Best Public Schools in Ladera Ranch, CA


The city of Ladera Ranch, California is home to 4 high-performing schools, including 3 elementary schools and 1 middle school. These schools consistently rank among the top in the state, with Ladera Ranch Middle School standing out as an exceptional performer, ranking 66th out of 2,788 California middle schools and earning a 5-star rating from SchoolDigger.

The elementary schools in Ladera Ranch, including Chaparral Elementary, Oso Grande Elementary, and Ladera Ranch Elementary, also demonstrate strong academic performance, with 70% or more of students proficient or better in English Language Arts and Mathematics. Chaparral Elementary, in particular, has shown consistent academic progress, improving its ranking from 595th in 2018-2019 to 200th in 2021-2022.

The schools in Ladera Ranch serve a diverse student population, reflecting the community's demographics. Ladera Ranch Middle School has the most diverse student body, with 63.71% white, 10.7% Hispanic, 12.12% Asian, and 12.37% two or more races. While the schools generally perform well, the higher student-teacher ratio at the middle school compared to the elementary schools may indicate a need to allocate more resources to maintain the high academic standards. Additionally, the schools in Ladera Ranch have relatively high chronic absenteeism rates, an area that the Capistrano Unified School District may want to address.

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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the California Department of Education.

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