Ledesma (Rita) Elementary

Summary:

Ledesma (Rita) Elementary is a public elementary school in San Jose, California, serving students from kindergarten to 6th grade. With a diverse student population, the school consistently outperforms the district and state averages in academic achievement, ranking among the top 25-30% of California elementary schools.

Ledesma (Rita) Elementary's strong performance is evident across key metrics. The school's proficiency rates in English Language Arts and Mathematics are significantly higher than the district and state averages, and its Science (CAST) scores also exceed the benchmarks. Notably, the school's male students and Asian and White student subgroups perform exceptionally well, ranking in the top 25-50% of California elementary schools. However, the school faces challenges with its Hispanic and English Language Learner student subgroups, which perform relatively lower.

While Ledesma (Rita) Elementary outperforms most nearby schools in the Oak Grove Elementary District, it lags behind the high-performing Silver Oak Elementary in the neighboring Evergreen Elementary District. Additionally, the school has seen a concerning increase in chronic absenteeism, which may impact its academic performance if not addressed.


Detail:

Public K-6

 1001 Schhouse Rd.
       San Jose, CA  95138-1374


(408) 224-2191

District: Oak Grove Elementary

SchoolDigger Rank:
1586th of 5,868 California Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $10,740 Help


Students who attend Ledesma (Rita) Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Bernal Intermediate
High:    Oak Grove High

Student/teacher ratio:  25.7 Help
Number of students:  463

Racial breakdown:

Asian:
39.1%
Hispanic:
36.5%
White:
11.7%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  30% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Ledesma (Rita) Elementary ranks better than 73% of elementary schools in California. It also ranks 4th 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 69.77. (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: Asian (39.1%), Hispanic (36.5%), White (11.7%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 30% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Ledesma (Rita) Elementary is 25.7. 9 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 Ledesma (Rita) Elementary is $10,740. 10 elementary schools in the Oak Grove Elementary School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Ledesma (Rita) Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Ledesma (Rita) Elementary 1586th of 5868 California public elementary schools. (See Ledesma (Rita) 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 Ledesma (Rita) Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Ledesma (Rita) Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 63.36 1556th 4809 67.6%
2005 69.51 1364th 4822 71.7%
2006 69.75 1351st 4818 72.0%
2007 71.81 1290th 5113 74.8%
2008 67.30 1530th 5113 70.1%
2009 61.75 1836th 5193 64.6%
2010 64.47 1757th 5314 66.9%
2011 69.88 1493rd 5377 72.2%
2012 69.77 1545th 5390 71.3%
2013 74.94 1326th 5530 76.0%
2015 85.84 834th 5611 85.1%
2016 85.08 897th 5614 84.0%
2017 81.34 1068th 5692 81.2%
2018 84.92 895th 5662 84.2%
2019 81.78 1084th 5789 81.3%
2022 78.22 1275th 5883 78.3%
2023 69.77 1580th 5848 73.0%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Ledesma (Rita) Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 74.90 392nd 3311 88.2%
2023 36.76 2021st 3240 37.6%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Ledesma (Rita) Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 51.86 2239th 5084 56.0%
2019 61.52 1673rd 5173 67.7%
2022 53.52 2062nd 5264 60.8%
2023 62.66 1580th 5355 70.5%
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Rank History for Female students at Ledesma (Rita) Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 79.25 1074th 5413 80.2%
2019 74.67 1310th 5492 76.1%
2022 67.05 1633rd 5635 71.0%
2023 62.83 1807th 5595 67.7%
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Rank History for Male students at Ledesma (Rita) Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 86.95 739th 5431 86.4%
2019 86.55 755th 5510 86.3%
2022 83.16 956th 5663 83.1%
2023 74.05 1322nd 5627 76.5%
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Rank History for Asian students at Ledesma (Rita) Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 67.42 413th 1071 61.4%
2019 66.24 451st 1149 60.7%
2022 66.12 475th 1154 58.8%
2023 43.49 803rd 1183 32.1%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Ledesma (Rita) Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 54.57 1927th 4830 60.1%
2019 63.07 1526th 4963 69.3%
2022 48.60 2300th 5084 54.8%
2023 43.47 2641st 5079 48.0%
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Rank History for White students at Ledesma (Rita) Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 71.06 790th 2737 71.1%
2019 62.91 1099th 2834 61.2%
2023 52.34 1358th 2659 48.9%
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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 Ledesma (Rita) Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2000 127 26 38 137 0 n/a n/a 0 328
2001 135 33 76 154 6 n/a n/a 1 405
2002 145 20 98 180 4 n/a n/a 13 460
2003 145 20 98 180 4 n/a n/a 13 460
2004 145 20 110 185 4 n/a n/a 10 474
2005 135 25 121 185 4 n/a n/a 6 476
2006 138 26 132 191 5 n/a n/a 9 501
2007 130 22 137 183 4 n/a n/a 12 488
2008 134 20 174 160 3 n/a n/a 0 491
2009 139 24 185 160 3 3 13 0 527
2010 117 25 197 149 5 0 18 0 511
2011 113 20 221 146 6 0 9 0 515
2012 112 15 215 140 6 0 24 0 512
2013 115 13 219 135 3 0 25 0 510
2014 127 16 211 126 3 0 32 0 515
2015 109 18 204 123 3 0 33 0 490
2016 103 13 186 139 3 0 38 0 482
2017 87 10 168 137 1 0 43 0 446
2018 89 17 163 135 2 0 45 0 451
2019 84 21 205 134 0 2 48 0 494
2020 73 16 224 140 0 4 47 0 504
2021 73 12 227 143 1 4 51 0 511
2022 52 12 184 168 2 6 40 0 464
2023 54 13 181 169 3 4 38 1 463

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 Ledesma (Rita) Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2000 328 16.0 20.5 37.5
2001 405 19.0 21.3 26
2002 460 22.0 20.9 33.3
2003 460 22.0 20.9 33.3
2004 474 22.0 21.5 37.1
2005 476 22.0 21.6 33.2
2006 501 22.0 22.8 35.4
2007 488 21.0 23.2 29.8
2008 491 24.0 20.5 25.9
2009 527 24.5 20.7 28.3
2010 511 24.0 21.2 31.5
2011 515 n/a n/a 30.3
2012 512 19.0 26.9 n/a
2013 510 17.5 29.1 26.3
2014 515 17.0 30.2 22.7
2015 490 17.0 28.8 23.1
2016 482 17.0 28.3 25.7
2017 446 16.0 27.8 24.4
2018 451 16.0 28.1 25.3
2019 494 19.0 26.0 26.1
2020 504 n/a n/a 25.2
2021 511 20.0 25.5 19
2022 464 19.0 24.4 19.4
2023 463 18.0 25.7 30

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 Ledesma (Rita) Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2000 328 16.0 20.5 37.5
2001 405 19.0 21.3 26
2002 460 22.0 20.9 33.3
2003 460 22.0 20.9 33.3
2004 474 22.0 21.5 37.1
2005 476 22.0 21.6 33.2
2006 501 22.0 22.8 35.4
2007 488 21.0 23.2 29.8
2008 491 24.0 20.5 25.9
2009 527 24.5 20.7 28.3
2010 511 24.0 21.2 31.5
2011 515 n/a n/a 30.3
2012 512 19.0 26.9 n/a
2013 510 17.5 29.1 26.3
2014 515 17.0 30.2 22.7
2015 490 17.0 28.8 23.1
2016 482 17.0 28.3 25.7
2017 446 16.0 27.8 24.4
2018 451 16.0 28.1 25.3
2019 494 19.0 26.0 26.1
2020 504 n/a n/a 25.2
2021 511 20.0 25.5 19
2022 464 19.0 24.4 19.4
2023 463 18.0 25.7 30

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

Ledesma (Rita) Elementary

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionConditionalPolioHepatitis BVaricellaDTPMMR
201298.0%2.0%0.0%0.0%98.0%98.0%98.0%98.0%98.0%
201395.0%5.0%0.0%0.0%95.0%95.0%95.0%95.0%95.0%
2014100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%
201593.0%0.0%0.0%7.0%100.0%99.0%100.0%96.0%97.0%
201698.0%0.0%0.0%2.0%98.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%
2017≥98.0%≤2.0%≤2.0%≤2.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%
201897.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%97.0%97.0%97.0%97.0%97.0%
201991.0%1.0%7.0%95.0%95.0%≥98.0%91.0%96.0%
202197.3%0.0%2.7%97.3%

Data source: California Department of Public Health
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Ledesma (Rita) Elementary

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $10,740

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Ledesma (Rita) 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 1084th of 5789 Elementary schoolsRanks 1580th of 5848 Elementary schools
 8.3%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Ledesma (Rita) Elementary)48.350.7
 2.4%
   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 (Ledesma (Rita) Elementary)51.746.5
 5.2%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Oak Grove Elementary)53.448.5
 5%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (California)50.245.1
 5.1%
4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Ledesma (Rita) Elementary)7062.8
 7.2%
   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 (Ledesma (Rita) Elementary)77.961.8
 16.1%
   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 (Ledesma (Rita) Elementary)69.852.5
 17.4%
   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 (Ledesma (Rita) Elementary)55.638.7
 16.9%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Oak Grove Elementary)41.436.4
 5%
   5th Grade Mathematics (California)3833.4
 4.6%
5th Grade Science (Ledesma (Rita) Elementary)50.833.9
 16.9%
   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 (Ledesma (Rita) Elementary)8052.9
 27.1%
   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 (Ledesma (Rita) Elementary)72.951.4
 21.4%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Oak Grove Elementary)44.736.6
 8.1%
   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 Students494463
 6.3%
African American2113
 38.1%
American Indian03
Asian205181
 11.7%
Hispanic134169
 26.1%
Pacific Islander24
 100%
White8454
 35.7%
Two or More Races4838
 20.8%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients26.1%30%
 3.9%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Ledesma (Rita) Elementary

Students who attend Ledesma (Rita) Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : Bernal Intermediate
High : Oak Grove High

In the 2022-23 school year, 463 students attended Ledesma (Rita) Elementary.

Students at Ledesma (Rita) Elementary are 39% Asian, 37% Hispanic, 12% White, 8% Two or more races, 3% African American.

Ledesma (Rita) Elementary ranks 1586th of 5868 California elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.


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