Discovery Elementary



Discovery Elementary Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Discovery Elementary Students by Grade
PK 0
K 164
1 147
2 183
3 169
4 197
5 181
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 Unified School District. It enrolls 1,041 students in grades 1st through 12th. Discovery Elementary is the 155th largest public school in California and the 1,089th largest nationally. It has 27.0 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 1,041
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 27:1
Full Time Teachers: 38.5
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 1,089th out of 56,369
Enrollment Rank in California: 155th out of 6,266
Student/Teacher Rank in California: 5,281st out of 6,257
Full Time Teacher Rank in California: 283rd out of 6,257

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Discovery Elementary Students by Gender

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  School District
 Female 531
(51%)
7,468
(50%)
 Male 510
(49%)
7,520
(50%)

Discovery Elementary Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 618
(59%)
6,356
(42%)
 Hispanic 266
(26%)
6,788
(45%)
 Asian 86
(8%)
1,110
(7%)
 Two or More 42
(4%)
371
(2%)
 Black 20
(2%)
268
(2%)
 American Indian 7
(1%)
42
(0%)
 Pacific Islander 2
(0%)
53
(0%)

Discovery Elementary Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 813
(78%)
9,286
(62%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 172
(17%)
4,662
(31%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 56
(5%)
1,040
(7%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 6,241 ranked schools in California, Discovery Elementary is ranked 3,681st for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Discovery Elementary students on free and reduced lunch assistance (21.9%) is significantly lower than the state average of 60.7%. 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
2013 1004
2014 982
2015 1041

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
2013 28.7
2014 26.3
2015 27

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
2013 0.26693227091633
2014 0.22912423625255
2015 0.21902017291066

Compare Discovery Elementary to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,598.0% 16.0:1
 
2,138.2% 21.4:1
 
2,700.0% 27.0:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
This School 21.9%
 
National Average 55.7%
 
State Average 60.7%
 

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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 2015-2016 school year. For private schools this is the 2015-2016 school year.

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