Truman Benedict Elementary School

  • Truman Benedict Elementary School serves 641 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 60% (which is higher than the California state average of 37%) for the 2015-2016 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 78% (which is higher than the California state average of 48%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • Truman Benedict Elementary School placed in the top 10% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 10%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 31:1 is higher than the California state level of 24:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 22% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the California state average of 76%.
  • Truman Benedict Elementary School operates within the Capistrano Unified School District.

Top Placements (California)

Truman Benedict Elementary School is Listed among the top public schools in California for:

  • Category Attribute
  • Overall Rank Highest overall rank (Top 10%)
  • Math Proficiency Highest math proficiency (Top 20%)
  • Reading Language/Arts Proficiency Highest reading language/arts proficiency (Top 10%)

School Overview

  • Truman Benedict Elementary School's student population of 641 students has declined by 10% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 21 teachers has declined by 12% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-5
Total Students641 students
Gender %Truman Benedict Elementary School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers21 teachers
Students by GradeTruman Benedict Elementary School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • Truman Benedict Elementary School is ranked within the top 10% of all 9595 schools in California (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 31:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Truman Benedict Elementary School is 0.37, which is less 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 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CA)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
60%
37%
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
78%
48%
Student : Teacher Ratio31:124:1
Asian
1%
11%
Hispanic
11%
54%
White
78%
24%
Two or more races
10%
4%
All Ethnic GroupsTruman Benedict Elementary School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownCA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.370.64
Eligible for Free Lunch
5%
50%

    District Comparison

    • The school district of Truman Benedict Elementary School is Capistrano Unified School District, which is ranked within the top 20% of all 983 school districts in California (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
    • Capistrano Unified School District's student population of 53,772 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
    • The revenue/student of $7,298 in this district is less than the state average of $11,049. The district revenue/student has declined by 11% over four school years.
    • The district's spending/student of $7,425 is less than the state average of $11,340. The district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
    School District NameCapistrano Unified School District
    Number of Schools
    Managed
    63
    4
    Number of Students Managed53,7721,585
    Capistrano Unified School District Students Managed (1988-2016)
    District Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
    58%
    37%
    District Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
    68%
    48%
    District Total Revenue$393 MM$18 MM
    District Spending$399 MM$18 MM
    District Revenue / Student$7,298$11,049
    District Spending / Student$7,425$11,340
    School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
    Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

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