George White Elementary

Summary:

George White 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. This high-performing school consistently delivers strong academic results, with students outperforming state averages in English Language Arts, Mathematics, and Science.

George White Elementary has a relatively diverse student population, with a majority of White students (55.3%) and a significant percentage of Hispanic students (26.01%). Compared to nearby schools like San Juan Elementary and Kinoshita Elementary, George White has a higher percentage of White students and a lower percentage of Hispanic students. The school's academic performance is particularly strong for certain student subgroups, such as White, Multi-racial, Special Education, and Military Connected students, ranking in the top quartile of California elementary schools for these groups. However, the school's performance for Hispanic students and English Language Learners is relatively lower, ranking in the bottom half of California elementary schools.

While George White Elementary has maintained a consistent 4-star rating from SchoolDigger, the school has seen an increase in chronic absenteeism rates, rising from 9.0% in 2017-2018 to 18.2% in 2022-2023. This is higher than the Capistrano Unified School District average and may be an area of concern that the school should address to ensure all students have the opportunity to succeed.


Detail:

Public K-5

 25422 Chapparosa Park Dr.
       Laguna Niguel, CA  92677-5715


(949) 249-3875

District: Capistrano Unified

SchoolDigger Rank:
1043rd of 5,868 California Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $10,092 Help


Students who attend George White Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Niguel Hills Middle
High:    Dana Hills High

Student/teacher ratio:  24.7 Help
Number of students:  396

Racial breakdown:

White:
55.3%
Hispanic:
26.0%
Two or more races:
14.1%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  40.9% Help


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Compare Details George White Elementary ranks better than 82.2% of elementary schools in California. It also ranks 21st 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 83.18. (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 George White Elementary is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (55.3%), Hispanic (26%), two or more races (14.1%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 40.9% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at George White Elementary is 24.7. 25 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 George White Elementary is $10,092, which is the 11th highest among 34 elementary schools in the Capistrano Unified School District.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

George White Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks George White Elementary 1043rd of 5868 California public elementary schools. (See George White Elementary in the ranking list.)

Elementary School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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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 George White Elementary

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Rank History for all students at George White Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 84.19 738th 4809 84.7%
2005 82.24 844th 4822 82.5%
2006 80.34 950th 4818 80.3%
2007 85.82 720th 5113 85.9%
2008 80.89 934th 5113 81.7%
2009 86.93 644th 5193 87.6%
2010 83.66 795th 5314 85.0%
2011 88.54 525th 5377 90.2%
2012 88.87 499th 5390 90.7%
2013 87.48 615th 5530 88.9%
2015 82.30 1020th 5611 81.8%
2016 87.16 790th 5614 85.9%
2017 75.67 1307th 5692 77.0%
2018 79.02 1184th 5662 79.1%
2019 82.98 1014th 5789 82.5%
2022 84.26 980th 5883 83.3%
2023 83.18 1036th 5848 82.3%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at George White Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 64.55 251st 667 62.4%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at George White Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 43.80 1561st 3275 52.3%
2022 53.39 1033rd 3311 68.8%
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Rank History for Special Education students at George White Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 73.42 416th 2416 82.8%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at George White Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 57.25 1894th 5084 62.7%
2019 57.61 1921st 5173 62.9%
2022 71.27 1114th 5264 78.8%
2023 78.00 848th 5355 84.2%
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Rank History for Female students at George White Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 79.08 1083rd 5413 80.0%
2019 84.18 863rd 5492 84.3%
2022 83.43 948th 5635 83.2%
2023 72.53 1390th 5595 75.2%
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Rank History for Disabled students at George White Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 63.43 514th 2128 75.8%
2019 88.10 208th 2585 92.0%
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Rank History for Military Connected students at George White Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 84.49 14th 140 90.0%
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Rank History for Male students at George White Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 76.64 1204th 5431 77.8%
2019 79.02 1127th 5510 79.5%
2022 83.37 950th 5663 83.2%
2023 88.36 702nd 5627 87.5%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at George White Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 52.58 2071st 4830 57.1%
2019 53.89 2047th 4963 58.8%
2022 55.62 1863rd 5084 63.4%
2023 59.87 1674th 5079 67.0%
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Rank History for White students at George White Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 65.39 991st 2737 63.8%
2019 76.23 594th 2834 79.0%
2022 73.01 700th 2726 74.3%
2023 69.81 807th 2659 69.7%
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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.

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Enrollment information for George White Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1990 474 3 43 29 1 n/a n/a 0 550
1991 641 6 54 55 0 n/a n/a 0 756
1992 673 6 61 54 1 n/a n/a 0 795
1993 740 7 60 74 1 n/a n/a 0 882
1994 846 11 64 73 2 n/a n/a 0 996
1995 803 4 49 59 0 n/a n/a 0 915
1996 803 4 49 59 0 n/a n/a 0 915
1997 828 6 62 58 0 n/a n/a 0 954
1998 855 3 54 51 2 n/a n/a 0 965
1999 869 7 48 60 1 n/a n/a 0 985
2000 811 8 53 75 1 n/a n/a 0 948
2001 782 8 45 96 0 n/a n/a 0 931
2002 692 11 43 96 1 n/a n/a 22 865
2003 692 11 43 96 1 n/a n/a 22 865
2004 657 9 52 94 0 n/a n/a 38 850
2005 617 5 52 105 1 n/a n/a 46 826
2006 611 6 43 107 2 n/a n/a 65 834
2007 578 5 36 85 4 n/a n/a 57 765
2008 514 4 34 92 3 n/a n/a 0 647
2009 491 3 42 89 3 0 65 0 693
2010 449 3 38 131 3 0 45 0 669
2011 449 2 35 136 4 0 48 0 674
2012 444 2 30 140 2 0 39 0 657
2013 429 2 27 137 1 0 42 0 638
2014 412 2 29 171 1 0 55 0 670
2015 402 1 31 154 0 0 49 0 637
2016 405 2 29 132 0 0 48 0 616
2017 407 3 28 132 0 0 51 0 621
2018 396 4 26 127 0 0 47 0 600
2019 355 5 19 104 0 1 38 0 522
2020 339 7 18 113 0 1 45 0 523
2021 303 7 20 113 0 0 47 0 490
2022 253 6 19 108 0 0 58 0 444
2023 219 5 13 103 0 0 56 0 396

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 George White Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1990 550 21.8 25.2 n/a
1991 756 30.8 24.5 n/a
1992 795 31.3 25.3 5.5
1993 882 33.8 26.1 6.1
1994 996 36.8 27.1 7.2
1995 915 33.0 27.7 8.1
1996 915 33.0 27.7 8.1
1997 954 40.0 23.9 8.3
1998 965 42.0 23.0 6.7
1999 985 47.3 20.8 4.8
2000 948 43.5 21.8 5.6
2001 931 42.0 22.2 6.7
2002 865 40.0 21.6 9
2003 865 40.0 21.6 9
2004 850 35.0 24.3 6.4
2005 826 35.0 23.6 8.1
2006 834 36.5 22.8 10.5
2007 765 34.0 22.5 7.9
2008 647 33.2 19.5 9.6
2009 693 30.0 20.3 12.6
2010 669 25.0 26.7 12.9
2011 674 n/a n/a 12
2012 657 25.9 25.3 n/a
2013 638 22.4 28.4 17.1
2014 670 21.0 31.9 17
2015 637 20.0 31.8 17.6
2016 616 20.0 30.8 18.3
2017 621 21.0 29.5 17.4
2018 600 20.0 30.0 23
2019 522 17.0 30.7 23.2
2020 523 n/a n/a 29.3
2021 490 17.5 27.9 28.4
2022 444 18.0 24.6 29.1
2023 396 16.0 24.7 40.9

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 George White Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1990 550 21.8 25.2 n/a
1991 756 30.8 24.5 n/a
1992 795 31.3 25.3 5.5
1993 882 33.8 26.1 6.1
1994 996 36.8 27.1 7.2
1995 915 33.0 27.7 8.1
1996 915 33.0 27.7 8.1
1997 954 40.0 23.9 8.3
1998 965 42.0 23.0 6.7
1999 985 47.3 20.8 4.8
2000 948 43.5 21.8 5.6
2001 931 42.0 22.2 6.7
2002 865 40.0 21.6 9
2003 865 40.0 21.6 9
2004 850 35.0 24.3 6.4
2005 826 35.0 23.6 8.1
2006 834 36.5 22.8 10.5
2007 765 34.0 22.5 7.9
2008 647 33.2 19.5 9.6
2009 693 30.0 20.3 12.6
2010 669 25.0 26.7 12.9
2011 674 n/a n/a 12
2012 657 25.9 25.3 n/a
2013 638 22.4 28.4 17.1
2014 670 21.0 31.9 17
2015 637 20.0 31.8 17.6
2016 616 20.0 30.8 18.3
2017 621 21.0 29.5 17.4
2018 600 20.0 30.0 23
2019 522 17.0 30.7 23.2
2020 523 n/a n/a 29.3
2021 490 17.5 27.9 28.4
2022 444 18.0 24.6 29.1
2023 396 16.0 24.7 40.9

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

George White Elementary

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionConditionalPolioHepatitis BVaricellaDTPMMR
201285.0%11.0%0.0%4.0%86.0%88.0%89.0%86.0%89.0%
201382.0%4.0%5.0%9.0%86.0%87.0%90.0%85.0%83.0%
201448.0%4.0%13.0%35.0%68.0%77.0%81.0%59.0%63.0%
201588.0%6.0%1.0%5.0%89.0%92.0%93.0%91.0%91.0%
201689.0%11.0%0.0%0.0%89.0%89.0%89.0%89.0%89.0%
201792.0%2.0%0.0%6.0%98.0%97.0%98.0%94.0%98.0%
201890.0%0.0%0.0%4.0%91.0%94.0%97.0%91.0%92.0%
2019≥98.0%≤2.0%≤2.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%
202095.2%0.0%0.0%96.8%96.8%
202190.5%3.2%5.3%96.8%96.8%
202296.8%0.0%1.1%96.8%

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

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $10,092

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

Impact of COVID-19 on George White 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 1014th of 5789 Elementary schoolsRanks 1036th of 5848 Elementary schools
 0.2%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (George White Elementary)7254
 18.1%
   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 (George White Elementary)67.758.7
 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 (George White Elementary)75.362.5
 12.8%
   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 (George White Elementary)70.860.7
 10.1%
   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 (George White Elementary)64.169
 4.9%
   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 (George White Elementary)53.259.7
 6.6%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Capistrano Unified)56.357.5
 1.1%
   5th Grade Mathematics (California)3833.4
 4.6%
5th Grade Science (George White Elementary)4356.9
 13.9%
   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 Students522396
 24.1%
African American55
American Indian00
Asian1913
 31.6%
Hispanic104103
 1%
Pacific Islander10
 100%
White355219
 38.3%
Two or More Races3856
 47.4%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients23.2%40.9%
 17.7%


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Students at George White Elementary are 55% White, 26% Hispanic, 14% Two or more races, 3% Asian, 1% African American.

George White Elementary ranks 1043rd of 5868 California elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.

Students who attend George White Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : Niguel Hills Middle
High : Dana Hills High

In the 2022-23 school year, 396 students attended George White Elementary.


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