Carmichael Elementary

Summary:

Carmichael Elementary is a public elementary school serving 337 students in grades K-5 in the San Juan Unified School District in Carmichael, California. Despite its diverse student population, the school has consistently ranked in the bottom 20% of California elementary schools, with a 1-2 star rating from SchoolDigger.

Carmichael Elementary's student population is more racially diverse compared to nearby schools like Harry Dewey Fundamental Elementary and Mission Avenue Open Elementary. However, the school significantly underperforms the district and state averages on standardized tests, with only 21.92% of students proficient in English Language Arts, compared to 41.75% in the district and 46.66% statewide. Carmichael Elementary also struggles with high chronic absenteeism rates, reaching 39.7% in 2022-2023, much higher than the nearby schools.

While Carmichael Elementary ranks relatively well for its African American students, it struggles with the performance of Hispanic and White students. The school's enrollment has remained stable, but its statewide ranking has steadily declined over the past decade, indicating it is falling behind its peers. When compared to nearby schools, Carmichael Elementary generally underperforms, with higher-performing schools like Harry Dewey Fundamental Elementary and Mission Avenue Open Elementary having better academic proficiency, lower chronic absenteeism, and higher overall rankings. Despite these challenges, Carmichael Elementary's diverse student population and high free/reduced lunch rates could present opportunities for targeted interventions and support programs to address the unique needs of its community.


Detail:

Public K-5

 6141 Sutter Ave.
       Carmichael, CA  95608-2799


(916) 971-5727

District: San Juan Unified

SchoolDigger Rank:
5037th of 5,868 California Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $8,757 Help


Students who attend Carmichael Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    John Barrett Middle
High:    Del Campo High

Student/teacher ratio:  21.0 Help
Number of students:  337

Racial breakdown:

White:
38.9%
Hispanic:
21.4%
Asian:
16.0%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  73.9% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Carmichael Elementary ranks worse than 85.8% of elementary schools in California. It also ranks 34th among 41 ranked elementary schools in the San Juan Unified School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 18.07. (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 Carmichael Elementary is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (38.9%), Hispanic (21.4%), Asian (16%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 73.9% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Carmichael Elementary is 21, which is the 3rd best among 41 elementary schools in the San Juan Unified School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Carmichael Elementary is $8,757, which is the 7th highest among 41 elementary schools in the San Juan Unified School District.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Carmichael Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Carmichael Elementary 5037th of 5868 California public elementary schools. (See Carmichael Elementary in the ranking list.)

Elementary School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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San Juan Unified:

SchoolDigger ranks San Juan Unified 844th of 1560 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Carmichael Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Carmichael Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 56.87 1839th 4809 61.8%
2005 52.02 2095th 4822 56.6%
2006 48.56 2253rd 4818 53.2%
2007 33.07 3356th 5113 34.4%
2008 47.19 2529th 5113 50.5%
2009 32.66 3521st 5193 32.2%
2010 45.11 2839th 5314 46.6%
2011 35.93 3544th 5377 34.1%
2012 23.93 4385th 5390 18.6%
2013 14.23 5095th 5530 7.9%
2015 27.36 3909th 5611 30.3%
2016 25.67 4123rd 5614 26.6%
2017 23.66 4369th 5692 23.2%
2018 29.54 3863rd 5662 31.8%
2019 29.80 3951st 5789 31.7%
2022 20.54 4795th 5883 18.5%
2023 18.07 5019th 5848 14.2%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Carmichael Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 39.69 1823rd 3311 44.9%
2023 37.98 1943rd 3240 40.0%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Carmichael Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 24.09 1949th 2416 19.3%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Carmichael Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 35.96 3320th 5084 34.7%
2019 40.41 3080th 5173 40.5%
2022 24.10 4324th 5264 17.9%
2023 20.54 4651st 5355 13.1%
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Rank History for Female students at Carmichael Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 36.03 3348th 5413 38.1%
2019 33.91 3506th 5492 36.2%
2022 20.68 4655th 5635 17.4%
2023 17.22 4932nd 5595 11.8%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Carmichael Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 47.75 829th 2128 61.0%
2019 34.51 1560th 2585 39.7%
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Rank History for Male students at Carmichael Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 21.76 4413th 5431 18.7%
2019 27.71 3965th 5510 28.0%
2022 22.28 4485th 5663 20.8%
2023 21.13 4604th 5627 18.2%
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Rank History for African American students at Carmichael Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 66.24 188th 747 74.8%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Carmichael Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 18.37 4344th 4830 10.1%
2019 47.90 2429th 4963 51.1%
2022 31.74 3555th 5084 30.1%
2023 15.93 4719th 5079 7.1%
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Rank History for White students at Carmichael Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 14.92 2448th 2737 10.6%
2019 8.63 2675th 2834 5.6%
2022 6.76 2604th 2726 4.5%
2023 6.33 2546th 2659 4.2%
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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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Enrollment information for Carmichael Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 358 55 44 29 5 n/a n/a 0 491
1989 379 39 48 39 6 n/a n/a 0 511
1990 374 19 40 34 7 n/a n/a 0 474
1991 462 28 34 27 9 n/a n/a 0 560
1992 468 27 30 33 11 n/a n/a 0 569
1993 431 31 36 27 8 n/a n/a 0 533
1994 383 37 45 31 18 n/a n/a 0 514
1995 390 35 52 44 14 n/a n/a 0 535
1996 390 35 52 44 14 n/a n/a 0 535
1997 403 34 45 38 14 n/a n/a 0 534
1998 392 36 28 46 13 n/a n/a 0 515
1999 400 38 18 43 15 n/a n/a 0 514
2000 421 39 30 36 14 n/a n/a 0 540
2001 417 46 26 45 12 n/a n/a 0 546
2002 387 55 29 58 12 n/a n/a 0 541
2003 387 55 29 58 12 n/a n/a 0 541
2004 300 65 40 61 10 n/a n/a 0 476
2005 292 77 39 79 13 n/a n/a 0 500
2006 294 75 43 77 12 n/a n/a 0 501
2007 276 87 55 91 8 n/a n/a 2 519
2008 251 70 54 109 43 n/a n/a 0 527
2009 262 88 25 117 31 7 3 0 533
2010 267 89 17 110 17 5 1 0 506
2011 227 82 15 120 12 2 11 0 469
2012 210 63 12 103 3 0 11 0 402
2013 199 56 10 104 1 1 26 0 397
2014 178 53 17 93 1 2 26 0 370
2015 184 46 18 91 3 1 36 0 379
2016 175 72 14 100 5 1 15 0 382
2017 158 51 11 112 3 1 43 0 379
2018 164 50 21 108 4 2 46 0 395
2019 149 60 29 103 2 5 43 0 391
2020 138 57 30 93 3 6 37 0 364
2021 136 57 34 93 3 3 45 0 371
2022 128 39 44 86 1 1 35 0 334
2023 131 44 54 72 3 0 33 0 337

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 Carmichael Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 491 23.8 20.6 n/a
1989 511 25.9 19.7 n/a
1990 474 22.6 20.9 n/a
1991 560 27.8 20.1 n/a
1992 569 28.3 20.1 54.5
1993 533 21.0 25.4 57.4
1994 514 20.0 25.7 29.8
1995 535 22.5 23.8 64.5
1996 535 22.5 23.8 64.5
1997 534 25.5 20.9 67.6
1998 515 23.0 22.4 69.5
1999 514 27.6 18.6 69.6
2000 540 24.6 22.0 66.3
2001 546 28.2 19.4 66.7
2002 541 29.2 18.5 38.4
2003 541 29.2 18.5 38.4
2004 476 25.4 18.7 74.6
2005 500 24.6 20.3 63
2006 501 25.8 19.4 61.7
2007 519 26.8 19.4 67.3
2008 527 26.8 19.7 77.4
2009 533 26.8 19.2 70.7
2010 506 27.6 18.3 76.3
2011 469 n/a n/a 79.1
2012 402 17.5 22.9 n/a
2013 397 15.0 26.4 81.4
2014 370 12.5 29.6 79.7
2015 379 14.0 27.0 80.5
2016 382 15.0 25.4 82.2
2017 379 16.0 23.6 81.3
2018 395 17.0 23.2 83.8
2019 391 17.0 23.0 81.3
2020 364 n/a n/a 98.1
2021 371 16.0 23.1 83.3
2022 334 16.0 20.8 75.7
2023 337 16.0 21.0 73.9

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 Carmichael Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 491 23.8 20.6 n/a
1989 511 25.9 19.7 n/a
1990 474 22.6 20.9 n/a
1991 560 27.8 20.1 n/a
1992 569 28.3 20.1 54.5
1993 533 21.0 25.4 57.4
1994 514 20.0 25.7 29.8
1995 535 22.5 23.8 64.5
1996 535 22.5 23.8 64.5
1997 534 25.5 20.9 67.6
1998 515 23.0 22.4 69.5
1999 514 27.6 18.6 69.6
2000 540 24.6 22.0 66.3
2001 546 28.2 19.4 66.7
2002 541 29.2 18.5 38.4
2003 541 29.2 18.5 38.4
2004 476 25.4 18.7 74.6
2005 500 24.6 20.3 63
2006 501 25.8 19.4 61.7
2007 519 26.8 19.4 67.3
2008 527 26.8 19.7 77.4
2009 533 26.8 19.2 70.7
2010 506 27.6 18.3 76.3
2011 469 n/a n/a 79.1
2012 402 17.5 22.9 n/a
2013 397 15.0 26.4 81.4
2014 370 12.5 29.6 79.7
2015 379 14.0 27.0 80.5
2016 382 15.0 25.4 82.2
2017 379 16.0 23.6 81.3
2018 395 17.0 23.2 83.8
2019 391 17.0 23.0 81.3
2020 364 n/a n/a 98.1
2021 371 16.0 23.1 83.3
2022 334 16.0 20.8 75.7
2023 337 16.0 21.0 73.9

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

Carmichael Elementary

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionConditionalPolioHepatitis BVaricellaDTPMMR
201252.0%6.0%0.0%42.0%65.0%90.0%94.0%63.0%65.0%
201369.0%3.0%0.0%28.0%72.0%95.0%95.0%74.0%75.0%
201456.0%8.0%0.0%37.0%60.0%87.0%87.0%56.0%60.0%
201575.0%0.0%0.0%25.0%80.0%100.0%98.0%78.0%75.0%
201689.0%1.0%0.0%10.0%91.0%98.0%98.0%89.0%92.0%
201795.0%0.0%0.0%1.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%96.0%≥98.0%
201897.0%0.0%0.0%1.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%97.0%≥98.0%
201994.0%0.0%4.0%94.0%96.0%≥98.0%94.0%96.0%
202088.2%3.9%2.0%90.2%92.2%90.2%88.2%90.2%
202178.6%0.0%0.0%85.7%92.9%87.5%82.1%89.3%

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

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $8,757

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Carmichael Elementary

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 3951st of 5789 Elementary schoolsRanks 5019th of 5848 Elementary schools
 17.6%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Carmichael Elementary)40.920.8
 20%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (San Juan Unified)4435.3
 8.6%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.543
 5.6%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Carmichael Elementary)50.724.5
 26.2%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (San Juan Unified)44.835.1
 9.7%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (California)50.245.1
 5.1%
4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Carmichael Elementary)33.326
 7.3%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (San Juan Unified)44.937.7
 7.2%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)49.543.7
 5.7%
4th Grade Mathematics (Carmichael Elementary)29.121.2
 7.9%
   4th Grade Mathematics (San Juan Unified)41.332.3
 9%
   4th Grade Mathematics (California)44.940.8
 4.1%
5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Carmichael Elementary)28.818.8
 10.1%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (San Juan Unified)47.242.1
 5.1%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)51.746.7
 5%
5th Grade Mathematics (Carmichael Elementary)24.616.7
 7.9%
   5th Grade Mathematics (San Juan Unified)3326.3
 6.7%
   5th Grade Mathematics (California)3833.4
 4.6%
5th Grade Science (Carmichael Elementary)16.411.3
 5.1%
   5th Grade Science (San Juan Unified)31.131.6
 0.5%
   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 Students391337
 13.8%
African American6044
 26.7%
American Indian23
 50%
Asian2954
 86.2%
Hispanic10372
 30.1%
Pacific Islander50
 100%
White149131
 12.1%
Two or More Races4333
 23.3%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients81.3%73.9%
 7.4%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Carmichael Elementary

Carmichael Elementary ranks in the bottom 14.2% of California elementary schools.

Students who attend Carmichael Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : John Barrett Middle
High : Del Campo High

Students at Carmichael Elementary are 39% White, 21% Hispanic, 16% Asian, 13% African American, 10% Two or more races.

In the 2022-23 school year, 337 students attended Carmichael Elementary.


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