Discovery Charter

  • Discovery Charter serves 953 students in grades Kindergarten-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 66% (which is higher than the California state average of 39%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 78% (which is higher than the California state average of 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Discovery Charter placed in the top 10% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 10%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 26:1 is higher than the California state level of 23:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 87% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the California state average of 77% (majority Hispanic).

Top Placements

Discovery Charter places among the top 20% of public schools in California for:

School Overview

  • Discovery Charter's student population of 953 students has grown by 7% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 37 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
School TypeCharter School
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-8
Total Students953 students
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Total Classroom Teachers37 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Discovery Charter is ranked within the top 10% of all 9,602 schools in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The diversity score of Discovery Charter is 0.57, which is less than 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 Testing Rank#826 out of 9602 schools
(Top 10%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
66%
39%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
78%
50%
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Student : Teacher Ratio26:123:1
American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
14%
12%
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Hispanic
63%
54%
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Black
4%
5%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Discovery Charter and the percentage of Black public school students in California by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
White
13%
23%
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Hawaiian
n/a
1%
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Two or more races
6%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Discovery Charter. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in CA.
Diversity Score0.570.64
This chart display the diversity score of Discovery Charter and the public school average diversity score of California by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
27%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
7%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Discovery Charter and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in California by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameChula Vista Elementary School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

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