Tierra Buena Elementary School
Tierra Buena Elementary School serves 693 students in grades Kindergarten-8.
Tierra Buena Elementary School placed in the top 50% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2018-19 school year.
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 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 77% (majority Hispanic).
Tierra Buena Elementary School's student population of 693 students has declined by 6% over five school years.
The teacher population of 35 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
Tierra Buena Elementary School is ranked within the top 50% of all 9,659 schools in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Tierra Buena Elementary School is 0.71, which is more 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 Data
State Level (CA)
Overall Testing Rank
#3517 out of 9659 schools
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
Student : Teacher Ratio
Two or more races
All Ethnic Groups
Eligible for Free Lunch
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
School Statewide Testing
School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education
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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