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The state Department of Education deemed more than 61 percent of California students socioeconomically disadvantaged in 2018 as schools continued to lag in English and mathematics, according to a Thursday report on the state’s public education system.

The department updated its California School Dashboard to reflect that schools maintained test scores just below the standard in English and worse in mathematics, marking continued substandard testing from last year.

Schools in the state held a graduation rate of 83.5 percent, dipping less than one percent since last year, while 42.2 percent of students were considered prepared for college or a career and 3.5 percent had been suspended at least once.

On average, schools displayed continued racial disparity. Foster youth and students with disabilities performed the worst, followed by African Americans, American Indians and Pacific Islanders.

Hispanic students, which made up 54.3 percent of all enrolled students, were slightly behind in English and further behind in mathematics.

Whites placed above average in English and were one point short of standards for mathematics, while Asians exceeded standards in both categories.

African Americans were suspended more than any category of students other than foster youth, with 9.4 percent of black students having been suspended at least once, almost three times the average rate.

The highest performing school district in Sacramento County was Folsom Cordova Unified, the only one in the area to exceed standards in both English and mathematics. The district is made up mostly of students who are not socioeconomically disadvantaged, which the Department of Education defines as those who are eligible for meal plans or whose parents do not have high school diplomas.

See how local districts compare using the list below, which includes major school districts in the county. Point scores are based on the Smarter Balanced Summative Assessment, a series of comprehensive standardized tests administered in the state.

Arcohe Union

  • 60.8 percent socioeconomically disadvantaged
  • 23.6 points below English standards
  • 17.4 points below mathematics standards
  • Suspension rate of 4.7 percent

Center Joint Unified

  • 67.3 percent socioeconomically disadvantaged
  • 14.2 points below English standards
  • 47.3 points below mathematics standards
  • Suspension rate of 6.7 percent
  • Graduation rate of 90.7 percent

Elk Grove Unified

  • 54.9 percent socioeconomically disadvantaged
  • 7.5 points above English standards
  • 19.3 points below mathematics standards
  • Suspension rate of 4.4 percent
  • Graduation rate of 92.3 percent

Elverta Joint

  • 84.3 percent socioeconomically disadvantaged
  • 55.3 points below English standards
  • 79.5 points below mathematics standards
  • Suspension rate of 2.9 percent

Folsom Cordova Unified

  • 38.3 percent socioeconomically disadvantaged
  • 28.9 points above English standards
  • 1.8 points above mathematics standards
  • Suspension rate of 5 percent
  • Graduation rate of 91.9 percent

Galt Joint Union Elementary

  • 57.2 percent socioeconomically disadvantaged
  • 7 points below English standards
  • 32.7 points below mathematics standards
  • Suspension rate of 2.7 percent

Galt Joint Union High

  • 59.8 percent socioeconomically disadvantaged
  • 21.8 points below English standards
  • 67.1 points below mathematics standards
  • Suspension rate of 4.7 percent
  • Graduation rate of 95.9 percent

Natomas Unified

  • 60 percent socioeconomically disadvantaged
  • 36.4 points below English standards
  • 65.2 points below mathematics standards
  • Suspension rate of 7.4 percent
  • Graduation rate of 96.1 percent

River Delta Unified

  • 64.7 percent socioeconomically disadvantaged
  • 21.7 points below English standards
  • 51.1 points below mathematics standards
  • Suspension rate of 5 percent
  • Graduation rate of 89.6 percent

Robla

  • 88.9 percent socioeconomically disadvantaged
  • 36.5 points below English standards
  • 52.7 points below mathematics standards
  • Suspension rate of 4.3 percent

Sacramento City Unified

  • 71.3 percent socioeconomically disadvantaged
  • 26.7 points below English standards
  • 50.7 points below mathematics standards
  • Suspension rate of 6.1 percent
  • Graduation rate of 85.9 percent

San Juan Unified

  • 54.4 percent socioeconomically disadvantaged
  • 18.1 points below English standards
  • 40.9 points below mathematics standards
  • Suspension rate of 7.2 percent
  • Graduation rate of 88.7 percent

Twin Rivers Unified

  • 87.9 percent socioeconomically disadvantaged
  • 44.5 points below English standards
  • 69 points below mathematics standards
  • Suspension rate of 8.5 percent
  • Graduation rate of 86.3 percent
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