8500 Madera Dr.
El Cerrito, CA 94530
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
10/
10
Top 10%
Madera Elementary School serves 498 students in grades Kindergarten-6.
Madera Elementary School placed in the top 10% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 10%, and reading proficiency is top 10%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 69% (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 76% (which is higher than the California state average of 51%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 26:1 is higher than the California state level of 23:1.
Minority enrollment is 60% of the student body (majority Asian), which is lower than the California state average of 77% (majority Hispanic).

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

Madera Elementary School's student population of 498 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 19 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-6
Total Students
498 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
19 teachers
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School Rankings

Madera Elementary School is ranked within the top 10% 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 Madera Elementary School is 0.75, which is more 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
#884 out of 9659 schools
(Top 10%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
69%
40%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
76%
51%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
26:1
23:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
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Asian
24%
12%
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Hispanic
15%
54%
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Black
7%
5%
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White
40%
23%
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Hawaiian
n/a
1%
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Two or more races
13%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.75
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Eligible for Free Lunch
18%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
7%
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Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-6
  • Students: 498 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 26:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 60%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 10% in CA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 69% (Top 10%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 76% (Top 10%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.75 (Top 5%)

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