Chaparral Elementary

Summary:

Chaparral Elementary is a high-performing public elementary school in Poway, California, serving 833 students from kindergarten to 5th grade. Part of the Poway Unified School District, which is ranked 81 out of 1,560 districts in the state, Chaparral Elementary consistently ranks among the top California elementary schools, with a diverse student population and exceptional academic results.

Chaparral Elementary's academic performance is truly impressive, with 72.63% of students proficient or better in English Language Arts/Literacy and 75.64% in Mathematics, significantly higher than the state averages. The school also excels in science, with 57.26% of students proficient or better on the California Science Test, compared to the state average of 30.18%. Chaparral's success extends across various student subgroups, including Hispanic, Asian, and low socioeconomic status students, all of whom rank in the top 500 California elementary schools. This suggests the school's educational program is effective in supporting the diverse needs of its student population.

While Chaparral Elementary has experienced a gradual increase in chronic absenteeism, from 3.3% in 2017-2018 to 16.0% in 2022-2023, this rate is still lower than many of the nearby schools, such as Midland Elementary, Stone Ranch Elementary, and Classical Academy. Additionally, Chaparral has a relatively low percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch, at 9.84% in 2022-2023, compared to the nearby schools. These factors, combined with the school's consistently high academic performance, make Chaparral Elementary a desirable choice for families seeking a high-quality elementary education in the Poway area.


Detail:

Public K-5

 17250 Tannin Dr.
       Poway, CA  92064-1123


(858) 485-0042

District: Poway Unified

SchoolDigger Rank:
509th of 5,868 California Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $7,385 Help


Students who attend Chaparral Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Bernardo Heights Middle
High:    Rancho Bernardo High

Student/teacher ratio:  23.0 Help
Number of students:  833

Racial breakdown:

White:
48.4%
Asian:
20.4%
Hispanic:
15.0%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  9.8% Help


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Compare Details Chaparral Elementary ranks better than 91.3% of elementary schools in California. It also ranks 16th among 26 ranked elementary schools in the Poway Unified School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 92.92. (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 Chaparral Elementary is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (48.4%), Asian (20.4%), Hispanic (15%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 9.8% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Chaparral Elementary is 23, which is the 12th best among 26 elementary schools in the Poway Unified School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Chaparral Elementary is $7,385. 13 elementary schools in the Poway Unified School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Chaparral Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Chaparral Elementary 509th of 5868 California public elementary schools. (See Chaparral Elementary in the ranking list.)

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Poway Unified:

SchoolDigger ranks Poway Unified 81st of 1560 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Chaparral Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Chaparral Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 94.67 251st 4809 94.8%
2005 91.01 434th 4822 91.0%
2006 94.73 228th 4818 95.3%
2007 91.42 438th 5113 91.4%
2008 93.71 263rd 5113 94.9%
2009 89.74 491st 5193 90.5%
2010 92.03 326th 5314 93.9%
2011 88.30 542nd 5377 89.9%
2012 88.42 524th 5390 90.3%
2013 87.86 592nd 5530 89.3%
2015 95.48 295th 5611 94.7%
2016 94.21 359th 5614 93.6%
2017 94.11 390th 5692 93.1%
2018 89.84 643rd 5662 88.6%
2019 92.03 518th 5789 91.1%
2022 95.75 316th 5883 94.6%
2023 92.92 505th 5848 91.4%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Chaparral Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 77.39 62nd 339 81.7%
2019 55.61 228th 445 48.8%
2022 79.48 100th 610 83.6%
2023 65.13 246th 667 63.1%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Chaparral Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 84.13 246th 2416 89.8%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Chaparral Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 91.85 219th 5084 95.7%
2019 94.93 143rd 5173 97.2%
2022 99.21 47th 5264 99.1%
2023 87.46 473rd 5355 91.2%
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Rank History for Female students at Chaparral Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 83.82 870th 5413 83.9%
2019 87.91 664th 5492 87.9%
2022 94.65 324th 5635 94.3%
2023 92.02 496th 5595 91.1%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Chaparral Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 87.45 184th 2128 91.4%
2019 76.49 393rd 2585 84.8%
2022 84.26 236th 2227 89.4%
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Rank History for Male students at Chaparral Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 92.12 438th 5431 91.9%
2019 92.38 423rd 5510 92.3%
2022 95.57 266th 5663 95.3%
2023 91.92 502nd 5627 91.1%
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Rank History for Asian students at Chaparral Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 63.25 489th 1071 54.3%
2019 57.33 605th 1149 47.3%
2022 78.17 192nd 1154 83.4%
2023 67.20 469th 1183 60.4%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Chaparral Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 82.83 569th 4830 88.2%
2019 90.47 286th 4963 94.2%
2022 96.95 121st 5084 97.6%
2023 87.73 442nd 5079 91.3%
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Rank History for White students at Chaparral Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 71.44 776th 2737 71.6%
2019 78.79 501st 2834 82.3%
2022 81.00 411th 2726 84.9%
2023 77.83 507th 2659 80.9%
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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 Chaparral Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 638 3 40 7 0 n/a n/a 0 688
1989 689 11 42 12 0 n/a n/a 0 754
1990 655 8 54 16 1 n/a n/a 0 734
1991 619 5 62 25 0 n/a n/a 0 711
1992 658 10 52 16 1 n/a n/a 0 737
1993 671 12 46 28 4 n/a n/a 0 761
1994 618 11 44 33 3 n/a n/a 0 709
1995 663 21 63 32 3 n/a n/a 0 782
1996 663 21 63 32 3 n/a n/a 0 782
1997 638 16 67 30 7 n/a n/a 0 758
1998 674 25 77 35 8 n/a n/a 0 819
1999 671 23 83 63 3 n/a n/a 0 843
2000 692 25 103 72 0 n/a n/a 25 917
2001 673 27 108 59 2 n/a n/a 16 885
2002 651 29 121 70 2 n/a n/a 9 882
2003 651 29 121 70 2 n/a n/a 9 882
2004 628 22 125 70 2 n/a n/a 14 861
2005 569 20 137 71 1 n/a n/a 23 821
2006 531 13 129 82 3 n/a n/a 44 802
2007 522 13 124 85 3 n/a n/a 55 802
2008 552 17 122 67 4 n/a n/a 0 762
2009 514 14 137 70 4 5 81 0 825
2010 534 13 125 72 5 6 116 0 871
2011 580 18 130 77 5 8 28 0 846
2012 558 15 125 79 2 6 31 0 816
2013 563 15 138 85 2 6 42 0 851
2014 536 15 138 99 2 3 72 0 865
2015 516 9 150 89 2 4 69 0 839
2016 496 8 131 87 1 3 74 0 800
2017 471 10 135 94 1 2 88 0 801
2018 487 12 146 103 1 2 92 0 843
2019 475 12 154 94 1 2 99 0 837
2020 471 12 149 97 2 1 128 1 861
2021 419 11 157 103 1 1 110 0 802
2022 397 8 162 119 0 2 114 1 803
2023 403 9 170 125 0 2 124 0 833

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 Chaparral Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 688 30.0 22.9 n/a
1989 754 32.0 23.5 n/a
1990 734 30.2 24.3 n/a
1991 711 29.4 24.1 n/a
1992 737 29.9 24.6 0.9
1993 761 30.7 24.8 2.1
1994 709 29.1 24.4 1.8
1995 782 31.4 24.9 6.1
1996 782 31.4 24.9 6.1
1997 758 36.4 20.8 3.6
1998 819 41.4 19.8 4.9
1999 843 41.0 20.6 4.5
2000 917 45.5 20.2 4.3
2001 885 46.4 19.1 5.6
2002 882 42.0 21.0 4.1
2003 882 42.0 21.0 4.1
2004 861 39.0 22.1 4.8
2005 821 37.0 22.2 3.8
2006 802 38.0 21.1 3.7
2007 802 37.5 21.4 4.4
2008 762 40.0 19.1 12.2
2009 825 37.9 20.4 4.7
2010 871 35.0 24.8 6.5
2011 846 n/a n/a 7.1
2012 816 31.0 26.3 n/a
2013 851 31.5 27.0 7.1
2014 865 33.0 26.2 7.5
2015 839 32.0 26.2 7.3
2016 800 32.0 25.0 9.3
2017 801 32.0 25.0 9.5
2018 843 33.0 25.5 14
2019 837 33.2 25.2 13.5
2020 861 n/a n/a 10.7
2021 802 34.2 23.4 11.6
2022 803 33.0 24.3 11.7
2023 833 36.1 23.0 9.8

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 Chaparral Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 688 30.0 22.9 n/a
1989 754 32.0 23.5 n/a
1990 734 30.2 24.3 n/a
1991 711 29.4 24.1 n/a
1992 737 29.9 24.6 0.9
1993 761 30.7 24.8 2.1
1994 709 29.1 24.4 1.8
1995 782 31.4 24.9 6.1
1996 782 31.4 24.9 6.1
1997 758 36.4 20.8 3.6
1998 819 41.4 19.8 4.9
1999 843 41.0 20.6 4.5
2000 917 45.5 20.2 4.3
2001 885 46.4 19.1 5.6
2002 882 42.0 21.0 4.1
2003 882 42.0 21.0 4.1
2004 861 39.0 22.1 4.8
2005 821 37.0 22.2 3.8
2006 802 38.0 21.1 3.7
2007 802 37.5 21.4 4.4
2008 762 40.0 19.1 12.2
2009 825 37.9 20.4 4.7
2010 871 35.0 24.8 6.5
2011 846 n/a n/a 7.1
2012 816 31.0 26.3 n/a
2013 851 31.5 27.0 7.1
2014 865 33.0 26.2 7.5
2015 839 32.0 26.2 7.3
2016 800 32.0 25.0 9.3
2017 801 32.0 25.0 9.5
2018 843 33.0 25.5 14
2019 837 33.2 25.2 13.5
2020 861 n/a n/a 10.7
2021 802 34.2 23.4 11.6
2022 803 33.0 24.3 11.7
2023 833 36.1 23.0 9.8

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

Chaparral Elementary

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionConditionalPolioHepatitis BVaricellaDTPMMR
201294.0%4.0%1.0%0.0%94.0%94.0%94.0%94.0%94.0%
201395.0%1.0%0.0%4.0%97.0%98.0%99.0%97.0%97.0%
201494.0%5.0%0.0%1.0%95.0%95.0%95.0%95.0%94.0%
201597.0%2.0%0.0%2.0%98.0%97.0%98.0%98.0%98.0%
201692.0%7.0%0.0%1.0%93.0%92.0%93.0%93.0%93.0%
201798.0%0.0%2.0%0.0%98.0%98.0%98.0%98.0%98.0%
201898.0%0.0%0.0%2.0%98.0%98.0%98.0%98.0%98.0%
201998.0%2.0%0.0%98.0%≥99.0%98.0%98.0%98.0%
202096.8%2.1%1.1%97.9%98.4%98.4%97.9%
202197.7%1.2%0.6%98.2%98.2%97.7%98.2%97.7%

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

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $7,384

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Chaparral Elementary

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 518th of 5789 Elementary schoolsRanks 505th of 5848 Elementary schools
 0.3%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Chaparral Elementary)75.269.6
 5.6%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Poway Unified)76.373.1
 3.2%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.543
 5.6%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Chaparral Elementary)7676.1
 0.1%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Poway Unified)76.975.7
 1.2%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (California)50.245.1
 5.1%
4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Chaparral Elementary)8176.9
 4.1%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Poway Unified)75.875
 0.8%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)49.543.7
 5.7%
4th Grade Mathematics (Chaparral Elementary)82.284.6
 2.4%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Poway Unified)76.874.4
 2.4%
   4th Grade Mathematics (California)44.940.8
 4.1%
5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Chaparral Elementary)71.971.5
 0.3%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Poway Unified)78.476.4
 2%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)51.746.7
 5%
5th Grade Mathematics (Chaparral Elementary)68.565.6
 2.9%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Poway Unified)70.969.3
 1.6%
   5th Grade Mathematics (California)3833.4
 4.6%
5th Grade Science (Chaparral Elementary)58.557.3
 1.2%
   5th Grade Science (Poway Unified)6364.1
 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 Students837833
 0.5%
African American129
 25%
American Indian10
 100%
Asian154170
 10.4%
Hispanic94125
 33%
Pacific Islander22
White475403
 15.2%
Two or More Races99124
 25.3%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients13.5%9.8%
 3.7%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Chaparral Elementary

Yes. Chaparral Elementary ranks in the top 8.7% of California elementary schools.

Students at Chaparral Elementary are 48% White, 20% Asian, 15% Hispanic, 15% Two or more races, 1% African American.

In the 2022-23 school year, 833 students attended Chaparral Elementary.

Students who attend Chaparral Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : Bernardo Heights Middle
High : Rancho Bernardo High


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