Arroyo

Summary:

Arroyo is an exceptional elementary school located in San Carlos, California, serving grades 4-5 with a total enrollment of 277 students. This high-performing school consistently ranks among the top elementary schools in the state, with outstanding academic results that set it apart from nearby institutions.

Arroyo's students excel academically, with 81.68% proficient or better in English Language Arts and 76.84% proficient or better in Mathematics, significantly outperforming the state averages. The school's diverse student population, with a mix of racial and ethnic backgrounds, contributes to its strong academic performance and provides a rich learning environment. Additionally, Arroyo has a relatively low percentage of students from low-income families, suggesting access to more resources and support, which may be a factor in its success. The school's low chronic absenteeism rates, even during the COVID-19 pandemic, indicate a strong commitment to student engagement and attendance.

When compared to nearby schools, Arroyo stands out as a clear leader. It consistently outperforms the other San Carlos Elementary schools, as well as institutions in the San Carlos Charter Learning Center District, Belmont-Redwood Shores Elementary District, and Redwood City Elementary District, in terms of academic achievement, racial diversity, and socioeconomic factors. This exceptional performance and unique characteristics make Arroyo a standout choice for families seeking a high-quality elementary education in the San Carlos area.


Detail:

Public 4-5

 1710 Arroyo Ave.
       San Carlos, CA  94070-3809


(650) 632-8300

District: San Carlos Elementary

SchoolDigger Rank:
201st of 5,868 California Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $11,440 Help


Students who attend Arroyo usually attend:

Middle:    Central Middle
High:    Sequoia High

Student/teacher ratio:  20.3 Help
Number of students:  277

Racial breakdown:

White:
55.6%
Two or more races:
18.8%
Asian:
12.6%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  8.3% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Arroyo ranks better than 96.6% of elementary schools in California. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 96.86. (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 Arroyo is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (55.6%), two or more races (18.8%), Asian (12.6%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 8.3% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the lowest percentage in the San Carlos Elementary School District. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Arroyo is 20.3. 2 elementary schools in the San Carlos Elementary School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Arroyo is $11,440, which is the lowest among 5 elementary schools in the San Carlos Elementary School District!
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

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SchoolDigger ranks Arroyo 201st of 5868 California public elementary schools. (See Arroyo in the ranking list.)

Elementary School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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Rank History for Arroyo

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Rank History for all students at Arroyo

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 91.86 528th 5789 90.9%
2021 92.68 118th 1417 91.7%
2022 95.93 295th 5883 95.0%
2023 96.86 199th 5848 96.6%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Arroyo

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 72.45 90th 339 73.5%
2019 64.99 176th 445 60.4%
2022 79.69 98th 610 83.9%
2023 87.61 31st 667 95.4%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Arroyo

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 18.47 4662nd 5173 9.9%
2021 73.40 203rd 1110 81.7%
2022 36.40 3306th 5264 37.2%
2023 86.20 532nd 5355 90.1%
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Rank History for Female students at Arroyo

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 91.49 473rd 5413 91.3%
2019 91.29 484th 5492 91.2%
2021 90.42 133rd 1267 89.5%
2022 94.06 365th 5635 93.5%
2023 95.34 253rd 5595 95.5%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Arroyo

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 83.19 243rd 2128 88.6%
2019 43.03 1192nd 2585 53.9%
2021 85.86 25th 293 91.5%
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Rank History for Male students at Arroyo

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 93.27 369th 5431 93.2%
2019 90.72 530th 5510 90.4%
2021 92.68 105th 1272 91.7%
2022 96.06 229th 5663 96.0%
2023 96.41 200th 5627 96.4%
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Rank History for Asian students at Arroyo

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 69.34 380th 1071 64.5%
2019 57.91 587th 1149 48.9%
2022 81.55 110th 1154 90.5%
2023 82.07 106th 1183 91.0%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Arroyo

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 93.80 172nd 4830 96.4%
2019 80.41 691st 4963 86.1%
2022 88.02 433rd 5084 91.5%
2023 84.76 557th 5079 89.0%
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Rank History for White students at Arroyo

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 78.80 493rd 2737 82.0%
2019 82.17 386th 2834 86.4%
2022 85.39 252nd 2726 90.8%
2023 82.94 307th 2659 88.5%
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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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Data source: California Department of Education

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Enrollment information for Arroyo

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2017 220 2 30 46 0 0 36 0 334
2018 214 1 30 50 0 0 36 0 331
2019 177 3 29 47 0 1 31 0 288
2020 180 1 29 39 0 1 34 0 284
2021 169 0 37 46 0 0 27 0 279
2022 151 0 41 43 0 1 43 0 279
2023 154 0 35 35 0 1 52 0 277

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 Arroyo

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2017 334 16.2 20.5 2.1
2018 331 16.2 20.3 6.9
2019 288 15.7 18.3 7.3
2020 284 n/a n/a 7.7
2021 279 11.2 24.9 5.7
2022 279 16.3 17.1 7.9
2023 277 13.6 20.3 8.3

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 Arroyo

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2017 334 16.2 20.5 2.1
2018 331 16.2 20.3 6.9
2019 288 15.7 18.3 7.3
2020 284 n/a n/a 7.7
2021 279 11.2 24.9 5.7
2022 279 16.3 17.1 7.9
2023 277 13.6 20.3 8.3

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.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Arroyo

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $11,440

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Arroyo

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 528th of 5789 Elementary schoolsRanks 199th of 5848 Elementary schools
 5.7%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Arroyo)79.677.9
 1.7%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (San Carlos Elementary)81.479.1
 2.3%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)49.543.7
 5.7%
4th Grade Mathematics (Arroyo)80.279.4
 0.7%
   4th Grade Mathematics (San Carlos Elementary)8082.8
 2.8%
   4th Grade Mathematics (California)44.940.8
 4.1%
5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Arroyo)73.585.7
 12.2%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (San Carlos Elementary)76.485.2
 8.8%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)51.746.7
 5%
5th Grade Mathematics (Arroyo)66.974.1
 7.2%
   5th Grade Mathematics (San Carlos Elementary)69.177.5
 8.4%
   5th Grade Mathematics (California)3833.4
 4.6%
5th Grade Science (Arroyo)56.372
 15.7%
   5th Grade Science (San Carlos Elementary)62.774.1
 11.4%
   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 Students288277
 3.8%
African American30
 100%
American Indian00
Asian2935
 20.7%
Hispanic4735
 25.5%
Pacific Islander11
White177154
 13%
Two or More Races3152
 67.7%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients7.3%8.3%
 1%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Arroyo

Students who attend Arroyo usually go on to attend:

Middle : Central Middle
High : Sequoia High

Students at Arroyo are 56% White, 19% Two or more races, 13% Asian, 13% Hispanic.

Yes! Arroyo is one of the best elementary schools in the state. It ranks 201st of 5868 California elementary schools.

In the 2022-23 school year, 277 students attended Arroyo.


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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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