Robert Heideman Elementary

Summary:

Robert Heideman Elementary is a public elementary school in Tustin, California, serving 504 students from kindergarten to 5th grade as part of the Tustin Unified School District.

While the Tustin Unified School District is ranked 429 out of 1,560 school districts in California, Robert Heideman Elementary consistently ranks in the bottom 10% of California elementary schools, with significantly lower academic performance than the district and state averages. The school has a student population that is 94.84% Hispanic, much higher than nearby schools like Heritage Elementary and Sycamore Magnet Academy, which have more diverse student populations. Robert Heideman Elementary also experiences high rates of chronic absenteeism, ranging from 8.5% to 32.7%, and over 90% of its students qualify for free or reduced-price lunch, indicating significant economic disadvantages.

These challenges faced by Robert Heideman Elementary are not shared by all schools in the Tustin Unified School District, as nearby schools perform significantly better on academic measures. Addressing the root causes of the school's low performance, high chronic absenteeism, and socioeconomic factors will be crucial for improving educational outcomes for the students at Robert Heideman Elementary.


Detail:

Public K-5

 15571 Williams St.
       Tustin, CA  92780-4146


(714) 730-7521

District: Tustin Unified

SchoolDigger Rank:
5437th of 5,868 California Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $10,120 Help


Student/teacher ratio:  28.0 Help
Number of students:  504

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
94.8%
Asian:
1.8%
Two or more races:
1.6%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  92.9% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Robert Heideman Elementary ranks worse than 92.7% of elementary schools in California. It also ranks last 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 13.55. (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 (94.8%), Asian (1.8%), two or more races (1.6%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 92.9% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the highest percentage in the Tustin Unified School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Robert Heideman Elementary is 28. 12 elementary schools in the Tustin Unified School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Robert Heideman Elementary is $10,120. 10 elementary schools in the Tustin Unified School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Robert Heideman Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Robert Heideman Elementary 5437th of 5868 California public elementary schools. (See Robert Heideman Elementary in the ranking list.)

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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 Robert Heideman Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Robert Heideman Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 17.55 4158th 4809 13.5%
2005 24.77 3636th 4822 24.6%
2006 34.94 3000th 4818 37.7%
2007 27.08 3773rd 5113 26.2%
2008 30.70 3532nd 5113 30.9%
2009 40.50 3027th 5193 41.7%
2010 39.76 3184th 5314 40.1%
2011 36.67 3488th 5377 35.1%
2012 44.68 2966th 5390 45.0%
2013 38.47 3425th 5530 38.1%
2015 20.08 4614th 5611 17.8%
2016 17.12 4860th 5614 13.4%
2017 15.63 5061st 5692 11.1%
2018 16.83 4941st 5662 12.7%
2019 16.50 5121st 5789 11.5%
2022 13.95 5452nd 5883 7.3%
2023 13.55 5417th 5848 7.4%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Robert Heideman Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 34.27 2111th 3246 35.0%
2019 39.03 1840th 3275 43.8%
2022 30.38 2571st 3311 22.3%
2023 35.67 2099th 3240 35.2%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Robert Heideman Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 24.64 4145th 5084 18.5%
2019 24.63 4252nd 5173 17.8%
2022 19.87 4667th 5264 11.3%
2023 17.76 4834th 5355 9.7%
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Rank History for Female students at Robert Heideman Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 17.78 4716th 5413 12.9%
2019 17.81 4812th 5492 12.4%
2022 16.20 5064th 5635 10.1%
2023 15.48 5086th 5595 9.1%
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Rank History for Male students at Robert Heideman Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 16.98 4823rd 5431 11.2%
2019 16.53 4933rd 5510 10.5%
2022 13.34 5352nd 5663 5.5%
2023 13.38 5262nd 5627 6.5%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Robert Heideman Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 25.37 3880th 4830 19.7%
2019 22.46 4219th 4963 15.0%
2022 16.60 4719th 5084 7.2%
2023 17.13 4660th 5079 8.2%
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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 Robert Heideman Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 95 18 29 66 4 n/a n/a 0 212
1989 105 37 32 87 1 n/a n/a 0 262
1990 105 65 45 147 3 n/a n/a 0 365
1991 114 79 43 273 0 n/a n/a 0 509
1992 77 87 48 342 3 n/a n/a 0 557
1993 49 66 39 373 4 n/a n/a 0 531
1994 44 57 44 441 7 n/a n/a 0 593
1995 32 53 28 604 5 n/a n/a 0 722
1996 32 53 28 604 5 n/a n/a 0 722
1997 33 42 37 592 2 n/a n/a 0 706
1998 19 31 19 517 2 n/a n/a 0 588
1999 9 31 10 555 2 n/a n/a 0 607
2000 8 27 10 573 1 n/a n/a 0 619
2001 7 16 14 532 1 n/a n/a 0 570
2002 13 12 10 481 1 n/a n/a 0 517
2003 13 12 10 481 1 n/a n/a 0 517
2004 12 10 11 498 2 n/a n/a 5 538
2005 7 12 7 494 2 n/a n/a 5 527
2006 9 10 6 452 2 n/a n/a 2 481
2007 10 9 6 433 1 n/a n/a 4 463
2008 8 7 8 393 1 n/a n/a 0 417
2009 4 9 5 412 1 6 4 0 441
2010 7 7 10 442 0 4 0 0 470
2011 3 8 8 482 0 3 0 0 504
2012 1 10 4 488 1 0 0 0 504
2013 6 4 5 561 1 0 0 0 577
2014 8 5 8 572 1 0 2 0 596
2015 8 1 7 607 1 3 3 0 630
2016 14 3 9 610 1 0 4 0 641
2017 15 7 9 617 1 0 3 0 652
2018 8 5 16 618 0 3 2 0 652
2019 7 4 16 596 0 2 2 0 627
2020 2 3 11 588 0 0 3 0 607
2021 3 4 11 539 0 0 3 0 560
2022 5 3 9 511 0 0 2 0 530
2023 5 3 9 478 0 1 8 0 504

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 Robert Heideman Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 212 7.0 30.2 n/a
1989 262 9.0 29.1 n/a
1990 365 12.0 30.4 n/a
1991 509 16.0 31.8 n/a
1992 557 16.3 34.1 56.2
1993 531 17.5 30.3 57.1
1994 593 20.0 29.6 64.9
1995 722 23.0 31.4 60.4
1996 722 23.0 31.4 60.4
1997 706 30.4 23.2 79.3
1998 588 26.5 22.2 80.1
1999 607 29.0 20.9 79.9
2000 619 31.5 19.7 70.8
2001 570 27.0 21.1 71.8
2002 517 25.0 20.7 83
2003 517 25.0 20.7 83
2004 538 23.0 23.4 82.2
2005 527 23.0 22.9 82.2
2006 481 22.0 21.9 94.4
2007 463 22.0 21.0 95.2
2008 417 21.0 19.9 95.9
2009 441 20.0 21.0 88
2010 470 17.5 26.8 99.4
2011 504 n/a n/a 88.9
2012 504 16.0 31.5 n/a
2013 577 18.6 31.0 99.5
2014 596 20.0 29.8 92.1
2015 630 21.0 30.0 91
2016 641 22.0 29.1 92.5
2017 652 23.0 28.3 58.9
2018 652 23.0 28.3 71
2019 627 22.0 28.5 69.4
2020 607 n/a n/a 84.8
2021 560 20.0 28.0 89.8
2022 530 20.0 26.5 64.7
2023 504 18.0 28.0 92.9

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 Robert Heideman Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 212 7.0 30.2 n/a
1989 262 9.0 29.1 n/a
1990 365 12.0 30.4 n/a
1991 509 16.0 31.8 n/a
1992 557 16.3 34.1 56.2
1993 531 17.5 30.3 57.1
1994 593 20.0 29.6 64.9
1995 722 23.0 31.4 60.4
1996 722 23.0 31.4 60.4
1997 706 30.4 23.2 79.3
1998 588 26.5 22.2 80.1
1999 607 29.0 20.9 79.9
2000 619 31.5 19.7 70.8
2001 570 27.0 21.1 71.8
2002 517 25.0 20.7 83
2003 517 25.0 20.7 83
2004 538 23.0 23.4 82.2
2005 527 23.0 22.9 82.2
2006 481 22.0 21.9 94.4
2007 463 22.0 21.0 95.2
2008 417 21.0 19.9 95.9
2009 441 20.0 21.0 88
2010 470 17.5 26.8 99.4
2011 504 n/a n/a 88.9
2012 504 16.0 31.5 n/a
2013 577 18.6 31.0 99.5
2014 596 20.0 29.8 92.1
2015 630 21.0 30.0 91
2016 641 22.0 29.1 92.5
2017 652 23.0 28.3 58.9
2018 652 23.0 28.3 71
2019 627 22.0 28.5 69.4
2020 607 n/a n/a 84.8
2021 560 20.0 28.0 89.8
2022 530 20.0 26.5 64.7
2023 504 18.0 28.0 92.9

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

Robert Heideman Elementary

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionConditionalPolioHepatitis BVaricellaDTPMMR
201286.0%0.0%0.0%14.0%93.0%99.0%98.0%92.0%93.0%
201392.0%0.0%0.0%8.0%93.0%99.0%100.0%93.0%93.0%
201491.0%0.0%0.0%9.0%94.0%100.0%100.0%93.0%92.0%
201599.0%0.0%0.0%1.0%100.0%99.0%100.0%99.0%100.0%
201699.0%1.0%0.0%1.0%99.0%99.0%99.0%99.0%99.0%
2017≥99.0%≤1.0%≤1.0%≤1.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%
2018≥99.0%≤1.0%≤1.0%≤1.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%
2019≥99.0%≤1.0%≤1.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%
202197.2%0.0%1.9%98.1%98.1%97.2%98.1%

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

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $10,120

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Robert Heideman 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 5121st of 5789 Elementary schoolsRanks 5417th of 5848 Elementary schools
 4.2%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Robert Heideman Elementary)1619.5
 3.5%
   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 (Robert Heideman Elementary)1622.7
 6.7%
   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 (Robert Heideman Elementary)23.114
 9.1%
   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 (Robert Heideman Elementary)27.914.4
 13.4%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Tustin Unified)55.554.6
 1%
   4th Grade Mathematics (California)44.940.8
 4.1%
5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Robert Heideman Elementary)40.520.5
 20.1%
   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 (Robert Heideman Elementary)12.59.4
 3.1%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Tustin Unified)51.348.5
 2.8%
   5th Grade Mathematics (California)3833.4
 4.6%
5th Grade Science (Robert Heideman Elementary)18.811.6
 7.1%
   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 Students627504
 19.6%
African American43
 25%
American Indian00
Asian169
 43.8%
Hispanic596478
 19.8%
Pacific Islander21
 50%
White75
 28.6%
Two or More Races28
 300%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients69.4%92.9%
 23.5%


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Students at Robert Heideman Elementary are 95% Hispanic, 2% Asian, 2% Two or more races.

In the 2022-23 school year, 504 students attended Robert Heideman Elementary.

Robert Heideman Elementary ranks in the bottom 7.3% of California elementary schools.


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