21001 Rancho Trabuco
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Melinda Heights Elementary School serves 972 students in grades Kindergarten-6.
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 72% (which is higher than the California state average of 51%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 28:1 is higher than the California state level of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 49% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the California state average of 78% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-6
  • Enrollment: 972 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 28:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 49%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 66%
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 72%
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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

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School Overview

Melinda Heights Elementary School's student population of 972 students has declined by 5% over five school years.
The teacher population of 35 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-6
Total Students
972 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
35 teachers
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School Rankings

The diversity score of Melinda Heights 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)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
(18-19)
66%
40%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
(18-19)
72%
51%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
28:1
22:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
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Asian
13%
12%
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Hispanic
23%
56%
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Black
n/a
5%
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White
51%
22%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
13%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.66
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Eligible for Free Lunch
11%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
6%
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Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Melinda Heights Elementary School's ranking?

Melinda Heights Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in California for: Most diverse schools (Top 20%).

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 72% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 51% CA state average).

How many students attend Melinda Heights Elementary School?

972 students attend Melinda Heights Elementary School.

What is the racial composition of the student body?

51% of Melinda Heights Elementary School students are White, 23% of students are Hispanic, 13% of students are Asian, and 13% of students are Two or more races.

What is the student:teacher ratio of Melinda Heights Elementary School?

Melinda Heights Elementary School has a student ration of 28:1, which is higher than the California state average of 22:1.

What grades does Melinda Heights Elementary School offer ?

Melinda Heights Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Kindergarten-6

What school district is Melinda Heights Elementary School part of?

Melinda Heights Elementary School is part of Saddleback Valley Unified School District.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-6
  • Enrollment: 972 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 28:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 49%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 66%
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 72%
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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