PROFICIENCY 57% 50% higher than state average
School Rankings Proficiency Averages
53%Pleasant Ridge Union Elementary
57%Alta Sierra

Alta Sierra Elementary is a school servicing grades KG to 5 and is located in the district of "Pleasant Ridge Union Elementary" in Alta Sierra, CA. There are a total of 289 students and 14 teachers at Alta Sierra Elementary, for a student to teacher ratio of 22 to 1. There are a total of 59 free lunch students and 22 reduced lunch students.

Alta Sierra Elementary has an average proficiency test score (in mathematics and languages) of 57.0%, which is 50% higher than the California average.


Student/Teacher ratio22:1
Free lunch59
Reduced lunch22


Advanced Placement
AP enrollmentn/a
Taking some coursesn/a
Taking some courses (not tests)n/a
Passing some coursesn/a
Passing no coursesn/a

Advanced placement (AP) is a program that offers high school students the ability to take college level courses and exams. These programs were created to be at the same level of most first year university courses. If the students were successful in the AP programs, they could potentially receive advanced placement, credit or exemptions when they go on to university. At Alta Sierra Elementary, there are a total of n/a students enrolled in advanced placement courses, with n/a taking some courses.

Proficiency in mathematics comparison

Proficiency in languages comparison

Proficiency in mathematics by grade

High Schooln/a

Proficiency in languages by grade

High Schooln/a

The proficiency in math and languages tables represent the percentage of students that scored at or above the proficiency level on their standardized state assessment tests. Although these tests are standardized within each state, the tests may vary from state to state. Comparing the results of one state to another may not always be an accurate or fair comparison.

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Alta Sierra Elementary race/ethnicity breakdown

Caucasian n/a 83.3% 24.1% 51.1%
African American n/a 0.8% 6.2% 15.9%
Asian n/a 0.8% 11.1% 4.7%
Hispanic or Latino n/a 9.6% 54.1% 23.6%
American Indian and Alaskan n/a 0.8% 0.7% 1.2%
Hawaiian n/a 0.4% 0.8% 0.4%
Multiracial n/a 4.3% 3.1% 3.1%

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Alta Sierra demographics profile

StatisticAlta SierraCaliforniaNational
Population density (sq mi)79823291
Median age51.636.037.7
Male/Female ratio0.9:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)69%52%55%
Speak English94%56%79%
Speak Spanish3%29%13%

Education level achieved in Alta Sierra

IndexAlta SierraCaliforniaNational
Completed 8th grade92.8%81.1%84.3%
Completed high school92.8%79.8%83.0%
Completed some college74.1%61.5%59.4%
Completed associate degree44.7%39.8%38.5%
Completed bachelors29.5%32.0%30.3%
Completed masters10.7%11.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree2.7%3.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.6%1.6%1.3%
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Source: The Alta Sierra Elementary data displayed above is derived from the 2016 National Center for Education Statistics and from the U.S. Department of Education.
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