PROFICIENCY 50% 30% higher than state average
School Rankings Proficiency Averages
58%Capistrano Unified
63%Dana Point

Palisades Elementary is a school servicing grades KG to 5 and is located in the district of "Capistrano Unified" in Dana Point, CA. There are a total of 519 students and 19 teachers at Palisades Elementary, for a student to teacher ratio of 28 to 1. There are a total of 158 free lunch students and 40 reduced lunch students.

Palisades Elementary has an average proficiency test score (in mathematics and languages) of 49.5%, which is 30% higher than the California average.


Student/Teacher ratio28:1
Free lunch158
Reduced lunch40


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 Palisades 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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Palisades Elementary race/ethnicity breakdown

Caucasian 58.5% 58.7% 24.1% 51.1%
African American 0.4% 1.2% 6.2% 15.9%
Asian 1.9% 7.0% 11.1% 4.7%
Hispanic or Latino 33.7% 25.6% 54.1% 23.6%
American Indian and Alaskan 0.4% 0.4% 0.7% 1.2%
Hawaiian 0.4% 0.2% 0.8% 0.4%
Multiracial 4.8% 7.0% 3.1% 3.1%

Other schools nearby

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Kinoshita Elementary20%2.1San Juan Capistrano, CA
Dana Hills High64%2.2Dana Point, CA
Richard Henry Dana Elementary30%2.4Dana Point, CA
Truman Benedict Elementary66%2.4San Clemente, CA
Bernice Ayer Middle School65%2.5San Clemente, CA
Marblehead Elementary46%2.7San Clemente, CA
San Juan Elementary38%3.0San Juan Capistrano, CA
Harold Ambuehl Elementary47%3.1San Juan Capistrano, CA

Dana Point demographics profile

StatisticDana PointCaliforniaNational
Population density (sq mi)3,80323291
Median age36.836.037.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)62%52%55%
Speak English77%56%79%
Speak Spanish12%29%13%

Education level achieved in Dana Point

IndexDana PointCaliforniaNational
Completed 8th grade94.5%81.1%84.3%
Completed high school94.4%79.8%83.0%
Completed some college81.3%61.5%59.4%
Completed associate degree60.2%39.8%38.5%
Completed bachelors49.1%32.0%30.3%
Completed masters15.9%11.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree4.6%3.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate1.2%1.6%1.3%
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Source: The Palisades Elementary data displayed above is derived from the 2016 National Center for Education Statistics and from the U.S. Department of Education.
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