Richard Henry Dana Elementary School

  • Richard Henry Dana Elementary School serves 274 students in grades KG-5.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 27:1 is higher than the CA average of 24:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 91% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 76%.
  • Richard Henry Dana Elementary School operates within the Capistrano Unified School District.

School Overview

  • The student population of 274 students has declined by 25% over five years.
  • The teacher population of 10 teachers has declined by 23% over five years.
School TypeCharter School
AwardsHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2010)
Grades OfferedGrades KG-5
Total Students274 students
Gender %Richard Henry Dana Elementary School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers10 teachers
Students by GradeRichard Henry Dana Elementary School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • The student:teacher ratio of 27:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.18 is less than the state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School(CA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio27:124:1
Two or more races
All Ethnic GroupsRichard Henry Dana Elementary School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownCA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.180.64
Eligible for Free Lunch
Eligible for Reduced Lunch

District Comparison

  • Capistrano Unified School District's student population of 53,824 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $7,298 in this district is less than the state average of $11,240. The district revenue/student has declined by 11% over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $7,425 is less than the state average of $11,537. The district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
School District NameCapistrano Unified School District
Number of Schools
Number of Students Managed53,8241,558
Capistrano Unified School District Students Managed (1988-2016)
District Total Revenue$393 MM$18 MM
Capistrano Unified School District District Total Revenue (1992-2016)
District Spending$399 MM$18 MM
Capistrano Unified School District District Spending (1992-2016)
District Revenue / Student$7,298$11,240
Capistrano Unified School District District Revenue / Student (1997-2016)
District Spending / Student$7,425$11,537
Capistrano Unified School District District Spending / Student (1997-2016)
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2016 (latest year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

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California public schools have a diversity score of 0.64, which is higher than the national average of 0.52. The most diverse school district in California is Natomas Unified School District. Read more about public school diversity statistics in California or national school diversity statistics.