PROFICIENCY 38% equal to state average
School Rankings Proficiency Averages
38%La Mesa-Spring Valley
45%La Mesa
38%California

La Mesa Dale Elementary is a school servicing grades KG to 6 and is located in the district of "La Mesa-Spring Valley" in La Mesa, CA. There are a total of 468 students and 16 teachers at La Mesa Dale Elementary, for a student to teacher ratio of 29 to 1. There are a total of 254 free lunch students and 93 reduced lunch students.

La Mesa Dale Elementary has an average proficiency test score (in mathematics and languages) of 38.0%, which is equal to the California average.

Academics

Students/Teachers
Students468
Teachers16.2
Student/Teacher ratio29:1
Free lunch254
Reduced lunch93

 

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 La Mesa Dale 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

GradeProficiency
All37%
325-29%
440-49%
520-29%
640-49%
7n/a
8n/a
High Schooln/a

Proficiency in languages by grade

GradeProficiency
All39%
325-29%
440-49%
540-49%
640-49%
7n/a
8n/a
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.

La Mesa Dale Elementary race/ethnicity breakdown

RaceSchoolDistrictCaliforniaNational
White 19.5% 29.2% 24.1% 51.1%
Black 18.2% 9.9% 6.2% 15.9%
Asian 6.9% 4.7% 11.1% 4.7%
Hispanic or Latino 44.8% 48.2% 54.1% 23.6%
American Indian and Alaskan 0.9% 0.3% 0.7% 1.2%
Hawaiian 0.9% 0.8% 0.8% 0.4%
Multiracial 8.9% 6.9% 3.1% 3.1%

La Mesa demographics profile

StatisticLa MesaCaliforniaNational
Population59,12539,512,223328,239,523
Population density (sq mi)6,50225691
Median age36.636.037.7
Male/Female ratio0.9:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)51%52%55%
Speak English76%56%79%
Speak Spanish14%29%13%

Education level achieved in La Mesa

IndexLa MesaCaliforniaNational
Completed 8th grade89.7%81.1%84.3%
Completed high school89.2%79.8%83.0%
Completed some college71.9%61.5%59.4%
Completed associate degree43.9%39.8%38.5%
Completed bachelors35.4%32.0%30.3%
Completed masters12.0%11.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree2.7%3.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate1.1%1.6%1.3%
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Source: The La Mesa Dale Elementary data displayed above is derived from the 2016 National Center for Education Statistics and from the U.S. Department of Education.