Pierce Joint Unified School District

For the 2021-22 school year, there are 5 public schools serving 1,473 students in Pierce Joint Unified School District. This district's average testing ranking is 4/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public schools in California.
Public Schools in Pierce Joint Unified School District have an average math proficiency score of 32% (versus the California public school average of 40%), and reading proficiency score of 42% (versus the 51% statewide average).
The top ranked public schools in Pierce Joint Unified School District are Grand Island Elementary School, Arbuckle Elementary School and Pierce High School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. Pierce Joint Unified School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in California.
Minority enrollment is 79% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the California public school average of 77% (majority Hispanic).

Overview

School District Name
Pierce Joint Unified School District
School District Website
School District Phone Number
School District Grades Offered
KG - 12
2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
This State (CA)
# Schools
5 Schools
10,331 Schools
# Students
1,473 Students
6,193,432 Students
# Teachers
70 Teachers
264,585 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
21:1
21:1

District Rank

Pierce Joint Unified School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 989 school districts in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-2019 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 90-94% has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (CA)
Overall District Rank
#1123 out of 1942 school districts
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
32%
40%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Pierce Joint Unified  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)
42%
51%
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Graduation Rate
90-94%
84%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Pierce Joint Unified  School District and public school graduation rate of CA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.39
0.64
# American Indian Students
1 Student
32,922 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
1%
# Asian Students
15 Students
718,704 Students
% Asian Students
1%
12%
# Hispanic Students
1,115 Students
3,364,037 Students
% Hispanic Students
76%
54%
# Black Students
14 Students
337,146 Students
% Black Students
1%
5%
# White Students
303 Students
1,436,430 Students
% White Students
20%
23%
# Hawaiian Students
1 Student
28,735 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
1%
# Two or more races Students
24 Students
272,786 Students
% of Two or more races Students
2%
4%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
-
18
# Students in K Grade:
125
530,118
# Students in 1st Grade:
105
456,635
# Students in 2nd Grade:
98
454,067
# Students in 3rd Grade:
100
445,793
# Students in 4th Grade:
122
464,993
# Students in 5th Grade:
116
470,389
# Students in 6th Grade:
136
484,412
# Students in 7th Grade:
113
474,129
# Students in 8th Grade:
112
471,620
# Students in 9th Grade:
112
492,955
# Students in 10th Grade:
114
481,188
# Students in 11th Grade:
113
473,097
# Students in 12th Grade:
107
485,902
# Ungraded Students:
-
8,116

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $12,715 in this school district is less than the state median of $16,033. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $16,322 is higher than the state median of $16,124. The school district spending/student has grown by 35% over four school years.
This School District
This State (CA)
Total Revenue
$19 MM
$29 MM
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Spending
$24 MM
$29 MM
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Revenue / Student
$12,715
$16,033
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Spending / Student
$16,322
$16,124
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Best Pierce Joint Unified School District Public Schools (2021-22)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Grand Island Elementary School
Math: 40-59% | Reading: 40-59%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
551 Leven St.
Grimes, CA 95950
(530) 437-2416
Grades: K-5
| 55 students
Rank: #22.
Arbuckle Elementary School
Math: 46% | Reading: 49%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
701 Hall St.
Arbuckle, CA 95912
(530) 476-2522
Grades: K-5
| 611 students
Rank: #33.
Pierce High School
Math: 15-19% | Reading: 55-59%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
960 Wildwood Rd.
Arbuckle, CA 95912
(530) 476-2277
Grades: 9-12
| 436 students
Rank: #44.
Lloyd G. Johnson Junior High School
Math: 24% | Reading: 32%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
938 Wildwood Rd.
Arbuckle, CA 95912
(530) 476-3261
Grades: 6-8
| 361 students
Arbuckle Alternative High (Continuation School)
Alternative School
966 Wildwood Rd.
Arbuckle, CA 95912
(530) 476-2173
Grades: 9-12
| 10 students

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: KG - 12
  • Students: 1,473 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 21:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 79%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 90-94% (Top 30% in CA)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 32% (Top 30%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 42% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.39

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