Sundown Elementary School

  • Sundown Elementary School serves 1,024 students in grades Kindergarten-6.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 24% (which is lower than the California state average of 37%) for the 2015-2016 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 39% (which is lower than the California state average of 48%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • Sundown 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 2015-2016 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 28:1 is higher than the California state level of 24:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 68% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the California state average of 76%.
  • Sundown Elementary School operates within the Westside Union Elementary School District.

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School Overview

  • Sundown Elementary School's student population of 1024 students has grown by 5% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 36 teachers has grown by 5% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-6
Total Students1,024 students
Gender %Sundown Elementary School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers36 teachers
Students by GradeSundown Elementary School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • Sundown Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% 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 28:1 has decreased from 29:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Sundown Elementary School is 0.67, 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)
24%
37%
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
39%
48%
Student : Teacher Ratio28:124:1
Asian
2%
11%
Hispanic
46%
54%
Black
15%
6%
White
32%
24%
Two or more races
5%
4%
All Ethnic GroupsSundown Elementary School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownCA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.670.41
Eligible for Free Lunch
41%
50%
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
9%

    District Comparison

    • The school district of Sundown Elementary School is Westside Union Elementary School District, which is ranked within the top 50% of all 983 school districts in California (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
    • Westside Union Elementary School District's student population of 9,067 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
    • The revenue/student of $8,291 in this district is less 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 $7,597 is less than the state average of $11,340. The district spending/student has declined by 13% over four school years.
    School District NameWestside Union Elementary School District
    Number of Schools
    Managed
    13
    4
    Number of Students Managed9,0671,585
    Westside Union Elementary School District Students Managed (1988-2016)
    District Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
    34%
    37%
    District Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
    48%
    48%
    District Total Revenue$72 MM$18 MM
    District Spending$66 MM$18 MM
    District Revenue / Student$8,291$11,049
    District Spending / Student$7,597$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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