Vejar Elementary

Summary:

Vejar Elementary is a public elementary school in Walnut, California, serving students from kindergarten to 5th grade as part of the Walnut Valley Unified School District. The school has a diverse student population, with a majority of Asian students and a significant Hispanic population.

Vejar Elementary consistently outperforms the state average in academic assessments, particularly in English Language Arts and Mathematics. The school's proficiency rates range from 54.87% to 70% in ELA and 50% to 66.99% in Mathematics, compared to the state averages of 42.96% to 46.69% in ELA and 33.38% to 45.11% in Mathematics. Vejar Elementary also performs exceptionally well for English Language Learners and students from low socioeconomic backgrounds, ranking in the top 5.7% and 3.9% of California elementary schools, respectively, for these subgroups. However, the school's performance for Asian students is relatively lower, ranking in the bottom 35.8% of California elementary schools for this subgroup.

While Vejar Elementary's academic performance is generally lower than the nearby Maple Hill Elementary and Leonard G. Westhoff Elementary in the Walnut Valley Unified School District, it outperforms the nearby schools in the Rowland Unified School District, such as Ybarra Academy for the Arts and Technology, Rorimer Elementary, and Hollingworth Elementary. However, Vejar Elementary faces challenges with increasing chronic absenteeism and a relatively high student-teacher ratio compared to its nearby counterparts in the Walnut Valley Unified School District.


Detail:

Public K-5

 20222 Vejar Rd.
       Walnut, CA  91789-2334


(909) 594-1434

District: Walnut Valley Unified

SchoolDigger Rank:
1053rd of 5,868 California Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $7,433 Help


Students who attend Vejar Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Suzanne Middle
High:    Walnut High

Student/teacher ratio:  26.7 Help
Number of students:  642

Racial breakdown:

Asian:
64.5%
Hispanic:
25.1%
White:
5.1%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  31.2% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Vejar Elementary ranks better than 82.1% of elementary schools in California. It also ranks last among 9 ranked elementary schools in the Walnut Valley Unified School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 83.04. (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 (64.5%), Hispanic (25.1%), White (5.1%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 31.2% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Vejar Elementary is 26.7. 7 elementary schools in the Walnut Valley Unified School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Vejar Elementary is $7,433, which is the 2nd highest among 9 elementary schools in the Walnut Valley Unified School District.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Vejar Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Vejar Elementary 1053rd of 5868 California public elementary schools. (See Vejar Elementary in the ranking list.)

Elementary School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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Walnut Valley Unified:

SchoolDigger ranks Walnut Valley Unified 123rd of 1560 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Vejar Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Vejar Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 78.98 942nd 4809 80.4%
2005 84.95 730th 4822 84.9%
2006 86.17 679th 4818 85.9%
2007 85.27 740th 5113 85.5%
2008 84.89 758th 5113 85.2%
2009 87.78 597th 5193 88.5%
2010 89.42 477th 5314 91.0%
2011 87.57 592nd 5377 89.0%
2012 88.18 540th 5390 90.0%
2013 90.84 415th 5530 92.5%
2015 88.72 683rd 5611 87.8%
2016 87.84 741st 5614 86.8%
2017 89.92 647th 5692 88.6%
2018 92.43 485th 5662 91.4%
2019 88.35 738th 5789 87.3%
2022 85.18 934th 5883 84.1%
2023 83.04 1046th 5848 82.1%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Vejar Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 97.47 73rd 3246 97.8%
2019 94.37 108th 3275 96.7%
2022 85.14 231st 3311 93.0%
2023 86.05 184th 3240 94.3%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Vejar Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 94.04 156th 5084 96.9%
2019 84.38 520th 5173 89.9%
2022 90.14 348th 5264 93.4%
2023 94.59 207th 5355 96.1%
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Rank History for Female students at Vejar Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 92.39 417th 5413 92.3%
2019 87.24 704th 5492 87.2%
2022 82.90 973rd 5635 82.7%
2023 80.61 1064th 5595 81.0%
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Rank History for Male students at Vejar Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 89.57 596th 5431 89.0%
2019 86.13 778th 5510 85.9%
2022 84.86 879th 5663 84.5%
2023 82.55 982nd 5627 82.5%
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Rank History for Asian students at Vejar Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 68.43 395th 1071 63.1%
2019 57.85 589th 1149 48.7%
2022 49.98 725th 1154 37.2%
2023 48.60 759th 1183 35.8%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Vejar Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 92.00 227th 4830 95.3%
2019 90.34 291st 4963 94.1%
2022 71.22 1095th 5084 78.5%
2023 57.82 1773rd 5079 65.1%
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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 Vejar Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 303 36 146 174 0 n/a n/a 0 659
1989 300 33 254 166 0 n/a n/a 0 753
1990 273 31 195 143 0 n/a n/a 0 642
1991 234 44 222 142 0 n/a n/a 0 642
1992 212 45 217 134 0 n/a n/a 0 608
1993 178 40 239 126 1 n/a n/a 0 584
1994 199 34 234 131 2 n/a n/a 0 600
1995 166 25 252 131 0 n/a n/a 0 574
1996 166 25 252 131 0 n/a n/a 0 574
1997 169 30 255 134 0 n/a n/a 0 588
1998 160 32 248 134 0 n/a n/a 0 574
1999 147 29 260 140 0 n/a n/a 0 576
2000 138 26 262 134 0 n/a n/a 0 560
2001 138 17 296 155 0 n/a n/a 0 606
2002 121 15 342 149 0 n/a n/a 0 627
2003 121 15 342 149 0 n/a n/a 0 627
2004 106 11 350 157 1 n/a n/a 0 625
2005 95 12 342 145 1 n/a n/a 0 595
2006 69 12 349 151 0 n/a n/a 7 588
2007 58 10 318 152 0 n/a n/a 4 542
2008 60 11 332 152 n/a n/a n/a 0 555
2009 56 12 331 138 0 3 21 0 561
2010 45 10 310 138 0 3 19 0 525
2011 42 8 316 169 0 3 17 0 555
2012 45 14 294 154 0 1 15 0 523
2013 58 10 318 173 0 7 13 0 579
2014 51 6 302 181 1 7 13 0 561
2015 49 5 307 184 0 9 9 0 563
2016 47 6 317 179 0 7 19 0 575
2017 44 7 329 180 0 6 23 0 589
2018 38 4 339 164 0 5 23 0 573
2019 39 2 347 162 0 1 24 0 575
2020 38 2 383 178 1 0 27 0 629
2021 33 4 402 163 0 0 25 0 627
2022 35 5 394 152 0 2 28 0 616
2023 33 7 414 161 0 1 26 0 642

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 Vejar Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 659 24.0 27.4 n/a
1989 753 27.0 27.8 n/a
1990 642 25.0 25.6 n/a
1991 642 25.0 25.6 n/a
1992 608 25.4 23.9 1.3
1993 584 22.0 26.5 5
1994 600 22.0 27.3 4.7
1995 574 22.8 25.2 3.3
1996 574 22.8 25.2 3.3
1997 588 27.8 21.2 10.2
1998 574 27.8 20.6 3.5
1999 576 30.5 18.9 9.7
2000 560 28.0 20.0 9.6
2001 606 30.0 20.2 9.1
2002 627 30.0 20.9 15.9
2003 627 30.0 20.9 15.9
2004 625 28.0 22.3 16.6
2005 595 28.8 20.7 17.5
2006 588 29.0 20.3 18.4
2007 542 28.8 18.8 18.4
2008 555 31.5 17.6 15.9
2009 561 29.0 17.0 17.8
2010 525 23.0 22.8 22.3
2011 555 n/a n/a 23.1
2012 523 20.0 26.1 n/a
2013 579 22.0 26.3 24.7
2014 561 20.0 28.0 22.5
2015 563 22.0 25.5 20.2
2016 575 22.0 26.1 17.6
2017 589 22.0 26.7 19.9
2018 573 20.0 28.6 25
2019 575 21.0 27.3 24.7
2020 629 n/a n/a 25.9
2021 627 25.0 25.0 27.4
2022 616 25.5 24.1 32.1
2023 642 24.0 26.7 31.2

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 Vejar Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 659 24.0 27.4 n/a
1989 753 27.0 27.8 n/a
1990 642 25.0 25.6 n/a
1991 642 25.0 25.6 n/a
1992 608 25.4 23.9 1.3
1993 584 22.0 26.5 5
1994 600 22.0 27.3 4.7
1995 574 22.8 25.2 3.3
1996 574 22.8 25.2 3.3
1997 588 27.8 21.2 10.2
1998 574 27.8 20.6 3.5
1999 576 30.5 18.9 9.7
2000 560 28.0 20.0 9.6
2001 606 30.0 20.2 9.1
2002 627 30.0 20.9 15.9
2003 627 30.0 20.9 15.9
2004 625 28.0 22.3 16.6
2005 595 28.8 20.7 17.5
2006 588 29.0 20.3 18.4
2007 542 28.8 18.8 18.4
2008 555 31.5 17.6 15.9
2009 561 29.0 17.0 17.8
2010 525 23.0 22.8 22.3
2011 555 n/a n/a 23.1
2012 523 20.0 26.1 n/a
2013 579 22.0 26.3 24.7
2014 561 20.0 28.0 22.5
2015 563 22.0 25.5 20.2
2016 575 22.0 26.1 17.6
2017 589 22.0 26.7 19.9
2018 573 20.0 28.6 25
2019 575 21.0 27.3 24.7
2020 629 n/a n/a 25.9
2021 627 25.0 25.0 27.4
2022 616 25.5 24.1 32.1
2023 642 24.0 26.7 31.2

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

Vejar Elementary

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionConditionalPolioHepatitis BVaricellaDTPMMR
2012100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%
201399.0%1.0%0.0%0.0%99.0%99.0%99.0%99.0%99.0%
201488.0%8.0%0.0%4.0%91.0%91.0%92.0%90.0%90.0%
201590.0%2.0%0.0%8.0%94.0%98.0%98.0%92.0%90.0%
201694.0%0.0%0.0%6.0%97.0%97.0%99.0%96.0%97.0%
2017≥99.0%≤1.0%≤1.0%≤1.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%
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%
202193.9%0.0%0.0%96.2%95.4%95.4%96.2%

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

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $7,433

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Vejar 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 738th of 5789 Elementary schoolsRanks 1046th of 5848 Elementary schools
 5.1%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Vejar Elementary)63.354.9
 8.5%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Walnut Valley Unified)75.972.7
 3.2%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.543
 5.6%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Vejar Elementary)75.864.6
 11.2%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Walnut Valley Unified)81.677.8
 3.8%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (California)50.245.1
 5.1%
4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Vejar Elementary)74.465.1
 9.4%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Walnut Valley Unified)75.174.1
 1%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)49.543.7
 5.7%
4th Grade Mathematics (Vejar Elementary)73.967
 6.9%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Walnut Valley Unified)75.777.3
 1.6%
   4th Grade Mathematics (California)44.940.8
 4.1%
5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Vejar Elementary)68.970
 1.1%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Walnut Valley Unified)78.776.4
 2.4%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)51.746.7
 5%
5th Grade Mathematics (Vejar Elementary)79.850
 29.8%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Walnut Valley Unified)73.967.2
 6.7%
   5th Grade Mathematics (California)3833.4
 4.6%
5th Grade Science (Vejar Elementary)52.451
 1.4%
   5th Grade Science (Walnut Valley Unified)61.262.5
 1.2%
   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 Students575642
 11.7%
African American27
 250%
American Indian00
Asian347414
 19.3%
Hispanic162161
 0.6%
Pacific Islander11
White3933
 15.4%
Two or More Races2426
 8.3%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients24.7%31.2%
 6.5%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Vejar Elementary

Vejar Elementary ranks 1053rd of 5868 California elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.

Students at Vejar Elementary are 64% Asian, 25% Hispanic, 5% White, 4% Two or more races, 1% African American.

In the 2022-23 school year, 642 students attended Vejar Elementary.

Students who attend Vejar Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : Suzanne Middle
High : Walnut High


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