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 2015-16 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 2015-16 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 2015-16 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%.

Top Placements

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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
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Total Classroom Teachers7 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Richard Henry Dana Exceptional Needs Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 9,595 schools in California (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-16 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%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)≤20%
48%
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Student : Teacher Ratio9:124:1
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Asian
11%
11%
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Hispanic
38%
54%
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Black
n/a
6%
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White
42%
24%
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Two or more races
9%
4%
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Diversity Score0.670.41
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Eligible for Free Lunch
30%
50%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
9%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameCapistrano Unified School District
Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

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