Ladera Ranch Elementary

Summary:

Ladera Ranch Elementary is a public elementary school in Ladera Ranch, California, serving 605 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 and has a 4-star rating.

Ladera Ranch Elementary consistently outperforms the district and state in academic assessments, with proficiency rates of 81.67% in English Language Arts and 78.03% in Math, compared to the district's 70.24% and 59.56% respectively, and the state's 46.66% and 34.62%. The school's performance is particularly strong in the upper elementary grades, with proficiency rates ranging from 78.64% to 84.71% in ELA and 65.91% to 83.93% in Math. Ladera Ranch Elementary also outperforms the district and state in the CAST Science assessment, with a 52.27% proficiency rate. The school's student subgroups, including Asian students, Hispanic students, and students with disabilities, also perform exceptionally well, with some ranking among the top schools in California.

While Ladera Ranch Elementary outperforms nearby schools in the Capistrano Unified School District, such as Esencia, Marian Bergeson Elementary, and Wagon Wheel Elementary, its performance is not as strong as some of the highest-performing schools in the district, like Chaparral Elementary and Oso Grande Elementary. Additionally, Ladera Ranch Elementary has a lower percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch (22.98%) compared to some nearby schools, suggesting it may serve a more affluent community, and a higher percentage of White students (59.17%) compared to the more diverse student populations at other schools in the district.


Detail:

Public K-5

 29551 Sienna Pkwy.
       Ladera Ranch, CA  92694-0789


(949) 234-5915

District: Capistrano Unified

SchoolDigger Rank:
353rd of 5,868 California Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $9,460 Help


Students who attend Ladera Ranch Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Ladera Ranch Middle
High:    San Juan Hills High

Student/teacher ratio:  25.2 Help
Number of students:  605

Racial breakdown:

White:
59.2%
Hispanic:
13.7%
Two or more races:
13.4%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  23% Help


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Compare Details Ladera Ranch Elementary ranks better than 94% of elementary schools in California. It also ranks 7th 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 95.01. (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 Ladera Ranch Elementary is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (59.2%), Hispanic (13.7%), two or more races (13.4%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 23% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Ladera Ranch Elementary is 25.2. 34 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 Ladera Ranch Elementary is $9,460. 24 elementary schools in the Capistrano Unified School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Ladera Ranch Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Ladera Ranch Elementary 353rd of 5868 California public elementary schools. (See Ladera Ranch 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 Ladera Ranch Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Ladera Ranch Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 80.72 867th 4809 82.0%
2005 85.45 707th 4822 85.3%
2006 88.21 582nd 4818 87.9%
2007 77.93 1052nd 5113 79.4%
2008 84.29 783rd 5113 84.7%
2009 86.50 675th 5193 87.0%
2010 86.89 639th 5314 88.0%
2011 91.02 377th 5377 93.0%
2012 91.13 354th 5390 93.4%
2013 87.19 635th 5530 88.5%
2015 93.03 446th 5611 92.1%
2016 91.74 512th 5614 90.9%
2017 92.90 461st 5692 91.9%
2018 95.37 254th 5662 95.5%
2019 92.74 464th 5789 92.0%
2022 94.85 377th 5883 93.6%
2023 95.01 351st 5848 94.0%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Ladera Ranch Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 74.48 150th 610 75.4%
2023 68.29 217th 667 67.5%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Ladera Ranch Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 98.10 57th 2416 97.6%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Ladera Ranch Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 91.37 237th 5084 95.3%
2019 81.91 629th 5173 87.8%
2022 92.15 272nd 5264 94.8%
2023 92.03 311th 5355 94.2%
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Rank History for Female students at Ladera Ranch Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 94.82 232nd 5413 95.7%
2019 91.86 446th 5492 91.9%
2022 91.74 534th 5635 90.5%
2023 90.05 613th 5595 89.0%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Ladera Ranch Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 97.51 53rd 2128 97.5%
2019 97.62 57th 2585 97.8%
2022 98.42 39th 2227 98.2%
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Rank History for Male students at Ladera Ranch Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 94.33 296th 5431 94.5%
2019 91.05 514th 5510 90.7%
2022 95.76 254th 5663 95.5%
2023 96.59 186th 5627 96.7%
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Rank History for Asian students at Ladera Ranch Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 60.99 548th 1149 52.3%
2023 82.59 97th 1183 91.8%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Ladera Ranch Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 92.30 217th 4830 95.5%
2019 82.54 613th 4963 87.6%
2023 97.46 88th 5079 98.3%
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Rank History for White students at Ladera Ranch Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 85.86 225th 2737 91.8%
2019 78.76 504th 2834 82.2%
2022 79.37 472nd 2726 82.7%
2023 80.50 400th 2659 85.0%
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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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Enrollment information for Ladera Ranch Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2004 340 8 44 41 0 n/a n/a 27 460
2005 493 15 85 68 0 n/a n/a 56 717
2006 502 17 75 68 0 n/a n/a 79 741
2007 557 17 76 81 1 n/a n/a 85 817
2008 573 13 75 79 n/a n/a n/a 0 740
2009 576 16 75 84 1 2 106 0 860
2010 589 18 98 136 1 4 58 0 904
2011 599 18 97 128 1 2 41 0 886
2012 599 18 114 118 1 2 38 0 890
2013 597 17 99 121 0 2 45 0 881
2014 611 17 95 127 0 0 64 0 914
2015 586 16 93 127 0 0 67 0 889
2016 562 17 82 112 1 0 74 0 848
2017 547 12 80 102 0 1 83 0 825
2018 509 8 68 93 0 0 91 0 769
2019 469 10 70 83 0 1 89 0 722
2020 441 6 77 73 0 1 86 0 684
2021 365 5 78 71 0 1 68 0 588
2022 365 6 71 78 0 1 82 0 603
2023 358 5 77 83 0 1 81 0 605

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

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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 Ladera Ranch Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2004 460 21.0 21.9 7.9
2005 717 35.0 20.5 6.5
2006 741 34.5 21.5 7.9
2007 817 36.0 22.7 8.2
2008 740 37.0 20.0 7.2
2009 860 36.0 23.2 8.7
2010 904 31.0 29.1 8.1
2011 886 n/a n/a 10
2012 890 28.7 30.9 n/a
2013 881 28.1 31.2 12.4
2014 914 28.0 32.6 9.6
2015 889 28.0 31.7 7.6
2016 848 28.0 30.2 9
2017 825 27.0 30.5 8.6
2018 769 26.0 29.5 13.1
2019 722 24.0 30.0 15.1
2020 684 n/a n/a 15.5
2021 588 20.3 28.9 16.2
2022 603 25.0 24.1 12.1
2023 605 24.0 25.2 23

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 Ladera Ranch Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2004 460 21.0 21.9 7.9
2005 717 35.0 20.5 6.5
2006 741 34.5 21.5 7.9
2007 817 36.0 22.7 8.2
2008 740 37.0 20.0 7.2
2009 860 36.0 23.2 8.7
2010 904 31.0 29.1 8.1
2011 886 n/a n/a 10
2012 890 28.7 30.9 n/a
2013 881 28.1 31.2 12.4
2014 914 28.0 32.6 9.6
2015 889 28.0 31.7 7.6
2016 848 28.0 30.2 9
2017 825 27.0 30.5 8.6
2018 769 26.0 29.5 13.1
2019 722 24.0 30.0 15.1
2020 684 n/a n/a 15.5
2021 588 20.3 28.9 16.2
2022 603 25.0 24.1 12.1
2023 605 24.0 25.2 23

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

Ladera Ranch Elementary

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionConditionalPolioHepatitis BVaricellaDTPMMR
201276.0%16.0%0.0%7.0%76.0%81.0%81.0%78.0%80.0%
201384.0%13.0%0.0%2.0%84.0%86.0%86.0%84.0%85.0%
201481.0%13.0%1.0%5.0%83.0%86.0%86.0%81.0%84.0%
201586.0%14.0%0.0%0.0%86.0%86.0%86.0%86.0%86.0%
201682.0%16.0%2.0%0.0%82.0%82.0%82.0%82.0%82.0%
201788.0%4.0%1.0%7.0%93.0%93.0%96.0%89.0%93.0%
201893.0%0.0%3.0%3.0%94.0%≥98.0%93.0%94.0%93.0%
201994.0%1.0%6.0%96.0%95.0%≥99.0%96.0%97.0%
202096.2%1.5%1.5%97.7%98.5%97.0%97.7%97.0%
202196.0%2.7%0.0%96.0%97.3%97.3%
202295.8%0.8%0.0%97.5%98.3%97.5%

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

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $9,460

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Ladera Ranch 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 464th of 5789 Elementary schoolsRanks 351st of 5848 Elementary schools
 2%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Ladera Ranch Elementary)81.778.6
 3.1%
   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 (Ladera Ranch Elementary)8181.9
 0.9%
   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 (Ladera Ranch Elementary)83.282.1
 1.1%
   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 (Ladera Ranch Elementary)79.883.9
 4.1%
   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 (Ladera Ranch Elementary)72.284.7
 12.5%
   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 (Ladera Ranch Elementary)65.565.9
 0.4%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Capistrano Unified)56.357.5
 1.1%
   5th Grade Mathematics (California)3833.4
 4.6%
5th Grade Science (Ladera Ranch Elementary)59.252.3
 6.9%
   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 Students722605
 16.2%
African American105
 50%
American Indian00
Asian7077
 10%
Hispanic8383
Pacific Islander11
White469358
 23.7%
Two or More Races8981
 9%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients15.1%23%
 7.9%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Ladera Ranch Elementary

Students at Ladera Ranch Elementary are 59% White, 14% Hispanic, 13% Two or more races, 13% Asian.

Students who attend Ladera Ranch Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : Ladera Ranch Middle
High : San Juan Hills High

Yes. Ladera Ranch Elementary ranks in the top 6.0% of California elementary schools.

In the 2022-23 school year, 605 students attended Ladera Ranch Elementary.


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