Bancroft Elementary

Summary:

Bancroft Elementary is a public elementary school in Walnut Creek, California, serving students from kindergarten to 5th grade. With a diverse student population, the school consistently outperforms its district and state counterparts in academic achievement, ranking among the top 20-25% of California elementary schools.

Bancroft Elementary's strong performance is particularly notable in English Language Arts and Mathematics, where over 57% of students are proficient or better, compared to just 46% and 36% for the Mt. Diablo Unified district, respectively. The school's Science scores are also impressive, with 49% of students proficient or better, outpacing both the district and state averages. Bancroft's academic excellence extends across grade levels, with 3rd, 4th, and 5th-grade students consistently outperforming their peers in the district and state.

While Bancroft Elementary outperforms many nearby schools in the Mt. Diablo Unified district, such as Cambridge Elementary, Fair Oaks Elementary, and Ygnacio Valley Elementary, it is outperformed by schools in the neighboring Walnut Creek Elementary district, such as Indian Valley Elementary and Buena Vista Elementary, which consistently rank among the top 10-15% of California elementary schools. Additionally, Bancroft's increasing chronic absenteeism rate is an area of concern that the school and district should address.


Detail:

Public K-5

 2200 Parish Dr.
       Walnut Creek, CA  94598-1524


(925) 933-3405

District: Mt. Diablo Unified

SchoolDigger Rank:
1192nd of 5,868 California Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $10,843 Help


Students who attend Bancroft Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Foothill Middle
High:    Northgate High

Student/teacher ratio:  27.0 Help
Number of students:  675

Racial breakdown:

White:
29.3%
Two or more races:
28.4%
Hispanic:
26.7%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  11% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Bancroft Elementary ranks better than 79.7% of elementary schools in California. It also ranks 9th among 30 ranked elementary schools in the Mt. Diablo Unified School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 79.2. (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 Bancroft Elementary is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (29.3%), two or more races (28.4%), Hispanic (26.7%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 11% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Bancroft Elementary is 27. 16 elementary schools in the Mt. Diablo Unified School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Bancroft Elementary is $10,843. 26 elementary schools in the Mt. Diablo Unified School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Bancroft Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Bancroft Elementary 1192nd of 5868 California public elementary schools. (See Bancroft Elementary in the ranking list.)

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Mt. Diablo Unified:

SchoolDigger ranks Mt. Diablo Unified 737th of 1560 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Bancroft Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Bancroft Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 96.04 180th 4809 96.3%
2005 91.82 395th 4822 91.8%
2006 88.33 573rd 4818 88.1%
2007 76.77 1103rd 5113 78.4%
2008 83.16 828th 5113 83.8%
2009 82.03 887th 5193 82.9%
2010 77.38 1116th 5314 79.0%
2011 82.96 849th 5377 84.2%
2012 82.18 901st 5390 83.3%
2013 86.95 654th 5530 88.2%
2015 83.21 971st 5611 82.7%
2016 87.21 786th 5614 86.0%
2017 81.97 1047th 5692 81.6%
2018 79.49 1161st 5662 79.5%
2019 77.48 1269th 5789 78.1%
2021 84.68 211th 1417 85.1%
2022 82.81 1053rd 5883 82.1%
2023 79.20 1185th 5848 79.7%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Bancroft Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 61.74 153rd 339 54.9%
2019 68.30 143rd 445 67.9%
2022 49.08 358th 610 41.3%
2023 31.87 499th 667 25.2%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Bancroft Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 60.24 651st 2416 73.1%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Bancroft Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 70.60 1149th 5084 77.4%
2019 68.24 1270th 5173 75.4%
2021 64.46 310th 1110 72.1%
2022 71.07 1122nd 5264 78.7%
2023 35.00 3471st 5355 35.2%
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Rank History for Female students at Bancroft Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 74.17 1326th 5413 75.5%
2019 69.70 1510th 5492 72.5%
2021 80.13 231st 1267 81.8%
2022 80.82 1067th 5635 81.1%
2023 77.51 1185th 5595 78.8%
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Rank History for Male students at Bancroft Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 82.64 951st 5431 82.5%
2019 81.72 987th 5510 82.1%
2021 85.87 180th 1272 85.8%
2022 82.35 994th 5663 82.4%
2023 78.37 1151st 5627 79.5%
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Rank History for Asian students at Bancroft Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 48.51 720th 1149 37.3%
2023 58.47 628th 1183 46.9%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Bancroft Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 69.47 1170th 4830 75.8%
2019 58.98 1753rd 4963 64.7%
2022 81.34 692nd 5084 86.4%
2023 86.16 497th 5079 90.2%
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Rank History for White students at Bancroft Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 58.25 1254th 2737 54.2%
2019 48.09 1611th 2834 43.2%
2022 59.81 1168th 2726 57.2%
2023 50.77 1401st 2659 47.3%
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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.

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Enrollment information for Bancroft Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 447 7 59 34 0 n/a n/a 0 547
1989 444 8 57 40 2 n/a n/a 0 551
1990 466 9 68 43 0 n/a n/a 0 586
1991 444 9 57 42 1 n/a n/a 0 553
1992 427 11 80 37 3 n/a n/a 0 558
1993 428 8 73 40 4 n/a n/a 0 553
1994 450 10 84 39 2 n/a n/a 0 585
1995 450 9 102 32 7 n/a n/a 0 600
1996 450 9 102 32 7 n/a n/a 0 600
1997 443 12 117 25 7 n/a n/a 0 604
1998 419 11 100 37 4 n/a n/a 0 571
1999 384 11 110 39 5 n/a n/a 0 549
2000 398 8 100 48 4 n/a n/a 0 558
2001 362 8 95 47 6 n/a n/a 0 518
2002 284 11 101 38 1 n/a n/a 0 435
2003 284 11 101 38 1 n/a n/a 0 435
2004 267 13 91 31 3 n/a n/a 0 405
2005 265 12 114 35 3 n/a n/a 0 429
2006 255 15 124 32 4 n/a n/a 0 430
2007 256 13 112 27 5 n/a n/a 0 413
2008 245 12 109 34 4 n/a n/a 0 404
2009 253 11 110 38 5 10 16 0 443
2010 251 10 110 39 4 10 25 0 449
2011 257 6 98 49 4 12 34 0 460
2012 241 7 88 64 1 12 52 0 465
2013 239 7 76 81 0 13 50 0 466
2014 253 5 73 85 0 6 63 0 485
2015 265 9 94 94 0 3 60 0 525
2016 288 10 95 100 1 3 62 0 559
2017 287 8 102 120 0 3 78 0 598
2018 298 12 97 132 0 1 88 0 628
2019 277 5 118 151 0 2 92 0 645
2020 287 5 113 166 0 2 88 0 661
2021 254 1 95 145 0 4 109 0 608
2022 196 4 91 164 0 3 136 1 595
2023 198 4 97 180 1 3 192 0 675

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 Bancroft Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 547 22.0 24.8 n/a
1989 551 22.5 24.4 n/a
1990 586 21.5 27.2 n/a
1991 553 21.5 25.7 n/a
1992 558 21.8 25.5 3.6
1993 553 20.5 27.0 4.9
1994 585 20.5 28.5 6
1995 600 23.5 25.5 5.8
1996 600 23.5 25.5 5.8
1997 604 25.9 23.3 6.8
1998 571 25.0 22.8 6.3
1999 549 27.0 20.3 7.7
2000 558 25.0 22.3 6.8
2001 518 22.8 22.7 5
2002 435 22.7 19.2 99.3
2003 435 22.7 19.2 99.3
2004 405 21.0 19.3 4
2005 429 20.5 20.9 5.1
2006 430 19.5 22.1 0
2007 413 21.3 19.4 4.8
2008 404 21.9 18.4 5.7
2009 443 20.1 21.0 6.5
2010 449 17.4 25.8 8
2011 460 n/a n/a 12.6
2012 465 17.8 26.1 n/a
2013 466 18.2 25.6 17
2014 485 17.0 28.5 16.3
2015 525 19.0 27.6 12.8
2016 559 20.0 27.9 11.4
2017 598 23.0 26.0 10.5
2018 628 25.1 25.0 14
2019 645 24.6 26.2 13.6
2020 661 n/a n/a 10
2021 608 25.0 24.3 9
2022 595 24.0 24.7 19.8
2023 675 25.0 27.0 11

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 Bancroft Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 547 22.0 24.8 n/a
1989 551 22.5 24.4 n/a
1990 586 21.5 27.2 n/a
1991 553 21.5 25.7 n/a
1992 558 21.8 25.5 3.6
1993 553 20.5 27.0 4.9
1994 585 20.5 28.5 6
1995 600 23.5 25.5 5.8
1996 600 23.5 25.5 5.8
1997 604 25.9 23.3 6.8
1998 571 25.0 22.8 6.3
1999 549 27.0 20.3 7.7
2000 558 25.0 22.3 6.8
2001 518 22.8 22.7 5
2002 435 22.7 19.2 99.3
2003 435 22.7 19.2 99.3
2004 405 21.0 19.3 4
2005 429 20.5 20.9 5.1
2006 430 19.5 22.1 0
2007 413 21.3 19.4 4.8
2008 404 21.9 18.4 5.7
2009 443 20.1 21.0 6.5
2010 449 17.4 25.8 8
2011 460 n/a n/a 12.6
2012 465 17.8 26.1 n/a
2013 466 18.2 25.6 17
2014 485 17.0 28.5 16.3
2015 525 19.0 27.6 12.8
2016 559 20.0 27.9 11.4
2017 598 23.0 26.0 10.5
2018 628 25.1 25.0 14
2019 645 24.6 26.2 13.6
2020 661 n/a n/a 10
2021 608 25.0 24.3 9
2022 595 24.0 24.7 19.8
2023 675 25.0 27.0 11

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

Bancroft Elementary

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionConditionalPolioHepatitis BVaricellaDTPMMR
201299.0%0.0%0.0%1.0%100.0%99.0%99.0%100.0%100.0%
201389.0%3.0%0.0%8.0%91.0%94.0%97.0%91.0%92.0%
201487.0%5.0%0.0%8.0%91.0%92.0%94.0%88.0%87.0%
201595.0%3.0%1.0%1.0%95.0%96.0%96.0%95.0%95.0%
201690.0%6.0%0.0%4.0%92.0%90.0%92.0%92.0%92.0%
201797.0%0.0%1.0%2.0%≥99.0%98.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%
201898.0%0.0%1.0%1.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%
201998.0%1.0%1.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%98.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%

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

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $10,843

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Bancroft Elementary

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 1269th of 5789 Elementary schoolsRanks 1185th of 5848 Elementary schools
 1.7%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Bancroft Elementary)68.453.1
 15.3%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Mt. Diablo Unified)4843.3
 4.7%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.543
 5.6%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Bancroft Elementary)7264.9
 7.1%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Mt. Diablo Unified)49.947.3
 2.5%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (California)50.245.1
 5.1%
4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Bancroft Elementary)67.360.8
 6.5%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Mt. Diablo Unified)50.446.9
 3.5%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)49.543.7
 5.7%
4th Grade Mathematics (Bancroft Elementary)63.465.4
 2%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Mt. Diablo Unified)43.746.1
 2.4%
   4th Grade Mathematics (California)44.940.8
 4.1%
5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Bancroft Elementary)61.359.1
 2.1%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Mt. Diablo Unified)48.848.1
 0.7%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)51.746.7
 5%
5th Grade Mathematics (Bancroft Elementary)43.647.3
 3.7%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Mt. Diablo Unified)34.835.9
 1.1%
   5th Grade Mathematics (California)3833.4
 4.6%
5th Grade Science (Bancroft Elementary)37.749.5
 11.8%
   5th Grade Science (Mt. Diablo Unified)32.635.5
 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 Students645675
 4.7%
African American54
 20%
American Indian01
Asian11897
 17.8%
Hispanic151180
 19.2%
Pacific Islander23
 50%
White277198
 28.5%
Two or More Races92192
 108.7%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients13.6%11%
 2.7%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Bancroft Elementary

In the 2022-23 school year, 675 students attended Bancroft Elementary.

Students at Bancroft Elementary are 29% White, 28% Two or more races, 27% Hispanic, 14% Asian.

Students who attend Bancroft Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : Foothill Middle
High : Northgate High

Bancroft Elementary ranks 1192nd of 5868 California elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.


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