Turtleback Elementary School

15855 Turtleback Rd.
San Diego, CA 92127
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Turtleback Elementary School serves 500 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 65% (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 65% (which is higher than the California state average of 51%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is lower than the California state level of 21:1.
Minority enrollment is 59% of the student body (majority Asian), which is lower than the California state average of 79% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 500 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 20:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 59%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 65%
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 65%
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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School Overview

Turtleback Elementary School's student population of 500 students has declined by 18% over five school years.
The teacher population of 25 teachers has declined by 7% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-5
Total Students
500 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
25 teachers
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School Rankings

The diversity score of Turtleback Elementary School is 0.72, 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
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State Level (CA)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
(18-19)
65%
40%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
(18-19)
65%
51%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
20:1
21:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
27%
12%
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Hispanic
16%
56%
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Black
2%
5%
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White
41%
21%
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Hawaiian
1%
n/a
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Two or more races
13%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.72
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Eligible for Free Lunch
13%
51%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (20-21)
2%
6%
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School District Name
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What schools are Turtleback Elementary School often compared to?
Turtleback Elementary Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Highland Ranch Elementary School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
65% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 40% CA state average), while 65% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 51% CA state average).
How many students attend Turtleback Elementary School?
500 students attend Turtleback Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
41% of Turtleback Elementary School students are White, 27% of students are Asian, 16% of students are Hispanic, 13% of students are Two or more races, 2% of students are Black, and 1% of students are Hawaiian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Turtleback Elementary School?
Turtleback Elementary School has a student ration of 20:1, which is lower than the California state average of 21:1.
What grades does Turtleback Elementary School offer ?
Turtleback Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Kindergarten-5
What school district is Turtleback Elementary School part of?
Turtleback Elementary School is part of Poway Unified School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 500 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 20:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 59%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 65%
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 65%
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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