Indian Valley Elementary

Summary:

Indian Valley Elementary is a public elementary school in Walnut Creek, California, serving 356 students from kindergarten to 5th grade. The school is part of the highly-ranked Walnut Creek Elementary School District, which is rated 5 out of 5 stars by SchoolDigger.

Indian Valley Elementary has consistently strong academic performance, with a higher percentage of students proficient or better in English Language Arts/Literacy, Mathematics, and Science compared to the state average. The school has maintained a statewide ranking in the top 15% of California elementary schools, earning a 4-star rating from SchoolDigger. Indian Valley also shows strong performance across student subgroups, including Hispanic students, disabled students, and those from low socioeconomic backgrounds.

While Indian Valley Elementary generally outperforms nearby schools like Walnut Heights Elementary, there are some areas for potential improvement. The school has seen a significant increase in chronic absenteeism, from 4.2% to 16.4% in recent years. Additionally, nearby schools like Tice Creek and Parkmead Elementary have outperformed Indian Valley in certain academic metrics.


Detail:

Public K-5

 551 Marshall Dr.
       Walnut Creek, CA  94598-4908


(925) 944-6828

District: Walnut Creek Elementary

SchoolDigger Rank:
875th of 5,868 California Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $7,467 Help


Students who attend Indian Valley Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Walnut Creek Intermediate
High:    Las Lomas High

Student/teacher ratio:  23.7 Help
Number of students:  356

Racial breakdown:

White:
43.3%
Asian:
20.2%
Hispanic:
18.3%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  14.9% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Indian Valley Elementary ranks better than 85.1% of elementary schools in California. It also ranks last among 6 ranked elementary schools in the Walnut Creek Elementary School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 86.87. (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 Indian Valley Elementary has the smallest elementary school student body size in the Walnut Creek Elementary School District. Student population at Indian Valley Elementary is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (43.3%), Asian (20.2%), Hispanic (18.3%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 14.9% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Indian Valley Elementary is 23.7, which is the highest among 6 elementary schools in the Walnut Creek Elementary School District! (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Indian Valley Elementary is $7,467, which is the highest among 6 elementary schools in the Walnut Creek Elementary School District!
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Indian Valley Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Indian Valley Elementary 875th of 5868 California public elementary schools. (See Indian Valley Elementary in the ranking list.)

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Walnut Creek Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Walnut Creek Elementary 96th of 1560 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Indian Valley Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Indian Valley Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 91.31 435th 4809 91.0%
2005 92.14 374th 4822 92.2%
2006 91.52 406th 4818 91.6%
2007 89.79 526th 5113 89.7%
2008 95.25 162nd 5113 96.8%
2009 94.21 215th 5193 95.9%
2010 92.57 293rd 5314 94.5%
2011 92.49 286th 5377 94.7%
2012 93.88 164th 5390 97.0%
2013 90.11 456th 5530 91.8%
2015 90.56 592nd 5611 89.4%
2016 91.32 531st 5614 90.5%
2017 88.53 728th 5692 87.2%
2018 91.35 549th 5662 90.3%
2019 88.82 714th 5789 87.7%
2022 88.38 782nd 5883 86.7%
2023 86.87 868th 5848 85.2%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Indian Valley Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 82.71 593rd 5173 88.5%
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Rank History for Female students at Indian Valley Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 90.05 572nd 5413 89.4%
2019 87.00 721st 5492 86.9%
2022 90.49 612th 5635 89.1%
2023 89.83 634th 5595 88.7%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Indian Valley Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 89.72 183rd 2585 92.9%
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Rank History for Male students at Indian Valley Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 90.24 559th 5431 89.7%
2019 86.70 748th 5510 86.4%
2022 81.91 1019th 5663 82.0%
2023 78.35 1153rd 5627 79.5%
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Rank History for Asian students at Indian Valley Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 45.07 727th 1071 32.1%
2022 56.64 642nd 1154 44.4%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Indian Valley Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 89.17 337th 4830 93.0%
2019 96.01 112th 4963 97.7%
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Rank History for White students at Indian Valley Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 79.29 472nd 2737 82.8%
2019 77.25 564th 2834 80.1%
2022 74.00 661st 2726 75.8%
2023 76.73 550th 2659 79.3%
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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.

Indian Valley Elementary Test Scores
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Data source: California Department of Education

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by a parent
Friday, March 1, 2019

Open Quote This year we got an amazing second grade teacher. She is not only there to teach the kids knowledges and also there to infuse them human morals by exemplifying them.
My last second grade was a nightmare, could it have done any damages to my older kid already?! My older kid was at second grade level (2ys on both standard preschool and Montessori) when she started in K. She had trouble with math block 7s at the beginning of second grade, and was still on the 7s at the end of second grade, take a guess! Close Quote



Enrollment information for Indian Valley Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 330 7 18 12 1 n/a n/a 0 368
1989 309 9 14 19 0 n/a n/a 0 351
1990 315 11 20 21 1 n/a n/a 0 368
1991 286 9 27 21 1 n/a n/a 0 344
1992 303 11 30 19 2 n/a n/a 0 365
1993 301 7 34 30 1 n/a n/a 0 373
1994 308 5 22 38 0 n/a n/a 0 373
1995 305 9 36 32 1 n/a n/a 0 383
1996 305 9 36 32 1 n/a n/a 0 383
1997 328 6 33 22 3 n/a n/a 0 392
1998 325 6 39 24 1 n/a n/a 0 395
1999 308 6 53 18 0 n/a n/a 0 385
2000 295 10 54 28 3 n/a n/a 0 390
2001 279 11 56 38 2 n/a n/a 0 386
2002 270 9 61 32 2 n/a n/a 3 377
2003 270 9 61 32 2 n/a n/a 3 377
2004 261 8 45 29 3 n/a n/a 21 367
2005 256 9 41 35 6 n/a n/a 26 373
2006 262 8 41 36 5 n/a n/a 35 387
2007 265 9 36 32 4 n/a n/a 30 376
2008 251 6 34 19 3 n/a n/a 0 313
2009 257 12 34 17 4 0 59 0 383
2010 268 11 59 55 1 1 24 0 419
2011 270 13 71 70 2 1 36 0 463
2012 265 14 81 63 4 2 30 0 459
2013 268 15 86 73 1 2 32 0 477
2014 281 13 89 75 0 2 32 0 492
2015 270 8 98 80 0 0 33 0 489
2016 219 6 95 73 1 0 25 0 419
2017 216 12 87 57 1 0 25 0 398
2018 225 5 94 59 2 0 24 0 409
2019 208 8 72 61 2 0 44 0 395
2020 190 7 72 55 3 0 41 0 368
2021 171 10 70 54 3 0 39 0 347
2022 153 9 75 49 0 0 48 0 334
2023 154 9 72 65 1 1 54 0 356

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 Indian Valley Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 368 17.8 20.6 n/a
1989 351 17.0 20.6 n/a
1990 368 16.6 22.1 n/a
1991 344 17.0 20.2 n/a
1992 365 17.3 21.0 3.8
1993 373 16.0 23.3 7.5
1994 373 15.0 24.9 7.8
1995 383 15.0 25.5 11.5
1996 383 15.0 25.5 11.5
1997 392 18.0 21.8 6.6
1998 395 20.0 19.8 4.8
1999 385 20.0 19.3 5.2
2000 390 20.0 19.5 5.9
2001 386 21.0 18.4 7.3
2002 377 21.5 17.5 5.1
2003 377 21.5 17.5 5.1
2004 367 20.0 18.4 6.9
2005 373 21.0 17.8 10.7
2006 387 21.0 18.4 11.1
2007 376 20.0 18.8 11
2008 313 24.0 13.0 11.2
2009 383 20.0 16.7 7.6
2010 419 20.0 20.9 10.3
2011 463 n/a n/a 10.6
2012 459 21.1 21.6 n/a
2013 477 20.4 23.2 8.2
2014 492 19.2 25.5 9.8
2015 489 20.0 24.4 9.6
2016 419 18.0 23.2 10.5
2017 398 19.0 20.9 7.3
2018 409 19.1 21.3 8.6
2019 395 18.0 21.9 13.4
2020 368 n/a n/a 12.5
2021 347 15.0 23.1 16.1
2022 334 15.0 22.2 15.3
2023 356 15.0 23.7 14.9

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 Indian Valley Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 368 17.8 20.6 n/a
1989 351 17.0 20.6 n/a
1990 368 16.6 22.1 n/a
1991 344 17.0 20.2 n/a
1992 365 17.3 21.0 3.8
1993 373 16.0 23.3 7.5
1994 373 15.0 24.9 7.8
1995 383 15.0 25.5 11.5
1996 383 15.0 25.5 11.5
1997 392 18.0 21.8 6.6
1998 395 20.0 19.8 4.8
1999 385 20.0 19.3 5.2
2000 390 20.0 19.5 5.9
2001 386 21.0 18.4 7.3
2002 377 21.5 17.5 5.1
2003 377 21.5 17.5 5.1
2004 367 20.0 18.4 6.9
2005 373 21.0 17.8 10.7
2006 387 21.0 18.4 11.1
2007 376 20.0 18.8 11
2008 313 24.0 13.0 11.2
2009 383 20.0 16.7 7.6
2010 419 20.0 20.9 10.3
2011 463 n/a n/a 10.6
2012 459 21.1 21.6 n/a
2013 477 20.4 23.2 8.2
2014 492 19.2 25.5 9.8
2015 489 20.0 24.4 9.6
2016 419 18.0 23.2 10.5
2017 398 19.0 20.9 7.3
2018 409 19.1 21.3 8.6
2019 395 18.0 21.9 13.4
2020 368 n/a n/a 12.5
2021 347 15.0 23.1 16.1
2022 334 15.0 22.2 15.3
2023 356 15.0 23.7 14.9

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

Indian Valley Elementary

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionConditionalPolioHepatitis BVaricellaDTPMMR
201297.0%3.0%0.0%0.0%97.0%97.0%97.0%97.0%97.0%
201394.0%5.0%0.0%2.0%95.0%94.0%95.0%95.0%95.0%
201492.0%8.0%0.0%0.0%92.0%92.0%92.0%92.0%92.0%
201596.0%4.0%0.0%0.0%96.0%96.0%96.0%96.0%96.0%
201694.0%4.0%0.0%2.0%96.0%94.0%96.0%96.0%96.0%
201795.0%2.0%2.0%2.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%95.0%≥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 Indian Valley Elementary

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $7,467

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Indian Valley 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 714th of 5789 Elementary schoolsRanks 868th of 5848 Elementary schools
 2.5%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Indian Valley Elementary)68.355.1
 13.2%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Walnut Creek Elementary)7268.2
 3.8%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.543
 5.6%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Indian Valley Elementary)66.171.4
 5.3%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Walnut Creek Elementary)76.177.1
 1%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (California)50.245.1
 5.1%
4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Indian Valley Elementary)85.564
 21.5%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Walnut Creek Elementary)72.476
 3.6%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)49.543.7
 5.7%
4th Grade Mathematics (Indian Valley Elementary)80.468.6
 11.7%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Walnut Creek Elementary)75.477.4
 2%
   4th Grade Mathematics (California)44.940.8
 4.1%
5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Indian Valley Elementary)7470.5
 3.5%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Walnut Creek Elementary)74.476.3
 1.9%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)51.746.7
 5%
5th Grade Mathematics (Indian Valley Elementary)62.264.4
 2.3%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Walnut Creek Elementary)6870.5
 2.5%
   5th Grade Mathematics (California)3833.4
 4.6%
5th Grade Science (Indian Valley Elementary)55.455.6
 0.2%
   5th Grade Science (Walnut Creek Elementary)5764
 7%
   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 Students395356
 9.9%
African American89
 12.5%
American Indian21
 50%
Asian7272
Hispanic6165
 6.6%
Pacific Islander01
White208154
 26%
Two or More Races4454
 22.7%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients13.4%14.9%
 1.5%


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Students at Indian Valley Elementary are 43% White, 20% Asian, 18% Hispanic, 15% Two or more races, 3% African American.

In the 2022-23 school year, 356 students attended Indian Valley Elementary.

Students who attend Indian Valley Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : Walnut Creek Intermediate
High : Las Lomas High

Indian Valley Elementary ranks 875th of 5868 California elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 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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