Sierra Madre Elementary School

  • Sierra Madre Elementary School serves 666 students in grades Kindergarten-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 66% (which is higher than the California state average of 37%) for the 2015-2016 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 68% (which is higher than the California state average of 48%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • Sierra Madre Elementary School placed in the top 20% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 10%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 26:1 is higher than the California state level of 24:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 38% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the California state average of 76%.
  • Sierra Madre Elementary School operates within the Pasadena Unified School District.

Top Placements

Sierra Madre Elementary School places among the top 20% of public schools in California for:

  • Category Attribute
  • Overall Rank Highest overall rank (Top 20%)
  • Math Proficiency Highest math proficiency (Top 10%)
  • Reading Language/Arts Proficiency Highest reading language/arts proficiency (Top 20%)

School Overview

  • Sierra Madre Elementary School's student population of 666 students has declined by 38% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 26 teachers has declined by 38% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-8
Total Students666 students
Gender %Sierra Madre Elementary School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers26 teachers
Students by GradeSierra Madre Elementary School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • Sierra Madre Elementary School is ranked within the top 20% of all 9595 schools in California (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 26:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Sierra Madre Elementary School is 0.56, 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 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CA)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
66%
37%
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
68%
48%
Student : Teacher Ratio26:124:1
Asian
9%
11%
Hispanic
23%
54%
Black
5%
6%
White
62%
24%
Two or more races
1%
4%
All Ethnic GroupsSierra Madre Elementary School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownCA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.560.41
Eligible for Free Lunch
16%
50%
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
9%

    District Comparison

    • The school district of Sierra Madre Elementary School is Pasadena Unified School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 983 school districts in California (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
    • Pasadena Unified School District's student population of 18,377 students has decreased by 5% over five school years.
    • The revenue/student of $11,961 is higher than the state average of $11,049. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
    • The district's spending/student of $12,532 is higher than the state average of $11,340. The district spending/student has declined by 5% over four school years.
    School District NamePasadena Unified School District
    Number of Schools
    Managed
    33
    4
    Number of Students Managed18,3771,585
    Pasadena Unified School District Students Managed (1988-2016)
    District Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
    30%
    37%
    District Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
    41%
    48%
    District Total Revenue$234 MM$18 MM
    District Spending$245 MM$18 MM
    District Revenue / Student$11,961$11,049
    District Spending / Student$12,532$11,340
    School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
    Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

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