PROFICIENCY 47% 23% higher than state average
School Rankings Proficiency Averages
42%Sierra Sands Unified
42%Ridgecrest
38%California

Pierce Elementary is a school servicing grades KG to 5 and is located in the district of "Sierra Sands Unified" in Ridgecrest, CA. There are a total of 337 students and 12 teachers at Pierce Elementary, for a student to teacher ratio of 29 to 1. There are a total of 226 free lunch students and 22 reduced lunch students.

Pierce Elementary has an average proficiency test score (in mathematics and languages) of 47.0%, which is 23% higher than the California average.

Academics

Students/Teachers
Students337
Teachers12
Student/Teacher ratio29:1
Free lunch226
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 Pierce 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
All45-49%
340-49%
450-59%
540-44%
6n/a
7n/a
8n/a
High Schooln/a

Proficiency in languages by grade

GradeProficiency
All45-49%
330-39%
440-49%
555-59%
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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Pierce Elementary race/ethnicity breakdown

RaceSchoolDistrictCaliforniaNational
Caucasian n/a 61.4% 24.1% 51.1%
African American n/a 6.3% 6.2% 15.9%
Asian n/a 4.8% 11.1% 4.7%
Hispanic or Latino n/a 24.0% 54.1% 23.6%
American Indian and Alaskan n/a 1.2% 0.7% 1.2%
Hawaiian n/a 1.4% 0.8% 0.4%
Multiracial n/a 0.8% 3.1% 3.1%

Other schools nearby

SchoolProficiencyMilesCity
Burroughs High56%0.4Ridgecrest, CA
Gateway Elementary40%1.1Ridgecrest, CA
James Monroe Middle School30%1.2Ridgecrest, CA
Las Flores Elementary49%1.4Ridgecrest, CA
Ridgecrest Charter33%1.9Ridgecrest, CA
Richmond Elementary40%2.2Ridgecrest, CA
Murray Middle School48%2.3Ridgecrest, CA
Faller Elementary33%2.6Ridgecrest, CA
Inyokern Elementary32%8.8Inyokern, CA

Ridgecrest demographics profile

StatisticRidgecrestCaliforniaNational
Population28,60438,654,206318,558,162
Population density (sq mi)1,37023291
Median age35.136.037.7
Male/Female ratio1.1:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)58%52%55%
Speak English81%56%79%
Speak Spanish12%29%13%

Education level achieved in Ridgecrest

IndexRidgecrestCaliforniaNational
Completed 8th grade87.3%81.1%84.3%
Completed high school86.5%79.8%83.0%
Completed some college66.3%61.5%59.4%
Completed associate degree38.1%39.8%38.5%
Completed bachelors27.9%32.0%30.3%
Completed masters9.5%11.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree1.8%3.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.9%1.6%1.3%
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Source: The Pierce 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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