Discovery Elementary School

Serves grades KG - 5

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Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Test data: Reflects 2017 – 2018 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2016
  • Educational Environment: 2018 (latest available). Updated annually.

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School Overview

Address
730 Applewilde Dr.
San Marcos, CA 92078
Phone
(760) 290-2077
District
SAN MARCOS UNIFIED
County
SAN DIEGO COUNTY
Type of School
Regular elementary or secondary
Magnet School
No
Charter School
No
Students Enrolled
574

School Quality Ratings

School Quality Compared to California

9

(10 is best)

Better than 89.2% of CA schools.

School Quality Compared to U.S. info

10

(10 is best)

Discovery Elementary School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind Tests)

Grade 3

80 60 40 20 0
74%
50%
76%
49%
72%
51%
    Proficiency in Reading and Math
    Proficiency in Reading
    Proficiency in Math
School
State

Grade 4

100 80 60 40 20 0
76%
48%
83%
50%
68%
45%
    Proficiency in Reading and Math
    Proficiency in Reading
    Proficiency in Math
School
State

Grade 5

100 80 60 40 20 0
69%
45%
80%
52%
57%
38%
    Proficiency in Reading and Math
    Proficiency in Reading
    Proficiency in Math
School
State

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

30 25 20 15 10 5 0
No Data
No Data
23
16
    AVG FOR THIS SCHOOL
    AVG FOR DISTRICT
    AVG FOR STATE
    AVG FOR NATION
SCHOOL ENROLLMENT BY GRADE NUMBER OF STUDENTS PERCENTAGE
Kindergarten 111 19.3%
Grade 1 91 15.9%
Grade 2 93 16.2%
Grade 3 94 16.4%
Grade 4 84 14.6%
Grade 5 101 17.6%
Total 574 100%

School enrollment by group

Ethnic/racial Groups This School This District This State
White (non-hispanic) 49.8% 40.4% 24.4%
Black 1.7% 2.7% 5.7%
Hispanic 32.0% 45.2% 56.5%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 14.0% 10.4% 12.4%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 2.4% 1.3% 1.0%
Economic Groups This School This District This State
ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED 29.1% 35.2% 59.0%
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE 26.0% 30.2% 52.0%
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE 3.1% 5.0% 7.1%
POPULATION DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
POPULATION 127,824 39,512,223
POPULATION DENSITY (per sq. mile) 3,123.7 250
POPULATION DISTRIBUTION BY AGE DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
4 YEARS OLD AND BELOW 7.1% 6.2%
5-19 YEARS OLD 21.6% 19.4%
20-44 YEARS OLD 34.6% 35.4%
45-64 YEARS OLD 23.3% 25.0%
65 OR OLDER 13.4% 14.0%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
Number Of Households 41,702 13,044,266
Single Parent Households With Children 9.9% 10.7%
Adults With At Least A High School Diploma 86.8% 83.3%
Adults With At Least A Bachelor's Degree 39.1% 33.9%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
$150,000 or more 21.9% 21.1%
$100,000 - $149,999 18.9% 16.6%
$75,000 - $99,999 11.7% 12.4%
$50,000 - $74,999 15.9% 15.5%
$30,000 - $49,999 12.9% 14.3%
$15,000 - $29,999 11.0% 11.2%
$15,000 or less 7.6% 8.9%

Education Expenditures

For This District Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $7,070 $148,074,080 54.6%
Support Expenditures
Student $558 $11,686,752 4.3%
Staff $401 $8,398,544 3.1%
General Administration $73 $1,528,912 0.6%
School Administration $602 $12,608,288 4.7%
Operation $917 $19,205,648 7.1%
Transportation $245 $5,131,280 1.9%
Other $450 $9,424,800 3.5%
Total Support $3,247 $68,005,168 25.1%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,622 $54,915,168 20.3%
Total Expenditures $12,940 $271,015,360 100.0%
For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $7,110 $44,207,610,675 49.7%
Support Expenditures
Student $715 $4,444,735,486 5.0%
Staff $719 $4,472,549,320 5.0%
General Administration $117 $729,380,980 0.8%
School Administration $789 $4,904,545,120 5.5%
Operation $1,125 $6,991,988,357 7.9%
Transportation $265 $1,645,794,048 1.8%
Other $639 $3,971,963,894 4.5%
Total Support $4,368 $27,160,605,411 30.5%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,836 $17,635,368,261 19.8%
Total Expenditures $14,315 $89,004,272,569 100.0%
For The Nation Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $6,838 $346,122,956,267 50.6%
Support Expenditures
Student $679 $34,352,975,349 5.0%
Staff $546 $27,656,793,506 4.0%
General Administration $224 $11,359,077,651 1.7%
School Administration $657 $33,237,901,128 4.9%
Operation $1,054 $53,333,273,914 7.8%
Transportation $473 $23,948,272,674 3.5%
Other $420 $21,254,923,139 3.1%
Total Support $4,053 $205,142,872,671 30.0%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,612 $132,190,575,207 19.3%
Total Expenditures $13,503 $683,455,649,655 100.0%