Shaffer Elementary School

1434 California St.
Atwater, CA 95301
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
5/
10
Bottom 50%
Shaffer Elementary School serves 564 students in grades Kindergarten-6.
Shaffer 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 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 34% (which is lower than the California state average of 40%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 44% (which is lower than the California state average of 51%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 25:1 is higher than the California state level of 23:1.
Minority enrollment is 81% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the California state average of 77% (majority Hispanic).

School Overview

Shaffer Elementary School's student population of 564 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 23 teachers has grown by 15% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-6
Total Students564 students
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Total Classroom Teachers23 teachers
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School Rankings

Shaffer Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 9,659 schools in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Shaffer Elementary School is 0.50, 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
#5247 out of 9659 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
34%
40%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
44%
51%
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Student : Teacher Ratio25:123:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
8%
12%
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Hispanic
68%
54%
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Black
3%
5%
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White
19%
23%
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Hawaiian
n/a
1%
Two or more races
2%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.500.64
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Eligible for Free Lunch
79%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameAtwater Elementary School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Shaffer Elementary School is Atwater High School (1.6 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Mitchell Intermediate (0.7 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Thomas Olaeta Elementary School (0.6 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Atwater Thomas Olaeta Elementary School Math: 40% | Reading: 57%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: K-6 | 617 students
    0.6 miles
    2266 High St.
    Atwater, CA 95301
    (209) 357-6148
    0.6 K-6 617
  • Atwater Mitchell Intermediate Math: 30% | Reading: 46%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 7-8 | 925 students
    0.7 miles
    1753 Fifth St.
    Atwater, CA 95301
    (209) 357-6124
    0.7 7-8 925
  • Atwater Mitchell Elementary School Math: 36% | Reading: 48%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: K-6 | 577 students
    0.9 miles
    1761 Grove Ave.
    Atwater, CA 95301
    (209) 357-6112
    0.9 K-6 577
  • Atwater Atwater Senior Academy Alternative School
    Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 8 students
    1.0 miles
    1800 Juniper Ave.
    Atwater, CA 95301
    (209) 357-6515
    1 6-8 8
  • Atwater Aileen Colburn Elementary School Math: 27% | Reading: 42%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-6 | 425 students
    1.2 miles
    2201 Heller St.
    Atwater, CA 95301
    (209) 357-6136
    1.2 K-6 425

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