Plumas Avenue Elementary

Summary:

Plumas Avenue Elementary is a public elementary school in Oroville, California, serving 326 students in grades K-5. The school is part of the Thermalito Union Elementary School District, which has a 1-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Plumas Avenue Elementary has a relatively diverse student population, with a racial makeup of 44.48% White, 18.71% Hispanic, and 25.46% Asian. However, the school's academic performance, as measured by standardized test scores, is generally lower than the state average and the performance of nearby schools like Poplar Avenue Elementary and Sierra Avenue Elementary. For example, in the 2022-2023 school year, the percentage of students proficient or better in English Language Arts/Literacy ranged from 19.05% to 41.51%, compared to the state average of 42.96% to 46.69%. The school also experiences high chronic absenteeism rates, ranging from 13.6% to 29.7%, which is significantly higher than the state average and nearby schools.

Plumas Avenue Elementary has a high percentage of students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch, ranging from 85.28% to 89.24%, indicating a high level of economic disadvantage among the student population. The school's statewide ranking has declined over the years, from a high of 2,957 out of 5,390 California elementary schools in 2011-2012 to a low of 3,832 out of 5,848 in 2022-2023. This suggests that the school's performance has not kept pace with other schools in the state, and there are significant achievement gaps among different student subgroups that need to be addressed.


Detail:

Public K-5

 440 Plumas Ave.
       Oroville, CA  95965-3219


(530) 538-2930

District: Thermalito Union Elementary

SchoolDigger Rank:
3843rd of 5,868 California Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $7,666 Help


Students who attend Plumas Avenue Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Nelson Avenue Middle
High:    Oroville High

Student/teacher ratio:  24.6 Help
Number of students:  326

Racial breakdown:

White:
44.5%
Asian:
25.5%
Hispanic:
18.7%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  85.3% Help


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Compare Details Plumas Avenue Elementary ranks worse than 65.5% of elementary schools in California. It also ranks 2nd among 3 ranked elementary schools in the Thermalito Union Elementary School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 30.47. (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 Plumas Avenue Elementary is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (44.5%), Asian (25.5%), Hispanic (18.7%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 85.3% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Plumas Avenue Elementary is 24.6. 2 elementary schools in the Thermalito Union Elementary School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Plumas Avenue Elementary is $7,666, which is the lowest among 4 elementary schools in the Thermalito Union Elementary School District!
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Plumas Avenue Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Plumas Avenue Elementary 3843rd of 5868 California public elementary schools. (See Plumas Avenue Elementary in the ranking list.)

Elementary School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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Thermalito Union Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Thermalito Union Elementary 1178th of 1560 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Plumas Avenue Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Plumas Avenue Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2007 28.35 3686th 5113 27.9%
2008 27.30 3804th 5113 25.6%
2009 27.93 3849th 5193 25.9%
2010 38.04 3295th 5314 38.0%
2011 35.15 3606th 5377 32.9%
2012 44.83 2957th 5390 45.1%
2013 36.90 3537th 5530 36.0%
2015 20.11 4612th 5611 17.8%
2016 26.86 4022nd 5614 28.4%
2017 37.53 3270th 5692 42.6%
2018 42.78 2977th 5662 47.4%
2019 44.06 2945th 5789 49.1%
2021 25.45 1042nd 1417 26.5%
2022 33.07 3617th 5883 38.5%
2023 30.47 3832nd 5848 34.5%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Plumas Avenue Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 51.07 1136th 3311 65.7%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Plumas Avenue Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 50.82 2309th 5084 54.6%
2019 50.14 2396th 5173 53.7%
2021 36.13 710th 1110 36.0%
2022 44.52 2648th 5264 49.7%
2023 40.10 3051st 5355 43.0%
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Rank History for Female students at Plumas Avenue Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 50.27 2477th 5413 54.2%
2019 42.55 2949th 5492 46.3%
2021 24.92 937th 1267 26.0%
2022 37.92 3127th 5635 44.5%
2023 32.71 3515th 5595 37.2%
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Rank History for Male students at Plumas Avenue Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 36.95 3218th 5431 40.7%
2019 45.59 2698th 5510 51.0%
2021 27.68 881st 1272 30.7%
2022 29.15 3865th 5663 31.7%
2023 28.55 3899th 5627 30.7%
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Rank History for Asian students at Plumas Avenue Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 3.14 1101st 1154 4.6%
2023 4.57 1110th 1183 6.2%
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Rank History for White students at Plumas Avenue Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 17.26 2395th 2737 12.5%
2019 17.61 2449th 2834 13.6%
2022 10.50 2514th 2726 7.8%
2023 10.05 2469th 2659 7.1%
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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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Enrollment information for Plumas Avenue Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2005 161 7 104 42 14 n/a n/a 24 352
2006 156 6 102 33 10 n/a n/a 37 344
2007 150 13 104 35 16 n/a n/a 31 349
2008 132 8 104 34 15 n/a n/a 0 293
2009 133 7 101 30 9 0 42 0 322
2010 131 5 101 41 14 0 20 0 312
2011 99 5 70 32 15 0 20 0 241
2012 97 2 64 36 11 0 17 0 227
2013 95 9 61 47 9 0 21 0 242
2014 103 11 70 57 7 0 27 0 275
2015 104 13 58 53 19 0 34 0 281
2016 102 8 66 61 18 0 36 0 291
2017 119 10 69 53 17 0 35 0 303
2018 144 7 71 53 15 0 32 0 322
2019 137 14 75 61 16 1 26 0 330
2020 141 12 87 61 15 1 21 0 338
2021 144 12 86 46 12 2 14 0 316
2022 132 12 96 52 13 2 12 0 319
2023 145 13 83 61 8 2 14 0 326

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 Plumas Avenue Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2005 352 19.7 17.9 91.5
2006 344 20.4 16.9 91.9
2007 349 21.4 16.3 92.1
2008 293 22.2 13.2 90.1
2009 322 17.6 16.4 75.2
2010 312 16.5 18.8 82.7
2011 241 n/a n/a 78
2012 227 10.1 22.2 81.9
2013 242 9.2 26.0 85.1
2014 275 10.6 25.9 86.2
2015 281 11.0 25.5 84.3
2016 291 12.0 24.2 88
2017 303 12.0 25.2 89.4
2018 322 13.0 24.7 83.9
2019 330 13.1 25.0 86.7
2020 338 n/a n/a 86.7
2021 316 14.1 22.3 89.2
2022 319 14.0 22.7 86.5
2023 326 13.2 24.6 85.3

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 Plumas Avenue Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2005 352 19.7 17.9 91.5
2006 344 20.4 16.9 91.9
2007 349 21.4 16.3 92.1
2008 293 22.2 13.2 90.1
2009 322 17.6 16.4 75.2
2010 312 16.5 18.8 82.7
2011 241 n/a n/a 78
2012 227 10.1 22.2 81.9
2013 242 9.2 26.0 85.1
2014 275 10.6 25.9 86.2
2015 281 11.0 25.5 84.3
2016 291 12.0 24.2 88
2017 303 12.0 25.2 89.4
2018 322 13.0 24.7 83.9
2019 330 13.1 25.0 86.7
2020 338 n/a n/a 86.7
2021 316 14.1 22.3 89.2
2022 319 14.0 22.7 86.5
2023 326 13.2 24.6 85.3

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

Plumas Avenue Elementary

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionConditionalPolioHepatitis BVaricellaDTPMMR
201295.0%0.0%0.0%5.0%98.0%98.0%100.0%98.0%95.0%
201398.0%2.0%0.0%0.0%98.0%98.0%98.0%98.0%98.0%
201492.0%2.0%0.0%6.0%98.0%98.0%98.0%95.0%92.0%
201596.0%3.0%0.0%1.0%97.0%97.0%97.0%96.0%97.0%
201698.0%2.0%0.0%0.0%98.0%98.0%98.0%98.0%98.0%
201796.0%0.0%0.0%4.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%96.0%≥98.0%
201896.0%0.0%0.0%4.0%97.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%97.0%≥98.0%
2019≥98.0%≤2.0%≤2.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%
202095.5%0.0%4.6%97.0%
202293.3%0.0%2.7%97.3%94.7%

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

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $7,666

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Plumas Avenue Elementary

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 2945th of 5789 Elementary schoolsRanks 3832nd of 5848 Elementary schools
 14.7%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Plumas Avenue Elementary)5119.1
 31.9%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Thermalito Union Elementary)31.918.6
 13.3%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.543
 5.6%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Plumas Avenue Elementary)3627
 9%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Thermalito Union Elementary)26.523.9
 2.6%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (California)50.245.1
 5.1%
4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Plumas Avenue Elementary)39.141.5
 2.4%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Thermalito Union Elementary)32.530.4
 2.1%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)49.543.7
 5.7%
4th Grade Mathematics (Plumas Avenue Elementary)26.132.1
 6%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Thermalito Union Elementary)24.327.7
 3.4%
   4th Grade Mathematics (California)44.940.8
 4.1%
5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Plumas Avenue Elementary)64.939
 25.8%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Thermalito Union Elementary)41.136.9
 4.2%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)51.746.7
 5%
5th Grade Mathematics (Plumas Avenue Elementary)2717.5
 9.5%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Thermalito Union Elementary)22.623.5
 0.9%
   5th Grade Mathematics (California)3833.4
 4.6%
5th Grade Science (Plumas Avenue Elementary)43.224.4
 18.9%
   5th Grade Science (Thermalito Union Elementary)24.118.3
 5.7%
   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 Students330326
 1.2%
African American1413
 7.1%
American Indian168
 50%
Asian7583
 10.7%
Hispanic6161
Pacific Islander12
 100%
White137145
 5.8%
Two or More Races2614
 46.2%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients86.7%85.3%
 1.4%


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Students who attend Plumas Avenue Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : Nelson Avenue Middle
High : Oroville High

In the 2022-23 school year, 326 students attended Plumas Avenue Elementary.

Students at Plumas Avenue Elementary are 44% White, 25% Asian, 19% Hispanic, 4% Two or more races, 4% African American, 2% American Indian.

Plumas Avenue Elementary ranks 3843rd of 5868 California elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 2 stars out of 5.


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