Pepper Drive Elementary

Public K-8

 1935 Marlinda Way
       El Cajon, CA  92020-1155


(619) 956-5100

District: Santee

SchoolDigger Rank:
488th of 1,417 California Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $9,182 Help

Students who attend Pepper Drive Elementary usually attend:

High:    Santana High

Student/teacher ratio:  24.3
Number of students:  839

Immunizations:

Fully immunized:
95.8%
DTP:
97.2%


Racial breakdown:

White:
49.1%
Hispanic:
35.2%
Two or more races:
8.6%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  43.4%

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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.


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Compare Details Pepper Drive Elementary ranks better than 65.6% of elementary schools in California. It also ranks 6th among 9 ranked elementary schools in the Santee School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2021 the calculated Average Standard Score was 61.65. (See more...)
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Compare Details Pepper Drive Elementary ranks better than 70.9% of middle schools in California. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2021 the calculated Average Standard Score was 65.87. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (49.1%), Hispanic (35.2%), two or more races (8.6%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 43.4% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Pepper Drive Elementary is 24.3. 8 elementary schools in the Santee School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Pepper Drive Elementary is $9,182. 9 elementary schools in the Santee School District spend more per student.
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Schooldigger 2021 Rankings:

Pepper Drive Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Pepper Drive Elementary 488th of 1417 California public elementary schools. (See Pepper Drive Elementary in the ranking list.)
SchoolDigger ranks Pepper Drive Elementary 260th of 894 California public middle schools. (See Pepper Drive Elementary in the ranking list.)

Santee:

SchoolDigger ranks Santee 164th of 706 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Pepper Drive Elementary

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 54.81 1928th 4809 59.9%
2005 57.05 1876th 4822 61.1%
2006 57.20 1865th 4818 61.3%
2007 60.01 1828th 5113 64.2%
2008 65.04 1625th 5113 68.2%
2009 72.11 1344th 5193 74.1%
2010 76.96 1132nd 5314 78.7%
2011 60.77 1974th 5377 63.3%
2012 80.08 1028th 5390 80.9%
2013 74.18 1367th 5530 75.3%
2015 63.48 1776th 5611 68.3%
2016 67.12 1658th 5614 70.5%
2017 56.84 2183rd 5692 61.6%
2018 60.25 2027th 5662 64.2%
2019 41.51 3097th 5789 46.5%
2021 61.65 488th 1417 65.6%

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

Rank History for Pepper Drive Elementary

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 56.20 657th 1769 62.9%
2005 56.11 681st 1777 61.7%
2006 54.27 736th 1804 59.2%
2007 58.62 704th 1999 64.8%
2008 56.96 761st 2005 62.0%
2009 65.01 628th 2063 69.6%
2010 76.44 390th 2179 82.1%
2011 78.45 326th 2236 85.4%
2012 77.16 374th 2259 83.4%
2013 78.34 362nd 2379 84.8%
2015 67.69 693rd 2477 72.0%
2016 66.90 714th 2497 71.4%
2017 54.85 986th 2508 60.7%
2018 60.57 834th 2480 66.4%
2019 61.63 876th 2715 67.7%
2021 65.87 260th 894 70.9%

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

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by a parent
Saturday, March 23, 2019

Open Quote alcohol served at father daughter dance, teachers who call your kid a "jerk" and nothing is done but they write my kid up for litterally everything!lol joke of a school Close Quote



Enrollment information for Pepper Drive Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 604 15 11 40 1 n/a n/a 0 671
1989 622 9 12 41 0 n/a n/a 0 684
1990 654 12 14 42 1 n/a n/a 0 723
1991 638 20 11 49 1 n/a n/a 0 719
1992 661 15 16 60 1 n/a n/a 0 753
1993 705 19 20 78 5 n/a n/a 0 827
1994 719 9 17 81 7 n/a n/a 0 833
1995 707 14 16 79 2 n/a n/a 0 818
1996 707 14 16 79 2 n/a n/a 0 818
1997 664 18 8 83 5 n/a n/a 0 778
1998 705 16 15 96 6 n/a n/a 0 838
1999 651 16 16 80 3 n/a n/a 0 766
2000 631 11 14 90 2 n/a n/a 0 748
2001 610 14 16 85 4 n/a n/a 0 729
2002 573 15 13 90 5 n/a n/a 0 696
2003 573 15 13 90 5 n/a n/a 0 696
2004 584 13 12 129 5 n/a n/a 1 744
2005 504 26 16 158 0 n/a n/a 12 716
2006 464 22 19 169 1 n/a n/a 44 719
2007 424 19 22 177 1 n/a n/a 63 706
2008 395 12 22 151 2 n/a n/a 0 582
2009 416 11 13 143 2 6 130 0 721
2010 388 25 10 237 3 5 62 0 730
2011 396 13 9 228 2 2 63 0 713
2012 381 16 20 264 3 6 72 0 762
2013 368 24 19 277 4 4 78 0 774
2014 387 23 27 287 4 2 76 0 806
2015 377 28 29 303 4 5 82 0 828
2016 414 25 41 328 5 7 103 0 923
2017 461 28 44 348 2 4 84 0 971
2018 461 29 45 352 1 3 87 0 978
2019 447 25 42 350 1 3 100 0 968
2020 428 26 40 329 1 1 84 0 909
2021 412 27 30 295 2 1 72 0 839

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 Pepper Drive Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 671 26.9 24.9 n/a
1989 684 25.1 27.2 n/a
1990 723 25.8 28.0 n/a
1991 719 27.1 26.5 n/a
1992 753 27.5 27.3 22.7
1993 827 29.5 28.0 25.9
1994 833 29.5 28.2 30.1
1995 818 27.5 29.7 28.6
1996 818 27.5 29.7 28.6
1997 778 33.0 23.6 29.7
1998 838 35.0 23.9 27.7
1999 766 32.0 23.9 26.2
2000 748 32.0 23.4 21.9
2001 729 33.0 22.1 23.9
2002 696 33.0 21.1 27.3
2003 696 33.0 21.1 27.3
2004 744 32.8 22.7 33.6
2005 716 33.5 21.4 38.8
2006 719 35.7 20.1 37.8
2007 706 37.3 18.9 42.6
2008 582 40.0 14.6 44.8
2009 721 33.7 19.1 41.7
2010 730 34.0 21.4 46.7
2011 713 n/a n/a 50.2
2012 762 32.7 23.2 n/a
2013 774 32.0 24.1 57.1
2014 806 31.0 26.0 59.9
2015 828 31.0 26.7 55.8
2016 923 34.0 27.1 59
2017 971 36.0 26.9 60.6
2018 978 36.0 27.1 58.7
2019 968 36.0 26.8 59.8
2020 909 n/a n/a 56.9
2021 839 34.5 24.3 43.4

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
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Student/Teacher Ratio Pepper Drive Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 671 26.9 24.9 n/a
1989 684 25.1 27.2 n/a
1990 723 25.8 28.0 n/a
1991 719 27.1 26.5 n/a
1992 753 27.5 27.3 22.7
1993 827 29.5 28.0 25.9
1994 833 29.5 28.2 30.1
1995 818 27.5 29.7 28.6
1996 818 27.5 29.7 28.6
1997 778 33.0 23.6 29.7
1998 838 35.0 23.9 27.7
1999 766 32.0 23.9 26.2
2000 748 32.0 23.4 21.9
2001 729 33.0 22.1 23.9
2002 696 33.0 21.1 27.3
2003 696 33.0 21.1 27.3
2004 744 32.8 22.7 33.6
2005 716 33.5 21.4 38.8
2006 719 35.7 20.1 37.8
2007 706 37.3 18.9 42.6
2008 582 40.0 14.6 44.8
2009 721 33.7 19.1 41.7
2010 730 34.0 21.4 46.7
2011 713 n/a n/a 50.2
2012 762 32.7 23.2 n/a
2013 774 32.0 24.1 57.1
2014 806 31.0 26.0 59.9
2015 828 31.0 26.7 55.8
2016 923 34.0 27.1 59
2017 971 36.0 26.9 60.6
2018 978 36.0 27.1 58.7
2019 968 36.0 26.8 59.8
2020 909 n/a n/a 56.9
2021 839 34.5 24.3 43.4

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

Pepper Drive Elementary

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionConditionalPolioHepatitis BVaricellaDTPMMR
201298.0%2.0%0.0%0.0%98.0%98.0%98.0%98.0%98.0%
201397.0%3.0%0.0%0.0%97.0%97.0%97.0%97.0%97.0%
201494.0%3.0%0.0%3.0%94.0%97.0%97.0%94.0%94.0%
201595.0%5.0%0.0%0.0%95.0%95.0%95.0%95.0%95.0%
201692.0%6.0%0.0%2.0%94.0%93.0%94.0%94.0%93.0%
2017≥99.0%≤1.0%≤1.0%≤1.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%
2018≥99.0%≤1.0%≤1.0%≤1.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%
2019≥99.0%≤1.0%≤1.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%
202095.8%1.4%2.8%97.2%

Data source: California Department of Public Health
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Pepper Drive Elementary

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $9,182

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Pepper Drive Elementary

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Ranks 3097th of 5789 Elementary schoolsRanks 488th of 1417 Elementary schools
 19.1%
Ranks 876th of 2715 Middle schoolsRanks 260th of 894 Middle schools
 3.2%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Pepper Drive Elementary)39.448.4
 9%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Santee)55.453.5
 1.9%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.539.8
 8.8%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Pepper Drive Elementary)40.452.1
 11.8%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Santee)53.653.9
 0.3%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (California)50.239.7
 10.5%
4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Pepper Drive Elementary)58.251
 7.2%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Santee)60.354.7
 5.6%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)49.541.5
 8%
4th Grade Mathematics (Pepper Drive Elementary)46.243.8
 2.4%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Santee)55.350.8
 4.5%
   4th Grade Mathematics (California)44.935.9
 9.1%
5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Pepper Drive Elementary)47.348.9
 1.6%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Santee)56.156.5
 0.4%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)51.746.5
 5.2%
5th Grade Mathematics (Pepper Drive Elementary)36.629.4
 7.3%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Santee)41.635.6
 6%
   5th Grade Mathematics (California)3830.1
 7.9%
5th Grade Science (Pepper Drive Elementary)20.325.3
 5%
   5th Grade Science (Santee)31.935.1
 3.2%
   5th Grade Science (California)31.729.8
 2%
6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Pepper Drive Elementary)40.546.3
 5.7%
   6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Santee)50.252.9
 2.7%
   6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.543.6
 4.9%
6th Grade Mathematics (Pepper Drive Elementary)31.538.8
 7.3%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Santee)42.342.8
 0.5%
   6th Grade Mathematics (California)38.530.8
 7.8%
7th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Pepper Drive Elementary)45.253.4
 8.2%
   7th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Santee)56.958.3
 1.4%
   7th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)51.450
 1.4%
7th Grade Mathematics (Pepper Drive Elementary)45.654.5
 8.8%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Santee)50.646.7
 3.9%
   7th Grade Mathematics (California)37.934.4
 3.4%
8th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Pepper Drive Elementary)59.245.1
 14.1%
   8th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Santee)55.552.5
 2.9%
   8th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)49.447.4
 2%
8th Grade Mathematics (Pepper Drive Elementary)68.456.4
 12%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Santee)50.344.7
 5.6%
   8th Grade Mathematics (California)36.630.8
 5.8%
8th Grade Science (Pepper Drive Elementary)38.822.9
 15.9%
   8th Grade Science (Santee)34.829.2
 5.6%
   8th Grade Science (California)30.827
 3.8%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Total Students968839
 13.3%
African American2527
 8%
American Indian12
 100%
Asian4230
 28.6%
Hispanic350295
 15.7%
Pacific Islander31
 66.7%
Two or More Races10072
 28%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients59.8%43.4%
 16.4%




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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.

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