Pierce Elementary School

674 N. Gold Canyon
Ridgecrest, CA 93555
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
5/
10
Bottom 50%
Pierce Elementary School serves 361 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
Pierce Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 34% (which is lower than the California state average of 39%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 36% (which is lower than the California state average of 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 is equal to the California state level of 23:1.
Minority enrollment is 54% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the California state average of 77% (majority Hispanic).

School Overview

Pierce Elementary School's student population of 361 students has grown by 16% over five school years.
The teacher population of 16 teachers has grown by 33% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-5
Total Students361 students
This chart display total students of Pierce Elementary School by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Gender % This chart display gender of Pierce Elementary School
Total Classroom Teachers16 teachers
This chart display the total teachers of Pierce Elementary School by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Students by Grade This chart display the students of Pierce Elementary School by grade.

School Comparison

Pierce Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% 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 Pierce Elementary School is 0.64, which is equal to 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
#5695 out of 9602 schools
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall school rank of Pierce Elementary School, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
34%
39%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Pierce Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in California by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
36%
50%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Pierce Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of California by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio23:123:1
This chart display the student teacher ratio of Pierce Elementary School and the public school average student teacher ratio of California by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
American Indian
1%
1%
This chart display the percentage of American Indian students in Pierce Elementary School and percentage of American Indian public school students in California by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
Asian
3%
12%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Pierce Elementary School and the percentage of Asian public school students in California by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Hispanic
38%
54%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Pierce Elementary School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in California by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Black
10%
5%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Pierce Elementary School and the percentage of Black public school students in California by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
White
46%
23%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Pierce Elementary School and the percentage of White public school students in California by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Hawaiian
n/a
1%
This chart display the percentage of Hawaiian students in Pierce Elementary School and the percentage of Hawaiian public school students in California by year, with the latest 2011-12 school year data.
Two or more races
2%
4%
This chart display the percentage of students of two or more races in Pierce Elementary School and the percentage of public school students of two or more races in California by year, with the latest 2014-15 school year data.
All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Pierce Elementary School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in CA.
Diversity Score
0.640.64
This chart display the diversity score of Pierce Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of California by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
70%
53%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Pierce Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in California by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
13%
7%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Pierce Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in California by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameSierra Sands Unified School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Pierce Elementary School is Burroughs High School (0.3 miles away)
The nearest middle school is James Monroe Middle School (1.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Las Flores Elementary School (0.8 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Ridgecrest Burroughs High School Math: 30% | Reading: 72%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 1,453 student
    0.3 miles
    500 E. French St.
    Ridgecrest, CA 93555
    (760) 499-1800
    0.3 9-12 1,453
  • Ridgecrest Las Flores Elementary School Math: 45% | Reading: 56%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: K-5 | 492 students
    0.8 miles
    720 W. Las Flores
    Ridgecrest, CA 93555
    (760) 499-1860
    0.8 K-5 492
  • Ridgecrest Mesquite Continuation High School Alternative School
    Math: ≤10% | Reading: ≤10%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 84 students
    0.9 miles
    140 W. Drummond
    Ridgecrest, CA 93555
    (760) 499-1810
    0.9 9-12 84
  • Ridgecrest Gateway Elementary School Math: 35-39% | Reading: 45-49%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: K-5 | 398 students
    1.1 miles
    501 S. Gateway
    Ridgecrest, CA 93555
    (760) 499-1850
    1.1 K-5 398
  • Ridgecrest James Monroe Middle School Math: 20% | Reading: 33%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 479 students
    1.3 miles
    340 W. Church St.
    Ridgecrest, CA 93555
    (760) 499-1830
    1.3 6-8 479

School Reviews

Review Pierce Elementary School. Reviews should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities

I am a:

Name or Alias:

Your review:

Rate this school:
Recent Articles
Learn more about the debate behind private school vouchers and whether they are a viable public school alternative for your child.
Listen to both sides of the debate to decide if cell phones should be allowed or banned in public schools.
Learn about how class size reduction is funded on the federal level.