Thomas Kelly Elementary

Summary:

Thomas Kelly Elementary is a public elementary school in Carmichael, California, serving 345 students from kindergarten to 5th grade as part of the San Juan Unified School District. The school faces significant challenges, including low academic performance, high chronic absenteeism, and achievement gaps among student groups.

Academically, Thomas Kelly Elementary lags behind the state and district averages. In the 2022-2023 school year, the school's proficiency rates in English Language Arts ranged from 25% to 32.65%, compared to the state average of 42.96% to 46.69%. In Mathematics, the school's proficiency rates were even lower, ranging from 7.14% to 29.41%, compared to the state average of 33.38% to 45.11%. The school's performance in Science was also below the state average, with a proficiency rate of 23.21% for 5th grade students. When analyzing student group performance, the school's White students ranked in the bottom 10% of California elementary schools, while Hispanic and Low Socioeconomic Status students ranked in the bottom 25%.

Compared to nearby schools within the San Juan Unified School District, such as Cambridge Heights Elementary and Skycrest Elementary, Thomas Kelly Elementary performs significantly worse. These nearby schools generally have higher proficiency rates in both English Language Arts and Mathematics, with some grade levels even exceeding the state averages. Additionally, Thomas Kelly Elementary has a high percentage of students (60.29%) receiving free or reduced-price lunch, indicating a significant population of students from low-income households, which likely contributes to the school's lower academic performance.


Detail:

Public K-5

 6301 Moraga Dr.
       Carmichael, CA  95608-1128


(916) 867-2041

District: San Juan Unified

SchoolDigger Rank:
4435th of 5,868 California Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $6,951 Help


Students who attend Thomas Kelly Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    John Barrett Middle
High:    Del Campo High

Student/teacher ratio:  24.6 Help
Number of students:  345

Racial breakdown:

White:
50.1%
Hispanic:
27.5%
African American:
9.0%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  60.3% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Thomas Kelly Elementary ranks worse than 75.6% of elementary schools in California. It also ranks 28th 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 24.15. (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: White (50.1%), Hispanic (27.5%), African American (9%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 60.3% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Thomas Kelly Elementary is 24.6. 23 elementary schools in the San Juan Unified School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Thomas Kelly Elementary is $6,951. 26 elementary schools in the San Juan Unified School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Thomas Kelly Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Thomas Kelly Elementary 4435th of 5868 California public elementary schools. (See Thomas Kelly Elementary in the ranking list.)

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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 Thomas Kelly Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Thomas Kelly Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 57.64 1810th 4809 62.4%
2005 66.66 1479th 4822 69.3%
2006 59.83 1746th 4818 63.8%
2007 60.74 1783rd 5113 65.1%
2008 54.14 2158th 5113 57.8%
2009 53.82 2252nd 5193 56.6%
2010 43.28 2965th 5314 44.2%
2011 37.71 3409th 5377 36.6%
2012 26.24 4235th 5390 21.4%
2013 51.01 2624th 5530 52.5%
2015 39.36 3051st 5611 45.6%
2016 25.26 4157th 5614 26.0%
2017 25.24 4238th 5692 25.5%
2018 19.32 4738th 5662 16.3%
2019 21.44 4670th 5789 19.3%
2022 23.45 4502nd 5883 23.5%
2023 24.15 4421st 5848 24.4%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Thomas Kelly Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 18.11 4590th 5084 9.7%
2019 17.73 4705th 5173 9.0%
2022 29.71 3867th 5264 26.5%
2023 35.43 3419th 5355 36.2%
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Rank History for Female students at Thomas Kelly Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 15.53 4879th 5413 9.9%
2019 22.47 4428th 5492 19.4%
2022 20.97 4625th 5635 17.9%
2023 35.13 3338th 5595 40.3%
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Rank History for Male students at Thomas Kelly Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 24.25 4167th 5431 23.3%
2019 21.93 4479th 5510 18.7%
2022 26.41 4097th 5663 27.7%
2023 17.54 4933rd 5627 12.3%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Thomas Kelly Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 8.09 4772nd 4830 1.2%
2019 9.40 4870th 4963 1.9%
2022 35.30 3266th 5084 35.8%
2023 29.89 3702nd 5079 27.1%
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Rank History for White students at Thomas Kelly Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 9.22 2557th 2737 6.6%
2019 10.13 2627th 2834 7.3%
2022 8.69 2553rd 2726 6.3%
2023 9.21 2489th 2659 6.4%
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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 Thomas Kelly Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 346 15 23 24 0 n/a n/a 0 408
1989 313 16 15 38 6 n/a n/a 0 388
1990 273 18 24 29 7 n/a n/a 0 351
1991 333 14 6 17 0 n/a n/a 0 370
1992 320 22 19 19 3 n/a n/a 0 383
1993 331 20 17 14 3 n/a n/a 0 385
1994 305 18 12 13 6 n/a n/a 0 354
1995 309 30 10 17 9 n/a n/a 0 375
1996 309 30 10 17 9 n/a n/a 0 375
1997 316 40 14 24 5 n/a n/a 0 399
1998 302 17 16 37 8 n/a n/a 0 380
1999 290 37 16 41 8 n/a n/a 0 392
2000 280 40 13 40 9 n/a n/a 0 382
2001 295 42 14 36 8 n/a n/a 0 395
2002 267 45 20 29 8 n/a n/a 0 369
2003 267 45 20 29 8 n/a n/a 0 369
2004 285 48 22 38 9 n/a n/a 0 402
2005 276 45 20 36 7 n/a n/a 0 384
2006 277 46 20 42 6 n/a n/a 0 391
2007 257 52 17 42 4 n/a n/a 1 373
2008 248 48 17 40 9 n/a n/a 0 362
2009 247 57 15 46 8 4 0 0 377
2010 234 52 14 46 7 3 0 0 356
2011 212 46 8 37 7 1 5 0 316
2012 221 28 12 46 7 0 14 0 328
2013 267 34 20 61 7 2 22 0 413
2014 254 30 19 71 5 4 30 0 413
2015 269 30 19 72 6 4 29 0 429
2016 294 34 31 85 6 5 9 0 464
2017 275 43 24 98 5 2 27 0 474
2018 294 39 20 112 4 2 31 0 502
2019 281 28 15 119 3 4 28 0 478
2020 248 29 18 121 2 4 30 0 452
2021 208 34 19 104 5 5 17 0 392
2022 183 28 13 93 6 4 20 0 347
2023 173 31 14 95 7 4 21 0 345

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 Thomas Kelly Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 408 15.5 26.3 n/a
1989 388 17.3 22.4 n/a
1990 351 16.5 21.2 n/a
1991 370 16.0 23.1 n/a
1992 383 16.3 23.4 23.5
1993 385 15.0 25.7 27.5
1994 354 14.0 25.3 14.4
1995 375 15.0 25.0 30.4
1996 375 15.0 25.0 30.4
1997 399 18.0 22.2 31.8
1998 380 17.5 21.7 32.4
1999 392 19.0 20.6 36.7
2000 382 19.0 20.1 34
2001 395 22.0 18.0 37.2
2002 369 21.0 17.6 27.1
2003 369 21.0 17.6 27.1
2004 402 21.0 19.1 40.5
2005 384 19.0 20.2 37.8
2006 391 19.0 20.6 35
2007 373 18.0 20.7 39.2
2008 362 19.0 19.1 45.6
2009 377 19.0 18.9 46.7
2010 356 16.0 22.2 44.7
2011 316 n/a n/a 54.1
2012 328 12.5 26.2 n/a
2013 413 16.0 25.7 55.4
2014 413 14.5 28.3 60
2015 429 15.0 28.6 56.9
2016 464 17.0 27.2 56.5
2017 474 19.0 24.9 61.2
2018 502 19.0 26.4 62.5
2019 478 19.0 25.1 60.9
2020 452 n/a n/a 66.2
2021 392 17.0 23.0 59.4
2022 347 15.0 23.1 59.7
2023 345 14.0 24.6 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 Thomas Kelly Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 408 15.5 26.3 n/a
1989 388 17.3 22.4 n/a
1990 351 16.5 21.2 n/a
1991 370 16.0 23.1 n/a
1992 383 16.3 23.4 23.5
1993 385 15.0 25.7 27.5
1994 354 14.0 25.3 14.4
1995 375 15.0 25.0 30.4
1996 375 15.0 25.0 30.4
1997 399 18.0 22.2 31.8
1998 380 17.5 21.7 32.4
1999 392 19.0 20.6 36.7
2000 382 19.0 20.1 34
2001 395 22.0 18.0 37.2
2002 369 21.0 17.6 27.1
2003 369 21.0 17.6 27.1
2004 402 21.0 19.1 40.5
2005 384 19.0 20.2 37.8
2006 391 19.0 20.6 35
2007 373 18.0 20.7 39.2
2008 362 19.0 19.1 45.6
2009 377 19.0 18.9 46.7
2010 356 16.0 22.2 44.7
2011 316 n/a n/a 54.1
2012 328 12.5 26.2 n/a
2013 413 16.0 25.7 55.4
2014 413 14.5 28.3 60
2015 429 15.0 28.6 56.9
2016 464 17.0 27.2 56.5
2017 474 19.0 24.9 61.2
2018 502 19.0 26.4 62.5
2019 478 19.0 25.1 60.9
2020 452 n/a n/a 66.2
2021 392 17.0 23.0 59.4
2022 347 15.0 23.1 59.7
2023 345 14.0 24.6 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

Thomas Kelly Elementary

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionConditionalPolioHepatitis BVaricellaDTPMMR
201273.0%5.0%0.0%23.0%73.0%95.0%94.0%73.0%74.0%
201364.0%1.0%0.0%35.0%71.0%97.0%97.0%71.0%65.0%
201475.0%5.0%0.0%19.0%79.0%95.0%95.0%75.0%75.0%
201578.0%5.0%0.0%17.0%83.0%94.0%94.0%80.0%81.0%
201664.0%2.0%0.0%33.0%77.0%91.0%95.0%64.0%64.0%
201790.0%2.0%0.0%4.0%98.0%98.0%≥99.0%95.0%96.0%
201898.0%0.0%1.0%2.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%
201997.0%0.0%3.0%≥99.0%98.0%≥99.0%97.0%≥99.0%
202183.6%0.0%1.4%93.2%93.2%87.7%87.7%89.0%
202294.7%0.0%5.3%96.1%

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

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $6,951

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Thomas Kelly 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 4670th of 5789 Elementary schoolsRanks 4421st of 5848 Elementary schools
 5.1%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Thomas Kelly Elementary)40.932.7
 8.2%
   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 (Thomas Kelly Elementary)35.229.4
 5.8%
   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 (Thomas Kelly Elementary)20.331
 10.8%
   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 (Thomas Kelly Elementary)16.720.7
 4%
   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 (Thomas Kelly Elementary)30.825
 5.8%
   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 (Thomas Kelly Elementary)21.57.1
 14.4%
   5th Grade Mathematics (San Juan Unified)3326.3
 6.7%
   5th Grade Mathematics (California)3833.4
 4.6%
5th Grade Science (Thomas Kelly Elementary)21.523.2
 1.7%
   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 Students478345
 27.8%
African American2831
 10.7%
American Indian37
 133.3%
Asian1514
 6.7%
Hispanic11995
 20.2%
Pacific Islander44
White281173
 38.4%
Two or More Races2821
 25%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients60.9%60.3%
 0.6%


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Students who attend Thomas Kelly Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : John Barrett Middle
High : Del Campo High

Thomas Kelly Elementary ranks in the bottom 24.4% of California elementary schools.

In the 2022-23 school year, 345 students attended Thomas Kelly Elementary.

Students at Thomas Kelly Elementary are 50% White, 28% Hispanic, 9% African American, 6% Two or more races, 4% Asian, 2% American Indian, 1% Pacific Islander.


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