Sisk Elementary

Summary:

Sisk Elementary is a public elementary school in Salida, California, serving students from kindergarten to 5th grade. The school is part of the Salida Union Elementary District, which has a 3-star rating out of 5 from SchoolDigger. Sisk Elementary has a diverse student population, with a high percentage of students from low socioeconomic backgrounds.

One key metric that stands out is Sisk Elementary's chronic absenteeism rate, which has significantly increased from 4.3% in 2018-2019 to 18.7% in 2022-2023, notably higher than the district and state averages. Academically, the school's performance on Smarter Balanced Assessments is generally below the district and state averages across various grade levels and subject areas. However, the school's rankings for specific student groups, such as Hispanic students and English Language Learners, are relatively higher compared to the overall school ranking, suggesting targeted support for these populations.

When comparing Sisk Elementary to nearby schools within the same district, such as Mildred Perkins Elementary and Salida Elementary, which have similar demographic profiles and academic performance, Sisk Elementary appears to have a higher chronic absenteeism rate. Additionally, Sisk Elementary's statewide ranking has fluctuated over the years, indicating that the school's performance may be influenced by factors beyond just academic achievement. By addressing the high chronic absenteeism rate and improving academic performance, particularly in English Language Arts and Mathematics, Sisk Elementary can work towards better supporting the needs of its diverse student population.


Detail:

Public K-5

 5337 Sugar Creek Ln.
       Salida, CA  95368-9042


(209) 545-1671

District: Salida Union Elementary

SchoolDigger Rank:
2979th of 5,874 California Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $7,144 Help


Students who attend Sisk Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Salida Middle School - Vella Campus
High:    Joseph A. Gregori High

Student/teacher ratio:  21.5 Help
Number of students:  286

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
63.3%
White:
16.4%
Asian:
9.8%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  62.6% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Sisk Elementary ranks worse than 50.7% of elementary schools in California. It also ranks 2nd among 4 ranked elementary schools in the Salida Union Elementary School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 42.53. (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: Hispanic (63.3%), White (16.4%), Asian (9.8%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 62.6% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the lowest percentage in the Salida Union Elementary School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Sisk Elementary is 21.5, which is the highest among 4 elementary schools in the Salida Union Elementary School District! (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Sisk Elementary is $7,144. 2 elementary schools in the Salida Union Elementary School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Sisk Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Sisk Elementary 2979th of 5874 California public elementary schools. (See Sisk Elementary in the ranking list.)

Elementary School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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Salida Union Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Salida Union Elementary 768th of 1563 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Sisk Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Sisk Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 56.32 1862nd 4809 61.3%
2005 60.06 1734th 4822 64.0%
2006 46.93 2330th 4818 51.6%
2007 39.28 2947th 5113 42.4%
2008 50.12 2362nd 5113 53.8%
2009 60.46 1901st 5193 63.4%
2010 61.68 1898th 5314 64.3%
2011 51.64 2498th 5377 53.5%
2012 56.61 2233rd 5390 58.6%
2013 52.38 2546th 5530 54.0%
2015 32.98 3471st 5611 38.1%
2016 43.12 2890th 5614 48.5%
2017 44.90 2811th 5692 50.6%
2018 48.36 2641st 5662 53.4%
2019 57.00 2207th 5789 61.9%
2021 39.16 794th 1417 44.0%
2022 43.16 2904th 5883 50.6%
2023 42.53 2979th 5874 49.3%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Sisk Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 42.89 1619th 3246 50.1%
2019 42.78 1620th 3275 50.5%
2021 54.78 160th 602 73.4%
2022 61.76 702nd 3311 78.8%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Sisk Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 56.93 1909th 5084 62.5%
2019 64.94 1456th 5173 71.9%
2021 51.10 469th 1110 57.7%
2022 52.99 2089th 5264 60.3%
2023 55.33 2022nd 5374 62.4%
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Rank History for Female students at Sisk Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 46.95 2660th 5413 50.9%
2019 57.77 2065th 5492 62.4%
2021 36.74 746th 1267 41.1%
2022 42.56 2837th 5635 49.7%
2023 43.14 2808th 5617 50.0%
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Rank History for Male students at Sisk Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 48.80 2524th 5431 53.5%
2019 53.65 2281st 5510 58.6%
2021 41.69 679th 1272 46.6%
2022 44.13 2764th 5663 51.2%
2023 41.76 2931st 5650 48.1%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Sisk Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 56.60 1803rd 4830 62.7%
2019 63.86 1476th 4963 70.3%
2022 45.46 2489th 5084 51.0%
2023 52.37 2098th 5098 58.8%
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Rank History for White students at Sisk Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 49.99 1526th 2737 44.2%
2019 53.73 1431st 2834 49.5%
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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.

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Enrollment information for Sisk Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1989 185 4 8 96 0 n/a n/a 0 293
1990 256 9 10 118 0 n/a n/a 0 393
1991 275 10 19 113 0 n/a n/a 0 417
1992 257 4 14 131 1 n/a n/a 0 407
1993 290 9 17 122 0 n/a n/a 0 438
1994 399 15 24 222 4 n/a n/a 0 664
1995 370 8 45 285 4 n/a n/a 0 712
1996 370 8 45 285 4 n/a n/a 0 712
1997 339 15 41 113 2 n/a n/a 0 510
1998 353 11 56 117 4 n/a n/a 0 541
1999 403 29 34 164 2 n/a n/a 4 636
2000 512 42 49 232 10 n/a n/a 0 845
2001 470 39 64 274 7 n/a n/a 12 866
2002 346 32 80 293 3 n/a n/a 11 765
2003 346 32 80 293 3 n/a n/a 11 765
2004 292 25 50 259 7 n/a n/a 3 636
2005 273 28 49 260 12 n/a n/a 0 622
2006 263 42 53 332 5 n/a n/a 1 696
2007 261 33 47 321 1 n/a n/a 0 663
2008 223 29 39 287 2 n/a n/a 0 580
2009 225 28 33 265 2 4 0 0 557
2010 186 19 30 243 2 4 10 0 494
2011 224 25 46 307 5 11 22 0 640
2012 194 21 47 294 5 7 32 0 600
2013 176 24 35 291 0 5 39 0 570
2014 171 22 38 343 0 5 34 0 613
2015 152 17 41 327 1 4 32 0 574
2016 134 15 40 301 1 3 33 0 527
2017 82 4 24 221 0 2 35 0 368
2018 79 4 23 199 0 2 40 0 347
2019 71 7 22 196 0 2 36 0 334
2020 71 6 15 193 0 3 31 0 319
2021 54 5 12 190 0 2 30 0 293
2022 52 6 20 185 0 2 28 0 293
2023 47 5 28 181 0 2 23 0 286

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 Sisk Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 293 12.0 24.4 n/a
1990 393 15.0 26.2 n/a
1991 417 17.4 23.9 n/a
1992 407 17.7 22.9 30.7
1993 438 17.0 25.8 35.2
1994 664 27.0 24.6 37.8
1995 712 28.0 25.4 44.8
1996 712 28.0 25.4 44.8
1997 510 19.0 26.8 23.1
1998 541 22.0 24.6 25.7
1999 636 26.0 24.5 25
2000 845 40.0 21.1 29.2
2001 866 41.5 20.9 27.2
2002 765 40.8 18.8 29.8
2003 765 40.8 18.8 29.8
2004 636 34.5 18.4 33.3
2005 622 33.0 18.8 41.2
2006 696 35.0 19.9 35.7
2007 663 34.0 19.5 42.5
2008 580 31.8 18.2 36.9
2009 557 27.6 18.8 43.6
2010 494 21.6 22.8 51.4
2011 640 n/a n/a 53.4
2012 600 22.6 26.4 63.3
2013 570 20.6 27.6 62.8
2014 613 24.0 25.5 61.8
2015 574 24.0 23.9 62.2
2016 527 20.0 26.3 61.9
2017 368 13.5 27.2 64.1
2018 347 14.0 24.7 66.9
2019 334 13.0 25.6 64.1
2020 319 n/a n/a 65.8
2021 293 13.0 22.5 64.8
2022 293 13.7 21.2 59.4
2023 286 13.2 21.5 62.6

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 Sisk Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 293 12.0 24.4 n/a
1990 393 15.0 26.2 n/a
1991 417 17.4 23.9 n/a
1992 407 17.7 22.9 30.7
1993 438 17.0 25.8 35.2
1994 664 27.0 24.6 37.8
1995 712 28.0 25.4 44.8
1996 712 28.0 25.4 44.8
1997 510 19.0 26.8 23.1
1998 541 22.0 24.6 25.7
1999 636 26.0 24.5 25
2000 845 40.0 21.1 29.2
2001 866 41.5 20.9 27.2
2002 765 40.8 18.8 29.8
2003 765 40.8 18.8 29.8
2004 636 34.5 18.4 33.3
2005 622 33.0 18.8 41.2
2006 696 35.0 19.9 35.7
2007 663 34.0 19.5 42.5
2008 580 31.8 18.2 36.9
2009 557 27.6 18.8 43.6
2010 494 21.6 22.8 51.4
2011 640 n/a n/a 53.4
2012 600 22.6 26.4 63.3
2013 570 20.6 27.6 62.8
2014 613 24.0 25.5 61.8
2015 574 24.0 23.9 62.2
2016 527 20.0 26.3 61.9
2017 368 13.5 27.2 64.1
2018 347 14.0 24.7 66.9
2019 334 13.0 25.6 64.1
2020 319 n/a n/a 65.8
2021 293 13.0 22.5 64.8
2022 293 13.7 21.2 59.4
2023 286 13.2 21.5 62.6

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

Sisk Elementary

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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%
201394.0%3.0%0.0%3.0%97.0%97.0%97.0%96.0%96.0%
201493.0%4.0%0.0%4.0%95.0%96.0%96.0%94.0%94.0%
201597.0%1.0%0.0%1.0%99.0%99.0%99.0%97.0%99.0%
201698.0%3.0%0.0%0.0%98.0%98.0%98.0%98.0%98.0%
2017≥98.0%≤2.0%≤2.0%≤2.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%
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%
202294.4%0.0%0.0%96.3%96.3%

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

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $7,144

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Sisk 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 2207th of 5789 Elementary schoolsRanks 2979th of 5874 Elementary schools
 12.6%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Sisk Elementary)50.944.2
 6.8%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Salida Union Elementary)42.540.7
 1.8%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.543
 5.6%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Sisk Elementary)46.343.2
 3.1%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Salida Union Elementary)4644
 2%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (California)50.245.1
 5.1%
4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Sisk Elementary)51.922.2
 29.6%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Salida Union Elementary)50.932.1
 18.8%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)49.543.7
 5.7%
4th Grade Mathematics (Sisk Elementary)37.528.3
 9.2%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Salida Union Elementary)38.632.2
 6.4%
   4th Grade Mathematics (California)44.940.8
 4.1%
5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Sisk Elementary)67.740.9
 26.8%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Salida Union Elementary)48.741.1
 7.6%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)51.746.7
 5%
5th Grade Mathematics (Sisk Elementary)45.240.9
 4.3%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Salida Union Elementary)30.931.6
 0.7%
   5th Grade Mathematics (California)3833.4
 4.6%
5th Grade Science (Sisk Elementary)32.327.3
 5%
   5th Grade Science (Salida Union Elementary)24.825.7
 0.9%
   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 Students334286
 14.4%
African American75
 28.6%
American Indian00
Asian2228
 27.3%
Hispanic196181
 7.7%
Pacific Islander22
White7147
 33.8%
Two or More Races3623
 36.1%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients64.1%62.6%
 1.5%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Sisk Elementary

In the 2022-23 school year, 286 students attended Sisk Elementary.

Sisk Elementary ranks 2979th of 5874 California elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 2 stars out of 5.

Students who attend Sisk Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : Salida Middle School - Vella Campus
High : Joseph A. Gregori High

Students at Sisk Elementary are 63% Hispanic, 16% White, 10% Asian, 8% Two or more races, 2% African American.


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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the California Department of Education.

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