Discovery Elementary



Discovery Elementary Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Discovery Elementary Students by Grade
PK 0
K 162
1 195
2 164
3 168
4 172
5 174
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Discovery Elementary is a public elementary school located in San Marcos, CA in the San Marcos Unf School District. It enrolls 1,035 students in grades 1st through 12th. Discovery Elementary is the 164th largest public school in California and the 1,008th largest nationally. It has 28.0 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 1,035
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 28:1
Full Time Teachers: 36.97
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 1,008th out of 56,229
Enrollment Rank in California: 164th out of 6,171
Student/Teacher Rank in California: 5,081st out of 6,159
Full Time Teacher Rank in California: 368th out of 6,159

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Discovery Elementary Students by Gender

Outer ring represents school district
  School District
 Female 518
(50%)
7,134
(50%)
 Male 517
(50%)
7,228
(50%)

Discovery Elementary Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 579
(56%)
6,078
(42%)
 Hispanic 285
(28%)
6,417
(45%)
 Asian 102
(10%)
1,090
(8%)
 Black 30
(3%)
345
(2%)
 Two or More 28
(3%)
287
(2%)
 American Indian 7
(1%)
55
(0%)
 Pacific Islander 4
(0%)
90
(1%)

Discovery Elementary Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 734
(71%)
7,772
(54%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 227
(22%)
5,436
(38%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 74
(7%)
1,154
(8%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 6,072 ranked schools in California, Discovery Elementary is ranked 2,811th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Discovery Elementary students on free and reduced lunch assistance (29.1%) is significantly lower than the state average of 58.5%. This may indicate that the area has a lower level of poverty than the state average.

Students at a participating school may purchase a meal through the National School Lunch Program. Families with incomes between 130% and 185% of the federal poverty level are eligible for reduced price meals. Schools may not charge more than 40¢ for reduced-price lunches, nor more than 30¢ for reduced-price breakfasts. Students from families with incomes at or below 130% of the federal poverty level are eligible for free meals.

For 2014, a family of two needs to make an annual income below $20,449 to be eligible for free meals or below $29,100 for reduced price meals. A family of four needs to make an annual income below $31,005 for free meals or $44,122 for reduced price meals.

Discovery Elementary Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 881
2006 903
2007 917
2008 887
2009 901
2010 940
2011 987
2012 1035

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 22.1
2006 22.9
2007 21.9
2008 22.8
2009 24.7
2010 N/A
2011 27.9
2012 28

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.29625425652667
2006 0.28017718715393
2007 0.28135223555071
2008 0.23562570462232
2009 0.24084350721421
2010 0.24148936170213
2011 0.06484295845998
2012 0.29082125603865

Compare Discovery Elementary to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,610.2% 16.1:1
 
2,096.4% 21.0:1
 
2,800.0% 28.0:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
This School 29.1%
 
National Average 55.2%
 
State Average 58.5%
 

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Discovery Elementary
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Public KG - 05 1,035 28:1  
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Public KG - 12 508 20.3:1 2 miles
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Private KG - 12 273 17:1 2 miles
Alvin M. Dunn Elementary
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Public KG - 05 613 26.1:1 2 miles
North Coastal Consortium Schools
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Public PK - 12 64 7.1:1 2 miles
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Public 06 - 08 1,353 27.2:1 2 miles
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Public elementary school and private elementary school data obtained from the National Center for Education Statistics in the United States. The data displayed is from the most current sources available. For public schools this is the 2012-2013 school year. For private schools this is the 2011-2012 school year.

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