Tijeras Creek Elementary School

23072 Avenida Empresa
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688
(School attendance zone shown in map)
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Top 5%
Serving 312 students in grades Kindergarten-5, Tijeras Creek Elementary School ranks in the top 5% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 5%, and reading proficiency is top 5%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 75-79% (which is higher than the California state average of 33%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 80-84% (which is higher than the California state average of 47%).
The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 is higher than the California state level of 21:1.
Minority enrollment is 43% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the California state average of 79% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 312 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 22:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 43%
  • : Top 5% in CA
  • : 75-79% (Top 5%)
  • : 80-84% (Top 5%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Tijeras Creek Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in California for:

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School Overview

Tijeras Creek Elementary School's student population of 312 students has declined by 7% over five school years.
The teacher population of 14 teachers has grown by 27% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-5
Total Students
312 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
14 teachers
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School Rankings

Tijeras Creek Elementary School ranks within the top 5% of all 9,602 schools in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Tijeras Creek Elementary School is 0.62, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.63. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
This School
State Level (CA)
#281 out of 9602 schools
(Top 5%)
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75-79%
33%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Tijeras Creek Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
80-84%
47%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Tijeras Creek Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
22:1
21:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
10%
12%
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Hispanic
17%
56%
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Black
2%
5%
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White
57%
21%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
14%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in CA.
0.62
This chart display the diversity score of Tijeras Creek Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
11%
51%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (19-20)
1%
7%
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Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Tijeras Creek Elementary School's ranking?
Tijeras Creek Elementary School is ranked #281 out of 9,602 schools, which ranks it among the top 5% of public schools in California.
What schools are Tijeras Creek Elementary School often compared to?
Tijeras Creek Elementary Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Arroyo Vista Elementary School, Robinson Elementary School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
75-79% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 33% CA state average), while 80-84% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 47% CA state average).
How many students attend Tijeras Creek Elementary School?
312 students attend Tijeras Creek Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
57% of Tijeras Creek Elementary School students are White, 17% of students are Hispanic, 14% of students are Two or more races, 10% of students are Asian, and 2% of students are Black.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Tijeras Creek Elementary School?
Tijeras Creek Elementary School has a student ration of 22:1, which is higher than the California state average of 21:1.
What grades does Tijeras Creek Elementary School offer ?
Tijeras Creek Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Kindergarten-5
What school district is Tijeras Creek Elementary School part of?
Tijeras Creek Elementary School is part of Capistrano Unified School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 312 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 22:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 43%
  • : Top 5%
  • : 75-79% (Top 5%)
  • : 80-84% (Top 5%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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