Grapevine Elementary

Summary:

Grapevine Elementary is a public elementary school in Vista, California, serving 756 students from kindergarten to 5th grade. The school faces significant academic and attendance challenges, with a predominantly Hispanic and economically disadvantaged student population.

Grapevine Elementary consistently ranks in the bottom half of California elementary schools, with a 1-star rating from SchoolDigger. The school's academic performance, as measured by the Smarter Balanced Assessments, is significantly lower than the Vista Unified School District and the state of California averages across all grade levels and subject areas. For example, only 29.33% of Grapevine Elementary students were proficient or better in English Language Arts, compared to 42.86% in the Vista Unified School District and 46.66% statewide. The school has also experienced a sharp increase in chronic absenteeism, rising from 6.5% in 2017-2018 to 24.7% in 2022-2023.

Grapevine Elementary's academic performance is significantly lower than that of nearby schools, such as Breeze Hill Elementary, Casita Center for Science/Math/Technology, and Ivey Ranch Elementary, which all have higher rankings and academic proficiency rates. Additionally, the school's performance varies significantly among different student subgroups, with Hispanic students and English Language Learners performing significantly worse than their peers at the district and state levels.


Detail:

Public K-5

 630 Grapevine Rd.
       Vista, CA  92083-5599


(760) 724-8329

District: Vista Unified

SchoolDigger Rank:
4375th of 5,868 California Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $8,150 Help


Students who attend Grapevine Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Madison Middle
High:    Rancho Buena Vista High

Student/teacher ratio:  24.0 Help
Number of students:  756

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
84.5%
White:
6.5%
Two or more races:
3.6%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  76.7% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Grapevine Elementary ranks worse than 74.6% of elementary schools in California. It also ranks 12th among 15 ranked elementary schools in the Vista Unified School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 24.85. (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: Hispanic (84.5%), White (6.5%), two or more races (3.6%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 76.7% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Grapevine Elementary is 24. 10 elementary schools in the Vista Unified School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Grapevine Elementary is $8,150. 10 elementary schools in the Vista Unified School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Grapevine Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Grapevine Elementary 4375th of 5868 California public elementary schools. (See Grapevine Elementary in the ranking list.)

Elementary School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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Vista Unified:

SchoolDigger ranks Vista Unified 798th of 1560 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Grapevine Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Grapevine Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 50.70 2119th 4809 55.9%
2005 46.30 2377th 4822 50.7%
2006 40.78 2675th 4818 44.5%
2007 44.24 2660th 5113 48.0%
2008 48.03 2491st 5113 51.3%
2009 36.37 3284th 5193 36.8%
2010 31.69 3724th 5314 29.9%
2011 36.66 3489th 5377 35.1%
2012 27.64 4120th 5390 23.6%
2013 28.52 4158th 5530 24.8%
2015 29.64 3726th 5611 33.6%
2016 27.46 3975th 5614 29.2%
2017 34.96 3442nd 5692 39.5%
2018 37.53 3306th 5662 41.6%
2019 33.08 3685th 5789 36.3%
2022 23.28 4520th 5883 23.2%
2023 24.85 4361st 5848 25.4%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Grapevine Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 46.97 1394th 3246 57.1%
2019 44.23 1539th 3275 53.0%
2022 28.38 2729th 3311 17.6%
2023 20.95 3088th 3240 4.7%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Grapevine Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 32.26 1543rd 2416 36.1%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Grapevine Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 49.36 2409th 5084 52.6%
2019 49.61 2434th 5173 52.9%
2022 26.73 4107th 5264 22.0%
2023 29.54 3921st 5355 26.8%
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Rank History for Female students at Grapevine Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 43.78 2843rd 5413 47.5%
2019 31.55 3708th 5492 32.5%
2022 24.30 4280th 5635 24.0%
2023 21.88 4523rd 5595 19.2%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Grapevine Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 32.11 1337th 2128 37.2%
2019 35.59 1515th 2585 41.4%
2022 27.41 1613th 2227 27.6%
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Rank History for Male students at Grapevine Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 32.41 3514th 5431 35.3%
2019 35.44 3368th 5510 38.9%
2022 23.64 4350th 5663 23.2%
2023 28.19 3930th 5627 30.2%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Grapevine Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 49.86 2236th 4830 53.7%
2019 40.57 2915th 4963 41.3%
2022 29.74 3721st 5084 26.8%
2023 33.81 3396th 5079 33.1%
See the entire list of Best California Elementary Schools for Hispanic Students!

Rank History for White students at Grapevine Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 35.37 1989th 2834 29.8%
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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.

Grapevine Elementary Test Scores
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by a principal
Monday, November 25, 2019

Open Quote The Grapevine community in Vista, California, is exceptional, dedicated, and passionate about student learning. We have great programs for our students, from a dual language track in English and Spanish to a full music teacher, Theatre Lab, and we promote our Positive Behavior Interventions and Support Model called Grizzly Way. We have a wonderful choir, running clubs, and soon will be adding Spanish classes and Ballet Folklorico! Amanzing PTA too! Lots of great stuff happening at Grapevine Elementary, home of the Grizzlies! Come visit us anytime! Close Quote



Enrollment information for Grapevine Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 502 35 46 142 8 n/a n/a 0 733
1989 466 40 47 154 4 n/a n/a 0 711
1990 564 59 69 168 9 n/a n/a 0 869
1991 600 86 72 164 13 n/a n/a 0 935
1992 615 106 74 159 12 n/a n/a 0 966
1993 468 79 52 295 6 n/a n/a 0 900
1994 462 95 58 323 9 n/a n/a 0 947
1995 396 108 57 400 12 n/a n/a 0 973
1996 396 108 57 400 12 n/a n/a 0 973
1997 360 86 58 426 13 n/a n/a 0 943
1998 340 93 74 471 8 n/a n/a 0 986
1999 335 91 69 510 4 n/a n/a 0 1009
2000 295 92 70 554 7 n/a n/a 19 1037
2001 260 84 61 578 4 n/a n/a 25 1012
2002 204 87 62 604 8 n/a n/a 31 996
2003 204 87 62 604 8 n/a n/a 31 996
2004 167 67 52 504 4 n/a n/a 31 825
2005 141 46 57 509 5 n/a n/a 53 811
2006 101 37 48 575 4 n/a n/a 64 829
2007 89 40 40 511 4 n/a n/a 48 732
2008 75 38 30 529 5 n/a n/a 0 677
2009 77 48 11 530 1 14 35 0 716
2010 72 29 11 499 5 10 12 0 638
2011 50 21 11 488 4 8 17 0 599
2012 43 20 11 537 7 11 10 0 639
2013 37 19 10 564 1 8 7 0 646
2014 48 11 15 554 1 8 10 0 647
2015 38 5 10 561 1 9 10 0 634
2016 50 5 13 562 3 12 12 0 657
2017 62 8 13 542 4 13 12 0 654
2018 51 6 11 556 2 10 16 0 652
2019 60 8 14 678 2 13 22 0 797
2020 53 13 14 652 3 18 34 0 787
2021 54 13 10 652 3 16 28 0 776
2022 57 13 8 630 3 11 30 0 752
2023 49 16 10 639 3 12 27 0 756

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 Grapevine Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 733 29.0 25.2 n/a
1989 711 29.0 24.5 n/a
1990 869 33.5 25.9 n/a
1991 935 36.0 25.9 n/a
1992 966 36.6 26.3 24.1
1993 900 36.0 25.0 41
1994 947 34.9 27.1 61.6
1995 973 34.0 28.6 56.3
1996 973 34.0 28.6 56.3
1997 943 39.0 24.2 62
1998 986 48.0 20.5 63.5
1999 1009 51.0 19.8 61.5
2000 1037 50.0 20.7 62
2001 1012 49.0 20.7 63.6
2002 996 49.0 20.3 70.2
2003 996 49.0 20.3 70.2
2004 825 39.5 20.9 69.3
2005 811 42.8 18.9 75.3
2006 829 42.9 19.3 55.8
2007 732 38.0 19.3 80.3
2008 677 41.3 16.4 82.6
2009 716 40.3 17.3 84.5
2010 638 35.9 17.7 85.9
2011 599 n/a n/a 87.3
2012 639 27.0 23.6 n/a
2013 646 28.0 23.0 83.1
2014 647 28.0 23.1 90.3
2015 634 28.0 22.6 89.6
2016 657 29.0 22.6 85.8
2017 654 27.0 24.2 88.5
2018 652 27.0 24.1 85.7
2019 797 34.0 23.4 91.1
2020 787 n/a n/a 81.6
2021 776 32.0 24.2 83.4
2022 752 32.1 23.4 80.5
2023 756 31.5 24.0 76.7

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 Grapevine Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 733 29.0 25.2 n/a
1989 711 29.0 24.5 n/a
1990 869 33.5 25.9 n/a
1991 935 36.0 25.9 n/a
1992 966 36.6 26.3 24.1
1993 900 36.0 25.0 41
1994 947 34.9 27.1 61.6
1995 973 34.0 28.6 56.3
1996 973 34.0 28.6 56.3
1997 943 39.0 24.2 62
1998 986 48.0 20.5 63.5
1999 1009 51.0 19.8 61.5
2000 1037 50.0 20.7 62
2001 1012 49.0 20.7 63.6
2002 996 49.0 20.3 70.2
2003 996 49.0 20.3 70.2
2004 825 39.5 20.9 69.3
2005 811 42.8 18.9 75.3
2006 829 42.9 19.3 55.8
2007 732 38.0 19.3 80.3
2008 677 41.3 16.4 82.6
2009 716 40.3 17.3 84.5
2010 638 35.9 17.7 85.9
2011 599 n/a n/a 87.3
2012 639 27.0 23.6 n/a
2013 646 28.0 23.0 83.1
2014 647 28.0 23.1 90.3
2015 634 28.0 22.6 89.6
2016 657 29.0 22.6 85.8
2017 654 27.0 24.2 88.5
2018 652 27.0 24.1 85.7
2019 797 34.0 23.4 91.1
2020 787 n/a n/a 81.6
2021 776 32.0 24.2 83.4
2022 752 32.1 23.4 80.5
2023 756 31.5 24.0 76.7

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

Grapevine Elementary

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionConditionalPolioHepatitis BVaricellaDTPMMR
201296.0%0.0%0.0%4.0%98.0%98.0%99.0%96.0%98.0%
201396.0%1.0%0.0%3.0%97.0%98.0%99.0%96.0%98.0%
201499.0%1.0%0.0%0.0%99.0%99.0%99.0%99.0%99.0%
201596.0%0.0%0.0%4.0%96.0%99.0%99.0%96.0%98.0%
201695.0%0.0%0.0%5.0%96.0%98.0%99.0%95.0%96.0%
2017≥99.0%≤1.0%≤1.0%≤1.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%
201898.0%0.0%0.0%2.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%
201998.0%0.0%2.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%

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

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $8,150

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Grapevine Elementary

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 3685th of 5789 Elementary schoolsRanks 4361st of 5848 Elementary schools
 10.9%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Grapevine Elementary)30.125.4
 4.7%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Vista Unified)4842.6
 5.3%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.543
 5.6%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Grapevine Elementary)25.628.2
 2.6%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Vista Unified)48.943.2
 5.7%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (California)50.245.1
 5.1%
4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Grapevine Elementary)44.530.4
 14.1%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Vista Unified)48.441.1
 7.4%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)49.543.7
 5.7%
4th Grade Mathematics (Grapevine Elementary)3925.4
 13.6%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Vista Unified)42.337.8
 4.6%
   4th Grade Mathematics (California)44.940.8
 4.1%
5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Grapevine Elementary)49.632.7
 16.9%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Vista Unified)51.744.4
 7.3%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)51.746.7
 5%
5th Grade Mathematics (Grapevine Elementary)27.419.4
 8%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Vista Unified)33.530.3
 3.2%
   5th Grade Mathematics (California)3833.4
 4.6%
5th Grade Science (Grapevine Elementary)23.414.3
 9.1%
   5th Grade Science (Vista Unified)30.228.8
 1.4%
   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 Students797756
 5.1%
African American816
 100%
American Indian23
 50%
Asian1410
 28.6%
Hispanic678639
 5.8%
Pacific Islander1312
 7.7%
White6049
 18.3%
Two or More Races2227
 22.7%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients91.1%76.7%
 14.4%


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Students at Grapevine Elementary are 85% Hispanic, 6% White, 4% Two or more races, 2% African American, 2% Pacific Islander, 1% Asian.

Students who attend Grapevine Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : Madison Middle
High : Rancho Buena Vista High

In the 2022-23 school year, 756 students attended Grapevine Elementary.

Grapevine Elementary ranks 4375th of 5868 California elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 1 star out of 5.


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