Tierra Buena Elementary School

Tierra Buena Elementary School serves 769 students in grades KG - 8.
The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 is lower than the CA average of 25:1.
Minority enrollment is 100% of the student body (majority American Indian and Asian), which is more than the state average of 75%.
Tierra Buena Elementary School operates within the Yuba City Unified School District.

School Overview

The student population of 769 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 35 teachers has declined by 14% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades KG-8
Total Students 769 students
Tierra Buena Elementary School Total Students (1987-2014)
Gender % Tierra Buena Elementary School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 35 teachers
Tierra Buena Elementary School Total Teachers (1989-2014)
Students by Grade Tierra Buena Elementary School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 has increased from 21:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.67 is more than the state average of 0.65. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (CA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 22:1 25:1
Tierra Buena Elementary School Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2014)
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.
0.67 0.65
Tierra Buena Elementary School Diversity Score (1987-2014)
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.
41%
49%
Tierra Buena Elementary School Eligible for Free Lunch (1993-2014)
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.
11%
9%
Tierra Buena Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2014)

District Comparison

Yuba City Unified School District's student population of 13,401 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The revenue/student of $8,369 is higher than the state average of n/a. The district revenue/student has declined by 6% over four years.
School District Name Yuba City Unified School District
Number of Schools
Managed
19
4
Number of Students Managed 13,401 1,537
Yuba City Unified School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
District Total Revenue $111 MM n/a
Yuba City Unified School District District Total Revenue (1992-2010)
District Spending $105 MM n/a
Yuba City Unified School District District Spending (1992-2010)
District Revenue / Student $8,369 n/a
Yuba City Unified School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2010)
District Spending / Student $7,925 n/a
Yuba City Unified School District District Spending / Student (1990-2010)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2014 (latest year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public 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 Grades Students
  • Yuba CityButte Vista Elementary School
    Grades: KG-8 | 973 students
    0.8 miles
    2195 Blevin Rd
    Yuba CityCA 95993
    (530)822-5034
    0.8KG-8973
  • Yuba CityRiver Valley High School
    Grades: 9-12 | 1742 students
    1.1 miles
    801 El Margarita Rd
    Yuba CityCA 95993
    (530)822-2500
    1.19-121742
  • Yuba CityFeather River AcademyAlternative School
    Grades: 7-12 | 111 students
    1.2 miles
    1895 Lassen Blvd
    Yuba CityCA 95993
    (530)822-2400
    1.27-12111
  • Yuba CitySutter County Opportunity High SchoolAlternative School
    Grades: 7-12
    1.2 miles
    1895 Lassen Blvd
    Yuba CityCA 95993
    (530)822-2400
    1.27-12n/a
  • Yuba CitySutter County Special EducationSpecial Education School
    Grades: KG-12 | 309 students
    1.2 miles
    970 Klamath Ln
    Yuba CityCA 95993
    (530)822-2900
    1.2KG-12309

School Reviews

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, 10/27/14

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