Dona Merced Elementary

Public K-5

 10333 Palo Alto
       Rancho Cucamonga, CA  91730-1744


(909) 980-1600

District: Central Elementary

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $7,746 Help

Students who attend Dona Merced Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Ruth Musser Middle
High:    Rancho Cucamonga High

Student/teacher ratio:  24.4
Number of students:  531

Immunizations:

Fully immunized:
≥98.0%
Measles:
≥98.0%
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Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
51.4%
White:
26.4%
Asian:
8.1%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  46.7%

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We updated the 2020-21 rankings and test scores for this school on Saturday, January 8, 2022.

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Compare Details Dona Merced Elementary is not ranked due for the most recent year due to insufficient test score data. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2019 the calculated Average Standard Score was 72.33. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: Hispanic (51.4%), White (26.4%), Asian (8.1%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 46.7% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the lowest percentage in the Central Elementary School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Dona Merced Elementary is 24.4. 3 elementary schools in the Central Elementary School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Dona Merced Elementary is $7,746. 2 elementary schools in the Central Elementary School District spend more per student.
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Rank History for Dona Merced Elementary

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 60.19 1701st 4809 64.6%
2005 63.40 1597th 4822 66.9%
2006 68.93 1393rd 4818 71.1%
2007 64.86 1606th 5113 68.6%
2008 80.80 937th 5113 81.7%
2009 67.32 1570th 5193 69.8%
2010 63.83 1794th 5314 66.2%
2011 68.81 1533rd 5377 71.5%
2012 72.68 1390th 5390 74.2%
2013 68.16 1670th 5530 69.8%
2015 74.59 1328th 5611 76.3%
2016 64.34 1795th 5614 68.0%
2017 70.59 1535th 5692 73.0%
2018 68.73 1633rd 5662 71.2%
2019 72.33 1498th 5789 74.1%
2021 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Data source: test scores: California Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Monday, September 2, 2019

Open Quote We love the teachers and the proctor staff. They genuinely care for the children and are committed to teaching. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Dona Merced Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 567 18 18 116 0 n/a n/a 0 719
1989 592 26 24 105 0 n/a n/a 0 747
1990 596 24 26 110 0 n/a n/a 0 756
1991 541 34 35 148 3 n/a n/a 0 761
1992 505 31 23 144 2 n/a n/a 0 705
1993 502 38 21 143 1 n/a n/a 0 705
1994 467 43 21 144 1 n/a n/a 0 676
1995 427 59 13 162 0 n/a n/a 0 661
1996 427 59 13 162 0 n/a n/a 0 661
1997 441 63 12 201 0 n/a n/a 0 717
1998 412 50 16 194 1 n/a n/a 0 673
1999 387 62 20 210 2 n/a n/a 0 681
2000 362 62 20 224 2 n/a n/a 0 670
2001 333 64 10 232 2 n/a n/a 17 658
2002 233 48 17 228 10 n/a n/a 80 616
2003 233 48 17 228 10 n/a n/a 80 616
2004 238 58 18 230 8 n/a n/a 51 603
2005 210 61 22 220 8 n/a n/a 30 551
2006 208 66 23 225 6 n/a n/a 5 533
2007 199 60 36 243 4 n/a n/a 9 551
2008 189 58 39 260 1 n/a n/a 0 547
2009 159 59 16 209 0 2 124 0 569
2010 187 57 31 258 3 6 6 0 548
2011 182 54 42 264 1 5 7 0 555
2012 189 47 43 263 1 2 11 0 556
2013 205 41 34 283 1 0 14 0 578
2014 208 52 31 291 0 2 18 0 602
2015 197 51 34 298 0 2 20 0 602
2016 193 46 33 285 0 6 19 0 582
2017 194 44 33 290 0 2 20 0 583
2018 176 52 47 285 0 2 18 0 580
2019 180 38 37 294 0 2 31 0 582
2020 162 32 42 290 0 1 37 0 564
2021 140 35 43 273 0 2 38 0 531

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 Dona Merced Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 719 26.0 27.6 n/a
1989 747 27.0 27.6 n/a
1990 756 29.0 26.0 n/a
1991 761 26.3 28.9 n/a
1992 705 26.7 26.4 9.5
1993 705 25.0 28.2 19.1
1994 676 26.0 26.0 22.2
1995 661 25.0 26.4 20.7
1996 661 25.0 26.4 20.7
1997 717 29.5 24.3 25.1
1998 673 29.5 22.8 27.2
1999 681 34.5 19.7 30.8
2000 670 32.5 20.6 27.5
2001 658 31.5 20.9 26.7
2002 616 29.0 21.2 28.9
2003 616 29.0 21.2 28.9
2004 603 26.0 23.2 33.7
2005 551 24.0 23.0 35.9
2006 533 23.0 23.2 34.8
2007 551 24.0 23.0 32.7
2008 547 26.0 21.0 33.3
2009 569 23.2 22.6 42
2010 548 22.2 24.6 46
2011 555 n/a n/a 47.2
2012 556 19.0 29.2 n/a
2013 578 21.0 27.5 55
2014 602 23.0 26.1 54.3
2015 602 23.0 26.1 45.2
2016 582 22.0 26.4 51.9
2017 583 23.0 25.3 49.6
2018 580 23.0 25.2 59
2019 582 23.0 25.3 48.5
2020 564 n/a n/a 51.4
2021 531 21.7 24.4 46.7

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 USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Dona Merced Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 719 26.0 27.6 n/a
1989 747 27.0 27.6 n/a
1990 756 29.0 26.0 n/a
1991 761 26.3 28.9 n/a
1992 705 26.7 26.4 9.5
1993 705 25.0 28.2 19.1
1994 676 26.0 26.0 22.2
1995 661 25.0 26.4 20.7
1996 661 25.0 26.4 20.7
1997 717 29.5 24.3 25.1
1998 673 29.5 22.8 27.2
1999 681 34.5 19.7 30.8
2000 670 32.5 20.6 27.5
2001 658 31.5 20.9 26.7
2002 616 29.0 21.2 28.9
2003 616 29.0 21.2 28.9
2004 603 26.0 23.2 33.7
2005 551 24.0 23.0 35.9
2006 533 23.0 23.2 34.8
2007 551 24.0 23.0 32.7
2008 547 26.0 21.0 33.3
2009 569 23.2 22.6 42
2010 548 22.2 24.6 46
2011 555 n/a n/a 47.2
2012 556 19.0 29.2 n/a
2013 578 21.0 27.5 55
2014 602 23.0 26.1 54.3
2015 602 23.0 26.1 45.2
2016 582 22.0 26.4 51.9
2017 583 23.0 25.3 49.6
2018 580 23.0 25.2 59
2019 582 23.0 25.3 48.5
2020 564 n/a n/a 51.4
2021 531 21.7 24.4 46.7

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

Dona Merced Elementary

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionConditionalPolioHepatitis BVaricellaDTPMMR
201298.0%1.0%0.0%1.0%99.0%99.0%99.0%99.0%98.0%
201399.0%1.0%0.0%0.0%99.0%99.0%99.0%99.0%99.0%
201495.0%2.0%0.0%2.0%98.0%98.0%98.0%95.0%95.0%
201597.0%2.0%0.0%1.0%98.0%98.0%98.0%97.0%98.0%
201693.0%5.0%0.0%2.0%95.0%95.0%95.0%93.0%95.0%
2017≥98.0%≤2.0%≤2.0%≤2.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%
201895.0%0.0%0.0%5.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%97.0%≥98.0%
2019≥98.0%≤2.0%≤2.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%

Data source: California Department of Public Health
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Dona Merced Elementary

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $7,746

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Dona Merced 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.

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Total Students582531
 8.8%
African American3835
 7.9%
American Indian00
Asian3743
 16.2%
Hispanic294273
 7.1%
Pacific Islander22
Two or More Races3138
 22.6%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients48.5%46.7%
 1.7%




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