Pepper Drive Elementary School

1935 Marlinda Way
El Cajon, CA 92020
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
7/
10
Top 50%
Pepper Drive Elementary School serves 978 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 30%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 47% (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 51% (which is higher than the California state average of 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 27:1 is higher than the California state level of 23:1.
Minority enrollment is 53% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the California state average of 77% (majority Hispanic).

School Overview

Pepper Drive Elementary School's student population of 978 students has grown by 5% over five school years.
The teacher population of 36 teachers has grown by 5% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-8
Total Students978 students
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Total Classroom Teachers36 teachers
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School Comparison

Pepper Drive Elementary School is ranked within the top 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 Pepper Drive Elementary School is 0.64, which is equal to 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
#3440 out of 9602 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
47%
39%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
51%
50%
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Student : Teacher Ratio27:123:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
5%
12%
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Hispanic
36%
54%
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Black
3%
5%
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White
47%
23%
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Hawaiian
n/a
1%
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Two or more races
9%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.640.64
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Eligible for Free Lunch
51%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameSantee School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Pepper Drive Elementary School is Merit Academy (1.2 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Grossmont Secondary (1.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Magnolia Elementary School (0.9 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • El Cajon Magnolia Elementary School Math: 18% | Reading: 18%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-5 | 552 students
    0.9 miles
    650 Greenfield Dr.
    El Cajon, CA 92021
    (619) 588-3080
    0.9 K-5 552
  • La Mesa Merit Academy Special Education School
    Grades: 9-12 | 67 students
    1.2 miles
    1600 N. Cuyamaca St.
    La Mesa, CA 91944
    (619) 956-0600
    1.2 9-12 67
  • San Diego Grossmont Secondary Charter School
    Math: 10-14% | Reading: 40-44%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 7-12 | 257 students
    1.4 miles
    111 Fletcher Pkwy.
    San Diego, CA 92121
    (858) 678-3908
    1.4 7-12 257
  • El Cajon W. D. Hall Elementary School Math: 18% | Reading: 28%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-5 | 593 students
    1.4 miles
    1376 Pepper Dr.
    El Cajon, CA 92021
    (619) 588-3136
    1.4 K-5 593
  • Lakeside Winter Gardens Elementary School
    Grades: K-1 | 365 students
    1.4 miles
    8501 Pueblo Rd.
    Lakeside, CA 92040
    (619) 390-2687
    1.4 K-1 365

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