Pacifica School District

For the 2022 school year, there are 8 public schools serving 3,111 students in Pacifica School District. This district's average testing ranking is 9/10, which is in the top 20% of public schools in California.
Public Schools in Pacifica School District have an average math proficiency score of 57% (versus the California public school average of 40%), and reading proficiency score of 59% (versus the 51% statewide average).
The top ranked public schools in Pacifica School District are Vallemar Elementary School, Ortega Elementary School and Ocean Shore Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. Pacifica School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in California.
Minority enrollment is 59% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the California public school average of 77% (majority Hispanic).

Top Rankings

Pacifica School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in California for:

Category
Attribute
Overall Rank
Highest overall rank (Top 20%)
Math Proficiency
Highest math proficiency (Top 20%)
Diversity
Most diverse schools (Top 1%)

Overview

School District Name
Pacifica School District
School District Website
School District Phone Number
School District Grades Offered
KG - 08
2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
This State (CA)
# Schools
8 Schools
10,284 Schools
# Students
3,111 Students
6,177,845 Students
# Teachers
130 Teachers
263,938 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
24:1
24:1

District Rank

Pacifica School District, which is ranked within the top 30% of all 988 school districts in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-2019 school year.
Definition of Terms 2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (CA)
Overall District Rank
#353 out of 1942 school districts
(Top 20%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Pacifica  School District, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
56%
40%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Pacifica  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of CA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
60%
51%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Pacifica  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of CA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.73
0.64
# American Indian Students
10 Students
32,837 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
1%
# Asian Students
521 Students
717,817 Students
% Asian Students
17%
12%
# Hispanic Students
807 Students
3,356,066 Students
% Hispanic Students
26%
54%
# Black Students
35 Students
335,921 Students
% Black Students
1%
5%
# White Students
1,261 Students
1,432,003 Students
% White Students
40%
23%
# Hawaiian Students
22 Students
28,607 Students
% Hawaiian Students
1%
1%
# Two or more races Students
455 Students
271,922 Students
% of Two or more races Students
15%
4%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
-
18
# Students in K Grade:
376
527,892
# Students in 1st Grade:
354
454,830
# Students in 2nd Grade:
356
452,294
# Students in 3rd Grade:
293
444,221
# Students in 4th Grade:
313
463,311
# Students in 5th Grade:
349
468,722
# Students in 6th Grade:
355
483,312
# Students in 7th Grade:
360
473,318
# Students in 8th Grade:
355
470,917
# Students in 9th Grade:
-
492,359
# Students in 10th Grade:
-
480,641
# Students in 11th Grade:
-
472,499
# Students in 12th Grade:
-
485,395
# Ungraded Students:
-
8,116

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $13,555 in this school district is less than the state median of $15,969. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $11,557 is less than the state median of $16,042. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
This School District
This State (CA)
Total Revenue
$42 MM
$29 MM
This chart display total revenue of Pacifica  School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in CA by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Spending
$36 MM
$29 MM
This chart display total spending of Pacifica  School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in CA by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$13,555
$15,969
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Pacifica  School District and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in CA by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Spending / Student
$11,557
$16,042
This chart display average spending per public school student in Pacifica  School District and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in CA by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.

Best Pacifica School District Public Schools (2022)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Vallemar Elementary School
Math: 69% | Reading: 68%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
377 Reina Del Mar Ave.
Pacifica, CA 94044
(650) 738-6655
Grades: K-8
| 515 students
Rank: #22.
Ortega Elementary School
Math: 65% | Reading: 64%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1283 Terra Nova Blvd.
Pacifica, CA 94044
(650) 738-6670
Grades: K-5
| 504 students
Rank: #33.
Ocean Shore Elementary School
Math: 58% | Reading: 66%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
411 Oceana Blvd.
Pacifica, CA 94044
(650) 738-6650
Grades: K-8
| 435 students
Rank: #44.
Cabrillo Elementary School
Math: 60% | Reading: 63%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
601 Crespi Dr.
Pacifica, CA 94044
(650) 738-6660
Grades: K-8
| 569 students
Rank: #55.
Ingrid B. Lacy Middle School
Math: 49% | Reading: 57%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1427 Palmetto Ave.
Pacifica, CA 94044
(650) 738-6665
Grades: 6-8
| 543 students
Rank: #66.
Sunset Ridge Elementary School
Math: 44% | Reading: 37%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
340 Inverness Dr.
Pacifica, CA 94044
(650) 738-6687
Grades: K-5
| 528 students
Rank: #77.
Pacifica Independent Home Study
Alternative School
Math: 21-39% | Reading: 40-59%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
830 Rosita Rd.
Pacifica, CA 94044
(650) 738-6694
Grades: K-8
| 17 students
830 Rosita Rd.
Pacifica, CA 94044
(650) 738-6694
Grades: n/a
| n/a students

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: KG - 08
  • Students: 3,111 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 24:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 59%
  • Overall District Rank
    : Top 20% in CA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 56%
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 60% (Top 30%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.73

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