1794 Villa Ave.
Yuba City, CA 95993
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Tierra Buena Elementary School serves 655 students in grades Kindergarten-8.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 35% (which is lower than the California state average of 40%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 65% (which is higher than the California state average of 51%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is lower than the California state level of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 64% of the student body (majority Asian), which is lower than the California state average of 78% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 655 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 19:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 64%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 35% (Top 1% in CA)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 65% (Top 1%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Tierra Buena Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in California for:

School Overview

Tierra Buena Elementary School's student population of 655 students has declined by 5% over five school years.
The teacher population of 35 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-8
Total Students
655 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
35 teachers
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School Rankings

The diversity score of Tierra Buena Elementary School is 0.72, 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.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
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State Level (CA)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
(18-19)
35%
40%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
(18-19)
65%
51%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
19:1
22:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
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Asian
29%
12%
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Hispanic
27%
56%
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Black
1%
5%
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White
36%
22%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
7%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in CA.
Diversity Score
0.72
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Eligible for Free Lunch
55%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
12%
6%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Tierra Buena Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in California by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Tierra Buena Elementary School's ranking?

Tierra Buena Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in California for: Most diverse schools (Top 10%) and Lowest student:teacher ratio (Top 20%).

What schools are Tierra Buena Elementary School often compared to?

Tierra Buena Elementary Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Brittan Elementary School by visitors of our site.

What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?

35% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 40% CA state average), while 65% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 51% CA state average).

How many students attend Tierra Buena Elementary School?

655 students attend Tierra Buena Elementary School.

What is the racial composition of the student body?

36% of Tierra Buena Elementary School students are White, 29% of students are Asian, 27% of students are Hispanic, 7% of students are Two or more races, and 1% of students are Black.

What is the student:teacher ratio of Tierra Buena Elementary School?

Tierra Buena Elementary School has a student ration of 19:1, which is lower than the California state average of 22:1.

What grades does Tierra Buena Elementary School offer ?

Tierra Buena Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Kindergarten-8

What school district is Tierra Buena Elementary School part of?

Tierra Buena Elementary School is part of Yuba City Unified School District.

School Reviews

5   6/10/2017
Great school
- Posted by Parent - John
2   10/27/2014
I am the guardian of my granddaughter who started this school this Tierra Buena school year in the 5th grade. At her prior school she was A/B student, Student Body Vice President, and was classified as a GATE student due to her high marks on the tests. She was very well liked by all staff and this year has gone back to that school after her school is out and helps younger students and staff . Now at Tierra Buena this year she is not doing as well according to 4 of her teachers who told us today that she was disruptive, stubborn and argumentative, what a shock. The one teacher she has 2 periods a day admitted that he will no answer some questions for her and tells her to look it up, I thought teachers were to help the students. Additionally he she doesn't understand something he tells her, you should have been listening. Gee, I guess he has never been confused by what someone has said, I know I sure have at times. This child is not perfect and does make mistakes which is what kids do. I spoke to the Principal about it but he just referred me to have a meeting with the teacher which I did but it resolved nothing. I do not appreciate the attitude of the teacher, his style of teaching or his superior attitude. The Principal has been of no assistance either. I do not believe this is going to be a positive learning experience for her so I am going to have to be a little more assertive on my part. I believe the next time I have to meet with any of the staff at this school I will be accompanied by an attorney. If there is any way you can avoid sending your child to this school I highly recommend you go to another school. I know the outcome of my experience will not be a positive one but I am going to do my best to try and have changes made so other children do not become victims of this incompetent staff.
- Posted by Parent - Summe

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 655 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 19:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 64%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 35% (Top 1%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 65% (Top 1%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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