Marian Bergeson Elementary

Summary:

Marian Bergeson Elementary is a public elementary school in Laguna Niguel, California, serving students from kindergarten to 5th grade as part of the Capistrano Unified School District. The school consistently ranks among the top elementary schools in California, earning a 5-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Marian Bergeson Elementary's students significantly outperform the state and district averages in Smarter Balanced Assessments for English Language Arts/Literacy and Mathematics, with 80.51% of students proficient or better in ELA/Literacy, compared to 70.24% in the district and 46.66% statewide. The school's students also excel in CAST Science assessments, with 72.84% proficient or better in 5th grade, compared to 52.91% in the district and 31.86% statewide. Marian Bergeson's diverse student population, with a mix of White, Asian, Hispanic, and multi-racial students, also performs exceptionally well, with students from various subgroups ranking among the top California elementary schools in their respective categories.

Compared to nearby schools, such as George White Elementary, Moulton Elementary, and Laguna Niguel Elementary, Marian Bergeson consistently outperforms its peers in academic achievement and student subgroup performance. The school's exceptional performance, coupled with its diverse and equitable student outcomes, make it a standout educational institution in the Laguna Niguel area.


Detail:

Public K-5

 25302 Rancho Niguel Rd.
       Laguna Niguel, CA  92677-7300


(949) 643-1540

District: Capistrano Unified

SchoolDigger Rank:
282nd of 5,874 California Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $9,669 Help


Students who attend Marian Bergeson Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Aliso Viejo Middle
High:    Aliso Niguel High

Student/teacher ratio:  24.0 Help
Number of students:  506

Racial breakdown:

Asian:
28.5%
Two or more races:
25.9%
White:
23.7%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  32.8% Help


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Compare Details Marian Bergeson Elementary ranks better than 95.2% of elementary schools in California. It also ranks 5th 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 95.9. (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 Student population at Marian Bergeson Elementary is diverse. Racial makeup is: Asian (28.5%), two or more races (25.9%), White (23.7%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 32.8% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Marian Bergeson Elementary is 24, which is the 16th 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 Marian Bergeson Elementary is $9,669, which is the 17th highest among 34 elementary schools in the Capistrano Unified School District.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Marian Bergeson Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Marian Bergeson Elementary 282nd of 5874 California public elementary schools. (See Marian Bergeson Elementary in the ranking list.)

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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 Marian Bergeson Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Marian Bergeson Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 79.73 904th 4809 81.2%
2005 81.37 872nd 4822 81.9%
2006 79.98 969th 4818 79.9%
2007 81.50 912th 5113 82.2%
2008 76.04 1139th 5113 77.7%
2009 79.38 1032nd 5193 80.1%
2010 71.87 1374th 5314 74.1%
2011 83.64 809th 5377 85.0%
2012 84.86 738th 5390 86.3%
2013 82.04 943rd 5530 82.9%
2015 82.65 1005th 5611 82.1%
2016 86.40 830th 5614 85.2%
2017 85.74 878th 5692 84.6%
2018 83.02 985th 5662 82.6%
2019 84.31 945th 5789 83.7%
2022 93.65 472nd 5883 92.0%
2023 95.90 282nd 5874 95.2%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Marian Bergeson Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 66.41 126th 339 62.8%
2019 65.57 170th 445 61.8%
2022 67.40 217th 610 64.4%
2023 87.64 30th 669 95.5%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Marian Bergeson Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 50.65 1215th 3275 62.9%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Marian Bergeson Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 58.70 1813th 5084 64.3%
2019 65.57 1430th 5173 72.4%
2022 86.28 502nd 5264 90.5%
2023 90.61 363rd 5374 93.2%
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Rank History for Female students at Marian Bergeson Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 78.99 1088th 5413 79.9%
2019 78.74 1142nd 5492 79.2%
2022 93.40 420th 5635 92.5%
2023 94.34 341st 5617 93.9%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Marian Bergeson Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 77.77 315th 2128 85.2%
2019 71.92 472nd 2585 81.7%
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Rank History for Military Connected students at Marian Bergeson Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 97.92 2nd 140 98.6%
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Rank History for Male students at Marian Bergeson Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 84.11 876th 5431 83.9%
2019 86.41 763rd 5510 86.2%
2022 91.35 552nd 5663 90.3%
2023 95.68 245th 5650 95.7%
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Rank History for Asian students at Marian Bergeson Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 62.18 513th 1071 52.1%
2019 73.82 281st 1149 75.5%
2022 78.77 180th 1154 84.4%
2023 81.54 117th 1190 90.2%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Marian Bergeson Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 47.25 2390th 4830 50.5%
2019 68.49 1232nd 4963 75.2%
2022 87.29 460th 5084 91.0%
2023 88.44 418th 5098 91.8%
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Rank History for White students at Marian Bergeson Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 62.72 1091st 2737 60.1%
2019 53.61 1436th 2834 49.3%
2022 74.75 631st 2726 76.9%
2023 79.60 436th 2662 83.6%
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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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by a parent
Thursday, July 19, 2018

Open Quote What makes an amazing school, the principal, teachers, and administration staff. I’m so thankful these people at Marian Bergeson Elementary School are kind, caring and helpful. My student is a difficult child but these people including the staff that handed my students IEP made a difference. So happy with everything they did to help my student be as successful as possible Close Quote


by a parent
Saturday, November 21, 2015

Open Quote Administration out of touch with their teachers and their needs. Unable to manage finances within their own school. Constantly hitting up parents for donations for the most basic programs. Slow to react to child's needs even if it poses a risk to their well being. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Marian Bergeson Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 457 4 26 33 0 n/a n/a 0 520
1989 635 11 26 28 0 n/a n/a 0 700
1990 769 8 47 43 2 n/a n/a 0 869
1991 892 11 74 74 2 n/a n/a 0 1053
1992 904 12 61 59 0 n/a n/a 0 1036
1993 837 18 81 53 0 n/a n/a 0 989
1994 819 29 86 79 0 n/a n/a 0 1013
1995 687 16 76 58 1 n/a n/a 0 838
1996 687 16 76 58 1 n/a n/a 0 838
1997 674 17 74 70 1 n/a n/a 0 836
1998 643 16 77 73 0 n/a n/a 0 809
1999 636 15 69 73 0 n/a n/a 0 793
2000 658 12 57 69 0 n/a n/a 0 796
2001 656 7 59 69 0 n/a n/a 2 793
2002 492 15 59 74 3 n/a n/a 24 667
2003 492 15 59 74 3 n/a n/a 24 667
2004 474 14 49 64 3 n/a n/a 9 613
2005 459 9 44 64 2 n/a n/a 4 582
2006 437 7 51 69 2 n/a n/a 0 566
2007 402 5 48 60 1 n/a n/a 3 519
2008 421 2 51 52 1 n/a n/a 0 527
2009 418 5 58 73 1 1 20 0 576
2010 359 6 44 113 1 1 38 0 562
2011 350 4 55 110 2 1 37 0 559
2012 314 4 59 103 4 1 28 0 513
2013 332 5 92 113 11 3 55 0 611
2014 313 4 99 113 8 3 61 0 601
2015 284 7 119 120 6 2 82 0 620
2016 276 6 140 125 5 0 94 0 646
2017 293 4 156 119 4 2 111 0 689
2018 269 2 158 119 3 2 123 0 676
2019 242 4 153 122 1 3 118 0 643
2020 197 7 154 114 0 4 123 0 599
2021 162 8 129 89 0 2 115 0 505
2022 142 11 117 91 0 1 117 0 479
2023 120 10 144 99 0 2 131 0 506

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 Marian Bergeson Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 520 22.0 23.6 n/a
1989 700 26.0 26.9 n/a
1990 869 31.0 28.0 n/a
1991 1053 38.0 27.7 n/a
1992 1036 38.6 26.8 10.1
1993 989 33.0 30.0 9
1994 1013 35.0 28.9 11.1
1995 838 32.0 26.2 4.2
1996 838 32.0 26.2 4.2
1997 836 36.0 23.2 6
1998 809 37.0 21.9 5.6
1999 793 37.0 21.4 4.9
2000 796 35.0 22.7 5.9
2001 793 37.0 21.4 5.2
2002 667 31.0 21.5 8.4
2003 667 31.0 21.5 8.4
2004 613 28.0 21.9 4.6
2005 582 26.0 22.4 4.3
2006 566 24.5 23.1 6
2007 519 25.0 20.8 8.9
2008 527 27.0 19.5 8.7
2009 576 27.0 20.2 12.3
2010 562 22.0 25.5 13.5
2011 559 n/a n/a 15.6
2012 513 22.8 22.5 n/a
2013 611 23.0 26.4 14.1
2014 601 22.0 27.3 13.6
2015 620 22.0 28.1 14
2016 646 24.0 26.9 15.2
2017 689 25.0 27.5 12.5
2018 676 26.0 26.0 18.8
2019 643 25.0 25.7 19
2020 599 n/a n/a 20.4
2021 505 20.3 24.8 19.2
2022 479 21.0 22.8 19.2
2023 506 21.0 24.0 32.8

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 Marian Bergeson Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 520 22.0 23.6 n/a
1989 700 26.0 26.9 n/a
1990 869 31.0 28.0 n/a
1991 1053 38.0 27.7 n/a
1992 1036 38.6 26.8 10.1
1993 989 33.0 30.0 9
1994 1013 35.0 28.9 11.1
1995 838 32.0 26.2 4.2
1996 838 32.0 26.2 4.2
1997 836 36.0 23.2 6
1998 809 37.0 21.9 5.6
1999 793 37.0 21.4 4.9
2000 796 35.0 22.7 5.9
2001 793 37.0 21.4 5.2
2002 667 31.0 21.5 8.4
2003 667 31.0 21.5 8.4
2004 613 28.0 21.9 4.6
2005 582 26.0 22.4 4.3
2006 566 24.5 23.1 6
2007 519 25.0 20.8 8.9
2008 527 27.0 19.5 8.7
2009 576 27.0 20.2 12.3
2010 562 22.0 25.5 13.5
2011 559 n/a n/a 15.6
2012 513 22.8 22.5 n/a
2013 611 23.0 26.4 14.1
2014 601 22.0 27.3 13.6
2015 620 22.0 28.1 14
2016 646 24.0 26.9 15.2
2017 689 25.0 27.5 12.5
2018 676 26.0 26.0 18.8
2019 643 25.0 25.7 19
2020 599 n/a n/a 20.4
2021 505 20.3 24.8 19.2
2022 479 21.0 22.8 19.2
2023 506 21.0 24.0 32.8

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

Marian Bergeson Elementary

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionConditionalPolioHepatitis BVaricellaDTPMMR
201257.0%22.0%0.0%22.0%60.0%75.0%75.0%65.0%67.0%
201343.0%24.0%5.0%29.0%50.0%69.0%70.0%52.0%50.0%
201461.0%4.0%0.0%36.0%75.0%92.0%92.0%70.0%71.0%
201568.0%7.0%2.0%24.0%83.0%85.0%88.0%76.0%76.0%
201688.0%0.0%8.0%0.0%88.0%88.0%88.0%88.0%88.0%
201796.0%0.0%0.0%2.0%97.0%98.0%97.0%97.0%96.0%
201893.0%0.0%3.0%1.0%96.0%98.0%97.0%97.0%97.0%
201989.0%2.0%5.0%95.0%96.0%97.0%94.0%95.0%
202093.9%2.0%1.0%95.9%95.9%95.9%95.9%94.9%
202297.1%0.0%2.9%97.1%

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

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $9,669

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Marian Bergeson Elementary

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 945th of 5789 Elementary schoolsRanks 282nd of 5874 Elementary schools
 11.5%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Marian Bergeson Elementary)66.780.5
 13.8%
   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 (Marian Bergeson Elementary)67.779.8
 12%
   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 (Marian Bergeson Elementary)80.779.7
 1%
   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 (Marian Bergeson Elementary)76.275.7
 0.5%
   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 (Marian Bergeson Elementary)65.481.3
 15.9%
   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 (Marian Bergeson Elementary)56.467.5
 11.1%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Capistrano Unified)56.357.5
 1.1%
   5th Grade Mathematics (California)3833.4
 4.6%
5th Grade Science (Marian Bergeson Elementary)44.672.8
 28.3%
   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 Students643506
 21.3%
African American410
 150%
American Indian10
 100%
Asian153144
 5.9%
Hispanic12299
 18.9%
Pacific Islander32
 33.3%
White242120
 50.4%
Two or More Races118131
 11%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients19%32.8%
 13.8%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Marian Bergeson Elementary

Students who attend Marian Bergeson Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : Aliso Viejo Middle
High : Aliso Niguel High

Yes! Marian Bergeson Elementary is one of the best elementary schools in the state. It ranks 282nd of 5874 California elementary schools.

In the 2022-23 school year, 506 students attended Marian Bergeson Elementary.

Students at Marian Bergeson Elementary are 28% Asian, 26% Two or more races, 24% White, 20% Hispanic, 2% African American.


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