Heather Elementary

Public K-3

 2757 Melendy Dr.
       San Carlos, CA  94070-3604


(650) 508-7303

District: San Carlos Elementary

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $13,453 Help


Students who attend Heather Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Tierra Linda Middle
High:    Carlmont High

Student/teacher ratio:  16.6 Help
Number of students:  298

Racial breakdown:

Asian:
34.2%
White:
30.5%
Hispanic:
20.5%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  11.4% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Heather Elementary is not ranked due for the most recent year due to insufficient test score data. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2019 the calculated Average Standard Score was 94.48. (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 Student population at Heather Elementary is diverse. Racial makeup is: Asian (34.2%), White (30.5%), Hispanic (20.5%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 11.4% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the highest percentage in the San Carlos Elementary School District. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Heather Elementary is 16.6, which is the lowest among 5 elementary schools in the San Carlos Elementary School District! (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Heather Elementary is $13,453. 2 elementary schools in the San Carlos Elementary School District spend more per student.
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Rank History for Heather Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Heather Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 86.04 660th 4809 86.3%
2005 79.91 923rd 4822 80.9%
2006 82.64 848th 4818 82.4%
2007 82.23 883rd 5113 82.7%
2008 67.72 1508th 5113 70.5%
2009 78.68 1062nd 5193 79.5%
2010 88.43 549th 5314 89.7%
2011 82.60 863rd 5377 84.0%
2012 92.12 289th 5390 94.6%
2013 89.21 522nd 5530 90.6%
2015 88.23 712th 5611 87.3%
2016 90.89 561st 5614 90.0%
2017 96.25 238th 5692 95.8%
2018 93.72 398th 5662 93.0%
2019 94.48 336th 5789 94.2%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Heather Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 77.44 61st 339 82.0%
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Rank History for Female students at Heather Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 93.90 295th 5413 94.6%
2019 92.37 405th 5492 92.6%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Heather Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 94.83 93rd 2585 96.4%
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Rank History for Male students at Heather Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 91.33 496th 5431 90.9%
2019 94.51 278th 5510 95.0%
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Rank History for Asian students at Heather Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 62.37 511th 1071 52.3%
2019 84.47 41st 1149 96.4%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Heather Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 77.41 790th 4830 83.6%
2019 62.26 1563rd 4963 68.5%
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Rank History for White students at Heather Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 87.02 180th 2737 93.4%
2019 87.96 151st 2834 94.7%
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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.

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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Thursday, April 5, 2012

Open Quote What a wonderful school. The principal here is excellent. Teachers are truly exemplary at helping kids reach their fullest potential. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Heather Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 212 4 20 15 0 n/a n/a 0 251
1989 240 1 25 25 0 n/a n/a 0 291
1990 267 0 31 21 0 n/a n/a 0 319
1991 249 3 31 28 0 n/a n/a 0 311
1992 288 4 34 12 0 n/a n/a 0 338
1993 272 3 30 20 0 n/a n/a 0 325
1994 286 13 36 21 0 n/a n/a 0 356
1995 273 18 43 14 1 n/a n/a 0 349
1996 273 18 43 14 1 n/a n/a 0 349
1997 277 14 36 24 0 n/a n/a 0 351
1998 264 13 37 34 2 n/a n/a 0 350
1999 246 12 37 39 2 n/a n/a 1 337
2000 251 18 30 33 3 n/a n/a 0 335
2001 215 12 25 32 2 n/a n/a 1 287
2002 195 7 34 37 1 n/a n/a 0 274
2003 195 7 34 37 1 n/a n/a 0 274
2004 203 6 38 48 0 n/a n/a 1 296
2005 194 8 50 67 1 n/a n/a 1 321
2006 206 8 49 62 1 n/a n/a 6 332
2007 205 6 56 53 1 n/a n/a 3 324
2008 221 6 54 55 1 n/a n/a 0 337
2009 206 10 50 64 0 6 4 0 340
2010 222 15 47 54 0 7 6 0 351
2011 199 13 56 68 2 4 20 0 362
2012 236 25 56 87 1 7 6 0 418
2013 199 15 47 99 1 4 52 0 417
2014 207 21 55 107 1 3 53 0 447
2015 203 19 63 96 1 2 60 0 444
2016 198 12 70 84 1 4 63 0 432
2017 212 9 75 72 1 2 63 0 434
2018 210 11 78 62 0 2 61 0 424
2019 192 3 87 57 0 1 60 0 400
2020 126 0 81 52 0 0 45 0 304
2021 101 1 80 64 0 3 37 0 286
2022 90 0 80 57 0 3 36 0 266
2023 91 0 102 61 0 2 42 0 298

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 Heather Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 251 10.0 25.1 n/a
1989 291 11.0 26.4 n/a
1990 319 12.0 26.5 n/a
1991 311 13.0 23.9 n/a
1992 338 13.2 25.6 0.6
1993 325 13.0 25.0 0
1994 356 13.8 25.8 2
1995 349 14.6 23.9 0.3
1996 349 14.6 23.9 0.3
1997 351 17.0 20.6 1.1
1998 350 18.0 19.4 0.6
1999 337 18.0 18.7 3.6
2000 335 17.0 19.7 2.7
2001 287 16.3 17.6 2.8
2002 274 15.3 17.9 5.5
2003 274 15.3 17.9 5.5
2004 296 15.5 19.1 6.4
2005 321 17.5 18.3 8.4
2006 332 16.5 20.1 10.1
2007 324 18.0 18.0 6.2
2008 337 21.3 15.8 9.5
2009 340 19.2 16.8 8.8
2010 351 19.8 17.7 9.1
2011 362 n/a n/a 11.3
2012 418 20.0 20.9 n/a
2013 417 20.0 20.8 14.6
2014 447 20.0 22.3 15.2
2015 444 21.0 21.1 9.5
2016 432 21.0 20.5 11.6
2017 434 22.0 19.7 7.6
2018 424 23.0 18.4 10.8
2019 400 22.5 17.7 9
2020 304 n/a n/a 4.3
2021 286 16.1 17.7 9.1
2022 266 16.0 16.6 13.2
2023 298 17.9 16.6 11.4

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 Heather Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 251 10.0 25.1 n/a
1989 291 11.0 26.4 n/a
1990 319 12.0 26.5 n/a
1991 311 13.0 23.9 n/a
1992 338 13.2 25.6 0.6
1993 325 13.0 25.0 0
1994 356 13.8 25.8 2
1995 349 14.6 23.9 0.3
1996 349 14.6 23.9 0.3
1997 351 17.0 20.6 1.1
1998 350 18.0 19.4 0.6
1999 337 18.0 18.7 3.6
2000 335 17.0 19.7 2.7
2001 287 16.3 17.6 2.8
2002 274 15.3 17.9 5.5
2003 274 15.3 17.9 5.5
2004 296 15.5 19.1 6.4
2005 321 17.5 18.3 8.4
2006 332 16.5 20.1 10.1
2007 324 18.0 18.0 6.2
2008 337 21.3 15.8 9.5
2009 340 19.2 16.8 8.8
2010 351 19.8 17.7 9.1
2011 362 n/a n/a 11.3
2012 418 20.0 20.9 n/a
2013 417 20.0 20.8 14.6
2014 447 20.0 22.3 15.2
2015 444 21.0 21.1 9.5
2016 432 21.0 20.5 11.6
2017 434 22.0 19.7 7.6
2018 424 23.0 18.4 10.8
2019 400 22.5 17.7 9
2020 304 n/a n/a 4.3
2021 286 16.1 17.7 9.1
2022 266 16.0 16.6 13.2
2023 298 17.9 16.6 11.4

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

Heather Elementary

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionConditionalPolioHepatitis BVaricellaDTPMMR
201292.0%6.0%0.0%1.0%94.0%94.0%94.0%94.0%92.0%
201393.0%2.0%0.0%5.0%94.0%98.0%98.0%95.0%96.0%
201488.0%5.0%0.0%7.0%92.0%94.0%95.0%92.0%92.0%
201593.0%1.0%0.0%6.0%99.0%96.0%99.0%98.0%95.0%
201694.0%4.0%0.0%3.0%96.0%94.0%96.0%96.0%96.0%
201795.0%0.0%1.0%4.0%≥98.0%96.0%≥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%
2019≥98.0%≤2.0%≤2.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%

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

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $13,453

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Heather 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.

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Heather Elementary)8076.8
 3.2%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (San Carlos Elementary)79.781
 1.2%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.543
 5.6%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Heather Elementary)8078.3
 1.7%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (San Carlos Elementary)7985
 6%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (California)50.245.1
 5.1%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students400298
 25.5%
African American30
 100%
American Indian00
Asian87102
 17.2%
Hispanic5761
 7%
Pacific Islander12
 100%
White19291
 52.6%
Two or More Races6042
 30%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients9%11.4%
 2.4%


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Students at Heather Elementary are 34% Asian, 31% White, 20% Hispanic, 14% Two or more races.

Students who attend Heather Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : Tierra Linda Middle
High : Carlmont High

In the 2022-23 school year, 298 students attended Heather Elementary.


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