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64%
  • Dana Hills High
  • 33333 Golden Lantern, Dana Point
  • Capistrano Unified
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 2,716
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 28:1
50%
  • Palisades Elementary
  • 26462 Via Sacramento, Dana Point
  • Capistrano Unified
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 519
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 28:1
35%
  • Opportunities For Learning - Capistrano
  • 320 N. Halstead St Ste 220, Dana Point
  • Capistrano Unified
  • Grades: KG - 12 · Students: 85
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 5:1
30%
  • Richard Henry Dana Elementary
  • 24242 La Cresta Dr., Dana Point
  • Capistrano Unified
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 298
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 31:1
n/a
  • Richard Henry Dana Exceptional Needs
  • 24242 La Cresta Dr., Dana Point
  • Capistrano Unified
  • Grades: KG - 6 · Students: 51
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 11:1
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Dana Point school information

IndexDana PointCaliforniaNational
Average Test Scores44%38%49%
Student/Teacher ratio18:120:116:1
Total public schools38,30879,221
Total private schools43,43824,874
Total post-secondary schoolsn/a1,0857,963
The Dana Point, CA educational system consists of 3 public schools, 4 private schools and n/a post-secondary schools. Dana Point public schools have average test scores of 44% which is 16% higher than than the California average and 10% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Dana Point public schools is 18:1, compared to 20:1 in California and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 93.1% of students have completed 8th grade, 92.5% have completed high school, 47.0% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 6.2% have completed a doctorate degree.

Education level achieved in Dana Point

IndexDana PointCaliforniaNational
Completed 8th grade93.1%81.1%84.3%
Completed high school92.5%79.8%83.0%
Completed some college81.7%61.5%59.4%
Completed associate degree57.2%39.8%38.5%
Completed bachelors47.0%32.0%30.3%
Completed masters19.0%11.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree6.2%3.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate2.3%1.6%1.3%

Dana Point, CA School Districts

Capistrano Unified School District

There are a total of 3 public schools, 4 private schools and n/a post-secondary schools in Dana Point. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for Dana Point, CA schools is 44%. The average student to teacher ratio is 18:1. In Dana Point, CA, an average of 93.1% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 92.5% have completed high school.

To customize your list of Dana Point schools, you can start by sorting the list of schools by proficiency test score, school name or student to teacher ratio. Then you can select the grade levels that you would like to see, these include preschool, elementary, middle school and high school. Next, select the school type from the following options: charter, magnet, title I and title 1. Finally, you are able to filter your results by average proficiency score. Simply select the minimum proficiency score that you would like to see and only schools with that proficiency score or higher will appear on your list of Dana Point, CA schools.

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Irvine, CA246,99275%52%
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Coto de Caza, CA14,84569%39%
Las Flores, CA5,67168%39%
Dana Point, CA34,00944%10%

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Pekin, IL34,00333%33%
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El Mirage, AZ33,93718%63%
Dana Point, CA34,00944%10%
Source: The Dana Point, CA education data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) and from the National Center for Education Statistics. The average school test scores are based on all schools that completed test scores within the state. Average test scores are conducted by each state independently and the type of tests may change from one state to another. Test scores were not available for all schools within the state, but were available for the vast majority.