Sun Valley Elementary

Public K-5

 75 Happy Ln.
       San Rafael, CA  94901-1020


(415) 485-2440

District: San Rafael City Elementary

SchoolDigger Rank:
146th of 1,417 California Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $7,142 Help

Students who attend Sun Valley Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    James B. Davidson Middle
High:    San Rafael High
    Terra Linda High

Student/teacher ratio:  23.2
Number of students:  447

Immunizations:

Fully immunized:
92.3%
Hepatitis B:
94.5%
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Racial breakdown:

White:
60.4%
Hispanic:
26.6%
Two or more races:
7.6%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  22.4%

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We updated the 2020-21 rankings and test scores for this school on Saturday, January 8, 2022.

*Please note that the COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on standardized testing and the number of schools reporting results are lower.


Performance Trends
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Compare Details Sun Valley Elementary ranks better than 89.7% of elementary schools in California. It also ranks first among 7 ranked elementary schools in the San Rafael City Elementary School District! (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2021 the calculated Average Standard Score was 91.09. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (60.4%), Hispanic (26.6%), two or more races (7.6%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 22.4% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Sun Valley Elementary is 23.2. 5 elementary schools in the San Rafael City Elementary School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Sun Valley Elementary is $7,142, which is the lowest among 7 elementary schools in the San Rafael City Elementary School District!
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Schooldigger 2021 Rankings:

Sun Valley Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Sun Valley Elementary 146th of 1417 California public elementary schools. (See Sun Valley Elementary in the ranking list.)

San Rafael City Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks San Rafael City Elementary 412th of 706 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Sun Valley Elementary

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 91.86 407th 4809 91.5%
2005 91.90 393rd 4822 91.8%
2006 91.22 423rd 4818 91.2%
2007 85.05 750th 5113 85.3%
2008 93.64 273rd 5113 94.7%
2009 83.43 820th 5193 84.2%
2010 88.07 573rd 5314 89.2%
2011 85.61 699th 5377 87.0%
2012 82.04 908th 5390 83.2%
2013 89.27 513th 5530 90.7%
2015 96.00 267th 5611 95.2%
2016 96.30 207th 5614 96.3%
2017 94.88 333rd 5692 94.1%
2018 92.85 455th 5662 92.0%
2019 91.07 585th 5789 89.9%
2021 91.09 146th 1417 89.7%

Data source: test scores: California Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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by a principal
Friday, March 17, 2017

Open Quote Sun Valley is an amazing community that ensures that every learner gets what they need. We were fortunate enough to be awarded the National Blue Ribbon this year! Close Quote



Enrollment information for Sun Valley Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 268 7 18 16 1 n/a n/a 0 310
1989 277 12 14 21 1 n/a n/a 0 325
1990 273 11 16 18 4 n/a n/a 0 322
1991 275 8 20 21 2 n/a n/a 0 326
1992 281 10 23 16 2 n/a n/a 0 332
1993 279 8 29 18 3 n/a n/a 0 337
1994 316 12 30 21 2 n/a n/a 0 381
1995 327 14 30 28 0 n/a n/a 0 399
1996 327 14 30 28 0 n/a n/a 0 399
1997 323 10 25 29 1 n/a n/a 0 388
1998 306 8 24 30 0 n/a n/a 0 368
1999 315 6 31 32 0 n/a n/a 0 384
2000 286 9 32 34 0 n/a n/a 0 361
2001 284 13 38 40 0 n/a n/a 0 375
2002 285 12 35 46 4 n/a n/a 0 382
2003 285 12 35 46 4 n/a n/a 0 382
2004 285 16 25 45 3 n/a n/a 18 392
2005 282 12 27 56 2 n/a n/a 24 403
2006 286 15 21 63 2 n/a n/a 34 421
2007 274 10 22 80 1 n/a n/a 28 415
2008 274 8 16 80 1 n/a n/a 0 379
2009 284 5 18 91 0 2 33 0 433
2010 298 3 17 96 0 3 33 0 450
2011 315 3 17 93 0 2 28 0 458
2012 326 3 18 92 1 2 29 0 471
2013 335 5 20 94 1 2 31 0 488
2014 351 6 17 89 1 2 36 0 502
2015 372 8 41 87 2 1 3 0 514
2016 374 6 34 88 1 0 3 0 506
2017 353 7 32 92 2 0 15 0 501
2018 355 5 29 91 4 0 17 0 501
2019 337 5 27 99 4 1 28 0 501
2020 319 3 20 113 3 1 32 0 491
2021 270 3 17 119 3 1 34 0 447

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 Sun Valley Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 310 14.0 22.1 n/a
1989 325 15.0 21.6 n/a
1990 322 13.0 24.7 n/a
1991 326 15.0 21.7 n/a
1992 332 15.2 21.8 8.1
1993 337 13.4 25.1 11
1994 381 15.5 24.6 8.7
1995 399 17.0 23.5 8.8
1996 399 17.0 23.5 8.8
1997 388 18.0 21.6 9
1998 368 18.2 20.2 10.6
1999 384 20.2 19.0 10.7
2000 361 18.0 20.1 11.4
2001 375 19.5 19.2 8
2002 382 19.0 20.1 11.3
2003 382 19.0 20.1 11.3
2004 392 23.3 16.8 14.2
2005 403 21.5 18.7 15.3
2006 421 22.0 19.1 18.1
2007 415 20.0 20.8 19.6
2008 379 22.0 17.2 20.1
2009 433 21.0 19.2 16.9
2010 450 21.0 21.4 18.9
2011 458 n/a n/a 17.5
2012 471 20.5 22.9 n/a
2013 488 21.0 23.2 18.6
2014 502 21.0 23.9 16.1
2015 514 22.0 23.3 17.3
2016 506 22.0 23.0 17
2017 501 18.0 27.8 18
2018 501 18.6 26.9 17.8
2019 501 21.6 23.1 18.2
2020 491 n/a n/a 17.1
2021 447 19.2 23.2 22.4

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Sun Valley Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 310 14.0 22.1 n/a
1989 325 15.0 21.6 n/a
1990 322 13.0 24.7 n/a
1991 326 15.0 21.7 n/a
1992 332 15.2 21.8 8.1
1993 337 13.4 25.1 11
1994 381 15.5 24.6 8.7
1995 399 17.0 23.5 8.8
1996 399 17.0 23.5 8.8
1997 388 18.0 21.6 9
1998 368 18.2 20.2 10.6
1999 384 20.2 19.0 10.7
2000 361 18.0 20.1 11.4
2001 375 19.5 19.2 8
2002 382 19.0 20.1 11.3
2003 382 19.0 20.1 11.3
2004 392 23.3 16.8 14.2
2005 403 21.5 18.7 15.3
2006 421 22.0 19.1 18.1
2007 415 20.0 20.8 19.6
2008 379 22.0 17.2 20.1
2009 433 21.0 19.2 16.9
2010 450 21.0 21.4 18.9
2011 458 n/a n/a 17.5
2012 471 20.5 22.9 n/a
2013 488 21.0 23.2 18.6
2014 502 21.0 23.9 16.1
2015 514 22.0 23.3 17.3
2016 506 22.0 23.0 17
2017 501 18.0 27.8 18
2018 501 18.6 26.9 17.8
2019 501 21.6 23.1 18.2
2020 491 n/a n/a 17.1
2021 447 19.2 23.2 22.4

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

Sun Valley Elementary

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionConditionalPolioHepatitis BVaricellaDTPMMR
201232.0%0.0%0.0%68.0%55.0%64.0%80.0%61.0%61.0%
201343.0%5.0%0.0%52.0%55.0%77.0%77.0%64.0%70.0%
201459.0%2.0%0.0%38.0%76.0%80.0%86.0%73.0%74.0%
201557.0%0.0%0.0%43.0%79.0%81.0%90.0%67.0%81.0%
201683.0%4.0%0.0%12.0%89.0%90.0%94.0%89.0%89.0%
201797.0%1.0%0.0%2.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%
2018≥98.0%≤2.0%≤2.0%≤2.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%
2019≥98.0%≤2.0%≤2.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%
202092.3%1.1%4.4%94.5%96.7%

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

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $7,142

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Sun Valley 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
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Ranks 585th of 5789 Elementary schoolsRanks 146th of 1417 Elementary schools
 0.2%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Sun Valley Elementary)69.369.4
 0.1%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (San Rafael City Elementary)43.832.2
 11.5%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.539.8
 8.8%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Sun Valley Elementary)71.666.7
 4.9%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (San Rafael City Elementary)48.230.8
 17.4%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (California)50.239.7
 10.5%
4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Sun Valley Elementary)72.964.5
 8.3%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (San Rafael City Elementary)40.331.6
 8.7%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)49.541.5
 8%
4th Grade Mathematics (Sun Valley Elementary)7567.7
 7.3%
   4th Grade Mathematics (San Rafael City Elementary)43.136.4
 6.7%
   4th Grade Mathematics (California)44.935.9
 9.1%
5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Sun Valley Elementary)7974.2
 4.7%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (San Rafael City Elementary)44.140.4
 3.7%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)51.746.5
 5.2%
5th Grade Mathematics (Sun Valley Elementary)72.468.2
 4.2%
   5th Grade Mathematics (San Rafael City Elementary)39.937.1
 2.8%
   5th Grade Mathematics (California)3830.1
 7.9%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Total Students501447
 10.8%
African American53
 40%
American Indian43
 25%
Asian2717
 37%
Hispanic99119
 20.2%
Pacific Islander11
Two or More Races2834
 21.4%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients18.2%22.4%
 4.2%




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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the California Department of Education. School Attendance Areas provided by ATTOM.

IMPORTANT DISCLAIMERS: Not all boundaries are included. We make every effort to ensure that school and district boundary data are up-to-date. But it's important to note that these are approximations and are for general informational purposes only. To verify legal descriptions of boundaries or school locations, contact your local tax assessor's office and/or school district.





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