Journey

Public, Charter K-8

 27102 Foxborough
       Aliso Viejo, CA  92656


 (949) 448-7232

District: Capistrano Unified

SchoolDigger Rank:
2477th of 5,621 California Elementary Schools


Student/Teacher Ratio:  25.0
Number of students:  400

Racial breakdown:

White:
65.0%
Two or more races:
15.0%
Hispanic:
11.8%
Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients:  13.3%

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Updated Wednesday, August 24, 2016, based on the 2015-16 school year test scores.

Performance Trends
Compare Details In 2016, Journey ranked better than 55.9% of elementary schools in California. It also ranked 34th among 39 ranked elementary schools in the Capistrano Unified School District. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2016 the calculated Average Standard Score was 50.38. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2016, Journey ranked better than 74.4% of middle schools in California. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2016 the calculated Average Standard Score was 71.33. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (65%), two or more races (15%), Hispanic (11.8%). (See more...)
Compare Details 13.3% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Journey is 25, which is the 5th best among 39 elementary schools in the Capistrano Unified School District. (See more...)
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Schooldigger 2016 Rankings:

Journey:

SchoolDigger ranks Journey 2477th of 5621 California public elementary schools. (See Journey in the ranking list.)
SchoolDigger ranks Journey 634th of 2472 California public middle schools. (See Journey in the ranking list.)

Capistrano Unified:

SchoolDigger ranks Capistrano Unified 120th of 865 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Journey

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 47.21 2274th 4768 52.3% 3 star ranking
2005 28.43 3345th 4781 30.0% 2 star ranking
2006 56.79 1861st 4777 61.0% 3 star ranking
2007 38.21 3003rd 5066 40.7% 2 star ranking
2008 32.37 3393rd 5066 33.0% 2 star ranking
2009 53.88 2229th 5143 56.7% 3 star ranking
2010 49.15 2581st 5260 50.9% 3 star ranking
2011 52.56 2425th 5324 54.5% 3 star ranking
2012 79.03 1069th 5338 80.0% 4 star ranking
2013 74.05 1356th 5478 75.2% 4 star ranking
2015 62.99 1785th 5567 67.9% 3 star ranking
2016 50.38 2477th 5621 55.9% 3 star ranking

Test score data source: test scores: California Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Rank History for Journey

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2007 67.03 547th 2018 72.9% 4 star ranking
2008 67.96 529th 2022 73.8% 4 star ranking
2009 63.46 679th 2082 67.4% 3 star ranking
2010 54.04 933rd 2195 57.5% 3 star ranking
2011 91.37 62nd 2258 97.3% 5 star ranking
2012 73.73 486th 2282 78.7% 4 star ranking
2013 85.22 184th 2402 92.3% 5 star ranking
2015 69.64 655th 2482 73.6% 4 star ranking
2016 71.33 634th 2472 74.4% 4 star ranking

Test score data source: test scores: California Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Journey Test Scores

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Test score data source: California Department of Education

About the Smarter Balanced Assessments: The Smarter Balanced Assessment System has three components: the Summative Assessments, designed for accountability purposes; Interim Assessments, designed to support teaching and learning throughout the year; and the Digital Library, designed to support classroom-based formative assessment processes. The Smarter Balanced Assessment Graphic (PDF) and Smarter Balanced Assessment System Video (2:57) displays the relationship between these components, the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), and college and career readiness.

The Summative Assessments are comprehensive end of year assessments of grade-level learning that measure progress toward college and career readiness. Each test, English language arts/literacy (ELA) and mathematics is comprised of two parts: (1) a computer adaptive test and (2) a performance task, administered within a 12-week window beginning at 66 percent of the instructional year for grades 3 through 8, or within in a 7-week window beginning at 80 percent of the instructional year for grade 11.

The Summative Assessments are aligned with the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for English language arts/literacy (ELA) and mathematics. The tests capitalize on the strengths of computer adaptive testing—efficient and precise measurement across the full range of achievement and timely turnaround of results.

Source: Summative Assessments, California Department of Education

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by a parent
Saturday, June 29, 2013

Open Quote This school is a problem child, unstable and inconsistent. It has had many meltdowns over the years along with a huge turnover of administrators, teachers and many families. I laugh when I see these silly 5 star "gosh, everything is perfect..." Reviews . As a family who spent many years there, we know the good, the bad and the ugly. This school only works IF you're lucky enough to land a good teacher who can DISCPLINE their class AND if you have a good (no problem kids) class. The community is cliquish but warm and fuzzy from a distance. Works best for K thru first or second only if you want a slower start to your child's educational career. Close Quote


by a parent
Monday, June 24, 2013

Open Quote This school has had many meltdowns over the years along with a huge turnover of administrators, teachers and many families. I laugh when I see these silly 5 star "gosh, everything is perfect..." Reviews . As a family who spent many years there, we know the good, the bad and the ugly. This school only works IF you're lucky enough to land a good teacher who can DISCPLINE their class AND if you have a good (no problem kids) class. The community is cliquish but warm and fuzzy from a distance. Works best for K thru first or second only. One has to be very vigilant. Wonder if it will get re-chartered... Close Quote


by a parent
Saturday, September 8, 2012

Open Quote Over 80% of 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students at Journey School scored proficient or above in English Language Arts and Mathematics and 87% of the 8th graders also scored proficient or above in Science on the California Standardized Test of 2011. The school also earned an API (Academic Performance Index) score of 830! Congratulations to students and staff!
Our son has been attending Journey School's Kindergarten and he enjoys learning about the sciences through nature. He is given healthy meals (quinoa, raisins, brown rice, etc..) and is exposed to high academic vocabulary through storytelling every day. Last year he had 19 students in his class with a teacher plus an assistant (not found in most public schools). Imagination and innovation is encouraged and nurtured. We are fortunate to have the opportunity to place our child in a quality Waldorf public charter school without having to pay the private school price. Thank you Journey! Close Quote


Enrollment information for Journey

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2001 71 2 1 2 3 n/a n/a 11 90
2002 119 2 2 3 0 n/a n/a 18 144
2003 119 2 2 3 0 n/a n/a 18 144
2004 151 1 4 8 0 n/a n/a 23 187
2005 96 1 0 5 0 n/a n/a 16 118
2006 117 0 6 2 0 n/a n/a 20 145
2007 137 0 11 4 0 n/a n/a 26 178
2008 153 n/a 10 6 n/a n/a n/a 2 169
2009 154 0 12 7 0 1 43 0 217
2010 162 0 13 35 2 0 40 0 252
2011 170 0 13 35 0 0 42 0 260
2012 181 1 16 32 0 1 42 0 273
2013 220 1 19 42 0 1 50 0 333
2014 234 5 17 42 0 1 59 0 358
2015 260 6 26 47 0 1 60 0 400

Test score 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 Journey

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2001 90 4.5 20.0 0.0
2002 144 5.6 25.7 0.0
2003 144 5.6 25.7 0.0
2004 187 7.6 24.6 0.0
2005 118 6.0 19.7 0.0
2006 145 10.0 14.5 0.0
2007 178 7.0 25.4 0.0
2008 169 10.9 15.5 95.3
2009 217 13.0 16.7 n/a
2010 252 12.0 21.0 14.3
2011 260 n/a n/a 11.9
2012 273 13.0 21.0 n/a
2013 333 14.0 23.7 16.5
2014 358 14.0 25.5 13.4
2015 400 16.0 25.0 13.3

Test score data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the FRAC Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Journey

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2001 90 4.5 20.0 0.0
2002 144 5.6 25.7 0.0
2003 144 5.6 25.7 0.0
2004 187 7.6 24.6 0.0
2005 118 6.0 19.7 0.0
2006 145 10.0 14.5 0.0
2007 178 7.0 25.4 0.0
2008 169 10.9 15.5 95.3
2009 217 13.0 16.7 n/a
2010 252 12.0 21.0 14.3
2011 260 n/a n/a 11.9
2012 273 13.0 21.0 n/a
2013 333 14.0 23.7 16.5
2014 358 14.0 25.5 13.4
2015 400 16.0 25.0 13.3

Test score 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.




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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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