848 E. Donna Dr.
Merced, CA 95340
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
8/
10
Top 30%
Allan Peterson Elementary School serves 562 students in grades Kindergarten-6.
Allan Peterson Elementary School placed in the top 30% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 46% (which is higher than the California state average of 40%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 61% (which is higher than the California state average of 51%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 26:1 is higher than the California state level of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 70% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the California state average of 78% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-6
  • Enrollment: 562 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 26:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 70%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 30% in CA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 46% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 61% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

School Overview

Allan Peterson Elementary School's student population of 562 students has declined by 12% over five school years.
The teacher population of 22 teachers has declined by 12% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-6
Total Students
562 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
22 teachers
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School Rankings

Allan Peterson Elementary School is ranked within the top 30% of all 9,659 schools in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Allan Peterson Elementary School is 0.64, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.63. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (CA)
Overall Testing Rank
#2761 out of 9659 schools
(Top 30%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
46%
40%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
61%
51%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
26:1
22:1
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American Indian
1%
n/a
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Asian
10%
12%
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Hispanic
51%
56%
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Black
2%
5%
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White
30%
22%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
6%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.64
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Eligible for Free Lunch
43%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
6%
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Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?

46% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 40% CA state average), while 61% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 51% CA state average).

How many students attend Allan Peterson Elementary School?

562 students attend Allan Peterson Elementary School.

What is the ethnic breakdown of the student body?

51% of Allan Peterson Elementary School students are Hispanic, 30% of students are White, 10% of students are Asian, 6% of students are Two or more races, 2% of students are Black, and 1% of students are American Indian.

What is the student:teacher ratio of Allan Peterson Elementary School?

Allan Peterson Elementary School has a student ration of 26:1, which is higher than the California state average of 22:1.

What grades does Allan Peterson Elementary School offer ?

Allan Peterson Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Kindergarten-6

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-6
  • Enrollment: 562 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 26:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 70%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 30%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 46% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 61% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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