1434 Ca St.
Atwater, CA 95301
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
5/
10
Bottom 50%
Shaffer Elementary School serves 509 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 24:1 is higher than the California state level of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 84% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the California state average of 78% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-6
  • Students: 509 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 24:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 84%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in CA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 34% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 44% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

School Overview

Shaffer Elementary School's student population of 509 students has declined by 8% over five school years.
The teacher population of 21 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-6
Total Students
509 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
21 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 0.48, 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 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State 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 Ratio
24:1
22:1
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American Indian
1%
n/a
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Asian
8%
12%
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Hispanic
70%
56%
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Black
3%
5%
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White
16%
22%
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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
0.48
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Eligible for Free Lunch
76%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
6%
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Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-6
  • Students: 509 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 24:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 84%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 34% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 44% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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