Discovery Charter

Summary:

Discovery Charter is a public charter elementary school serving grades K-8 in San Jose, California, part of the highly-ranked Moreland district. With a diverse student population, Discovery Charter consistently outperforms the state average in academic achievement, particularly in English Language Arts and Mathematics.

Discovery Charter's strong academic performance sets it apart, with 66.21% of students proficient or better in ELA and 62.81% in Mathematics, compared to state averages of 46.66% and 34.62% respectively. The school's performance is especially impressive for male and female students, ranking in the top 25% of California elementary schools. However, there are notable disparities, with the school's Hispanic and multi-racial students ranking in the bottom 25%. Discovery Charter also has a relatively low chronic absenteeism rate of 14.2% and a low percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch at 10.09%, indicating a more affluent student population.

Compared to nearby schools, Discovery Charter stands out as a high-performer. For example, Easterbrook Discovery had similar or higher test scores, while schools like Lynhaven Elementary and Rosemary in the Campbell Union district had significantly lower scores. However, Discovery Charter's relatively high student-teacher ratio of 23.2 may be a factor to consider in understanding its overall performance.


Detail:

Public, Charter K-8

 4021 Teale Ave.
       San Jose, CA  95117-3433


(408) 243-9800

District: Discovery Charter District

SchoolDigger Rank:
1035th of 5,868 California Elementary Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  23.2 Help
Number of students:  535

Racial breakdown:

Asian:
37.6%
White:
29.5%
Hispanic:
12.3%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  10.1% Help


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Compare Details Discovery Charter ranks better than 82.4% of elementary schools in California. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 83.32. (See more...)
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Compare Details Discovery Charter ranks better than 92.7% of middle schools in California. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 93.13. (See more...)
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Chronic absenteeism in a high school refers to a situation where students repeatedly miss school, with the threshold often defined as missing 10% or more of school days for any reason, excused or unexcused.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Discovery Charter:

SchoolDigger ranks Discovery Charter 1035th of 5868 California public elementary schools. (See Discovery Charter in the ranking list.)

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SchoolDigger ranks Discovery Charter 204th of 2798 California public middle schools. (See Discovery Charter in the ranking list.)

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Discovery Charter District:

SchoolDigger ranks Discovery Charter District 132nd of 1560 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Discovery Charter

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Rank History for all elementary school students at Discovery Charter

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 86.07 847th 5789 85.4%
2021 85.27 204th 1417 85.6%
2022 88.02 804th 5883 86.3%
2023 83.32 1028th 5848 82.4%
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Rank History for elementary school Multi-racial students at Discovery Charter

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 53.62 356th 667 46.6%
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Rank History for elementary school English Language Learner students at Discovery Charter

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 87.89 186th 3311 94.4%
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Rank History for elementary school Female students at Discovery Charter

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 76.38 1242nd 5492 77.4%
2021 79.29 242nd 1267 80.9%
2022 83.80 923rd 5635 83.6%
2023 80.60 1067th 5595 80.9%
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Rank History for elementary school Male students at Discovery Charter

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 89.45 613th 5510 88.9%
2021 86.54 175th 1272 86.2%
2022 88.80 694th 5663 87.7%
2023 82.66 972nd 5627 82.7%
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Rank History for elementary school Asian students at Discovery Charter

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 57.19 610th 1149 46.9%
2022 65.68 484th 1154 58.1%
2023 54.76 673rd 1183 43.1%
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Rank History for elementary school Hispanic students at Discovery Charter

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 45.39 2491st 5084 51.0%
2023 23.98 4171st 5079 17.9%
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Rank History for elementary school White students at Discovery Charter

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 58.36 1270th 2834 55.2%
2022 66.13 949th 2726 65.2%
2023 68.78 843rd 2659 68.3%
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Data source: test scores: California Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Rank History for Discovery Charter

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Rank History for all middle school students at Discovery Charter

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 93.64 182nd 2715 93.3%
2021 94.40 44th 894 95.1%
2022 95.23 132nd 2740 95.2%
2023 93.13 203rd 2788 92.7%
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Rank History for middle school Female students at Discovery Charter

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 92.62 164th 2380 93.1%
2021 93.13 45th 738 93.9%
2022 90.06 237th 2509 90.6%
2023 90.28 239th 2535 90.6%
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Rank History for middle school Male students at Discovery Charter

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 93.25 173rd 2407 92.8%
2021 94.20 44th 763 94.2%
2022 96.93 79th 2527 96.9%
2023 92.92 180th 2546 92.9%
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Rank History for middle school Asian students at Discovery Charter

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 74.76 187th 745 74.9%
2022 79.62 118th 733 83.9%
2023 66.74 275th 717 61.6%
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Rank History for middle school Hispanic students at Discovery Charter

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 77.47 354th 2213 84.0%
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Rank History for middle school White students at Discovery Charter

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 81.00 245th 1602 84.7%
2022 82.49 198th 1555 87.3%
2023 80.19 237th 1549 84.7%
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Data source: test scores: California Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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Enrollment information for Discovery Charter

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2019 199 27 194 86 6 3 51 0 566
2020 210 26 183 86 5 5 54 0 569
2021 190 36 187 80 3 5 52 0 553
2022 170 40 200 68 4 2 53 0 537
2023 158 44 201 66 5 0 61 0 535

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

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

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 Discovery Charter

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2019 566 26.8 21.1 7.2
2020 569 n/a n/a 6.5
2021 553 26.5 20.8 9.2
2022 537 27.0 19.8 8
2023 535 23.0 23.2 10.1

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Discovery Charter

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2019 566 26.8 21.1 7.2
2020 569 n/a n/a 6.5
2021 553 26.5 20.8 9.2
2022 537 27.0 19.8 8
2023 535 23.0 23.2 10.1

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.
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Discovery Charter

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 847th of 5789 Elementary schoolsRanks 1028th of 5848 Elementary schools
 2.9%
Ranks 182nd of 2715 Middle schoolsRanks 203rd of 2788 Middle schools
 0.6%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Discovery Charter)56.662.8
 6.2%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.543
 5.6%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Discovery Charter)6672.6
 6.5%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (California)50.245.1
 5.1%
4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Discovery Charter)70.472
 1.6%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)49.543.7
 5.7%
4th Grade Mathematics (Discovery Charter)5061.2
 11.2%
   4th Grade Mathematics (California)44.940.8
 4.1%
5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Discovery Charter)76.449.1
 27.3%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)51.746.7
 5%
5th Grade Mathematics (Discovery Charter)70.950.9
 20%
   5th Grade Mathematics (California)3833.4
 4.6%
5th Grade Science (Discovery Charter)58.247.2
 11%
   5th Grade Science (California)31.731.9
 0.1%
6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Discovery Charter)77.264.3
 12.9%
   6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.544.2
 4.3%
6th Grade Mathematics (Discovery Charter)67.162.9
 4.2%
   6th Grade Mathematics (California)38.533.2
 5.3%
7th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Discovery Charter)7071.4
 1.4%
   7th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)51.447.4
 3.9%
7th Grade Mathematics (Discovery Charter)70.967.1
 3.8%
   7th Grade Mathematics (California)37.933.2
 4.7%
8th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Discovery Charter)76.874.2
 2.6%
   8th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)49.445.7
 3.8%
8th Grade Mathematics (Discovery Charter)79.760.9
 18.8%
   8th Grade Mathematics (California)36.629.9
 6.7%
8th Grade Science (Discovery Charter)60.958.5
 2.4%
   8th Grade Science (California)30.828.8
 2.1%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students566535
 5.5%
African American2744
 63%
American Indian65
 16.7%
Asian194201
 3.6%
Hispanic8666
 23.3%
Pacific Islander30
 100%
White199158
 20.6%
Two or More Races5161
 19.6%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients7.2%10.1%
 2.8%


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Students at Discovery Charter are 38% Asian, 30% White, 12% Hispanic, 11% Two or more races, 8% African American.

Discovery Charter ranks 1035th of 5868 California elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.

In the 2022-23 school year, 535 students attended Discovery Charter.


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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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