Deer Canyon Elementary School

  • Deer Canyon Elementary School serves 491 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 87% (which is higher than the California state average of 38%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 86% (which is higher than the California state average of 48%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Deer Canyon Elementary School placed in the top 1% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 1%, and reading proficiency is top 5%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 25:1 is higher than the California state level of 23:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 71% of the student body (majority Asian), which is lower than the California state average of 77%.

Top Placements

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School Overview

  • Deer Canyon Elementary School's student population of 491 students has declined by 7% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 20 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
AwardsHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2015)
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-5
Total Students491 students
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Total Classroom Teachers20 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Deer Canyon Elementary School is ranked within the top 1% of all 9,584 schools in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 25:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Deer Canyon Elementary School is 0.64, which is equal to the diversity score at state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CA)
Overall School Rank (16-17)#94 out of 9584 schools
(Top 1%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
87%
38%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
86%
48%
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Student : Teacher Ratio25:123:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
51%
12%
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Hispanic
5%
54%
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Black
2%
5%
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White
29%
23%
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Hawaiian
n/an/a
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Two or more races
13%
4%
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Diversity Score0.640.64
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Eligible for Free Lunch
7%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NamePoway Unified School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

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