Pomerado Elementary

Summary:

Pomerado Elementary is a public elementary school in Poway, California, serving 365 students from kindergarten to 5th grade. The school is part of the Poway Unified School District, which is highly ranked in the state.

Academically, Pomerado Elementary's performance on state assessments is generally lower than the district and state averages, with proficiency rates in English Language Arts and Mathematics around 10-20 percentage points behind. However, the school excels in science, with 40% of students scoring proficient or better on the CAST exam, compared to 61.2% for the district and 30.18% for the state. The school also faces challenges with high chronic absenteeism rates, which have increased significantly in recent years. Pomerado's performance varies across student subgroups, with lower rankings for Hispanic, White, and multi-racial students, as well as students from low-income backgrounds and those with disabilities.

Compared to nearby schools in the Poway Unified School District, Pomerado Elementary's academic performance is generally lower than schools like Tierra Bonita Elementary, Midland Elementary, and Morning Creek Elementary, which have higher proficiency rates. However, Pomerado's performance is better than some other nearby schools, such as Valley Elementary. Addressing the chronic absenteeism issue and implementing targeted interventions to support underperforming student groups could be important steps in improving Pomerado Elementary's overall performance and ensuring equitable outcomes for all students.


Detail:

Public K-5

 12321 Ninth St.
       Poway, CA  92064-3597


(858) 748-1320

District: Poway Unified

SchoolDigger Rank:
1642nd of 5,868 California Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $10,574 Help


Students who attend Pomerado Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Meadowbrook Middle
High:    Poway High
    Rancho Bernardo High

Student/teacher ratio:  24.0 Help
Number of students:  365

Racial breakdown:

White:
37.0%
Hispanic:
33.7%
Asian:
17.3%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  35.3% Help


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Compare Details Pomerado Elementary ranks better than 72% of elementary schools in California. It also ranks 25th among 26 ranked elementary schools in the Poway Unified School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 68.54. (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 Pomerado Elementary has the smallest elementary school student body size in the Poway Unified School District. Student population at Pomerado Elementary is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (37%), Hispanic (33.7%), Asian (17.3%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 35.3% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Pomerado Elementary is 24. 16 elementary schools in the Poway Unified School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Pomerado Elementary is $10,574, which is the highest among 26 elementary schools in the Poway Unified School District!
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Pomerado Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Pomerado Elementary 1642nd of 5868 California public elementary schools. (See Pomerado Elementary in the ranking list.)

Elementary School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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Poway Unified:

SchoolDigger ranks Poway Unified 81st of 1560 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Pomerado Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Pomerado Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 74.58 1130th 4809 76.5%
2005 75.43 1110th 4822 77.0%
2006 76.42 1086th 4818 77.5%
2007 82.03 891st 5113 82.6%
2008 73.37 1261st 5113 75.3%
2009 81.79 901st 5193 82.6%
2010 64.98 1722nd 5314 67.6%
2011 77.73 1119th 5377 79.2%
2012 71.68 1431st 5390 73.5%
2013 75.42 1301st 5530 76.5%
2015 71.97 1419th 5611 74.7%
2016 73.23 1387th 5614 75.3%
2017 65.80 1765th 5692 69.0%
2018 66.70 1732nd 5662 69.4%
2019 77.35 1277th 5789 77.9%
2022 70.48 1585th 5883 73.1%
2023 68.54 1636th 5848 72.0%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Pomerado Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 23.98 365th 445 18.0%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Pomerado Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 93.04 129th 3246 96.0%
2019 89.36 181st 3275 94.5%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Pomerado Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 77.63 344th 2416 85.8%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Pomerado Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 70.54 1153rd 5084 77.3%
2019 83.79 552nd 5173 89.3%
2022 66.54 1337th 5264 74.6%
2023 51.74 2240th 5355 58.2%
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Rank History for Female students at Pomerado Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 77.77 1150th 5413 78.8%
2019 87.36 697th 5492 87.3%
2022 66.14 1683rd 5635 70.1%
2023 55.72 2130th 5595 61.9%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Pomerado Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 56.06 810th 2585 68.7%
2022 60.69 586th 2227 73.7%
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Rank History for Male students at Pomerado Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 56.32 2111th 5431 61.1%
2019 64.27 1759th 5510 68.1%
2022 71.78 1448th 5663 74.4%
2023 74.20 1317th 5627 76.6%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Pomerado Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 70.92 1099th 4830 77.2%
2019 66.47 1324th 4963 73.3%
2022 52.37 2051st 5084 59.7%
2023 60.24 1646th 5079 67.6%
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Rank History for White students at Pomerado Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 37.85 1871st 2737 31.6%
2019 63.45 1078th 2834 62.0%
2022 47.69 1536th 2726 43.7%
2023 54.36 1310th 2659 50.7%
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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.

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Enrollment information for Pomerado Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 660 13 74 30 1 n/a n/a 0 778
1989 803 14 128 52 0 n/a n/a 0 997
1990 883 15 137 45 0 n/a n/a 0 1080
1991 529 7 62 38 0 n/a n/a 0 636
1992 542 9 65 44 0 n/a n/a 0 660
1993 589 14 66 61 1 n/a n/a 0 731
1994 573 14 72 71 3 n/a n/a 0 733
1995 580 15 66 89 5 n/a n/a 0 755
1996 580 15 66 89 5 n/a n/a 0 755
1997 558 19 57 93 2 n/a n/a 0 729
1998 547 24 49 99 1 n/a n/a 0 720
1999 534 16 45 95 2 n/a n/a 0 692
2000 498 22 54 84 2 n/a n/a 19 679
2001 448 21 60 101 2 n/a n/a 12 644
2002 370 20 63 102 2 n/a n/a 10 567
2003 370 20 63 102 2 n/a n/a 10 567
2004 333 15 79 97 6 n/a n/a 19 549
2005 327 14 79 104 3 n/a n/a 23 550
2006 287 7 80 111 2 n/a n/a 20 507
2007 258 8 77 124 2 n/a n/a 30 499
2008 242 12 83 133 2 n/a n/a 0 472
2009 226 13 75 142 2 3 26 0 487
2010 231 9 72 147 2 3 30 0 494
2011 244 12 64 158 1 2 19 0 500
2012 249 8 63 159 1 0 22 0 502
2013 245 8 60 152 0 0 24 0 489
2014 227 7 55 154 0 1 40 0 484
2015 196 5 66 140 0 2 31 0 440
2016 180 8 66 120 1 3 38 0 416
2017 154 7 67 102 2 3 44 0 379
2018 156 3 61 103 2 2 51 0 378
2019 143 2 62 98 2 1 58 0 366
2020 146 2 54 113 0 1 60 0 376
2021 133 2 62 102 1 0 42 0 342
2022 134 3 52 117 1 0 44 0 351
2023 135 3 63 123 1 0 40 0 365

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 Pomerado Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 778 30.0 25.9 n/a
1989 997 38.0 26.2 n/a
1990 1080 41.0 26.3 n/a
1991 636 25.0 25.4 n/a
1992 660 25.4 25.9 7.1
1993 731 28.0 26.1 11.2
1994 733 29.5 24.8 12.4
1995 755 30.0 25.2 20.9
1996 755 30.0 25.2 20.9
1997 729 35.0 20.8 18
1998 720 36.0 20.0 19.4
1999 692 36.0 19.2 19.1
2000 679 35.0 19.4 16.8
2001 644 35.0 18.4 19.3
2002 567 29.0 19.6 18.7
2003 567 29.0 19.6 18.7
2004 549 26.0 21.1 23.4
2005 550 26.0 21.2 25
2006 507 26.0 19.5 26.3
2007 499 24.0 20.8 28.1
2008 472 26.0 18.2 31.6
2009 487 24.0 18.0 32.2
2010 494 20.0 24.7 35.8
2011 500 n/a n/a 36.8
2012 502 18.5 27.1 n/a
2013 489 17.5 27.9 36
2014 484 19.0 25.4 41.3
2015 440 19.0 23.1 43.2
2016 416 18.0 23.1 44
2017 379 16.0 23.6 40.1
2018 378 17.0 22.2 45
2019 366 17.7 20.6 43.4
2020 376 n/a n/a 35.6
2021 342 18.8 18.1 31
2022 351 15.8 22.2 29.6
2023 365 15.2 24.0 35.3

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 Pomerado Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 778 30.0 25.9 n/a
1989 997 38.0 26.2 n/a
1990 1080 41.0 26.3 n/a
1991 636 25.0 25.4 n/a
1992 660 25.4 25.9 7.1
1993 731 28.0 26.1 11.2
1994 733 29.5 24.8 12.4
1995 755 30.0 25.2 20.9
1996 755 30.0 25.2 20.9
1997 729 35.0 20.8 18
1998 720 36.0 20.0 19.4
1999 692 36.0 19.2 19.1
2000 679 35.0 19.4 16.8
2001 644 35.0 18.4 19.3
2002 567 29.0 19.6 18.7
2003 567 29.0 19.6 18.7
2004 549 26.0 21.1 23.4
2005 550 26.0 21.2 25
2006 507 26.0 19.5 26.3
2007 499 24.0 20.8 28.1
2008 472 26.0 18.2 31.6
2009 487 24.0 18.0 32.2
2010 494 20.0 24.7 35.8
2011 500 n/a n/a 36.8
2012 502 18.5 27.1 n/a
2013 489 17.5 27.9 36
2014 484 19.0 25.4 41.3
2015 440 19.0 23.1 43.2
2016 416 18.0 23.1 44
2017 379 16.0 23.6 40.1
2018 378 17.0 22.2 45
2019 366 17.7 20.6 43.4
2020 376 n/a n/a 35.6
2021 342 18.8 18.1 31
2022 351 15.8 22.2 29.6
2023 365 15.2 24.0 35.3

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

Pomerado Elementary

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionConditionalPolioHepatitis BVaricellaDTPMMR
201297.0%1.0%1.0%1.0%98.0%98.0%98.0%97.0%98.0%
201395.0%2.0%0.0%3.0%95.0%98.0%98.0%97.0%95.0%
201495.0%1.0%2.0%2.0%96.0%96.0%97.0%95.0%97.0%
201594.0%0.0%0.0%6.0%95.0%99.0%99.0%96.0%95.0%
201694.0%3.0%0.0%2.0%94.0%97.0%97.0%94.0%97.0%
201795.0%0.0%1.0%4.0%97.0%95.0%≥98.0%97.0%≥98.0%
201896.0%0.0%0.0%4.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%
201997.0%0.0%0.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%97.0%
202090.9%0.0%0.0%96.4%96.4%
202196.9%0.0%0.0%96.9%96.9%96.9%96.9%96.9%

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

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $10,574

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Pomerado Elementary

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 1277th of 5789 Elementary schoolsRanks 1636th of 5848 Elementary schools
 5.9%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Pomerado Elementary)64.750
 14.7%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Poway Unified)76.373.1
 3.2%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.543
 5.6%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Pomerado Elementary)66.752.6
 14%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Poway Unified)76.975.7
 1.2%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (California)50.245.1
 5.1%
4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Pomerado Elementary)67.456.6
 10.8%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Poway Unified)75.875
 0.8%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)49.543.7
 5.7%
4th Grade Mathematics (Pomerado Elementary)69.448
 21.4%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Poway Unified)76.874.4
 2.4%
   4th Grade Mathematics (California)44.940.8
 4.1%
5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Pomerado Elementary)63.661
 2.6%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Poway Unified)78.476.4
 2%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)51.746.7
 5%
5th Grade Mathematics (Pomerado Elementary)47.339
 8.3%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Poway Unified)70.969.3
 1.6%
   5th Grade Mathematics (California)3833.4
 4.6%
5th Grade Science (Pomerado Elementary)4040
   5th Grade Science (Poway Unified)6364.1
 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 Students366365
 0.3%
African American23
 50%
American Indian21
 50%
Asian6263
 1.6%
Hispanic98123
 25.5%
Pacific Islander10
 100%
White143135
 5.6%
Two or More Races5840
 31%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients43.4%35.3%
 8.1%


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Students who attend Pomerado Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : Meadowbrook Middle
High : Poway High
High : Rancho Bernardo High

In the 2022-23 school year, 365 students attended Pomerado Elementary.

Pomerado Elementary ranks 1642nd of 5868 California elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.

Students at Pomerado Elementary are 37% White, 34% Hispanic, 17% Asian, 11% Two or more races.


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