PROFICIENCY 71% 85% higher than state average
School Rankings Proficiency Averages
53%Saddleback Valley Unified
53%Rancho Santa Margarita
38%California

Melinda Heights Elementary is a school servicing grades KG to 6 and is located in the district of "Saddleback Valley Unified" in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA. There are a total of 1,077 students and 38 teachers at Melinda Heights Elementary, for a student to teacher ratio of 29 to 1. There are a total of 75 free lunch students and 20 reduced lunch students.

Melinda Heights Elementary has an average proficiency test score (in mathematics and languages) of 70.5%, which is 85% higher than the California average.

Academics

Students/Teachers
Students1077
Teachers38
Student/Teacher ratio29:1
Free lunch75
Reduced lunch20

 

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 Melinda Heights 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
All70%
370-74%
470-74%
565-69%
670-74%
7n/a
8n/a
High Schooln/a

Proficiency in languages by grade

GradeProficiency
All71%
370-74%
460-64%
575-79%
670-74%
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.

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Melinda Heights Elementary race/ethnicity breakdown

RaceSchoolDistrictCaliforniaNational
Caucasian n/a 53.5% 24.1% 51.1%
African American n/a 1.8% 6.2% 15.9%
Asian n/a 9.5% 11.1% 4.7%
Hispanic or Latino n/a 29.1% 54.1% 23.6%
American Indian and Alaskan n/a 0.4% 0.7% 1.2%
Hawaiian n/a 0.3% 0.8% 0.4%
Multiracial n/a 5.6% 3.1% 3.1%

Other schools nearby

SchoolProficiencyMilesCity
Rancho Santa Margarita Intermediate61%1.7Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
Portola Hills Elementary72%1.8Lake Forest, CA
Cielo Vista Elementary45%1.8Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
Trabuco Mesa Elementary68%2.0Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
Trabuco Hills High63%2.1Mission Viejo, CA
Tijeras Creek Elementary68%2.2Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
Arroyo Vista Middle School70%2.4Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
Arroyo Vista Elementary62%2.4Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
Robinson Elementary62%2.4Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
Del Lago Elementary40%2.5Mission Viejo, CA
Philip J. Reilly Elementary/special Education63%3.2Mission Viejo, CA
Foothill Ranch Elementary61%3.2Lake Forest, CA

Rancho Santa Margarita demographics profile

StatisticRancho Santa MargaritaCaliforniaNational
Population96,17838,654,206318,558,162
Population density (sq mi)5,43423291
Median age44.236.037.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)64%52%55%
Speak English76%56%79%
Speak Spanish9%29%13%

Education level achieved in Rancho Santa Margarita

IndexRancho Santa MargaritaCaliforniaNational
Completed 8th grade93.0%81.1%84.3%
Completed high school92.8%79.8%83.0%
Completed some college79.5%61.5%59.4%
Completed associate degree57.1%39.8%38.5%
Completed bachelors47.2%32.0%30.3%
Completed masters15.8%11.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree4.7%3.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate1.3%1.6%1.3%
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