Ruskin Elementary School

  • Ruskin Elementary School serves 628 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 71% (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 69% (which is higher than the California state average of 48%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 25:1 is higher than the California state level of 23:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 97% of the student body (majority Asian), which is higher than the California state average of 76%.

School Overview

  • Ruskin Elementary School's student population of 628 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 25 teachers has declined by 7% over five school years.
AwardsHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2011)
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-5
Total Students628 students
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Total Classroom Teachers25 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Ruskin Elementary School's student:teacher ratio of 25:1 has increased from 24:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Ruskin Elementary School is 0.41, 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 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CA)
Overall School Rank#927 out of 9,595 schools
(Top 10%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
71%
38%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
69%
48%
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Student : Teacher Ratio25:123:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
75%
11%
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Hispanic
16%
54%
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Black
n/a
6%
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White
3%
24%
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Hawaiian
1%
n/a
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Two or more races
5%
4%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Ruskin Elementary School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in CA.
Diversity Score0.410.64
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Eligible for Free Lunch
14%
49%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
9%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameBerryessa Union Elementary School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

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There has been high teacher turnover in the past few years. Parents have concerns about the adminstration quality and responsiveness. The Berryessa Union School District (BUSD) separates siblings into two different elementary schools and considers this is an acceptable situation despite the parents' preference to keep their children together. Starting the 2014-15 school year, in the BUSD you are no longer guaranteed enrollment in your designated school of attendance. That means if you buy a house in the Ruskin area, your children may have to attend a different school in the district. Then, if space becomes available in later years, your child will be invited back. In past years, you were guaranteed enrollment back to your designated school. This is no longer the case. I would think that the homeowners and potential homebuyers in the area would be concerned with this policy change.
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