Santa Margarita Elementary School

  • Santa Margarita Elementary School serves 608 students in grades Kindergarten-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 57% (which is higher than the California state average of 39%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 64% (which is higher than the California state average of 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Santa Margarita Elementary School placed in the top 20% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is lower than the California state level of 23:1.

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School Overview

  • Santa Margarita Elementary School's student population of 608 students has declined by 13% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 30 teachers has declined by 9% over five school years.
AwardsHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2005)
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-8
Total Students608 students
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Total Classroom Teachers30 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Santa Margarita Elementary School is ranked within the top 20% of all 9,602 schools in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 20:1 has decreased from 21:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Santa Margarita Elementary School is 0.66, which is more 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 Testing Rank#1757 out of 9602 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
57%
39%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
64%
50%
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Student : Teacher Ratio20:123:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
3%
11%
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Hispanic
31%
54%
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Black
11%
6%
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White
46%
24%
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Hawaiian
1%
n/a
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Two or more races
8%
4%
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Diversity Score0.660.64
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Eligible for Free Lunch
12%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
23%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameOceanside Unified School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

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