La Madera Elementary School

La Madera Elementary School serves 595 students in grades KG-6.
The student:teacher ratio of 28:1 is higher than the CA average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 48% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 74%.
La Madera Elementary School operates within the Saddleback Valley Unified School District.

Overview

The student population of 595 students has grown by 5% over five years.
School Type Magnet School
Grades Offered Grades KG-6
Total Students 595 students
La Madera Elementary School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 52% Male / 48%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 21 teachers
La Madera Elementary School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade La Madera Elementary School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 28:1 has decreased from : over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.64 is equal to the state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (CA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 28:1 22:1
La Madera Elementary School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
12%
11%
La Madera Elementary School Asian (1988-2012)
Hispanic
27%
52%
La Madera Elementary School Hispanic (1988-2012)
Black
1%
7%
La Madera Elementary School Black (1988-2012)
White
52%
26%
La Madera Elementary School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups La Madera Elementary School Sch Ethnicity La Madera Elementary School Sta Ethnicity
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.64 0.64
La Madera Elementary School Diversity Score (1988-2012)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
n/a
10%
La Madera Elementary School Eligible for Free Lunch (1992-2011)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
n/a
n/a
La Madera Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2011)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 31,876 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
School District Name Saddleback Valley Unified School District
Number of Schools
Managed
34
4
Number of Students Managed 31,876 1,577
Saddleback Valley Unified School District Number of Students Managed (1987-2012)
District Total Revenue $342 MM $19 MM
Saddleback Valley Unified School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $343 MM $18 MM
Saddleback Valley Unified School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $10,393 $11,099
Saddleback Valley Unified School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $10,426 $10,975
Saddleback Valley Unified School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is El Toro High School (0.3 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Serrano Intermediate (0.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Santiago Elementary School (0.5 miles away)
 All Schools  |High Schools High Schools  |Middle Schools Middle Schools  |Elementary Elementary  |Pre-K Pre-K  |Private Schools Private Schools 
Show me:
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Lake Forest El Toro High School
    Magnet School
    25255 Toledo Way
    Lake Forest , CA , 92630
    (949)586-6333
    Magnet School
    0.3  mi  |  2766  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Lake Forest Santiago Elementary School
    24982 Rivendell Dr
    Lake Forest , CA , 92630
    (949)586-2820
    0.5  mi  |  600  students  |  Gr.  KG-6
  • Lake Forest Serrano Intermediate
    24642 Jeronimo Rd
    Lake Forest , CA , 92630
    (949)586-3221
    0.8  mi  |  1368  students  |  Gr.  7-8
  • Lake Forest Rancho Canada Elementary School
    21801 Winding Way
    Lake Forest , CA , 92630
    (949)768-5252
    0.8  mi  |  726  students  |  Gr.  KG-6
  • Lake Forest Lake Forest Elementary School
    21801 Pittsford Dr
    Lake Forest , CA , 92630
    (949)830-9945
    1  mi  |  938  students  |  Gr.  KG-6

School Reviews

Reviews should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities

I am a:

Email: (we will not reveal your email)

Your review:

Would you recommend this school?

Add School Reviews - Recommended Yes     Add School Reviews - Not Recommended No

Area Statistics

Recent Public School Articles
10 Money-Saving Tips for Back-to-School Shopping
10 Money-Saving Tips for Back-to-School Shopping
One of the most stressful parts of back-to-school season is making sure your children get everything they need, without breaking the bank. Here are 10 expert back-to-school shopping tips to get what you need on a budget.
Knowledge is Power Program: A Strong Model for Public Schools
As many traditional public schools struggle to close the achievement gap, Knowledge is Power Program schools seem to have the right formula for helping poverty-stricken and minority students achieve success. In this article, we examine how KIPP schools are making their students’ futures much brighter.
Urban Public Schools Come to the Rescue of Black Boys
Public schools across the nation are implementing programs that help keep young black men in school and off the streets. Boosting graduation rates, reducing gang involvement and violence, and providing positive male role models are just a few of the common elements of these programs. Yet, the achievement gap between black boys and other peer groups remains extremely wide.