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 9 public high schools serving 15,463 students in Capistrano Unified School District. This district's average high testing ranking is 10/10, which is in the top 10% of public high schools in California.
Public High Schools in Capistrano Unified School District have an average math proficiency score of 52% (versus the California public high school average of 34%), and reading proficiency score of 73% (versus the 56% statewide average).
Public High School in Capistrano Unified School District have a Graduation Rate of 97%, which is more than the California average of 85%.
The school with highest graduation rate is San Juan Hills High School, with ≥99% graduation rate. Read more about public school graduation rate statistics in California or national school graduation rate statistics.
Minority enrollment is 44% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the California public high school average of 78% (majority Hispanic).

Overview

This School District
This State (CA)
# Schools
59 Schools
2,822 Schools
# Students
42,646 Students
2,204,488 Students
# Teachers
1,916 Teachers
101,134 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
0.64
# American Indian Students
66 Students
11,449 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
1%
# Asian Students
3,528 Students
253,526 Students
% Asian Students
8%
12%
# Hispanic Students
11,688 Students
1,210,385 Students
% Hispanic Students
28%
55%
# Black Students
351 Students
118,812 Students
% Black Students
1%
5%
# White Students
22,668 Students
492,294 Students
% White Students
53%
22%
# Hawaiian Students
54 Students
9,615 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
4,258 Students
103,544 Students
% of Two or more races Students
10%
5%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
-
18
# Students in K Grade:
3,000
24,378
# Students in 1st Grade:
2,746
22,510
# Students in 2nd Grade:
2,868
23,295
# Students in 3rd Grade:
2,885
23,310
# Students in 4th Grade:
2,973
23,453
# Students in 5th Grade:
3,071
23,769
# Students in 6th Grade:
3,099
31,687
# Students in 7th Grade:
3,164
40,948
# Students in 8th Grade:
3,377
43,682
# Students in 9th Grade:
3,700
484,137
# Students in 10th Grade:
3,762
494,853
# Students in 11th Grade:
4,045
478,576
# Students in 12th Grade:
3,956
489,872
# 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 High Schools (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
California Preparatory Academy
Alternative School
(Math: 60-79% | Reading: ≥80%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
32972 Calle Perfecto
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
(949) 234-5317
Grades: 9-12
| 295 students
Rank: #22.
Tesoro High School
(Math: 62% | Reading: 78%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
1 Tesoro Creek Rd.
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688
(949) 234-5310
Grades: 9-12
| 2,268 students
Rank: #33.
Aliso Niguel High School
(Math: 55% | Reading: 76%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
28000 Wolverine Way
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
(949) 831-5590
Grades: 9-12
| 2,773 students
Rank: #44.
San Clemente High School
(Math: 51% | Reading: 78%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
700 Avenido Pico
San Clemente, CA 92673
(949) 492-4165
Grades: 9-12
| 2,904 students
Rank: #55.
Capistrano Valley High School
(Math: 53% | Reading: 71%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
26301 Via Escolar
Mission Viejo, CA 92692
(949) 364-6100
Grades: 9-12
| 2,077 students
Rank: #66.
San Juan Hills High School
(Math: 50% | Reading: 75%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
29211 Stallion Ridge
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
(949) 234-5900
Grades: 9-12
| 2,939 students
Rank: #77.
Dana Hills High School
(Math: 43% | Reading: 68%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
33333 Golden Lantern
Dana Point, CA 92629
(949) 496-6666
Grades: 9-12
| 2,062 students
Rank: #88.
Capistrano Union High School
Alternative School
(Math: ≤5% | Reading: 20-24%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
31422 Camino Capistrano
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
(949) 489-7216
Grades: 9-12
| 136 students
Rank: n/an/a
Bridges Community Day
Alternative School
31576 El Camino Real
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
(949) 234-5302
Grades: 7-12
| 9 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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