Ortega (Jose) Elementary

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Ortega (Jose) Elementary is a public elementary school in San Francisco, California, serving 371 students from kindergarten to 5th grade. This high-performing school consistently ranks among the top 15% of elementary schools in California, with strong academic achievement across English Language Arts, Mathematics, and Science.

Ortega (Jose) Elementary's standout performance is particularly evident in its support for specific student subgroups. The school ranks in the top 10% of California elementary schools for female students and English Language Learners, and in the top 5% for students from low socioeconomic backgrounds. This demonstrates the school's commitment to equity and ensuring all students succeed. However, the school may have an opportunity to further address the needs of its Asian and White student subgroups, whose performance, while still strong, is relatively lower compared to the overall school performance.

Compared to nearby schools in the Jefferson Elementary and San Francisco Unified school districts, Ortega (Jose) Elementary generally outperforms its peers in academic achievement. However, some nearby schools, such as Sloat (Commodore) Elementary and Sunnyside Elementary, also demonstrate strong academic performance and could provide valuable insights for Ortega (Jose) Elementary to learn from. The school's diverse student population, with a significant Asian and multi-racial representation, is a strength that can be leveraged to provide a rich learning environment.


Detail:

Public K-5

 400 Sargent St.
       San Francisco, CA  94132-3152


(415) 469-4726

District: San Francisco Unified

SchoolDigger Rank:
689th of 5,874 California Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $6,103 Help


Student/teacher ratio:  21.8 Help
Number of students:  371

Racial breakdown:

Asian:
63.9%
Two or more races:
15.9%
Hispanic:
9.7%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  51.8% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Ortega (Jose) Elementary ranks better than 88.3% of elementary schools in California. It also ranks 16th among 71 ranked elementary schools in the San Francisco Unified School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 90.35. (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: Asian (63.9%), two or more races (15.9%), Hispanic (9.7%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 51.8% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Ortega (Jose) Elementary is 21.8. 40 elementary schools in the San Francisco Unified School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Ortega (Jose) Elementary is $6,103, which is the highest among 72 elementary schools in the San Francisco Unified School District!
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Ortega (Jose) Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Ortega (Jose) Elementary 689th of 5874 California public elementary schools. (See Ortega (Jose) Elementary in the ranking list.)

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San Francisco Unified:

SchoolDigger ranks San Francisco Unified 623rd of 1563 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Ortega (Jose) Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Ortega (Jose) Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 45.86 2363rd 4809 50.9%
2005 41.62 2625th 4822 45.6%
2006 54.67 1979th 4818 58.9%
2007 48.28 2419th 5113 52.7%
2008 61.11 1807th 5113 64.7%
2009 37.20 3225th 5193 37.9%
2010 67.14 1616th 5314 69.6%
2011 48.29 2702nd 5377 49.7%
2012 64.25 1829th 5390 66.1%
2013 73.58 1402nd 5530 74.6%
2015 74.24 1344th 5611 76.0%
2016 75.96 1274th 5614 77.3%
2017 82.75 1012th 5692 82.2%
2018 80.60 1101st 5662 80.6%
2019 84.67 924th 5789 84.0%
2022 89.57 711th 5883 87.9%
2023 90.35 689th 5874 88.3%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Ortega (Jose) Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 58.69 287th 610 53.0%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Ortega (Jose) Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 89.48 189th 3246 94.2%
2019 90.34 164th 3275 95.0%
2022 98.98 40th 3311 98.8%
2023 97.99 48th 3250 98.5%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Ortega (Jose) Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 84.07 526th 5084 89.7%
2019 83.96 542nd 5173 89.5%
2022 95.27 169th 5264 96.8%
2023 92.42 294th 5374 94.5%
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Rank History for Female students at Ortega (Jose) Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 79.82 1052nd 5413 80.6%
2019 79.40 1108th 5492 79.8%
2022 91.58 546th 5635 90.3%
2023 93.92 376th 5617 93.3%
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Rank History for Male students at Ortega (Jose) Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 77.08 1178th 5431 78.3%
2019 85.90 787th 5510 85.7%
2022 84.65 887th 5663 84.3%
2023 82.30 1003rd 5650 82.2%
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Rank History for Asian students at Ortega (Jose) Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 49.30 679th 1071 36.6%
2019 52.75 683rd 1149 40.6%
2022 47.06 755th 1154 34.6%
2023 51.69 726th 1190 39.0%
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Rank History for White students at Ortega (Jose) Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 65.15 1015th 2834 64.2%
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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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Sunday, September 18, 2011

Open Quote Our Family love this school. From the Principal,teachers, parents and students it is just a very loving community to be in. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Ortega (Jose) Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 44 142 125 45 0 n/a n/a 0 356
1989 35 134 121 37 1 n/a n/a 0 328
1990 47 168 132 38 0 n/a n/a 0 385
1991 55 144 132 34 1 n/a n/a 0 366
1992 47 142 121 34 0 n/a n/a 0 344
1993 46 145 130 36 2 n/a n/a 0 359
1994 39 149 141 45 2 n/a n/a 0 376
1995 23 149 198 48 5 n/a n/a 0 423
1996 23 149 198 48 5 n/a n/a 0 423
1997 28 149 178 46 4 n/a n/a 0 405
1998 26 151 209 55 4 n/a n/a 0 445
1999 25 129 220 50 3 n/a n/a 0 427
2000 17 120 218 52 1 n/a n/a 0 408
2001 13 96 204 57 0 n/a n/a 8 378
2002 26 91 144 45 0 n/a n/a 11 317
2003 26 91 144 45 0 n/a n/a 11 317
2004 16 103 135 37 1 n/a n/a 13 305
2005 15 94 114 26 1 n/a n/a 14 264
2006 14 75 100 31 1 n/a n/a 15 236
2007 10 68 81 30 0 n/a n/a 16 205
2008 8 80 95 28 n/a n/a n/a 0 211
2009 26 71 103 34 0 6 14 0 254
2010 28 53 111 40 1 3 31 0 267
2011 35 46 117 41 1 5 41 0 286
2012 38 45 128 48 2 4 37 0 302
2013 35 38 116 55 2 5 78 0 329
2014 50 47 149 52 1 6 44 0 349
2015 48 51 167 50 0 2 46 0 364
2016 55 50 190 53 2 2 41 0 393
2017 64 46 191 54 0 0 53 0 408
2018 56 32 188 52 0 1 67 0 396
2019 46 23 208 48 0 1 73 0 399
2020 41 21 203 49 0 0 84 0 398
2021 38 13 215 53 0 0 67 0 386
2022 28 13 229 40 0 0 55 0 365
2023 22 16 237 36 1 0 59 0 371

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 Ortega (Jose) Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 356 13.5 26.3 n/a
1989 328 14.6 22.4 n/a
1990 385 14.6 26.3 n/a
1991 366 15.4 23.7 n/a
1992 344 15.6 22.0 59
1993 359 15.3 23.5 60.7
1994 376 15.3 24.6 60.9
1995 423 17.0 24.9 83.7
1996 423 17.0 24.9 83.7
1997 405 24.5 16.5 70.4
1998 445 23.0 19.3 73.5
1999 427 21.4 20.0 67.4
2000 408 22.0 18.5 47.5
2001 378 20.0 18.9 65.1
2002 317 19.0 16.7 72.5
2003 317 19.0 16.7 72.5
2004 305 15.1 20.2 76.7
2005 264 17.6 15.0 83.6
2006 236 14.1 16.7 0
2007 205 14.1 14.5 79.4
2008 211 16.1 13.1 68.7
2009 254 17.6 13.7 62.6
2010 267 18.5 14.4 58.8
2011 286 n/a n/a 56.3
2012 302 15.5 19.4 53.3
2013 329 16.0 20.5 45.6
2014 349 15.5 22.5 47.6
2015 364 17.0 21.4 53
2016 393 17.0 23.1 52.2
2017 408 17.0 24.0 46.8
2018 396 15.5 25.5 50.3
2019 399 15.6 25.5 49.4
2020 398 n/a n/a 47.2
2021 386 16.5 23.3 41.2
2022 365 17.0 21.4 48.5
2023 371 17.0 21.8 51.8

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 Ortega (Jose) Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 356 13.5 26.3 n/a
1989 328 14.6 22.4 n/a
1990 385 14.6 26.3 n/a
1991 366 15.4 23.7 n/a
1992 344 15.6 22.0 59
1993 359 15.3 23.5 60.7
1994 376 15.3 24.6 60.9
1995 423 17.0 24.9 83.7
1996 423 17.0 24.9 83.7
1997 405 24.5 16.5 70.4
1998 445 23.0 19.3 73.5
1999 427 21.4 20.0 67.4
2000 408 22.0 18.5 47.5
2001 378 20.0 18.9 65.1
2002 317 19.0 16.7 72.5
2003 317 19.0 16.7 72.5
2004 305 15.1 20.2 76.7
2005 264 17.6 15.0 83.6
2006 236 14.1 16.7 0
2007 205 14.1 14.5 79.4
2008 211 16.1 13.1 68.7
2009 254 17.6 13.7 62.6
2010 267 18.5 14.4 58.8
2011 286 n/a n/a 56.3
2012 302 15.5 19.4 53.3
2013 329 16.0 20.5 45.6
2014 349 15.5 22.5 47.6
2015 364 17.0 21.4 53
2016 393 17.0 23.1 52.2
2017 408 17.0 24.0 46.8
2018 396 15.5 25.5 50.3
2019 399 15.6 25.5 49.4
2020 398 n/a n/a 47.2
2021 386 16.5 23.3 41.2
2022 365 17.0 21.4 48.5
2023 371 17.0 21.8 51.8

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

Ortega (Jose) Elementary

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionConditionalPolioHepatitis BVaricellaDTPMMR
201276.0%0.0%0.0%24.0%85.0%97.0%83.0%80.0%92.0%
201384.0%0.0%0.0%16.0%87.0%98.0%97.0%87.0%97.0%
201489.0%0.0%2.0%9.0%89.0%92.0%92.0%91.0%92.0%
201589.0%0.0%0.0%11.0%89.0%89.0%89.0%89.0%89.0%
201696.0%1.0%0.0%3.0%97.0%99.0%99.0%96.0%96.0%
201794.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%94.0%96.0%97.0%94.0%94.0%
2018≥98.0%≤2.0%≤2.0%≤2.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%
201986.0%0.0%0.0%86.0%86.0%86.0%86.0%86.0%
202187.9%0.0%0.0%93.9%90.9%93.9%92.4%92.4%
202291.7%0.0%0.0%95.0%96.7%95.0%93.3%96.7%

Data source: California Department of Public Health
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Ortega (Jose) Elementary

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $6,103

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Ortega (Jose) Elementary

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 924th of 5789 Elementary schoolsRanks 689th of 5874 Elementary schools
 4.2%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Ortega (Jose) Elementary)73.464.4
 9%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (San Francisco Unified)52.351.5
 0.8%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.543
 5.6%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Ortega (Jose) Elementary)73.967.8
 6%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (San Francisco Unified)58.455
 3.4%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (California)50.245.1
 5.1%
4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Ortega (Jose) Elementary)5963.3
 4.3%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (San Francisco Unified)52.654.3
 1.7%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)49.543.7
 5.7%
4th Grade Mathematics (Ortega (Jose) Elementary)5970
 11%
   4th Grade Mathematics (San Francisco Unified)50.852.1
 1.3%
   4th Grade Mathematics (California)44.940.8
 4.1%
5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Ortega (Jose) Elementary)78.379
 0.8%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (San Francisco Unified)59.153.4
 5.6%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)51.746.7
 5%
5th Grade Mathematics (Ortega (Jose) Elementary)64.871
 6.2%
   5th Grade Mathematics (San Francisco Unified)49.844.6
 5.2%
   5th Grade Mathematics (California)3833.4
 4.6%
5th Grade Science (Ortega (Jose) Elementary)49.361.3
 12%
   5th Grade Science (San Francisco Unified)39.739.5
 0.3%
   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 Students399371
 7%
African American2316
 30.4%
American Indian01
Asian208237
 13.9%
Hispanic4836
 25%
Pacific Islander10
 100%
White4622
 52.2%
Two or More Races7359
 19.2%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients49.4%51.8%
 2.4%


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In the 2022-23 school year, 371 students attended Ortega (Jose) Elementary.

Ortega (Jose) Elementary ranks 689th of 5874 California elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.

Students at Ortega (Jose) Elementary are 64% Asian, 16% Two or more races, 10% Hispanic, 6% White, 4% African American.


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