Mary Farmar Elementary School

  • Mary Farmar Elementary School serves 452 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 61% (which is higher than the California state average of 38%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 58% (which is higher than the California state average of 48%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Mary Farmar Elementary School placed in the top 20% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 30:1 is higher than the California state level of 23:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 49% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the California state average of 77%.

Top Placements

Mary Farmar Elementary School places among the top 20% of public schools in California for:

School Overview

  • Mary Farmar Elementary School's student population of 452 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 15 teachers has declined by 16% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-5
Total Students452 students
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Total Classroom Teachers15 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Mary Farmar Elementary School is ranked within the top 20% of all 9,584 schools in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 30:1 has increased from 26:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Mary Farmar Elementary School is 0.67, 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 DataThis SchoolState Level (CA)
Overall School Rank (16-17)#1835 out of 9584 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
61%
38%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
58%
48%
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Student : Teacher Ratio30:123:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
7%
12%
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Hispanic
21%
54%
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Black
7%
5%
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White
51%
23%
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Hawaiian
n/an/a
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Two or more races
14%
4%
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Diversity Score0.670.64
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Eligible for Free Lunch
23%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameBenicia Unified School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

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  • Benicia Benicia High School
    Grades: 9-12 | 1,621 student
    0.3 miles
    1101 Military W.
    Benicia, CA 94510
    (707)747-8325
    0.3 9-12 1,621
  • Benicia Benicia Middle School
    Grades: 6-8 | 1,121 student
    0.6 miles
    1100 S.ampton Rd.
    Benicia, CA 94510
    (707)747-8340
    0.6 6-8 1,121
  • Benicia Liberty High School Alternative School
    Grades: 9-12 | 59 students
    1.2 miles
    351 E. J St.
    Benicia, CA 94510
    (707)747-8323
    1.2 9-12 59
  • Benicia Robert Semple Elementary School
    Grades: K-5 | 467 students
    1.2 miles
    2015 E. Third St.
    Benicia, CA 94510
    (707)747-8360
    1.2 K-5 467
  • Benicia Community Day Alternative School
    Grades: 7-12 | 8 students
    1.3 miles
    426 E. K St.
    Benicia, CA 94510
    (707)747-8300
    1.3 7-12 8

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