Discovery Elementary School

  • Discovery Elementary School serves 652 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
  • 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 74% (which is higher than the California state average of 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Discovery Elementary School placed in the top 20% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 50:1 is higher than the California state level of 23:1.

Top Placements

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School Overview

  • Discovery Elementary School's student population of 652 students has declined by 33% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 13 teachers has declined by 64% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-5
Total Students652 students
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Total Classroom Teachers13 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Discovery Elementary School is ranked within the top 20% of all 9,602 schools in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 50:1 has increased from 27:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Discovery Elementary School is 0.54, 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 School Rank#972 out of 9602 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
66%
39%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Discovery 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 2017-18 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
74%
50%
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Student : Teacher Ratio50:123:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
8%
11%
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Hispanic
32%
54%
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Black
1%
6%
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White
59%
24%
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Hawaiian
n/an/a
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Two or more races
n/a
4%
This chart display the percentage of students of two or more races in Discovery Elementary School and the percentage of public school students of two or more races in California by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Diversity Score0.540.64
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Eligible for Free Lunch
27%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
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 2017-18 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameSan Marcos Unified School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

  • The nearest high school, middle school and elementary school to Discovery Elementary School is Bayshore Preparatory Charter (0.6 miles away)
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