Birch Grove Intermediate

Summary:

Birch Grove Intermediate is a public elementary school serving grades 3-5 in Newark, California, part of the Newark Unified School District. With a diverse student population, the school consistently outperforms the district and state in academic assessments, ranking in the top 30% of California elementary schools.

Birch Grove Intermediate's strong performance is evident across key metrics. In the 2022-2023 school year, the school had significantly higher percentages of students proficient or better in Smarter Balanced Assessments for English Language Arts/Literacy and Mathematics compared to the district and state averages. For example, in 3rd grade English Language Arts/Literacy, Birch Grove Intermediate had 61.22% proficient or better, compared to 44.41% for the district and 42.96% for the state. The school also ranks in the top 50% of California elementary schools for Asian students, English Language Learners, and students with disabilities.

While Birch Grove Intermediate outperforms other schools in the Newark Unified School District, such as John F. Kennedy Elementary and Lincoln Elementary, it lags behind some higher-performing schools in the neighboring Fremont Unified School District, like Tom Maloney Elementary and Joseph Azevada Elementary. Additionally, the school's increasing chronic absenteeism rate is an area of concern that requires attention.


Detail:

Public 3-5

 37490 Birch St.
       Newark, CA  94560-4140


(510) 818-3600

District: Newark Unified

SchoolDigger Rank:
1345th of 5,874 California Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $9,477 Help


Students who attend Birch Grove Intermediate usually attend:

Middle:    Newark Middle
High:    Newark Memorial High

Student/teacher ratio:  28.6 Help
Number of students:  315

Racial breakdown:

Asian:
38.4%
Hispanic:
36.5%
White:
12.1%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  29.5% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Birch Grove Intermediate ranks better than 77.1% of elementary schools in California. It also ranks first among 5 ranked elementary schools in the Newark Unified School District! (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 75.66. (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 Birch Grove Intermediate has the smallest elementary school student body size in the Newark Unified School District. Student population at Birch Grove Intermediate is diverse. Racial makeup is: Asian (38.4%), Hispanic (36.5%), White (12.1%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 29.5% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the lowest percentage in the Newark Unified School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Birch Grove Intermediate is 28.6, which is the highest among 6 elementary schools in the Newark Unified School District! (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Birch Grove Intermediate is $9,477, which is the lowest among 6 elementary schools in the Newark Unified School District!
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Birch Grove Intermediate:

SchoolDigger ranks Birch Grove Intermediate 1345th of 5874 California public elementary schools. (See Birch Grove Intermediate in the ranking list.)

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Newark Unified:

SchoolDigger ranks Newark Unified 766th of 1563 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Birch Grove Intermediate

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Rank History for all students at Birch Grove Intermediate

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 37.45 2779th 4809 42.2%
2005 34.58 3027th 4822 37.2%
2006 43.59 2521st 4818 47.7%
2007 27.05 3778th 5113 26.1%
2008 32.14 3440th 5113 32.7%
2009 38.96 3114th 5193 40.0%
2010 36.77 3369th 5314 36.6%
2011 41.49 3136th 5377 41.7%
2012 41.38 3174th 5390 41.1%
2013 49.39 2726th 5530 50.7%
2015 50.25 2429th 5611 56.7%
2016 40.73 3034th 5614 46.0%
2017 61.17 1964th 5692 65.5%
2018 65.01 1809th 5662 68.1%
2019 68.49 1673rd 5789 71.1%
2022 79.76 1196th 5883 79.7%
2023 75.66 1345th 5874 77.1%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Birch Grove Intermediate

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 47.10 370th 610 39.3%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Birch Grove Intermediate

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 57.50 951st 3246 70.7%
2019 57.10 930th 3275 71.6%
2022 66.76 551st 3311 83.4%
2023 45.49 1453rd 3250 55.3%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Birch Grove Intermediate

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 55.20 771st 2420 68.1%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Birch Grove Intermediate

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 62.48 1600th 5084 68.5%
2019 59.84 1790th 5173 65.4%
2022 66.75 1326th 5264 74.8%
2023 56.05 1981st 5374 63.1%
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Rank History for Female students at Birch Grove Intermediate

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 60.40 1958th 5413 63.8%
2019 61.98 1893rd 5492 65.5%
2022 80.50 1091st 5635 80.6%
2023 78.44 1157th 5617 79.4%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Birch Grove Intermediate

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 34.99 1218th 2128 42.8%
2019 54.89 847th 2585 67.2%
2022 62.31 551st 2227 75.3%
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Rank History for Male students at Birch Grove Intermediate

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 66.98 1610th 5431 70.4%
2019 71.45 1462nd 5510 73.5%
2022 76.57 1260th 5663 77.8%
2023 69.62 1524th 5650 73.0%
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Rank History for Asian students at Birch Grove Intermediate

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 47.46 699th 1071 34.7%
2019 53.06 678th 1149 41.0%
2022 74.36 293rd 1154 74.6%
2023 61.38 587th 1190 50.7%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Birch Grove Intermediate

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 47.01 2404th 4830 50.2%
2019 43.60 2708th 4963 45.4%
2022 51.80 2081st 5084 59.1%
2023 56.74 1836th 5098 64.0%
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Rank History for White students at Birch Grove Intermediate

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 42.06 1757th 2737 35.8%
2019 41.21 1818th 2834 35.9%
2022 55.69 1299th 2726 52.3%
2023 51.69 1384th 2662 48.0%
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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 Birch Grove Intermediate

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 255 30 96 123 0 n/a n/a 0 504
1989 289 27 96 118 0 n/a n/a 0 530
1990 278 29 112 124 0 n/a n/a 0 543
1991 220 35 130 175 0 n/a n/a 0 560
1992 222 32 129 171 2 n/a n/a 0 556
1993 195 28 118 164 6 n/a n/a 0 511
1994 206 46 113 162 3 n/a n/a 0 530
1995 163 45 124 176 3 n/a n/a 0 511
1996 163 45 124 176 3 n/a n/a 0 511
1997 160 37 124 179 4 n/a n/a 0 504
1998 140 34 120 192 5 n/a n/a 0 491
1999 121 28 133 211 5 n/a n/a 6 504
2000 117 24 148 214 4 n/a n/a 8 515
2001 96 33 138 227 4 n/a n/a 0 498
2002 86 39 182 201 2 n/a n/a 0 510
2003 86 39 182 201 2 n/a n/a 0 510
2004 93 48 153 222 3 n/a n/a 0 519
2005 84 50 141 222 1 n/a n/a 7 505
2006 73 45 129 206 2 n/a n/a 8 463
2007 72 45 106 203 2 n/a n/a 4 432
2008 62 55 111 227 1 n/a n/a 0 456
2009 57 33 113 219 2 9 8 0 441
2010 54 33 103 205 1 3 5 0 404
2011 35 30 98 208 1 4 8 0 384
2012 38 25 98 220 1 6 11 0 399
2013 33 24 98 226 0 4 10 0 395
2014 27 18 93 219 1 5 9 0 372
2015 24 19 96 213 0 3 9 0 364
2016 17 18 93 213 1 5 7 0 354
2017 59 28 164 196 2 10 27 0 486
2018 52 28 162 180 1 6 29 0 458
2019 60 22 156 165 2 7 26 0 438
2020 59 18 178 165 1 6 36 0 463
2021 55 12 186 150 2 7 41 0 453
2022 61 8 171 136 3 6 37 0 422
2023 38 7 121 115 2 5 27 0 315

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 Birch Grove Intermediate

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 504 20.0 25.2 n/a
1989 530 22.0 24.0 n/a
1990 543 21.9 24.7 n/a
1991 560 24.0 23.3 n/a
1992 556 24.4 22.7 31.1
1993 511 20.0 25.6 47.4
1994 530 23.0 23.0 40.6
1995 511 24.0 21.3 39.3
1996 511 24.0 21.3 39.3
1997 504 27.5 18.3 42.1
1998 491 26.0 18.9 38.7
1999 504 31.0 16.3 40.4
2000 515 30.3 17.0 39.4
2001 498 27.0 18.4 45.6
2002 510 29.6 17.2 39.8
2003 510 29.6 17.2 39.8
2004 519 28.9 18.0 11.6
2005 505 28.8 17.5 43.4
2006 463 26.8 17.3 36.3
2007 432 25.0 17.3 50.7
2008 456 26.4 17.3 56.8
2009 441 24.7 17.1 69.8
2010 404 17.0 23.7 69.3
2011 384 n/a n/a 64.8
2012 399 17.5 22.8 n/a
2013 395 18.8 21.0 71.4
2014 372 14.0 26.5 73.7
2015 364 14.0 26.0 67.6
2016 354 15.0 23.6 65.3
2017 486 4.4 110.4 38.7
2018 458 13.4 34.1 44.8
2019 438 12.6 34.7 41.3
2020 463 n/a n/a 35.2
2021 453 17.0 26.6 40.2
2022 422 17.0 24.8 28
2023 315 11.0 28.6 29.5

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 Birch Grove Intermediate

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 504 20.0 25.2 n/a
1989 530 22.0 24.0 n/a
1990 543 21.9 24.7 n/a
1991 560 24.0 23.3 n/a
1992 556 24.4 22.7 31.1
1993 511 20.0 25.6 47.4
1994 530 23.0 23.0 40.6
1995 511 24.0 21.3 39.3
1996 511 24.0 21.3 39.3
1997 504 27.5 18.3 42.1
1998 491 26.0 18.9 38.7
1999 504 31.0 16.3 40.4
2000 515 30.3 17.0 39.4
2001 498 27.0 18.4 45.6
2002 510 29.6 17.2 39.8
2003 510 29.6 17.2 39.8
2004 519 28.9 18.0 11.6
2005 505 28.8 17.5 43.4
2006 463 26.8 17.3 36.3
2007 432 25.0 17.3 50.7
2008 456 26.4 17.3 56.8
2009 441 24.7 17.1 69.8
2010 404 17.0 23.7 69.3
2011 384 n/a n/a 64.8
2012 399 17.5 22.8 n/a
2013 395 18.8 21.0 71.4
2014 372 14.0 26.5 73.7
2015 364 14.0 26.0 67.6
2016 354 15.0 23.6 65.3
2017 486 4.4 110.4 38.7
2018 458 13.4 34.1 44.8
2019 438 12.6 34.7 41.3
2020 463 n/a n/a 35.2
2021 453 17.0 26.6 40.2
2022 422 17.0 24.8 28
2023 315 11.0 28.6 29.5

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

Birch Grove Intermediate

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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%
201396.0%0.0%0.0%4.0%98.0%100.0%98.0%100.0%98.0%
201494.0%0.0%0.0%6.0%98.0%100.0%100.0%96.0%100.0%
201594.0%0.0%0.0%6.0%96.0%98.0%96.0%96.0%96.0%
201689.0%0.0%0.0%11.0%95.0%95.0%97.0%95.0%92.0%

Data source: California Department of Public Health
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Birch Grove Intermediate

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $9,477

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Birch Grove Intermediate

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 1673rd of 5789 Elementary schoolsRanks 1345th of 5874 Elementary schools
 6%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Birch Grove Intermediate)58.561.2
 2.7%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Newark Unified)45.444.4
 1%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.543
 5.6%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Birch Grove Intermediate)61.363.1
 1.8%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Newark Unified)48.951
 2.1%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (California)50.245.1
 5.1%
4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Birch Grove Intermediate)54.159.5
 5.3%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Newark Unified)47.349
 1.7%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)49.543.7
 5.7%
4th Grade Mathematics (Birch Grove Intermediate)56.956.9
 0%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Newark Unified)47.248.9
 1.7%
   4th Grade Mathematics (California)44.940.8
 4.1%
5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Birch Grove Intermediate)55.153.9
 1.3%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Newark Unified)52.243.3
 8.9%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)51.746.7
 5%
5th Grade Mathematics (Birch Grove Intermediate)51.442.4
 9%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Newark Unified)39.231.3
 7.9%
   5th Grade Mathematics (California)3833.4
 4.6%
5th Grade Science (Birch Grove Intermediate)40.743.5
 2.7%
   5th Grade Science (Newark Unified)31.430.9
 0.5%
   5th Grade Science (California)31.731.9
 0.1%
6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Birch Grove Intermediate)49.651.6
 2%
   6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Newark Unified)47.146.2
 0.9%
   6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.545.1
 3.3%
6th Grade Mathematics (Birch Grove Intermediate)53.843.2
 10.6%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Newark Unified)41.334.2
 7.2%
   6th Grade Mathematics (California)38.532.5
 6%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students438315
 28.1%
African American227
 68.2%
American Indian22
Asian156121
 22.4%
Hispanic165115
 30.3%
Pacific Islander75
 28.6%
White6038
 36.7%
Two or More Races2627
 3.8%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients41.3%29.5%
 11.8%


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In the 2022-23 school year, 315 students attended Birch Grove Intermediate.

Birch Grove Intermediate ranks 1345th of 5874 California elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.

Students who attend Birch Grove Intermediate usually go on to attend:

Middle : Newark Middle
High : Newark Memorial High

Students at Birch Grove Intermediate are 38% Asian, 37% Hispanic, 12% White, 9% Two or more races, 2% African American, 2% Pacific Islander.


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