P. A. Walsh STEAM Academy

Summary:

P. A. Walsh STEAM Academy is an elementary school in Morgan Hill, California, serving students from kindergarten to 5th grade. With a high percentage of Hispanic students and a large proportion of students from low-socioeconomic backgrounds, the school faces significant challenges, including low academic performance, high chronic absenteeism, and declining statewide rankings.

Despite being part of the Morgan Hill Unified School District, P. A. Walsh STEAM Academy consistently underperforms compared to the district and the state of California in Smarter Balanced Assessments for English Language Arts/Literacy and Mathematics. In the 2022-2023 school year, only 23.79% of its students were proficient or better in English Language Arts/Literacy, compared to 43.08% for the district and 46.66% for the state. The school's performance is particularly low for Hispanic students, English Language Learners, and students from low-socioeconomic backgrounds, ranking in the bottom 10-20% of California elementary schools for these subgroups.

Interestingly, some nearby schools, such as Jackson Academy of Music and Math (JAMM) and Nordstrom Elementary, perform significantly better, with proficiency rates in the 50-60% range for English Language Arts/Literacy and Mathematics. Additionally, the nearby Charter School of Morgan Hill, a public charter school, outperforms P. A. Walsh STEAM Academy, with proficiency rates in the 60-70% range for these subjects. These comparisons highlight the need for targeted interventions and support to improve student outcomes at P. A. Walsh STEAM Academy.


Detail:

Public K-5

 353 West Main Ave.
       Morgan Hill, CA  95037-4530


(408) 201-6500

District: Morgan Hill Unified

SchoolDigger Rank:
4664th of 5,874 California Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $5,501 Help


Students who attend P. A. Walsh STEAM Academy usually attend:

Middle:    Martin Murphy Middle
High:    Ann Sobrato High

Student/teacher ratio:  22.5 Help
Number of students:  423

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
73.3%
White:
13.7%
Asian:
5.7%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  68.1% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details P. A. Walsh STEAM Academy ranks worse than 79.4% of elementary schools in California. It also ranks last 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 21.99. (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: Hispanic (73.3%), White (13.7%), Asian (5.7%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 68.1% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the highest percentage in the Morgan Hill Unified School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at P. A. Walsh STEAM Academy is 22.5, which is the 3rd best among 8 elementary schools in the Morgan Hill Unified School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at P. A. Walsh STEAM Academy is $5,501, which is the 2nd highest among 8 elementary schools in the Morgan Hill Unified School District.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

P. A. Walsh STEAM Academy:

SchoolDigger ranks P. A. Walsh STEAM Academy 4664th of 5874 California public elementary schools. (See P. A. Walsh STEAM 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 P. A. Walsh STEAM Academy

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Rank History for all students at P. A. Walsh STEAM Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 42.05 2545th 4809 47.1%
2005 34.68 3024th 4822 37.3%
2006 29.58 3331st 4818 30.9%
2007 26.40 3841st 5113 24.9%
2008 31.43 3490th 5113 31.7%
2009 24.03 4132nd 5193 20.4%
2010 21.05 4527th 5314 14.8%
2011 18.52 4768th 5377 11.3%
2012 29.50 3981st 5390 26.1%
2013 23.89 4469th 5530 19.2%
2015 29.20 3767th 5611 32.9%
2016 21.28 4498th 5614 19.9%
2017 13.17 5257th 5692 7.6%
2018 11.24 5366th 5662 5.2%
2019 14.70 5263rd 5789 9.1%
2022 26.09 4242nd 5883 27.9%
2023 21.99 4664th 5874 20.6%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at P. A. Walsh STEAM Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 25.71 2671st 3246 17.7%
2019 34.01 2203rd 3275 32.7%
2022 44.53 1502nd 3311 54.6%
2023 40.06 1817th 3250 44.1%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at P. A. Walsh STEAM Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 9.90 4959th 5084 2.5%
2019 15.15 4826th 5173 6.7%
2022 20.84 4583rd 5264 12.9%
2023 14.91 5050th 5374 6.0%
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Rank History for Homeless students at P. A. Walsh STEAM Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 36.86 230th 356 35.4%
2023 47.39 154th 336 54.2%
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Rank History for Female students at P. A. Walsh STEAM Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 14.37 4949th 5413 8.6%
2019 15.31 5010th 5492 8.8%
2022 23.10 4409th 5635 21.8%
2023 21.93 4538th 5617 19.2%
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Rank History for Disabled students at P. A. Walsh STEAM Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 20.90 1928th 2128 9.4%
2019 35.99 1483rd 2585 42.6%
2022 50.98 781st 2227 64.9%
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Rank History for Male students at P. A. Walsh STEAM Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 10.40 5248th 5431 3.4%
2019 15.54 5014th 5510 9.0%
2022 30.22 3761st 5663 33.6%
2023 23.73 4381st 5650 22.5%
See the entire list of Best California Elementary Schools for Male Students!

Rank History for Hispanic students at P. A. Walsh STEAM Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 12.42 4620th 4830 4.3%
2019 18.16 4496th 4963 9.4%
2022 27.26 3931st 5084 22.7%
2023 19.40 4538th 5098 11.0%
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Rank History for White students at P. A. Walsh STEAM Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 18.66 2305th 2726 15.4%
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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 P. A. Walsh STEAM Academy

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 245 3 17 192 5 n/a n/a 0 462
1989 264 3 22 199 3 n/a n/a 0 491
1990 258 4 21 216 2 n/a n/a 0 501
1991 258 2 19 209 4 n/a n/a 0 492
1992 276 6 15 232 2 n/a n/a 0 531
1993 275 0 15 242 2 n/a n/a 0 534
1994 228 1 11 231 2 n/a n/a 0 473
1995 211 13 13 249 3 n/a n/a 0 489
1996 211 13 13 249 3 n/a n/a 0 489
1997 227 20 18 287 2 n/a n/a 0 554
1998 197 11 19 312 5 n/a n/a 0 544
1999 161 2 23 319 2 n/a n/a 0 507
2000 173 7 20 295 4 n/a n/a 6 505
2001 168 5 26 278 2 n/a n/a 21 500
2002 152 11 23 244 1 n/a n/a 3 434
2003 152 11 23 244 1 n/a n/a 3 434
2004 134 15 23 222 1 n/a n/a 8 403
2005 123 15 20 207 1 n/a n/a 21 387
2006 107 11 23 218 1 n/a n/a 6 366
2007 78 5 20 199 1 n/a n/a 33 336
2008 69 5 21 228 1 n/a n/a 0 324
2009 63 6 16 253 2 2 33 0 375
2010 94 6 44 503 7 7 15 0 676
2011 94 7 47 563 3 1 5 0 720
2012 73 10 39 514 3 1 5 0 645
2013 67 14 30 473 2 1 2 0 589
2014 51 17 27 483 1 0 1 0 580
2015 67 14 28 485 3 0 4 0 601
2016 83 15 33 477 1 1 5 0 615
2017 67 8 21 381 0 2 13 0 492
2018 64 3 20 367 4 1 11 0 470
2019 50 1 18 326 4 1 17 0 417
2020 52 1 15 297 2 1 16 0 384
2021 60 1 20 301 2 2 16 0 402
2022 58 2 21 278 3 0 18 0 380
2023 58 4 24 310 4 0 23 0 423

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 P. A. Walsh STEAM Academy

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 462 21.0 22.0 n/a
1989 491 21.9 22.4 n/a
1990 501 22.0 22.7 n/a
1991 492 21.0 23.4 n/a
1992 531 21.3 24.9 41.8
1993 534 21.5 24.8 48.9
1994 473 20.0 23.6 44.6
1995 489 19.5 25.1 56.6
1996 489 19.5 25.1 56.6
1997 554 21.5 25.8 46.4
1998 544 23.0 23.7 50.4
1999 507 25.0 20.3 50.3
2000 505 24.0 21.0 48.3
2001 500 25.0 20.0 52.8
2002 434 22.0 19.7 38.3
2003 434 22.0 19.7 38.3
2004 403 21.0 19.2 45.3
2005 387 21.0 18.4 52.2
2006 366 19.4 18.9 54.7
2007 336 16.8 20.0 57.8
2008 324 20.0 16.2 61.4
2009 375 19.0 17.0 60.3
2010 676 30.5 22.1 70.9
2011 720 n/a n/a 70.7
2012 645 24.0 26.8 n/a
2013 589 21.7 27.1 75.7
2014 580 22.5 25.7 80.7
2015 601 24.0 25.0 73
2016 615 28.0 21.9 73.7
2017 492 23.5 20.9 65.9
2018 470 20.3 23.1 68.9
2019 417 18.0 23.1 69.1
2020 384 n/a n/a 61.7
2021 402 17.1 23.5 63.7
2022 380 15.6 24.3 63.9
2023 423 18.7 22.5 68.1

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 P. A. Walsh STEAM Academy

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 462 21.0 22.0 n/a
1989 491 21.9 22.4 n/a
1990 501 22.0 22.7 n/a
1991 492 21.0 23.4 n/a
1992 531 21.3 24.9 41.8
1993 534 21.5 24.8 48.9
1994 473 20.0 23.6 44.6
1995 489 19.5 25.1 56.6
1996 489 19.5 25.1 56.6
1997 554 21.5 25.8 46.4
1998 544 23.0 23.7 50.4
1999 507 25.0 20.3 50.3
2000 505 24.0 21.0 48.3
2001 500 25.0 20.0 52.8
2002 434 22.0 19.7 38.3
2003 434 22.0 19.7 38.3
2004 403 21.0 19.2 45.3
2005 387 21.0 18.4 52.2
2006 366 19.4 18.9 54.7
2007 336 16.8 20.0 57.8
2008 324 20.0 16.2 61.4
2009 375 19.0 17.0 60.3
2010 676 30.5 22.1 70.9
2011 720 n/a n/a 70.7
2012 645 24.0 26.8 n/a
2013 589 21.7 27.1 75.7
2014 580 22.5 25.7 80.7
2015 601 24.0 25.0 73
2016 615 28.0 21.9 73.7
2017 492 23.5 20.9 65.9
2018 470 20.3 23.1 68.9
2019 417 18.0 23.1 69.1
2020 384 n/a n/a 61.7
2021 402 17.1 23.5 63.7
2022 380 15.6 24.3 63.9
2023 423 18.7 22.5 68.1

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

P. A. Walsh STEAM Academy

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionConditionalPolioHepatitis BVaricellaDTPMMR
201286.0%0.0%0.0%14.0%96.0%96.0%98.0%97.0%93.0%
201395.0%0.0%0.0%5.0%98.0%98.0%98.0%98.0%97.0%
201495.0%0.0%0.0%5.0%98.0%98.0%98.0%98.0%95.0%
201590.0%0.0%0.0%10.0%94.0%93.0%97.0%95.0%92.0%
201698.0%0.0%0.0%2.0%99.0%100.0%98.0%99.0%98.0%
201795.0%0.0%0.0%5.0%97.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%96.0%97.0%
201898.0%0.0%1.0%0.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%
201996.0%0.0%2.0%96.0%96.0%≥98.0%96.0%≥98.0%
202194.9%0.0%0.0%96.2%97.5%94.9%97.5%96.2%
202294.6%0.0%5.4%97.3%94.6%

Data source: California Department of Public Health
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for P. A. Walsh STEAM Academy

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $5,501

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

Impact of COVID-19 on P. A. Walsh STEAM Academy

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 5263rd of 5789 Elementary schoolsRanks 4664th of 5874 Elementary schools
 11.5%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (P. A. Walsh STEAM Academy)32.816.7
 16.1%
   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 (P. A. Walsh STEAM Academy)3020
 10%
   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 (P. A. Walsh STEAM Academy)2323.1
 0.1%
   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 (P. A. Walsh STEAM Academy)16.424.6
 8.2%
   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 (P. A. Walsh STEAM Academy)29.329.6
 0.3%
   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 (P. A. Walsh STEAM Academy)11.823.5
 11.6%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Morgan Hill Unified)34.831.4
 3.3%
   5th Grade Mathematics (California)3833.4
 4.6%
5th Grade Science (P. A. Walsh STEAM Academy)11.817.5
 5.7%
   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 Students417423
 1.4%
African American14
 300%
American Indian44
Asian1824
 33.3%
Hispanic326310
 4.9%
Pacific Islander10
 100%
White5058
 16%
Two or More Races1723
 35.3%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients69.1%68.1%
 1%


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Frequently Asked Questions about P. A. Walsh STEAM Academy

P. A. Walsh STEAM Academy ranks in the bottom 20.6% of California elementary schools.

In the 2022-23 school year, 423 students attended P. A. Walsh STEAM Academy.

Students who attend P. A. Walsh STEAM Academy usually go on to attend:

Middle : Martin Murphy Middle
High : Ann Sobrato High

Students at P. A. Walsh STEAM Academy are 73% Hispanic, 14% White, 6% Asian, 5% Two or more races.


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