Beach Elementary

Summary:

Beach Elementary is a public elementary school in Piedmont, California, serving 288 students from kindergarten to 5th grade. The school is part of the highly-ranked Piedmont City Unified School District, and it consistently outperforms the district and state in academic achievement.

Beach Elementary is an exceptional school, with 91.11% of students proficient or better in English Language Arts and 93.33% proficient or better in Mathematics, far exceeding the state averages of 46.66% and 34.62%, respectively. The school's performance is particularly strong among female and white students, ranking 17th and 9th out of thousands of California elementary schools in those subgroups. Additionally, Beach Elementary has a very low chronic absenteeism rate of just 2.1%, and only 4.17% of its students receive free or reduced-price lunch, indicating a high socioeconomic status of the student population.

Compared to nearby schools in the Oakland Unified School District, such as Hoover Elementary, Bella Vista Elementary, and Piedmont Avenue Elementary, Beach Elementary's academic performance is significantly higher, with much lower proficiency rates and higher chronic absenteeism in those schools. Beach Elementary's consistent high performance, diverse student population, and equitable outcomes make it a standout educational institution in the Piedmont community and the state of California.


Detail:

Public K-5

 100 Lake Ave.
       Piedmont, CA  94611-4340


(510) 594-2666

District: Piedmont City Unified

SchoolDigger Rank:
28th of 5,868 California Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $13,616 Help


Students who attend Beach Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Piedmont Middle
High:    Piedmont High

Student/teacher ratio:  16.7 Help
Number of students:  288

Racial breakdown:

White:
47.6%
Two or more races:
20.8%
Asian:
18.4%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  4.2% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Beach Elementary ranks better than 99.5% of elementary schools in California. It also ranks 2nd among 3 ranked elementary schools in the Piedmont City Unified School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 98.92. (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 Beach Elementary is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (47.6%), two or more races (20.8%), Asian (18.4%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 4.2% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the highest percentage in the Piedmont City Unified School District. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Beach Elementary is 16.7, which is the highest among 3 elementary schools in the Piedmont City Unified School District! (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Beach Elementary is $13,616, which is the highest among 3 elementary schools in the Piedmont City Unified School District!
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Beach Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Beach Elementary 28th of 5868 California public elementary schools. (See Beach Elementary in the ranking list.)

Elementary School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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Piedmont City Unified:

SchoolDigger ranks Piedmont City Unified 49th of 1560 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Beach Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Beach Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 98.23 67th 4809 98.6%
2005 96.87 118th 4822 97.6%
2006 98.17 46th 4818 99.0%
2007 95.71 185th 5113 96.4%
2008 97.31 59th 5113 98.8%
2009 97.19 45th 5193 99.1%
2010 95.99 79th 5314 98.5%
2011 94.37 161st 5377 97.0%
2012 95.82 44th 5390 99.2%
2013 96.33 43rd 5530 99.2%
2015 98.13 92nd 5611 98.4%
2016 96.01 232nd 5614 95.9%
2017 98.69 35th 5692 99.4%
2018 98.28 46th 5662 99.2%
2019 98.35 46th 5789 99.2%
2021 97.99 31st 1417 97.8%
2022 99.16 15th 5883 99.7%
2023 98.92 28th 5848 99.5%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Beach Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 84.23 29th 339 91.4%
2019 83.35 42nd 445 90.6%
2023 82.10 85th 667 87.3%
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Rank History for Female students at Beach Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 97.03 83rd 5413 98.5%
2019 96.53 127th 5492 97.7%
2021 97.60 27th 1267 97.9%
2022 99.04 7th 5635 99.9%
2023 98.86 17th 5595 99.7%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Beach Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 99.46 22nd 2227 99.0%
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Rank History for Male students at Beach Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 98.19 43rd 5431 99.2%
2019 98.53 25th 5510 99.5%
2021 96.28 54th 1272 95.8%
2022 98.65 29th 5663 99.5%
2023 98.40 40th 5627 99.3%
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Rank History for White students at Beach Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 93.97 18th 2737 99.3%
2019 91.99 49th 2834 98.3%
2022 95.84 3rd 2726 99.9%
2023 95.13 9th 2659 99.7%
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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.

Beach Elementary Test Scores
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Data source: California Department of Education

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Enrollment information for Beach Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 196 6 39 9 0 n/a n/a 0 250
1989 204 9 42 10 0 n/a n/a 0 265
1990 223 6 45 8 0 n/a n/a 0 282
1991 241 5 52 9 0 n/a n/a 0 307
1992 259 17 65 5 1 n/a n/a 0 347
1993 266 13 66 6 1 n/a n/a 0 352
1994 251 11 66 10 1 n/a n/a 0 339
1995 235 10 73 7 2 n/a n/a 0 327
1996 235 10 73 7 2 n/a n/a 0 327
1997 235 8 69 10 2 n/a n/a 0 324
1998 244 4 64 11 0 n/a n/a 0 323
1999 231 7 65 8 0 n/a n/a 1 312
2000 222 7 61 9 0 n/a n/a 1 300
2001 196 4 63 10 0 n/a n/a 7 280
2002 183 0 55 11 0 n/a n/a 25 274
2003 183 0 55 11 0 n/a n/a 25 274
2004 181 3 53 6 0 n/a n/a 27 270
2005 184 3 58 6 1 n/a n/a 37 289
2006 174 7 54 6 0 n/a n/a 43 284
2007 171 8 47 7 0 n/a n/a 44 277
2008 170 7 48 8 n/a n/a n/a 0 233
2009 180 11 52 10 0 1 58 0 312
2010 212 15 76 18 0 1 17 0 339
2011 200 8 54 18 0 1 46 0 327
2012 193 7 42 25 0 0 56 0 323
2013 220 5 39 32 0 0 66 0 362
2014 212 8 36 36 0 0 72 0 364
2015 206 7 40 36 0 0 73 0 362
2016 184 10 34 43 0 0 64 0 335
2017 163 6 34 45 0 1 64 0 313
2018 151 7 37 34 0 0 69 0 298
2019 138 7 39 27 0 0 65 0 276
2020 140 5 35 28 0 0 58 0 266
2021 128 6 43 29 0 0 58 0 264
2022 134 4 45 27 0 0 54 0 264
2023 137 5 53 33 0 0 60 0 288

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 Beach Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 250 12.4 20.1 n/a
1989 265 12.4 21.3 n/a
1990 282 13.3 21.2 n/a
1991 307 13.6 22.5 n/a
1992 347 13.8 25.1 n/a
1993 352 14.2 24.8 0
1994 339 15.0 22.6 0
1995 327 15.5 21.1 0
1996 327 15.5 21.1 0
1997 324 16.4 19.8 0
1998 323 18.8 17.2 0
1999 312 18.8 16.6 0
2000 300 18.2 16.5 0
2001 280 16.2 17.3 0
2002 274 18.6 14.7 0
2003 274 18.6 14.7 0
2004 270 18.6 14.5 0
2005 289 18.8 15.4 0
2006 284 18.0 15.8 0
2007 277 17.8 15.6 0
2008 233 20.4 11.4 0
2009 312 20.1 14.3 0
2010 339 19.3 17.5 n/a
2011 327 n/a n/a 0.9
2012 323 20.8 15.4 n/a
2013 362 19.3 18.6 0
2014 364 17.1 21.2 0
2015 362 18.0 20.1 0.8
2016 335 16.0 20.9 1.8
2017 313 16.0 19.5 1.9
2018 298 14.0 21.2 2.3
2019 276 17.5 15.7 2.9
2020 266 n/a n/a 3.4
2021 264 16.2 16.2 3.8
2022 264 17.1 15.3 3.8
2023 288 17.1 16.7 4.2

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 Beach Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 250 12.4 20.1 n/a
1989 265 12.4 21.3 n/a
1990 282 13.3 21.2 n/a
1991 307 13.6 22.5 n/a
1992 347 13.8 25.1 n/a
1993 352 14.2 24.8 0
1994 339 15.0 22.6 0
1995 327 15.5 21.1 0
1996 327 15.5 21.1 0
1997 324 16.4 19.8 0
1998 323 18.8 17.2 0
1999 312 18.8 16.6 0
2000 300 18.2 16.5 0
2001 280 16.2 17.3 0
2002 274 18.6 14.7 0
2003 274 18.6 14.7 0
2004 270 18.6 14.5 0
2005 289 18.8 15.4 0
2006 284 18.0 15.8 0
2007 277 17.8 15.6 0
2008 233 20.4 11.4 0
2009 312 20.1 14.3 0
2010 339 19.3 17.5 n/a
2011 327 n/a n/a 0.9
2012 323 20.8 15.4 n/a
2013 362 19.3 18.6 0
2014 364 17.1 21.2 0
2015 362 18.0 20.1 0.8
2016 335 16.0 20.9 1.8
2017 313 16.0 19.5 1.9
2018 298 14.0 21.2 2.3
2019 276 17.5 15.7 2.9
2020 266 n/a n/a 3.4
2021 264 16.2 16.2 3.8
2022 264 17.1 15.3 3.8
2023 288 17.1 16.7 4.2

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

Beach Elementary

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionConditionalPolioHepatitis BVaricellaDTPMMR
201290.0%0.0%2.0%8.0%90.0%98.0%98.0%90.0%96.0%
201375.0%5.0%0.0%19.0%77.0%91.0%95.0%77.0%79.0%
201468.0%5.0%0.0%28.0%78.0%83.0%95.0%75.0%83.0%
201593.0%3.0%0.0%5.0%98.0%93.0%98.0%98.0%98.0%
201695.0%0.0%0.0%5.0%100.0%95.0%100.0%100.0%97.0%
2017≥95.0%≤5.0%≤5.0%≤5.0%≥95.0%≥95.0%≥95.0%≥95.0%≥95.0%
2018≥95.0%≤5.0%≤5.0%≤5.0%≥95.0%≥95.0%≥95.0%≥95.0%≥95.0%
2019≥95.0%≤5.0%≤5.0%≥95.0%≥95.0%≥95.0%≥95.0%≥95.0%

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

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $13,616

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Beach 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 46th of 5789 Elementary schoolsRanks 28th of 5848 Elementary schools
 0.3%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Beach Elementary)84.497.1
 12.6%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Piedmont City Unified)8684.6
 1.4%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.543
 5.6%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Beach Elementary)95.697.1
 1.5%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Piedmont City Unified)95.591.2
 4.4%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (California)50.245.1
 5.1%
4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Beach Elementary)85.794.3
 8.6%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Piedmont City Unified)86.590.9
 4.4%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)49.543.7
 5.7%
4th Grade Mathematics (Beach Elementary)90.594.3
 3.9%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Piedmont City Unified)91.492.1
 0.7%
   4th Grade Mathematics (California)44.940.8
 4.1%
5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Beach Elementary)93.983.3
 10.6%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Piedmont City Unified)92.687.2
 5.3%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)51.746.7
 5%
5th Grade Mathematics (Beach Elementary)89.889.6
 0.2%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Piedmont City Unified)88.890.1
 1.4%
   5th Grade Mathematics (California)3833.4
 4.6%
5th Grade Science (Beach Elementary)77.677.1
 0.5%
   5th Grade Science (Piedmont City Unified)79.681.4
 1.8%
   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 Students276288
 4.3%
African American75
 28.6%
American Indian00
Asian3953
 35.9%
Hispanic2733
 22.2%
Pacific Islander00
White138137
 0.7%
Two or More Races6560
 7.7%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients2.9%4.2%
 1.3%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Beach Elementary

In the 2022-23 school year, 288 students attended Beach Elementary.

Students at Beach Elementary are 48% White, 21% Two or more races, 18% Asian, 11% Hispanic, 2% African American.

Students who attend Beach Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : Piedmont Middle
High : Piedmont High

Yes! Beach Elementary is one of the best elementary schools in the state. It ranks 28th of 5868 California elementary schools.


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