Edward M. Downer Elementary School

1231 18th St.
San Pablo, CA 94806
(School attendance zone shown in map)
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Bottom 50%
Serving 471 students in grades Kindergarten-6, Edward M. Downer 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 16% (which is lower than the California state average of 40%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 24% (which is lower than the California state average of 51%).
The student:teacher ratio of 25:1 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: 471 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 25:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 98%
  • : 16%
  • : 24%
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

School Overview

Edward M. Downer Elementary School's student population of 471 students has declined by 20% over five school years.
The teacher population of 19 teachers has declined by 24% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-6
Total Students
471 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
19 teachers
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School Rankings

The diversity score of Edward M. Downer Elementary School is 0.19, 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.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (CA)
(18-19)
16%
40%
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(18-19)
24%
51%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Edward M. Downer 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 2018-19 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
25:1
21:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
3%
12%
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Hispanic
90%
56%
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Black
4%
5%
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White
2%
21%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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0.19
This chart display the diversity score of Edward M. Downer 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
49%
51%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
7%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Edward M. Downer 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: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What schools are Edward M. Downer Elementary School often compared to?
Edward M. Downer Elementary Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Dover Elementary School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
16% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 40% CA state average), while 24% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 51% CA state average).
How many students attend Edward M. Downer Elementary School?
471 students attend Edward M. Downer Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
90% of Edward M. Downer Elementary School students are Hispanic, 4% of students are Black, 3% of students are Asian, 2% of students are White, and 1% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Edward M. Downer Elementary School?
Edward M. Downer Elementary School has a student ration of 25:1, which is higher than the California state average of 21:1.
What grades does Edward M. Downer Elementary School offer ?
Edward M. Downer Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Kindergarten-6
What school district is Edward M. Downer Elementary School part of?
Edward M. Downer Elementary School is part of West Contra Costa Unified School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-6
  • Enrollment: 471 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 25:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 98%
  • : 16%
  • : 24%
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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