Capistrano Unified School District

33122 Valle Rd.
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675-4706
(District boundaries shown in map)
10/
10
Top 10%

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 10%)
Math Proficiency
Highest math proficiency (Top 20%)
Reading/Language Arts Proficiency
Highest reading/language arts proficiency (Top 10%)
Graduation Rate
Highest graduation rate (Top 5%)
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
For the 2024 school year, there are 50 public elementary schools serving 27,183 students in Capistrano Unified School District. This district's average elementary testing ranking is 6/10, which is in the top 50% of public elementary schools in California.
Public Elementary Schools in Capistrano Unified School District have an average math proficiency score of 41% (versus the California public elementary school average of 34%), and reading proficiency score of 42% (versus the 45% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 48% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the California public elementary school average of 79% (majority Hispanic).

Overview

This School District
This State (CA)
# Schools
59 Schools
7,688 Schools
# Students
42,646 Students
3,823,691 Students
# Teachers
1,916 Teachers
173,564 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
22:1
22:1

District Rank

Capistrano Unified School District, which is ranked #106 of all 1,167 school districts in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-2021 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 97% has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
This School District
State Average (CA)
#111 out of 1200 school districts
(Top 10%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Capistrano Unified  School District, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
50%
34%
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 2020-21 school year data.
72%
49%
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 2020-21 school year data.
97%
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 2020-21 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

0.63
0.63
# American Indian Students
66 Students
17,644 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
n/a
# Asian Students
3,528 Students
438,824 Students
% Asian Students
8%
12%
# Hispanic Students
11,688 Students
2,121,275 Students
% Hispanic Students
28%
56%
# Black Students
351 Students
196,205 Students
% Black Students
1%
5%
# White Students
22,668 Students
807,801 Students
% White Students
53%
21%
# Hawaiian Students
54 Students
15,388 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
4,258 Students
222,553 Students
% of Two or more races Students
10%
6%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
-
18
# Students in K Grade:
3,000
467,614
# Students in 1st Grade:
2,746
408,263
# Students in 2nd Grade:
2,868
421,114
# Students in 3rd Grade:
2,885
426,435
# Students in 4th Grade:
2,973
432,748
# Students in 5th Grade:
3,071
440,654
# Students in 6th Grade:
3,099
440,527
# Students in 7th Grade:
3,164
307,721
# Students in 8th Grade:
3,377
321,532
# Students in 9th Grade:
3,700
40,526
# Students in 10th Grade:
3,762
37,922
# Students in 11th Grade:
4,045
36,984
# Students in 12th Grade:
3,956
41,633
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $16,788 in this school district is less than the state median of $19,801. The school district revenue/student has grown by 30% over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $14,388 is less than the state median of $18,236. The school district spending/student has grown by 20% over four school years.
This School District
This State (CA)
Total Revenue
$716 MM
$116,387 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 2020-21 school year data.
Spending
$614 MM
$107,188 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 2020-21 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$16,788
$19,801
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Capistrano Unified  School District and average revenue per public school student of all school districts in CA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending / Student
$14,388
$18,236
This chart display average spending per public school student in Capistrano Unified  School District and average spending per public school student of all school districts in CA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Best Capistrano Unified School District Public Elementary Schools (2024)

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
| 1,284 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
| 789 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
| 424 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
| 901 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
| 295 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
| 575 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
| 603 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
| 547 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
| 455 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
| 370 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
| 485 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
| 926 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.
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
| 619 students
Rank: #1515.
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
| 329 students
Rank: #1616.
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
| 645 students
Rank: #1717.
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
| 603 students
Rank: #1818.
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
| 312 students
Rank: #1919.
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
| 500 students
Rank: #2020.
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
| 706 students
Rank: #2121.
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
| 482 students
Rank: #2222.
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
| 369 students
Rank: #2323.
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
| 634 students
Rank: #2424.
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
| 793 students
Rank: #2525.
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
| 477 students
Rank: #2626.
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
| 444 students
Rank: #2727.
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
| 783 students
Rank: #2828.
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
| 479 students
Rank: #2929.
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
| 198 students
Rank: #3030.
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
| 803 students
Rank: #3131.
Philip J. Reilly Elementary School
(Math: <50% | Reading: ≥50%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
24171 Pavion
Mission Viejo, CA 92692
(949) 454-1590
Grades: K-5
| 397 students
Rank: #3232.
Shorecliffs Middle School
(Math: 58% | Reading: 63% )
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
240 Via Socorro
San Clemente, CA 92672
(949) 498-1660
Grades: 6-8
| 766 students
Rank: #3333.
Hidden Hills Elementary School
(Math: 50-54% | Reading: 60-64% )
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
25142 Hidden Hills Rd.
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
(949) 495-0050
Grades: K-5
| 344 students
Rank: #34 - 3634. - 36.
Marco Forster Middle School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
25601 Camino Del Avion
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
(949) 234-5907
Grades: 6-8
| 1,186 students
Rank: #34 - 3634. - 36.
Newhart Middle School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
25001 Veterans Way
Mission Viejo, CA 92692
(949) 855-0162
Grades: 6-8
| 1,076 students
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • District size: 59 schools
  • Grades: KG-12
  • Enrollment: 42,646 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 22:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 47%
  • : 97% (Top 5% in CA)
  • : Top 10%
  • : 50% (Top 20%)
  • : 72% (Top 10%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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