Patterson Road Elementary

Summary:

Patterson Road Elementary is a public elementary school in Santa Maria, California, serving around 500 students from kindergarten to 6th grade. The school is part of the Orcutt Union Elementary District, which is ranked 576 out of 1,560 districts in the state.

Patterson Road Elementary has a diverse student population, with a higher percentage of Hispanic students (51.47%) compared to the district and state averages. The school's academic performance is generally on par with or slightly above the district and state, with 4th grade students performing particularly well in English Language Arts (61.64% proficient or better) and mathematics (50.68% proficient or better). The school's Hispanic students and English Language Learners perform better than their peers, while the White students and students of two or more races perform relatively lower. However, the school has seen a significant increase in chronic absenteeism, rising from 7.0% in 2018-2019 to 21.4% in 2022-2023.

Compared to nearby schools, Joe Nightingale Elementary outperforms Patterson Road Elementary in both English Language Arts and mathematics proficiency, while Ralph Dunlap Elementary has lower proficiency rates across most grade levels and subject areas. Schools in the neighboring Santa Maria-Bonita School District generally have lower academic performance compared to Patterson Road Elementary and the Orcutt Union Elementary District as a whole.


Detail:

Public K-6

 400 Patterson Rd.
       Santa Maria, CA  93455-4806


(805) 938-8750

District: Orcutt Union Elementary

SchoolDigger Rank:
2201st of 5,874 California Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $6,724 Help


Students who attend Patterson Road Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Orcutt Junior High
High:    Ernest Righetti High

Student/teacher ratio:  27.2 Help
Number of students:  612

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
51.5%
White:
31.9%
Two or more races:
12.9%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  41.5% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Patterson Road Elementary ranks better than 62.5% of elementary schools in California. It also ranks 3rd among 6 ranked elementary schools in the Orcutt Union Elementary School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 56.71. (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 Patterson Road Elementary is diverse. Racial makeup is: Hispanic (51.5%), White (31.9%), two or more races (12.9%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 41.5% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Patterson Road Elementary is 27.2. 4 elementary schools in the Orcutt Union Elementary School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Patterson Road Elementary is $6,724, which is the 3rd highest among 6 elementary schools in the Orcutt Union Elementary School District.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Patterson Road Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Patterson Road Elementary 2201st of 5874 California public elementary schools. (See Patterson Road Elementary in the ranking list.)

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Orcutt Union Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Orcutt Union Elementary 579th of 1563 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Patterson Road Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Patterson Road Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 65.50 1465th 4809 69.5%
2005 69.79 1346th 4822 72.1%
2006 54.57 1984th 4818 58.8%
2007 55.13 2055th 5113 59.8%
2008 53.46 2201st 5113 57.0%
2009 61.98 1823rd 5193 64.9%
2010 47.05 2747th 5314 48.3%
2011 43.15 3015th 5377 43.9%
2012 48.54 2709th 5390 49.7%
2013 44.43 3048th 5530 44.9%
2015 42.65 2872nd 5611 48.8%
2016 49.64 2507th 5614 55.3%
2017 46.17 2748th 5692 51.7%
2018 48.04 2658th 5662 53.1%
2019 56.53 2230th 5789 61.5%
2022 60.77 1994th 5883 66.1%
2023 56.71 2201st 5874 62.5%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Patterson Road Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 30.99 452nd 610 25.9%
2023 42.47 450th 669 32.7%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Patterson Road Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 54.14 1065th 3246 67.2%
2019 63.74 712th 3275 78.3%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Patterson Road Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 56.95 731st 2420 69.8%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Patterson Road Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 37.96 3169th 5084 37.7%
2019 39.87 3138th 5173 39.3%
2022 54.28 2021st 5264 61.6%
2023 42.77 2855th 5374 46.9%
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Rank History for Female students at Patterson Road Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 50.49 2464th 5413 54.5%
2019 56.75 2130th 5492 61.2%
2022 52.27 2301st 5635 59.2%
2023 56.34 2112th 5617 62.4%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Patterson Road Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 46.52 863rd 2128 59.4%
2019 43.67 1170th 2585 54.7%
2022 34.00 1308th 2227 41.3%
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Rank History for Military Connected students at Patterson Road Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 53.45 55th 130 57.7%
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Rank History for Male students at Patterson Road Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 46.15 2666th 5431 50.9%
2019 55.43 2174th 5510 60.5%
2022 65.61 1702nd 5663 69.9%
2023 55.58 2150th 5650 61.9%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Patterson Road Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 42.76 2687th 4830 44.4%
2019 50.38 2263rd 4963 54.4%
2022 61.88 1524th 5084 70.0%
2023 60.08 1663rd 5098 67.4%
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Rank History for White students at Patterson Road Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 35.74 1930th 2737 29.5%
2019 50.19 1541st 2834 45.6%
2022 51.17 1422nd 2726 47.8%
2023 43.24 1627th 2662 38.9%
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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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by a parent
Thursday, March 17, 2016

Open Quote Over crowded classes and over worked teachers. Over all teachers angry at district and don't want extra students enrolled in their schools. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Patterson Road Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 301 18 14 59 3 n/a n/a 0 395
1989 345 13 12 61 0 n/a n/a 0 431
1990 338 16 14 62 0 n/a n/a 0 430
1991 371 16 13 57 0 n/a n/a 0 457
1992 373 14 19 64 6 n/a n/a 0 476
1993 417 17 12 53 6 n/a n/a 0 505
1994 384 21 19 68 6 n/a n/a 0 498
1995 396 14 32 89 6 n/a n/a 0 537
1996 396 14 32 89 6 n/a n/a 0 537
1997 407 17 28 74 22 n/a n/a 0 548
1998 425 12 24 69 7 n/a n/a 0 537
1999 499 13 26 53 4 n/a n/a 0 595
2000 463 16 28 91 10 n/a n/a 0 608
2001 469 3 28 140 13 n/a n/a 16 669
2002 429 12 25 163 10 n/a n/a 0 639
2003 429 12 25 163 10 n/a n/a 0 639
2004 390 11 29 176 10 n/a n/a 0 616
2005 371 12 32 170 9 n/a n/a 1 595
2006 334 16 22 199 8 n/a n/a 4 583
2007 309 13 26 193 4 n/a n/a 2 547
2008 285 15 21 179 3 n/a n/a 0 503
2009 251 15 12 169 3 3 21 0 474
2010 219 14 13 193 1 4 11 0 455
2011 189 14 15 206 5 4 18 0 451
2012 298 14 18 249 3 5 38 0 625
2013 275 16 19 271 3 5 39 0 628
2014 263 18 11 278 8 4 43 0 625
2015 271 17 10 291 7 3 48 0 647
2016 281 13 12 302 7 1 59 0 675
2017 269 11 9 308 9 0 68 0 674
2018 260 8 8 297 7 0 70 0 650
2019 255 7 8 303 7 0 68 0 648
2020 270 6 11 277 7 0 71 0 642
2021 217 5 8 257 5 0 73 0 565
2022 207 9 11 296 5 0 70 0 598
2023 195 6 10 315 7 0 79 0 612

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 Patterson Road Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 395 17.0 23.2 n/a
1989 431 19.0 22.6 n/a
1990 430 19.0 22.6 n/a
1991 457 19.0 24.0 n/a
1992 476 19.3 24.6 10.5
1993 505 18.5 27.3 16.6
1994 498 19.5 25.5 22.3
1995 537 21.0 25.6 23.1
1996 537 21.0 25.6 23.1
1997 548 25.6 21.4 21.4
1998 537 25.5 21.1 19.9
1999 595 27.0 22.0 17.5
2000 608 28.0 21.7 16.3
2001 669 30.0 22.3 27.1
2002 639 30.0 21.3 23.6
2003 639 30.0 21.3 23.6
2004 616 27.1 22.7 27.9
2005 595 26.0 22.9 26.8
2006 583 25.5 22.9 34.5
2007 547 25.0 21.9 32.8
2008 503 25.0 20.1 35.6
2009 474 22.0 19.8 40.9
2010 455 17.0 26.7 48.1
2011 451 n/a n/a 49.4
2012 625 23.5 26.5 n/a
2013 628 23.0 27.3 50.8
2014 625 21.5 29.0 44.6
2015 647 23.0 28.1 43.1
2016 675 25.0 27.0 42.8
2017 674 25.0 26.9 35.6
2018 650 25.0 26.0 42.3
2019 648 24.0 27.0 39.8
2020 642 n/a n/a 37.9
2021 565 22.0 25.6 37.2
2022 598 23.0 26.0 35.1
2023 612 22.5 27.2 41.5

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 Patterson Road Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 395 17.0 23.2 n/a
1989 431 19.0 22.6 n/a
1990 430 19.0 22.6 n/a
1991 457 19.0 24.0 n/a
1992 476 19.3 24.6 10.5
1993 505 18.5 27.3 16.6
1994 498 19.5 25.5 22.3
1995 537 21.0 25.6 23.1
1996 537 21.0 25.6 23.1
1997 548 25.6 21.4 21.4
1998 537 25.5 21.1 19.9
1999 595 27.0 22.0 17.5
2000 608 28.0 21.7 16.3
2001 669 30.0 22.3 27.1
2002 639 30.0 21.3 23.6
2003 639 30.0 21.3 23.6
2004 616 27.1 22.7 27.9
2005 595 26.0 22.9 26.8
2006 583 25.5 22.9 34.5
2007 547 25.0 21.9 32.8
2008 503 25.0 20.1 35.6
2009 474 22.0 19.8 40.9
2010 455 17.0 26.7 48.1
2011 451 n/a n/a 49.4
2012 625 23.5 26.5 n/a
2013 628 23.0 27.3 50.8
2014 625 21.5 29.0 44.6
2015 647 23.0 28.1 43.1
2016 675 25.0 27.0 42.8
2017 674 25.0 26.9 35.6
2018 650 25.0 26.0 42.3
2019 648 24.0 27.0 39.8
2020 642 n/a n/a 37.9
2021 565 22.0 25.6 37.2
2022 598 23.0 26.0 35.1
2023 612 22.5 27.2 41.5

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

Patterson Road Elementary

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionConditionalPolioHepatitis BVaricellaDTPMMR
201295.0%4.0%0.0%1.0%96.0%95.0%96.0%96.0%95.0%
201396.0%4.0%0.0%0.0%96.0%96.0%96.0%96.0%96.0%
201497.0%3.0%0.0%0.0%97.0%97.0%97.0%97.0%97.0%
201595.0%3.0%0.0%2.0%97.0%97.0%97.0%97.0%95.0%
201688.0%4.0%0.0%8.0%93.0%95.0%96.0%93.0%89.0%
201796.0%2.0%1.0%0.0%96.0%≥98.0%96.0%96.0%96.0%
2018≥98.0%≤2.0%≤2.0%≤2.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%
2019≥98.0%≤2.0%≤2.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%

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

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $6,724

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Patterson Road Elementary

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 2230th of 5789 Elementary schoolsRanks 2201st of 5874 Elementary schools
 1.1%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Patterson Road Elementary)59.142.3
 16.8%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Orcutt Union Elementary)47.437.5
 9.9%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.543
 5.6%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Patterson Road Elementary)47.736.6
 11.1%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Orcutt Union Elementary)47.241.6
 5.6%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (California)50.245.1
 5.1%
4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Patterson Road Elementary)49.461.6
 12.2%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Orcutt Union Elementary)53.148.4
 4.7%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)49.543.7
 5.7%
4th Grade Mathematics (Patterson Road Elementary)36.150.7
 14.5%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Orcutt Union Elementary)43.945.9
 2%
   4th Grade Mathematics (California)44.940.8
 4.1%
5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Patterson Road Elementary)54.646.6
 8%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Orcutt Union Elementary)56.145.4
 10.7%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)51.746.7
 5%
5th Grade Mathematics (Patterson Road Elementary)36.137.5
 1.4%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Orcutt Union Elementary)38.637.2
 1.4%
   5th Grade Mathematics (California)3833.4
 4.6%
5th Grade Science (Patterson Road Elementary)33.642.1
 8.4%
   5th Grade Science (Orcutt Union Elementary)33.234.1
 0.9%
   5th Grade Science (California)31.731.9
 0.1%
6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Patterson Road Elementary)5236.8
 15.1%
   6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Orcutt Union Elementary)56.946.1
 10.8%
   6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.544.2
 4.3%
6th Grade Mathematics (Patterson Road Elementary)5139
 12%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Orcutt Union Elementary)4638.4
 7.6%
   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 Students648612
 5.6%
African American76
 14.3%
American Indian77
Asian810
 25%
Hispanic303315
 4%
Pacific Islander00
White255195
 23.5%
Two or More Races6879
 16.2%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients39.8%41.5%
 1.7%


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Students at Patterson Road Elementary are 51% Hispanic, 32% White, 13% Two or more races, 2% Asian, 1% American Indian.

Patterson Road Elementary ranks 2201st of 5874 California elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 3 stars out of 5.

Students who attend Patterson Road Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : Orcutt Junior High
High : Ernest Righetti High

In the 2022-23 school year, 612 students attended Patterson Road Elementary.


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