Discovery

44910 17th St. E.
Lancaster, CA 93535
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Discovery serves 786 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 20% (which is lower than the California state average of 39%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 33% (which is lower than the California state average of 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
Discovery placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 30:1 is higher than the California state level of 23:1.
Minority enrollment is 92% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the California state average of 77% (majority Hispanic).

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School Overview

Discovery's student population of 786 students has declined by 22% over five school years.
The teacher population of 26 teachers has declined by 23% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-5
Total Students786 students
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Total Classroom Teachers26 teachers
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School Comparison

Discovery is ranked within the bottom 50% 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 is 0.46, 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
#7312 out of 9602 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
20%
39%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
33%
50%
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Student : Teacher Ratio30:123:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
1%
12%
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Hispanic
71%
54%
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Black
18%
5%
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White
8%
23%
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Hawaiian
n/a
1%
Two or more races
2%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.460.64
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Eligible for Free Lunch
83%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameLancaster Elementary School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Discovery is Desert Winds Continuation High School (1.5 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Gifford C. Cole Middle School (1.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Tierra Bonita Elementary School (1.0 miles away)
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