Boulder Creek Elementary

Summary:

Boulder Creek Elementary is a public elementary school serving around 460 students in grades K-5 in the San Lorenzo Valley Unified School District in California. The school has a predominantly White student population, with significant Hispanic and multiracial representation.

While Boulder Creek Elementary generally performs better than the state average on standardized tests, it lags behind some of the higher-performing nearby schools like Loma Prieta Elementary and Saratoga Elementary. The school's 50.24% proficiency rate in English Language Arts is higher than the state's 46.66%, but lower than the 65.73% rate at Loma Prieta Elementary and the 83.62% rate at Saratoga Elementary. A similar pattern is observed in Mathematics and Science test scores. Additionally, Boulder Creek Elementary has a significantly higher chronic absenteeism rate of 38.4%, compared to 3.7% at San Lorenzo Valley Elementary and 22.3% at Loma Prieta Elementary.

Despite these challenges, Boulder Creek Elementary has maintained a consistent 3-4 star rating from SchoolDigger over the past several years, indicating a relatively stable academic performance. The school's special education students rank in the top 427 out of 2,416 California elementary schools, while its White students rank much lower. Addressing the high chronic absenteeism rate could be a key focus for the school's administration to improve its overall performance and better serve its diverse student population.


Detail:

Public K-5

 400 Lomond St.
       Boulder Creek, CA  95006-9274


(831) 338-6413

District: San Lorenzo Valley Unified

SchoolDigger Rank:
1573rd of 5,874 California Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $7,233 Help


Students who attend Boulder Creek Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    San Lorenzo Valley Middle
High:    San Lorenzo Valley High

Student/teacher ratio:  22.1 Help
Number of students:  460

Racial breakdown:

White:
70.2%
Hispanic:
15.7%
Two or more races:
12.8%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  32.6% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Boulder Creek Elementary ranks better than 73.2% of elementary schools in California. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 70.07. (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 Boulder Creek Elementary is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (70.2%), Hispanic (15.7%), two or more races (12.8%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 32.6% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Boulder Creek Elementary is 22.1. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Boulder Creek Elementary is $7,233.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Boulder Creek Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Boulder Creek Elementary 1573rd of 5874 California public elementary schools. (See Boulder Creek Elementary in the ranking list.)

Elementary School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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San Lorenzo Valley Unified:

SchoolDigger ranks San Lorenzo Valley Unified 280th of 1563 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Boulder Creek Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Boulder Creek Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 80.46 874th 4809 81.8%
2005 78.01 1014th 4822 79.0%
2006 77.19 1064th 4818 77.9%
2007 76.66 1110th 5113 78.3%
2008 81.76 892nd 5113 82.6%
2009 90.98 424th 5193 91.8%
2010 83.92 782nd 5314 85.3%
2011 71.62 1420th 5377 73.6%
2012 77.47 1155th 5390 78.6%
2013 61.42 2041st 5530 63.1%
2015 65.53 1684th 5611 70.0%
2016 68.20 1609th 5614 71.3%
2017 62.63 1900th 5692 66.6%
2018 52.44 2418th 5662 57.3%
2019 65.98 1792nd 5789 69.0%
2022 52.59 2411th 5883 59.0%
2023 70.07 1573rd 5874 73.2%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Boulder Creek Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 72.87 427th 2420 82.4%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Boulder Creek Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 39.18 3072nd 5084 39.6%
2019 54.58 2097th 5173 59.5%
2022 31.75 3694th 5264 29.8%
2023 47.96 2501st 5374 53.5%
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Rank History for Female students at Boulder Creek Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 52.28 2359th 5413 56.4%
2019 64.73 1761st 5492 67.9%
2022 44.56 2725th 5635 51.6%
2023 68.12 1589th 5617 71.7%
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Rank History for Male students at Boulder Creek Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 51.87 2344th 5431 56.8%
2019 64.94 1724th 5510 68.7%
2022 57.98 2054th 5663 63.7%
2023 68.35 1577th 5650 72.1%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Boulder Creek Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 58.00 1793rd 4963 63.9%
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Rank History for White students at Boulder Creek Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 31.79 2034th 2737 25.7%
2019 40.53 1838th 2834 35.1%
2022 29.84 2021st 2726 25.9%
2023 43.77 1597th 2662 40.0%
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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.

Boulder Creek Elementary Test Scores
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Data source: California Department of Education

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Enrollment information for Boulder Creek Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 882 4 17 37 1 n/a n/a 0 941
1989 906 6 22 48 11 n/a n/a 0 993
1990 931 6 20 45 6 n/a n/a 0 1008
1991 931 5 19 48 5 n/a n/a 0 1008
1992 408 3 6 17 2 n/a n/a 0 436
1993 561 6 12 19 5 n/a n/a 0 603
1994 515 3 12 16 6 n/a n/a 0 552
1995 523 4 12 19 9 n/a n/a 0 567
1996 523 4 12 19 9 n/a n/a 0 567
1997 472 5 14 18 2 n/a n/a 0 511
1998 473 6 12 16 1 n/a n/a 0 508
1999 445 9 14 19 0 n/a n/a 0 487
2000 438 9 9 25 2 n/a n/a 0 483
2001 412 9 11 33 2 n/a n/a 0 467
2002 343 10 13 31 2 n/a n/a 0 399
2003 343 10 13 31 2 n/a n/a 0 399
2004 522 15 17 45 9 n/a n/a 23 631
2005 488 12 17 38 7 n/a n/a 9 571
2006 466 8 9 36 6 n/a n/a 16 541
2007 384 5 5 29 5 n/a n/a 39 467
2008 349 6 7 37 5 n/a n/a 0 404
2009 340 4 7 18 5 0 77 0 451
2010 374 3 8 47 3 0 28 0 463
2011 370 1 5 51 3 0 38 0 468
2012 370 0 4 60 2 0 36 0 472
2013 347 1 2 63 2 1 94 0 510
2014 373 2 1 75 2 0 66 0 519
2015 401 6 1 74 1 1 47 0 531
2016 395 3 2 72 1 1 48 0 522
2017 383 5 2 75 2 1 58 0 526
2018 375 3 1 63 1 2 68 0 513
2019 360 2 2 64 3 2 77 0 510
2020 356 1 2 67 1 2 57 0 486
2021 317 3 3 69 1 1 54 0 448
2022 312 1 4 69 1 1 57 0 445
2023 323 0 5 72 0 1 59 0 460

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 Boulder Creek Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 941 35.0 26.8 n/a
1989 993 37.4 26.5 n/a
1990 1008 38.9 25.9 n/a
1991 1008 40.7 24.7 n/a
1992 436 41.4 10.5 19.5
1993 603 24.0 25.1 22.1
1994 552 22.8 24.2 18.3
1995 567 23.1 24.5 19.6
1996 567 23.1 24.5 19.6
1997 511 21.3 24.0 17
1998 508 26.8 19.0 17.3
1999 487 25.5 19.1 18.3
2000 483 25.6 18.9 19.7
2001 467 25.1 18.6 20.3
2002 399 20.6 19.4 22.8
2003 399 20.6 19.4 22.8
2004 631 31.5 20.0 16.1
2005 571 28.6 20.0 15.7
2006 541 27.7 19.5 16.8
2007 467 25.0 18.7 24.5
2008 404 28.0 14.4 24.3
2009 451 24.0 16.7 20.2
2010 463 23.0 20.1 24.6
2011 468 n/a n/a 26.9
2012 472 24.4 19.3 n/a
2013 510 22.7 22.4 29.2
2014 519 22.8 22.7 25.6
2015 531 23.0 23.0 23.5
2016 522 23.0 22.6 22.2
2017 526 21.7 24.1 22.4
2018 513 21.8 23.5 26.5
2019 510 21.8 23.3 31
2020 486 n/a n/a 28.6
2021 448 20.7 21.5 38.4
2022 445 20.8 21.3 28.5
2023 460 20.8 22.1 32.6

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 Boulder Creek Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 941 35.0 26.8 n/a
1989 993 37.4 26.5 n/a
1990 1008 38.9 25.9 n/a
1991 1008 40.7 24.7 n/a
1992 436 41.4 10.5 19.5
1993 603 24.0 25.1 22.1
1994 552 22.8 24.2 18.3
1995 567 23.1 24.5 19.6
1996 567 23.1 24.5 19.6
1997 511 21.3 24.0 17
1998 508 26.8 19.0 17.3
1999 487 25.5 19.1 18.3
2000 483 25.6 18.9 19.7
2001 467 25.1 18.6 20.3
2002 399 20.6 19.4 22.8
2003 399 20.6 19.4 22.8
2004 631 31.5 20.0 16.1
2005 571 28.6 20.0 15.7
2006 541 27.7 19.5 16.8
2007 467 25.0 18.7 24.5
2008 404 28.0 14.4 24.3
2009 451 24.0 16.7 20.2
2010 463 23.0 20.1 24.6
2011 468 n/a n/a 26.9
2012 472 24.4 19.3 n/a
2013 510 22.7 22.4 29.2
2014 519 22.8 22.7 25.6
2015 531 23.0 23.0 23.5
2016 522 23.0 22.6 22.2
2017 526 21.7 24.1 22.4
2018 513 21.8 23.5 26.5
2019 510 21.8 23.3 31
2020 486 n/a n/a 28.6
2021 448 20.7 21.5 38.4
2022 445 20.8 21.3 28.5
2023 460 20.8 22.1 32.6

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

Boulder Creek Elementary

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionConditionalPolioHepatitis BVaricellaDTPMMR
201282.0%15.0%0.0%3.0%83.0%83.0%83.0%83.0%84.0%
201369.0%9.0%0.0%22.0%86.0%79.0%81.0%82.0%86.0%
201483.0%5.0%7.0%5.0%86.0%85.0%86.0%86.0%83.0%
201595.0%4.0%1.0%0.0%95.0%95.0%95.0%95.0%95.0%
201681.0%15.0%0.0%4.0%83.0%83.0%85.0%82.0%85.0%
201786.0%0.0%0.0%7.0%93.0%91.0%≥98.0%94.0%95.0%
201884.0%0.0%5.0%5.0%92.0%89.0%96.0%91.0%90.0%
201986.0%5.0%5.0%90.0%92.0%93.0%89.0%91.0%
202091.7%3.7%2.8%93.6%93.6%95.4%91.7%93.6%
202188.5%0.0%2.6%89.7%89.7%92.3%92.3%92.3%
202295.7%0.0%2.1%96.8%

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

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $7,233

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Boulder Creek 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 1792nd of 5789 Elementary schoolsRanks 1573rd 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 (Boulder Creek Elementary)5650.7
 5.3%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (San Lorenzo Valley Unified)61.651.9
 9.7%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.543
 5.6%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Boulder Creek Elementary)70.258.3
 11.9%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (San Lorenzo Valley Unified)70.763.7
 6.9%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (California)50.245.1
 5.1%
4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Boulder Creek Elementary)55.646.8
 8.8%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (San Lorenzo Valley Unified)65.253.9
 11.4%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)49.543.7
 5.7%
4th Grade Mathematics (Boulder Creek Elementary)50.751.6
 0.9%
   4th Grade Mathematics (San Lorenzo Valley Unified)6351.9
 11.1%
   4th Grade Mathematics (California)44.940.8
 4.1%
5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Boulder Creek Elementary)56.652.6
 4%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (San Lorenzo Valley Unified)59.149.5
 9.6%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)51.746.7
 5%
5th Grade Mathematics (Boulder Creek Elementary)32.942.7
 9.8%
   5th Grade Mathematics (San Lorenzo Valley Unified)37.842.5
 4.7%
   5th Grade Mathematics (California)3833.4
 4.6%
5th Grade Science (Boulder Creek Elementary)45.354
 8.6%
   5th Grade Science (San Lorenzo Valley Unified)42.849.3
 6.5%
   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 Students510460
 9.8%
African American20
 100%
American Indian30
 100%
Asian25
 150%
Hispanic6472
 12.5%
Pacific Islander21
 50%
White360323
 10.3%
Two or More Races7759
 23.4%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients31%32.6%
 1.6%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Boulder Creek Elementary

Students at Boulder Creek Elementary are 70% White, 16% Hispanic, 13% Two or more races, 1% Asian.

Boulder Creek Elementary ranks 1573rd of 5874 California elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.

In the 2022-23 school year, 460 students attended Boulder Creek Elementary.

Students who attend Boulder Creek Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : San Lorenzo Valley Middle
High : San Lorenzo Valley High


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