PROFICIENCY 41% 8% higher than state average
School Rankings Proficiency Averages
36%Pacific Union Elementary

Pacific Union Elementary is a school servicing grades KG to 8 and is located in the district of "Pacific Union Elementary" in Arcata, CA. There are a total of 543 students and 23 teachers at Pacific Union Elementary, for a student to teacher ratio of 24 to 1. There are a total of 245 free lunch students and 36 reduced lunch students.

Pacific Union Elementary has an average proficiency test score (in mathematics and languages) of 41.0%, which is 8% higher than the California average.


Student/Teacher ratio24:1
Free lunch245
Reduced lunch36


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 Pacific Union 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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Pacific Union Elementary race/ethnicity breakdown

Caucasian 59.7% 59.7% 24.1% 51.1%
African American 1.3% 1.3% 6.2% 15.9%
Asian 1.9% 1.9% 11.1% 4.7%
Hispanic or Latino 23.9% 23.9% 54.1% 23.6%
American Indian and Alaskan 3.7% 3.7% 0.7% 1.2%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.0% 0.8% 0.4%
Multiracial 9.4% 9.4% 3.1% 3.1%

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Arcata demographics profile

Population density (sq mi)1,95523291
Median age24.836.037.7
Male/Female ratio0.9:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)26%52%55%
Speak English85%56%79%
Speak Spanish10%29%13%

Education level achieved in Arcata

Completed 8th grade92.0%81.1%84.3%
Completed high school91.0%79.8%83.0%
Completed some college79.3%61.5%59.4%
Completed associate degree56.3%39.8%38.5%
Completed bachelors49.4%32.0%30.3%
Completed masters20.0%11.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree9.2%3.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate3.8%1.6%1.3%
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Source: The Pacific Union 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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