Tierra Buena Elementary School

  • Tierra Buena Elementary School serves 691 students in grades Kindergarten-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 27% (which is lower than the California state average of 38%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 53% (which is higher than the California state average of 48%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is lower than the California state level of 23:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 62% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the California state average of 76%.

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School Overview

  • Tierra Buena Elementary School's student population of 691 students has declined by 10% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 34 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-8
Total Students691 students
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Total Classroom Teachers34 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Tierra Buena Elementary School's student:teacher ratio of 20:1 has decreased from 22:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Tierra Buena Elementary School is 0.70, 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 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CA)
Overall School Rank#5005 out of 9,595 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
27%
38%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
53%
48%
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Student : Teacher Ratio20:123:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
25%
11%
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Hispanic
31%
54%
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Black
n/a
6%
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White
38%
24%
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Hawaiian
n/an/a
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Two or more races
6%
4%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Tierra Buena Elementary School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in CA.
Diversity Score0.700.41
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Eligible for Free Lunch
41%
49%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
10%
9%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameYuba City Unified School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

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School Reviews

  3.50 out of 5  (2 reviews)
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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.
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