Richard Henry Dana Exceptional Needs

24242 La Cresta Dr.
Dana Point, CA 92629
Rating
2/
10
Bottom 50%
Richard Henry Dana Exceptional Needs serves 40 students in grades Kindergarten-6.
Richard Henry Dana Exceptional Needs 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 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is ≤20% (which is lower than the California state average of 34%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is ≤20% (which is lower than the California state average of 49%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 8:1 is lower than the California state level of 21:1.
Minority enrollment is 68% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the California state average of 79% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2023-24)

  • School Type: Special education school
  • Grades: Kindergarten-6
  • Enrollment: 40 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 8:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 68%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in CA
  • Math Proficiency
    : ≤20% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : ≤20% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Richard Henry Dana Exceptional Needs ranks among the top 20% of public schools in California for:

School Overview

Richard Henry Dana Exceptional Needs's student population of 40 students has declined by 42% over five school years.
The teacher population of 5 teachers has declined by 37% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-6
Total Students
40 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
5 teachers
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School Rankings

Richard Henry Dana Exceptional Needs is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 3,649 schools in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Richard Henry Dana Exceptional Needs is 0.74, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.63. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (CA)
Overall Testing Rank
#2938 out of 3649 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
≤20%
34%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
≤20%
49%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
8:1
21:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
8%
12%
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Hispanic
30%
56%
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Black
5%
5%
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White
32%
21%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
25%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.74
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Eligible for Free Lunch
23%
51%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (19-20)
4%
7%
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Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Richard Henry Dana Exceptional Needs's ranking?
Richard Henry Dana Exceptional Needs is ranked #2938 out of 3,649 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in California.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
≤20% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 34% CA state average), while ≤20% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 49% CA state average).
How many students attend Richard Henry Dana Exceptional Needs?
40 students attend Richard Henry Dana Exceptional Needs.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
32% of Richard Henry Dana Exceptional Needs students are White, 30% of students are Hispanic, 25% of students are Two or more races, 8% of students are Asian, and 5% of students are Black.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Richard Henry Dana Exceptional Needs?
Richard Henry Dana Exceptional Needs has a student ration of 8:1, which is lower than the California state average of 21:1.
What grades does Richard Henry Dana Exceptional Needs offer ?
Richard Henry Dana Exceptional Needs offers enrollment in grades Kindergarten-6
What school district is Richard Henry Dana Exceptional Needs part of?
Richard Henry Dana Exceptional Needs is part of Capistrano Unified School District.

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Quick Stats (2023-24)

  • School Type: Special education school
  • Grades: Kindergarten-6
  • Enrollment: 40 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 8:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 68%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : ≤20% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : ≤20% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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