Riverbank Elementary

Summary:

Riverbank Elementary is a public K-8 school in West Sacramento, California, serving 616 students. The school is part of the Washington Unified School District, which is ranked 1090 out of 1560 districts in the state and has a 2-star rating.

Riverbank Elementary faces significant challenges compared to nearby schools. The school has a higher percentage of Hispanic students (60.06%) than the state average, and consistently ranks in the bottom 5% of California elementary schools on academic performance. Riverbank students perform well below state and district averages on standardized tests, and the school has experienced a sharp increase in chronic absenteeism, rising from 14.3% in 2018-2019 to 37.2% in 2022-2023. Additionally, 93.18% of Riverbank students receive free or reduced-price lunch, indicating high levels of economic disadvantage.

Riverbank Elementary's struggles are highlighted by the stronger performance of nearby schools like Elkhorn Village Elementary and Two Rivers Elementary, which outperform Riverbank by 10-20 percentage points on English Language Arts and Mathematics assessments. The school's subgroups, such as Asian, Hispanic, and English Language Learner students, also perform poorly compared to their peers at other schools.


Detail:

Public K-8

 1100 Carrie St.
       West Sacramento, CA  95605-2046


(916) 375-7700

District: Washington Unified

SchoolDigger Rank:
5685th of 5,868 California Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $7,551 Help


Students who attend Riverbank Elementary usually attend:

High:    River City High

Student/teacher ratio:  17.8 Help
Number of students:  616

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
60.1%
White:
16.2%
Asian:
15.6%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  93.2% Help


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Compare Details Riverbank Elementary ranks worse than 96.9% of elementary schools in California. It also ranks 6th among 7 ranked elementary schools in the Washington Unified School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 10.33. (See more...)
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Compare Details Riverbank Elementary ranks worse than 94.7% of middle schools in California. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 11.46. (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 Student population at Riverbank Elementary is diverse. Racial makeup is: Hispanic (60.1%), White (16.2%), Asian (15.6%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 93.2% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Riverbank Elementary is 17.8, which is the lowest among 8 elementary schools in the Washington Unified School District! (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Riverbank Elementary is $7,551, which is the 2nd highest among 7 elementary schools in the Washington Unified School District.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Riverbank Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Riverbank Elementary 5685th of 5868 California public elementary schools. (See Riverbank Elementary in the ranking list.)

Elementary School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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SchoolDigger ranks Riverbank Elementary 2651st of 2798 California public middle schools. (See Riverbank Elementary in the ranking list.)

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Washington Unified:

SchoolDigger ranks Washington Unified 1090th of 1560 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Riverbank Elementary

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Rank History for all elementary school students at Riverbank Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2010 17.14 4770th 5314 10.2%
2011 20.98 4610th 5377 14.3%
2012 23.33 4428th 5390 17.8%
2013 20.47 4704th 5530 14.9%
2015 18.93 4738th 5611 15.6%
2016 16.25 4932nd 5614 12.1%
2017 17.64 4894th 5692 14.0%
2018 14.94 5104th 5662 9.9%
2019 11.58 5479th 5789 5.4%
2022 11.13 5661st 5883 3.8%
2023 10.33 5665th 5848 3.1%
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Rank History for elementary school English Language Learner students at Riverbank Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 25.09 2718th 3246 16.3%
2019 26.40 2750th 3275 16.0%
2022 28.88 2693rd 3311 18.7%
2023 27.82 2673rd 3240 17.5%
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Rank History for elementary school Special Education students at Riverbank Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 26.30 1831st 2416 24.2%
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Rank History for elementary school Low Socio Economic Status students at Riverbank Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 21.49 4365th 5084 14.1%
2019 14.47 4868th 5173 5.9%
2022 14.01 5020th 5264 4.6%
2023 13.20 5140th 5355 4.0%
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Rank History for elementary school Female students at Riverbank Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 12.09 5127th 5413 5.3%
2019 10.74 5274th 5492 4.0%
2022 11.03 5482nd 5635 2.7%
2023 10.92 5440th 5595 2.8%
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Rank History for elementary school Disabled students at Riverbank Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 18.67 2063rd 2227 7.4%
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Rank History for elementary school Male students at Riverbank Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 19.47 4617th 5431 15.0%
2019 14.33 5098th 5510 7.5%
2022 13.72 5324th 5663 6.0%
2023 11.52 5386th 5627 4.3%
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Rank History for elementary school Asian students at Riverbank Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 1.54 1127th 1154 2.3%
2023 0.50 1172nd 1183 0.9%
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Rank History for elementary school Hispanic students at Riverbank Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 12.68 4613th 4830 4.5%
2019 13.75 4719th 4963 4.9%
2022 15.07 4795th 5084 5.7%
2023 14.24 4817th 5079 5.2%
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Rank History for elementary school White students at Riverbank Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 12.60 2494th 2737 8.9%
2019 2.31 2806th 2834 1.0%
2022 1.58 2726th 2726 0.0%
2023 6.14 2553rd 2659 4.0%
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Data source: test scores: California Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Rank History for Riverbank Elementary

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Rank History for all middle school students at Riverbank Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2010 28.68 1612th 2179 26.0%
2011 21.07 1880th 2236 15.9%
2012 22.23 1861st 2259 17.6%
2013 25.92 1846th 2379 22.4%
2015 23.58 1882nd 2477 24.0%
2016 22.43 1931st 2497 22.7%
2017 17.90 2111th 2508 15.8%
2018 21.88 1923rd 2480 22.5%
2019 21.89 2100th 2715 22.7%
2022 15.25 2434th 2740 11.2%
2023 11.46 2641st 2788 5.3%
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Rank History for middle school English Language Learner students at Riverbank Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 26.53 1180th 1364 13.5%
2019 46.35 512th 1442 64.5%
2022 25.92 1441st 1540 6.4%
2023 27.24 1394th 1523 8.5%
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Rank History for middle school Low Socio Economic Status students at Riverbank Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 29.56 1604th 2230 28.1%
2019 29.01 1727th 2369 27.1%
2022 19.84 2102nd 2458 14.5%
2023 14.43 2355th 2535 7.1%
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Rank History for middle school Female students at Riverbank Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 22.05 1771st 2262 21.7%
2019 27.28 1713th 2380 28.0%
2022 13.83 2310th 2509 7.9%
2023 14.56 2314th 2535 8.7%
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Rank History for middle school Disabled students at Riverbank Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 28.87 989th 1369 27.8%
2019 25.21 1196th 1491 19.8%
2022 18.51 1485th 1531 3.0%
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Rank History for middle school Male students at Riverbank Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 21.25 1817th 2273 20.1%
2019 16.95 2100th 2407 12.8%
2022 18.26 2142nd 2527 15.2%
2023 8.99 2490th 2546 2.2%
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Rank History for middle school Asian students at Riverbank Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 15.63 646th 745 13.3%
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Rank History for middle school Hispanic students at Riverbank Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 15.99 1867th 2072 9.9%
2019 19.72 1897th 2213 14.3%
2022 16.44 2144th 2359 9.1%
2023 14.47 2206th 2379 7.3%
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Rank History for middle school White students at Riverbank Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 33.16 1024th 1496 31.6%
2019 21.53 1276th 1602 20.3%
2022 2.93 1541st 1555 0.9%
2023 1.98 1547th 1549 0.1%
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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.

Riverbank Elementary Test Scores
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by a parent
Sunday, March 18, 2018

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by a parent
Thursday, August 24, 2017

Open Quote For the most part, the teachers and the principal are good people, but the front office staff are a bunch of horrid, unprofessional terrible people that threaten law enforcement and child protection services on parents who are 15 minutes late picking up their kids in a residential neighborhood where there is road construction and nowhere to park, yes, this is where the school is located. They have some nerve. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Riverbank Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2009 253 39 82 317 15 4 4 0 714
2010 228 25 63 289 16 4 2 0 627
2011 195 32 57 285 13 4 0 0 586
2012 159 26 58 297 12 5 1 0 558
2013 221 28 85 466 12 10 9 0 831
2014 216 36 81 495 13 12 7 0 860
2015 213 38 89 526 12 11 3 0 892
2016 198 30 83 502 10 14 4 0 841
2017 189 25 92 521 8 18 2 0 855
2018 184 26 93 522 5 14 8 0 852
2019 172 21 86 501 4 10 12 0 806
2020 149 29 81 493 7 13 8 0 780
2021 122 34 85 443 8 15 10 0 717
2022 106 23 86 393 7 12 18 0 645
2023 100 16 96 370 5 14 15 0 616

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

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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 Riverbank Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2009 714 35.0 19.3 84.7
2010 627 29.0 21.6 86.3
2011 586 n/a n/a 87.5
2012 558 27.0 20.6 n/a
2013 831 40.8 20.3 83.4
2014 860 42.3 20.2 79.9
2015 892 45.0 19.8 87.1
2016 841 39.0 21.5 80
2017 855 38.6 22.1 85.4
2018 852 39.9 21.3 86.5
2019 806 37.5 21.4 86.8
2020 780 n/a n/a 85.9
2021 717 35.6 20.1 87.7
2022 645 33.6 19.1 97.7
2023 616 34.5 17.8 93.2

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 Riverbank Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2009 714 35.0 19.3 84.7
2010 627 29.0 21.6 86.3
2011 586 n/a n/a 87.5
2012 558 27.0 20.6 n/a
2013 831 40.8 20.3 83.4
2014 860 42.3 20.2 79.9
2015 892 45.0 19.8 87.1
2016 841 39.0 21.5 80
2017 855 38.6 22.1 85.4
2018 852 39.9 21.3 86.5
2019 806 37.5 21.4 86.8
2020 780 n/a n/a 85.9
2021 717 35.6 20.1 87.7
2022 645 33.6 19.1 97.7
2023 616 34.5 17.8 93.2

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

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionConditionalPolioHepatitis BVaricellaDTPMMR
201477.0%10.0%0.0%13.0%81.0%86.0%88.0%81.0%80.0%
201580.0%6.0%0.0%14.0%83.0%87.0%90.0%84.0%81.0%
201677.0%5.0%0.0%18.0%85.0%86.0%91.0%81.0%81.0%
201795.0%0.0%0.0%5.0%95.0%97.0%≥98.0%95.0%97.0%
201892.0%0.0%1.0%7.0%97.0%97.0%≥99.0%95.0%97.0%
201993.0%0.0%7.0%94.0%94.0%94.0%94.0%93.0%
202185.7%0.0%0.0%91.4%92.9%90.0%88.6%92.9%
202294.4%1.4%0.0%95.8%97.2%97.2%95.8%95.8%

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

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $7,551

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Riverbank Elementary

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 5479th of 5789 Elementary schoolsRanks 5665th of 5848 Elementary schools
 2.2%
Ranks 2100th of 2715 Middle schoolsRanks 2641st of 2788 Middle schools
 17.4%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Riverbank Elementary)36.123.6
 12.4%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Washington Unified)43.633.8
 9.8%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.543
 5.6%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Riverbank Elementary)30.624.7
 5.9%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Washington Unified)46.636.4
 10.2%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (California)50.245.1
 5.1%
4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Riverbank Elementary)20.915.2
 5.8%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Washington Unified)4035.4
 4.6%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)49.543.7
 5.7%
4th Grade Mathematics (Riverbank Elementary)15.16.1
 9.1%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Washington Unified)3632.8
 3.2%
   4th Grade Mathematics (California)44.940.8
 4.1%
5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Riverbank Elementary)18.118.5
 0.4%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Washington Unified)42.234.6
 7.5%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)51.746.7
 5%
5th Grade Mathematics (Riverbank Elementary)10.61.9
 8.8%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Washington Unified)28.719.2
 9.5%
   5th Grade Mathematics (California)3833.4
 4.6%
5th Grade Science (Riverbank Elementary)9.67.3
 2.3%
   5th Grade Science (Washington Unified)23.619.7
 3.9%
   5th Grade Science (California)31.731.9
 0.1%
6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Riverbank Elementary)13.35.1
 8.3%
   6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Washington Unified)39.233.3
 5.9%
   6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.544.2
 4.3%
6th Grade Mathematics (Riverbank Elementary)3.30
 3.3%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Washington Unified)27.919.7
 8.3%
   6th Grade Mathematics (California)38.533.2
 5.3%
7th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Riverbank Elementary)40.228.6
 11.7%
   7th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Washington Unified)47.444
 3.4%
   7th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)51.447.4
 3.9%
7th Grade Mathematics (Riverbank Elementary)23.46.2
 17.3%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Washington Unified)34.523.1
 11.4%
   7th Grade Mathematics (California)37.933.2
 4.7%
8th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Riverbank Elementary)38.820.6
 18.2%
   8th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Washington Unified)48.943.4
 5.5%
   8th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)49.445.7
 3.8%
8th Grade Mathematics (Riverbank Elementary)17.57
 10.4%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Washington Unified)29.521.2
 8.3%
   8th Grade Mathematics (California)36.629.9
 6.7%
8th Grade Science (Riverbank Elementary)15.58.5
 7.1%
   8th Grade Science (Washington Unified)25.826.4
 0.6%
   8th Grade Science (California)30.828.8
 2.1%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students806616
 23.6%
African American2116
 23.8%
American Indian45
 25%
Asian8696
 11.6%
Hispanic501370
 26.1%
Pacific Islander1014
 40%
White172100
 41.9%
Two or More Races1215
 25%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients86.8%93.2%
 6.3%


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Students at Riverbank Elementary are 60% Hispanic, 16% White, 16% Asian, 3% African American, 2% Two or more races, 2% Pacific Islander.

In the 2022-23 school year, 616 students attended Riverbank Elementary.

Students who attend Riverbank Elementary usually go on to attend:

High : River City High

Riverbank Elementary ranks in the bottom 3.1% of California elementary schools.


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