Spruce Elementary School

501 Spruce Ave.
South San Francisco, CA 94080
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
3/
10
Bottom 50%
Spruce Elementary School serves 551 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
Spruce 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 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 29% (which is lower than the California state average of 39%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 26% (which is lower than the California state average of 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 is equal to the California state level of 23:1.
Minority enrollment is 99% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the California state average of 77% (majority Hispanic).

School Overview

Spruce Elementary School's student population of 551 students has declined by 11% over five school years.
The teacher population of 24 teachers has declined by 7% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-5
Total Students551 students
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Gender % This chart display gender of Spruce Elementary School
Total Classroom Teachers24 teachers
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School Comparison

Spruce Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 9,602 schools in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Spruce Elementary School is 0.24, 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
#6987 out of 9602 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
29%
39%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
26%
50%
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Student : Teacher Ratio23:123:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
8%
12%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Spruce Elementary School and the percentage of Asian public school students in California by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Hispanic
87%
54%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Spruce Elementary School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in California by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Black
1%
5%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Spruce Elementary School and the percentage of Black public school students in California by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
White
1%
23%
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Hawaiian
1%
1%
This chart display the percentage of Hawaiian students in Spruce Elementary School and the percentage of Hawaiian public school students in California by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
Two or more races
2%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Spruce Elementary School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in CA.
Diversity Score
0.240.64
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Eligible for Free Lunch
58%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
11%
7%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Spruce Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in California by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameSouth San Francisco Unified School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Spruce Elementary School is Community Day (0.8 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Parkway Heights Middle School (0.7 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Martin Elementary School (0.4 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • South San Francisco Martin Elementary School Math: 27% | Reading: 25-29%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-5 | 419 students
    0.4 miles
    35 Sch St.
    South San Francisco, CA 94080
    (650) 877-3955
    0.4 K-5 419
  • South San Francisco Parkway Heights Middle School Math: 26% | Reading: 35%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 617 students
    0.7 miles
    650 Sunset Ave.
    South San Francisco, CA 94080
    (650) 877-8788
    0.7 6-8 617
  • South San Francisco Community Day Alternative School
    Grades: 6-12 | 3 students
    0.8 miles
    201 W. Orange Ave.
    South San Francisco, CA 94080
    (650) 616-3882
    0.8 6-12 3
  • South San Francisco Los Cerritos Elementary School Math: 20-24% | Reading: 30-34%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-5 | 309 students
    0.9 miles
    210 W. Orange Ave.
    South San Francisco, CA 94080
    (650) 877-8841
    0.9 K-5 309
  • South San Francisco Hillside Elementary School
    Grades: K-5
    1.0 miles
    1400 Hillside Blvd.
    South San Francisco, CA 94080
    (650) 877-8720
    1 K-5 n/a

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