Richard Henry Dana Elementary School

  • Richard Henry Dana Elementary School serves 214 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 20-24% (which is lower than the California state average of 38%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 15-19% (which is lower than the California state average of 48%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Richard Henry Dana Elementary School 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 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 31:1 is higher than the California state level of 23:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 93% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the California state average of 77%.

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School Overview

  • Richard Henry Dana Elementary School's student population of 214 students has declined by 28% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 7 teachers has declined by 30% over five school years.
AwardsHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2010)
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-5
Total Students214 students
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Total Classroom Teachers7 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Richard Henry Dana Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 9,584 schools in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 31:1 has increased from 30:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Richard Henry Dana Elementary School is 0.17, 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 School Rank (16-17)#7899 out of 9584 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)20-24%
38%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)15-19%
48%
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Student : Teacher Ratio31:123:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
n/a
12%
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Hispanic
91%
54%
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Black
n/a
5%
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White
7%
23%
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Two or more races
2%
4%
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Diversity Score0.170.64
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Eligible for Free Lunch
87%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameCapistrano Unified School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

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