Pepper Drive Elementary School

1935 Marlinda Way
El Cajon, CA 92020
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
6/
10
Top 50%
Pepper Drive Elementary School serves 766 students in grades Kindergarten-8.
Pepper Drive Elementary School placed in the top 50% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 46% (which is higher than the California state average of 34%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 49% (which is equal to the California state average of 49%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 is higher than the California state level of 21:1.
Minority enrollment is 51% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the California state average of 79% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 766 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 23:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 51%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50% in CA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 46% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 49% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

School Overview

Pepper Drive Elementary School's student population of 766 students has declined by 20% over five school years.
The teacher population of 34 teachers has declined by 5% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-8
Total Students
766 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
34 teachers
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School Rankings

Pepper Drive Elementary School is ranked within the top 50% of all 3,649 schools in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Pepper Drive Elementary School is 0.63, which is equal to the diversity score at state average of 0.63. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (CA)
Overall Testing Rank
#1735 out of 3649 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
46%
34%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
49%
49%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
23:1
21:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
4%
12%
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Hispanic
36%
56%
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Black
3%
5%
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White
49%
21%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
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Two or more races
8%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.63
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Eligible for Free Lunch
48%
51%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
7%
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School District Name
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Pepper Drive Elementary School's ranking?
Pepper Drive Elementary School is ranked #1735 out of 3,649 schools, which ranks it among the top 50% of public schools in California.
What schools are Pepper Drive Elementary School often compared to?
Pepper Drive Elementary Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Cajon Park Elementary School, Hill Creek Elementary School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
46% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 34% CA state average), while 49% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 49% CA state average).
How many students attend Pepper Drive Elementary School?
766 students attend Pepper Drive Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
49% of Pepper Drive Elementary School students are White, 36% of students are Hispanic, 8% of students are Two or more races, 4% of students are Asian, and 3% of students are Black.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Pepper Drive Elementary School?
Pepper Drive Elementary School has a student ration of 23:1, which is higher than the California state average of 21:1.
What grades does Pepper Drive Elementary School offer ?
Pepper Drive Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Kindergarten-8
What school district is Pepper Drive Elementary School part of?
Pepper Drive Elementary School is part of Santee School District.

School Calendar

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Event
Date
No School - Spring Break
March 25, 2024 (Monday)
Last Day Of School
June 12, 2024 (Wednesday)
Last day of school!
June 12, 2024 (Wednesday)

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 766 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 23:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 51%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 46% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 49% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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