Shaffer Elementary School

1434 Ca St.
Atwater, CA 95301
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Shaffer Elementary School serves 503 students in grades Kindergarten-6.
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 22:1 is higher than the California state level of 21:1.
Minority enrollment is 85% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the California state average of 79% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-6
  • Enrollment: 503 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 22:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 85%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 34%
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 44%
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

School Overview

Shaffer Elementary School's student population of 503 students has declined by 8% over five school years.
The teacher population of 23 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-6
Total Students
503 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
23 teachers
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School Rankings

The diversity score of Shaffer Elementary School is 0.46, which is less 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)
34%
40%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
(18-19)
44%
51%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
22:1
21:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
8%
12%
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Hispanic
72%
56%
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Black
3%
5%
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White
15%
21%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
2%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.46
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Eligible for Free Lunch
74%
51%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Shaffer Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
7%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Shaffer Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
34% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 40% CA state average), while 44% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 51% CA state average).
How many students attend Shaffer Elementary School?
503 students attend Shaffer Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
72% of Shaffer Elementary School students are Hispanic, 15% of students are White, 8% of students are Asian, 3% of students are Black, and 2% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Shaffer Elementary School?
Shaffer Elementary School has a student ration of 22:1, which is higher than the California state average of 21:1.
What grades does Shaffer Elementary School offer ?
Shaffer Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Kindergarten-6
What school district is Shaffer Elementary School part of?
Shaffer Elementary School is part of Atwater Elementary School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-6
  • Enrollment: 503 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 22:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 85%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 34%
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 44%
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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