Union Hill Elementary

Summary:

Union Hill Elementary is a public charter elementary school in Grass Valley, California, serving 541 students from kindergarten to 6th grade. The school is part of the Grass Valley Elementary District, which is ranked 453 out of 1,560 districts in the state and has a 4-star rating.

Union Hill Elementary has a significantly higher percentage of white students (74.86%) compared to nearby schools, which have more diverse student populations. The school has also experienced a concerning increase in chronic absenteeism, rising from 5.7% in 2018-2019 to 30.9% in 2022-2023. Academically, the school's performance is generally on par with or slightly below state averages, with particular struggles in 5th and 6th grade mathematics. Additionally, the school has a relatively high percentage of students (43.25%) who qualify for free or reduced-price lunch, indicating a significant population of students from low-income families.

When comparing Union Hill Elementary to nearby schools, such as Alta Sierra Elementary and Yuba River Charter, the data reveals some interesting patterns. These schools have higher academic performance and lower chronic absenteeism rates, despite serving similar student populations. This suggests that there may be effective practices or strategies employed at these schools that could be worth exploring and potentially replicating at Union Hill Elementary. Additionally, the school's performance on various student subgroups, such as Hispanic students, white students, and students with disabilities, varies significantly, indicating a need to examine the school's instructional practices and support systems to ensure equitable outcomes for all students.


Detail:

Public, Charter K-6

 11638 Colfax Hwy.
       Grass Valley, CA  95945-8805


(530) 273-8456

District: Union Hill Elementary

SchoolDigger Rank:
2589th of 5,874 California Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $9,476 Help


Students who attend Union Hill Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Union Hill Middle
High:    Nevada Union High

Student/teacher ratio:  20.3 Help
Number of students:  541

Racial breakdown:

White:
74.9%
Two or more races:
13.1%
Hispanic:
11.5%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  43.3% Help


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Compare Details Union Hill Elementary ranks better than 55.9% of elementary schools in California. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 48.85. (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: White (74.9%), two or more races (13.1%), Hispanic (11.5%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 43.3% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Union Hill Elementary is 20.3. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Union Hill Elementary is $9,476.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Union Hill Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Union Hill Elementary 2589th of 5874 California public elementary schools. (See Union Hill Elementary in the ranking list.)

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SchoolDigger ranks Union Hill Elementary 455th of 1563 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Union Hill Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Union Hill Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 89.42 533rd 4809 88.9%
2005 87.40 625th 4822 87.0%
2006 84.96 739th 4818 84.7%
2007 82.61 868th 5113 83.0%
2008 77.60 1081st 5113 78.9%
2009 77.52 1110th 5193 78.6%
2010 71.10 1411th 5314 73.4%
2011 66.97 1639th 5377 69.5%
2012 69.56 1554th 5390 71.2%
2013 67.09 1716th 5530 69.0%
2015 45.18 2729th 5611 51.4%
2016 48.49 2569th 5614 54.2%
2017 31.23 3738th 5692 34.3%
2018 40.62 3111th 5662 45.1%
2019 55.01 2314th 5789 60.0%
2021 53.03 604th 1417 57.4%
2022 53.83 2356th 5883 60.0%
2023 48.85 2589th 5874 55.9%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Union Hill Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 8.92 567th 610 7.0%
2023 5.84 641st 669 4.2%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Union Hill Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 43.66 1093rd 2420 54.8%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Union Hill Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 38.17 3154th 5084 38.0%
2019 39.55 3158th 5173 39.0%
2021 63.74 319th 1110 71.3%
2022 62.03 1569th 5264 70.2%
2023 41.94 2915th 5374 45.8%
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Rank History for Female students at Union Hill Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 37.63 3234th 5413 40.3%
2019 55.69 2192nd 5492 60.1%
2021 51.35 560th 1267 55.8%
2022 62.27 1846th 5635 67.2%
2023 49.56 2431st 5617 56.7%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Union Hill Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 29.91 185th 293 36.9%
2022 49.63 818th 2227 63.3%
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Rank History for Male students at Union Hill Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 42.92 2855th 5431 47.4%
2019 52.65 2333rd 5510 57.7%
2021 53.42 522nd 1272 59.0%
2022 43.48 2806th 5663 50.5%
2023 47.12 2614th 5650 53.7%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Union Hill Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 69.64 1185th 4963 76.1%
2022 62.87 1479th 5084 70.9%
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Rank History for White students at Union Hill Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 16.76 2409th 2737 12.0%
2019 27.46 2211th 2834 22.0%
2022 30.26 2013th 2726 26.2%
2023 25.89 2080th 2662 21.9%
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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 Union Hill Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 371 0 2 11 1 n/a n/a 0 385
1989 392 0 2 10 1 n/a n/a 0 405
1990 437 2 3 17 3 n/a n/a 0 462
1991 439 2 2 18 2 n/a n/a 0 463
1992 450 2 3 23 3 n/a n/a 0 481
1993 479 1 3 23 4 n/a n/a 0 510
1994 475 2 5 19 4 n/a n/a 0 505
1995 537 1 6 23 10 n/a n/a 0 577
1996 537 1 6 23 10 n/a n/a 0 577
1997 564 1 4 17 13 n/a n/a 0 599
1998 590 1 4 21 9 n/a n/a 0 625
1999 581 2 1 20 9 n/a n/a 3 616
2000 557 1 2 15 10 n/a n/a 0 585
2001 500 2 2 18 11 n/a n/a 1 534
2002 669 3 5 28 8 n/a n/a 5 718
2003 669 3 5 28 8 n/a n/a 5 718
2004 702 4 12 33 10 n/a n/a 5 766
2005 700 4 10 35 7 n/a n/a 12 768
2006 710 6 9 39 11 n/a n/a 8 783
2007 674 5 8 33 8 n/a n/a 20 748
2008 669 6 9 26 7 n/a n/a 0 717
2009 633 5 9 21 7 0 34 0 709
2010 603 7 8 21 4 0 25 0 668
2011 609 5 5 36 8 0 24 0 687
2012 538 3 4 39 7 0 48 0 639
2013 503 3 6 34 6 0 44 0 596
2014 394 2 6 31 3 4 34 0 474
2015 408 3 6 29 4 3 33 0 486
2016 417 1 6 36 4 3 34 0 501
2017 449 1 6 47 5 3 43 0 554
2018 471 3 6 52 7 2 41 0 582
2019 488 7 2 65 4 0 19 0 585
2020 496 1 3 72 1 0 30 0 603
2021 387 1 1 71 2 0 85 0 547
2022 388 0 3 82 0 0 87 0 560
2023 405 0 3 62 0 0 71 0 541

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 Union Hill Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 385 16.1 23.9 n/a
1989 405 18.1 22.3 n/a
1990 462 20.0 23.1 n/a
1991 463 20.0 23.1 n/a
1992 481 20.3 23.6 13.9
1993 510 21.4 23.8 18.6
1994 505 21.2 23.8 15.6
1995 577 24.5 23.6 17.2
1996 577 24.5 23.6 17.2
1997 599 29.7 20.2 25.9
1998 625 32.5 19.2 22.4
1999 616 31.9 19.3 25.4
2000 585 30.0 19.5 18.6
2001 534 27.8 19.2 17.3
2002 718 33.0 21.8 20.5
2003 718 33.0 21.8 20.5
2004 766 37.3 20.5 19.6
2005 768 37.2 20.6 22.4
2006 783 36.3 21.6 20.8
2007 748 37.8 19.8 23.5
2008 717 40.2 17.8 26.1
2009 709 36.6 18.9 29.5
2010 668 29.2 22.8 28
2011 687 n/a n/a 28.1
2012 639 31.5 20.2 26.8
2013 596 27.5 21.6 34.2
2014 474 20.6 22.9 31.4
2015 486 19.0 25.5 33.3
2016 501 21.0 23.8 36.5
2017 554 23.6 23.4 40.1
2018 582 25.4 22.9 46.6
2019 585 27.1 21.5 45.3
2020 603 n/a n/a 44.1
2021 547 26.7 20.4 44.2
2022 560 26.3 21.2 43.2
2023 541 26.6 20.3 43.3

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 Union Hill Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 385 16.1 23.9 n/a
1989 405 18.1 22.3 n/a
1990 462 20.0 23.1 n/a
1991 463 20.0 23.1 n/a
1992 481 20.3 23.6 13.9
1993 510 21.4 23.8 18.6
1994 505 21.2 23.8 15.6
1995 577 24.5 23.6 17.2
1996 577 24.5 23.6 17.2
1997 599 29.7 20.2 25.9
1998 625 32.5 19.2 22.4
1999 616 31.9 19.3 25.4
2000 585 30.0 19.5 18.6
2001 534 27.8 19.2 17.3
2002 718 33.0 21.8 20.5
2003 718 33.0 21.8 20.5
2004 766 37.3 20.5 19.6
2005 768 37.2 20.6 22.4
2006 783 36.3 21.6 20.8
2007 748 37.8 19.8 23.5
2008 717 40.2 17.8 26.1
2009 709 36.6 18.9 29.5
2010 668 29.2 22.8 28
2011 687 n/a n/a 28.1
2012 639 31.5 20.2 26.8
2013 596 27.5 21.6 34.2
2014 474 20.6 22.9 31.4
2015 486 19.0 25.5 33.3
2016 501 21.0 23.8 36.5
2017 554 23.6 23.4 40.1
2018 582 25.4 22.9 46.6
2019 585 27.1 21.5 45.3
2020 603 n/a n/a 44.1
2021 547 26.7 20.4 44.2
2022 560 26.3 21.2 43.2
2023 541 26.6 20.3 43.3

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

Union Hill Elementary

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionConditionalPolioHepatitis BVaricellaDTPMMR
201291.0%9.0%0.0%0.0%91.0%91.0%91.0%91.0%91.0%
201395.0%5.0%0.0%0.0%95.0%95.0%95.0%95.0%95.0%
201488.0%10.0%0.0%2.0%88.0%90.0%90.0%88.0%88.0%
201590.0%10.0%0.0%0.0%90.0%90.0%90.0%90.0%90.0%
201691.0%9.0%0.0%0.0%91.0%91.0%91.0%91.0%91.0%
201797.0%1.0%1.0%1.0%98.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%98.0%98.0%
201897.0%0.0%0.0%3.0%≥99.0%98.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%
201993.0%4.0%3.0%95.0%94.0%96.0%95.0%95.0%
202094.3%5.7%0.0%94.3%94.3%94.3%94.3%94.3%
202296.2%0.0%0.9%97.2%97.2%98.1%

Data source: California Department of Public Health
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Union Hill Elementary

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $9,476

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Union Hill Elementary

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 2314th of 5789 Elementary schoolsRanks 2589th of 5874 Elementary schools
 4.1%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Union Hill Elementary)58.643.8
 14.7%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Union Hill Elementary)58.643.8
 14.7%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.543
 5.6%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Union Hill Elementary)44.948
 3%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Union Hill Elementary)44.948
 3%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (California)50.245.1
 5.1%
4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Union Hill Elementary)43.841
 2.9%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Union Hill Elementary)43.841
 2.9%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)49.543.7
 5.7%
4th Grade Mathematics (Union Hill Elementary)38.442.2
 3.8%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Union Hill Elementary)38.442.2
 3.8%
   4th Grade Mathematics (California)44.940.8
 4.1%
5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Union Hill Elementary)5547.1
 7.9%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Union Hill Elementary)5547.1
 7.9%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)51.746.7
 5%
5th Grade Mathematics (Union Hill Elementary)38.827.1
 11.6%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Union Hill Elementary)38.827.1
 11.6%
   5th Grade Mathematics (California)3833.4
 4.6%
5th Grade Science (Union Hill Elementary)46.331.4
 14.8%
   5th Grade Science (Union Hill Elementary)46.331.4
 14.8%
   5th Grade Science (California)31.731.9
 0.1%
6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Union Hill Elementary)52.241.6
 10.6%
   6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Union Hill Elementary)52.241.6
 10.6%
   6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.544.2
 4.3%
6th Grade Mathematics (Union Hill Elementary)34.823.4
 11.4%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Union Hill Elementary)34.323.4
 10.9%
   6th Grade Mathematics (California)38.533.2
 5.3%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students585541
 7.5%
African American70
 100%
American Indian40
 100%
Asian23
 50%
Hispanic6562
 4.6%
Pacific Islander00
White488405
 17%
Two or More Races1971
 273.7%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients45.3%43.3%
 2%


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Students who attend Union Hill Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : Union Hill Middle
High : Nevada Union High

Students at Union Hill Elementary are 75% White, 13% Two or more races, 11% Hispanic.

In the 2022-23 school year, 541 students attended Union Hill Elementary.

Union Hill Elementary ranks 2589th of 5874 California elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 3 stars out of 5.


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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the California Department of Education.

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