Salida Elementary

Summary:

Salida Elementary is a public elementary school in Salida, California, serving 275 students in grades K-5. The school faces several challenges, including a high percentage of Hispanic and economically disadvantaged students, lower academic performance compared to the district and state, and a concerning trend of increasing chronic absenteeism.

Salida Elementary has a significantly higher Hispanic student population (80.73%) compared to the surrounding schools, which range from 40.95% to 69.11% Hispanic students. Academically, the school's performance, as measured by the Smarter Balanced Assessments, is generally lower than the Salida Union Elementary School District and the state of California averages. For example, in 2022-2023, only 31.2% of Salida Elementary students were proficient or better in English Language Arts/Literacy, compared to 39.84% for the district and 46.66% for the state. Additionally, Salida Elementary has experienced a significant increase in chronic absenteeism, rising from 7.5% in 2018-2019 to 25.2% in 2022-2023, which is notably higher than the surrounding schools, ranging from 10.9% to 31.9%.

When comparing Salida Elementary to the nearby schools within the same district, it generally performs worse academically, has a higher percentage of Hispanic students, and a higher rate of chronic absenteeism. However, the nearby schools outside the district, such as Hart-Ransom Elementary and Ripona Elementary, tend to outperform Salida Elementary across various metrics. Addressing the challenges faced by Salida Elementary, particularly the high chronic absenteeism rate, will be crucial for improving the educational outcomes of the students.


Detail:

Public K-5

 4519 Finney Rd.
       Salida, CA  95368-9333


(209) 545-9394

District: Salida Union Elementary

SchoolDigger Rank:
3470th of 5,868 California Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $8,370 Help


Students who attend Salida Elementary usually attend:

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

Student/teacher ratio:  21.1 Help
Number of students:  275

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
80.7%
White:
8.4%
Asian:
6.2%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  84% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Salida Elementary ranks worse than 59.1% of elementary schools in California. It also ranks last 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 35.33. (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 Salida Elementary has the smallest elementary school student body size in the Salida Union Elementary School District. Racial makeup is: Hispanic (80.7%), White (8.4%), Asian (6.2%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 84% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the highest percentage in the Salida Union Elementary School District. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Salida Elementary is 21.1. 2 elementary schools in the Salida Union Elementary School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Salida Elementary is $8,370, which is the highest among 4 elementary schools in the Salida Union Elementary School District!
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Salida Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Salida Elementary 3470th of 5868 California public elementary schools. (See Salida 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 765th of 1560 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Salida Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Salida Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 43.54 2482nd 4809 48.4%
2005 43.17 2533rd 4822 47.5%
2006 38.61 2784th 4818 42.2%
2007 39.63 2923rd 5113 42.8%
2008 48.59 2463rd 5113 51.8%
2009 42.04 2938th 5193 43.4%
2010 36.63 3378th 5314 36.4%
2011 28.32 4106th 5377 23.6%
2012 16.95 4847th 5390 10.1%
2013 17.55 4889th 5530 11.6%
2015 36.93 3208th 5611 42.8%
2016 33.85 3489th 5614 37.9%
2017 35.44 3410th 5692 40.1%
2018 37.68 3294th 5662 41.8%
2019 37.05 3382nd 5789 41.6%
2021 22.80 1096th 1417 22.7%
2022 26.32 4220th 5883 28.3%
2023 35.33 3461st 5848 40.8%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Salida Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 57.70 941st 3246 71.0%
2019 60.81 792nd 3275 75.8%
2021 48.05 226th 602 62.5%
2022 37.19 2026th 3311 38.8%
2023 61.23 740th 3240 77.2%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Salida Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 54.26 2090th 5084 58.9%
2019 51.71 2285th 5173 55.8%
2021 35.22 727th 1110 34.5%
2022 36.80 3276th 5264 37.8%
2023 50.64 2320th 5355 56.7%
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Rank History for Female students at Salida Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 40.81 3031st 5413 44.0%
2019 41.74 3000th 5492 45.4%
2021 20.21 1047th 1267 17.4%
2022 21.71 4539th 5635 19.4%
2023 29.58 3795th 5595 32.2%
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Rank History for Male students at Salida Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 33.52 3433rd 5431 36.8%
2019 30.88 3724th 5510 32.4%
2021 26.10 915th 1272 28.1%
2022 32.04 3615th 5663 36.2%
2023 41.72 2921st 5627 48.1%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Salida Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 48.57 2323rd 4830 51.9%
2019 50.47 2257th 4963 54.5%
2022 29.14 3774th 5084 25.8%
2023 46.65 2440th 5079 52.0%
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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 Salida Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2002 164 25 15 192 3 n/a n/a 0 399
2003 164 25 15 192 3 n/a n/a 0 399
2004 197 13 17 228 2 n/a n/a 0 457
2005 192 12 14 264 1 n/a n/a 0 483
2006 168 17 13 268 1 n/a n/a 0 467
2007 144 15 14 291 0 n/a n/a 0 464
2008 122 15 16 276 2 n/a n/a 0 431
2009 114 13 18 272 1 2 5 0 425
2010 111 16 16 300 0 0 17 0 460
2011 109 15 17 335 0 0 7 0 483
2012 98 13 17 374 2 2 17 0 523
2013 84 18 12 405 1 1 16 0 537
2014 68 6 13 371 2 1 25 0 486
2015 62 7 12 351 0 3 20 0 455
2016 48 2 11 289 0 4 12 0 366
2017 39 2 3 289 0 3 9 0 345
2018 32 6 3 276 0 4 9 0 330
2019 40 4 6 279 0 7 8 0 344
2020 26 4 11 251 0 5 3 0 300
2021 26 3 14 239 0 5 5 0 292
2022 23 2 15 236 0 5 7 0 288
2023 23 2 17 222 0 3 8 0 275

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 Salida Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2002 399 20.5 19.5 46.6
2003 399 20.5 19.5 46.6
2004 457 21.0 21.8 56.7
2005 483 23.8 20.3 58.8
2006 467 23.2 20.1 57.4
2007 464 22.3 20.8 64
2008 431 21.8 19.8 63.6
2009 425 19.8 20.4 70.6
2010 460 18.8 24.4 73.9
2011 483 n/a n/a 72.3
2012 523 21.6 24.1 80.1
2013 537 20.5 26.1 86.6
2014 486 19.6 24.7 83.5
2015 455 18.0 25.2 77.6
2016 366 14.0 26.1 87.4
2017 345 13.0 26.5 89.3
2018 330 15.0 22.0 90.6
2019 344 15.0 22.9 74.4
2020 300 n/a n/a 83.7
2021 292 13.0 22.4 78.8
2022 288 13.7 20.9 77.4
2023 275 13.0 21.1 84

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 Salida Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2002 399 20.5 19.5 46.6
2003 399 20.5 19.5 46.6
2004 457 21.0 21.8 56.7
2005 483 23.8 20.3 58.8
2006 467 23.2 20.1 57.4
2007 464 22.3 20.8 64
2008 431 21.8 19.8 63.6
2009 425 19.8 20.4 70.6
2010 460 18.8 24.4 73.9
2011 483 n/a n/a 72.3
2012 523 21.6 24.1 80.1
2013 537 20.5 26.1 86.6
2014 486 19.6 24.7 83.5
2015 455 18.0 25.2 77.6
2016 366 14.0 26.1 87.4
2017 345 13.0 26.5 89.3
2018 330 15.0 22.0 90.6
2019 344 15.0 22.9 74.4
2020 300 n/a n/a 83.7
2021 292 13.0 22.4 78.8
2022 288 13.7 20.9 77.4
2023 275 13.0 21.1 84

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

Salida Elementary

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionConditionalPolioHepatitis BVaricellaDTPMMR
201297.0%0.0%0.0%3.0%99.0%99.0%100.0%98.0%98.0%
201397.0%3.0%1.0%0.0%97.0%97.0%97.0%97.0%97.0%
201496.0%4.0%0.0%0.0%96.0%96.0%96.0%96.0%96.0%
201595.0%4.0%0.0%1.0%96.0%96.0%96.0%96.0%95.0%
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≥95.0%≤5.0%≤5.0%≤5.0%≥95.0%≥95.0%≥95.0%≥95.0%≥95.0%
201997.0%0.0%0.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%97.0%97.0%
202096.3%0.0%3.7%96.3%
202188.1%0.0%0.0%90.5%88.1%90.5%90.5%

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

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $8,370

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Salida 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 3382nd of 5789 Elementary schoolsRanks 3461st of 5848 Elementary schools
 0.8%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Salida Elementary)36.715.8
 20.9%
   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 (Salida Elementary)34.729
 5.7%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Salida Union Elementary)4644
 2%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (California)50.245.1
 5.1%
4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Salida Elementary)45.731.6
 14.1%
   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 (Salida Elementary)5029.8
 20.2%
   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 (Salida Elementary)42.150
 7.9%
   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 (Salida Elementary)24.633.3
 8.8%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Salida Union Elementary)30.931.6
 0.7%
   5th Grade Mathematics (California)3833.4
 4.6%
5th Grade Science (Salida Elementary)26.333.3
 7%
   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 Students344275
 20.1%
African American42
 50%
American Indian00
Asian617
 183.3%
Hispanic279222
 20.4%
Pacific Islander73
 57.1%
White4023
 42.5%
Two or More Races88
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients74.4%84%
 9.6%


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In the 2022-23 school year, 275 students attended Salida Elementary.

Salida Elementary ranks 3470th of 5868 California elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 2 stars out of 5.

Students who attend Salida Elementary usually go on to attend:

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

Students at Salida Elementary are 81% Hispanic, 8% White, 6% Asian, 3% Two or more races, 1% Pacific Islander.


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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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