Truman Benedict Elementary School

1251 Sarmentoso
San Clemente, CA 92673
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Truman Benedict Elementary School serves 634 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 68% (which is higher than the California state average of 40%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 71% (which is higher than the California state average of 51%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 is higher than the California state level of 21:1.
Minority enrollment is 24% 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: 634 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 23:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 24%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 68%
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 71%
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

School Overview

Truman Benedict Elementary School's student population of 634 students has declined by 5% over five school years.
The teacher population of 27 teachers has grown by 12% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-5
Total Students
634 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
27 teachers
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School Rankings

The diversity score of Truman Benedict Elementary School is 0.40, 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.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
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State Level (CA)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
(18-19)
68%
40%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
(18-19)
71%
51%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Truman Benedict 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 2018-19 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
23:1
21:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
2%
12%
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Hispanic
11%
56%
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Black
n/a
5%
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White
76%
21%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
11%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.40
This chart display the diversity score of Truman Benedict 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
12%
51%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Truman Benedict Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch (20-21)
1%
6%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Truman Benedict Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in California by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What schools are Truman Benedict Elementary School often compared to?
Truman Benedict Elementary Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Palisades Elementary School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
68% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 40% CA state average), while 71% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 51% CA state average).
How many students attend Truman Benedict Elementary School?
634 students attend Truman Benedict Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
76% of Truman Benedict Elementary School students are White, 11% of students are Hispanic, 11% of students are Two or more races, and 2% of students are Asian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Truman Benedict Elementary School?
Truman Benedict Elementary School has a student ration of 23:1, which is higher than the California state average of 21:1.
What grades does Truman Benedict Elementary School offer ?
Truman Benedict Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Kindergarten-5
What school district is Truman Benedict Elementary School part of?
Truman Benedict Elementary School is part of Capistrano Unified School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 634 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 23:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 24%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 68%
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 71%
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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