Upper Lake Elementary School

679 Second St.
Upper Lake, CA 95485
Rating
4/
10
Bottom 50%
Upper Lake Elementary School serves 377 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
Upper Lake 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 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 20-24% (which is lower than the California state average of 34%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 30-34% (which is lower than the California state average of 49%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 is equal to the California state level of 21:1.
Minority enrollment is 50% 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: 377 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 21:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 50%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in CA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 20-24% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 30-34% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

School Overview

Upper Lake Elementary School's student population of 377 students has grown by 6% over five school years.
The teacher population of 18 teachers has declined by 5% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-5
Total Students
377 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
18 teachers
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School Rankings

Upper Lake Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 3,649 schools in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Upper Lake Elementary School is 0.65, 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 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (CA)
Overall Testing Rank
#2506 out of 3649 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
20-24%
34%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
30-34%
49%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
21:1
21:1
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American Indian
10%
1%
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Asian
1%
12%
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Hispanic
30%
56%
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Black
1%
5%
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White
50%
21%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
8%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.65
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Eligible for Free Lunch
72%
51%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
14%
7%
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Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Upper Lake Elementary School's ranking?
Upper Lake Elementary School is ranked #2506 out of 3,649 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in California.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
20-24% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 34% CA state average), while 30-34% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 49% CA state average).
How many students attend Upper Lake Elementary School?
377 students attend Upper Lake Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
50% of Upper Lake Elementary School students are White, 30% of students are Hispanic, 10% of students are American Indian, 8% of students are Two or more races, 1% of students are Asian, and 1% of students are Black.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Upper Lake Elementary School?
Upper Lake Elementary School has a student ration of 21:1, which is equal to the California state average of 21:1.
What grades does Upper Lake Elementary School offer ?
Upper Lake Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Kindergarten-5
What school district is Upper Lake Elementary School part of?
Upper Lake Elementary School is part of Upper Lake Unified School District.

School Calendar

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Event
Date
Elementary School Open House
May 23, 2024 (Thursday)

School Reviews

2   1/29/2020
The teachers seem caring and committed, but the school does not have the personnel or funding needed to create a well-rounded experience for all children to succeed. Children who need speech therapy or aides due to learning challenges or special needs do not have them. Children who need step-by-step instruction are overlooked, not because of a lack of empathy but because one teacher to twenty-two students can not attend to each student's special needs. No speech therapy is offered on campus at this time to my knowledge.
- Posted by Parent - Disappointed
2   10/27/2014
My child has special needs and fell and got seriously hurt at the school during school time, this was not properly dealt with, not enough safety procedures and due to health issues a more modified day is needed, but not given. This school is not equipped or safe for children who have special needs.
- Posted by Parent - ninaa
2   10/5/2010
The administrators are incompetent and unprofessional. Being a small, rural school district, there are a lot of cut corners in providing services to special education students. There is a lack of knowledge of state/fed laws, or perhaps a lack of caring. There are some very good and dedicated regular education teachers, despite the lack of good leadership.
- Posted by Parent - justm

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 377 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 21:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 50%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 20-24% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 30-34% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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