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Del Obispo Elementary School

Public | K-5

 
 

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Posted February 14, 2011

BEST SCHOOL EVER !!!!! IT ROCKS !!! I love this school because you have a lot of fun ..... and i get to see my friends ... and we dont have to wear uniforms !!!!! :)


Posted January 19, 2011

Del Obispo is a GREAT school with Great teachers. My daughter was was struggling in the 3rd grade. She was encouraged by her 4th grade teacher, but her 5th grade teacher was the best. She gave her the confidence and encouraged her to do her best. She is in the 6th grade at Marco and getting all A's and B's. We thought we were going to do 3rd grade over again. Mrs Groves, you are the best. I can't say thank you enough. Ms Wilson, you rock too because you helped her through the 3rd grade. Thank you to Mr G, Mrs Groves and Ms Wilson for working with both my husband and I to help get our daughter on the right path. Del Obispo Teachers do care and ROCK!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2009

My children have been at Del Obispo Elementary for two years now, and both my children had the most wonderful teachers last year, who were supportive of our family situation and who gave with all their hearts. I will always be grateful for Mrs. Dougherty's kindness as she stood by my daughter with much encouragement, as a close member in our family was suffering from mental illness. We love you Mrs. Dougherty. Mrs. Ettinger, my son's Kinder teacher is also an absolute delight and gave Remy the best first year in school any child could imagine. Thank you Del Obispo. Your teachers shine!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 19, 2007

We have attended for 3 years. Starting in Kindergarten, the children were overly interested in whos clothing was fancier, and this only has gotten worse throughout the 1st and 2nd grades. The principal trys to be interested, however, I think he would do better w/ older children. The teachers for the most part are good.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 27, 2007

We have only great things to say about Del Obispo after two years of exposure. Our daughter is right on track going into her 2nd grade year in 2007/08. We've had two fantastic teachers; Stephanie Ettinger and Claudia Ledri. We have witnessed and contributed to strong parental involvement at this school. Our principal and PTA are solid. So far, so good.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 12, 2006

This is an overall good school, and we were generally happy with it. Parent involvement seems very high. The principal is just super - what a great lady. A couple of the teachers seem like they don't want to be there and maybe just near retirement? (I hope) There are a few fantastic teachers at this school, Mrs Yanaura being one. She rocks, and we miss her. Thank you Del Obispo!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 9, 2006

There are English and Spanish only speaking students in the class. Unfortunately, this leads to children sitting around while lessons are explained a second time to the Spanish speaking students. Children are bored and talked at rather than taught to.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 3, 2006

I feel that the teachers at this school are very involved in their students school work. They are also very prompt about contactiong parents about their childrens school activities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 11, 2005

The academics are mediocre. The teachers use boring techniques for teaching the kids. A mixture of Spanish and english speaking students slows down all the children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 11, 2005

This is an awesome elementary school. The parents and the principal are very hands-on.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2005

I did my student teaching at a Kinder class here. While the teachers are very caring, I felt that the academic content of the kinder grade was severely lacking. ELL learners were totally on their own to catch up. A lot of the class time was behavior modification whereas I felt that the main focus should have been on math and language standards. Parental involvement in the classroom was minimal.
—Submitted by a staff


Posted August 22, 2005

My son has attended Del Obispo Elementary for the past 3 years and we have been completely happy with our decision to send him here. Del Obispo is rich in diversity and provides teachers who are not only qualified but truly care about our children. Many of the teachers at Del Obispo have been there for more than 10 years which tells me they enjoy teaching at Del Obispo and choose to stay. This school offers many programs such as music, art (Meet the Masters, field trips that are educational and fun, as well as after-school science and sports. I am delighted with the parents and children that I have met over the years and recommend Del Obispo because it is not over-crowded, it provides a quality education, has teachers who care, and has opportunities for families who want to be a part of their children's learning experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 3, 2005

This school has many problems. The students are obsessed with their looks and uninterested in academics. The teachers are basically lazy because there is enough parent involvement that they can get away with not doing much. There are not many extras at this school, especially for academic scholars. Although the test scores are good, it does not translate into true academic achievement, the test scores stand for teaching tests. I would not recommend this school to any child who is interested in high academics.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted November 26, 2004

Del Obispo Elementary is a nice little school on the San Juan Capistrano - Dana Point border. It is a blend of coastal suburban and immigrant cultures. Though not in the tip top of test scores, it is a California Distinguished School, and has terrificly experienced and caring teachers. It has involved parents. Dr. Fleming, Superintendant of the Capistrano USD, has proposed (Nov 22, 2004) that he will close Del Obispo school in the summer of 2005, sending most of its kids to R. H. Dana Elementary in Dana Point.
—Submitted by a parent


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This school's
API score

811

Change from
2012 to 2013

-10

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

6 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

4 / 10


API Growth scores over time

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This school's
API score

811

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Change from
2012 to 2013

-10

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API Statewide Rank
(2012)

6 / 10

API Statewide Rank (2012)
The API Statewide Rank ranges from 1 to 10. A rank of 10, for example, means that the school’s API fell into the top 10% of all schools in the state with a comparable grade range. The 2012 rank is based on results from tests students took in Spring 2012.
API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

4 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)
The API Similar Schools Rank ranges from 1 to 10. It shows how the school compares to other schools with similar student demographic profiles. The California Department of Education uses parent education level, poverty level, student ethnicity and other data to identify similar schools.
English Language Arts

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

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
49%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
58%
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.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
41%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
69%
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.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
69%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
80%
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.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
55%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
61%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
58%
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 Students48%
Females56%
Males41%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino28%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)59%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability53%
English learner24%
Fluent-English proficient and English only55%
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)52%
Parent education - college graduate50%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students67%
Females65%
Males69%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino52%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)77%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability74%
English learner47%
Fluent-English proficient and English only73%
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)70%
Parent education - college graduate69%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
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 Students46%
Females45%
Males46%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino16%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)71%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability48%
English learner9%
Fluent-English proficient and English only56%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate33%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)40%
Parent education - college graduate67%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students58%
Females48%
Males66%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino43%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)71%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability61%
English learner27%
Fluent-English proficient and English only66%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate46%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)56%
Parent education - college graduate75%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
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 Students65%
Females66%
Males65%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino63%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)63%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability65%
English learner30%
Fluent-English proficient and English only72%
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 graduate63%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students77%
Females67%
Males86%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
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)74%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability79%
English learner55%
Fluent-English proficient and English only81%
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)77%
Parent education - college graduate69%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
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 Students62%
Females69%
Males55%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino53%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)71%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability63%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only72%
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)65%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate73%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students66%
Females63%
Males70%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino53%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)80%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability68%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only75%
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)63%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate91%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students64%
Females71%
Males56%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino47%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)79%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability66%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only72%
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)74%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate73%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Hispanic 49%
White 43%
Two or more races 4%
Asian 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1%
Black 1%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 48%N/AN/A
English language learners 28%N/AN/A
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 8%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
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