Oso Grande Elementary

Summary:

Oso Grande Elementary is a highly-regarded public elementary school in Ladera Ranch, California, serving 916 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.

Oso Grande Elementary consistently ranks among the top California elementary schools, receiving a 5-star rating from SchoolDigger and demonstrating exceptional academic performance. The school's students significantly outperform their peers in the district and across the state in English Language Arts, Mathematics, and Science. For example, in the 2022-2023 school year, 78.38% of Oso Grande students were proficient or better in English Language Arts, compared to 70.24% in the district and 46.66% statewide. The school also excels in supporting the academic achievement of diverse student subgroups, with many subgroups ranking in the top 10-20% of California elementary schools.

Oso Grande Elementary's strong performance sets it apart from many of the nearby schools in the Capistrano Unified School District, including Viejo Elementary, Bathgate Elementary, and Harold Ambuehl Elementary. The school's low chronic absenteeism rates and relatively low percentage of free/reduced lunch recipients suggest that it serves a relatively affluent community, but the school's strong performance across all student subgroups, including those from low socioeconomic backgrounds, indicates that it is effectively supporting the academic growth of all students.


Detail:

Public K-5

 30251 Sienna Pkwy.
       Ladera Ranch, CA  92694-1459


(949) 234-5966

District: Capistrano Unified

SchoolDigger Rank:
378th of 5,868 California Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $8,993 Help


Students who attend Oso Grande Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Ladera Ranch Middle
High:    San Juan Hills High

Student/teacher ratio:  24.7 Help
Number of students:  916

Racial breakdown:

White:
69.9%
Two or more races:
13.3%
Hispanic:
8.3%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  10.8% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Oso Grande Elementary ranks better than 93.6% of elementary schools in California. It also ranks 8th 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 94.68. (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 Oso Grande Elementary has the largest elementary school student body size in the Capistrano Unified School District. Racial makeup is: White (69.9%), two or more races (13.3%), Hispanic (8.3%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 10.8% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the lowest percentage in the Capistrano Unified School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Oso Grande 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 Oso Grande Elementary is $8,993. 31 elementary schools in the Capistrano Unified School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Oso Grande Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Oso Grande Elementary 378th of 5868 California public elementary schools. (See Oso Grande 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 Oso Grande Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Oso Grande Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2007 66.20 1544th 5113 69.8%
2008 78.54 1043rd 5113 79.6%
2009 70.68 1406th 5193 72.9%
2010 83.46 805th 5314 84.9%
2011 87.12 634th 5377 88.2%
2012 86.70 638th 5390 88.2%
2013 87.46 618th 5530 88.8%
2015 94.23 374th 5611 93.3%
2016 94.84 323rd 5614 94.2%
2017 94.78 346th 5692 93.9%
2018 93.91 380th 5662 93.3%
2019 92.68 470th 5789 91.9%
2022 93.41 489th 5883 91.7%
2023 94.68 376th 5848 93.6%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Oso Grande Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 69.65 111th 339 67.3%
2019 73.30 110th 445 75.3%
2022 72.71 168th 610 72.5%
2023 61.00 281st 667 57.9%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Oso Grande Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 98.72 41st 2416 98.3%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Oso Grande Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 86.13 444th 5084 91.3%
2019 94.71 155th 5173 97.0%
2023 98.24 72nd 5355 98.7%
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Rank History for Female students at Oso Grande Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 94.03 279th 5413 94.8%
2019 91.64 457th 5492 91.7%
2022 90.65 601st 5635 89.3%
2023 94.18 348th 5595 93.8%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Oso Grande Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 95.46 81st 2128 96.2%
2019 94.38 99th 2585 96.2%
2022 92.45 138th 2227 93.8%
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Rank History for Military Connected students at Oso Grande Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 94.03 5th 130 96.2%
2023 74.61 26th 140 81.4%
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Rank History for Male students at Oso Grande Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 91.78 460th 5431 91.5%
2019 91.93 451st 5510 91.8%
2022 93.76 390th 5663 93.1%
2023 93.71 381st 5627 93.2%
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Rank History for Asian students at Oso Grande Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 76.21 233rd 1071 78.2%
2019 63.87 491st 1149 57.3%
2022 60.58 582nd 1154 49.6%
2023 75.57 260th 1183 78.0%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Oso Grande Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 95.41 121st 4830 97.5%
2019 91.22 250th 4963 95.0%
2022 92.35 280th 5084 94.5%
2023 97.54 86th 5079 98.3%
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Rank History for White students at Oso Grande Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 77.83 521st 2737 81.0%
2019 75.84 606th 2834 78.6%
2022 76.21 582nd 2726 78.7%
2023 81.33 377th 2659 85.8%
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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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Reviews:
by a parent
Sunday, May 3, 2020

Open Quote Don’t be fooled by standardized test scores, they’re the only focus. If you’re looking for a global and well rounded education that prepares your child for the next phase of life look beyond Oso Grande. If you’re looking for any sense of multicultural education and inclusion, they’re both discouraged as Oso Grande. Seek out a parent that no longer sends their children to Oso Grande to get the truth about the school Close Quote


by a student
Thursday, January 12, 2017

Open Quote This is my favorite place to go to see my friends and excellent teachers Close Quote



Enrollment information for Oso Grande Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2006 210 8 32 35 0 n/a n/a 22 307
2007 375 9 72 41 0 n/a n/a 34 531
2008 515 4 75 37 3 n/a n/a 0 634
2009 651 6 76 47 1 0 90 0 871
2010 793 5 81 102 1 1 42 0 1025
2011 836 4 85 119 3 0 52 0 1099
2012 832 2 98 121 2 1 63 0 1119
2013 854 2 92 126 2 1 85 0 1162
2014 835 4 101 125 2 0 87 0 1154
2015 856 9 112 122 2 0 113 0 1214
2016 839 9 108 109 2 3 125 0 1195
2017 821 6 101 101 1 2 128 0 1160
2018 800 9 96 97 4 5 126 0 1137
2019 818 13 102 90 1 4 125 0 1153
2020 773 7 89 86 0 5 119 0 1079
2021 627 5 83 72 0 4 92 0 883
2022 640 5 73 74 0 1 108 0 901
2023 640 5 72 76 0 1 122 0 916

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 Oso Grande Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2006 307 15.0 20.5 1.4
2007 531 25.0 21.2 1.8
2008 634 34.0 18.6 1.9
2009 871 39.0 21.8 4.6
2010 1025 36.0 28.4 4.7
2011 1099 n/a n/a 4.5
2012 1119 38.9 28.7 n/a
2013 1162 37.8 30.6 4.4
2014 1154 36.0 32.0 3.1
2015 1214 39.0 31.1 2.8
2016 1195 39.0 30.6 3.1
2017 1160 38.0 30.5 3.3
2018 1137 37.0 30.7 4.8
2019 1153 36.0 32.0 5.2
2020 1079 n/a n/a 6.1
2021 883 31.8 27.7 3.9
2022 901 36.5 24.6 5.5
2023 916 37.0 24.7 10.8

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 Oso Grande Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2006 307 15.0 20.5 1.4
2007 531 25.0 21.2 1.8
2008 634 34.0 18.6 1.9
2009 871 39.0 21.8 4.6
2010 1025 36.0 28.4 4.7
2011 1099 n/a n/a 4.5
2012 1119 38.9 28.7 n/a
2013 1162 37.8 30.6 4.4
2014 1154 36.0 32.0 3.1
2015 1214 39.0 31.1 2.8
2016 1195 39.0 30.6 3.1
2017 1160 38.0 30.5 3.3
2018 1137 37.0 30.7 4.8
2019 1153 36.0 32.0 5.2
2020 1079 n/a n/a 6.1
2021 883 31.8 27.7 3.9
2022 901 36.5 24.6 5.5
2023 916 37.0 24.7 10.8

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

Oso Grande Elementary

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionConditionalPolioHepatitis BVaricellaDTPMMR
201282.0%5.0%0.0%13.0%85.0%88.0%92.0%85.0%88.0%
201376.0%1.0%0.0%24.0%83.0%93.0%99.0%85.0%85.0%
201477.0%12.0%0.0%11.0%82.0%85.0%87.0%80.0%80.0%
201594.0%3.0%1.0%3.0%94.0%95.0%96.0%94.0%94.0%
201692.0%4.0%1.0%4.0%95.0%93.0%95.0%94.0%95.0%
201794.0%1.0%1.0%3.0%98.0%97.0%≥99.0%95.0%97.0%
201897.0%0.0%0.0%2.0%≥99.0%98.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%
2019≥99.0%≤1.0%≤1.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%
202095.5%3.2%1.3%97.5%96.8%96.8%97.5%96.2%
202298.4%0.0%0.8%98.4%98.4%98.4%

Data source: California Department of Public Health
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Oso Grande Elementary

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $8,993

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Oso Grande 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 470th of 5789 Elementary schoolsRanks 376th of 5848 Elementary schools
 1.7%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Oso Grande Elementary)86.682.8
 3.8%
   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 (Oso Grande Elementary)87.679.3
 8.4%
   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 (Oso Grande Elementary)77.882.2
 4.4%
   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 (Oso Grande Elementary)79.685.6
 6%
   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 (Oso Grande Elementary)73.970.9
 2.9%
   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 (Oso Grande Elementary)64.266.7
 2.4%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Capistrano Unified)56.357.5
 1.1%
   5th Grade Mathematics (California)3833.4
 4.6%
5th Grade Science (Oso Grande Elementary)54.160.5
 6.3%
   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 Students1153916
 20.6%
African American135
 61.5%
American Indian10
 100%
Asian10272
 29.4%
Hispanic9076
 15.6%
Pacific Islander41
 75%
White818640
 21.8%
Two or More Races125122
 2.4%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients5.2%10.8%
 5.6%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Oso Grande Elementary

Students at Oso Grande Elementary are 70% White, 13% Two or more races, 8% Hispanic, 8% Asian.

Students who attend Oso Grande Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : Ladera Ranch Middle
High : San Juan Hills High

In the 2022-23 school year, 916 students attended Oso Grande Elementary.

Yes. Oso Grande Elementary ranks in the top 6.4% of California elementary schools.


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