0 25.5 16.7
1995 661 26.6 24.8 17.1
1996 661 26.6 24.8 17.1
1997 716 29.6 24.2 17
1998 725 32.0 22.7 16.8
1999 707 34.1 20.7 19.2
2000 741 31.5 23.5 20.4
2001 778 37.0 21.0 11.7
2002 521 25.0 20.8 20.1
2003 521 25.0 20.8 20.1
2004 491 24.0 20.5 21.4
2005 489 24.0 20.4 25.8
2006 483 24.0 20.1 23.6
2007 493 25.0 19.7 25.7
2008 473 26.5 17.8 24.7
2009 515 24.0 19.1 16.9
2010 535 25.0 21.4 18.9
2011 598 n/a n/a 18.2
2012 681 25.0 27.2 n/a
2013 694 25.1 27.6 21.6
2014 696 27.0 25.7 20.5
2015 661 27.0 24.4 24.8
2016 630 26.0 24.2 26.8
2017 508 22.0 23.0 24.4
2018 456 20.0 22.8 26.8
2019 410 18.5 22.1 22.2
2020 386 n/a n/a 23.1
2021 380 16.0 23.7 28.9
2022 364 15.3 23.7 34.6
2023 365 16.0 22.7 29.6

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 Paradise Valley Engineering Academy

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 639 29.5 21.6 n/a
1989 666 28.6 23.2 n/a
1990 693 29.6 23.4 n/a
1991 721 29.5 24.4 n/a
1992 738 30.0 24.6 19.9
1993 801 31.5 25.4 22.8
1994 689 27.0 25.5 16.7
1995 661 26.6 24.8 17.1
1996 661 26.6 24.8 17.1
1997 716 29.6 24.2 17
1998 725 32.0 22.7 16.8
1999 707 34.1 20.7 19.2
2000 741 31.5 23.5 20.4
2001 778 37.0 21.0 11.7
2002 521 25.0 20.8 20.1
2003 521 25.0 20.8 20.1
2004 491 24.0 20.5 21.4
2005 489 24.0 20.4 25.8
2006 483 24.0 20.1 23.6
2007 493 25.0 19.7 25.7
2008 473 26.5 17.8 24.7
2009 515 24.0 19.1 16.9
2010 535 25.0 21.4 18.9
2011 598 n/a n/a 18.2
2012 681 25.0 27.2 n/a
2013 694 25.1 27.6 21.6
2014 696 27.0 25.7 20.5
2015 661 27.0 24.4 24.8
2016 630 26.0 24.2 26.8
2017 508 22.0 23.0 24.4
2018 456 20.0 22.8 26.8
2019 410 18.5 22.1 22.2
2020 386 n/a n/a 23.1
2021 380 16.0 23.7 28.9
2022 364 15.3 23.7 34.6
2023 365 16.0 22.7 29.6

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

Paradise Valley Engineering Academy

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionConditionalPolioHepatitis BVaricellaDTPMMR
201296.0%2.0%0.0%2.0%96.0%98.0%98.0%97.0%98.0%
201392.0%2.0%0.0%6.0%93.0%98.0%98.0%94.0%96.0%
201492.0%3.0%0.0%5.0%96.0%97.0%92.0%95.0%95.0%
201593.0%0.0%1.0%6.0%94.0%96.0%99.0%94.0%96.0%
201692.0%0.0%0.0%8.0%92.0%95.0%97.0%92.0%95.0%
201791.0%0.0%3.0%6.0%95.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%91.0%93.0%
201895.0%0.0%0.0%5.0%97.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%96.0%96.0%
201993.0%0.0%0.0%93.0%≥95.0%≥95.0%93.0%93.0%
202193.4%0.0%0.0%94.7%93.4%96.1%94.7%93.4%

Data source: California Department of Public Health
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Paradise Valley Engineering Academy

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $4,921

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Paradise Valley Engineering Academy

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 1416th of 5789 Elementary schoolsRanks 1716th of 5874 Elementary schools
 4.8%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Paradise Valley Engineering Academy)46.743.9
 2.8%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Morgan Hill Unified)43.336.8
 6.6%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.543
 5.6%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Paradise Valley Engineering Academy)6052.6
 7.4%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Morgan Hill Unified)46.840.3
 6.5%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (California)50.245.1
 5.1%
4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Paradise Valley Engineering Academy)66.756
 10.7%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Morgan Hill Unified)4640.7
 5.3%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)49.543.7
 5.7%
4th Grade Mathematics (Paradise Valley Engineering Academy)68.560
 8.5%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Morgan Hill Unified)41.941.2
 0.6%
   4th Grade Mathematics (California)44.940.8
 4.1%
5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Paradise Valley Engineering Academy)63.850
 13.8%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Morgan Hill Unified)50.347.7
 2.6%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)51.746.7
 5%
5th Grade Mathematics (Paradise Valley Engineering Academy)56.442.7
 13.7%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Morgan Hill Unified)34.831.4
 3.3%
   5th Grade Mathematics (California)3833.4
 4.6%
5th Grade Science (Paradise Valley Engineering Academy)45.741.2
 4.6%
   5th Grade Science (Morgan Hill Unified)32.631.2
 1.4%
   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 Students410365
 11%
African American14
 300%
American Indian40
 100%
Asian4029
 27.5%
Hispanic164151
 7.9%
Pacific Islander21
 50%
White176129
 26.7%
Two or More Races2351
 121.7%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients22.2%29.6%
 7.4%


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In the 2022-23 school year, 365 students attended Paradise Valley Engineering Academy.

Paradise Valley Engineering Academy ranks 1716th of 5874 California elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.

Students at Paradise Valley Engineering Academy are 41% Hispanic, 35% White, 14% Two or more races, 8% Asian, 1% African American.

Students who attend Paradise Valley Engineering Academy usually go on to attend:

Middle : Lewis H. Britton Middle
High : Live Oak High


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