Sierra Elementary School

  • Sierra Elementary School serves 620 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 10% (which is lower than the California state average of 38%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 20% (which is lower 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 88% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the California state average of 76%.

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School Overview

  • Sierra Elementary School's student population of 620 students has declined by 11% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 25 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-5
Total Students620 students
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Total Classroom Teachers25 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Sierra Elementary School's student:teacher ratio of 25:1 has decreased from 29:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Sierra Elementary School is 0.63, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.41. 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#9094 out of 9,595 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
10%
38%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Sierra Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in California by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
20%
48%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Sierra Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of California by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio25:123:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
This chart display the percentage of American Indian students in Sierra Elementary School and percentage of American Indian public school students in California by year, with the latest 2012-13 school year data.
Asian
2%
11%
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Hispanic
53%
54%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Sierra Elementary School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in California by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Black
28%
6%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Sierra Elementary School and the percentage of Black public school students in California by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
White
12%
24%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Sierra Elementary School and the percentage of White public school students in California by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Hawaiian
n/an/a
This chart display the percentage of Hawaiian students in Sierra Elementary School and the percentage of Hawaiian public school students in California by year, with the latest 2010-11 school year data.
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 Sierra Elementary School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in CA.
Diversity Score0.630.41
This chart display the diversity score of Sierra Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of California by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
82%
49%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Sierra Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in California by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
9%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Sierra Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in California by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameLancaster Elementary School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

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The classes at this school are very over crowded. In our 4th grader's class there are 35 students that are practically sitting on top of each other. This is so unfair to the students and the teacher. There is no possible way that she can honestly know the abilities of each of the students. The academics have dropped tremendously. Our 4th grader came from being student of the month several times, principal honor roll for two years running now to making b's and c's.. This problem needs to be addressed immediately. We are very involved with what is going on in class.
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