Howard Pence Elementary School

877 Via Tonga Ct.
San Diego, CA 92154
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
1/
10
Bottom 50%
Howard Pence Elementary School serves 513 students in grades Kindergarten-6.
Howard Pence 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 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 11% (which is lower than the California state average of 34%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 17% (which is lower than the California state average of 49%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 24:1 is higher than the California state level of 21:1.
Minority enrollment is 99% 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: 513 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 24:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 99%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in CA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 11% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 17% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

School Overview

Howard Pence Elementary School's student population of 513 students has declined by 22% over five school years.
The teacher population of 21 teachers has declined by 25% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-6
Total Students
513 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
21 teachers
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School Rankings

Howard Pence Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 3,649 schools in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Howard Pence 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)
Overall Testing Rank
#3419 out of 3649 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
11%
34%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
17%
49%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
24:1
21:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
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Asian
5%
12%
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Hispanic
90%
56%
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Black
1%
5%
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White
1%
21%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
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Two or more races
2%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.19
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Eligible for Free Lunch
66%
51%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
7%
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Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Howard Pence Elementary School's ranking?
Howard Pence Elementary School is ranked #3419 out of 3,649 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in California.
What schools are Howard Pence Elementary School often compared to?
Howard Pence Elementary Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Juarez-lincoln Elementary School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
11% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 34% CA state average), while 17% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 49% CA state average).
How many students attend Howard Pence Elementary School?
513 students attend Howard Pence Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
90% of Howard Pence Elementary School students are Hispanic, 5% of students are Asian, 2% of students are Two or more races, 1% of students are American Indian, 1% of students are Black, and 1% of students are White.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Howard Pence Elementary School?
Howard Pence Elementary School has a student ration of 24:1, which is higher than the California state average of 21:1.
What grades does Howard Pence Elementary School offer ?
Howard Pence Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Kindergarten-6
What school district is Howard Pence Elementary School part of?
Howard Pence Elementary School is part of South Bay Union School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-6
  • Enrollment: 513 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 24:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 99%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 11% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 17% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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