Vista Grande Elementary

Public K-5

 7032 Purpleridge Dr.
       Rancho Palos Verdes, CA  90275-3059


(310) 377-6066

District: Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified

SchoolDigger Rank:
128th of 5,868 California Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $6,210 Help


Students who attend Vista Grande Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Ridgecrest Intermediate
High:    Palos Verdes High
    Palos Verdes Peninsula High

Student/teacher ratio:  25.0 Help
Number of students:  376

Racial breakdown:

Asian:
51.1%
White:
20.2%
Two or more races:
14.1%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  8.2% Help


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Compare Details Vista Grande Elementary ranks better than 97.8% of elementary schools in California. It also ranks 4th among 10 ranked elementary schools in the Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 97.61. (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 Vista Grande Elementary is diverse. Racial makeup is: Asian (51.1%), White (20.2%), two or more races (14.1%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 8.2% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Vista Grande Elementary is 25. 6 elementary schools in the Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Vista Grande Elementary is $6,210. 8 elementary schools in the Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Vista Grande Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Vista Grande Elementary 128th of 5868 California public elementary schools. (See Vista Grande Elementary in the ranking list.)

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Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified:

SchoolDigger ranks Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified 70th of 1560 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Vista Grande Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Vista Grande Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 98.65 37th 4809 99.2%
2005 98.07 48th 4822 99.0%
2006 97.51 79th 4818 98.4%
2007 96.51 133rd 5113 97.4%
2008 95.45 153rd 5113 97.0%
2009 97.24 41st 5193 99.2%
2010 95.38 118th 5314 97.8%
2011 92.77 265th 5377 95.1%
2012 90.02 420th 5390 92.2%
2013 90.60 428th 5530 92.3%
2015 94.71 344th 5611 93.9%
2016 95.06 310th 5614 94.5%
2017 96.42 226th 5692 96.0%
2018 96.19 201st 5662 96.5%
2019 96.33 197th 5789 96.6%
2022 95.17 354th 5883 94.0%
2023 97.61 128th 5848 97.8%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Vista Grande Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 98.49 52nd 3246 98.4%
2022 99.87 9th 3311 99.7%
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Rank History for Female students at Vista Grande Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 94.67 241st 5413 95.5%
2019 94.77 240th 5492 95.6%
2022 92.72 468th 5635 91.7%
2023 97.46 97th 5595 98.3%
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Rank History for Male students at Vista Grande Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 96.02 191st 5431 96.5%
2019 95.76 192nd 5510 96.5%
2022 95.59 264th 5663 95.3%
2023 96.05 218th 5627 96.1%
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Rank History for Asian students at Vista Grande Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 73.20 299th 1071 72.1%
2019 69.18 395th 1149 65.6%
2022 66.49 468th 1154 59.4%
2023 70.27 392nd 1183 66.9%
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Rank History for White students at Vista Grande Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 81.54 397th 2737 85.5%
2019 89.11 121st 2834 95.7%
2022 71.06 769th 2726 71.8%
2023 89.65 117th 2659 95.6%
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Data source: test scores: California Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Enrollment information for Vista Grande Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 278 17 217 18 0 n/a n/a 0 530
1989 306 13 218 14 0 n/a n/a 0 551
1990 250 14 260 13 0 n/a n/a 0 537
1991 282 10 249 11 0 n/a n/a 0 552
1992 282 9 220 13 1 n/a n/a 0 525
1993 258 4 258 9 1 n/a n/a 0 530
1994 245 6 263 8 2 n/a n/a 0 524
1995 239 8 263 13 0 n/a n/a 0 523
1996 239 8 263 13 0 n/a n/a 0 523
1997 210 12 274 11 1 n/a n/a 0 508
1998 239 11 290 9 1 n/a n/a 0 550
1999 231 12 277 11 0 n/a n/a 0 531
2000 232 11 297 5 1 n/a n/a 0 546
2001 239 8 316 2 1 n/a n/a 0 566
2002 239 3 272 3 0 n/a n/a 0 517
2003 239 3 272 3 0 n/a n/a 0 517
2004 252 4 269 7 0 n/a n/a 2 534
2005 233 7 292 12 0 n/a n/a 4 548
2006 227 9 307 13 0 n/a n/a 5 561
2007 238 14 290 21 0 n/a n/a 7 570
2008 226 10 295 21 n/a n/a n/a 0 552
2009 205 9 289 23 0 0 16 0 542
2010 198 9 290 19 0 1 5 0 522
2011 193 12 305 22 0 1 3 0 536
2012 188 8 284 21 0 1 6 0 508
2013 179 10 272 21 0 1 13 0 496
2014 174 8 264 23 3 1 18 0 491
2015 155 7 234 19 3 1 24 0 443
2016 153 7 220 31 3 0 25 0 439
2017 141 9 220 37 2 0 33 0 442
2018 144 8 212 42 1 0 44 0 451
2019 125 10 208 40 0 0 45 0 428
2020 106 10 203 42 0 0 42 0 403
2021 95 11 194 44 0 0 45 0 389
2022 85 10 187 45 0 0 49 1 377
2023 76 10 192 45 0 0 53 0 376

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 Vista Grande Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 530 22.0 24.0 n/a
1989 551 21.5 25.6 n/a
1990 537 21.0 25.5 n/a
1991 552 22.4 24.6 n/a
1992 525 22.8 23.0 0.2
1993 530 21.0 25.2 0.6
1994 524 22.0 23.8 0.4
1995 523 23.0 22.7 2.7
1996 523 23.0 22.7 2.7
1997 508 22.8 22.3 3.3
1998 550 25.8 21.3 1.8
1999 531 24.0 22.1 1.9
2000 546 24.0 22.8 1.3
2001 566 25.0 22.6 1.8
2002 517 23.6 21.9 1
2003 517 23.6 21.9 1
2004 534 23.0 23.2 0.8
2005 548 23.0 23.8 1.3
2006 561 23.0 24.4 1.3
2007 570 23.0 24.8 0.9
2008 552 26.7 20.7 1.4
2009 542 24.0 20.6 1.8
2010 522 20.6 25.3 1.3
2011 536 n/a n/a 2.6
2012 508 20.0 25.4 1.8
2013 496 18.0 27.5 1.2
2014 491 18.0 27.2 1.6
2015 443 18.0 24.6 1.4
2016 439 17.0 25.8 2.3
2017 442 16.0 27.6 2.9
2018 451 17.0 26.5 6.9
2019 428 17.0 25.1 9.1
2020 403 n/a n/a 7.4
2021 389 16.3 23.7 7.2
2022 377 16.0 23.5 5.6
2023 376 15.0 25.0 8.2

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 Vista Grande Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 530 22.0 24.0 n/a
1989 551 21.5 25.6 n/a
1990 537 21.0 25.5 n/a
1991 552 22.4 24.6 n/a
1992 525 22.8 23.0 0.2
1993 530 21.0 25.2 0.6
1994 524 22.0 23.8 0.4
1995 523 23.0 22.7 2.7
1996 523 23.0 22.7 2.7
1997 508 22.8 22.3 3.3
1998 550 25.8 21.3 1.8
1999 531 24.0 22.1 1.9
2000 546 24.0 22.8 1.3
2001 566 25.0 22.6 1.8
2002 517 23.6 21.9 1
2003 517 23.6 21.9 1
2004 534 23.0 23.2 0.8
2005 548 23.0 23.8 1.3
2006 561 23.0 24.4 1.3
2007 570 23.0 24.8 0.9
2008 552 26.7 20.7 1.4
2009 542 24.0 20.6 1.8
2010 522 20.6 25.3 1.3
2011 536 n/a n/a 2.6
2012 508 20.0 25.4 1.8
2013 496 18.0 27.5 1.2
2014 491 18.0 27.2 1.6
2015 443 18.0 24.6 1.4
2016 439 17.0 25.8 2.3
2017 442 16.0 27.6 2.9
2018 451 17.0 26.5 6.9
2019 428 17.0 25.1 9.1
2020 403 n/a n/a 7.4
2021 389 16.3 23.7 7.2
2022 377 16.0 23.5 5.6
2023 376 15.0 25.0 8.2

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

Vista Grande Elementary

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionConditionalPolioHepatitis BVaricellaDTPMMR
201289.0%3.0%0.0%8.0%92.0%94.0%94.0%92.0%92.0%
201363.0%0.0%0.0%37.0%98.0%93.0%98.0%93.0%81.0%
201443.0%6.0%0.0%51.0%86.0%83.0%92.0%84.0%75.0%
201581.0%8.0%0.0%11.0%92.0%85.0%92.0%88.0%92.0%
201673.0%2.0%0.0%24.0%89.0%96.0%96.0%92.0%90.0%
201797.0%1.0%1.0%0.0%97.0%97.0%97.0%97.0%97.0%
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 Vista Grande Elementary

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $6,210

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Vista Grande 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 197th of 5789 Elementary schoolsRanks 128th of 5848 Elementary schools
 1.2%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Vista Grande Elementary)85.183.9
 1.3%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified)81.985.1
 3.2%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.543
 5.6%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Vista Grande Elementary)82.988.9
 6%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified)81.987.3
 5.3%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (California)50.245.1
 5.1%
4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Vista Grande Elementary)79.789.4
 9.7%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified)79.184.1
 5%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)49.543.7
 5.7%
4th Grade Mathematics (Vista Grande Elementary)84.384.9
 0.6%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified)79.983.5
 3.6%
   4th Grade Mathematics (California)44.940.8
 4.1%
5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Vista Grande Elementary)85.782.8
 2.9%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified)85.683.6
 2%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)51.746.7
 5%
5th Grade Mathematics (Vista Grande Elementary)7572.3
 2.7%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified)75.375.7
 0.4%
   5th Grade Mathematics (California)3833.4
 4.6%
5th Grade Science (Vista Grande Elementary)73.670.8
 2.8%
   5th Grade Science (Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified)68.468.3
 0.1%
   5th Grade Science (California)31.731.9
 0.1%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students428376
 12.1%
African American1010
American Indian00
Asian208192
 7.7%
Hispanic4045
 12.5%
Pacific Islander00
White12576
 39.2%
Two or More Races4553
 17.8%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients9.1%8.2%
 0.9%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Vista Grande Elementary

Students who attend Vista Grande Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : Ridgecrest Intermediate
High : Palos Verdes High
High : Palos Verdes Peninsula High

In the 2022-23 school year, 376 students attended Vista Grande Elementary.

Yes! Vista Grande Elementary is one of the best elementary schools in the state. It ranks 128th of 5868 California elementary schools.

Students at Vista Grande Elementary are 51% Asian, 20% White, 14% Two or more races, 12% Hispanic, 3% African American.


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