Hidden Hills Elementary

Summary:

Hidden Hills Elementary is a public elementary school in Laguna Niguel, California, serving 327 students from kindergarten to 5th grade. The school is part of the Capistrano Unified School District, which is ranked 181 out of 1,560 districts in the state.

While Hidden Hills Elementary has a predominantly Hispanic student population (66.67%), the school faces some challenges. Its chronic absenteeism rate has risen significantly, from 14.2% in 2017-2018 to 26.4% in 2022-2023, which is notably higher than the district and state averages. Academically, the school's proficiency rates in English Language Arts/Literacy (53.16%), Mathematics (37.74%), and Science (30.51%) are lower than the Capistrano Unified School District and the state of California. However, the school performed particularly well for Homeless students, ranking 65th out of 336 California elementary schools in 2022-2023.

Compared to nearby schools in the Capistrano Unified School District, such as Wood Canyon Elementary, Marian Bergeson Elementary, and Laguna Niguel Elementary, Hidden Hills Elementary generally underperforms in academic assessments and has a higher chronic absenteeism rate. Marian Bergeson Elementary, in particular, stands out with exceptional performance, ranking in the top 5% of California elementary schools and achieving a 5-star rating from SchoolDigger.


Detail:

Public K-5

 25142 Hidden Hills Rd.
       Laguna Niguel, CA  92677-8894


(949) 495-0050

District: Capistrano Unified

SchoolDigger Rank:
2187th of 5,874 California Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $10,747 Help


Students who attend Hidden Hills Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Niguel Hills Middle
High:    Dana Hills High

Student/teacher ratio:  25.1 Help
Number of students:  327

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
66.7%
White:
19.3%
Two or more races:
7.6%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  77.4% Help


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Compare Details Hidden Hills Elementary ranks better than 62.8% of elementary schools in California. It also ranks 28th among 34 ranked elementary schools in the Capistrano Unified School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 56.92. (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.
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: Hispanic (66.7%), White (19.3%), two or more races (7.6%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 77.4% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Hidden Hills Elementary is 25.1. 30 elementary schools in the Capistrano Unified School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Hidden Hills Elementary is $10,747, which is the 2nd highest among 34 elementary schools in the Capistrano Unified School District.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Hidden Hills Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Hidden Hills Elementary 2187th of 5874 California public elementary schools. (See Hidden Hills Elementary in the ranking list.)

Elementary School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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Capistrano Unified:

SchoolDigger ranks Capistrano Unified 183rd of 1563 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Hidden Hills Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Hidden Hills Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 75.34 1102nd 4809 77.1%
2005 69.82 1344th 4822 72.1%
2006 64.83 1551st 4818 67.8%
2007 62.98 1689th 5113 67.0%
2008 45.76 2623rd 5113 48.7%
2009 62.20 1807th 5193 65.2%
2010 54.22 2314th 5314 56.5%
2011 50.92 2545th 5377 52.7%
2012 49.66 2640th 5390 51.0%
2013 36.05 3592nd 5530 35.0%
2015 50.86 2400th 5611 57.2%
2016 73.15 1392nd 5614 75.2%
2017 63.48 1861st 5692 67.3%
2018 65.58 1783rd 5662 68.5%
2019 67.91 1699th 5789 70.7%
2022 53.19 2382nd 5883 59.5%
2023 56.92 2187th 5874 62.8%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Hidden Hills Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 60.76 827th 3246 74.5%
2019 59.71 831st 3275 74.6%
2022 59.32 785th 3311 76.3%
2023 37.74 1962nd 3250 39.6%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Hidden Hills Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 39.48 1232nd 2420 49.1%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Hidden Hills Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 73.12 1024th 5084 79.9%
2019 69.98 1185th 5173 77.1%
2022 66.13 1354th 5264 74.3%
2023 64.86 1483rd 5374 72.4%
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Rank History for Homeless students at Hidden Hills Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 83.82 32nd 356 91.0%
2023 70.50 65th 336 80.7%
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Rank History for Female students at Hidden Hills Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 63.82 1807th 5413 66.6%
2019 67.30 1638th 5492 70.2%
2022 49.78 2427th 5635 56.9%
2023 49.88 2413th 5617 57.0%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Hidden Hills Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 35.16 1212th 2128 43.0%
2019 63.26 645th 2585 75.0%
2022 48.16 851st 2227 61.8%
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Rank History for Male students at Hidden Hills Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 65.26 1704th 5431 68.6%
2019 66.06 1678th 5510 69.5%
2022 54.71 2203rd 5663 61.1%
2023 62.58 1833rd 5650 67.6%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Hidden Hills Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 68.02 1231st 4830 74.5%
2019 66.72 1308th 4963 73.6%
2022 59.10 1680th 5084 67.0%
2023 60.24 1650th 5098 67.6%
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Rank History for White students at Hidden Hills Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 64.36 1030th 2737 62.4%
2019 75.98 601st 2834 78.8%
2022 51.87 1403rd 2726 48.5%
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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 Hidden Hills Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1995 529 12 46 106 0 n/a n/a 0 693
1996 529 12 46 106 0 n/a n/a 0 693
1997 544 23 54 133 1 n/a n/a 0 755
1998 531 17 59 118 5 n/a n/a 0 730
1999 545 25 56 122 5 n/a n/a 0 753
2000 518 30 60 126 4 n/a n/a 1 739
2001 521 27 50 142 4 n/a n/a 3 747
2002 423 13 37 145 2 n/a n/a 10 630
2003 423 13 37 145 2 n/a n/a 10 630
2004 409 7 43 154 4 n/a n/a 18 635
2005 336 8 31 181 1 n/a n/a 19 576
2006 323 8 35 147 0 n/a n/a 32 545
2007 278 9 36 138 0 n/a n/a 42 503
2008 276 6 34 153 n/a n/a n/a 0 469
2009 264 4 24 185 1 1 46 0 525
2010 254 4 20 222 1 0 23 0 524
2011 229 6 20 260 1 0 23 0 539
2012 192 10 12 264 1 0 17 0 496
2013 159 10 12 265 0 0 21 0 467
2014 132 4 14 258 1 0 16 0 425
2015 116 5 10 253 2 0 20 0 406
2016 103 7 11 236 1 0 12 0 370
2017 71 3 6 249 2 1 15 0 347
2018 81 4 12 252 1 2 14 0 366
2019 95 7 16 232 0 0 16 0 366
2020 78 7 17 246 0 0 14 0 362
2021 70 4 14 232 0 0 15 0 335
2022 65 8 15 224 0 0 31 1 344
2023 63 6 15 218 0 0 25 0 327

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 Hidden Hills Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1995 693 24.0 28.9 5.5
1996 693 24.0 28.9 5.5
1997 755 33.0 22.9 22.9
1998 730 34.5 21.2 18.1
1999 753 34.0 22.1 17.7
2000 739 32.0 23.1 21
2001 747 34.0 22.0 18
2002 630 27.0 23.3 21.6
2003 630 27.0 23.3 21.6
2004 635 27.0 23.5 18.5
2005 576 24.0 24.0 24.8
2006 545 22.7 24.0 22.6
2007 503 22.0 22.9 26.5
2008 469 23.5 20.0 25.4
2009 525 23.0 21.9 36.2
2010 524 18.0 29.1 40.6
2011 539 n/a n/a 48.8
2012 496 16.8 29.5 n/a
2013 467 16.4 28.4 62.5
2014 425 13.0 32.6 61.9
2015 406 13.0 31.2 67.7
2016 370 13.0 28.4 63.2
2017 347 12.0 28.9 70.6
2018 366 13.0 28.1 69.7
2019 366 13.0 28.1 66.4
2020 362 n/a n/a 73.5
2021 335 10.6 31.5 63
2022 344 14.0 24.5 62.2
2023 327 13.0 25.1 77.4

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 Hidden Hills Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1995 693 24.0 28.9 5.5
1996 693 24.0 28.9 5.5
1997 755 33.0 22.9 22.9
1998 730 34.5 21.2 18.1
1999 753 34.0 22.1 17.7
2000 739 32.0 23.1 21
2001 747 34.0 22.0 18
2002 630 27.0 23.3 21.6
2003 630 27.0 23.3 21.6
2004 635 27.0 23.5 18.5
2005 576 24.0 24.0 24.8
2006 545 22.7 24.0 22.6
2007 503 22.0 22.9 26.5
2008 469 23.5 20.0 25.4
2009 525 23.0 21.9 36.2
2010 524 18.0 29.1 40.6
2011 539 n/a n/a 48.8
2012 496 16.8 29.5 n/a
2013 467 16.4 28.4 62.5
2014 425 13.0 32.6 61.9
2015 406 13.0 31.2 67.7
2016 370 13.0 28.4 63.2
2017 347 12.0 28.9 70.6
2018 366 13.0 28.1 69.7
2019 366 13.0 28.1 66.4
2020 362 n/a n/a 73.5
2021 335 10.6 31.5 63
2022 344 14.0 24.5 62.2
2023 327 13.0 25.1 77.4

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

Hidden Hills Elementary

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionConditionalPolioHepatitis BVaricellaDTPMMR
201277.0%4.0%0.0%19.0%80.0%93.0%93.0%80.0%80.0%
201387.0%1.0%0.0%12.0%90.0%94.0%94.0%88.0%88.0%
201464.0%8.0%2.0%27.0%66.0%72.0%77.0%69.0%69.0%
201582.0%5.0%0.0%13.0%86.0%95.0%95.0%82.0%82.0%
201687.0%0.0%0.0%13.0%89.0%93.0%96.0%89.0%87.0%
2017≥95.0%≤5.0%≤5.0%≤5.0%≥95.0%≥95.0%≥95.0%≥95.0%≥95.0%
2018≥98.0%≤2.0%≤2.0%≤2.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%
201993.0%4.0%2.0%95.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%93.0%95.0%

Data source: California Department of Public Health
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Hidden Hills Elementary

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $10,747

Data source: California Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Hidden Hills Elementary

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 1699th of 5789 Elementary schoolsRanks 2187th of 5874 Elementary schools
 7.9%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Hidden Hills Elementary)64.448.1
 16.3%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Capistrano Unified)66.164.5
 1.6%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.543
 5.6%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Hidden Hills Elementary)56.730.8
 25.9%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Capistrano Unified)66.466.8
 0.4%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (California)50.245.1
 5.1%
4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Hidden Hills Elementary)5657.5
 1.5%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Capistrano Unified)68.167.2
 0.9%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)49.543.7
 5.7%
4th Grade Mathematics (Hidden Hills Elementary)5647.9
 8.1%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Capistrano Unified)65.468.1
 2.7%
   4th Grade Mathematics (California)44.940.8
 4.1%
5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Hidden Hills Elementary)6054.2
 5.8%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Capistrano Unified)68.169.7
 1.6%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)51.746.7
 5%
5th Grade Mathematics (Hidden Hills Elementary)46.735.6
 11.1%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Capistrano Unified)56.357.5
 1.1%
   5th Grade Mathematics (California)3833.4
 4.6%
5th Grade Science (Hidden Hills Elementary)3530.5
 4.5%
   5th Grade Science (Capistrano Unified)50.352.9
 2.7%
   5th Grade Science (California)31.731.9
 0.1%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students366327
 10.7%
African American76
 14.3%
American Indian00
Asian1615
 6.3%
Hispanic232218
 6%
Pacific Islander00
White9563
 33.7%
Two or More Races1625
 56.3%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients66.4%77.4%
 11%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Hidden Hills Elementary

Hidden Hills Elementary ranks 2187th of 5874 California elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 3 stars out of 5.

Students who attend Hidden Hills Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : Niguel Hills Middle
High : Dana Hills High

In the 2022-23 school year, 327 students attended Hidden Hills Elementary.

Students at Hidden Hills Elementary are 67% Hispanic, 19% White, 8% Two or more races, 5% Asian, 2% African American.


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