Capistrano Avenue Elementary School

8118 Capistrano Ave.
Canoga Park, CA 91304
(School attendance zone shown in map)
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Top 30%
Serving 394 students in grades Kindergarten-5, Capistrano Avenue Elementary School ranks in the top 30% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 30%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 55-59% (which is higher than the California state average of 40%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 60-64% (which is higher than the California state average of 51%).
The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is lower than the California state level of 21:1.
Minority enrollment is 87% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the California state average of 79% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 394 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 20:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 87%
  • : 55-59%
  • : 60-64%
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

School Overview

Capistrano Avenue Elementary School's student population of 394 students has declined by 11% over five school years.
The teacher population of 20 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-5
Total Students
394 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
20 teachers
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School Rankings

The diversity score of Capistrano Avenue Elementary School is 0.51, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.63. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
This School
State Level (CA)
(18-19)
55-59%
40%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Capistrano Avenue Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in California by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
(18-19)
60-64%
51%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Capistrano Avenue Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of California by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
20:1
21:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
12%
12%
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Hispanic
68%
56%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Capistrano Avenue Elementary School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Black
5%
5%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Capistrano Avenue Elementary School and the percentage of Black public school students in California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
White
13%
21%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Capistrano Avenue Elementary School and the percentage of White public school students in California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
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Two or more races
2%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in CA.
0.51
This chart display the diversity score of Capistrano Avenue Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
67%
51%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Capistrano Avenue Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
7%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Capistrano Avenue Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What schools are Capistrano Avenue Elementary School often compared to?
Capistrano Avenue Elementary Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Justice Street Charter, Pomelo Community Charter by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
55-59% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 40% CA state average), while 60-64% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 51% CA state average).
How many students attend Capistrano Avenue Elementary School?
394 students attend Capistrano Avenue Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
68% of Capistrano Avenue Elementary School students are Hispanic, 13% of students are White, 12% of students are Asian, 5% of students are Black, and 2% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Capistrano Avenue Elementary School?
Capistrano Avenue Elementary School has a student ration of 20:1, which is lower than the California state average of 21:1.
What grades does Capistrano Avenue Elementary School offer ?
Capistrano Avenue Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Kindergarten-5
What school district is Capistrano Avenue Elementary School part of?
Capistrano Avenue Elementary School is part of Los Angeles Unified School District.
In what neighborhood is Capistrano Avenue Elementary School located?
Capistrano Avenue Elementary School is located in the West Hills neighborhood of Canoga Park, CA.

School Reviews

5   9/12/2012
second year for my son first year for my daughter Mrs Cao- Garcia has been the best principal all the staff what can I say they are all so awesome!! I love this school
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 394 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 20:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 87%
  • : 55-59%
  • : 60-64%
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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