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Descanso Elementary
24842 Viejas Blvd.
Descanso, CA 91916

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  • School Type: Elementary School
  • District: Mountain Empire Unified
  • Ranking compared to similar schools: 10
  • Achieved API growth target: Yes
  • Teachers with Full Credentials: 100%
  • Teachers with Emergency Credentials: 0%
  • School Schedule: Standard
  • Grades: P-5
  • K-3 Class Size: 24
  • Grades 4-6 Class Size: 28
Demographic Information:
  • GATE students: 0%
  • English learners: 2%
  • Reclassified as English proficient: 0%
  • Migrant education program participants: 0%
  • Eligible for free/reduced price lunch: 45%
  • Special education within past two years: 15%
Parent's Education:
  • Overall Average Education4: 3.21
(based on the 100% who responded)
Graduate School
College Graduate
Some College
High School
Not a High School

State Rank: 9 out of 101
API Score:
Student Ethnicity:
Two or More
American Indian

Median Home Price (Zindex) for zip code 91916:

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6-12 Academy of Arts and Sciences: Del Mar Middle & High rank: in San Diego
6-12 Academy of Arts and Sciences: El Cajon Middle and High rank: in San Diego
California Pacific Charter School of San Diego rank: 2 in Newport Beach
Campo Elementary rank: 1 in Campo
Continuation Campo High rank: in Campo
Clover Flat Elementary rank: 5 in Boulevard
College Preparatory Middle rank: 10 in La Mesa
Cottonwood Community Day rank: in Pine Valley
Descanso Elementary rank: 9 in Descanso
Hillside Junior/Senior High rank: in Campo
Jacumba Middle rank: 6 in Jacumba
Mountain Empire High rank: 2 in Pine Valley
Pine Valley Middle rank: 4 in Pine Valley
Pivot Charter School - San Diego rank: 1 in San Marcos
Potrero Elementary rank: 1 in Potrero
San Diego Neighborhood Homeschools rank: 5 in Oceanside
San Diego Virtual rank: 1 in La Mesa

  1. The State Rank is determined by a school's API Score in comparison to all other schools in California. (1 is the worst, 10 is the best). An equal number of schools occupy each rank. * This rank comes from the 2013 California Academic Performance Index (API) Growth report.
  2. The API Score is a number between 200 and 1000 that reflects a school's performance on statewide student assessments administered in 2013.
  3. Alternative Schools receive APIs but do not receive ranks
  4. Parent Education is the average of all responses where "1" represents "Not a high school graduate" and "5" represents "Graduate school."
  5. More information: 2012-13 Academic Performance Index Reports Information Guide (PDF; 629KB; 65pp.)