Heron Elementary School

  • Heron Elementary School serves 1,032 students in grades Kindergarten-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 46% (which is higher than the California state average of 37%) for the 2015-16 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 48% (which is equal to the California state average of 48%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • Heron Elementary School placed in the top 50% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 24:1 is equal to the California state level of 24:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 71% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is lower than the California state average of 76%.

Top Placements

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School Overview

  • Heron Elementary School's student population of 1,032 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 43 teachers has grown by 7% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-8
Total Students1,032 students
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Total Classroom Teachers43 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Heron Elementary School is ranked within the top 50% of all 9,595 schools in California (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 24:1 has decreased from 26:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Heron Elementary School is 0.79, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.41. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CA)
Overall School Rank
30%
32%
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
46%
37%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
48%
48%
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Student : Teacher Ratio24:124:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
21%
11%
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Hispanic
22%
54%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Heron Elementary School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in California by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Black
12%
6%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Heron Elementary School and the percentage of Black public school students in California by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
White
29%
24%
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Hawaiian
1%
n/a
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Two or more races
15%
4%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Heron Elementary School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in CA.
Diversity Score0.790.41
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Eligible for Free Lunch
25%
50%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
9%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Heron Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in California by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameNatomas Unified School District
Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

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