Mary Buren Elementary School

Mary Buren Elementary School serves 842 students in grades KG-5.
The student:teacher ratio of 25:1 is higher than the CA average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 98% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 74%.
Mary Buren Elementary School operates within the Guadalupe Union Elementary School District.

Overview

The student population of 842 students has grown by 6% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades KG-5
Total Students 842 students
Mary Buren Elementary School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 54% Male / 46%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 34 teachers
Mary Buren Elementary School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Mary Buren Elementary School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 25:1 has decreased from : over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.06 is less than the state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (CA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 25:1 22:1
Mary Buren Elementary School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
n/a
11%
Mary Buren Elementary School Asian (1988-2011)
Hispanic
97%
52%
Mary Buren Elementary School Hispanic (1988-2012)
Black
n/a
7%
Mary Buren Elementary School Black (1988-2009)
White
2%
26%
Mary Buren Elementary School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Mary Buren Elementary School Sch Ethnicity Mary Buren Elementary School Sta Ethnicity
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.
0.06 0.64
Mary Buren Elementary School Diversity Score (1988-2012)
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.
n/a
10%
Mary Buren Elementary School Eligible for Free Lunch (1992-2011)
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.
n/a
n/a
Mary Buren Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2011)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 1,201 students has grown by 6% over five years.
School District Name Guadalupe Union Elementary School District
Number of Schools
Managed
2
4
Number of Students Managed 1,201 1,577
District Total Revenue $14 MM $19 MM
Guadalupe Union Elementary School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $14 MM $18 MM
Guadalupe Union Elementary School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $12,804 $11,099
Guadalupe Union Elementary School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $12,530 $10,975
Guadalupe Union Elementary School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Lopez Continuation High School (6.7 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Kermit Mckenzie Junior High School (1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Bonita Elementary School (3.4 miles away)
 All Schools  |High Schools High Schools  |Middle Schools Middle Schools  |Elementary Elementary  |Pre-K Pre-K  |Private Schools Private Schools 
Show me:
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Guadalupe Kermit Mckenzie Junior High School
    4710 West Main St
    Guadalupe , CA , 93434
    (805)343-1951
    1  mi  |  359  students  |  Gr.  6-8
  • Santa Maria Bonita Elementary School
    2715 West Main St
    Santa Maria , CA , 93458
    (805)361-8280
    3.4  mi  |  571  students  |  Gr.  KG-6
  • Nipomo Lange (dorothea) Elementary School
    1661 Via Alta Mesa
    Nipomo , CA , 93444
    (805)474-3670
    4.3  mi  |  581  students  |  Gr.  KG-6
  • Nipomo Dana Elementary School
    920 West Tefft St
    Nipomo , CA , 93444
    (805)474-3790
    5.8  mi  |  607  students  |  Gr.  KG-6
  • Santa Maria Calvin C. Oakley Elementary School
    1120 West Harding St
    Santa Maria , CA , 93458
    (805)361-7620
    6.6  mi  |  858  students  |  Gr.  KG-6

School Reviews

Reviews should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities

I am a:

Email: (we will not reveal your email)

Your review:

Would you recommend this school?

Add School Reviews - Recommended Yes     Add School Reviews - Not Recommended No

Area Statistics

Recent Public School Articles
The Right Kind of Universal Pre-K
The Right Kind of Universal Pre-K
For years there has been a push to universalize preschool in this country in order to provide all children with the leg up they will need in order to compete in a globalized economy. While approximately three-fourths of four year olds in America are involved in some kind of educational program, the United States still ranks only 25th out of the 34 most wealthy and upcoming nations in the world in terms of early childhood education, lagging behind the likes of Portugal and Mexico.
‘My Brother’s Keeper’ Seeks to Give African-American Boys a Boost
President Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper initiative aims to improve academic opportunities for students of color, especially African-American boys.
10 Money-Saving Tips for Back-to-School Shopping
One of the most stressful parts of back-to-school season is making sure your children get everything they need, without breaking the bank. Here are 10 expert back-to-school shopping tips to get what you need on a budget.