Ellis Elementary

Public K-5

 550 E. Olive Ave.
       Sunnyvale, CA  94086-6345


(408) 522-8260

District: Sunnyvale

SchoolDigger Rank:
1594th of 5,868 California Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $12,408 Help


Students who attend Ellis Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Sunnyvale Middle
High:    Fremont High

Student/teacher ratio:  23.1 Help
Number of students:  695

Racial breakdown:

Asian:
42.7%
Hispanic:
35.1%
White:
12.5%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  27.9% Help


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Compare Details Ellis Elementary ranks better than 72.8% of elementary schools in California. It also ranks 4th 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 69.58. (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 Ellis Elementary has the largest elementary school student body size in the Sunnyvale School District. Student population at Ellis Elementary is diverse. Racial makeup is: Asian (42.7%), Hispanic (35.1%), White (12.5%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 27.9% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Ellis Elementary is 23.1, which is the highest among 8 elementary schools in the Sunnyvale School District! (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Ellis Elementary is $12,408. 5 elementary schools in the Sunnyvale School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Ellis Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Ellis Elementary 1594th of 5868 California public elementary schools. (See Ellis Elementary in the ranking list.)

Elementary School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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Asian students:
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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 Ellis Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Ellis Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 63.90 1530th 4809 68.2%
2005 61.93 1664th 4822 65.5%
2006 69.60 1357th 4818 71.8%
2007 61.83 1729th 5113 66.2%
2008 68.47 1475th 5113 71.2%
2009 59.15 1961st 5193 62.2%
2010 46.56 2766th 5314 47.9%
2011 62.44 1876th 5377 65.1%
2012 61.18 1978th 5390 63.3%
2013 58.69 2192nd 5530 60.4%
2015 67.53 1595th 5611 71.6%
2016 66.28 1699th 5614 69.7%
2017 61.70 1935th 5692 66.0%
2018 59.91 2045th 5662 63.9%
2019 75.10 1374th 5789 76.3%
2022 67.72 1705th 5883 71.0%
2023 69.58 1588th 5848 72.8%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Ellis Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 48.80 1309th 3246 59.7%
2019 76.56 376th 3275 88.5%
2022 55.98 928th 3311 72.0%
2023 75.84 350th 3240 89.2%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Ellis Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 39.68 1223rd 2416 49.4%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Ellis Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 22.94 4273rd 5084 16.0%
2019 39.77 3144th 5173 39.2%
2022 42.34 2812th 5264 46.6%
2023 48.37 2461st 5355 54.0%
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Rank History for Female students at Ellis Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 47.41 2640th 5413 51.2%
2019 63.61 1815th 5492 67.0%
2022 68.17 1596th 5635 71.7%
2023 71.70 1420th 5595 74.6%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Ellis Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 38.32 1091st 2128 48.7%
2019 61.02 702nd 2585 72.8%
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Rank History for Male students at Ellis Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 67.63 1580th 5431 70.9%
2019 80.29 1059th 5510 80.8%
2022 62.66 1833rd 5663 67.6%
2023 63.84 1764th 5627 68.7%
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Rank History for Asian students at Ellis Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 47.20 704th 1071 34.3%
2019 54.46 655th 1149 43.0%
2022 64.37 511th 1154 55.7%
2023 64.71 518th 1183 56.2%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Ellis Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 23.26 4033rd 4830 16.5%
2019 41.35 2865th 4963 42.3%
2022 38.22 3037th 5084 40.3%
2023 32.40 3500th 5079 31.1%
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Rank History for White students at Ellis Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 46.23 1626th 2737 40.6%
2019 69.91 827th 2834 70.8%
2022 60.85 1131st 2726 58.5%
2023 68.64 845th 2659 68.2%
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Data source: test scores: California Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Reviews:
by a parent
Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Open Quote It is a great disappointment that next year we are losing 1-2 teachers and have lost some great volunteers & school employees because of the lack of leadership since Ms. Butler has left.

It's interesting that so many people do not see what is really happening at the school because they either don't spend the time there, or have their own ulterior motives. I do hope that the remaining unhappy teachers can find a way to work with or around the current Principal and his lack of leadership skills so that we can keep our school rated as one of the top schools.

So many of us parents are hoping for a better year this year and that something improves or changes drastically at the leadership level.

We as parents should not be responsible for cleaning, planning or funding all the activities at the school for our children. These tasks are a huge responsibility that comes along w/the role and title of being a Principal and whose #1 goal should be to make sure that ALL his staff is happy and that our children's experiences while here are the best they can be. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Ellis Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 184 50 99 125 3 n/a n/a 0 461
1989 166 58 98 134 3 n/a n/a 0 459
1990 155 48 107 147 3 n/a n/a 0 460
1991 184 43 106 121 5 n/a n/a 0 459
1992 175 51 102 142 3 n/a n/a 0 473
1993 173 76 119 157 7 n/a n/a 0 532
1994 174 79 141 168 3 n/a n/a 0 565
1995 128 67 154 173 3 n/a n/a 0 525
1996 128 67 154 173 3 n/a n/a 0 525
1997 135 49 163 192 2 n/a n/a 0 541
1998 135 48 179 177 2 n/a n/a 0 541
1999 135 42 198 179 2 n/a n/a 0 556
2000 134 40 202 167 6 n/a n/a 1 550
2001 124 34 227 192 7 n/a n/a 0 584
2002 132 30 223 197 10 n/a n/a 0 592
2003 132 30 223 197 10 n/a n/a 0 592
2004 119 26 196 207 9 n/a n/a 0 557
2005 106 33 174 221 9 n/a n/a 15 558
2006 108 26 196 252 0 n/a n/a 6 588
2007 96 25 220 233 9 n/a n/a 6 589
2008 77 17 255 238 9 n/a n/a 0 596
2009 80 19 276 234 10 6 23 0 648
2010 112 25 280 257 8 11 4 0 697
2011 107 23 290 289 7 4 9 0 729
2012 123 26 296 317 6 4 29 0 801
2013 132 16 340 282 10 7 38 0 825
2014 133 18 363 265 11 3 40 0 833
2015 124 11 359 266 12 4 47 0 823
2016 113 11 340 259 9 3 43 0 778
2017 117 12 329 227 9 4 46 0 744
2018 102 12 339 216 11 3 56 0 739
2019 128 18 360 206 11 6 58 0 787
2020 127 19 343 231 8 4 53 0 785
2021 115 18 337 207 5 5 52 0 739
2022 89 18 276 209 5 5 45 0 647
2023 87 13 297 244 3 5 46 0 695

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 Ellis Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 461 21.0 21.9 n/a
1989 459 22.5 20.4 n/a
1990 460 19.0 24.2 n/a
1991 459 19.0 24.1 n/a
1992 473 19.3 24.5 33.2
1993 532 18.0 29.6 34.8
1994 565 21.0 26.9 40.2
1995 525 20.8 25.2 47.2
1996 525 20.8 25.2 47.2
1997 541 23.1 23.4 44.2
1998 541 22.6 23.9 39.2
1999 556 26.5 21.0 36.2
2000 550 29.0 19.0 36.6
2001 584 34.0 17.2 29.8
2002 592 29.8 19.9 37.5
2003 592 29.8 19.9 37.5
2004 557 30.0 18.6 48.5
2005 558 29.0 19.2 51.9
2006 588 31.0 19.0 49.5
2007 589 29.0 20.3 50.8
2008 596 32.0 18.6 48.5
2009 648 32.0 19.6 42.7
2010 697 32.8 21.2 49.4
2011 729 n/a n/a 47.7
2012 801 34.3 23.3 n/a
2013 825 31.0 26.5 45.8
2014 833 31.5 26.3 38.4
2015 823 33.0 24.9 36.7
2016 778 31.0 25.0 36.5
2017 744 31.1 23.8 31.3
2018 739 25.3 29.1 31.1
2019 787 30.7 25.6 26.4
2020 785 n/a n/a 28.9
2021 739 29.5 25.0 18.7
2022 647 30.5 21.2 22.1
2023 695 30.0 23.1 27.9

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 Ellis Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 461 21.0 21.9 n/a
1989 459 22.5 20.4 n/a
1990 460 19.0 24.2 n/a
1991 459 19.0 24.1 n/a
1992 473 19.3 24.5 33.2
1993 532 18.0 29.6 34.8
1994 565 21.0 26.9 40.2
1995 525 20.8 25.2 47.2
1996 525 20.8 25.2 47.2
1997 541 23.1 23.4 44.2
1998 541 22.6 23.9 39.2
1999 556 26.5 21.0 36.2
2000 550 29.0 19.0 36.6
2001 584 34.0 17.2 29.8
2002 592 29.8 19.9 37.5
2003 592 29.8 19.9 37.5
2004 557 30.0 18.6 48.5
2005 558 29.0 19.2 51.9
2006 588 31.0 19.0 49.5
2007 589 29.0 20.3 50.8
2008 596 32.0 18.6 48.5
2009 648 32.0 19.6 42.7
2010 697 32.8 21.2 49.4
2011 729 n/a n/a 47.7
2012 801 34.3 23.3 n/a
2013 825 31.0 26.5 45.8
2014 833 31.5 26.3 38.4
2015 823 33.0 24.9 36.7
2016 778 31.0 25.0 36.5
2017 744 31.1 23.8 31.3
2018 739 25.3 29.1 31.1
2019 787 30.7 25.6 26.4
2020 785 n/a n/a 28.9
2021 739 29.5 25.0 18.7
2022 647 30.5 21.2 22.1
2023 695 30.0 23.1 27.9

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

Ellis Elementary

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionConditionalPolioHepatitis BVaricellaDTPMMR
201291.0%0.0%1.0%9.0%94.0%94.0%94.0%91.0%96.0%
201392.0%0.0%2.0%5.0%96.0%97.0%97.0%95.0%97.0%
201495.0%1.0%0.0%4.0%98.0%97.0%99.0%95.0%98.0%
201588.0%1.0%5.0%6.0%93.0%93.0%91.0%93.0%92.0%
201690.0%1.0%2.0%7.0%94.0%97.0%97.0%92.0%93.0%
201797.0%0.0%1.0%2.0%≥99.0%98.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%
201898.0%0.0%0.0%2.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%
201995.0%0.0%5.0%≥99.0%98.0%≥99.0%98.0%98.0%
202097.8%0.0%1.6%98.4%

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

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $12,408

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Ellis Elementary

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 1374th of 5789 Elementary schoolsRanks 1588th of 5848 Elementary schools
 3.4%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Ellis Elementary)60.959.1
 1.7%
   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 (Ellis Elementary)63.654.6
 8.9%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Sunnyvale)63.956.9
 7%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (California)50.245.1
 5.1%
4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Ellis Elementary)62.864.3
 1.5%
   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 (Ellis Elementary)57.352.5
 4.8%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Sunnyvale)60.251.4
 8.8%
   4th Grade Mathematics (California)44.940.8
 4.1%
5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Ellis Elementary)67.753.3
 14.4%
   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 (Ellis Elementary)46.331.6
 14.7%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Sunnyvale)56.444.9
 11.5%
   5th Grade Mathematics (California)3833.4
 4.6%
5th Grade Science (Ellis Elementary)45.337.9
 7.4%
   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 Students787695
 11.7%
African American1813
 27.8%
American Indian113
 72.7%
Asian360297
 17.5%
Hispanic206244
 18.4%
Pacific Islander65
 16.7%
White12887
 32%
Two or More Races5846
 20.7%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients26.4%27.9%
 1.5%


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Students who attend Ellis Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : Sunnyvale Middle
High : Fremont High

In the 2022-23 school year, 695 students attended Ellis Elementary.

Students at Ellis Elementary are 43% Asian, 35% Hispanic, 13% White, 7% Two or more races, 2% African American.

Ellis Elementary ranks 1594th of 5868 California elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.


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