730 Applewilde Dr.
San Marcos, CA 92078
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
10/
10
Top 10%
Discovery Elementary School serves 589 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
Discovery Elementary School 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 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 66% (which is higher than the California state average of 40%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 80% (which is higher than the California state average of 51%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 is lower than the California state level of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 51% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the California state average of 78% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 589 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 21:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 51%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 10% in CA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 66% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 80% (Top 10%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Discovery Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in California for:

Category
Attribute

School Overview

Discovery Elementary School's student population of 589 students has declined by 18% over five school years.
The teacher population of 28 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-5
Total Students
589 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
28 teachers
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School Rankings

Discovery Elementary School is ranked within the top 10% of all 9,659 schools in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Discovery Elementary School is 0.66, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.63. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (CA)
Overall Testing Rank
#809 out of 9659 schools
(Top 10%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
66%
40%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
80%
51%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
21:1
22:1
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American Indian
1%
n/a
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Asian
13%
12%
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Hispanic
29%
56%
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Black
n/a
5%
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White
49%
22%
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Hawaiian
1%
n/a
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Two or more races
7%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.66
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Eligible for Free Lunch
20%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (19-20)
3%
7%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Discovery Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in California by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Discovery Elementary School's ranking?

Discovery Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in California for: Highest overall rank (Top 10%), Highest math proficiency (Top 20%) and Highest reading/language arts proficiency (Top 10%).

What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?

66% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 40% CA state average), while 80% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 51% CA state average).

How many students attend Discovery Elementary School?

589 students attend Discovery Elementary School.

What is the ethnic breakdown of the student body?

49% of Discovery Elementary School students are White, 29% of students are Hispanic, 13% of students are Asian, 7% of students are Two or more races, 1% of students are American Indian, and 1% of students are Hawaiian.

What is the student:teacher ratio of Discovery Elementary School?

Discovery Elementary School has a student ration of 21:1, which is lower than the California state average of 22:1.

What grades does Discovery Elementary School offer ?

Discovery Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Kindergarten-5

School Calendar

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Event
Date
No School | Spring Break
March 27, 2023 (Monday)
No School | Spring Break
March 28, 2023 (Tuesday)
No School | Spring Break
March 29, 2023 (Wednesday)
No School | Spring Break
March 30, 2023 (Thursday)
No School | Spring Break
March 31, 2023 (Friday)

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 589 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 21:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 51%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 10%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 66% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 80% (Top 10%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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