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Melinda Heights Elementary School

Public | K-6

 
 

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Posted April 2, 2014

Badly! We moved to this area and where told that this district was strong in supporting kiddoes. Sadly this has not been our experience. The culture is very much SDC's, irrespective of the child's ability, with the view that they are not mainstreamed until 4/5th grade. Aides are not trained, teachers are unfamiliar working with aides in the classroom and BCBA support only appears when lawyers are involved. If you have a 'perfect' student they will fit in beautifully at this school, if not you may want to consider somewhere else.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 5, 2013

Melinda Heights is a great school, this is my children's 3rd year at Melinda and they LOVE it, so do I. It is challenging and teachers are very involved. We have had a situation with a 1st grade teacher this year and it has GREATLY improved by just having a one on one conference with her. I will say the new principal is AWFUL she is not parent friendly or approachable. The PTA, parents and teachers are awesome.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 5, 2013

Melinda Heights is a Fantastic School. We have to children one in second and one in Fifth and they couldn't be happier. Teachers are Very open and really Love their jobs. I also agree our Prinicpal now is not friendly at all she is just down right rude. She is always lurking around and not letting our kids be kids. I really hope she's gone soon and not to soon enough. Now, we have a Awesome Vice Principal she is so happy and joyful and just Loves the children and always makes everyone feel so comfortable.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2013

We just moved here from out of state. We started at MH at the beginning of the school year. We have been going here for just a couple weeks, but the kids already have tons of friends and the parents are very friendly. I think both of my kids have wonderful teachers that really like what they are doing. It seems like parents are really involved and everyone is helpful and have a positive teaching environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 4, 2012

Been going to this school for 7 years. We have had only wonderful experiences and teachers until this year. So glad the current principal is leaving, perhaps now the school can get back on track. The PTA is top-notch and we love the parents, kids and this neighboorhood.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 2, 2012

I give this school two stars only because of the academics. It's really not that strong. I know people think it is, but having kids that have come from different schools, it isn't that strong. I have one GATE, and the others have been in just regular classes. Some of the teachers rush through the material, not really teaching very well and it seems that they don't care that they aren't teaching that well either. Many teachers have poor communication. Very few use websites; most don't do monthly newsletters, etc. There are a few absolutely amazing ones! If your child gets one of those you will definetly notice the difference. But most are just okay. They don't really challenge the kids. All of the principals and vp's we've had have been pretty good. One a good note, they have an AMAZING PTA. They are incredibly active, communicate very effectively and run some amazing programs and events. All of my kids have liked this school, in general, there are really good kids with really good families.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 3, 2011

I have to completely disagree with the other parent who said the kids are mean as they get older. We have two children at MH - one in 3rd and one in 6th. Both are in GATE and both have friends in and out of the GATE classroom - no one makes fun of them or teases/bullies/etc. Yes, there are kids who could be more socially graceful, but they are children, so it happens. As for the school, it is large, but the teachers somehow still manage to listen to parent concerns and teach each child. The PTA is very involved and has made it possible to keep library and art in the school. My oldest is in advanced strings and there is an after school Math Olympiads program for advanced mathematics as well! The teachers are extremely responsive and the principal is very involved. The assistant principal really cares about the kids and tries to get to know each one - he is fantastic! We moved to CA from the east coast a couple years ago and while the schools in general out here do not compare in terms of academic rigor and "extras" like true art and music classes, etc., Melinda Heights is the best we have seen for a public school in the area. They go above and beyond peer schools and it shows!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2011

We have two children at Melinda Heights. Both of our kids love going to school at MH. Our son is in 6th grade and has never had a teacher he didn't like. This school does have a large population, so parent involvement is important and well worth the investment. Just look at the state test scores to see that the children at MH are being taught extremely well. MH continues to have a music program when most schools don't . If we want the best education for our kids, we need to be willing to do whatever we can to make that happen too. I would definitely recommend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 14, 2011

Great staff and great school. The new principal is also very friendly. The donation amounts are not ridiculous, as one review mentioned, and they are not required. With all of the budget cutbacks I am happy to donate to such a loving staff that have helped guide and develop my children. In regards to the reviewer talking about the mean kids, yes, kids can be cruel. However, it is not specific to RSM, nor is it any worse here than in any other city. I highly recommend Melinda Heights, it is one of the best elementary schools in Orange County.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 7, 2011

Beautiful school, ok teachers and pleasant staff. I always felt safe leaving my kids everyday. I was never impressed in the amount of $$ we always had to donate for teacher gifts and field trips. At one point, we were asked to help raise $800 for a camera the class mom thought the teacher wanted. Every year it was the same thing with extraveggent gifts. It got really old. Fields trips were extrememly expensive also, $30+ per student. Lunch provided was excellent, kids got mean and made fun of other kids as they got older but i guess its what to expect in RSM
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 24, 2010

Melinda Heights School is an excellent school. While it has a large student population, through the generous support of the parents the school is able to offer a great variety of learning opportunites. As a parent of an SDC student, I am proud to say that our special needs students have inlclusion in all that is offered at Melinda Heights.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 12, 2009

This school is terrific. The principle and the staff are very caring. My son who is now a freshman in high school went to this school for 7 years. My twin daughters went to this school for first grade, 2008-2009 school year. I remembered very morning when I took them to school they always said 'Hi Mr. Rawlings'. Mr. Rawlings is the principle of this school and he always walks around to look out. Mrs. Selby, my twins teacher, was wonderful. Unfortunately, we moved this summer and thus have to move the twins to a different school. I am greatly regret that we moved school. Madison&Nicole Pham's mother.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 3, 2009

I have a son who gradated from this school and one in 3rd, my little one is just atarting. I have been nothing but happy with the staff, the teachers and the coriculum!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 17, 2008

Melinda Heights has been a great school. Mrs. Stone is a fabulous teacher (4th grade). The only issue I see is that Kindergarten has too many students in each class in my opinion. They really rely on paren support or Kindegarten. However, the school as a whole welcomes parents and has tremendous parent involvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 1, 2006

When my husband & I bought our home here almost five years ago I was not even really thinking of education, I know, I know! But, lucky me! This school is the best! The Principal, Mr. Rawlings, is always out walking around, the teachers phone home to talk to you, they know you by name, it's like a dream come true! It could not be better, and it shows in my two brilliant girls, ages 7 1/2 & 6. They both read, do math, speak french, can spell, you name it. Thanks Melinda Heights!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2005

Pros: Truly outstanding teachers & staff, wonderful parent involvement and support Cons: Way too many kids for an elementary school, classrooms often so small it is difficult to move around and upper grades have too many kids in a class, ridiculously tiny library. Music program is minimal and art is strictly the PTA supported Meet the Masters program. Lunch food served is of poor quality. Unfortunately many of these issues can't be dealt with at the school level. There will be a new principal this year so we will see how that goes.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 12, 2005

This school is of a superb caliber. My child has excelled in all ares due to quality of teachers, and overall support and morale enhancement. The parents are very involved and this is truly a neighborhood school, with all administration, teachers and many parent involvement in both academic areas and extracurricular activities... I would highly recommend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 16, 2005

This is a terrific school, we moved a year ago and have missed it dearly. The teachers are terrific and create a fun and exciting learning experiment
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 5, 2005

My daughter has attended Melinda Heights during 4th, 5th and 6th grade. I have been extremely impressed with all of her teachers' level of concern and true care for their students. I've also enjoyed the thoughtful, learning based field trips that have been planned for the students during the school year. All three of her teachers have been readily available to answer questions and/or offer advice on how to manage her education and maximize her success during her elementary school years. It's been a pleasure for her to attend Melinda Heights.
—Submitted by a parent


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This school's
API score

919

Change from
2012 to 2013

+3

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

9 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

4 / 10


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API score

919

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2012 to 2013

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9 / 10

API Statewide Rank (2012)
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English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 56% in 2013.

172 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

172 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
84%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 46% in 2013.

185 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

185 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
85%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 65% in 2013.

140 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

138 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
84%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 60% in 2013.

174 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

174 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
82%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

174 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
96%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 60% in 2013.

180 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

180 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
74%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students79%
Females85%
Males73%
African Americann/a
Asian80%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino60%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)81%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Non-economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disability25%
Students with no reported disability85%
English learner71%
Fluent-English proficient and English only80%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)81%
Parent education - college graduate76%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate81%
Parent education - declined to state86%

Math

All Students84%
Females85%
Males84%
African Americann/a
Asian80%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino60%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)89%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Non-economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disability38%
Students with no reported disability89%
English learner64%
Fluent-English proficient and English only86%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)89%
Parent education - college graduate88%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate81%
Parent education - declined to state86%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students81%
Females86%
Males77%
African Americann/a
Asian94%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino60%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)87%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Non-economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disability29%
Students with no reported disability87%
English learner67%
Fluent-English proficient and English only84%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)64%
Parent education - college graduate83%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate88%
Parent education - declined to state91%

Math

All Students91%
Females93%
Males90%
African Americann/a
Asian100%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino80%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)93%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Non-economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disability47%
Students with no reported disability96%
English learner83%
Fluent-English proficient and English only93%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)85%
Parent education - college graduate95%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate92%
Parent education - declined to state95%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students92%
Females94%
Males89%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino68%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)97%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Non-economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability94%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only92%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)96%
Parent education - college graduate93%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate91%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students91%
Females92%
Males89%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino68%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)94%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability93%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only92%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)95%
Parent education - college graduate88%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate94%
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students87%
Females89%
Males86%
African Americann/a
Asian100%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino75%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)92%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Non-economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability90%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only89%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)88%
Parent education - college graduate87%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate91%
Parent education - declined to state100%

Math

All Students86%
Females87%
Males85%
African Americann/a
Asian100%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino75%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)88%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Non-economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability88%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only88%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)92%
Parent education - college graduate84%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate93%
Parent education - declined to state91%

Science

All Students93%
Females92%
Males94%
African Americann/a
Asian100%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino75%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)95%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Non-economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability95%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only95%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)88%
Parent education - college graduate96%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate96%
Parent education - declined to state100%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students87%
Females89%
Males86%
African Americann/a
Asian100%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)89%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Non-economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability90%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only89%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)70%
Parent education - college graduate88%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate94%
Parent education - declined to state82%

Math

All Students69%
Females68%
Males69%
African Americann/a
Asian93%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino46%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)72%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Non-economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability71%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only70%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)30%
Parent education - college graduate74%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate81%
Parent education - declined to state45%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 64% 26%
Hispanic 15% 52%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 11% 11%
Two or more races 8% 3%
Black 1% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 15%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 0%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

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21001 Rancho Trabuco
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688
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