Tunnell (Martin Luther) Elementary School

1248 E. Dena Way
Santa Maria, CA 93454
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
4/
10
Bottom 50%
Tunnell (Martin Luther) Elementary School serves 794 students in grades Kindergarten-6.
Tunnell (Martin Luther) 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 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 25% (which is lower than the California state average of 39%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 37% (which is lower than the California state average of 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 is lower than the California state level of 23:1.
Minority enrollment is 95% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the California state average of 77% (majority Hispanic).

School Overview

Tunnell (Martin Luther) Elementary School's student population of 794 students has declined by 10% over five school years.
The teacher population of 37 teachers has grown by 8% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-6
Total Students794 students
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Total Classroom Teachers37 teachers
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School Comparison

Tunnell (Martin Luther) Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 9,602 schools in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Tunnell (Martin Luther) Elementary School is 0.22, which is less 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 DataThis SchoolState Level (CA)
Overall Testing Rank
#6396 out of 9602 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
25%
39%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
37%
50%
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Student : Teacher Ratio21:123:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
3%
12%
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Hispanic
88%
54%
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Black
1%
5%
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White
5%
23%
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Hawaiian
n/a
1%
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Two or more races
3%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.220.64
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Eligible for Free Lunch
67%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
11%
7%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Tunnell (Martin Luther) Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in California by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameSanta Maria-Bonita School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Tunnell (Martin Luther) Elementary School is Pioneer Valley High School (1.0 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Fesler (Isaac) Junior High School (0.6 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Rice (William) Elementary School (0.7 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Santa Maria Fesler (Isaac) Junior High School Math: 17% | Reading: 33%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 7-8 | 949 students
    0.6 miles
    1100 E. Fesler St.
    Santa Maria, CA 93454
    (805) 361-7880
    0.6 7-8 949
  • Santa Maria Rice (William) Elementary School Math: 36% | Reading: 38%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-6 | 902 students
    0.7 miles
    700 E. Vickie Ave.
    Santa Maria, CA 93454
    (805) 361-7740
    0.7 K-6 902
  • Santa Maria Taylor (ida Redmond) Elementary School Math: 25% | Reading: 35%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-6 | 934 students
    0.8 miles
    1921 N. Carlotti Dr.
    Santa Maria, CA 93454
    (805) 361-6250
    0.8 K-6 934
  • Santa Maria Pioneer Valley High School Math: 20% | Reading: 55%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 2,713 students
    1.0 miles
    675 Panther Dr.
    Santa Maria, CA 93454
    (805) 922-1305
    1 9-12 2,713
  • Santa Maria Alvin Elementary School Math: 18% | Reading: 26%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-6 | 988 students
    1.1 miles
    301 E. Alvin Ave.
    Santa Maria, CA 93454
    (805) 361-6760
    1.1 K-6 988

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