PROFICIENCY 64% 68% higher than state average
School Rankings Proficiency Averages
52%San Marcos Unified
47%San Marcos

Discovery Elementary is a school servicing grades KG to 5 and is located in the district of "San Marcos Unified" in San Marcos, CA. There are a total of 982 students and 37 teachers at Discovery Elementary, for a student to teacher ratio of 27 to 1. There are a total of 163 free lunch students and 62 reduced lunch students.

Discovery Elementary has an average proficiency test score (in mathematics and languages) of 64.0%, which is 68% higher than the California average.


Student/Teacher ratio27:1
Free lunch163
Reduced lunch62


Advanced Placement
AP enrollmentn/a
Taking some coursesn/a
Taking some courses (not tests)n/a
Passing some coursesn/a
Passing no coursesn/a

Advanced placement (AP) is a program that offers high school students the ability to take college level courses and exams. These programs were created to be at the same level of most first year university courses. If the students were successful in the AP programs, they could potentially receive advanced placement, credit or exemptions when they go on to university. At Discovery Elementary, there are a total of n/a students enrolled in advanced placement courses, with n/a taking some courses.

Proficiency in mathematics comparison

Proficiency in languages comparison

Proficiency in mathematics by grade

High Schooln/a

Proficiency in languages by grade

High Schooln/a

The proficiency in math and languages tables represent the percentage of students that scored at or above the proficiency level on their standardized state assessment tests. Although these tests are standardized within each state, the tests may vary from state to state. Comparing the results of one state to another may not always be an accurate or fair comparison.

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Discovery Elementary race/ethnicity breakdown

Caucasian n/a 40.9% 24.1% 51.1%
African American n/a 2.8% 6.2% 15.9%
Asian n/a 7.7% 11.1% 4.7%
Hispanic or Latino n/a 46.2% 54.1% 23.6%
American Indian and Alaskan n/a 0.6% 0.7% 1.2%
Hawaiian n/a 0.7% 0.8% 0.4%
Multiracial n/a 1.2% 3.1% 3.1%

Other schools nearby

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High Tech High North County57%0.6San Marcos, CA
High Tech Middle North County44%0.7San Marcos, CA
High Tech Elementary North County30%0.7San Marcos, CA
San Marcos High65%0.9San Marcos, CA
Pivot Charter School - San Diego45%1.1Lake San Marcos, CA
Alvin M. Dunn Elementary18%1.2San Marcos, CA
San Marcos Middle School34%1.5San Marcos, CA
San Marcos Elementary16%1.6San Marcos, CA
Taylion San Diego Academy17%1.6San Marcos, CA
San Elijo Elementary74%2.0San Marcos, CA
Paloma Elementary65%2.1San Marcos, CA

San Marcos demographics profile

StatisticSan MarcosCaliforniaNational
Population density (sq mi)3,60423991
Median age34.935.637.4
Male/Female ratio0.9:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)58%53%55%
Speak English63%56%79%
Speak Spanish27%29%13%

Education level achieved in San Marcos

IndexSan MarcosCaliforniaNational
Completed 8th grade82.5%80.6%83.8%
Completed high school80.1%79.3%82.4%
Completed some college63.5%60.8%58.4%
Completed associate degree46.4%38.8%37.2%
Completed bachelors29.4%31.0%29.3%
Completed masters9.0%11.4%11.0%
Completed professional degree2.3%3.8%3.2%
Completed doctorate0.9%1.5%1.3%
Source: The Discovery Elementary data displayed above is derived from the National Center for Education Statistics and from the U.S. Department of Education.