Virginia Peterson Elementary School

2501 Beechwood Dr.
Paso Robles, CA 93447
(School attendance zone shown in map)
4/
10
Bottom 50%
Serving 396 students in grades Kindergarten-5, Virginia Peterson Elementary School ranks in the bottom 50% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 25-29% (which is lower than the California state average of 33%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 25-29% (which is lower than the California state average of 47%).
The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 is higher than the California state level of 21:1.
Minority enrollment is 77% 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: 396 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 22:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 77%
  • : Bottom 50% in CA
  • : 25-29% (Top 50%)
  • : 25-29% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

School Overview

Virginia Peterson Elementary School's student population of 396 students has declined by 12% 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
396 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
18 teachers
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School Rankings

Virginia Peterson Elementary School ranks within the bottom 50% of all 9,602 schools in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Virginia Peterson Elementary School is 0.46, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.63. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
This School
State Level (CA)
#6171 out of 9602 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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25-29%
33%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Virginia Peterson Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
25-29%
47%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
22:1
21:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
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Asian
1%
12%
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Hispanic
70%
56%
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Black
1%
5%
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White
23%
21%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
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Two or more races
4%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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0.46
This chart display the diversity score of Virginia Peterson Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
54%
51%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Virginia Peterson Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
11%
7%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Virginia Peterson Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Virginia Peterson Elementary School's ranking?
Virginia Peterson Elementary School is ranked #6171 out of 9,602 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in California.
What schools are Virginia Peterson Elementary School often compared to?
Virginia Peterson Elementary Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Pat Butler Elementary School, Kermit King Elementary School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
25-29% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 33% CA state average), while 25-29% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 47% CA state average).
How many students attend Virginia Peterson Elementary School?
396 students attend Virginia Peterson Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
70% of Virginia Peterson Elementary School students are Hispanic, 23% of students are White, 4% of students are Two or more races, 1% of students are American Indian, 1% of students are Asian, and 1% of students are Black.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Virginia Peterson Elementary School?
Virginia Peterson Elementary School has a student ration of 22:1, which is higher than the California state average of 21:1.
What grades does Virginia Peterson Elementary School offer ?
Virginia Peterson Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Kindergarten-5
What school district is Virginia Peterson Elementary School part of?
Virginia Peterson Elementary School is part of Paso Robles Joint Unified School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 396 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 22:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 77%
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 25-29% (Top 50%)
  • : 25-29% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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