Alta Vista Elementary

Summary:

Alta Vista Elementary is a high-performing public elementary school in Los Gatos, California, serving 564 students from kindergarten to 5th grade and part of the Union Elementary District.

Alta Vista Elementary consistently outperforms the district and state in academic achievement, with significantly higher percentages of students proficient or better in English Language Arts and Mathematics compared to the district and state averages. The school also has a more diverse racial makeup than nearby schools, with higher percentages of Hispanic and multi-racial students. Additionally, Alta Vista has a relatively low chronic absenteeism rate, indicating high student engagement and attendance, and a low percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch, suggesting it serves a relatively affluent community.

When compared to other schools in the Los Gatos Union Elementary District and the surrounding area, Alta Vista Elementary stands out as a top-performing institution. The school's strong academic performance extends across various student subgroups, and it is located in a community with several other high-performing elementary schools, such as Carlton Elementary, Blossom Hill Elementary, and Steindorf STEAM K-8 Magnet.


Detail:

Public K-5

 200 Blossom Valley Rd.
       Los Gatos, CA  95032-3809


(408) 356-6146

District: Union Elementary

SchoolDigger Rank:
204th of 5,874 California Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $7,225 Help


Students who attend Alta Vista Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Union Middle
High:    Leigh High

Student/teacher ratio:  26.2 Help
Number of students:  564

Racial breakdown:

Asian:
39.7%
White:
38.8%
Hispanic:
10.6%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  6.4% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Alta Vista Elementary ranks better than 96.5% of elementary schools in California. It also ranks 2nd among 6 ranked elementary schools in the Union Elementary School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 96.84. (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: Asian (39.7%), White (38.8%), Hispanic (10.6%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 6.4% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Alta Vista Elementary is 26.2. 3 elementary schools in the Union Elementary School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Alta Vista Elementary employs 21.5 full-time teachers.
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Alta Vista Elementary is $7,225. 3 elementary schools in the Union Elementary School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Alta Vista Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Alta Vista Elementary 204th of 5874 California public elementary schools. (See Alta Vista Elementary in the ranking list.)

Elementary School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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Union Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Union Elementary 68th of 1563 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Alta Vista Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Alta Vista Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 94.41 262nd 4809 94.6%
2005 89.33 522nd 4822 89.2%
2006 88.42 567th 4818 88.2%
2007 92.98 348th 5113 93.2%
2008 92.42 349th 5113 93.2%
2009 89.72 492nd 5193 90.5%
2010 95.56 103rd 5314 98.1%
2011 94.42 158th 5377 97.1%
2012 95.41 65th 5390 98.8%
2013 93.74 200th 5530 96.4%
2015 96.41 238th 5611 95.8%
2016 94.77 331st 5614 94.1%
2017 95.67 281st 5692 95.1%
2018 95.26 266th 5662 95.3%
2019 93.76 388th 5789 93.3%
2022 96.58 237th 5883 96.0%
2023 96.84 204th 5874 96.5%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Alta Vista Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 79.80 49th 339 85.5%
2019 64.10 184th 445 58.7%
2022 73.02 162nd 610 73.4%
2023 88.80 24th 669 96.4%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Alta Vista Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 88.13 159th 3250 95.1%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Alta Vista Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 90.85 162nd 2420 93.3%
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Rank History for Female students at Alta Vista Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 92.92 373rd 5413 93.1%
2019 93.58 315th 5492 94.3%
2022 96.19 212th 5635 96.2%
2023 96.56 161st 5617 97.1%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Alta Vista Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 86.41 195th 2128 90.8%
2019 59.69 736th 2585 71.5%
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Rank History for Male students at Alta Vista Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 95.83 204th 5431 96.2%
2019 91.07 512th 5510 90.7%
2022 95.72 256th 5663 95.5%
2023 95.99 225th 5650 96.0%
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Rank History for Asian students at Alta Vista Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 83.34 54th 1071 95.0%
2019 80.10 136th 1149 88.2%
2022 81.73 106th 1154 90.8%
2023 79.62 167th 1190 86.0%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Alta Vista Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 58.14 1723rd 4830 64.3%
2019 24.46 4074th 4963 17.9%
2022 79.80 742nd 5084 85.4%
2023 87.85 439th 5098 91.4%
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Rank History for White students at Alta Vista Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 80.50 433rd 2737 84.2%
2019 78.66 508th 2834 82.1%
2022 83.77 316th 2726 88.4%
2023 82.86 312th 2662 88.3%
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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.

Alta Vista Elementary Test Scores
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Enrollment information for Alta Vista Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 304 4 16 25 0 n/a n/a 0 349
1989 355 3 15 34 1 n/a n/a 0 408
1990 352 4 22 17 0 n/a n/a 0 395
1991 349 1 27 14 0 n/a n/a 0 391
1992 410 0 19 2 0 n/a n/a 0 431
1993 404 3 28 14 1 n/a n/a 0 450
1994 423 3 25 10 0 n/a n/a 0 461
1995 391 3 33 22 3 n/a n/a 0 452
1996 391 3 33 22 3 n/a n/a 0 452
1997 400 3 33 19 4 n/a n/a 0 459
1998 370 8 40 26 5 n/a n/a 0 449
1999 367 9 43 27 4 n/a n/a 2 452
2000 333 13 49 37 2 n/a n/a 0 434
2001 310 8 51 30 2 n/a n/a 4 405
2002 280 6 49 33 0 n/a n/a 0 368
2003 280 6 49 33 0 n/a n/a 0 368
2004 281 9 44 45 0 n/a n/a 4 383
2005 330 13 55 50 1 n/a n/a 5 454
2006 353 13 56 44 1 n/a n/a 0 467
2007 356 7 55 41 1 n/a n/a 0 460
2008 377 9 65 42 1 n/a n/a 0 494
2009 376 6 78 34 1 0 1 0 496
2010 387 6 86 35 0 4 17 0 535
2011 389 5 88 38 1 0 23 0 544
2012 396 3 105 49 2 1 33 0 589
2013 397 3 117 53 2 1 49 0 622
2014 383 0 113 48 3 1 67 0 615
2015 390 2 116 50 3 2 56 0 619
2016 399 5 133 44 3 2 61 0 647
2017 362 2 150 56 2 2 68 0 642
2018 341 3 172 63 1 1 74 0 655
2019 322 3 182 65 2 1 74 0 649
2020 284 2 195 67 2 1 69 0 620
2021 278 2 224 73 1 0 76 0 654
2022 221 3 228 71 0 0 64 0 587
2023 219 3 224 60 2 0 56 0 564

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 Alta Vista Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 349 15.0 23.2 n/a
1989 408 16.0 25.5 n/a
1990 395 16.0 24.6 n/a
1991 391 15.0 26.0 n/a
1992 431 15.2 28.3 2.3
1993 450 17.0 26.5 3.6
1994 461 18.0 25.6 3.3
1995 452 17.0 26.6 3.1
1996 452 17.0 26.6 3.1
1997 459 18.0 25.5 3.7
1998 449 22.0 20.4 2.7
1999 452 23.0 19.7 5.1
2000 434 21.0 20.7 3.7
2001 405 21.0 19.3 1.5
2002 368 19.0 19.4 3.3
2003 368 19.0 19.4 3.3
2004 383 19.0 20.2 2.9
2005 454 23.0 19.7 6.2
2006 467 23.0 20.3 11.1
2007 460 23.0 20.0 2.8
2008 494 27.0 18.3 2.8
2009 496 25.0 18.4 4.2
2010 535 25.0 21.4 5.2
2011 544 n/a n/a 7.5
2012 589 23.5 25.0 n/a
2013 622 23.5 26.4 5
2014 615 24.0 25.6 4.1
2015 619 26.0 23.8 3.9
2016 647 26.0 24.8 2.8
2017 642 27.0 23.7 3.1
2018 655 27.0 24.2 3.7
2019 649 27.0 24.0 5.7
2020 620 n/a n/a 5.5
2021 654 27.5 23.7 4.6
2022 587 24.6 23.8 7.3
2023 564 21.5 26.2 6.4

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 Alta Vista Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 349 15.0 23.2 n/a
1989 408 16.0 25.5 n/a
1990 395 16.0 24.6 n/a
1991 391 15.0 26.0 n/a
1992 431 15.2 28.3 2.3
1993 450 17.0 26.5 3.6
1994 461 18.0 25.6 3.3
1995 452 17.0 26.6 3.1
1996 452 17.0 26.6 3.1
1997 459 18.0 25.5 3.7
1998 449 22.0 20.4 2.7
1999 452 23.0 19.7 5.1
2000 434 21.0 20.7 3.7
2001 405 21.0 19.3 1.5
2002 368 19.0 19.4 3.3
2003 368 19.0 19.4 3.3
2004 383 19.0 20.2 2.9
2005 454 23.0 19.7 6.2
2006 467 23.0 20.3 11.1
2007 460 23.0 20.0 2.8
2008 494 27.0 18.3 2.8
2009 496 25.0 18.4 4.2
2010 535 25.0 21.4 5.2
2011 544 n/a n/a 7.5
2012 589 23.5 25.0 n/a
2013 622 23.5 26.4 5
2014 615 24.0 25.6 4.1
2015 619 26.0 23.8 3.9
2016 647 26.0 24.8 2.8
2017 642 27.0 23.7 3.1
2018 655 27.0 24.2 3.7
2019 649 27.0 24.0 5.7
2020 620 n/a n/a 5.5
2021 654 27.5 23.7 4.6
2022 587 24.6 23.8 7.3
2023 564 21.5 26.2 6.4

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

Alta Vista Elementary

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionConditionalPolioHepatitis BVaricellaDTPMMR
201294.0%5.0%0.0%1.0%95.0%95.0%95.0%95.0%94.0%
201399.0%1.0%0.0%0.0%99.0%99.0%99.0%99.0%99.0%
201492.0%2.0%1.0%5.0%95.0%97.0%95.0%97.0%94.0%
201583.0%2.0%1.0%14.0%94.0%95.0%91.0%91.0%88.0%
201690.0%3.0%1.0%5.0%95.0%93.0%96.0%93.0%96.0%
2017≥98.0%≤2.0%≤2.0%≤2.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%
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%

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

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $7,225

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Alta Vista Elementary

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 388th of 5789 Elementary schoolsRanks 204th of 5874 Elementary schools
 3.2%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Alta Vista Elementary)78.175
 3.1%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Union Elementary)75.576.5
 1%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.543
 5.6%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Alta Vista Elementary)85.275
 10.2%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Union Elementary)81.878
 3.8%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (California)50.245.1
 5.1%
4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Alta Vista Elementary)75.682.4
 6.7%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Union Elementary)7571.8
 3.2%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)49.543.7
 5.7%
4th Grade Mathematics (Alta Vista Elementary)75.676.9
 1.3%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Union Elementary)73.374.7
 1.4%
   4th Grade Mathematics (California)44.940.8
 4.1%
5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Alta Vista Elementary)75.889.3
 13.5%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Union Elementary)8178.7
 2.3%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)51.746.7
 5%
5th Grade Mathematics (Alta Vista Elementary)76.583.5
 7%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Union Elementary)7575.9
 0.8%
   5th Grade Mathematics (California)3833.4
 4.6%
5th Grade Science (Alta Vista Elementary)62.974.8
 11.9%
   5th Grade Science (Union Elementary)6366.3
 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 Students649564
 13.1%
African American33
American Indian22
Asian182224
 23.1%
Hispanic6560
 7.7%
Pacific Islander10
 100%
White322219
 32%
Two or More Races7456
 24.3%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients5.7%6.4%
 0.7%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Alta Vista Elementary

Students at Alta Vista Elementary are 40% Asian, 39% White, 11% Hispanic, 10% Two or more races.

Students who attend Alta Vista Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : Union Middle
High : Leigh High

Yes! Alta Vista Elementary is one of the best elementary schools in the state. It ranks 204th of 5874 California elementary schools.

In the 2022-23 school year, 564 students attended Alta Vista Elementary.


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