Vargas Elementary

Public K-5

 1054 Carson Dr.
       Sunnyvale, CA  94086-5806


(408) 522-8267

District: Sunnyvale

SchoolDigger Rank:
3361st of 5,868 California Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $14,324 Help


Students who attend Vargas Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Sunnyvale Middle
High:    Homestead High

Student/teacher ratio:  19.3 Help
Number of students:  411

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
51.8%
White:
18.5%
Asian:
18.0%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  36.5% Help


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Compare Details Vargas Elementary ranks worse than 57.3% of elementary schools in California. It also ranks 7th among 8 ranked elementary schools in the Sunnyvale School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 36.85. (See more...)
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Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Vargas Elementary is diverse. Racial makeup is: Hispanic (51.8%), White (18.5%), Asian (18%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 36.5% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Vargas Elementary is 19.3, which is the 4th best among 8 elementary schools in the Sunnyvale School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Vargas Elementary is $14,324, which is the 2nd highest among 8 elementary schools in the Sunnyvale School District.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Vargas Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Vargas Elementary 3361st of 5868 California public elementary schools. (See Vargas Elementary in the ranking list.)

Elementary School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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Sunnyvale:

SchoolDigger ranks Sunnyvale 494th of 1560 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Vargas Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Vargas Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 55.00 1924th 4809 60.0%
2005 44.77 2453rd 4822 49.1%
2006 43.55 2523rd 4818 47.6%
2007 31.31 3473rd 5113 32.1%
2008 32.14 3442nd 5113 32.7%
2009 23.13 4201st 5193 19.1%
2010 25.57 4186th 5314 21.2%
2011 20.34 4661st 5377 13.3%
2012 25.21 4298th 5390 20.3%
2013 36.95 3531st 5530 36.1%
2015 53.11 2284th 5611 59.3%
2016 56.94 2132nd 5614 62.0%
2017 44.22 2851st 5692 49.9%
2018 44.42 2865th 5662 49.4%
2019 39.54 3222nd 5789 44.3%
2022 40.85 3038th 5883 48.4%
2023 36.85 3353rd 5848 42.7%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Vargas Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 36.52 1976th 3246 39.1%
2019 36.30 2033rd 3275 37.9%
2022 28.35 2730th 3311 17.5%
2023 40.35 1780th 3240 45.1%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Vargas Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 23.62 1978th 2416 18.1%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Vargas Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 44.92 2676th 5084 47.4%
2019 26.45 4133rd 5173 20.1%
2022 36.32 3313th 5264 37.1%
2023 37.02 3307th 5355 38.2%
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Rank History for Female students at Vargas Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 40.01 3083rd 5413 43.0%
2019 44.58 2833rd 5492 48.4%
2022 30.08 3725th 5635 33.9%
2023 36.43 3258th 5595 41.8%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Vargas Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 56.58 651st 2128 69.4%
2019 52.50 910th 2585 64.8%
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Rank History for Male students at Vargas Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 47.44 2606th 5431 52.0%
2019 33.61 3491st 5510 36.6%
2022 51.74 2354th 5663 58.4%
2023 39.60 3072nd 5627 45.4%
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Rank History for Asian students at Vargas Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 31.81 843rd 1071 21.3%
2019 21.86 967th 1149 15.8%
2022 61.94 561st 1154 51.4%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Vargas Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 43.66 2635th 4830 45.4%
2019 31.98 3554th 4963 28.4%
2022 27.15 3941st 5084 22.5%
2023 20.68 4425th 5079 12.9%
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Rank History for White students at Vargas Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 15.40 2385th 2726 12.5%
2023 30.57 1966th 2659 26.1%
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Data source: test scores: California Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Enrollment information for Vargas Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1994 214 47 149 153 6 n/a n/a 0 569
1995 181 53 117 180 5 n/a n/a 0 536
1996 181 53 117 180 5 n/a n/a 0 536
1997 161 39 118 154 5 n/a n/a 0 477
1998 156 35 138 179 1 n/a n/a 0 509
1999 140 32 128 213 2 n/a n/a 0 515
2000 137 32 128 244 3 n/a n/a 0 544
2001 130 23 122 235 8 n/a n/a 10 528
2002 127 24 137 254 5 n/a n/a 0 547
2003 127 24 137 254 5 n/a n/a 0 547
2004 125 20 131 271 2 n/a n/a 0 549
2005 128 25 113 283 0 n/a n/a 7 556
2006 130 30 104 291 2 n/a n/a 3 560
2007 92 29 118 296 1 n/a n/a 2 538
2008 90 29 122 314 1 n/a n/a 0 556
2009 78 26 105 326 1 13 6 0 555
2010 73 19 107 339 1 15 7 0 561
2011 74 19 90 364 0 12 13 0 572
2012 75 22 99 380 4 7 15 0 602
2013 75 25 91 357 0 6 24 0 578
2014 71 15 77 345 1 5 24 0 538
2015 72 15 74 342 5 4 28 0 540
2016 83 9 114 305 0 3 31 0 545
2017 72 4 93 238 13 2 70 0 492
2018 94 2 103 211 16 3 49 0 478
2019 114 5 100 195 25 4 41 0 484
2020 107 2 81 196 25 4 37 0 452
2021 89 2 97 176 22 3 37 0 426
2022 91 3 69 185 18 2 28 0 396
2023 76 4 74 213 10 3 31 0 411

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 Vargas Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1994 569 21.0 27.1 37.6
1995 536 22.0 24.4 37.9
1996 536 22.0 24.4 37.9
1997 477 21.8 21.9 33.1
1998 509 24.6 20.7 36
1999 515 24.0 21.5 39.8
2000 544 29.0 18.8 35.1
2001 528 29.0 18.2 40
2002 547 28.0 19.5 41.9
2003 547 28.0 19.5 41.9
2004 549 28.0 19.6 51.2
2005 556 28.8 19.3 53.7
2006 560 31.0 18.1 50.8
2007 538 31.0 17.4 63.6
2008 556 32.0 17.4 58.5
2009 555 32.0 16.8 61.4
2010 561 30.0 18.7 65.1
2011 572 n/a n/a 74.5
2012 602 27.5 21.8 n/a
2013 578 26.2 22.0 69.9
2014 538 24.7 21.7 68.4
2015 540 25.0 21.6 68.1
2016 545 27.0 20.1 56.5
2017 492 25.2 19.5 52.6
2018 478 21.2 22.5 52.9
2019 484 22.2 21.8 51.4
2020 452 n/a n/a 45.8
2021 426 20.4 20.8 34
2022 396 21.2 18.6 29
2023 411 21.2 19.3 36.5

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 Vargas Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1994 569 21.0 27.1 37.6
1995 536 22.0 24.4 37.9
1996 536 22.0 24.4 37.9
1997 477 21.8 21.9 33.1
1998 509 24.6 20.7 36
1999 515 24.0 21.5 39.8
2000 544 29.0 18.8 35.1
2001 528 29.0 18.2 40
2002 547 28.0 19.5 41.9
2003 547 28.0 19.5 41.9
2004 549 28.0 19.6 51.2
2005 556 28.8 19.3 53.7
2006 560 31.0 18.1 50.8
2007 538 31.0 17.4 63.6
2008 556 32.0 17.4 58.5
2009 555 32.0 16.8 61.4
2010 561 30.0 18.7 65.1
2011 572 n/a n/a 74.5
2012 602 27.5 21.8 n/a
2013 578 26.2 22.0 69.9
2014 538 24.7 21.7 68.4
2015 540 25.0 21.6 68.1
2016 545 27.0 20.1 56.5
2017 492 25.2 19.5 52.6
2018 478 21.2 22.5 52.9
2019 484 22.2 21.8 51.4
2020 452 n/a n/a 45.8
2021 426 20.4 20.8 34
2022 396 21.2 18.6 29
2023 411 21.2 19.3 36.5

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

Vargas Elementary

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionConditionalPolioHepatitis BVaricellaDTPMMR
201293.0%2.0%0.0%6.0%95.0%94.0%97.0%94.0%97.0%
201396.0%1.0%0.0%3.0%98.0%98.0%99.0%98.0%99.0%
201492.0%2.0%0.0%6.0%94.0%97.0%98.0%94.0%94.0%
201599.0%0.0%0.0%1.0%99.0%100.0%99.0%99.0%99.0%
201688.0%2.0%0.0%11.0%95.0%93.0%96.0%92.0%96.0%
2017≥99.0%≤1.0%≤1.0%≤1.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%
201896.0%0.0%0.0%4.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%98.0%98.0%
201997.0%0.0%3.0%98.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%97.0%≥99.0%

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

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $14,324

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Vargas Elementary

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 3222nd of 5789 Elementary schoolsRanks 3353rd of 5848 Elementary schools
 1.7%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Vargas Elementary)37.531.8
 5.8%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Sunnyvale)5956.4
 2.5%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.543
 5.6%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Vargas Elementary)35.427.3
 8.1%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Sunnyvale)63.956.9
 7%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (California)50.245.1
 5.1%
4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Vargas Elementary)53.133.9
 19.3%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Sunnyvale)62.754.7
 8.1%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)49.543.7
 5.7%
4th Grade Mathematics (Vargas Elementary)43.825.4
 18.4%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Sunnyvale)60.251.4
 8.8%
   4th Grade Mathematics (California)44.940.8
 4.1%
5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Vargas Elementary)44.850
 5.2%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Sunnyvale)66.957.5
 9.5%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)51.746.7
 5%
5th Grade Mathematics (Vargas Elementary)27.630.4
 2.8%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Sunnyvale)56.444.9
 11.5%
   5th Grade Mathematics (California)3833.4
 4.6%
5th Grade Science (Vargas Elementary)26.428.6
 2.1%
   5th Grade Science (Sunnyvale)49.946.1
 3.8%
   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 Students484411
 15.1%
African American54
 20%
American Indian2510
 60%
Asian10074
 26%
Hispanic195213
 9.2%
Pacific Islander43
 25%
White11476
 33.3%
Two or More Races4131
 24.4%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients51.4%36.5%
 14.9%


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Students at Vargas Elementary are 52% Hispanic, 18% White, 18% Asian, 8% Two or more races, 2% American Indian.

In the 2022-23 school year, 411 students attended Vargas Elementary.

Students who attend Vargas Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : Sunnyvale Middle
High : Homestead High

Vargas Elementary ranks 3361st of 5868 California elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 2 stars out of 5.


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