Capistrano Unified School District

For the 2022 school year, there are 59 public schools serving 43,615 students in Capistrano Unified School District. This district's average testing ranking is 10/10, which is in the top 10% of public schools in California.
Public Schools in Capistrano Unified School District have an average math proficiency score of 61% (versus the California public school average of 40%), and reading proficiency score of 70% (versus the 51% statewide average).
The top ranked public schools in Capistrano Unified School District are Ladera Ranch Middle School, Vista Del Mar Elementary School and Wagon Wheel Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. Capistrano Unified School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in California.
Minority enrollment is 46% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the California public school average of 78% (majority Hispanic).

Top Rankings

Capistrano Unified School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in California for:

Category
Attribute
Overall Rank
Highest overall rank (Top 20%)
Math Proficiency
Highest math proficiency (Top 20%)
Reading/Language Arts Proficiency
Highest reading/language arts proficiency (Top 20%)
Graduation Rate
Highest graduation rate (Top 5%)
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)

Overview

School District Name
Capistrano Unified School District
School District Website
School District Phone Number
School District Grades Offered
KG - 12
2020-2021 School Year Data
This School District
This State (CA)
# Schools
59 Schools
10,294 Schools
# Students
43,615 Students
5,952,381 Students
# Teachers
1,729 Teachers
264,811 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
25:1
25:1

District Rank

Capistrano Unified School District, which is ranked #196 of all 1,873 school districts in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-2019 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 96% has decreased from 97% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (CA)
Overall District Rank
#199 out of 1942 school districts
(Top 20%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Capistrano Unified  School District, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
61%
40%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Capistrano Unified  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of CA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
70%
51%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Capistrano Unified  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of CA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Graduation Rate
96%
84%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Capistrano Unified  School District and public school graduation rate of CA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.62
0.63
# American Indian Students
65 Students
28,351 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
n/a
# Asian Students
3,663 Students
702,409 Students
% Asian Students
9%
12%
# Hispanic Students
11,825 Students
3,303,374 Students
% Hispanic Students
27%
56%
# Black Students
370 Students
306,585 Students
% Black Students
1%
5%
# White Students
23,603 Students
1,290,217 Students
% White Students
54%
22%
# Hawaiian Students
61 Students
25,751 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
4,022 Students
294,102 Students
% of Two or more races Students
9%
5%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
-
-
# Students in K Grade:
2,836
458,150
# Students in 1st Grade:
2,827
423,156
# Students in 2nd Grade:
2,851
429,338
# Students in 3rd Grade:
2,937
436,138
# Students in 4th Grade:
3,048
443,865
# Students in 5th Grade:
3,138
446,171
# Students in 6th Grade:
3,140
437,696
# Students in 7th Grade:
3,337
457,616
# Students in 8th Grade:
3,665
465,035
# Students in 9th Grade:
3,773
499,550
# Students in 10th Grade:
4,127
493,565
# Students in 11th Grade:
3,816
477,486
# Students in 12th Grade:
4,120
484,615
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $13,271 in this school district is less than the state median of $19,522. The school district revenue/student has grown by 22% over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $12,874 is less than the state median of $19,618. The school district spending/student has grown by 22% over four school years.
This School District
This State (CA)
Total Revenue (19-20)
$579 MM
$29 MM
This chart display total revenue of Capistrano Unified  School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in CA by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
Spending (19-20)
$562 MM
$29 MM
This chart display total spending of Capistrano Unified  School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in CA by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$13,271
$19,522
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Capistrano Unified  School District and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in CA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Spending / Student
$12,874
$19,618
This chart display average spending per public school student in Capistrano Unified  School District and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in CA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Best Capistrano Unified School District Public Schools (2022)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Ladera Ranch Middle School
Math: 78% | Reading: 85%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
29551 Sienna Pkwy.
Ladera Ranch, CA 92694
(949) 234-5922
Grades: 6-8
| 1,356 students
Rank: #22.
Vista Del Mar Elementary School
Math: 74% | Reading: 82%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1130 Ave. Talega
San Clemente, CA 92673
(949) 234-5950
Grades: K-5
| 765 students
Rank: #33.
Wagon Wheel Elementary School
Math: 80% | Reading: 78%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
30912 Bridle Path
Trabuco Canyon, CA 92679
(949) 589-1953
Grades: K-5
| 393 students
Rank: #44.
Oso Grande Elementary School
Math: 77% | Reading: 79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
30251 Sienna Pkwy.
Ladera Ranch, CA 92694
(949) 234-5966
Grades: K-5
| 883 students
Rank: #55.
Arroyo Vista Middle School
Math: 74% | Reading: 81%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
23371 Arroyo Vista
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688
(949) 234-5951
Grades: 6-8
| 319 students
Rank: #66.
Vista Del Mar Middle School
Math: 72% | Reading: 81%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
1130 Ave. Talega
San Clemente, CA 92673
(949) 234-5955
Grades: 6-8
| 621 students
Rank: #77.
Ladera Ranch Elementary School
Math: 75% | Reading: 79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
29551 Sienna Pkwy.
Ladera Ranch, CA 92694
(949) 234-5915
Grades: K-5
| 588 students
Rank: #88.
Moulton Elementary School
Math: 73% | Reading: 79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
29851 Highlands Ave.
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
(949) 234-5980
Grades: K-5
| 569 students
Rank: #99.
Canyon Vista Elementary School
Math: 75% | Reading: 77%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
27800 Oak View Dr.
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
(949) 234-5941
Grades: K-5
| 484 students
Rank: #1010.
Laguna Niguel Elementary School
Math: 73% | Reading: 77%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
27922 Niguel Heights Blvd.
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
(949) 234-5308
Grades: K-5
| 394 students
Rank: #1111.
Castille Elementary School
Math: 67% | Reading: 81%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
24042 Via La Coruna
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
(949) 234-5976
Grades: K-5
| 528 students
Rank: #1212.
Don Juan Avila Middle School
Math: 69% | Reading: 79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
26278 Wood Canyon Dr.
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
(949) 362-0348
Grades: 6-8
| 1,030 students
Rank: #1313.
Chaparral Elementary School
Math: 70% | Reading: 78%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
29001 Sienna Pkwy.
Ladera Ranch, CA 92694
(949) 234-5349
Grades: K-5
| 671 students
Rank: #1414.
Tesoro High School
Math: 64% | Reading: 83%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
1 Tesoro Creek Rd.
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688
(949) 234-5310
Grades: 9-12
| 2,409 students
Rank: #1515.
Bathgate Elementary School
Math: 67% | Reading: 79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
27642 Napoli Way
Mission Viejo, CA 92692
(949) 348-0451
Grades: K-5
| 608 students
Rank: #1616.
Capistrano Home/virtual
Alternative School
Math: 60-64% | Reading: 80-84%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
32972 Calle Perfecto
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
(949) 234-9374
Grades: K-8
| 274 students
Rank: #1717.
Las Flores Middle School
Math: 67% | Reading: 77%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
25862 Antonio Pkwy.
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688
(949) 589-6543
Grades: 6-8
| 723 students
Rank: #1818.
Oak Grove Elementary School
Math: 65% | Reading: 78%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
22705 Sanborn
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
(949) 360-9001
Grades: K-5
| 649 students
Rank: #1919.
Tijeras Creek Elementary School
Math: 70-74% | Reading: 70-74%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
23072 Avenida Empresa
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688
(949) 234-5300
Grades: K-5
| 287 students
Rank: #2020.
Concordia Elementary School
Math: 69% | Reading: 73%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
3120 Avenida Del Presidente
San Clemente, CA 92672
(949) 492-3060
Grades: K-5
| 434 students
Rank: #2121.
Don Juan Avila Elementary School
Math: 72% | Reading: 71%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
26278 Wood Canyon Dr.
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
(949) 349-9452
Grades: K-5
| 710 students
Rank: #2222.
Newhart Middle School
Math: 66% | Reading: 74%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
25001 Veterans Way
Mission Viejo, CA 92692
(949) 855-0162
Grades: 6-8
| 1,108 students
Rank: #2323.
Arroyo Vista Elementary School
Math: 70% | Reading: 71%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
23371 Arroyo Vista
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688
(949) 234-5951
Grades: K-5
| 498 students
Rank: #2424.
Las Flores Elementary School
Math: 65% | Reading: 73%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
25862 Antonio Pkwy.
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688
(949) 589-6935
Grades: K-5
| 398 students
Rank: #2525.
Truman Benedict Elementary School
Math: 68% | Reading: 71%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1251 Sarmentoso
San Clemente, CA 92673
(949) 498-6617
Grades: K-5
| 632 students
Rank: #2626.
Esencia
Math: 60-64% | Reading: 70-74%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
5 Aprender St.
Ladera Ranch, CA 92694
(949) 234-9200
Grades: K-5
| 719 students
Rank: #2727.
John Malcom Elementary School
Math: 66% | Reading: 70%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
32261 Charles Ave.
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
(949) 248-0542
Grades: K-5
| 498 students
Rank: #2828.
George White Elementary School
Math: 64% | Reading: 71%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
25422 Chapparosa Park Dr.
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
(949) 249-3875
Grades: K-5
| 490 students
Rank: #2929.
Aliso Viejo Middle School
Math: 65% | Reading: 70%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
111 Park Ave.
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
(949) 831-2622
Grades: 6-8
| 857 students
Rank: #3030.
Aliso Niguel High School
Math: 54% | Reading: 79%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
28000 Wolverine Way
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
(949) 831-5590
Grades: 9-12
| 2,895 students
Rank: #3131.
Marian Bergeson Elementary School
Math: 65% | Reading: 69%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
25302 Rancho Niguel Rd.
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
(949) 643-1540
Grades: K-5
| 505 students
Rank: #3232.
Carl Hankey Middle School
Math: 61% | Reading: 70%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
27252 Nubles
Mission Viejo, CA 92692
(949) 234-5315
Grades: 6-8
| 210 students
Rank: #3333.
San Juan Hills High School
Math: 49% | Reading: 84%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
29211 Stallion Ridge
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
(949) 234-5900
Grades: 9-12
| 2,916 students
Rank: #3434.
Philip J. Reilly Elementary School
Math: 57% | Reading: 69%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
24171 Pavion
Mission Viejo, CA 92692
(949) 454-1590
Grades: K-5
| 411 students
Rank: #3535.
Bernice Ayer Middle School
Math: 53% | Reading: 71%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1271 Sarmentoso
San Clemente, CA 92673
(949) 366-9607
Grades: 6-8
| 831 students
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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Capistrano Unified School District
  • 33122 Valle Rd., San Juan Capistrano, CA, 92675-4706
  • (949) 234-9200
  • capousd.org
  • Grades: KG - 12
  • Students: 43,615 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 25:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 46%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 96% (Top 5% in CA)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Top 20%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 61% (Top 5%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 70% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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