Bracher Elementary

Summary:

Bracher Elementary is a public elementary school in Santa Clara, California, serving 236 students from kindergarten to 5th grade. The school is part of the Santa Clara Unified School District, which is ranked 388 out of 1,560 districts in the state.

Bracher Elementary faces several challenges, including a high chronic absenteeism rate of 23% - higher than nearby schools like Central Park Elementary (16.9%) and C.W. Haman Elementary (23.8%). The school's performance on standardized tests is also lower than the district and state averages, with proficiency rates of 45.52% in English Language Arts/Literacy and 36.23% in Mathematics. Additionally, Bracher has a relatively high percentage of students (46.19%) receiving free or reduced-price lunch, compared to nearby schools.

Despite these challenges, Bracher Elementary has a diverse student population, with 47.88% Hispanic and 24.15% Asian students. However, the school's performance varies significantly among different student subgroups, with White students performing much better than Hispanic and English Language Learner students. The school's statewide ranking has also declined over the years, from 850th out of 5,530 California elementary schools in 2012-2013 to 2,665th out of 5,848 schools in 2022-2023, suggesting the need for targeted interventions and support to improve student outcomes.


Detail:

Public K-5

 2700 Chromite Dr.
       Santa Clara, CA  95051-0910


(408) 423-1200

District: Santa Clara Unified

SchoolDigger Rank:
2672nd of 5,868 California Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $13,100 Help


Students who attend Bracher Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Juan Cabrillo Middle
High:    Adrian Wilcox High

Student/teacher ratio:  15.1 Help
Number of students:  236

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
47.9%
Asian:
24.2%
White:
14.4%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  46.2% Help


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Compare Details Bracher Elementary ranks better than 54.5% of elementary schools in California. It also ranks 15th among 18 ranked elementary schools in the Santa Clara Unified School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 47.32. (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 Bracher Elementary is diverse. Racial makeup is: Hispanic (47.9%), Asian (24.2%), White (14.4%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 46.2% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Bracher Elementary is 15.1, which is the lowest among 18 elementary schools in the Santa Clara Unified School District! (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Bracher Elementary is $13,100, which is the 3rd highest among 18 elementary schools in the Santa Clara Unified School District.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Bracher Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Bracher Elementary 2672nd of 5868 California public elementary schools. (See Bracher Elementary in the ranking list.)

Elementary School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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Santa Clara Unified:

SchoolDigger ranks Santa Clara Unified 388th of 1560 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Bracher Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Bracher Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 58.31 1789th 4809 62.8%
2005 61.64 1674th 4822 65.3%
2006 55.13 1958th 4818 59.4%
2007 50.86 2278th 5113 55.4%
2008 68.89 1459th 5113 71.5%
2009 73.72 1269th 5193 75.6%
2010 84.99 732nd 5314 86.2%
2011 82.63 861st 5377 84.0%
2012 74.42 1305th 5390 75.8%
2013 83.44 850th 5530 84.6%
2015 69.36 1525th 5611 72.8%
2016 69.92 1527th 5614 72.8%
2017 66.55 1722nd 5692 69.7%
2018 65.87 1769th 5662 68.8%
2019 62.33 1955th 5789 66.2%
2022 62.20 1929th 5883 67.2%
2023 47.32 2665th 5848 54.4%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Bracher Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 69.85 551st 3246 83.0%
2019 78.72 335th 3275 89.8%
2022 56.43 908th 3311 72.6%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Bracher Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 38.84 1251st 2416 48.2%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Bracher Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 65.94 1398th 5084 72.5%
2019 56.90 1957th 5173 62.2%
2022 46.37 2516th 5264 52.2%
2023 43.27 2819th 5355 47.4%
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Rank History for Female students at Bracher Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 64.02 1795th 5413 66.8%
2019 57.92 2055th 5492 62.6%
2022 64.68 1749th 5635 69.0%
2023 57.36 2059th 5595 63.2%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Bracher Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 17.68 2172nd 2227 2.5%
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Rank History for Male students at Bracher Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 64.94 1721st 5431 68.3%
2019 64.96 1723rd 5510 68.7%
2022 58.37 2040th 5663 64.0%
2023 38.12 3171st 5627 43.6%
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Rank History for Asian students at Bracher Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 74.04 277th 1071 74.1%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Bracher Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 67.11 1277th 4830 73.6%
2019 62.93 1532nd 4963 69.1%
2022 28.85 3798th 5084 25.3%
2023 44.53 2580th 5079 49.2%
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Rank History for White students at Bracher Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 52.09 1489th 2834 47.5%
2022 90.57 91st 2726 96.7%
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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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by a parent
Friday, October 2, 2009

Open Quote My husband and I have transferred our son to Bracher this fall from a nearby elementary school. I am amazed at what a genuine leader, the principal, can make a difference in school's quality, and culture. Teachers are caring and professional. Children are polite and happy. Newly released API score is only one of many signs that you would see as a proof that something is being done right here at Bracher! Thank you, Dr. K & all the teachers and staff at Bracher! Close Quote



Enrollment information for Bracher Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 204 37 155 99 7 n/a n/a 0 502
1989 153 21 133 92 7 n/a n/a 0 406
1990 156 28 132 103 13 n/a n/a 0 432
1991 141 27 121 112 12 n/a n/a 0 413
1992 153 28 123 120 9 n/a n/a 0 433
1993 148 31 130 113 7 n/a n/a 0 429
1994 144 33 152 120 4 n/a n/a 0 453
1995 124 32 155 119 7 n/a n/a 0 437
1996 124 32 155 119 7 n/a n/a 0 437
1997 136 37 151 123 4 n/a n/a 0 451
1998 108 25 143 130 7 n/a n/a 0 413
1999 114 23 134 132 5 n/a n/a 0 408
2000 105 24 142 138 6 n/a n/a 0 415
2001 82 63 129 99 3 n/a n/a 36 412
2002 77 23 118 137 13 n/a n/a 18 386
2003 77 23 118 137 13 n/a n/a 18 386
2004 66 32 139 162 5 n/a n/a 5 409
2005 55 27 130 172 3 n/a n/a 7 394
2006 60 28 114 172 2 n/a n/a 10 386
2007 39 30 112 175 3 n/a n/a 21 380
2008 36 25 112 179 1 n/a n/a 0 353
2009 36 25 96 201 1 13 22 0 394
2010 51 17 94 208 3 13 16 0 402
2011 55 11 99 204 3 15 17 0 404
2012 49 12 97 183 2 15 13 0 371
2013 53 13 114 188 2 15 13 0 398
2014 64 14 98 191 2 8 14 0 391
2015 63 10 87 183 5 5 6 0 359
2016 53 9 93 183 3 7 8 0 356
2017 62 8 79 178 2 7 14 0 350
2018 61 6 77 177 1 5 17 0 344
2019 58 8 85 165 1 6 21 0 344
2020 54 10 92 170 1 7 18 0 352
2021 46 10 76 144 1 9 21 0 307
2022 42 11 66 131 0 4 22 0 276
2023 34 11 57 113 1 3 17 0 236

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 Bracher Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 502 20.4 24.6 n/a
1989 406 18.5 21.9 n/a
1990 432 17.5 24.6 n/a
1991 413 16.5 25.0 n/a
1992 433 16.8 25.7 42.7
1993 429 19.0 22.6 35.2
1994 453 18.6 24.4 41.9
1995 437 18.2 24.0 70.5
1996 437 18.2 24.0 70.5
1997 451 19.5 23.1 56.3
1998 413 21.0 19.7 44.6
1999 408 22.0 18.5 56.6
2000 415 21.0 19.8 49.6
2001 412 23.0 17.9 50.5
2002 386 19.8 19.5 73.9
2003 386 19.8 19.5 73.9
2004 409 20.0 20.5 73.5
2005 394 19.0 20.7 73.4
2006 386 18.0 21.4 73.1
2007 380 18.0 21.1 74.9
2008 353 20.2 17.5 71.4
2009 394 18.0 19.7 73.9
2010 402 23.0 17.4 63.4
2011 404 n/a n/a 62.9
2012 371 15.3 24.2 n/a
2013 398 15.5 25.5 58.5
2014 391 15.5 25.1 57
2015 359 15.0 23.9 50.7
2016 356 16.0 22.2 53.9
2017 350 14.5 24.0 50.3
2018 344 13.5 25.3 51.7
2019 344 11.5 29.7 47.4
2020 352 n/a n/a 48.3
2021 307 15.0 20.3 47.9
2022 276 15.0 18.3 26.4
2023 236 15.5 15.1 46.2

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 Bracher Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 502 20.4 24.6 n/a
1989 406 18.5 21.9 n/a
1990 432 17.5 24.6 n/a
1991 413 16.5 25.0 n/a
1992 433 16.8 25.7 42.7
1993 429 19.0 22.6 35.2
1994 453 18.6 24.4 41.9
1995 437 18.2 24.0 70.5
1996 437 18.2 24.0 70.5
1997 451 19.5 23.1 56.3
1998 413 21.0 19.7 44.6
1999 408 22.0 18.5 56.6
2000 415 21.0 19.8 49.6
2001 412 23.0 17.9 50.5
2002 386 19.8 19.5 73.9
2003 386 19.8 19.5 73.9
2004 409 20.0 20.5 73.5
2005 394 19.0 20.7 73.4
2006 386 18.0 21.4 73.1
2007 380 18.0 21.1 74.9
2008 353 20.2 17.5 71.4
2009 394 18.0 19.7 73.9
2010 402 23.0 17.4 63.4
2011 404 n/a n/a 62.9
2012 371 15.3 24.2 n/a
2013 398 15.5 25.5 58.5
2014 391 15.5 25.1 57
2015 359 15.0 23.9 50.7
2016 356 16.0 22.2 53.9
2017 350 14.5 24.0 50.3
2018 344 13.5 25.3 51.7
2019 344 11.5 29.7 47.4
2020 352 n/a n/a 48.3
2021 307 15.0 20.3 47.9
2022 276 15.0 18.3 26.4
2023 236 15.5 15.1 46.2

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

Bracher Elementary

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionConditionalPolioHepatitis BVaricellaDTPMMR
201292.0%0.0%0.0%8.0%92.0%100.0%98.0%92.0%94.0%
201391.0%1.0%0.0%8.0%97.0%99.0%99.0%97.0%92.0%
201496.0%0.0%0.0%4.0%99.0%100.0%100.0%97.0%97.0%
201591.0%4.0%0.0%5.0%91.0%95.0%95.0%91.0%91.0%
201698.0%2.0%0.0%0.0%98.0%98.0%98.0%98.0%98.0%
201797.0%2.0%2.0%0.0%97.0%97.0%97.0%97.0%97.0%
2018≥95.0%≤5.0%≤5.0%≤5.0%≥95.0%≥95.0%≥95.0%≥95.0%≥95.0%
201993.0%0.0%2.0%95.0%95.0%95.0%95.0%93.0%
202096.6%0.0%3.4%96.6%
202288.4%0.0%0.0%93.0%90.7%90.7%

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

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $13,100

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Bracher 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 1955th of 5789 Elementary schoolsRanks 2665th of 5848 Elementary schools
 11.8%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Bracher Elementary)49.136.2
 12.9%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Santa Clara Unified)65.755.9
 9.8%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.543
 5.6%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Bracher Elementary)51.935.4
 16.4%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Santa Clara Unified)67.357.7
 9.5%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (California)50.245.1
 5.1%
4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Bracher Elementary)72.460.5
 11.9%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Santa Clara Unified)65.161.8
 3.3%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)49.543.7
 5.7%
4th Grade Mathematics (Bracher Elementary)67.843.2
 24.6%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Santa Clara Unified)60.256.9
 3.4%
   4th Grade Mathematics (California)44.940.8
 4.1%
5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Bracher Elementary)49.140.9
 8.2%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Santa Clara Unified)64.260.8
 3.4%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)51.746.7
 5%
5th Grade Mathematics (Bracher Elementary)31.630.4
 1.2%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Santa Clara Unified)53.450
 3.5%
   5th Grade Mathematics (California)3833.4
 4.6%
5th Grade Science (Bracher Elementary)36.823.9
 12.9%
   5th Grade Science (Santa Clara Unified)46.246.5
 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 Students344236
 31.4%
African American811
 37.5%
American Indian11
Asian8557
 32.9%
Hispanic165113
 31.5%
Pacific Islander63
 50%
White5834
 41.4%
Two or More Races2117
 19%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients47.4%46.2%
 1.2%


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Students who attend Bracher Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : Juan Cabrillo Middle
High : Adrian Wilcox High

In the 2022-23 school year, 236 students attended Bracher Elementary.

Bracher Elementary ranks 2672nd of 5868 California elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 3 stars out of 5.

Students at Bracher Elementary are 48% Hispanic, 24% Asian, 14% White, 7% Two or more races, 5% African American, 1% Pacific Islander.


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