Mira Catalina Elementary

Public K-5

 30511 Lucania Dr.
       Rancho Palos Verdes, CA  90275-6272


(310) 377-6731

District: Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified

SchoolDigger Rank:
218th of 5,868 California Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $7,078 Help


Students who attend Mira Catalina Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Miraleste Intermediate
High:    Palos Verdes High
    Palos Verdes Peninsula High

Student/teacher ratio:  24.1 Help
Number of students:  362

Racial breakdown:

White:
50.6%
Hispanic:
18.0%
Asian:
16.9%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  6.6% Help


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Compare Details Mira Catalina Elementary ranks better than 96.3% of elementary schools in California. It also ranks 7th among 10 ranked elementary schools in the Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 96.67. (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 Mira Catalina Elementary is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (50.6%), Hispanic (18%), Asian (16.9%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 6.6% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Mira Catalina Elementary is 24.1, which is the 3rd best among 10 elementary schools in the Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Mira Catalina Elementary is $7,078, which is the highest among 10 elementary schools in the Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District!
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Mira Catalina Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Mira Catalina Elementary 218th of 5868 California public elementary schools. (See Mira Catalina Elementary in the ranking list.)

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Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified:

SchoolDigger ranks Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified 70th of 1560 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Mira Catalina Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Mira Catalina Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 93.11 327th 4809 93.2%
2005 92.80 342nd 4822 92.9%
2006 90.93 438th 4818 90.9%
2007 94.95 225th 5113 95.6%
2008 92.11 366th 5113 92.8%
2009 94.17 220th 5193 95.8%
2010 90.62 407th 5314 92.3%
2011 86.66 653rd 5377 87.9%
2012 83.18 834th 5390 84.5%
2013 86.72 664th 5530 88.0%
2015 91.45 546th 5611 90.3%
2016 90.50 584th 5614 89.6%
2017 92.53 485th 5692 91.5%
2018 90.21 627th 5662 88.9%
2019 90.20 632nd 5789 89.1%
2022 93.74 460th 5883 92.2%
2023 96.67 216th 5848 96.3%
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Rank History for Female students at Mira Catalina Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 83.44 886th 5413 83.6%
2019 84.09 867th 5492 84.2%
2022 93.97 373rd 5635 93.4%
2023 94.82 294th 5595 94.7%
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Rank History for Male students at Mira Catalina Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 92.52 412th 5431 92.4%
2019 92.40 422nd 5510 92.3%
2022 91.23 560th 5663 90.1%
2023 96.39 201st 5627 96.4%
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Rank History for Asian students at Mira Catalina Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 42.90 787th 1154 31.8%
2023 84.15 56th 1183 95.3%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Mira Catalina Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 90.95 273rd 4830 94.3%
2019 88.27 374th 4963 92.5%
2022 94.75 195th 5084 96.2%
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Rank History for White students at Mira Catalina Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 72.19 748th 2737 72.7%
2019 76.83 572nd 2834 79.8%
2022 76.71 565th 2726 79.3%
2023 82.10 344th 2659 87.1%
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Data source: test scores: California Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Enrollment information for Mira Catalina Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 382 5 63 14 0 n/a n/a 0 464
1989 383 7 54 19 3 n/a n/a 0 466
1990 389 8 62 26 2 n/a n/a 0 487
1991 375 8 63 26 2 n/a n/a 0 474
1992 306 12 53 19 1 n/a n/a 0 391
1993 281 13 51 20 1 n/a n/a 0 366
1994 291 9 58 15 1 n/a n/a 0 374
1995 334 6 73 21 0 n/a n/a 0 434
1996 334 6 73 21 0 n/a n/a 0 434
1997 300 6 65 23 0 n/a n/a 0 394
1998 320 5 72 25 0 n/a n/a 0 422
1999 330 6 65 26 0 n/a n/a 0 427
2000 335 7 67 31 2 n/a n/a 0 442
2001 318 5 57 27 2 n/a n/a 0 409
2002 319 5 47 24 0 n/a n/a 0 395
2003 319 5 47 24 0 n/a n/a 0 395
2004 352 8 47 21 0 n/a n/a 0 428
2005 325 6 49 18 0 n/a n/a 1 399
2006 310 10 50 16 0 n/a n/a 3 389
2007 297 14 56 13 0 n/a n/a 7 387
2008 270 12 50 12 n/a n/a n/a 0 344
2009 236 11 45 17 0 1 23 0 333
2010 230 12 43 29 0 1 16 0 331
2011 242 8 47 37 1 1 22 0 358
2012 237 8 37 36 1 0 26 0 345
2013 240 5 32 48 1 0 23 0 349
2014 242 10 36 62 1 0 34 0 385
2015 228 11 42 77 0 0 35 0 393
2016 217 7 51 85 1 0 45 0 406
2017 196 4 48 85 1 0 41 0 375
2018 186 5 48 84 1 0 46 0 370
2019 181 5 50 76 1 1 48 0 362
2020 192 6 50 74 2 1 47 0 372
2021 190 3 61 76 2 0 42 0 374
2022 185 8 57 70 0 0 42 0 362
2023 183 10 61 65 1 0 42 0 362

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 Mira Catalina Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 464 19.0 24.4 n/a
1989 466 18.5 25.1 n/a
1990 487 19.0 25.6 n/a
1991 474 18.0 26.3 n/a
1992 391 18.3 21.3 2
1993 366 13.1 27.9 2.5
1994 374 16.2 23.1 2.4
1995 434 17.2 25.2 0.9
1996 434 17.2 25.2 0.9
1997 394 17.6 22.4 1.8
1998 422 19.6 21.5 1.7
1999 427 19.6 21.8 1.4
2000 442 20.6 21.5 1.8
2001 409 19.8 20.7 2.7
2002 395 19.8 19.9 1.5
2003 395 19.8 19.9 1.5
2004 428 20.0 21.4 1.4
2005 399 17.8 22.4 1.3
2006 389 17.4 22.4 1
2007 387 17.2 22.5 1.8
2008 344 20.9 16.5 1.7
2009 333 17.0 15.1 0.6
2010 331 16.0 20.6 0.3
2011 358 n/a n/a 1.1
2012 345 13.0 26.5 1.7
2013 349 13.0 26.8 2.6
2014 385 14.0 27.5 2.1
2015 393 16.0 24.5 3.1
2016 406 16.0 25.3 5.7
2017 375 15.0 25.0 4.5
2018 370 14.0 26.4 5.7
2019 362 14.0 25.8 7.2
2020 372 n/a n/a 7.3
2021 374 16.3 22.8 6.1
2022 362 15.0 24.1 5.5
2023 362 15.0 24.1 6.6

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 Mira Catalina Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 464 19.0 24.4 n/a
1989 466 18.5 25.1 n/a
1990 487 19.0 25.6 n/a
1991 474 18.0 26.3 n/a
1992 391 18.3 21.3 2
1993 366 13.1 27.9 2.5
1994 374 16.2 23.1 2.4
1995 434 17.2 25.2 0.9
1996 434 17.2 25.2 0.9
1997 394 17.6 22.4 1.8
1998 422 19.6 21.5 1.7
1999 427 19.6 21.8 1.4
2000 442 20.6 21.5 1.8
2001 409 19.8 20.7 2.7
2002 395 19.8 19.9 1.5
2003 395 19.8 19.9 1.5
2004 428 20.0 21.4 1.4
2005 399 17.8 22.4 1.3
2006 389 17.4 22.4 1
2007 387 17.2 22.5 1.8
2008 344 20.9 16.5 1.7
2009 333 17.0 15.1 0.6
2010 331 16.0 20.6 0.3
2011 358 n/a n/a 1.1
2012 345 13.0 26.5 1.7
2013 349 13.0 26.8 2.6
2014 385 14.0 27.5 2.1
2015 393 16.0 24.5 3.1
2016 406 16.0 25.3 5.7
2017 375 15.0 25.0 4.5
2018 370 14.0 26.4 5.7
2019 362 14.0 25.8 7.2
2020 372 n/a n/a 7.3
2021 374 16.3 22.8 6.1
2022 362 15.0 24.1 5.5
2023 362 15.0 24.1 6.6

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

Mira Catalina Elementary

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionConditionalPolioHepatitis BVaricellaDTPMMR
201583.0%0.0%0.0%17.0%90.0%97.0%99.0%89.0%89.0%
201686.0%2.0%0.0%12.0%90.0%96.0%98.0%89.0%88.0%
201794.0%1.0%0.0%0.0%97.0%96.0%≥98.0%97.0%96.0%
201897.0%0.0%0.0%3.0%≥98.0%97.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%
201994.0%1.0%0.0%97.0%97.0%≥98.0%97.0%97.0%
202095.8%0.0%4.2%97.2%97.2%97.2%

Data source: California Department of Public Health
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Mira Catalina Elementary

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $7,078

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Mira Catalina Elementary

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 632nd of 5789 Elementary schoolsRanks 216th of 5848 Elementary schools
 7.2%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Mira Catalina Elementary)74.280
 5.8%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified)81.985.1
 3.2%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.543
 5.6%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Mira Catalina Elementary)71.287.3
 16.1%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified)81.987.3
 5.3%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (California)50.245.1
 5.1%
4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Mira Catalina Elementary)7384.8
 11.7%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified)79.184.1
 5%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)49.543.7
 5.7%
4th Grade Mathematics (Mira Catalina Elementary)76.288.1
 12%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified)79.983.5
 3.6%
   4th Grade Mathematics (California)44.940.8
 4.1%
5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Mira Catalina Elementary)76.682
 5.4%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified)85.683.6
 2%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)51.746.7
 5%
5th Grade Mathematics (Mira Catalina Elementary)65.672
 6.4%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified)75.375.7
 0.4%
   5th Grade Mathematics (California)3833.4
 4.6%
5th Grade Science (Mira Catalina Elementary)56.360
 3.8%
   5th Grade Science (Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified)68.468.3
 0.1%
   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 Students362362
African American510
 100%
American Indian11
Asian5061
 22%
Hispanic7665
 14.5%
Pacific Islander10
 100%
White181183
 1.1%
Two or More Races4842
 12.5%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients7.2%6.6%
 0.6%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Mira Catalina Elementary

Yes! Mira Catalina Elementary is one of the best elementary schools in the state. It ranks 218th of 5868 California elementary schools.

Students who attend Mira Catalina Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : Miraleste Intermediate
High : Palos Verdes High
High : Palos Verdes Peninsula High

In the 2022-23 school year, 362 students attended Mira Catalina Elementary.

Students at Mira Catalina Elementary are 51% White, 18% Hispanic, 17% Asian, 12% Two or more races, 3% African American.


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