Capistrano Unified


The Capistrano Unified School District in California serves a diverse student population across 59 schools, including 37 elementary schools, 13 middle schools, and 9 high schools. The district is known for its strong academic performance, with several standout schools ranking among the top in the state.

At the high school level, Aliso Niguel High and Tesoro High are the district's top performers, ranking 104th and 72nd out of 2,335 California high schools, respectively. These schools boast impressive proficiency rates in English Language Arts/Literacy and Mathematics, as well as low dropout rates. In the middle school category, Ladera Ranch Middle and Las Flores Middle stand out, ranking 66th and 123rd out of 2,788 California middle schools, with over 70% of students proficient or better in core subjects.

The district also offers specialized programs, such as the Richard Henry Dana Exceptional Needs school, which serves students with exceptional needs and maintains a low student-teacher ratio of 5:1. While the district generally performs well, some schools struggle with high chronic absenteeism rates, an area that the district may want to address to ensure all students have the opportunity to succeed.

District Detail

 33122 Valle Rd.
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675-4706

 (949) 234-9200

SchoolDigger Rank:
181st of 1560 California districts

See the 2023 California District rankings!
Grades served: K-12
Students: 41,749

Primary Schools: 37
Middle Schools: 13
High Schools: 9
Alternative Schools: 0

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

IMPORTANT DISCLAIMERS: Not all boundaries are included. We make every effort to ensure that boundaries are up-to-date. But it's important to note that these are approximations and are for general informational purposes only. To verify legal descriptions of boundaries or school locations, contact your local tax assessor's office and/or school district.

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