Ruth Acty Elementary School

1400 Ada St.
Berkeley, CA 94702
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Ruth Acty Elementary School serves 387 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 70-74% (which is higher than the California state average of 40%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 75-79% (which is higher than the California state average of 51%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is lower than the California state level of 21:1.
Minority enrollment is 57% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is lower than the California state average of 79% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 387 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 57%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 70-74%
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 75-79%
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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School Overview

Ruth Acty Elementary School's student population of 387 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 22 teachers has grown by 15% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-5
Total Students
387 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
22 teachers
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School Rankings

The diversity score of Ruth Acty Elementary School is 0.73, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.63. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (CA)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
(18-19)
70-74%
40%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
(18-19)
75-79%
51%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
18:1
21:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
9%
12%
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Hispanic
16%
56%
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Black
9%
5%
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White
43%
21%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
23%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.73
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Eligible for Free Lunch
18%
51%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
7%
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Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What schools are Ruth Acty Elementary School often compared to?
Ruth Acty Elementary Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Berkeley Arts Magnet At Whittier by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
70-74% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 40% CA state average), while 75-79% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 51% CA state average).
How many students attend Ruth Acty Elementary School?
387 students attend Ruth Acty Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
43% of Ruth Acty Elementary School students are White, 23% of students are Two or more races, 16% of students are Hispanic, 9% of students are Asian, and 9% of students are Black.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Ruth Acty Elementary School?
Ruth Acty Elementary School has a student ration of 18:1, which is lower than the California state average of 21:1.
What grades does Ruth Acty Elementary School offer ?
Ruth Acty Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Kindergarten-5
What school district is Ruth Acty Elementary School part of?
Ruth Acty Elementary School is part of Berkeley Unified School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 387 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 57%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 70-74%
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 75-79%
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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