2695 Fordham St.
Palo Alto, CA 94303
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
2/
10
Bottom 50%
Costano Elementary School serves 425 students in grades Kindergarten-8.
Costano Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 15-19% (which is lower than the California state average of 40%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 20-24% (which is lower than the California state average of 51%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is lower than the California state level of 23:1.
Minority enrollment is 98% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the California state average of 77% (majority Hispanic).

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Costano Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in California for:

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School Overview

Costano Elementary School's student population of 425 students has declined by 16% over five school years.
The teacher population of 22 teachers has declined by 8% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-8
Total Students
425 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
22 teachers
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School Rankings

Costano Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% 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 Costano Elementary School is 0.50, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data
This School
State Level (CA)
Overall Testing Rank
#8673 out of 9659 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
15-19%
40%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
20-24%
51%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
19:1
23:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
1%
12%
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Hispanic
68%
54%
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Black
8%
5%
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White
2%
23%
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Hawaiian
20%
1%
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Two or more races
1%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.50
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Eligible for Free Lunch
90%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
7%
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Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-8
  • Students: 425 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 19:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 98%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in CA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 15-19% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 20-24% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.50 (Btm 50%)

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