PROFICIENCY 37% 4% lower than state average
School Rankings Proficiency Averages
49%Newport-Mesa Unified
38%Costa Mesa

Paularino Elementary is a school servicing grades KG to 6 and is located in the district of "Newport-Mesa Unified" in Costa Mesa, CA. There are a total of 444 students and 20 teachers at Paularino Elementary, for a student to teacher ratio of 23 to 1. There are a total of 244 free lunch students and 71 reduced lunch students.

Paularino Elementary has an average proficiency test score (in mathematics and languages) of 36.5%, which is 4% lower than the California average.


Student/Teacher ratio23:1
Free lunch244
Reduced lunch71


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 Paularino 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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Paularino Elementary race/ethnicity breakdown

Caucasian 19.0% 38.7% 24.1% 51.1%
African American 2.2% 1.1% 6.2% 15.9%
Asian 13.0% 4.9% 11.1% 4.7%
Hispanic or Latino 58.6% 52.9% 54.1% 23.6%
American Indian and Alaskan 0.0% 0.4% 0.7% 1.2%
Hawaiian 1.6% 0.7% 0.8% 0.4%
Multiracial 5.6% 1.4% 3.1% 3.1%

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Costa Mesa demographics profile

StatisticCosta MesaCaliforniaNational
Population density (sq mi)7,15123291
Median age34.536.037.7
Male/Female ratio1.1:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)47%52%55%
Speak English61%56%79%
Speak Spanish29%29%13%

Education level achieved in Costa Mesa

IndexCosta MesaCaliforniaNational
Completed 8th grade84.0%81.1%84.3%
Completed high school82.7%79.8%83.0%
Completed some college67.3%61.5%59.4%
Completed associate degree45.7%39.8%38.5%
Completed bachelors37.4%32.0%30.3%
Completed masters11.2%11.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree3.1%3.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.9%1.6%1.3%
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