Trabuco Elementary

Summary:

Trabuco Elementary is a public elementary school located in Trabuco Canyon, California, serving grades K-6 with a student population of 88. It is part of the Saddleback Valley Unified School District, which is ranked 349 out of 1,560 districts in California and has a 4-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Trabuco Elementary has some unique characteristics compared to nearby schools. It has a higher percentage of White students (56.82%) than schools like Foothill Ranch Elementary, which has a more balanced racial makeup. Academically, Trabuco Elementary generally outperforms the district and state averages in standardized test scores, particularly in English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics. However, the school has experienced a significant increase in chronic absenteeism, from 4.2% in 2017-2018 to 23.9% in 2022-2023, which is higher than nearby schools like Portola Hills Elementary (13.8%) and Melinda Heights Elementary (12.9%).

Trabuco Elementary's academic performance has been inconsistent over the years, with a decline in its statewide ranking from 209th out of 5,530 schools in 2012-2013 to 1,511th out of 5,848 schools in 2022-2023. This variability in performance may be related to fluctuations in the school's student-teacher ratio. Additionally, Trabuco Elementary has a lower percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch (29.55%) compared to some nearby schools, such as Cielo Vista Elementary (64.07%) and Robinson Elementary (44.23%), which may indicate a more affluent student population.


Detail:

Public K-6

 31052 Trabuco Canyon Rd.
       Trabuco Canyon, CA  92678-0277


(949) 858-0343

District: Saddleback Valley Unified

SchoolDigger Rank:
1520th of 5,874 California Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $11,383 Help


Students who attend Trabuco Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Rancho Santa Margarita Intermediate
High:    Trabuco Hills High

Student/teacher ratio:  16.7 Help
Number of students:  88

Racial breakdown:

White:
56.8%
Hispanic:
20.5%
Two or more races:
17.0%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  29.5% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Trabuco Elementary ranks better than 74.1% of elementary schools in California. It also ranks 13th among 22 ranked elementary schools in the Saddleback Valley Unified School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 71.42. (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 Trabuco Elementary has the smallest elementary school student body size in the Saddleback Valley Unified School District. Student population at Trabuco Elementary is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (56.8%), Hispanic (20.5%), two or more races (17%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 29.5% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Trabuco Elementary is 16.7, which is the lowest among 22 elementary schools in the Saddleback Valley Unified School District! (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Trabuco Elementary is $11,383, which is the highest among 22 elementary schools in the Saddleback Valley Unified School District!
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Trabuco Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Trabuco Elementary 1520th of 5874 California public elementary schools. (See Trabuco Elementary in the ranking list.)

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Saddleback Valley Unified:

SchoolDigger ranks Saddleback Valley Unified 352nd of 1563 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Trabuco Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Trabuco Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 74.46 1137th 4809 76.4%
2005 91.50 410th 4822 91.5%
2006 89.93 480th 4818 90.0%
2010 52.38 2428th 5314 54.3%
2013 93.62 209th 5530 96.2%
2015 93.49 414th 5611 92.6%
2016 86.94 800th 5614 85.7%
2023 71.42 1520th 5874 74.1%
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Rank History for Female students at Trabuco Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 87.04 790th 5617 85.9%
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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 Trabuco Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 216 0 0 3 2 n/a n/a 0 221
1989 340 0 3 16 0 n/a n/a 0 359
1990 423 3 15 28 1 n/a n/a 0 470
1991 378 2 19 33 0 n/a n/a 0 432
1992 314 2 9 20 0 n/a n/a 0 345
1993 250 2 11 29 0 n/a n/a 0 292
1994 239 1 10 23 1 n/a n/a 0 274
1995 69 0 0 20 0 n/a n/a 0 89
1996 69 0 0 20 0 n/a n/a 0 89
1997 71 0 0 17 0 n/a n/a 0 88
1998 70 3 1 26 0 n/a n/a 0 100
1999 73 4 0 37 0 n/a n/a 0 114
2000 71 6 0 27 0 n/a n/a 0 104
2001 84 4 1 15 2 n/a n/a 0 106
2002 66 1 0 16 0 n/a n/a 0 83
2003 66 1 0 16 0 n/a n/a 0 83
2004 60 6 1 13 0 n/a n/a 0 80
2005 57 3 1 17 0 n/a n/a 0 78
2006 52 2 2 20 0 n/a n/a 0 76
2007 37 2 3 20 0 n/a n/a 0 62
2008 41 2 4 23 n/a n/a n/a 0 70
2009 44 0 2 20 1 0 4 0 71
2010 55 0 5 17 0 0 5 0 82
2011 47 0 3 14 0 0 4 0 68
2012 44 2 1 12 0 0 4 0 63
2013 51 2 1 14 1 0 5 0 74
2014 48 2 3 18 0 0 6 0 77
2015 40 1 5 17 1 0 2 0 66
2016 40 0 6 18 1 0 5 0 70
2017 26 0 6 18 0 0 4 0 54
2018 43 0 4 18 0 0 4 0 69
2019 44 1 2 21 0 0 8 0 76
2020 41 1 1 23 0 0 13 0 79
2021 33 1 1 13 0 0 8 0 56
2022 41 1 3 22 0 0 14 0 81
2023 50 1 4 18 0 0 15 0 88

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 Trabuco Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 221 9.6 23.0 n/a
1989 359 12.0 29.9 n/a
1990 470 16.9 27.8 n/a
1991 432 18.0 24.0 n/a
1992 345 18.3 18.8 6.1
1993 292 12.4 23.5 7.5
1994 274 10.6 25.8 11.7
1995 89 6.0 14.8 28.1
1996 89 6.0 14.8 28.1
1997 88 8.0 11.0 20.5
1998 100 10.0 10.0 29
1999 114 11.0 10.4 26.3
2000 104 11.0 9.5 19.2
2001 106 11.2 9.5 12.3
2002 83 6.0 13.8 26.5
2003 83 6.0 13.8 26.5
2004 80 8.0 10.0 20
2005 78 8.4 9.3 29.5
2006 76 8.0 9.5 38.2
2007 62 6.0 10.3 37.1
2008 70 7.0 10.0 38.6
2009 71 5.0 14.2 33.8
2010 82 5.0 16.4 31.7
2011 68 n/a n/a 35.3
2012 63 1.9 31.9 n/a
2013 74 3.7 20.0 21.6
2014 77 3.0 25.6 35.1
2015 66 3.0 22.0 36.4
2016 70 3.0 23.3 27.1
2017 54 3.0 18.0 25.9
2018 69 3.0 23.0 18.8
2019 76 3.0 25.3 19.7
2020 79 n/a n/a 21.5
2021 56 3.0 18.6 16.1
2022 81 3.0 27.0 17.3
2023 88 5.2 16.7 29.5

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 Trabuco Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 221 9.6 23.0 n/a
1989 359 12.0 29.9 n/a
1990 470 16.9 27.8 n/a
1991 432 18.0 24.0 n/a
1992 345 18.3 18.8 6.1
1993 292 12.4 23.5 7.5
1994 274 10.6 25.8 11.7
1995 89 6.0 14.8 28.1
1996 89 6.0 14.8 28.1
1997 88 8.0 11.0 20.5
1998 100 10.0 10.0 29
1999 114 11.0 10.4 26.3
2000 104 11.0 9.5 19.2
2001 106 11.2 9.5 12.3
2002 83 6.0 13.8 26.5
2003 83 6.0 13.8 26.5
2004 80 8.0 10.0 20
2005 78 8.4 9.3 29.5
2006 76 8.0 9.5 38.2
2007 62 6.0 10.3 37.1
2008 70 7.0 10.0 38.6
2009 71 5.0 14.2 33.8
2010 82 5.0 16.4 31.7
2011 68 n/a n/a 35.3
2012 63 1.9 31.9 n/a
2013 74 3.7 20.0 21.6
2014 77 3.0 25.6 35.1
2015 66 3.0 22.0 36.4
2016 70 3.0 23.3 27.1
2017 54 3.0 18.0 25.9
2018 69 3.0 23.0 18.8
2019 76 3.0 25.3 19.7
2020 79 n/a n/a 21.5
2021 56 3.0 18.6 16.1
2022 81 3.0 27.0 17.3
2023 88 5.2 16.7 29.5

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

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionConditionalPolioHepatitis BVaricellaDTPMMR
201360.0%10.0%0.0%30.0%60.0%90.0%90.0%60.0%60.0%
201470.0%10.0%0.0%20.0%80.0%80.0%90.0%90.0%90.0%
201560.0%10.0%0.0%30.0%70.0%70.0%80.0%60.0%80.0%
201660.0%20.0%0.0%20.0%70.0%60.0%70.0%70.0%60.0%

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

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $11,383

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Trabuco Elementary

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Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Trabuco Elementary)53.965
 11.2%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Saddleback Valley Unified)60.358.1
 2.2%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)49.544.2
 5.3%
4th Grade Mathematics (Trabuco Elementary)53.970
 16.2%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Saddleback Valley Unified)55.758.9
 3.2%
   4th Grade Mathematics (California)44.938.3
 6.7%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students7688
 15.8%
African American11
American Indian00
Asian24
 100%
Hispanic2118
 14.3%
Pacific Islander00
White4450
 13.6%
Two or More Races815
 87.5%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients19.7%29.5%
 9.8%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Trabuco Elementary

Students at Trabuco Elementary are 57% White, 20% Hispanic, 17% Two or more races, 5% Asian, 1% African American.

Students who attend Trabuco Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : Rancho Santa Margarita Intermediate
High : Trabuco Hills High

In the 2022-23 school year, 88 students attended Trabuco Elementary.

Trabuco Elementary ranks 1520th of 5874 California elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.


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