Los Penasquitos Elementary School

14125 Cuca St.
San Diego, CA 92129
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
10/
10
Top 5%
Los Penasquitos Elementary School serves 530 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
Los Penasquitos Elementary School placed in the top 5% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 10%, and reading proficiency is top 10%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 75% (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 81% (which is higher than the California state average of 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 25:1 is higher than the California state level of 23:1.
Minority enrollment is 69% of the student body (majority Asian and Hispanic), which is lower than the California state average of 77% (majority Hispanic).

Top Placements

Los Penasquitos Elementary School places among the top 20% of public schools in California for:

School Overview

Los Penasquitos Elementary School's student population of 530 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 21 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Awards Blue Ribbon School (2011)
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-5
Total Students530 students
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Total Classroom Teachers21 teachers
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School Comparison

Los Penasquitos Elementary School is ranked within the top 5% 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 Los Penasquitos Elementary School is 0.76, which is more 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
#457 out of 9602 schools
(Top 5%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
75%
39%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
81%
50%
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Student : Teacher Ratio25:123:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
29%
12%
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Hispanic
23%
54%
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Black
6%
5%
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White
31%
23%
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Hawaiian
n/a
1%
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Two or more races
11%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.760.64
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Eligible for Free Lunch
38%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NamePoway Unified School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Los Penasquitos Elementary School is Mt. Carmel High School (1.5 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Black Mountain Middle School (1.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Shoal Creek Elementary School (0.9 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • San Diego Shoal Creek Elementary School Math: 70% | Reading: 68%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: K-5 | 564 students
    0.9 miles
    11775 Shoal Creek Dr.
    San Diego, CA 92128
    (858) 613-9080
    0.9 K-5 564
  • San Diego Morning Creek Elementary School Math: 73% | Reading: 75%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    Grades: K-5 | 780 students
    1.2 miles
    10925 Morning Creek Dr. S.
    San Diego, CA 92128
    (858) 748-4334
    1.2 K-5 780
  • San Diego Rolling Hills Elementary School Math: 75-79% | Reading: 80-84%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    Grades: K-5 | 446 students
    1.3 miles
    15255 Penasquitos Dr.
    San Diego, CA 92129
    (858) 672-3400
    1.3 K-5 446
  • San Diego Mt. Carmel High School Math: 55% | Reading: 76%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: 9-12 | 1,915 student
    1.5 miles
    9550 Carmel Mountain Rd.
    San Diego, CA 92129
    (858) 484-1180
    1.5 9-12 1,915
  • San Diego Highland Ranch Elementary School Math: 51% | Reading: 62%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    Grades: K-5 | 709 students
    1.7 miles
    14840 Waverley Downs Way
    San Diego, CA 92128
    (858) 674-4707
    1.7 K-5 709

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