Richard Henry Dana Exceptional Needs Elementary School

  • Richard Henry Dana Exceptional Needs Elementary School serves 62 students in grades Kindergarten-6.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is ≤20% (which is lower than the California state average of 37%) for the 2015-2016 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is ≤20% (which is lower than the California state average of 48%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • Richard Henry Dana Exceptional Needs 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 2015-2016 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 9:1 is lower than the California state level of 24:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 58% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the California state average of 76%.
  • Richard Henry Dana Exceptional Needs Elementary School operates within the Capistrano Unified School District.

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School Overview

  • Richard Henry Dana Exceptional Needs Elementary School's student population of 62 students has grown by 51% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 7 teachers has grown by 40% over five school years.
School TypeSpecial education school
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-6
Total Students62 students
Gender %Richard Henry Dana Exceptional Needs Elementary School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers7 teachers
Students by GradeRichard Henry Dana Exceptional Needs Elementary School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • Richard Henry Dana Exceptional Needs Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 9595 schools in California (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 9:1 has increased from 8:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Richard Henry Dana Exceptional Needs Elementary School is 0.67, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.41. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CA)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)≤20%
37%
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)≤20%
48%
Student : Teacher Ratio9:124:1
Asian
11%
11%
Hispanic
38%
54%
White
42%
24%
Two or more races
9%
4%
All Ethnic GroupsRichard Henry Dana Exceptional Needs Elementary School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownCA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.670.41
Eligible for Free Lunch
30%
50%
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
9%

    District Comparison

    • The school district of Richard Henry Dana Exceptional Needs Elementary School is Capistrano Unified School District, which is ranked within the top 20% of all 983 school districts in California (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
    • Capistrano Unified School District's student population of 53,772 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
    • The revenue/student of $7,298 in this district is less than the state average of $11,049. The district revenue/student has declined by 11% over four school years.
    • The district's spending/student of $7,425 is less than the state average of $11,340. The district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
    School District NameCapistrano Unified School District
    Number of Schools
    Managed
    63
    4
    Number of Students Managed53,7721,585
    Capistrano Unified School District Students Managed (1988-2016)
    District Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
    58%
    37%
    District Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
    68%
    48%
    District Total Revenue$393 MM$18 MM
    District Spending$399 MM$18 MM
    District Revenue / Student$7,298$11,049
    District Spending / Student$7,425$11,340
    School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
    Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

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