Sylvia Mendez Elementary School

2840 Ellsworth St.
Berkeley, CA 94705
(School attendance zone shown in map)
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Top 20%
Serving 412 students in grades Kindergarten-5, Sylvia Mendez Elementary School ranks in the top 20% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 20%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 60-64% (which is higher than the California state average of 33%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 60-64% (which is higher than the California state average of 47%).
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is lower than the California state level of 21:1.
Minority enrollment is 75% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the California state average of 79% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 412 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 75%
  • : Top 20% in CA
  • : 60-64% (Top 20%)
  • : 60-64% (Top 30%)
  • : 50-59% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Sylvia Mendez Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in California for:

School Overview

Sylvia Mendez Elementary School's student population of 412 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 23 teachers has grown by 21% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-5
Total Students
412 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
23 teachers
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School Rankings

Sylvia Mendez Elementary School ranks within the top 20% of all 9,602 schools in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Sylvia Mendez Elementary School is 0.64, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.63. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
This School
State Level (CA)
#1423 out of 9602 schools
(Top 20%)
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60-64%
33%
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60-64%
47%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Sylvia Mendez 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 2021-22 school year data.
50-59%
29%
Student : Teacher Ratio
18:1
21:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
3%
12%
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Hispanic
53%
56%
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Black
10%
5%
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White
25%
21%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
9%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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0.64
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Eligible for Free Lunch
28%
51%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
7%
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Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Sylvia Mendez Elementary School's ranking?
Sylvia Mendez Elementary School is ranked #1423 out of 9,602 schools, which ranks it among the top 20% of public schools in California.
What schools are Sylvia Mendez Elementary School often compared to?
Sylvia Mendez Elementary Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Berkeley Arts Magnet At Whittier, Emerson Elementary School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
60-64% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 33% CA state average), while 60-64% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 47% CA state average).
How many students attend Sylvia Mendez Elementary School?
412 students attend Sylvia Mendez Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
53% of Sylvia Mendez Elementary School students are Hispanic, 25% of students are White, 10% of students are Black, 9% of students are Two or more races, and 3% of students are Asian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Sylvia Mendez Elementary School?
Sylvia Mendez Elementary School has a student ration of 18:1, which is lower than the California state average of 21:1.
What grades does Sylvia Mendez Elementary School offer ?
Sylvia Mendez Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Kindergarten-5
What school district is Sylvia Mendez Elementary School part of?
Sylvia Mendez Elementary School is part of Berkeley Unified School District.
In what neighborhood is Sylvia Mendez Elementary School located?
Sylvia Mendez Elementary School is located in the South Berkeley neighborhood of Berkeley, CA. There are 3 other public schools located in South Berkeley.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 412 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 75%
  • : Top 20%
  • : 60-64% (Top 20%)
  • : 60-64% (Top 30%)
  • : 50-59% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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