Del Mar Elementary School

1959 Merrill St.
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
(School attendance zone shown in map)
6/
10
Top 50%
Serving 353 students in grades Kindergarten-5, Del Mar Elementary School ranks in the top 50% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 30-34% (which is approximately equal to the California state average of 33%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 45-49% (which is approximately equal to the California state average of 47%).
The student:teacher ratio of 24:1 is higher than the California state level of 21:1.
Minority enrollment is 68% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the California state average of 79% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 353 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 24:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 68%
  • : Top 50% in CA
  • : 30-34% (Top 50%)
  • : 45-49% (Top 50%)
  • : 20-29% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

School Overview

Del Mar Elementary School's student population of 353 students has declined by 5% over five school years.
The teacher population of 15 teachers has declined by 6% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-5
Total Students
353 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
15 teachers
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School Rankings

Del Mar Elementary School ranks within the top 50% of all 9,602 schools in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Del Mar Elementary School is 0.54, 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)
#3907 out of 9602 schools
(Top 50%)
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30-34%
33%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Del Mar 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 2021-22 school year data.
45-49%
47%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Del Mar 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 2021-22 school year data.
20-29%
29%
Student : Teacher Ratio
24:1
21:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
2%
12%
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Hispanic
60%
56%
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Black
3%
5%
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White
32%
21%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
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Two or more races
3%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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0.54
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Eligible for Free Lunch
57%
51%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Del Mar 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
7%
7%
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Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Del Mar Elementary School's ranking?
Del Mar Elementary School is ranked #3907 out of 9,602 schools, which ranks it among the top 50% of public schools in California.
What schools are Del Mar Elementary School often compared to?
Del Mar Elementary Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Live Oak Elementary School, Gault Elementary School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
30-34% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 33% CA state average), while 45-49% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 47% CA state average).
How many students attend Del Mar Elementary School?
353 students attend Del Mar Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
60% of Del Mar Elementary School students are Hispanic, 32% of students are White, 3% of students are Black, 3% of students are Two or more races, and 2% of students are Asian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Del Mar Elementary School?
Del Mar Elementary School has a student ration of 24:1, which is higher than the California state average of 21:1.
What grades does Del Mar Elementary School offer ?
Del Mar Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Kindergarten-5
What school district is Del Mar Elementary School part of?
Del Mar Elementary School is part of Live Oak Elementary School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 353 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 24:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 68%
  • : Top 50%
  • : 30-34% (Top 50%)
  • : 45-49% (Top 50%)
  • : 20-29% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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