Daniel N. Buchanan Elementary

Public K-5

 40121 Torrey Pines Rd.
       Murrieta, CA  92563-6384


(951) 696-1428

District: Murrieta Valley Unified

SchoolDigger Rank:
2287th of 5,883 California Elementary Schools


Students who attend Daniel N. Buchanan Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Warm Springs Middle
High:    Vista Murrieta High

Student/teacher ratio:  25.6
Number of students:  817

Immunizations:

Fully immunized:
95.2%
Measles:
97.6%
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Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
42.5%
White:
30.2%
Two or more races:
12.6%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  44.7%

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Compare Details Daniel N. Buchanan Elementary ranks better than 61.1% of elementary schools in California. It also ranks 9th among 11 ranked elementary schools in the Murrieta Valley Unified School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2022 the calculated Average Standard Score was 55.22. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Daniel N. Buchanan Elementary is diverse. Racial makeup is: Hispanic (42.5%), White (30.2%), two or more races (12.6%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 44.7% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Daniel N. Buchanan Elementary is 25.6. 7 elementary schools in the Murrieta Valley Unified School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Schooldigger 2022 Rankings:

Daniel N. Buchanan Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Daniel N. Buchanan Elementary 2287th of 5883 California public elementary schools. (See Daniel N. Buchanan Elementary in the ranking list.)

Murrieta Valley Unified:

SchoolDigger ranks Murrieta Valley Unified 408th of 1535 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Daniel N. Buchanan Elementary

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 81.71 833rd 4809 82.7%
2005 79.65 933rd 4822 80.7%
2006 69.26 1371st 4818 71.5%
2007 66.19 1545th 5113 69.8%
2008 64.26 1671st 5113 67.3%
2009 61.38 1852nd 5193 64.3%
2010 72.23 1355th 5314 74.5%
2011 75.96 1207th 5377 77.6%
2012 68.96 1582nd 5390 70.6%
2013 73.99 1378th 5530 75.1%
2015 74.74 1322nd 5611 76.4%
2016 69.46 1548th 5614 72.4%
2017 78.54 1187th 5692 79.1%
2018 77.01 1264th 5662 77.7%
2019 72.41 1493rd 5789 74.2%
2021 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
2022 55.22 2287th 5883 61.1%

Data source: test scores: California Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Enrollment information for Daniel N. Buchanan Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2002 490 82 103 251 22 n/a n/a 38 986
2003 490 82 103 251 22 n/a n/a 38 986
2004 505 97 125 271 9 n/a n/a 113 1120
2005 480 97 136 260 8 n/a n/a 137 1118
2006 472 95 119 304 7 n/a n/a 186 1183
2007 457 92 126 299 8 n/a n/a 161 1143
2008 416 76 118 276 4 n/a n/a 0 890
2009 386 68 119 269 5 5 223 0 1075
2010 9 69 112 390 7 7 517 0 1111
2011 458 42 70 381 3 6 73 0 1033
2012 447 29 54 394 0 3 82 0 1009
2013 428 41 49 417 0 2 111 0 1048
2014 384 44 39 450 0 3 121 0 1041
2015 379 40 45 415 0 4 115 0 998
2016 346 49 48 397 2 3 116 0 961
2017 327 49 55 388 1 7 116 0 943
2018 294 43 69 388 0 10 113 0 917
2019 317 43 76 387 1 11 107 0 942
2020 305 45 80 383 2 8 96 0 919
2021 250 33 80 335 1 6 100 0 805
2022 247 35 77 347 1 7 103 0 817

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

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For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Daniel N. Buchanan Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2002 986 47.4 20.8 25.5
2003 986 47.4 20.8 25.5
2004 1120 54.5 20.6 26.2
2005 1118 53.0 21.1 27
2006 1183 58.0 20.4 28
2007 1143 54.5 21.0 27.1
2008 890 58.0 15.3 32.4
2009 1075 52.0 18.9 30.8
2010 1111 49.0 22.6 28
2011 1033 n/a n/a 35.2
2012 1009 45.0 22.4 n/a
2013 1048 35.0 29.9 41.5
2014 1041 34.5 30.1 42.3
2015 998 38.0 26.2 42.1
2016 961 37.0 25.9 43.1
2017 943 37.0 25.4 40.8
2018 917 35.0 26.2 47
2019 942 34.5 27.3 45
2020 919 n/a n/a 44.4
2021 805 32.8 24.5 45.1
2022 817 31.8 25.6 44.7

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

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Student/Teacher Ratio Daniel N. Buchanan Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2002 986 47.4 20.8 25.5
2003 986 47.4 20.8 25.5
2004 1120 54.5 20.6 26.2
2005 1118 53.0 21.1 27
2006 1183 58.0 20.4 28
2007 1143 54.5 21.0 27.1
2008 890 58.0 15.3 32.4
2009 1075 52.0 18.9 30.8
2010 1111 49.0 22.6 28
2011 1033 n/a n/a 35.2
2012 1009 45.0 22.4 n/a
2013 1048 35.0 29.9 41.5
2014 1041 34.5 30.1 42.3
2015 998 38.0 26.2 42.1
2016 961 37.0 25.9 43.1
2017 943 37.0 25.4 40.8
2018 917 35.0 26.2 47
2019 942 34.5 27.3 45
2020 919 n/a n/a 44.4
2021 805 32.8 24.5 45.1
2022 817 31.8 25.6 44.7

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio
Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.

Kindergarten Immunization Rates

Daniel N. Buchanan Elementary

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionConditionalPolioHepatitis BVaricellaDTPMMR
201293.0%5.0%0.0%2.0%94.0%95.0%95.0%95.0%93.0%
201394.0%3.0%2.0%2.0%95.0%94.0%96.0%94.0%95.0%
201495.0%3.0%1.0%2.0%96.0%97.0%97.0%95.0%95.0%
201597.0%1.0%1.0%2.0%97.0%98.0%98.0%98.0%97.0%
201694.0%3.0%0.0%4.0%96.0%95.0%97.0%96.0%96.0%
201797.0%1.0%0.0%2.0%98.0%98.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%
201896.0%0.0%1.0%3.0%98.0%98.0%≥99.0%98.0%≥99.0%
201995.0%3.0%2.0%97.0%97.0%98.0%96.0%97.0%
202095.2%2.4%2.4%97.0%97.0%96.4%96.4%97.6%

Data source: California Department of Public Health
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Daniel N. Buchanan Elementary

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Pandemic (2021-2022)
Change (%)
Ranks 1493rd of 5789 Elementary schoolsRanks 2287th of 5883 Elementary schools
 13.1%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Pandemic (2021-2022)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Daniel N. Buchanan Elementary)67.641.3
 26.4%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Murrieta Valley Unified)6447.1
 16.9%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.542.2
 6.4%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Daniel N. Buchanan Elementary)62.646.2
 16.4%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Murrieta Valley Unified)62.852.7
 10.1%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (California)50.243.5
 6.7%
4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Daniel N. Buchanan Elementary)56.350.8
 5.4%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Murrieta Valley Unified)63.650.8
 12.8%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)49.544.2
 5.3%
4th Grade Mathematics (Daniel N. Buchanan Elementary)56.954.1
 2.8%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Murrieta Valley Unified)61.346.4
 14.9%
   4th Grade Mathematics (California)44.938.3
 6.7%
5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Daniel N. Buchanan Elementary)60.747.3
 13.4%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Murrieta Valley Unified)66.757.4
 9.3%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)51.747.1
 4.6%
5th Grade Mathematics (Daniel N. Buchanan Elementary)48.239.1
 9.1%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Murrieta Valley Unified)53.939.1
 14.8%
   5th Grade Mathematics (California)3831.6
 6.4%
5th Grade Science (Daniel N. Buchanan Elementary)42.116.7
 25.4%
   5th Grade Science (Murrieta Valley Unified)42.838.9
 3.9%
   5th Grade Science (California)31.731.2
 0.5%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Total Students942805
 14.5%
African American4333
 23.3%
American Indian11
Asian7680
 5.3%
Hispanic387335
 13.4%
Pacific Islander116
 45.5%
White317250
 21.1%
Two or More Races107100
 6.5%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients45%45.1%
 0.1%




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Students who attend Daniel N. Buchanan Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : Warm Springs Middle
High : Vista Murrieta High

Students at Daniel N. Buchanan Elementary are 42% Hispanic, 30% White, 13% Two or more races, 9% Asian, 4% African American.

In the 2021-22 school year, 817 students attended Daniel N. Buchanan Elementary.

Daniel N. Buchanan Elementary ranks 2287th of 5883 California elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 3 stars out of 5.


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