Foothill Oak Elementary

Summary:

Foothill Oak Elementary is a public elementary school in Vista, California, serving 489 students from kindergarten to 5th grade. The school is part of the Vista Unified school district, which is ranked 798 out of 1,560 districts in California and has a 2-star rating.

Foothill Oak Elementary faces significant academic and demographic challenges. The school has a much higher percentage of Hispanic students (94.68%) compared to nearby schools, and consistently ranks in the bottom 10-20% of California elementary schools based on the SchoolDigger statewide ranking. Its performance on standardized tests is significantly lower than the Vista Unified School District and California state averages. Additionally, Foothill Oak Elementary has experienced a sharp increase in chronic absenteeism, rising from 7.8% in 2018-2019 to 21.4% in 2022-2023, which is higher than the nearby schools. The school also has a very high percentage of students (88.14%) receiving free or reduced-price lunch, indicating a high level of economic disadvantage among the student population.

These challenges suggest that Foothill Oak Elementary has struggled to improve academic outcomes for its students over the past decade. The performance gaps between the school and nearby schools, such as T.H.E Leadership Academy, Mission Meadows Elementary, and Hannalei Elementary, as well as the state averages, have widened over time. Addressing these challenges will require a comprehensive, data-driven approach that targets the specific needs of Foothill Oak Elementary's student population.


Detail:

Public K-5

 1370 Oak Dr.
       Vista, CA  92084-4001


(760) 631-3458

District: Vista Unified

SchoolDigger Rank:
5634th of 5,874 California Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $7,821 Help


Students who attend Foothill Oak Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Rancho Minerva Middle
High:    Vista High

Student/teacher ratio:  25.0 Help
Number of students:  489

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
94.7%
White:
3.1%
African American:
0.8%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  88.1% Help


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Compare Details Foothill Oak Elementary ranks worse than 95.9% of elementary schools in California. It also ranks last 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 11.25. (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 (94.7%), White (3.1%), African American (0.8%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 88.1% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Foothill Oak Elementary is 25. 14 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 Foothill Oak Elementary is $7,821. 12 elementary schools in the Vista Unified School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Foothill Oak Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Foothill Oak Elementary 5634th of 5874 California public elementary schools. (See Foothill Oak Elementary in the ranking list.)

Elementary School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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Hispanic students:


Vista Unified:

SchoolDigger ranks Vista Unified 802nd of 1563 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Foothill Oak Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Foothill Oak Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2007 30.24 3560th 5113 30.4%
2008 32.28 3435th 5113 32.8%
2009 26.58 3934th 5193 24.2%
2010 21.87 4475th 5314 15.8%
2011 19.87 4692nd 5377 12.7%
2012 23.11 4446th 5390 17.5%
2013 15.77 5001st 5530 9.6%
2015 15.86 5012th 5611 10.7%
2016 22.94 4350th 5614 22.5%
2017 20.37 4664th 5692 18.1%
2018 28.98 3914th 5662 30.9%
2019 22.26 4610th 5789 20.4%
2022 19.36 4924th 5883 16.3%
2023 11.25 5634th 5874 4.1%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Foothill Oak Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 30.52 2361st 3246 27.3%
2019 29.30 2550th 3275 22.1%
2022 29.13 2679th 3311 19.1%
2023 20.02 3150th 3250 3.1%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Foothill Oak Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 17.41 2346th 2420 3.1%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Foothill Oak Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 40.82 2962nd 5084 41.7%
2019 34.37 3549th 5173 31.4%
2022 28.18 3985th 5264 24.3%
2023 14.42 5089th 5374 5.3%
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Rank History for Female students at Foothill Oak Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 26.91 4009th 5413 25.9%
2019 19.25 4687th 5492 14.7%
2022 22.84 4426th 5635 21.5%
2023 10.84 5467th 5617 2.7%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Foothill Oak Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 40.33 1027th 2128 51.7%
2019 21.75 2252nd 2585 12.9%
2022 18.03 2161st 2227 3.0%
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Rank History for Male students at Foothill Oak Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 31.71 3567th 5431 34.3%
2019 26.81 4039th 5510 26.7%
2022 17.54 4976th 5663 12.1%
2023 13.56 5269th 5650 6.7%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Foothill Oak Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 37.47 3050th 4830 36.9%
2019 26.87 3908th 4963 21.3%
2022 28.13 3862nd 5084 24.0%
2023 14.18 4839th 5098 5.1%
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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 Foothill Oak Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2005 87 76 16 381 6 n/a n/a 20 586
2006 63 35 20 493 2 n/a n/a 18 631
2007 64 24 19 524 1 n/a n/a 17 649
2008 48 25 15 524 n/a n/a n/a 0 612
2009 45 32 9 550 1 10 10 0 657
2010 41 19 8 572 1 8 11 0 660
2011 38 14 7 558 0 10 10 0 637
2012 34 8 7 570 0 8 10 0 637
2013 30 11 8 600 1 10 8 0 668
2014 31 12 7 627 1 5 6 0 689
2015 31 16 10 679 0 4 8 0 748
2016 17 7 9 662 1 2 8 0 706
2017 18 12 6 638 1 3 9 0 687
2018 24 5 3 597 2 2 11 0 644
2019 21 2 4 541 2 3 11 0 584
2020 20 6 5 519 2 1 8 0 561
2021 17 9 4 496 2 1 5 0 534
2022 9 8 4 446 4 1 4 0 476
2023 15 4 0 463 2 1 4 0 489

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 Foothill Oak Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2005 586 23.0 25.5 83.2
2006 631 28.0 22.5 54.6
2007 649 37.5 17.3 83.9
2008 612 38.5 15.9 88.6
2009 657 35.7 16.8 87.7
2010 660 30.3 21.7 90
2011 637 n/a n/a 92.8
2012 637 24.5 26.0 n/a
2013 668 25.0 26.7 89.1
2014 689 25.0 27.5 95.1
2015 748 30.0 24.9 93.3
2016 706 28.0 25.2 93.1
2017 687 27.0 25.4 94.5
2018 644 24.0 26.8 94.1
2019 584 23.0 25.3 97.4
2020 561 n/a n/a 93.6
2021 534 20.5 26.0 96.4
2022 476 20.0 23.8 95.6
2023 489 19.5 25.0 88.1

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 Foothill Oak Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2005 586 23.0 25.5 83.2
2006 631 28.0 22.5 54.6
2007 649 37.5 17.3 83.9
2008 612 38.5 15.9 88.6
2009 657 35.7 16.8 87.7
2010 660 30.3 21.7 90
2011 637 n/a n/a 92.8
2012 637 24.5 26.0 n/a
2013 668 25.0 26.7 89.1
2014 689 25.0 27.5 95.1
2015 748 30.0 24.9 93.3
2016 706 28.0 25.2 93.1
2017 687 27.0 25.4 94.5
2018 644 24.0 26.8 94.1
2019 584 23.0 25.3 97.4
2020 561 n/a n/a 93.6
2021 534 20.5 26.0 96.4
2022 476 20.0 23.8 95.6
2023 489 19.5 25.0 88.1

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

Foothill Oak Elementary

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionConditionalPolioHepatitis BVaricellaDTPMMR
201299.0%1.0%0.0%0.0%99.0%99.0%99.0%99.0%99.0%
201399.0%1.0%0.0%0.0%99.0%99.0%99.0%99.0%99.0%
201497.0%1.0%0.0%1.0%99.0%97.0%99.0%98.0%99.0%
201598.0%0.0%1.0%1.0%99.0%99.0%99.0%98.0%99.0%
201698.0%0.0%0.0%2.0%99.0%100.0%100.0%99.0%99.0%
2017≥99.0%≤1.0%≤1.0%≤1.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%
201897.0%0.0%0.0%2.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%98.0%≥99.0%
2019≥98.0%≤2.0%≤2.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%
202297.3%0.0%2.7%97.3%

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

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $7,821

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Foothill Oak 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 4610th of 5789 Elementary schoolsRanks 5634th of 5874 Elementary schools
 16.3%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Foothill Oak Elementary)31.117.1
 14%
   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 (Foothill Oak Elementary)28.312.8
 15.4%
   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 (Foothill Oak Elementary)35.321.6
 13.7%
   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 (Foothill Oak Elementary)27.614.9
 12.7%
   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 (Foothill Oak Elementary)28.618.3
 10.3%
   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 (Foothill Oak Elementary)26.13.1
 23%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Vista Unified)33.530.3
 3.2%
   5th Grade Mathematics (California)3833.4
 4.6%
5th Grade Science (Foothill Oak Elementary)18.58.3
 10.2%
   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 Students584489
 16.3%
African American24
 100%
American Indian22
Asian40
 100%
Hispanic541463
 14.4%
Pacific Islander31
 66.7%
White2115
 28.6%
Two or More Races114
 63.6%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients97.4%88.1%
 9.3%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Foothill Oak Elementary

In the 2022-23 school year, 489 students attended Foothill Oak Elementary.

Students who attend Foothill Oak Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : Rancho Minerva Middle
High : Vista High

Foothill Oak Elementary ranks in the bottom 4.1% of California elementary schools.

Students at Foothill Oak Elementary are 95% Hispanic, 3% White.


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