Discovery Charter

Discovery Charter serves 853 students in grades KG-8.
The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 is lower than the CA average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 87% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 74%.
Discovery Charter operates within the Chula Vista Elementary School District.

Overview

The student population of 853 students has grown by 13% over five years.
The teacher population of 40 teachers has declined by 9% over five years.
School Type Charter School
Grades Offered Grades KG-8
Total Students 853 students
Discovery Charter Total Students (1994-2013)
Gender % 50% Male / 50%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 40 teachers
Discovery Charter Total Teachers (1994-2013)
Students by Grade Discovery Charter Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 has increased from 19:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.54 is more than the state average of 0.42. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (CA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 21:1 22:1
Discovery Charter Student Teacher Ratio (1994-2013)
American Indian
1%
1%
Discovery Charter American Indian Students (1994-2004)
Asian
18%
11%
Discovery Charter Asian Students (1994-2013)
Hispanic
64%
52%
Discovery Charter Black Students (1994-2013)
Black
4%
7%
Discovery Charter Black Students (1994-2013)
White
13%
26%
Discovery Charter White Students (1994-2013)
All Ethnic Groups Discovery Charter All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown CA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
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.
0.54 0.42
Discovery Charter Diversity Score (1994-2013)
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.
20%
48%
Discovery Charter Eligible for Free Lunch (1994-2013)
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.
9%
8%
Discovery Charter Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2013)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 28,524 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district revenue/student of $10,076 is less than the state average of $11,099. The district revenue/student has grown by 14% over four years.
The district spending/student of $9,273 is less than the state average of $10,975. The district spending/student has declined by 5% over four years.
School District Name Chula Vista Elementary School District
Number of Schools
Managed
47
4
Number of Students Managed 28,524 1,667
Chula Vista Elementary School District Students Managed (1988-2013)
District Total Revenue $274 MM $19 MM
Chula Vista Elementary School District District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $252 MM $18 MM
Chula Vista Elementary School District District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $10,076 $11,099
Chula Vista Elementary School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $9,273 $10,975
Chula Vista Elementary School District District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2013 (latest year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Bonita Vista Senior High School (1 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Bonita Vista Middle School (0.9 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Casillas (joseph) Elementary School (0.9 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Chula VistaBonita Vista Middle School
    650 Otay Lakes Rd
    Chula VistaCA 91910
    (619)397-2200
    0.9 mi | Gr. 7-8 | 1051 students                      
  • Chula VistaCasillas (joseph) Elementary School
    1130 East J St
    Chula VistaCA 91910
    (619)421-7555
    0.9 mi | Gr. KG-6 | 576 students                      
  • Chula VistaRancho Del Rey Middle School
    1174 East J St
    Chula VistaCA 91910
    (619)397-2500
    1 mi | Gr. 7-8 | 1711 students                      
  • Chula VistaChula Vista Hills Elementary School
    980 Buena Vista Way
    Chula VistaCA 91910
    (619)482-7066
    1 mi | Gr. KG-6 | 558 students                      
  • Chula VistaBonita Vista Senior High School
    751 Otay Lakes Rd
    Chula VistaCA 91913
    (619)397-2000
    1 mi | Gr. 9-12 | 2565 students                      

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