3024 Bryant St.
Palo Alto, CA 94306
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
10/
10
Top 5%
El Carmelo Elementary School serves 295 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
El Carmelo Elementary School placed in the top 5% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 5%, and reading proficiency is top 10%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 78% (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 79% (which is higher than the California state average of 51%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is lower than the California state level of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 75% of the student body (majority Asian), which is lower than the California state average of 78% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 295 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 75%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 5% in CA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 78% (Top 5%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 79% (Top 10%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

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

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Attribute

School Overview

El Carmelo Elementary School's student population of 295 students has declined by 17% over five school years.
The teacher population of 19 teachers has grown by 11% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-5
Total Students
295 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
19 teachers
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School Rankings

El Carmelo Elementary School is ranked within the top 5% 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 El Carmelo Elementary School is 0.71, 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
#478 out of 9659 schools
(Top 5%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
78%
40%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of El Carmelo Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in California by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
79%
51%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
22:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
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Asian
44%
12%
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Hispanic
16%
56%
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Black
3%
5%
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White
25%
22%
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Hawaiian
1%
n/a
Two or more races
11%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.71
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Eligible for Free Lunch
14%
53%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in El Carmelo Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in California by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
6%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in El Carmelo Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in California by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is El Carmelo Elementary School's ranking?

El Carmelo Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in California for: Highest overall rank (Top 5%), Highest math proficiency (Top 5%) and Highest reading/language arts proficiency (Top 10%).

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

78% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 40% CA state average), while 79% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 51% CA state average).

How many students attend El Carmelo Elementary School?

295 students attend El Carmelo Elementary School.

What is the racial composition of the student body?

44% of El Carmelo Elementary School students are Asian, 25% of students are White, 16% of students are Hispanic, 11% of students are Two or more races, 3% of students are Black, and 1% of students are Hawaiian.

What is the student:teacher ratio of El Carmelo Elementary School?

El Carmelo Elementary School has a student ration of 16:1, which is lower than the California state average of 22:1.

What grades does El Carmelo Elementary School offer ?

El Carmelo Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Kindergarten-5

What school district is El Carmelo Elementary School part of?

El Carmelo Elementary School is part of Palo Alto Unified School District.

School Reviews

5   1/19/2022
Found this, graduated a few years ago and I'm currently in high school. Great school, nice teachers, also prepped me a lot for middle school which allowed for me to do well in high school. Although I don't know if the teaching style changed in the time I was gone (heard they got rid of most field trips and aren't doing as fun schoolwork as they did when I was there but take that with a grain of salt, IDK how accurate it is). Many of my best memories were made here though,
- Posted by Student/Alumni - Keiss

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 295 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 75%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 5%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 78% (Top 5%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 79% (Top 10%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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