PROFICIENCY 25% 36% lower than state average
School Rankings Proficiency Averages
48%Petaluma City Elementary
47%Petaluma
38%California

Mcdowell Elementary is a school servicing grades KG to 6 and is located in the district of "Petaluma City Elementary" in Petaluma, CA. There are a total of 249 students and 13 teachers at Mcdowell Elementary, for a student to teacher ratio of 20 to 1. There are a total of 210 free lunch students and 31 reduced lunch students.

Mcdowell Elementary has an average proficiency test score (in mathematics and languages) of 24.5%, which is 36% lower than the California average.

Academics

Students/Teachers
Students249
Teachers13
Student/Teacher ratio20:1
Free lunch210
Reduced lunch31

 

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 Mcdowell 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

GradeProficiency
All15-19%
315-19%
4n/a
5n/a
6n/a
7n/a
8n/a
High Schooln/a

Proficiency in languages by grade

GradeProficiency
All30-34%
330-34%
4n/a
5n/a
6n/a
7n/a
8n/a
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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Mcdowell Elementary race/ethnicity breakdown

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

Other schools nearby

SchoolProficiencyMilesCity
Loma Vista Immersion Academy20%0.6Petaluma, CA
La Tercera Elementary22%0.6Petaluma, CA
Live Oak Charter47%0.6Petaluma, CA
Mckinley Elementary36%0.7Petaluma, CA
Miwok Valley Language Academy Charter34%0.9Petaluma, CA
Casa Grande High59%1.1Petaluma, CA
Sonoma Mountain Elementary54%1.5Petaluma, CA
Old Adobe Elementary Charter50%1.6Petaluma, CA
Gateway To College Academy50%1.7Petaluma, CA
Mcnear Elementary55%1.8Petaluma, CA
Meadow Elementary58%1.8Petaluma, CA
Grant Elementary60%1.9Petaluma, CA

Petaluma demographics profile

StatisticPetalumaCaliforniaNational
Population59,75738,654,206318,558,162
Population density (sq mi)4,15523291
Median age41.636.037.7
Male/Female ratio0.9:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)57%52%55%
Speak English75%56%79%
Speak Spanish17%29%13%

Education level achieved in Petaluma

IndexPetalumaCaliforniaNational
Completed 8th grade87.8%81.1%84.3%
Completed high school87.1%79.8%83.0%
Completed some college70.5%61.5%59.4%
Completed associate degree45.9%39.8%38.5%
Completed bachelors37.4%32.0%30.3%
Completed masters13.2%11.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree3.8%3.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate1.2%1.6%1.3%
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Source: The Mcdowell 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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