Rescue Elementary

Summary:

Rescue Elementary is a public elementary school in Rescue, California, serving 497 students in grades K-5. The school is part of the Rescue Union Elementary School District, which is ranked 147 out of 1,560 districts in the state and has a 5-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Rescue Elementary consistently performs well on standardized tests, with a high percentage of students proficient or better in English Language Arts and Mathematics across all grade levels. In 2022-2023, the school's ELA proficiency rates ranged from 60% to 69.44%, outperforming the district and the state of California. Additionally, Rescue Elementary has a relatively low percentage of students from low socioeconomic backgrounds, with only 21.33% qualifying for free or reduced-price lunch, compared to nearby schools like Green Valley Elementary (40.35%) and Buckeye Elementary (42.31%). However, the school has seen a notable increase in chronic absenteeism, rising from 4.6% in 2017-2018 to 11.6% in 2022-2023, which is still lower than nearby schools but a trend worth monitoring.

Rescue Elementary's performance is generally stronger than other schools in the Rescue Union Elementary District, such as Jackson Elementary and Lake Forest Elementary. However, some schools in the Buckeye Union Elementary District, such as Oak Meadow Elementary and Silva Valley Elementary, also demonstrate high academic achievement and may provide useful benchmarks for Rescue Elementary.


Detail:

Public K-5

 3880 Green Valley Rd.
       Rescue, CA  95672-9403


(530) 677-2720

District: Rescue Union Elementary

SchoolDigger Rank:
825th of 5,874 California Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $9,596 Help


Students who attend Rescue Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Pleasant Grove Middle
High:    Ponderosa High

Student/teacher ratio:  23.6 Help
Number of students:  497

Racial breakdown:

White:
82.3%
Hispanic:
12.5%
Asian:
2.6%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  21.3% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Rescue Elementary ranks better than 86% of elementary schools in California. It also ranks 4th among 5 ranked elementary schools in the Rescue Union Elementary School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 87.87. (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 Racial makeup is: White (82.3%), Hispanic (12.5%), Asian (2.6%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 21.3% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Rescue Elementary is 23.6, which is the highest among 5 elementary schools in the Rescue Union Elementary School District! (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Rescue Elementary is $9,596. 2 elementary schools in the Rescue Union Elementary School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Rescue Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Rescue Elementary 825th of 5874 California public elementary schools. (See Rescue Elementary in the ranking list.)

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Rescue Union Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Rescue Union Elementary 149th of 1563 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Rescue Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Rescue Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 46.77 2319th 4809 51.8%
2005 43.46 2514th 4822 47.9%
2006 53.32 2032nd 4818 57.8%
2007 50.98 2266th 5113 55.7%
2008 44.95 2666th 5113 47.9%
2009 66.60 1602nd 5193 69.2%
2010 60.27 1973rd 5314 62.9%
2011 53.04 2405th 5377 55.3%
2012 64.82 1796th 5390 66.7%
2013 73.78 1390th 5530 74.9%
2015 89.33 648th 5611 88.5%
2016 90.72 569th 5614 89.9%
2017 92.65 475th 5692 91.7%
2018 91.04 569th 5662 90.0%
2019 86.25 837th 5789 85.5%
2021 91.75 134th 1417 90.5%
2022 93.72 462nd 5883 92.1%
2023 87.87 825th 5874 86.0%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Rescue Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 91.01 245th 5084 95.2%
2019 90.71 277th 5173 94.6%
2021 98.04 10th 1110 99.1%
2022 93.14 243rd 5264 95.4%
2023 90.31 374th 5374 93.0%
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Rank History for Female students at Rescue Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 90.68 535th 5413 90.1%
2019 77.97 1175th 5492 78.6%
2021 77.01 268th 1267 78.8%
2022 90.33 619th 5635 89.0%
2023 85.63 859th 5617 84.7%
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Rank History for Male students at Rescue Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 85.71 806th 5431 85.2%
2019 90.30 560th 5510 89.8%
2021 95.55 64th 1272 95.0%
2022 93.70 398th 5663 93.0%
2023 87.35 759th 5650 86.6%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Rescue Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 93.68 170th 4963 96.6%
2022 98.41 60th 5084 98.8%
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Rank History for White students at Rescue Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 78.65 497th 2737 81.8%
2019 67.78 907th 2834 68.0%
2022 77.04 557th 2726 79.6%
2023 63.33 1004th 2662 62.3%
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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.

Rescue Elementary Test Scores
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Data source: California Department of Education

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by a parent
Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Open Quote what a great school! teachers are friendly, campus is well run and my daughter is doing excellent in school there! A+ Close Quote



Enrollment information for Rescue Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 282 3 3 5 8 n/a n/a 0 301
1989 336 3 8 7 12 n/a n/a 0 366
1990 357 12 11 16 15 n/a n/a 0 411
1991 491 0 7 13 2 n/a n/a 0 513
1992 518 2 21 27 5 n/a n/a 0 573
1993 485 0 10 25 11 n/a n/a 0 531
1994 460 1 7 34 7 n/a n/a 0 509
1995 473 3 7 22 7 n/a n/a 0 512
1996 473 3 7 22 7 n/a n/a 0 512
1997 459 0 7 17 11 n/a n/a 0 494
1998 453 0 6 14 6 n/a n/a 0 479
1999 450 5 4 14 7 n/a n/a 0 480
2000 501 4 2 10 7 n/a n/a 0 524
2001 498 2 5 17 4 n/a n/a 0 526
2002 571 5 7 12 14 n/a n/a 0 609
2003 571 5 7 12 14 n/a n/a 0 609
2004 383 1 14 14 8 n/a n/a 0 420
2005 442 4 12 9 6 n/a n/a 0 473
2006 458 3 16 19 6 n/a n/a 4 506
2007 439 2 12 24 10 n/a n/a 11 498
2008 413 4 5 48 11 n/a n/a 0 481
2009 381 4 4 42 6 1 22 0 460
2010 329 3 6 68 5 0 15 0 426
2011 323 3 8 60 2 0 16 0 412
2012 311 2 8 63 2 0 14 0 400
2013 306 3 6 56 1 1 15 0 388
2014 316 3 6 55 0 1 10 0 391
2015 322 3 7 55 0 2 9 0 398
2016 337 4 8 63 4 3 5 0 424
2017 358 4 9 65 3 4 3 0 446
2018 362 6 8 61 4 4 2 0 447
2019 397 4 7 62 4 3 1 0 478
2020 391 5 6 56 4 3 0 0 465
2021 292 3 5 40 3 1 1 0 345
2022 417 5 9 69 7 0 2 0 509
2023 409 6 13 62 4 1 2 0 497

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 Rescue Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 301 12.0 25.0 n/a
1989 366 13.5 27.1 n/a
1990 411 15.7 26.1 n/a
1991 513 20.0 25.6 n/a
1992 573 20.3 28.2 7.9
1993 531 20.0 26.6 9.2
1994 509 21.2 24.0 11
1995 512 22.9 22.4 19.9
1996 512 22.9 22.4 19.9
1997 494 23.5 21.0 21.7
1998 479 26.6 18.0 24.4
1999 480 26.3 18.3 20
2000 524 27.3 19.2 19.7
2001 526 27.3 19.3 16.9
2002 609 32.6 18.7 20.2
2003 609 32.6 18.7 20.2
2004 420 24.5 17.1 21
2005 473 26.6 17.8 18.2
2006 506 27.0 18.7 21.9
2007 498 25.1 19.8 28.7
2008 481 26.4 18.2 25.6
2009 460 24.5 18.0 29.3
2010 426 20.5 20.7 28.2
2011 412 n/a n/a 30.3
2012 400 17.4 22.9 n/a
2013 388 15.2 25.4 30.9
2014 391 15.0 26.0 27.9
2015 398 16.0 24.8 25.9
2016 424 18.0 23.5 26.7
2017 446 18.0 24.7 26.2
2018 447 19.0 23.5 28.4
2019 478 19.0 25.1 24.1
2020 465 n/a n/a 18.5
2021 345 15.0 23.0 18
2022 509 22.3 22.8 18.1
2023 497 21.0 23.6 21.3

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 Rescue Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 301 12.0 25.0 n/a
1989 366 13.5 27.1 n/a
1990 411 15.7 26.1 n/a
1991 513 20.0 25.6 n/a
1992 573 20.3 28.2 7.9
1993 531 20.0 26.6 9.2
1994 509 21.2 24.0 11
1995 512 22.9 22.4 19.9
1996 512 22.9 22.4 19.9
1997 494 23.5 21.0 21.7
1998 479 26.6 18.0 24.4
1999 480 26.3 18.3 20
2000 524 27.3 19.2 19.7
2001 526 27.3 19.3 16.9
2002 609 32.6 18.7 20.2
2003 609 32.6 18.7 20.2
2004 420 24.5 17.1 21
2005 473 26.6 17.8 18.2
2006 506 27.0 18.7 21.9
2007 498 25.1 19.8 28.7
2008 481 26.4 18.2 25.6
2009 460 24.5 18.0 29.3
2010 426 20.5 20.7 28.2
2011 412 n/a n/a 30.3
2012 400 17.4 22.9 n/a
2013 388 15.2 25.4 30.9
2014 391 15.0 26.0 27.9
2015 398 16.0 24.8 25.9
2016 424 18.0 23.5 26.7
2017 446 18.0 24.7 26.2
2018 447 19.0 23.5 28.4
2019 478 19.0 25.1 24.1
2020 465 n/a n/a 18.5
2021 345 15.0 23.0 18
2022 509 22.3 22.8 18.1
2023 497 21.0 23.6 21.3

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

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionConditionalPolioHepatitis BVaricellaDTPMMR
201292.0%8.0%0.0%0.0%92.0%92.0%92.0%92.0%92.0%
201380.0%20.0%0.0%0.0%80.0%80.0%80.0%80.0%80.0%
201495.0%4.0%0.0%1.0%96.0%96.0%96.0%96.0%95.0%
201592.0%7.0%0.0%1.0%93.0%93.0%93.0%93.0%92.0%
2016100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%
2017≥98.0%≤2.0%≤2.0%≤2.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%
2018≥98.0%≤2.0%≤2.0%≤2.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%
201996.0%3.0%1.0%98.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%97.0%96.0%
202095.6%1.5%2.9%95.6%97.1%95.6%95.6%97.1%
202198.0%1.0%0.0%98.0%98.0%

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

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $9,596

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Rescue Elementary

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 837th of 5789 Elementary schoolsRanks 825th of 5874 Elementary schools
 0.4%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Rescue Elementary)79.269.4
 9.7%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Rescue Union Elementary)70.472.2
 1.8%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.543
 5.6%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Rescue Elementary)80.686.1
 5.6%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Rescue Union Elementary)75.380.7
 5.4%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (California)50.245.1
 5.1%
4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Rescue Elementary)68.760
 8.7%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Rescue Union Elementary)66.564.2
 2.3%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)49.543.7
 5.7%
4th Grade Mathematics (Rescue Elementary)62.762.2
 0.5%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Rescue Union Elementary)6567.9
 2.9%
   4th Grade Mathematics (California)44.940.8
 4.1%
5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Rescue Elementary)77.167.6
 9.5%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Rescue Union Elementary)81.372.3
 9%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)51.746.7
 5%
5th Grade Mathematics (Rescue Elementary)51.461.4
 10%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Rescue Union Elementary)64.860.7
 4.1%
   5th Grade Mathematics (California)3833.4
 4.6%
5th Grade Science (Rescue Elementary)49.355.9
 6.6%
   5th Grade Science (Rescue Union Elementary)6154.5
 6.5%
   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 Students478497
 4%
African American46
 50%
American Indian44
Asian713
 85.7%
Hispanic6262
Pacific Islander31
 66.7%
White397409
 3%
Two or More Races12
 100%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients24.1%21.3%
 2.7%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Rescue Elementary

Students who attend Rescue Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : Pleasant Grove Middle
High : Ponderosa High

In the 2022-23 school year, 497 students attended Rescue Elementary.

Rescue Elementary ranks 825th of 5874 California elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.

Students at Rescue Elementary are 82% White, 12% Hispanic, 3% Asian, 1% African American.


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