Potrero Elementary School

  • Potrero Elementary School serves 857 students in grades Kindergarten-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 28% (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 38% (which is lower than the California state average of 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Potrero Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 is lower than the California state level of 23:1.

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School Overview

  • Potrero Elementary School's student population of 857 students has declined by 10% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 39 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-8
Total Students857 students
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Total Classroom Teachers39 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Potrero 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 Potrero Elementary School is 0.18, which is less 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#5985 out of 9602 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
28%
39%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Potrero 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)
38%
50%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Potrero 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 Ratio22:123:1
American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
10%
12%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Potrero Elementary School and the percentage of Asian public school students in California by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Hispanic
90%
54%
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Black
n/a
5%
White
n/a
23%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Potrero Elementary School and the percentage of White public school students in California by year, with the latest 1997-98 school year data.
Hawaiian
n/a
1%
Two or more races
n/a
4%
All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Potrero Elementary School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in CA.
Diversity Score0.180.64
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Eligible for Free Lunch
94%
53%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Potrero 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
4%
7%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Potrero 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 NameEl Monte City School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

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The academic programs at Potrero give students the skills they need to move on to high school and even to college. The students are proud of their school because most students participate in sports as well as music. The facilities at Potrero are superior among the schools in their district. The parents really care about the school and the level of acamemic success for their kids.
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