Adam (William Laird) Elementary School

500 W. Windsor
Santa Maria, CA 93458
(School attendance zone shown in map)
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Bottom 50%
Serving 860 students in grades Kindergarten-6, Adam (William Laird) Elementary School ranks in the bottom 50% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 11% (which is lower than the California state average of 33%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 19% (which is lower than the California state average of 47%).
The student:teacher ratio of 24:1 is higher than the California state level of 21:1.
Minority enrollment is 98% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the California state average of 79% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-6
  • Enrollment: 860 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 24:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 98%
  • : Bottom 50% in CA
  • : 11% (Btm 50%)
  • : 19% (Btm 50%)
  • : 6-9% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Adam (William Laird) Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in California for:

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School Overview

Adam (William Laird) Elementary School's student population of 860 students has declined by 8% over five school years.
The teacher population of 36 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-6
Total Students
860 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
36 teachers
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Students by Grade
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School Rankings

Adam (William Laird) Elementary School ranks within the bottom 50% of all 9,602 schools in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Adam (William Laird) Elementary School is 0.04, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.63. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
This School
State Level (CA)
#8853 out of 9602 schools
(Bottom 50%)
This chart displays the overall school rank of Adam (William Laird) Elementary School, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
11%
33%
This chart displays the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Adam (William Laird) Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
19%
47%
This chart displays the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Adam (William Laird) Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
6-9%
29%
Student : Teacher Ratio
24:1
21:1
This chart displays the student teacher ratio of Adam (William Laird) Elementary School and the public school average student teacher ratio of California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
American Indian
n/a
1%
This chart displays the percentage of American Indian students in Adam (William Laird) Elementary School and percentage of American Indian public school students in California by year, with the latest 2007-08 school year data.
Asian
n/a
12%
This chart displays the percentage of Asian students in Adam (William Laird) Elementary School and the percentage of Asian public school students in California by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
Hispanic
98%
56%
This chart displays the percentage of Hispanic students in Adam (William Laird) Elementary School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Black
n/a
5%
This chart displays the percentage of Black students in Adam (William Laird) Elementary School and the percentage of Black public school students in California by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
White
2%
21%
This chart displays the percentage of White students in Adam (William Laird) Elementary School and the percentage of White public school students in California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
5%
All Ethnic Groups
This chart displays the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Adam (William Laird) Elementary School.
This chart displays the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in California.
0.04
This chart displays the diversity score of Adam (William Laird) Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
92%
51%
This chart displays the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Adam (William Laird) Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
7%
This chart displays the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Adam (William Laird) Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Adam (William Laird) Elementary School's ranking?
Adam (William Laird) Elementary School is ranked #8853 out of 9,602 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in California.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
11% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 33% CA state average), while 19% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 47% CA state average).
How many students attend Adam (William Laird) Elementary School?
860 students attend Adam (William Laird) Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
98% of Adam (William Laird) Elementary School students are Hispanic, and 2% of students are White.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Adam (William Laird) Elementary School?
Adam (William Laird) Elementary School has a student ration of 24:1, which is higher than the California state average of 21:1.
What grades does Adam (William Laird) Elementary School offer ?
Adam (William Laird) Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Kindergarten-6
What school district is Adam (William Laird) Elementary School part of?
Adam (William Laird) Elementary School is part of Santa Maria-Bonita School District.

School Reviews

5   1/18/2013
This is one of the best schools throughout the school district
- Posted by Parent - juanj

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-6
  • Enrollment: 860 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 24:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 98%
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 11% (Btm 50%)
  • : 19% (Btm 50%)
  • : 6-9% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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