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Public elementary schools in Sacramento: What are this year's top rated and most improved?

Public elementary schools in Sacramento: What are this year's top rated and most improved?
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By Hoodline - Published on August 21, 2019.

How strong are the public elementary schools in Sacramento?

With a fresh school year kicking off, we analyzed newly released data from Niche.com — which include comprehensive report cards, rankings and reviews — to identify those schools that made the biggest strides last year and those that lead their peers.

Charles E. Mack Elementary School's overall rating improved the most among similar schools in Sacramento, rising from a C+ to a B-, according to data from Niche.

For the 2019-2020 school year, the school, located at 4701 Brookfield Drive, enrolls 895 students. Charles E. Mack Elementary School serves a diverse population: 59% of students identify as Hispanic, 16% identify as Asian and 14% identify as black. Niche graded the school a C for academics (on an A-D scale).

The overall ranking comes from Niche's proprietary algorithms. A school's ranking might change due to many factors, including the relative rankings of similar schools and whether a school gained or lost peers due to openings or closings. Other numbers come from current public data from the U.S. government.

Academically, 19% of Charles E. Mack Elementary School's students scored as proficient or above in math, and 31% did so in reading. That's compared to city averages of 28% in math and 32% in reading. The school's improved overall rating is notable in that it serves a less-affluent population, with 90% of students qualifying for free or reduced lunch, 13% more than the city average.

It's not the only school that's climbed Niche's rankings this year. Union House Elementary School saw its overall rating increase from a C+ to a B-. The school is located at 7850 Deercreek Drive and currently serves 863 students, of whom 30% identify as Asian, 25% identify as Hispanic and 25% identify as black.

Niche graded Union House Elementary School a C+ for academics on an A-D scale. The school's latest math proficiency was at 23%, and reading proficiency was 28%. It also serves a less-affluent population, with 91% of students qualifying for free or reduced lunch.

Regency Park Elementary School also saw improvement in its overall rating, from B- to B. The school is located at 5901 Bridgecross Drive and has 723 students currently enrolled, of whom 28% identify as Hispanic, 23% identify as white and 21% identify as Asian.

Niche graded Regency Park Elementary School a B- for academics on an A-D scale. Its latest math proficiency was at 44%, and reading proficiency was 50%.

While some public elementary schools in Sacramento are moving up the ranks, others are consistently top-rated overall, including:

  • Arnold Adreani Elementary School, with an overall rating of A.
  • Phoebe A. Hearst Elementary School, with an A- rating overall.
  • Crocker/Riverside Elementary School, rated A- overall.

Want more of the latest intel on Sacramento schools? Hoodline also analyzed the latest Niche ratings for the city's public high schools.


This story was created automatically using data from Niche.com, then reviewed by an editor before publication. Click here for more about how and why Hoodline is automating local news. Got thoughts about what we're doing? Go here to share your feedback.