3001 Janes Rd.
Arcata, CA 95521
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
6/
10
Top 50%
Pacific Union Elementary School serves 556 students in grades Kindergarten-8.
Pacific Union Elementary School placed in the top 50% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 40% (which is equal to the California state average of 40%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 53% (which is higher than the California state average of 51%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 is higher than the California state level of 22:1.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 556 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 23:1
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50% in CA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 40% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 53% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

School Overview

Pacific Union Elementary School's student population of 556 students has grown by 5% over five school years.
The teacher population of 24 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-8
Total Students
556 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
24 teachers
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Students by Grade
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School Rankings

Pacific Union Elementary School is ranked within the top 50% of all 9,659 schools in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (CA)
Overall Testing Rank
#3926 out of 9659 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
40%
40%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
53%
51%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
23:1
22:1
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American Indian
(19-20)
3%
1%
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Asian
(19-20)
1%
12%
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Hispanic
(19-20)
23%
55%
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Black
(19-20)
1%
5%
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White
(19-20)
58%
23%
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Hawaiian
(19-20)
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
(19-20)
14%
4%
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Diversity Score
n/a
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Eligible for Free Lunch
44%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
6%
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Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

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

40% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 40% CA state average), while 53% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 51% CA state average).

How many students attend Pacific Union Elementary School?

556 students attend Pacific Union Elementary School.

What is the ethnic breakdown of the student body?

58% of Pacific Union Elementary School students are White, 23% of students are Hispanic, 14% of students are Two or more races, 3% of students are American Indian, 1% of students are Asian, and 1% of students are Black.

What is the student:teacher ratio of Pacific Union Elementary School?

Pacific Union Elementary School has a student ration of 23:1, which is higher than the California state average of 22:1.

What grades does Pacific Union Elementary School offer ?

Pacific Union Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Kindergarten-8

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 556 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 23:1
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 40% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 53% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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