Pico Canyon Elementary

Summary:

Pico Canyon Elementary is a public elementary school in Stevenson Ranch, California, serving 808 students in grades K-6. As part of the Newhall School District, which is ranked 268 out of 1,560 districts in the state, Pico Canyon consistently ranks among the top elementary schools in California.

Pico Canyon Elementary's academic performance is exceptional, with 76.52% of students proficient or better in English Language Arts and 71.12% proficient or better in Mathematics, significantly outperforming the Newhall district and California state averages. The school's diverse student population, with 26.98% Hispanic, 30.07% Asian, and 28.59% White students, is notable compared to nearby schools that tend to have a higher concentration of either Hispanic or White students. Despite serving a significant population of low-socioeconomic status students, with 29.7% qualifying for free or reduced-price lunch, Pico Canyon Elementary has maintained a 5-star rating from SchoolDigger for several consecutive years, indicating a consistently high level of academic achievement.

Pico Canyon Elementary outperforms many of the nearby schools, such as Dr. J. Michael McGrath Elementary, Valencia Valley Elementary, and Newhall Elementary, particularly in academic achievement and test scores. However, the school's chronic absenteeism rate has increased from 3.2% in 2017-2018 to 12.1% in 2022-2023, a trend that warrants monitoring to ensure continued student success.


Detail:

Public K-6

 25255 Pico Canyon Rd.
       Stevenson Ranch, CA  91381-1658


(661) 291-4080

District: Newhall

SchoolDigger Rank:
422nd of 5,868 California Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $8,451 Help


Students who attend Pico Canyon Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Rancho Pico Junior High
High:    Academy of the Canyons
    West Ranch High

Student/teacher ratio:  25.8 Help
Number of students:  808

Racial breakdown:

Asian:
30.1%
White:
28.6%
Hispanic:
27.0%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  29.7% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Pico Canyon Elementary ranks better than 92.8% of elementary schools in California. It also ranks 4th among 10 ranked elementary schools in the Newhall School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 94.12. (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 Pico Canyon Elementary has the largest elementary school student body size in the Newhall School District. Student population at Pico Canyon Elementary is diverse. Racial makeup is: Asian (30.1%), White (28.6%), Hispanic (27%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 29.7% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Pico Canyon Elementary is 25.8, which is the 5th best among 10 elementary schools in the Newhall School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Pico Canyon Elementary is $8,451, which is the lowest among 10 elementary schools in the Newhall School District!
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Pico Canyon Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Pico Canyon Elementary 422nd of 5868 California public elementary schools. (See Pico Canyon Elementary in the ranking list.)

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Newhall:

SchoolDigger ranks Newhall 268th of 1560 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Pico Canyon Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Pico Canyon Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 85.48 692nd 4809 85.6%
2005 91.77 399th 4822 91.7%
2006 89.43 514th 4818 89.3%
2007 93.34 327th 5113 93.6%
2008 87.65 617th 5113 87.9%
2009 87.69 603rd 5193 88.4%
2010 90.65 405th 5314 92.4%
2011 89.12 483rd 5377 91.0%
2012 91.80 308th 5390 94.3%
2013 92.77 268th 5530 95.2%
2015 96.11 262nd 5611 95.3%
2016 96.82 175th 5614 96.9%
2017 97.94 90th 5692 98.4%
2018 96.74 164th 5662 97.1%
2019 97.04 145th 5789 97.5%
2021 95.11 89th 1417 93.7%
2022 94.57 397th 5883 93.3%
2023 94.12 420th 5848 92.8%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Pico Canyon Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 79.67 99th 610 83.8%
2023 58.79 311th 667 53.4%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Pico Canyon Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 99.80 3rd 602 99.5%
2022 99.71 14th 3311 99.6%
2023 99.27 23rd 3240 99.3%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Pico Canyon Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 79.93 314th 2416 87.0%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Pico Canyon Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 97.32 64th 5084 98.7%
2019 96.69 85th 5173 98.4%
2021 97.75 14th 1110 98.7%
2022 95.69 156th 5264 97.0%
2023 91.14 341st 5355 93.6%
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Rank History for Female students at Pico Canyon Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 95.06 217th 5413 96.0%
2019 94.54 253rd 5492 95.4%
2021 93.50 95th 1267 92.5%
2022 94.15 359th 5635 93.6%
2023 94.48 329th 5595 94.1%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Pico Canyon Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 67.47 443rd 2128 79.2%
2019 96.71 69th 2585 97.3%
2021 82.58 33rd 293 88.7%
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Rank History for Male students at Pico Canyon Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 96.84 130th 5431 97.6%
2019 97.43 86th 5510 98.4%
2021 94.86 76th 1272 94.0%
2022 93.26 427th 5663 92.5%
2023 91.54 523rd 5627 90.7%
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Rank History for Asian students at Pico Canyon Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 83.15 57th 1071 94.7%
2019 84.25 45th 1149 96.1%
2022 70.80 365th 1154 68.4%
2023 71.60 365th 1183 69.1%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Pico Canyon Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 95.91 109th 4830 97.7%
2019 96.84 91st 4963 98.2%
2022 97.24 103rd 5084 98.0%
2023 93.30 224th 5079 95.6%
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Rank History for White students at Pico Canyon Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 86.71 190th 2737 93.1%
2019 88.37 139th 2834 95.1%
2022 81.75 383rd 2726 86.0%
2023 83.24 298th 2659 88.8%
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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 Pico Canyon Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2004 494 33 125 78 0 n/a n/a 33 763
2005 509 38 171 101 0 n/a n/a 55 874
2006 515 34 181 104 0 n/a n/a 90 924
2007 494 35 202 94 0 n/a n/a 103 928
2008 465 32 204 92 n/a n/a n/a 0 793
2009 440 35 219 91 0 3 163 0 951
2010 444 38 232 217 1 1 66 0 999
2011 432 34 238 216 2 1 73 0 996
2012 415 38 244 223 1 1 61 0 983
2013 403 34 236 232 1 0 55 0 961
2014 387 29 234 246 2 1 62 0 961
2015 365 33 261 248 4 1 57 0 969
2016 361 33 258 238 4 1 61 0 956
2017 330 31 251 249 5 1 75 0 942
2018 320 31 233 251 7 1 68 0 911
2019 288 31 254 260 7 0 67 0 907
2020 271 37 250 235 5 0 68 0 866
2021 286 36 361 280 5 1 89 0 1058
2022 224 20 244 212 1 3 76 0 780
2023 231 16 243 218 3 3 94 0 808

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 Pico Canyon Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2004 763 32.0 23.8 4.2
2005 874 38.0 23.0 5.3
2006 924 40.0 23.1 6.1
2007 928 40.0 23.2 7.8
2008 793 44.1 18.0 7.1
2009 951 41.0 21.4 8.1
2010 999 40.0 24.9 13.7
2011 996 n/a n/a 11.3
2012 983 37.6 26.1 n/a
2013 961 37.6 25.5 13.2
2014 961 38.1 25.2 16
2015 969 39.0 24.8 17.1
2016 956 38.0 25.1 14.7
2017 942 37.8 24.9 15.7
2018 911 36.8 24.7 20.4
2019 907 36.8 24.6 18.3
2020 866 n/a n/a 19.9
2021 1058 42.8 24.7 17.8
2022 780 31.0 25.1 28.1
2023 808 31.2 25.8 29.7

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 Pico Canyon Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2004 763 32.0 23.8 4.2
2005 874 38.0 23.0 5.3
2006 924 40.0 23.1 6.1
2007 928 40.0 23.2 7.8
2008 793 44.1 18.0 7.1
2009 951 41.0 21.4 8.1
2010 999 40.0 24.9 13.7
2011 996 n/a n/a 11.3
2012 983 37.6 26.1 n/a
2013 961 37.6 25.5 13.2
2014 961 38.1 25.2 16
2015 969 39.0 24.8 17.1
2016 956 38.0 25.1 14.7
2017 942 37.8 24.9 15.7
2018 911 36.8 24.7 20.4
2019 907 36.8 24.6 18.3
2020 866 n/a n/a 19.9
2021 1058 42.8 24.7 17.8
2022 780 31.0 25.1 28.1
2023 808 31.2 25.8 29.7

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

Pico Canyon Elementary

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionConditionalPolioHepatitis BVaricellaDTPMMR
201293.0%4.0%1.0%2.0%93.0%95.0%95.0%93.0%93.0%
201389.0%3.0%0.0%8.0%90.0%97.0%96.0%90.0%95.0%
201485.0%4.0%0.0%11.0%89.0%95.0%96.0%89.0%91.0%
201590.0%4.0%0.0%6.0%90.0%94.0%94.0%90.0%90.0%
201698.0%1.0%0.0%1.0%98.0%99.0%99.0%98.0%99.0%
2017≥99.0%≤1.0%≤1.0%≤1.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%
201896.0%0.0%1.0%2.0%98.0%97.0%≥99.0%97.0%≥99.0%
201994.0%5.0%2.0%96.0%98.0%98.0%97.0%96.0%
202097.5%1.6%0.0%
202192.1%0.0%5.1%97.7%98.3%98.3%93.8%95.5%
202293.0%0.0%4.0%98.0%95.0%98.0%

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

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $8,451

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Pico Canyon Elementary

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 145th of 5789 Elementary schoolsRanks 420th of 5848 Elementary schools
 4.7%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Pico Canyon Elementary)82.179.6
 2.6%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Newhall)65.662.2
 3.3%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.543
 5.6%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Pico Canyon Elementary)82.179.6
 2.6%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Newhall)70.565
 5.5%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (California)50.245.1
 5.1%
4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Pico Canyon Elementary)83.571.2
 12.3%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Newhall)68.164.1
 3.9%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)49.543.7
 5.7%
4th Grade Mathematics (Pico Canyon Elementary)86.872
 14.8%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Newhall)72.262.7
 9.5%
   4th Grade Mathematics (California)44.940.8
 4.1%
5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Pico Canyon Elementary)85.177.7
 7.4%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Newhall)71.169.7
 1.4%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)51.746.7
 5%
5th Grade Mathematics (Pico Canyon Elementary)75.261.1
 14.1%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Newhall)63.958.9
 5%
   5th Grade Mathematics (California)3833.4
 4.6%
5th Grade Science (Pico Canyon Elementary)74.160.2
 13.9%
   5th Grade Science (Newhall)53.655.5
 1.9%
   5th Grade Science (California)31.731.9
 0.1%
6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Pico Canyon Elementary)87.978.9
 9%
   6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Newhall)71.170.4
 0.7%
   6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.544.2
 4.3%
6th Grade Mathematics (Pico Canyon Elementary)88.773.3
 15.4%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Newhall)68.463.1
 5.3%
   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 Students907808
 10.9%
African American3116
 48.4%
American Indian73
 57.1%
Asian254243
 4.3%
Hispanic260218
 16.2%
Pacific Islander03
White288231
 19.8%
Two or More Races6794
 40.3%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients18.3%29.7%
 11.4%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Pico Canyon Elementary

In the 2022-23 school year, 808 students attended Pico Canyon Elementary.

Students who attend Pico Canyon Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : Rancho Pico Junior High
High : Academy of the Canyons
High : West Ranch High

Yes. Pico Canyon Elementary ranks in the top 7.2% of California elementary schools.

Students at Pico Canyon Elementary are 30% Asian, 29% White, 27% Hispanic, 12% Two or more races, 2% African American.


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