Kinoshita Elementary

Summary:

Kinoshita Elementary is a public elementary school in San Juan Capistrano, California, serving 369 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.

Kinoshita Elementary stands out for its significantly higher percentage of Hispanic students (95.12%) compared to nearby schools, such as Hidden Hills Elementary, John Malcom Elementary, and George White Elementary, which have more diverse student populations. Academically, Kinoshita Elementary consistently ranks in the bottom quartile of California elementary schools, with a 1-star rating from SchoolDigger. The school's performance on Smarter Balanced Assessments is significantly lower than the Capistrano Unified School District and the state of California averages across all grade levels and subject areas. Additionally, Kinoshita Elementary has experienced a sharp increase in chronic absenteeism, rising from 9.1% in 2018-2019 to 24.5% in 2022-2023, which is significantly higher than the nearby schools.

The high percentage of Hispanic students, English Language Learners, and students from low socioeconomic backgrounds at Kinoshita Elementary may contribute to the school's lower academic performance. The school's subgroup performance, particularly for Hispanic students, English Language Learners, and students from low socioeconomic backgrounds, ranks in the bottom quartile of California elementary schools, suggesting significant achievement gaps. This highlights the stark contrast in educational outcomes between Kinoshita Elementary and its surrounding schools, presenting an opportunity for the Capistrano Unified School District to implement targeted interventions and support systems to address the specific needs of the school's student population.


Detail:

Public K-5

 2 Via Positiva
       San Juan Capistrano, CA  92675-4318


(949) 489-2131

District: Capistrano Unified

SchoolDigger Rank:
4320th of 5,868 California Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $10,645 Help


Students who attend Kinoshita Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Marco Forster Middle
High:    San Juan Hills High

Student/teacher ratio:  23.0 Help
Number of students:  369

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
95.1%
White:
4.1%
Two or more races:
0.5%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  90% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Kinoshita Elementary ranks worse than 73.6% of elementary schools in California. It also ranks last 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 25.4. (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 (95.1%), White (4.1%), two or more races (0.5%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 90% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the highest percentage in the Capistrano Unified School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Kinoshita Elementary is 23, which is the 13th best among 34 elementary schools in the Capistrano Unified School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Kinoshita Elementary is $10,645, which is the 4th highest among 34 elementary schools in the Capistrano Unified School District.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Kinoshita Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Kinoshita Elementary 4320th of 5868 California public elementary schools. (See Kinoshita Elementary in the ranking list.)

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Capistrano Unified:

SchoolDigger ranks Capistrano Unified 181st of 1560 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Kinoshita Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Kinoshita Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 17.91 4119th 4809 14.3%
2005 19.75 3988th 4822 17.3%
2006 11.60 4555th 4818 5.5%
2007 13.85 4723rd 5113 7.6%
2008 19.00 4399th 5113 14.0%
2009 30.41 3684th 5193 29.1%
2010 25.64 4178th 5314 21.4%
2011 34.51 3654th 5377 32.0%
2012 30.52 3907th 5390 27.5%
2013 22.78 4543rd 5530 17.8%
2015 21.34 4489th 5611 20.0%
2016 27.59 3966th 5614 29.4%
2017 25.46 4212th 5692 26.0%
2018 26.91 4088th 5662 27.8%
2019 22.86 4553rd 5789 21.4%
2022 18.56 5003rd 5883 15.0%
2023 25.40 4307th 5848 26.4%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Kinoshita Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 45.46 1478th 3246 54.5%
2019 34.59 2160th 3275 34.0%
2022 31.07 2519th 3311 23.9%
2023 45.76 1432nd 3240 55.8%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Kinoshita Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 40.12 3006th 5084 40.9%
2019 34.07 3565th 5173 31.1%
2022 27.05 4077th 5264 22.5%
2023 37.22 3291st 5355 38.5%
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Rank History for Homeless students at Kinoshita Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 39.77 210th 356 41.0%
2023 62.78 91st 336 72.9%
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Rank History for Female students at Kinoshita Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 23.98 4239th 5413 21.7%
2019 21.14 4531st 5492 17.5%
2022 23.74 4350th 5635 22.8%
2023 33.56 3445th 5595 38.4%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Kinoshita Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 19.13 2391st 2585 7.5%
2022 18.67 2063rd 2227 7.4%
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Rank History for Military Connected students at Kinoshita Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 26.89 104th 140 25.7%
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Rank History for Male students at Kinoshita Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 30.87 3636th 5431 33.1%
2019 25.58 4134th 5510 25.0%
2022 14.74 5229th 5663 7.7%
2023 18.74 4824th 5627 14.3%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Kinoshita Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 39.01 2931st 4830 39.3%
2019 34.20 3371st 4963 32.1%
2022 26.24 4014th 5084 21.0%
2023 36.94 3133rd 5079 38.3%
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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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Data source: California Department of Education

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by a parent
Friday, July 14, 2017

Open Quote What an incredibly caring staff. Everyone from the principal and teachers to the office staff and aides are willing to go so far above and beyond to help students and their families. I'm fortunate to have my children at this school. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Kinoshita Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2001 31 0 3 539 2 n/a n/a 2 577
2002 39 0 6 641 1 n/a n/a 2 689
2003 39 0 6 641 1 n/a n/a 2 689
2004 36 0 6 637 1 n/a n/a 8 688
2005 38 0 3 678 0 n/a n/a 9 728
2006 25 1 1 638 0 n/a n/a 8 673
2007 23 0 3 596 1 n/a n/a 7 630
2008 12 n/a 2 585 n/a n/a n/a 0 599
2009 11 1 2 606 0 0 5 0 625
2010 3 1 1 628 3 0 4 0 640
2011 7 0 0 649 1 0 2 0 659
2012 2 0 0 641 0 0 2 0 645
2013 7 0 0 660 0 0 3 0 670
2014 7 0 3 660 0 0 4 0 674
2015 13 0 2 634 1 1 3 0 654
2016 14 0 2 628 0 0 6 0 650
2017 17 0 3 596 0 0 6 0 622
2018 13 0 4 568 0 0 5 0 590
2019 16 1 2 508 0 0 7 0 534
2020 16 0 1 487 0 0 12 0 516
2021 12 0 1 437 0 0 11 0 461
2022 13 2 3 406 0 0 4 0 428
2023 15 0 1 351 0 0 2 0 369

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 Kinoshita Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2001 577 26.0 22.2 87
2002 689 33.0 20.9 99.9
2003 689 33.0 20.9 99.9
2004 688 32.0 21.5 90
2005 728 32.0 22.8 83.7
2006 673 31.4 21.4 87.4
2007 630 32.0 19.7 91.3
2008 599 35.2 17.0 95
2009 625 34.2 16.8 94.6
2010 640 32.0 20.0 97.2
2011 659 n/a n/a 97.1
2012 645 27.9 23.1 n/a
2013 670 25.5 26.2 98.2
2014 674 23.0 29.3 95.5
2015 654 22.0 29.7 94.6
2016 650 23.0 28.2 92.6
2017 622 23.0 27.0 94.1
2018 590 24.0 24.5 94.9
2019 534 20.0 26.7 93.4
2020 516 n/a n/a 94.2
2021 461 17.3 26.5 91.5
2022 428 18.0 23.7 86.4
2023 369 16.0 23.0 90

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 Kinoshita Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2001 577 26.0 22.2 87
2002 689 33.0 20.9 99.9
2003 689 33.0 20.9 99.9
2004 688 32.0 21.5 90
2005 728 32.0 22.8 83.7
2006 673 31.4 21.4 87.4
2007 630 32.0 19.7 91.3
2008 599 35.2 17.0 95
2009 625 34.2 16.8 94.6
2010 640 32.0 20.0 97.2
2011 659 n/a n/a 97.1
2012 645 27.9 23.1 n/a
2013 670 25.5 26.2 98.2
2014 674 23.0 29.3 95.5
2015 654 22.0 29.7 94.6
2016 650 23.0 28.2 92.6
2017 622 23.0 27.0 94.1
2018 590 24.0 24.5 94.9
2019 534 20.0 26.7 93.4
2020 516 n/a n/a 94.2
2021 461 17.3 26.5 91.5
2022 428 18.0 23.7 86.4
2023 369 16.0 23.0 90

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

Kinoshita Elementary

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionConditionalPolioHepatitis BVaricellaDTPMMR
201298.0%1.0%0.0%1.0%98.0%98.0%99.0%98.0%98.0%
201397.0%0.0%0.0%3.0%98.0%99.0%100.0%98.0%99.0%
201499.0%0.0%0.0%1.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%99.0%
201599.0%0.0%0.0%1.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%99.0%
201689.0%2.0%0.0%9.0%95.0%99.0%99.0%91.0%91.0%
2017≥99.0%≤1.0%≤1.0%≤1.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%
201896.0%0.0%1.0%3.0%97.0%97.0%≥99.0%97.0%98.0%
2019≥98.0%≤2.0%≤2.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%
202096.0%0.0%3.0%97.0%
202296.1%0.0%1.3%97.4%97.4%97.4%

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

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $10,645

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Kinoshita 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 4553rd of 5789 Elementary schoolsRanks 4307th of 5848 Elementary schools
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Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Kinoshita Elementary)23.334.5
 11.2%
   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 (Kinoshita Elementary)31.525.9
 5.6%
   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 (Kinoshita Elementary)29.618.9
 10.7%
   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 (Kinoshita Elementary)22.725.9
 3.2%
   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 (Kinoshita Elementary)41.934.9
 6.9%
   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 (Kinoshita Elementary)29.820.2
 9.5%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Capistrano Unified)56.357.5
 1.1%
   5th Grade Mathematics (California)3833.4
 4.6%
5th Grade Science (Kinoshita Elementary)18.814.3
 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 Students534369
 30.9%
African American10
 100%
American Indian00
Asian21
 50%
Hispanic508351
 30.9%
Pacific Islander00
White1615
 6.3%
Two or More Races72
 71.4%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients93.4%90%
 3.5%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Kinoshita Elementary

Students at Kinoshita Elementary are 95% Hispanic, 4% White.

In the 2022-23 school year, 369 students attended Kinoshita Elementary.

Kinoshita Elementary ranks 4320th of 5868 California elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 1 star out of 5.

Students who attend Kinoshita Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : Marco Forster Middle
High : San Juan Hills High


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