Helen Estock Elementary

Summary:

Helen Estock Elementary is a public elementary school in Tustin, California, serving 454 students from kindergarten to 5th grade. The school is part of the Tustin Unified School District, which is ranked 429 out of 1,560 school districts in the state.

Despite being part of a relatively high-performing district, Helen Estock Elementary consistently underperforms academically compared to both the district and the state of California. Only 21.67% of students were proficient or better in English Language Arts in the 2022-2023 school year, compared to 60.19% in the Tustin Unified School District and 46.66% in California. The school also has a significantly higher rate of chronic absenteeism at 38.7%, much higher than nearby schools like Loma Vista Elementary and Barbara Benson Elementary, which range from 20.2% to 29.0%.

Further analysis reveals that Helen Estock Elementary has a student population that is 86.12% Hispanic, significantly higher than the surrounding schools. Additionally, the school has a very high percentage of students (89.21%) receiving free or reduced-price lunch, indicating a high level of economic disadvantage. These factors, combined with the school's poor academic performance and high chronic absenteeism, suggest that Helen Estock Elementary may need to implement targeted interventions and support to address the unique needs of its student population and improve overall student outcomes.


Detail:

Public K-5

 14741 N. B St.
       Tustin, CA  92780-2529


(714) 730-7390

District: Tustin Unified

SchoolDigger Rank:
5378th of 5,868 California Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $10,411 Help


Students who attend Helen Estock Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Columbus Tustin Middle
High:    Foothill High

Student/teacher ratio:  25.2 Help
Number of students:  454

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
86.1%
African American:
4.2%
White:
3.7%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  89.2% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Helen Estock Elementary ranks worse than 91.6% of elementary schools in California. It also ranks 17th among 18 ranked elementary schools in the Tustin Unified School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 14.22. (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 Racial makeup is: Hispanic (86.1%), African American (4.2%), White (3.7%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 89.2% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Helen Estock Elementary is 25.2, which is the 7th best among 18 elementary schools in the Tustin Unified School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Helen Estock Elementary is $10,411, which is the 9th highest among 18 elementary schools in the Tustin Unified School District.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Helen Estock Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Helen Estock Elementary 5378th of 5868 California public elementary schools. (See Helen Estock Elementary in the ranking list.)

Elementary School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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Tustin Unified:

SchoolDigger ranks Tustin Unified 429th of 1560 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Helen Estock Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Helen Estock Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 47.05 2302nd 4809 52.1%
2005 38.71 2793rd 4822 42.1%
2006 41.69 2630th 4818 45.4%
2007 37.69 3060th 5113 40.2%
2008 35.37 3244th 5113 36.6%
2009 37.76 3195th 5193 38.5%
2010 44.01 2918th 5314 45.1%
2011 36.75 3480th 5377 35.3%
2012 28.86 4016th 5390 25.5%
2013 24.99 4399th 5530 20.5%
2015 27.43 3901st 5611 30.5%
2016 22.84 4360th 5614 22.3%
2017 13.31 5243rd 5692 7.9%
2018 16.66 4955th 5662 12.5%
2019 12.90 5387th 5789 6.9%
2022 10.90 5677th 5883 3.5%
2023 14.22 5359th 5848 8.4%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Helen Estock Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 41.19 1701st 3246 47.6%
2019 38.41 1887th 3275 42.4%
2022 21.95 3109th 3311 6.1%
2023 39.38 1864th 3240 42.5%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Helen Estock Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 23.35 4242nd 5084 16.6%
2019 18.15 4685th 5173 9.4%
2022 15.03 4962nd 5264 5.7%
2023 17.91 4826th 5355 9.9%
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Rank History for Female students at Helen Estock Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 16.94 4778th 5413 11.7%
2019 11.85 5206th 5492 5.2%
2022 9.94 5538th 5635 1.7%
2023 14.23 5196th 5595 7.1%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Helen Estock Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 20.80 1937th 2128 9.0%
2019 18.90 2406th 2585 6.9%
2022 18.67 2063rd 2227 7.4%
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Rank History for Male students at Helen Estock Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 17.79 4759th 5431 12.4%
2019 15.76 4998th 5510 9.3%
2022 13.58 5335th 5663 5.8%
2023 15.67 5084th 5627 9.6%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Helen Estock Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 23.66 4004th 4830 17.1%
2019 17.35 4541st 4963 8.5%
2022 11.68 4962nd 5084 2.4%
2023 20.08 4474th 5079 11.9%
See the entire list of Best California Elementary Schools for Hispanic Students!

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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by a parent
Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Open Quote This is the worst school my child has ever attended. There's no discipline, nobody in the staff seems to "really" care about the students. They are simply there as poor quality child care providers. This is an underachieving school in the Tustin school district. It's hard to differentiate between the content tought in 1st and 2nd grade from that tought in kinder. No kid left behind basically means that everyone has to wait for the bad students to catch up to the good ones. This school needs help, possibly a charter school intervention? The school blames the State because of the high student to teacher ratio. I believe is more of an issue of indifference since most of the students are Hispanic and don't even live in Tustin. I attended this school as a child and now it is not even close to what it once was. Indifference is the key word in this posting. No one seems to care. Nor the parents neither the staff. No matter how much you complaint to the district, they will just give you a deaf ear. believe me, I've tried! Close Quote



Enrollment information for Helen Estock Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 372 19 48 56 2 n/a n/a 0 497
1989 382 33 54 81 1 n/a n/a 0 551
1990 389 18 60 136 0 n/a n/a 0 603
1991 405 11 48 161 0 n/a n/a 0 625
1992 378 15 45 193 0 n/a n/a 0 631
1993 355 25 39 197 1 n/a n/a 0 617
1994 349 28 40 259 1 n/a n/a 0 677
1995 282 29 39 286 1 n/a n/a 0 637
1996 282 29 39 286 1 n/a n/a 0 637
1997 234 22 38 320 1 n/a n/a 0 615
1998 135 29 28 456 1 n/a n/a 0 649
1999 104 20 31 454 1 n/a n/a 0 610
2000 82 19 26 451 0 n/a n/a 0 578
2001 78 22 32 475 0 n/a n/a 0 607
2002 49 13 38 497 0 n/a n/a 2 599
2003 49 13 38 497 0 n/a n/a 2 599
2004 63 17 31 483 1 n/a n/a 9 604
2005 47 14 23 493 1 n/a n/a 18 596
2006 49 20 25 467 0 n/a n/a 22 583
2007 36 12 23 440 3 n/a n/a 18 532
2008 28 5 21 401 2 n/a n/a 0 457
2009 31 10 17 397 2 0 21 0 478
2010 27 9 17 364 0 0 1 0 418
2011 26 8 14 339 0 1 1 0 389
2012 22 7 13 393 0 2 1 0 438
2013 26 6 11 375 1 5 0 0 424
2014 17 6 10 344 0 1 3 0 381
2015 19 9 8 342 0 2 4 0 384
2016 16 6 9 310 0 3 6 0 350
2017 14 4 8 603 0 6 4 0 639
2018 13 4 10 538 0 5 3 0 573
2019 16 6 8 498 0 1 4 0 533
2020 19 5 7 471 0 10 4 0 516
2021 14 7 12 423 0 6 2 0 464
2022 9 6 13 369 0 3 2 0 402
2023 17 19 16 391 0 7 4 0 454

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 Helen Estock Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 497 18.0 27.6 n/a
1989 551 20.0 27.5 n/a
1990 603 21.0 28.7 n/a
1991 625 22.0 28.4 n/a
1992 631 22.4 28.1 24.6
1993 617 21.0 29.4 35.2
1994 677 22.5 30.1 30.6
1995 637 22.0 29.0 30
1996 637 22.0 29.0 30
1997 615 27.0 22.8 37.9
1998 649 29.0 22.4 63
1999 610 29.0 21.0 52.8
2000 578 5.0 115.6 57.4
2001 607 31.0 19.6 59.8
2002 599 29.0 20.7 68.3
2003 599 29.0 20.7 68.3
2004 604 27.0 22.4 67.7
2005 596 27.0 22.1 71.6
2006 583 26.0 22.4 63.6
2007 532 25.0 21.3 69.5
2008 457 23.0 19.9 81
2009 478 22.0 20.8 82.4
2010 418 16.8 24.8 79.9
2011 389 n/a n/a 83.5
2012 438 15.5 28.2 n/a
2013 424 13.6 31.1 90.1
2014 381 13.0 29.3 86.4
2015 384 14.0 27.4 87.5
2016 350 14.0 25.0 86.3
2017 639 24.0 26.6 85.6
2018 573 19.0 30.1 80.8
2019 533 19.0 28.0 75.2
2020 516 n/a n/a 89.3
2021 464 17.0 27.2 88.4
2022 402 14.0 28.7 64.2
2023 454 18.0 25.2 89.2

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 Helen Estock Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 497 18.0 27.6 n/a
1989 551 20.0 27.5 n/a
1990 603 21.0 28.7 n/a
1991 625 22.0 28.4 n/a
1992 631 22.4 28.1 24.6
1993 617 21.0 29.4 35.2
1994 677 22.5 30.1 30.6
1995 637 22.0 29.0 30
1996 637 22.0 29.0 30
1997 615 27.0 22.8 37.9
1998 649 29.0 22.4 63
1999 610 29.0 21.0 52.8
2000 578 5.0 115.6 57.4
2001 607 31.0 19.6 59.8
2002 599 29.0 20.7 68.3
2003 599 29.0 20.7 68.3
2004 604 27.0 22.4 67.7
2005 596 27.0 22.1 71.6
2006 583 26.0 22.4 63.6
2007 532 25.0 21.3 69.5
2008 457 23.0 19.9 81
2009 478 22.0 20.8 82.4
2010 418 16.8 24.8 79.9
2011 389 n/a n/a 83.5
2012 438 15.5 28.2 n/a
2013 424 13.6 31.1 90.1
2014 381 13.0 29.3 86.4
2015 384 14.0 27.4 87.5
2016 350 14.0 25.0 86.3
2017 639 24.0 26.6 85.6
2018 573 19.0 30.1 80.8
2019 533 19.0 28.0 75.2
2020 516 n/a n/a 89.3
2021 464 17.0 27.2 88.4
2022 402 14.0 28.7 64.2
2023 454 18.0 25.2 89.2

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

Helen Estock Elementary

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionConditionalPolioHepatitis BVaricellaDTPMMR
201276.0%0.0%0.0%24.0%80.0%100.0%100.0%86.0%79.0%
201353.0%0.0%0.0%47.0%85.0%100.0%100.0%85.0%83.0%
201486.0%0.0%2.0%12.0%95.0%96.0%98.0%89.0%89.0%
201588.0%2.0%2.0%7.0%90.0%95.0%95.0%93.0%90.0%
201698.0%0.0%0.0%2.0%98.0%100.0%100.0%98.0%98.0%
201794.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%94.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%94.0%94.0%
2018≥98.0%≤2.0%≤2.0%≤2.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%
2019≥98.0%≤2.0%≤2.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%
202196.2%0.0%0.0%96.2%

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

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $10,411

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Helen Estock 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
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 5387th of 5789 Elementary schoolsRanks 5359th of 5848 Elementary schools
 1.4%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Helen Estock Elementary)26.79.4
 17.3%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Tustin Unified)56.353.3
 3%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.543
 5.6%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Helen Estock Elementary)269.2
 16.8%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Tustin Unified)57.256.9
 0.3%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (California)50.245.1
 5.1%
4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Helen Estock Elementary)23.127.9
 4.8%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Tustin Unified)5856.7
 1.3%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)49.543.7
 5.7%
4th Grade Mathematics (Helen Estock Elementary)25.321.5
 3.8%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Tustin Unified)55.554.6
 1%
   4th Grade Mathematics (California)44.940.8
 4.1%
5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Helen Estock Elementary)25.229
 3.7%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Tustin Unified)61.156.8
 4.2%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)51.746.7
 5%
5th Grade Mathematics (Helen Estock Elementary)8.77.7
 1%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Tustin Unified)51.348.5
 2.8%
   5th Grade Mathematics (California)3833.4
 4.6%
5th Grade Science (Helen Estock Elementary)9.66.4
 3.2%
   5th Grade Science (Tustin Unified)42.145.4
 3.3%
   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 Students533454
 14.8%
African American619
 216.7%
American Indian00
Asian816
 100%
Hispanic498391
 21.5%
Pacific Islander17
 600%
White1617
 6.3%
Two or More Races44
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients75.2%89.2%
 14%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Helen Estock Elementary

Students who attend Helen Estock Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : Columbus Tustin Middle
High : Foothill High

Students at Helen Estock Elementary are 86% Hispanic, 4% African American, 4% White, 4% Asian, 2% Pacific Islander.

In the 2022-23 school year, 454 students attended Helen Estock Elementary.

Helen Estock Elementary ranks in the bottom 8.4% of California elementary schools.


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