Tierra Buena Elementary School

Tierra Buena Elementary School serves 766 students in grades KG-8.
The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 is equal to the CA average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 53% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 74%.
Tierra Buena Elementary School operates within the Yuba City Unf School District.

Overview

The student population of 766 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades KG-8
Total Students 766 students
Gender % 46% Male / 54%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 34 teachers
Students by Grade

School Comparison

The school's diversity score of 0.68 is more than the state average of 0.42. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (CA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 22:1 22:1
American Indian
1%
1%
Asian
19%
11%
Hispanic
26%
52%
White
47%
26%
Two or more races
7%
3%
All Ethnic Groups
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.68 0.42
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
45%
48%
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
9%
8%

District Comparison

The district's student population of 14,165 students has grown by 6% over five years.
School District Name Yuba City Unf School District
Number of Schools
Managed
19
4
Number of Students Managed 14,165 1,667
District Total Revenue $125 MM $19 MM
District Spending $115 MM $18 MM
District Revenue / Student $9,401 $11,099
District Spending / Student $8,676 $10,975
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2013 (latest year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is River Valley High School (1.1 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Sutter County Special Education (1.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Butte Vista Elementary School (0.8 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Yuba CityButte Vista Elementary School
    2195 Blevin Rd
    Yuba CityCA 95993
    (530)822-5034
    0.8 mi | 955 students | Gr. KG-8                      
  • Yuba CityRiver Valley High School
    801 El Margarita Rd
    Yuba CityCA 95993
    (530)822-2500
    1.1 mi | 1687 students | Gr. 9-12                      
  • Yuba CityFeather River Academy
    Alternative School
    1895 Lassen Blvd
    Yuba CityCA 95993
    (530)822-2400
    Alternative School

    1.2 mi | 115 students | Gr. 7-12                      
  • Yuba CitySutter County Opportunity High School
    Alternative School
    1895 Lassen Blvd
    Yuba CityCA 95993
    (530)822-2400
    Alternative School

    1.2 mi | 9 students | Gr. 7-12                      
  • Yuba CitySutter County Special Education
    Special Education School
    970 Klamath Ln
    Yuba CityCA 95993
    (530)822-2900
    Special Education School

    1.2 mi | 279 students | Gr. KG-12                      

School Reviews

  • Recommended October 27, 2014 - I am the guardian of my granddaughter who started this school this Tierra Buena school year in the 5th grade. At her prior school she was A/B student, Student Body Vice President, and was classified as a GATE student due to her high marks on the tests. She was very well liked by all staff and this year has gone back to that school after her school is out and helps younger students and staff . Now at Tierra Buena this year she is not doing as well according to 4 of her teachers who told us today that she was disruptive, stubborn and argumentative, what a shock. The one teacher she has 2 periods a day admitted that he will no answer some questions for her and tells her to look it up, I thought teachers were to help the students. Additionally he she doesn't understand something he tells her, you should have been listening. Gee, I guess he has never been confused by what someone has said, I know I sure have at times. This child is not perfect and does make mistakes which is what kids do. I spoke to the Principal about it but he just referred me to have a meeting with the teacher which I did but it resolved nothing. I do not appreciate the attitude of the teacher, his style of teaching or his superior attitude. The Principal has been of no assistance either. I do not believe this is going to be a positive learning experience for her so I am going to have to be a little more assertive on my part. I believe the next time I have to meet with any of the staff at this school I will be accompanied by an attorney. If there is any way you can avoid sending your child to this school I highly recommend you go to another school. I know the outcome of my experience will not be a positive one but I am going to do my best to try and have changes made so other children do not become victims of this incompetent staff. - Posted by Parent

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