Avenal Elementary

Public K-5

 500 S. First Ave.
       Avenal, CA  93204-1501


(559) 386-5173

District: Reef-Sunset Unified

SchoolDigger Rank:
5299th of 5,883 California Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $7,844 Help

Students who attend Avenal Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Reef Sunset Middle
High:    Avenal High

Student/teacher ratio:  22.4
Number of students:  690

Immunizations:

Fully immunized:
96.6%
Polio:
98.0%
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Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
96.7%
White:
2.2%
Asian:
1.2%

Free/discounted lunch recipients:  93.3%

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Compare Details Avenal Elementary ranks worse than 90.1% of elementary schools in California. It also ranks first among 3 ranked elementary schools in the Reef-Sunset Unified School District! (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2022 the calculated Average Standard Score was 15.68. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Avenal Elementary has the largest elementary school student body size in the Reef-Sunset Unified School District. Racial makeup is: Hispanic (96.7%), White (2.2%), Asian (1.2%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 93.3% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Avenal Elementary is 22.4, which is the 2nd best among 3 elementary schools in the Reef-Sunset Unified School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Avenal Elementary is $7,844, which is the 2nd highest among 3 elementary schools in the Reef-Sunset Unified School District.
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Schooldigger 2022 Rankings:

Avenal Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Avenal Elementary 5299th of 5883 California public elementary schools. (See Avenal Elementary in the ranking list.)

Reef-Sunset Unified:

SchoolDigger ranks Reef-Sunset Unified 1422nd of 1535 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Avenal Elementary

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 9.15 4711th 4809 2.0%
2005 14.11 4392nd 4822 8.9%
2006 9.46 4657th 4818 3.3%
2007 9.46 4939th 5113 3.4%
2008 6.80 5047th 5113 1.3%
2009 5.14 5152nd 5193 0.8%
2010 6.37 5247th 5314 1.3%
2011 5.80 5329th 5377 0.9%
2012 7.74 5275th 5390 2.1%
2013 8.62 5355th 5530 3.2%
2015 19.58 4672nd 5611 16.7%
2016 17.39 4842nd 5614 13.8%
2017 14.03 5195th 5692 8.7%
2018 16.93 4935th 5662 12.8%
2019 14.68 5265th 5789 9.1%
2021 10.55 1379th 1417 2.7%
2022 15.68 5299th 5883 9.9%

Data source: test scores: California Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Enrollment information for Avenal Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 258 6 0 744 0 n/a n/a 0 1008
1989 303 20 10 746 2 n/a n/a 0 1081
1990 284 18 1 817 0 n/a n/a 0 1120
1991 264 22 5 885 1 n/a n/a 0 1177
1992 198 7 2 672 1 n/a n/a 0 880
1993 188 14 1 733 1 n/a n/a 0 937
1994 163 18 5 783 0 n/a n/a 0 969
1995 104 15 0 817 0 n/a n/a 0 936
1996 104 15 0 817 0 n/a n/a 0 936
1997 116 15 0 880 0 n/a n/a 0 1011
1998 104 11 0 940 0 n/a n/a 0 1055
1999 96 4 0 956 0 n/a n/a 0 1056
2000 66 5 0 957 0 n/a n/a 0 1028
2001 55 5 0 997 0 n/a n/a 5 1062
2002 40 0 0 604 2 n/a n/a 0 646
2003 40 0 0 604 2 n/a n/a 0 646
2004 33 3 1 622 0 n/a n/a 0 659
2005 31 5 0 599 0 n/a n/a 0 635
2006 28 3 1 604 0 n/a n/a 0 636
2007 30 5 2 712 0 n/a n/a 0 749
2008 28 5 1 734 n/a n/a n/a 0 768
2009 20 3 6 728 0 0 0 0 757
2010 23 3 15 754 1 0 0 0 796
2011 21 0 13 687 1 0 0 0 722
2012 14 1 12 754 1 0 0 0 782
2013 13 1 7 735 1 0 0 0 757
2014 11 0 16 720 1 0 1 0 749
2015 9 0 12 801 1 0 1 0 824
2016 18 0 3 778 1 0 1 0 801
2017 17 0 1 758 1 0 5 0 782
2018 19 0 4 718 1 0 0 0 742
2019 16 2 8 714 1 0 0 0 741
2020 16 0 9 706 0 0 0 0 731
2021 15 0 8 667 0 0 0 0 690

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 Avenal Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1008 44.0 22.9 n/a
1989 1081 49.0 22.0 n/a
1990 1120 50.9 22.0 n/a
1991 1177 52.1 22.5 n/a
1992 880 52.9 16.6 81.9
1993 937 37.0 25.3 84.7
1994 969 36.0 26.9 89.4
1995 936 40.0 23.4 95
1996 936 40.0 23.4 95
1997 1011 45.0 22.5 92.4
1998 1055 53.0 19.9 94.3
1999 1056 61.0 17.3 95
2000 1028 57.0 18.0 93.3
2001 1062 56.0 19.0 100.2
2002 646 33.0 19.6 99.5
2003 646 33.0 19.6 99.5
2004 659 33.0 20.0 99.4
2005 635 33.3 19.1 99.5
2006 636 32.0 19.9 99.5
2007 749 37.0 20.2 n/a
2008 768 40.0 19.2 81
2009 757 37.0 19.4 92.7
2010 796 33.0 24.1 98
2011 722 n/a n/a 97.9
2012 782 32.0 24.4 n/a
2013 757 28.0 27.0 88.2
2014 749 29.0 25.8 85
2015 824 32.0 25.7 88.6
2016 801 32.0 25.0 92
2017 782 30.0 26.0 88.4
2018 742 30.0 24.7 89.8
2019 741 30.0 24.7 91.6
2020 731 n/a n/a 93.7
2021 690 30.7 22.4 93.3

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
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Student/Teacher Ratio Avenal Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1008 44.0 22.9 n/a
1989 1081 49.0 22.0 n/a
1990 1120 50.9 22.0 n/a
1991 1177 52.1 22.5 n/a
1992 880 52.9 16.6 81.9
1993 937 37.0 25.3 84.7
1994 969 36.0 26.9 89.4
1995 936 40.0 23.4 95
1996 936 40.0 23.4 95
1997 1011 45.0 22.5 92.4
1998 1055 53.0 19.9 94.3
1999 1056 61.0 17.3 95
2000 1028 57.0 18.0 93.3
2001 1062 56.0 19.0 100.2
2002 646 33.0 19.6 99.5
2003 646 33.0 19.6 99.5
2004 659 33.0 20.0 99.4
2005 635 33.3 19.1 99.5
2006 636 32.0 19.9 99.5
2007 749 37.0 20.2 n/a
2008 768 40.0 19.2 81
2009 757 37.0 19.4 92.7
2010 796 33.0 24.1 98
2011 722 n/a n/a 97.9
2012 782 32.0 24.4 n/a
2013 757 28.0 27.0 88.2
2014 749 29.0 25.8 85
2015 824 32.0 25.7 88.6
2016 801 32.0 25.0 92
2017 782 30.0 26.0 88.4
2018 742 30.0 24.7 89.8
2019 741 30.0 24.7 91.6
2020 731 n/a n/a 93.7
2021 690 30.7 22.4 93.3

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

Avenal Elementary

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionConditionalPolioHepatitis BVaricellaDTPMMR
201297.0%0.0%0.0%3.0%99.0%100.0%100.0%98.0%98.0%
201399.0%0.0%0.0%1.0%100.0%99.0%100.0%99.0%100.0%
2014100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%
201598.0%0.0%0.0%2.0%99.0%99.0%100.0%98.0%100.0%
2016100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%
2017≥99.0%≤1.0%≤1.0%≤1.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%
2018≥99.0%≤1.0%≤1.0%≤1.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%
2019≥99.0%≤1.0%≤1.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%
202096.6%0.0%3.4%98.0%96.6%

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

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $7,844

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Avenal Elementary

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Pandemic (2021-2022)
Change (%)
Ranks 5265th of 5789 Elementary schoolsRanks 5299th of 5883 Elementary schools
 0.9%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Pandemic (2021-2022)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Avenal Elementary)20.619
 1.6%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Reef-Sunset Unified)23.220.4
 2.8%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.542.2
 6.4%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Avenal Elementary)15.211
 4.2%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Reef-Sunset Unified)19.317.7
 1.6%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (California)50.243.5
 6.7%
4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Avenal Elementary)17.119.8
 2.8%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Reef-Sunset Unified)18.817
 1.9%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)49.544.2
 5.3%
4th Grade Mathematics (Avenal Elementary)14.813.9
 0.8%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Reef-Sunset Unified)13.310.7
 2.6%
   4th Grade Mathematics (California)44.938.3
 6.7%
5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Avenal Elementary)31.822.9
 8.9%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Reef-Sunset Unified)22.417.1
 5.3%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)51.747.1
 4.6%
5th Grade Mathematics (Avenal Elementary)26.719.1
 7.7%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Reef-Sunset Unified)1810.7
 7.3%
   5th Grade Mathematics (California)3831.6
 6.4%
5th Grade Science (Avenal Elementary)16.910.5
 6.4%
   5th Grade Science (Reef-Sunset Unified)10.96.8
 4.1%
   5th Grade Science (California)31.731.2
 0.5%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Total Students741690
 6.9%
African American20
 100%
American Indian10
 100%
Asian88
Hispanic714667
 6.6%
Pacific Islander00
White1615
 6.3%
Two or More Races00
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients91.6%93.3%
 1.7%




Frequently Asked Questions about Avenal Elementary

In the 2020-21 school year, 690 students attended Avenal Elementary.

Students who attend Avenal Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : Reef Sunset Middle
High : Avenal High

Students at Avenal Elementary are 97% Hispanic, 2% White, 1% Asian.

Avenal Elementary ranks in the bottom 9.9% of California elementary schools.


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