Howard Pence Elementary

Public K-6

 877 Via Tonga Ct.
       San Diego, CA  92154-2256


(619) 662-8100

District: South Bay Union

SchoolDigger Rank:
1306th of 1,417 California Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $7,155 Help

Students who attend Howard Pence Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Montgomery Middle
High:    Montgomery Senior High

Student/teacher ratio:  23.1
Number of students:  532

Immunizations:

Fully immunized:
98.3%


Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
90.4%
Asian:
4.5%
African American:
1.9%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  60.2%

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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 Howard Pence Elementary ranks worse than 92.2% of elementary schools in California. It also ranks 6th among 11 ranked elementary schools in the South Bay Union School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2021 the calculated Average Standard Score was 14.32. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: Hispanic (90.4%), Asian (4.5%), African American (1.9%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 60.2% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Howard Pence Elementary is 23.1, which is the 4th best among 11 elementary schools in the South Bay Union School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Howard Pence Elementary is $7,155. 7 elementary schools in the South Bay Union School District spend more per student.
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Schooldigger 2021 Rankings:

Howard Pence Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Howard Pence Elementary 1306th of 1417 California public elementary schools. (See Howard Pence Elementary in the ranking list.)

South Bay Union:

SchoolDigger ranks South Bay Union 602nd of 706 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Howard Pence Elementary

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 19.34 3979th 4809 17.3%
2005 18.73 4054th 4822 15.9%
2006 16.45 4256th 4818 11.7%
2007 14.30 4691st 5113 8.3%
2008 15.55 4626th 5113 9.5%
2009 42.53 2908th 5193 44.0%
2010 42.27 3043rd 5314 42.7%
2011 25.43 4306th 5377 19.9%
2012 28.29 4063rd 5390 24.6%
2013 19.62 4767th 5530 13.8%
2015 20.76 4546th 5611 19.0%
2016 25.65 4127th 5614 26.5%
2017 36.37 3348th 5692 41.2%
2018 26.15 4149th 5662 26.7%
2019 26.15 4259th 5789 26.4%
2021 14.32 1306th 1417 7.8%

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

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Enrollment information for Howard Pence Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 145 44 154 378 1 n/a n/a 0 722
1989 139 48 164 424 2 n/a n/a 0 777
1990 115 47 155 473 3 n/a n/a 0 793
1991 111 54 139 535 2 n/a n/a 0 841
1992 111 65 146 559 3 n/a n/a 0 884
1993 87 62 141 579 1 n/a n/a 0 870
1994 91 56 150 592 0 n/a n/a 0 889
1995 67 61 143 627 1 n/a n/a 0 899
1996 67 61 143 627 1 n/a n/a 0 899
1997 55 47 148 640 2 n/a n/a 0 892
1998 55 46 139 659 2 n/a n/a 0 901
1999 50 62 127 652 3 n/a n/a 0 894
2000 49 53 119 663 3 n/a n/a 0 887
2001 51 41 110 672 2 n/a n/a 2 878
2002 32 30 97 636 11 n/a n/a 0 806
2003 32 30 97 636 11 n/a n/a 0 806
2004 27 24 86 647 0 n/a n/a 5 789
2005 18 31 94 650 1 n/a n/a 2 796
2006 11 22 86 610 1 n/a n/a 3 733
2007 12 27 73 582 0 n/a n/a 6 700
2008 12 29 60 536 n/a n/a n/a 0 637
2009 18 30 54 456 1 5 0 0 564
2010 22 27 46 553 1 7 0 0 656
2011 19 24 47 538 1 11 2 0 642
2012 19 15 42 531 1 10 9 0 627
2013 20 14 42 566 1 5 8 0 656
2014 17 13 40 573 1 3 8 0 655
2015 18 19 42 576 1 1 14 0 671
2016 13 15 41 624 0 0 8 0 701
2017 9 15 40 606 0 0 10 0 680
2018 11 14 33 629 0 0 9 0 696
2019 8 17 29 601 0 0 8 0 663
2020 8 13 29 595 1 0 8 0 654
2021 5 10 24 481 2 0 8 2 532

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

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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 Howard Pence Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 722 25.5 28.3 n/a
1989 777 29.0 26.7 n/a
1990 793 29.0 27.3 n/a
1991 841 31.0 27.1 n/a
1992 884 31.5 28.0 33.1
1993 870 31.0 28.1 57.1
1994 889 32.0 27.8 58.5
1995 899 33.0 27.2 63
1996 899 33.0 27.2 63
1997 892 33.0 27.0 69.3
1998 901 41.0 22.0 73.5
1999 894 42.0 21.3 72
2000 887 41.0 21.6 61.8
2001 878 40.0 22.0 45.4
2002 806 39.0 20.7 61.9
2003 806 39.0 20.7 61.9
2004 789 37.0 21.3 61.1
2005 796 36.0 22.1 59.6
2006 733 34.0 21.6 68.9
2007 700 32.0 21.9 69.9
2008 637 32.0 19.9 74.6
2009 564 30.0 18.2 79.1
2010 656 35.0 18.7 76.1
2011 642 n/a n/a 78.7
2012 627 31.0 20.2 n/a
2013 656 32.0 20.5 99.5
2014 655 32.0 20.4 28.7
2015 671 31.0 21.6 68.4
2016 701 27.0 25.9 76
2017 680 27.0 25.1 75.4
2018 696 28.0 24.8 81.9
2019 663 28.0 23.6 83.9
2020 654 n/a n/a 74.2
2021 532 23.0 23.1 60.2

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 Howard Pence Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 722 25.5 28.3 n/a
1989 777 29.0 26.7 n/a
1990 793 29.0 27.3 n/a
1991 841 31.0 27.1 n/a
1992 884 31.5 28.0 33.1
1993 870 31.0 28.1 57.1
1994 889 32.0 27.8 58.5
1995 899 33.0 27.2 63
1996 899 33.0 27.2 63
1997 892 33.0 27.0 69.3
1998 901 41.0 22.0 73.5
1999 894 42.0 21.3 72
2000 887 41.0 21.6 61.8
2001 878 40.0 22.0 45.4
2002 806 39.0 20.7 61.9
2003 806 39.0 20.7 61.9
2004 789 37.0 21.3 61.1
2005 796 36.0 22.1 59.6
2006 733 34.0 21.6 68.9
2007 700 32.0 21.9 69.9
2008 637 32.0 19.9 74.6
2009 564 30.0 18.2 79.1
2010 656 35.0 18.7 76.1
2011 642 n/a n/a 78.7
2012 627 31.0 20.2 n/a
2013 656 32.0 20.5 99.5
2014 655 32.0 20.4 28.7
2015 671 31.0 21.6 68.4
2016 701 27.0 25.9 76
2017 680 27.0 25.1 75.4
2018 696 28.0 24.8 81.9
2019 663 28.0 23.6 83.9
2020 654 n/a n/a 74.2
2021 532 23.0 23.1 60.2

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

Howard Pence Elementary

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionConditionalPolioHepatitis BVaricellaDTPMMR
201297.0%0.0%0.0%3.0%98.0%99.0%100.0%98.0%98.0%
201394.0%4.0%0.0%3.0%94.0%96.0%96.0%95.0%95.0%
201499.0%1.0%0.0%0.0%99.0%99.0%99.0%99.0%99.0%
201597.0%1.0%0.0%1.0%99.0%99.0%99.0%97.0%99.0%
201695.0%1.0%0.0%4.0%96.0%98.0%99.0%95.0%97.0%
2017≥98.0%≤2.0%≤2.0%≤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%
201996.0%0.0%0.0%≥99.0%97.0%98.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%
202098.3%0.0%0.9%

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

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $7,155

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Howard Pence 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 4259th of 5789 Elementary schoolsRanks 1306th of 1417 Elementary schools
 18.6%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Howard Pence Elementary)30.912.8
 18.1%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (South Bay Union)31.915.2
 16.7%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.539.8
 8.8%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Howard Pence Elementary)42.313.8
 28.5%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (South Bay Union)36.815.4
 21.3%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (California)50.239.7
 10.5%
4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Howard Pence Elementary)31.210.5
 20.6%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (South Bay Union)32.417
 15.3%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)49.541.5
 8%
4th Grade Mathematics (Howard Pence Elementary)25.39.2
 16.1%
   4th Grade Mathematics (South Bay Union)31.412.8
 18.6%
   4th Grade Mathematics (California)44.935.9
 9.1%
5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Howard Pence Elementary)30.524.7
 5.8%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (South Bay Union)33.223.1
 10.1%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)51.746.5
 5.2%
5th Grade Mathematics (Howard Pence Elementary)23.912.3
 11.5%
   5th Grade Mathematics (South Bay Union)19.611.4
 8.3%
   5th Grade Mathematics (California)3830.1
 7.9%
5th Grade Science (Howard Pence Elementary)148.1
 5.9%
   5th Grade Science (South Bay Union)13.111.8
 1.3%
   5th Grade Science (California)31.729.8
 2%
6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Howard Pence Elementary)39.822.6
 17.2%
   6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (South Bay Union)32.523.7
 8.8%
   6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.543.6
 4.9%
6th Grade Mathematics (Howard Pence Elementary)31.66.5
 25.2%
   6th Grade Mathematics (South Bay Union)24.615.7
 8.9%
   6th Grade Mathematics (California)38.530.8
 7.8%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Total Students663532
 19.8%
African American1710
 41.2%
American Indian02
Asian2924
 17.2%
Hispanic601481
 20%
Pacific Islander00
Two or More Races88
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients83.9%60.2%
 23.7%




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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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