Sutro Elementary

Summary:

Sutro Elementary is a public elementary school in San Francisco, California, serving 219 students from kindergarten to 5th grade. This high-performing school consistently outshines the surrounding district and state in academic achievement, making it a standout educational institution in the area.

Sutro Elementary's key strengths include its large Asian student population (75.8%), exceptional standardized test scores that place it in the top 15% of California elementary schools, and strong performance among English Language Learner and Low Socioeconomic Status student subgroups. The school's academic prowess is particularly noteworthy, with 69.57% of students proficient or better in English Language Arts/Literacy and 72.17% proficient or better in Mathematics, far exceeding the district and state averages. Compared to nearby schools like Yu (Alice Fong) Elementary and Cobb (William L.) Elementary, Sutro Elementary stands out as a top performer.

While Sutro Elementary's academic achievements are impressive, the school may want to consider addressing its increasing chronic absenteeism rate and lack of racial diversity, as these factors could impact the overall learning environment. Additionally, the school's high percentage of students (60.27%) receiving free or reduced-price lunch suggests a significant population of students from low-income families, making the school's strong performance all the more remarkable. Overall, Sutro Elementary is a shining example of a high-quality public elementary school within the San Francisco Unified district.


Detail:

Public K-5

 235 12th Ave.
       San Francisco, CA  94118-2103


(415) 750-8525

District: San Francisco Unified

SchoolDigger Rank:
751st of 5,868 California Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $6,103 Help


Student/teacher ratio:  22.0 Help
Number of students:  219

Racial breakdown:

Asian:
75.8%
Two or more races:
11.0%
White:
9.1%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  60.3% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Sutro Elementary ranks better than 87.2% of elementary schools in California. It also ranks 19th 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 89.38. (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 (75.8%), two or more races (11%), White (9.1%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 60.3% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Sutro Elementary is 22. 46 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 Sutro Elementary is $6,103, which is the highest among 72 elementary schools in the San Francisco Unified School District!
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Sutro Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Sutro Elementary 751st of 5868 California public elementary schools. (See Sutro Elementary in the ranking list.)

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San Francisco Unified:

SchoolDigger ranks San Francisco Unified 619th of 1560 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Sutro Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Sutro Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 74.54 1132nd 4809 76.5%
2005 72.66 1217th 4822 74.8%
2006 73.23 1207th 4818 74.9%
2007 77.44 1075th 5113 79.0%
2008 69.97 1406th 5113 72.5%
2009 69.10 1483rd 5193 71.4%
2010 73.88 1288th 5314 75.8%
2011 66.31 1681st 5377 68.7%
2012 69.10 1575th 5390 70.8%
2013 79.99 1052nd 5530 81.0%
2015 83.51 957th 5611 82.9%
2016 83.19 995th 5614 82.3%
2017 71.43 1500th 5692 73.6%
2018 68.60 1640th 5662 71.0%
2019 76.67 1315th 5789 77.3%
2022 86.90 859th 5883 85.4%
2023 89.38 744th 5848 87.3%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Sutro Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 88.68 201st 3246 93.8%
2019 96.46 74th 3275 97.7%
2022 98.49 48th 3311 98.6%
2023 84.78 199th 3240 93.9%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Sutro Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 83.51 555th 5084 89.1%
2019 83.33 572nd 5173 88.9%
2022 97.23 107th 5264 98.0%
2023 93.54 249th 5355 95.4%
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Rank History for Female students at Sutro Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 74.43 1315th 5413 75.7%
2019 74.12 1332nd 5492 75.7%
2022 75.73 1292nd 5635 77.1%
2023 88.20 730th 5595 87.0%
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Rank History for Male students at Sutro Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 62.06 1846th 5431 66.0%
2019 76.85 1225th 5510 77.8%
2022 90.84 583rd 5663 89.7%
2023 85.88 813th 5627 85.6%
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Rank History for Asian students at Sutro Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 24.67 890th 1071 16.9%
2019 28.25 913th 1149 20.5%
2022 43.02 786th 1154 31.9%
2023 48.79 754th 1183 36.3%
See the entire list of Best California Elementary Schools for Asian Students!

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.

Sutro Elementary Test Scores
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Data source: California Department of Education

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Enrollment information for Sutro Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 45 54 172 23 1 n/a n/a 0 295
1989 170 40 182 14 0 n/a n/a 0 406
1990 62 38 172 18 0 n/a n/a 0 290
1991 70 38 176 19 1 n/a n/a 0 304
1992 86 42 178 9 2 n/a n/a 0 317
1993 82 37 172 11 3 n/a n/a 0 305
1994 93 35 206 7 3 n/a n/a 0 344
1995 73 23 190 5 0 n/a n/a 0 291
1996 73 23 190 5 0 n/a n/a 0 291
1997 76 30 183 3 1 n/a n/a 0 293
1998 69 24 186 6 1 n/a n/a 0 286
1999 54 27 197 9 1 n/a n/a 0 288
2000 58 27 185 13 2 n/a n/a 0 285
2001 45 18 174 12 0 n/a n/a 6 255
2002 50 12 179 7 0 n/a n/a 7 255
2003 50 12 179 7 0 n/a n/a 7 255
2004 45 12 177 5 0 n/a n/a 11 250
2005 32 9 183 2 0 n/a n/a 18 244
2006 39 7 192 2 0 n/a n/a 15 255
2007 23 7 197 7 0 n/a n/a 22 256
2008 33 5 194 6 n/a n/a n/a 0 238
2009 26 4 194 10 1 1 9 0 245
2010 26 5 185 13 0 0 10 0 239
2011 30 5 193 9 0 0 9 0 246
2012 24 3 193 8 0 0 12 0 240
2013 16 1 165 9 0 9 42 0 242
2014 26 2 191 14 0 6 16 0 255
2015 28 1 204 14 0 3 21 0 271
2016 30 0 193 12 0 2 22 0 259
2017 19 1 195 13 0 2 30 0 260
2018 20 3 178 13 0 1 38 0 253
2019 17 1 187 18 0 1 38 0 262
2020 22 1 180 13 0 1 40 0 257
2021 26 2 178 7 0 0 42 0 255
2022 14 3 170 10 0 0 29 0 226
2023 20 1 166 8 0 0 24 0 219

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 Sutro Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 295 12.5 23.6 n/a
1989 406 13.0 31.2 n/a
1990 290 13.0 22.3 n/a
1991 304 11.6 26.2 n/a
1992 317 11.8 26.8 63.4
1993 305 11.5 26.5 60.7
1994 344 12.5 27.5 62.5
1995 291 12.0 24.3 66.7
1996 291 12.0 24.3 66.7
1997 293 14.0 20.9 59.7
1998 286 14.0 20.4 66.4
1999 288 14.0 20.6 65.3
2000 285 13.0 21.9 63.2
2001 255 14.1 18.1 65.9
2002 255 14.0 18.2 72.6
2003 255 14.0 18.2 72.6
2004 250 13.4 18.7 72.4
2005 244 13.5 18.1 77.4
2006 255 13.5 18.9 0
2007 256 12.4 20.6 78.2
2008 238 13.7 17.4 73.1
2009 245 12.5 18.1 69.8
2010 239 15.0 15.9 69.9
2011 246 n/a n/a 67.1
2012 240 12.0 20.0 66.3
2013 242 12.0 20.1 60.7
2014 255 10.5 24.2 63.1
2015 271 10.0 27.1 69
2016 259 11.0 23.5 64.1
2017 260 10.2 25.3 63.5
2018 253 12.0 21.0 63.6
2019 262 12.0 21.8 64.1
2020 257 n/a n/a 64.6
2021 255 12.0 21.2 58
2022 226 10.4 21.6 61.5
2023 219 9.9 22.0 60.3

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 Sutro Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 295 12.5 23.6 n/a
1989 406 13.0 31.2 n/a
1990 290 13.0 22.3 n/a
1991 304 11.6 26.2 n/a
1992 317 11.8 26.8 63.4
1993 305 11.5 26.5 60.7
1994 344 12.5 27.5 62.5
1995 291 12.0 24.3 66.7
1996 291 12.0 24.3 66.7
1997 293 14.0 20.9 59.7
1998 286 14.0 20.4 66.4
1999 288 14.0 20.6 65.3
2000 285 13.0 21.9 63.2
2001 255 14.1 18.1 65.9
2002 255 14.0 18.2 72.6
2003 255 14.0 18.2 72.6
2004 250 13.4 18.7 72.4
2005 244 13.5 18.1 77.4
2006 255 13.5 18.9 0
2007 256 12.4 20.6 78.2
2008 238 13.7 17.4 73.1
2009 245 12.5 18.1 69.8
2010 239 15.0 15.9 69.9
2011 246 n/a n/a 67.1
2012 240 12.0 20.0 66.3
2013 242 12.0 20.1 60.7
2014 255 10.5 24.2 63.1
2015 271 10.0 27.1 69
2016 259 11.0 23.5 64.1
2017 260 10.2 25.3 63.5
2018 253 12.0 21.0 63.6
2019 262 12.0 21.8 64.1
2020 257 n/a n/a 64.6
2021 255 12.0 21.2 58
2022 226 10.4 21.6 61.5
2023 219 9.9 22.0 60.3

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.

Kindergarten Immunization Rates

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionConditionalPolioHepatitis BVaricellaDTPMMR
2012100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%
2013100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%
2014100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%
2015100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%
201698.0%2.0%0.0%0.0%98.0%98.0%98.0%98.0%98.0%
2017≥95.0%≤5.0%≤5.0%≤5.0%≥95.0%≥95.0%≥95.0%≥95.0%≥95.0%
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%
202290.6%0.0%0.0%93.8%90.6%93.8%

Data source: California Department of Public Health
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Sutro 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 Sutro 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 1315th of 5789 Elementary schoolsRanks 744th of 5848 Elementary schools
 10%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Sutro Elementary)58.167.7
 9.6%
   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 (Sutro Elementary)81.471
 10.4%
   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 (Sutro Elementary)6173.2
 12.2%
   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 (Sutro Elementary)63.490.2
 26.8%
   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 (Sutro Elementary)66.767.4
 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 (Sutro Elementary)60.855.8
 5%
   5th Grade Mathematics (San Francisco Unified)49.844.6
 5.2%
   5th Grade Mathematics (California)3833.4
 4.6%
5th Grade Science (Sutro Elementary)3251.2
 19.2%
   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 Students262219
 16.4%
African American11
American Indian00
Asian187166
 11.2%
Hispanic188
 55.6%
Pacific Islander10
 100%
White1720
 17.6%
Two or More Races3824
 36.8%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients64.1%60.3%
 3.8%


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In the 2022-23 school year, 219 students attended Sutro Elementary.

Sutro Elementary ranks 751st of 5868 California elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.

Students at Sutro Elementary are 76% Asian, 11% Two or more races, 9% White, 4% Hispanic.


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