Christopher Elementary

Summary:

Christopher Elementary is a public elementary school in San Jose, California, serving 415 students from kindergarten to 8th grade. The school is part of the Oak Grove Elementary School District, which has a 3-star rating out of 5.

Christopher Elementary faces significant challenges, with consistently low academic performance, high chronic absenteeism, and a high percentage of economically disadvantaged students. The school has consistently ranked in the bottom 10-20% of California elementary schools, with only 18.07% of students proficient or better in English Language Arts/Literacy, compared to 47.75% in the district and 46.66% statewide. Chronic absenteeism has also risen dramatically, from 7.3% in 2017-2018 to 37.6% in 2022-2023. Meanwhile, the percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch has increased from 40.05% to 61.2% in the same period.

While nearby public schools like Stipe (Samuel) Elementary and Hayes Elementary also face challenges, the nearby Rocketship Spark Academy and Rocketship Rising Stars charter schools significantly outperform Christopher Elementary and the other public schools in the area, suggesting that targeted interventions and support could help address the school's issues.


Detail:

Public K-8

 565 Coyote Rd.
       San Jose, CA  95111-2599


(408) 227-8550

District: Oak Grove Elementary

SchoolDigger Rank:
5490th of 5,868 California Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $12,071 Help


Students who attend Christopher Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Davis (Caroline) Intermediate
High:    Andrew P. Hill High

Student/teacher ratio:  25.9 Help
Number of students:  415

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
82.4%
Asian:
10.1%
White:
5.1%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  61.2% Help


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Compare Details Christopher Elementary ranks worse than 93.6% of elementary schools in California. It also ranks last among 14 ranked elementary schools in the Oak Grove Elementary School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 12.94. (See more...)
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Compare Details Christopher Elementary ranks worse than 79.5% of middle schools in California. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 20.66. (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 Racial makeup is: Hispanic (82.4%), Asian (10.1%), White (5.1%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 61.2% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the highest percentage in the Oak Grove Elementary School District. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Christopher Elementary is 25.9. 10 elementary schools in the Oak Grove Elementary School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Christopher Elementary is $12,071, which is the 4th highest among 14 elementary schools in the Oak Grove Elementary School District.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Christopher Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Christopher Elementary 5490th of 5868 California public elementary schools. (See Christopher Elementary in the ranking list.)

Elementary School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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SchoolDigger ranks Christopher Elementary 2225th of 2798 California public middle schools. (See Christopher Elementary in the ranking list.)

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Oak Grove Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Oak Grove Elementary 629th of 1560 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Christopher Elementary

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Rank History for all elementary school students at Christopher Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 26.12 3478th 4809 27.7%
2005 20.80 3913th 4822 18.9%
2006 30.72 3258th 4818 32.4%
2007 38.35 3018th 5113 41.0%
2008 31.70 3470th 5113 32.1%
2009 31.05 3628th 5193 30.1%
2010 44.23 2903rd 5314 45.4%
2011 38.20 3371st 5377 37.3%
2012 43.71 3028th 5390 43.8%
2013 32.88 3821st 5530 30.9%
2015 31.12 3613th 5611 35.6%
2016 23.05 4343rd 5614 22.6%
2017 32.38 3653rd 5692 35.8%
2018 30.63 3782nd 5662 33.2%
2019 32.37 3741st 5789 35.4%
2022 15.94 5276th 5883 10.3%
2023 12.94 5470th 5848 6.5%
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Rank History for elementary school English Language Learner students at Christopher Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 48.71 1317th 3246 59.4%
2019 42.81 1618th 3275 50.6%
2022 32.71 2393rd 3311 27.7%
2023 39.51 1853rd 3240 42.8%
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Rank History for elementary school Low Socio Economic Status students at Christopher Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 38.81 3114th 5084 38.7%
2019 42.21 2957th 5173 42.8%
2022 13.63 5044th 5264 4.2%
2023 13.31 5132nd 5355 4.2%
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Rank History for elementary school Female students at Christopher Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 33.37 3523rd 5413 34.9%
2019 22.21 4445th 5492 19.1%
2022 14.90 5194th 5635 7.8%
2023 10.17 5476th 5595 2.1%
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Rank History for elementary school Male students at Christopher Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 29.89 3710th 5431 31.7%
2019 43.90 2778th 5510 49.6%
2022 18.83 4827th 5663 14.8%
2023 18.41 4857th 5627 13.7%
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Rank History for elementary school Hispanic students at Christopher Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 32.69 3372nd 4830 30.2%
2019 34.82 3328th 4963 32.9%
2022 15.06 4797th 5084 5.6%
2023 13.60 4854th 5079 4.4%
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Data source: test scores: California Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Rank History for Christopher Elementary

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Rank History for all middle school students at Christopher Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2012 54.32 971st 2259 57.0%
2013 34.75 1570th 2379 34.0%
2015 35.34 1466th 2477 40.8%
2016 32.80 1556th 2497 37.7%
2017 33.27 1582nd 2508 36.9%
2018 51.57 1051st 2480 57.6%
2019 44.71 1304th 2715 52.0%
2022 30.46 1756th 2740 35.9%
2023 20.66 2219th 2788 20.4%
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Rank History for middle school English Language Learner students at Christopher Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 29.27 1163rd 1442 19.3%
2023 32.98 1072nd 1523 29.6%
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Rank History for middle school Low Socio Economic Status students at Christopher Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 60.71 681st 2230 69.5%
2019 59.00 756th 2369 68.1%
2022 35.67 1489th 2458 39.4%
2023 18.96 2200th 2535 13.2%
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Rank History for middle school Female students at Christopher Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 54.60 917th 2262 59.5%
2019 55.69 918th 2380 61.4%
2022 24.31 1868th 2509 25.5%
2023 20.45 2072nd 2535 18.3%
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Rank History for middle school Male students at Christopher Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 35.36 1388th 2273 38.9%
2019 18.03 2057th 2407 14.5%
2022 37.49 1411th 2527 44.2%
2023 24.39 1888th 2546 25.8%
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Rank History for middle school Hispanic students at Christopher Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 61.56 627th 2072 69.7%
2019 51.58 896th 2213 59.5%
2022 37.82 1363rd 2359 42.2%
2023 22.97 1898th 2379 20.2%
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Data source: test scores: California Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Enrollment information for Christopher Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 245 46 46 293 13 n/a n/a 0 643
1989 162 48 54 256 4 n/a n/a 0 524
1990 134 24 60 283 7 n/a n/a 0 508
1991 151 27 88 272 5 n/a n/a 0 543
1992 137 32 83 299 3 n/a n/a 0 554
1993 126 26 75 301 2 n/a n/a 0 530
1994 112 31 67 328 0 n/a n/a 0 538
1995 91 27 63 355 2 n/a n/a 0 538
1996 91 27 63 355 2 n/a n/a 0 538
1997 96 35 66 361 3 n/a n/a 0 561
1998 79 42 64 410 4 n/a n/a 0 599
1999 75 40 76 422 3 n/a n/a 0 616
2000 44 29 65 401 2 n/a n/a 0 541
2001 39 16 56 386 2 n/a n/a 21 520
2002 30 17 55 407 3 n/a n/a 32 544
2003 30 17 55 407 3 n/a n/a 32 544
2004 25 17 44 415 5 n/a n/a 30 536
2005 27 12 51 419 7 n/a n/a 20 536
2006 20 10 58 415 4 n/a n/a 19 526
2007 16 11 58 416 4 n/a n/a 17 522
2008 12 7 54 426 9 n/a n/a 0 508
2009 13 8 48 398 4 3 12 0 486
2010 9 12 45 375 5 7 9 0 462
2011 11 11 45 381 2 7 3 0 460
2012 12 13 44 417 2 8 10 0 506
2013 10 11 39 423 2 7 4 0 496
2014 4 10 37 457 2 7 2 0 519
2015 5 13 33 404 0 6 2 0 463
2016 4 13 32 378 2 8 2 0 439
2017 5 12 29 348 2 9 4 0 409
2018 9 8 32 337 3 8 7 0 404
2019 11 8 33 306 3 6 8 0 375
2020 13 4 34 317 2 5 8 0 383
2021 14 4 39 311 2 5 7 0 382
2022 14 3 38 304 1 5 7 0 372
2023 21 1 42 342 2 4 3 0 415

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

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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 Christopher Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 643 25.0 25.7 n/a
1989 524 21.9 23.9 n/a
1990 508 19.0 26.7 n/a
1991 543 20.0 27.1 n/a
1992 554 20.3 27.2 52.2
1993 530 22.6 23.5 51.1
1994 538 23.0 23.4 61
1995 538 22.5 23.9 63.2
1996 538 22.5 23.9 63.2
1997 561 24.0 23.4 59.9
1998 599 27.0 22.2 69.8
1999 616 29.0 21.2 71.1
2000 541 27.5 19.7 51.6
2001 520 26.5 19.6 71.3
2002 544 28.4 19.2 78.7
2003 544 28.4 19.2 78.7
2004 536 27.4 19.6 84
2005 536 27.4 19.6 84.3
2006 526 25.4 20.7 87.4
2007 522 24.4 21.4 80.6
2008 508 28.0 18.1 78.3
2009 486 24.0 19.4 80.7
2010 462 23.0 20.0 84.2
2011 460 n/a n/a 88.5
2012 506 19.8 25.5 n/a
2013 496 18.9 26.2 78.6
2014 519 17.0 30.5 75.9
2015 463 17.0 27.2 78.4
2016 439 15.0 29.2 79.7
2017 409 14.0 29.2 76.8
2018 404 15.0 26.9 78.5
2019 375 14.0 26.7 71.2
2020 383 n/a n/a 65.3
2021 382 14.0 27.2 42.4
2022 372 14.0 26.5 40.1
2023 415 16.0 25.9 61.2

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 Christopher Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 643 25.0 25.7 n/a
1989 524 21.9 23.9 n/a
1990 508 19.0 26.7 n/a
1991 543 20.0 27.1 n/a
1992 554 20.3 27.2 52.2
1993 530 22.6 23.5 51.1
1994 538 23.0 23.4 61
1995 538 22.5 23.9 63.2
1996 538 22.5 23.9 63.2
1997 561 24.0 23.4 59.9
1998 599 27.0 22.2 69.8
1999 616 29.0 21.2 71.1
2000 541 27.5 19.7 51.6
2001 520 26.5 19.6 71.3
2002 544 28.4 19.2 78.7
2003 544 28.4 19.2 78.7
2004 536 27.4 19.6 84
2005 536 27.4 19.6 84.3
2006 526 25.4 20.7 87.4
2007 522 24.4 21.4 80.6
2008 508 28.0 18.1 78.3
2009 486 24.0 19.4 80.7
2010 462 23.0 20.0 84.2
2011 460 n/a n/a 88.5
2012 506 19.8 25.5 n/a
2013 496 18.9 26.2 78.6
2014 519 17.0 30.5 75.9
2015 463 17.0 27.2 78.4
2016 439 15.0 29.2 79.7
2017 409 14.0 29.2 76.8
2018 404 15.0 26.9 78.5
2019 375 14.0 26.7 71.2
2020 383 n/a n/a 65.3
2021 382 14.0 27.2 42.4
2022 372 14.0 26.5 40.1
2023 415 16.0 25.9 61.2

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

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionConditionalPolioHepatitis BVaricellaDTPMMR
201297.0%0.0%0.0%3.0%99.0%100.0%99.0%99.0%99.0%
2013100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%
2014100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%
201598.0%0.0%0.0%2.0%98.0%98.0%98.0%98.0%98.0%
201698.0%2.0%0.0%0.0%98.0%98.0%98.0%98.0%98.0%
2017≥95.0%≤5.0%≤5.0%≤5.0%≥95.0%≥95.0%≥95.0%≥95.0%≥95.0%
2018≥98.0%≤2.0%≤2.0%≤2.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%
2019≥95.0%≤5.0%≤5.0%≥95.0%≥95.0%≥95.0%≥95.0%≥95.0%
202188.4%0.0%0.0%93.0%90.7%93.0%93.0%

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

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $12,071

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Christopher Elementary

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 3741st of 5789 Elementary schoolsRanks 5470th of 5848 Elementary schools
 28.9%
Ranks 1304th of 2715 Middle schoolsRanks 2219th of 2788 Middle schools
 31.6%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Christopher Elementary)27.910.9
 17%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Oak Grove Elementary)48.143.8
 4.3%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.543
 5.6%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Christopher Elementary)37.228.6
 8.6%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Oak Grove Elementary)53.448.5
 5%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (California)50.245.1
 5.1%
3rd Grade Reading/Language Arts (Christopher Elementary)6.73.9
 2.8%
   3rd Grade Reading/Language Arts (Oak Grove Elementary)15.814
 1.8%
   3rd Grade Reading/Language Arts (California)13.88.7
 5.1%
4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Christopher Elementary)43.810.4
 33.3%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Oak Grove Elementary)50.145.2
 4.9%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)49.543.7
 5.7%
4th Grade Mathematics (Christopher Elementary)48.422
 26.4%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Oak Grove Elementary)49.347.8
 1.5%
   4th Grade Mathematics (California)44.940.8
 4.1%
5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Christopher Elementary)46.816.3
 30.5%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Oak Grove Elementary)52.647.6
 5%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)51.746.7
 5%
5th Grade Mathematics (Christopher Elementary)35.48
 27.4%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Oak Grove Elementary)41.436.4
 5%
   5th Grade Mathematics (California)3833.4
 4.6%
5th Grade Science (Christopher Elementary)259.6
 15.4%
   5th Grade Science (Oak Grove Elementary)35.433.6
 1.9%
   5th Grade Science (California)31.731.9
 0.1%
6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Christopher Elementary)21.216
 5.2%
   6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Oak Grove Elementary)56.648.2
 8.4%
   6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.544.2
 4.3%
6th Grade Mathematics (Christopher Elementary)19.28.2
 11.1%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Oak Grove Elementary)44.736.6
 8.1%
   6th Grade Mathematics (California)38.533.2
 5.3%
7th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Christopher Elementary)46.930
 16.9%
   7th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Oak Grove Elementary)55.752.6
 3%
   7th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)51.447.4
 3.9%
7th Grade Mathematics (Christopher Elementary)34.423.3
 11.1%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Oak Grove Elementary)48.142
 6.1%
   7th Grade Mathematics (California)37.933.2
 4.7%
8th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Christopher Elementary)65.538.5
 27.1%
   8th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Oak Grove Elementary)57.849.1
 8.8%
   8th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)49.445.7
 3.8%
8th Grade Mathematics (Christopher Elementary)55.211.5
 43.6%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Oak Grove Elementary)49.236.6
 12.6%
   8th Grade Mathematics (California)36.629.9
 6.7%
8th Grade Science (Christopher Elementary)3111.5
 19.5%
   8th Grade Science (Oak Grove Elementary)44.738.6
 6.1%
   8th Grade Science (California)30.828.8
 2.1%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students375415
 10.7%
African American81
 87.5%
American Indian32
 33.3%
Asian3342
 27.3%
Hispanic306342
 11.8%
Pacific Islander64
 33.3%
White1121
 90.9%
Two or More Races83
 62.5%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients71.2%61.2%
 10%


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Christopher Elementary ranks in the bottom 6.4% of California elementary schools.

Students at Christopher Elementary are 82% Hispanic, 10% Asian, 5% White.

Students who attend Christopher Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : Davis (Caroline) Intermediate
High : Andrew P. Hill High

In the 2022-23 school year, 415 students attended Christopher Elementary.


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