Sierra Elementary

Public K-5

 1100 Thompson Way
       Placerville, CA  95667-5726


(530) 622-0814

District: Placerville Union Elementary

SchoolDigger Rank:
1480th of 5,868 California Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $10,095 Help


Students who attend Sierra Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Edwin Markham Middle
High:    El Dorado High

Student/teacher ratio:  24.4 Help
Number of students:  404

Racial breakdown:

White:
66.8%
Hispanic:
25.0%
Two or more races:
6.2%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  40.6% Help


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Compare Details Sierra Elementary ranks better than 74.8% of elementary schools in California. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 72.42. (See more...)
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Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (66.8%), Hispanic (25%), two or more races (6.2%). (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Sierra Elementary is 24.4. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Sierra Elementary is $10,095.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Sierra Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Sierra Elementary 1480th of 5868 California public elementary schools. (See Sierra Elementary in the ranking list.)

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Placerville Union Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Placerville Union Elementary 796th of 1560 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Sierra Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Sierra Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 74.86 1119th 4809 76.7%
2005 62.56 1637th 4822 66.1%
2006 60.61 1717th 4818 64.4%
2007 72.72 1257th 5113 75.4%
2008 85.05 749th 5113 85.4%
2009 75.11 1202nd 5193 76.9%
2010 79.56 1025th 5314 80.7%
2011 75.69 1222nd 5377 77.3%
2012 80.96 975th 5390 81.9%
2013 78.42 1138th 5530 79.4%
2015 71.88 1425th 5611 74.6%
2016 72.83 1401st 5614 75.0%
2017 72.52 1446th 5692 74.6%
2018 73.95 1403rd 5662 75.2%
2019 69.20 1633rd 5789 71.8%
2021 63.25 469th 1417 66.9%
2022 62.64 1908th 5883 67.6%
2023 72.42 1474th 5848 74.8%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Sierra Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 65.82 1403rd 5084 72.4%
2019 59.88 1786th 5173 65.5%
2021 64.05 314th 1110 71.7%
2022 65.12 1413th 5264 73.2%
2023 78.59 823rd 5355 84.6%
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Rank History for Female students at Sierra Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 72.77 1379th 5413 74.5%
2019 73.15 1371st 5492 75.0%
2021 59.75 452nd 1267 64.3%
2022 59.85 1938th 5635 65.6%
2023 74.76 1288th 5595 77.0%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Sierra Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 48.40 815th 2128 61.7%
2019 53.07 896th 2585 65.3%
2021 85.14 29th 293 90.1%
2022 48.62 840th 2227 62.3%
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Rank History for Male students at Sierra Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 72.34 1386th 5431 74.5%
2019 61.50 1889th 5510 65.7%
2021 64.35 409th 1272 67.8%
2022 63.83 1789th 5663 68.4%
2023 68.03 1581st 5627 71.9%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Sierra Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 63.15 1483rd 4830 69.3%
2019 53.90 2046th 4963 58.8%
2022 43.82 2604th 5084 48.8%
2023 50.86 2178th 5079 57.1%
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Rank History for White students at Sierra Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 56.56 1313th 2737 52.0%
2019 47.34 1643rd 2834 42.0%
2022 44.86 1613th 2726 40.8%
2023 56.11 1253rd 2659 52.9%
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Data source: test scores: California Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Enrollment information for Sierra Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 519 3 1 22 13 n/a n/a 0 558
1989 399 3 3 38 19 n/a n/a 0 462
1990 452 4 7 34 11 n/a n/a 0 508
1991 447 2 11 35 4 n/a n/a 0 499
1992 486 2 10 23 18 n/a n/a 0 539
1993 456 5 12 30 21 n/a n/a 0 524
1994 455 6 11 67 21 n/a n/a 0 560
1995 386 2 7 51 16 n/a n/a 0 462
1996 386 2 7 51 16 n/a n/a 0 462
1997 352 2 9 48 25 n/a n/a 0 436
1998 336 2 10 51 20 n/a n/a 0 419
1999 329 3 8 48 20 n/a n/a 0 408
2000 341 6 6 46 16 n/a n/a 0 415
2001 342 7 7 54 21 n/a n/a 0 431
2002 332 7 10 61 19 n/a n/a 0 429
2003 332 7 10 61 19 n/a n/a 0 429
2004 296 0 2 36 11 n/a n/a 59 404
2005 322 1 3 38 10 n/a n/a 54 428
2006 299 2 2 54 9 n/a n/a 61 427
2007 278 3 3 69 6 n/a n/a 40 399
2008 271 n/a 2 60 6 n/a n/a 0 339
2009 296 1 1 65 6 1 46 0 416
2010 305 1 3 114 7 1 18 0 449
2011 319 2 3 109 4 1 28 0 466
2012 317 1 4 115 5 1 29 0 472
2013 326 2 9 125 6 1 24 0 493
2014 303 2 8 117 3 1 20 0 454
2015 311 3 7 112 4 1 17 0 455
2016 330 2 6 114 3 0 20 0 475
2017 341 3 3 118 5 0 12 0 482
2018 338 2 4 111 5 0 12 0 472
2019 327 1 3 105 6 0 10 0 452
2020 316 2 2 116 4 0 17 0 457
2021 273 2 1 92 6 0 22 0 396
2022 268 3 1 101 5 0 21 0 399
2023 270 3 1 101 4 0 25 0 404

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 Sierra Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 558 22.0 25.3 n/a
1989 462 20.0 23.1 n/a
1990 508 20.6 24.6 n/a
1991 499 22.5 22.1 n/a
1992 539 22.9 23.5 22.8
1993 524 21.7 24.1 32.1
1994 560 24.0 23.3 29.5
1995 462 20.0 23.1 36.1
1996 462 20.0 23.1 36.1
1997 436 21.0 20.8 47.7
1998 419 22.0 19.0 46.3
1999 408 22.0 18.5 40.7
2000 415 22.0 18.9 37.3
2001 431 22.0 19.6 42.2
2002 429 22.6 19.0 43.4
2003 429 22.6 19.0 43.4
2004 404 21.0 19.2 45.2
2005 428 21.5 19.9 44.1
2006 427 22.8 18.7 45.9
2007 399 20.7 19.3 47.4
2008 339 21.6 15.7 51.9
2009 416 21.9 18.2 50.5
2010 449 22.5 19.9 49.2
2011 466 n/a n/a 51.1
2012 472 22.0 21.4 n/a
2013 493 20.5 24.0 45.2
2014 454 20.0 22.7 41.9
2015 455 20.0 22.7 42.4
2016 475 20.0 23.7 43.6
2017 482 20.0 24.1 41.9
2018 472 20.0 23.6 45.6
2019 452 20.0 22.6 48.2
2020 457 n/a n/a 47.3
2021 396 20.0 19.8 46.2
2022 399 19.0 21.0 43.1
2023 404 16.5 24.4 40.6

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 Sierra Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 558 22.0 25.3 n/a
1989 462 20.0 23.1 n/a
1990 508 20.6 24.6 n/a
1991 499 22.5 22.1 n/a
1992 539 22.9 23.5 22.8
1993 524 21.7 24.1 32.1
1994 560 24.0 23.3 29.5
1995 462 20.0 23.1 36.1
1996 462 20.0 23.1 36.1
1997 436 21.0 20.8 47.7
1998 419 22.0 19.0 46.3
1999 408 22.0 18.5 40.7
2000 415 22.0 18.9 37.3
2001 431 22.0 19.6 42.2
2002 429 22.6 19.0 43.4
2003 429 22.6 19.0 43.4
2004 404 21.0 19.2 45.2
2005 428 21.5 19.9 44.1
2006 427 22.8 18.7 45.9
2007 399 20.7 19.3 47.4
2008 339 21.6 15.7 51.9
2009 416 21.9 18.2 50.5
2010 449 22.5 19.9 49.2
2011 466 n/a n/a 51.1
2012 472 22.0 21.4 n/a
2013 493 20.5 24.0 45.2
2014 454 20.0 22.7 41.9
2015 455 20.0 22.7 42.4
2016 475 20.0 23.7 43.6
2017 482 20.0 24.1 41.9
2018 472 20.0 23.6 45.6
2019 452 20.0 22.6 48.2
2020 457 n/a n/a 47.3
2021 396 20.0 19.8 46.2
2022 399 19.0 21.0 43.1
2023 404 16.5 24.4 40.6

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
201293.0%7.0%0.0%0.0%93.0%93.0%93.0%93.0%93.0%
201380.0%7.0%1.0%12.0%85.0%88.0%91.0%85.0%85.0%
201469.0%0.0%0.0%31.0%81.0%98.0%99.0%76.0%78.0%
201595.0%3.0%0.0%1.0%97.0%97.0%95.0%97.0%95.0%
201695.0%2.0%0.0%2.0%97.0%98.0%98.0%95.0%97.0%
201797.0%0.0%0.0%3.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%
201897.0%0.0%0.0%3.0%97.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%
201994.0%2.0%3.0%97.0%97.0%≥98.0%96.0%94.0%
202094.3%2.3%2.3%96.6%96.6%96.6%96.6%

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

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $10,095

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Sierra 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 1633rd of 5789 Elementary schoolsRanks 1474th of 5848 Elementary schools
 3%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Sierra Elementary)56.357.6
 1.3%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Placerville Union Elementary)5042.5
 7.5%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.543
 5.6%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Sierra Elementary)53.549.2
 4.4%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Placerville Union Elementary)44.142.5
 1.7%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (California)50.245.1
 5.1%
4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Sierra Elementary)55.950
 5.9%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Placerville Union Elementary)5234.7
 17.4%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)49.543.7
 5.7%
4th Grade Mathematics (Sierra Elementary)50.740.6
 10.1%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Placerville Union Elementary)47.228.7
 18.6%
   4th Grade Mathematics (California)44.940.8
 4.1%
5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Sierra Elementary)6565.8
 0.8%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Placerville Union Elementary)61.644.3
 17.4%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)51.746.7
 5%
5th Grade Mathematics (Sierra Elementary)4545
   5th Grade Mathematics (Placerville Union Elementary)40.428.2
 12.2%
   5th Grade Mathematics (California)3833.4
 4.6%
5th Grade Science (Sierra Elementary)52.557.5
 5%
   5th Grade Science (Placerville Union Elementary)47.338.7
 8.5%
   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 Students452404
 10.6%
African American13
 200%
American Indian64
 33.3%
Asian31
 66.7%
Hispanic105101
 3.8%
Pacific Islander00
White327270
 17.4%
Two or More Races1025
 150%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients48.2%40.6%
 7.6%


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Students who attend Sierra Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : Edwin Markham Middle
High : El Dorado High

Students at Sierra Elementary are 67% White, 25% Hispanic, 6% Two or more races.

In the 2022-23 school year, 404 students attended Sierra Elementary.

Sierra Elementary ranks 1480th of 5868 California elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.


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