Willard F. Payne Elementary School
Willard F. Payne Elementary School serves 432 students in grades Kindergarten-6.
Willard F. Payne 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 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 23% (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 32% (which is lower than the California state average of 51%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 is higher than the California state level of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 99% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the California state average of 78% (majority Hispanic).
- Grades: Kindergarten-6
- Enrollment: 432 students
- Student:Teacher Ratio: 23:1
- Minority Enrollment: 99%
- Overall Testing Rank: Bottom 50% in CA
- Math Proficiency: 23% (Btm 50%)
- Reading Proficiency: 32% (Btm 50%)
- Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education
Willard F. Payne Elementary School's student population of 432 students has declined by 15% over five school years.
The teacher population of 19 teachers has declined by 9% over five school years.
Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
Willard F. Payne Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 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 Willard F. Payne Elementary School is 0.11, 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.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
State Level (CA)
Overall Testing Rank
#7374 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 (19-20)
School Statewide Testing
School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education
in my opinion i believe Willard F. Payne elementry is by far the school that needs the most improvment. The district should stop wearing uniforms. i do undrestand that we wear uniforms for the prevention of kidnapping or other things. But if a child is lost or kidnapped they will be asking the parent or guardian or anyone taking care of the child 'what was your child wearing' the parent or guardian will response white colar shirt and navy pants. it will be obvious they wont be able to identify your child most likely. but if your child does not wear uniform you would say as an example purple and white poka doted blouse and torqouise shorts. it will make it easier to find your lost child because the childs clothing is more detailed than regular white shirt and blue jeans. i hope you guys change the rule on uniforms!
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