Palomares Elementary School

6395 Palo Verde Rd.
Castro Valley, CA 94546
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
9/
10
Top 20%
Palomares Elementary School serves 145 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
Palomares Elementary School placed in the top 20% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 10%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 65-69% (which is higher than the California state average of 39%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 60-64% (which is higher than the California state average of 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 24:1 is higher than the California state level of 23:1.
Minority enrollment is 61% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the California state average of 77% (majority Hispanic).

Top Placements

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

School Overview

Palomares Elementary School's student population of 145 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 6 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Awards Blue Ribbon School (2005)
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-5
Total Students145 students
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Total Classroom Teachers6 teachers
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School Comparison

Palomares Elementary School is ranked within the top 20% of all 9,602 schools in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Palomares Elementary School is 0.74, 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 Testing Rank
#1523 out of 9602 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
65-69%
39%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
60-64%
50%
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Student : Teacher Ratio24:123:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
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Asian
14%
12%
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Hispanic
27%
54%
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Black
5%
5%
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White
39%
23%
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Hawaiian
n/a
1%
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Two or more races
14%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.740.64
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Eligible for Free Lunch
14%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameCastro Valley Unified School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Palomares Elementary School is Roy A. Johnson High School (2.7 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Canyon Middle School (1.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Jensen Ranch Elementary School (1.3 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Castro Valley Jensen Ranch Elementary School Math: 87% | Reading: 88%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    Grades: K-5 | 420 students
    1.3 miles
    20001 Carson Ln.
    Castro Valley, CA 94546
    (510) 537-6365
    1.3 K-5 420
  • Castro Valley Independent Elementary School Math: 75% | Reading: 72%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    Grades: K-5 | 660 students
    1.4 miles
    21201 Independent Sch Rd.
    Castro Valley, CA 94546
    (510) 537-9558
    1.4 K-5 660
  • Castro Valley Canyon Middle School Math: 55% | Reading: 66%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: 6-8 | 1,388 student
    1.8 miles
    19600 Cull Canyon Rd.
    Castro Valley, CA 94546
    (510) 538-8833
    1.8 6-8 1,388
  • Hayward Fairview Elementary School Math: 21% | Reading: 34%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-6 | 567 students
    1.8 miles
    23515 Maud Ave.
    Hayward, CA 94540
    (510) 723-3830
    1.8 K-6 567
  • Castro Valley Creekside Middle School Math: 59% | Reading: 62%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: 6-8 | 784 students
    2.0 miles
    19722 Center St.
    Castro Valley, CA 94546
    (510) 247-0665
    2 6-8 784

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