Melinda Heights Elementary

Public K-6

 21001 Rancho Trabuco
       Rancho Santa Margarita, CA  92688-3444


 (949) 888-7311

District: Saddleback Valley Unified

SchoolDigger Rank:
817th of 5,772 California Elementary Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  32.7
Number of students:  996

Immunizations:

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

White:
56.4%
Hispanic:
19.9%
Asian:
11.6%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  13.8%

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Performance Trends
Compare Details In 2019, Melinda Heights Elementary ranked better than 85.8% of elementary schools in California. It also ranked 5th among 22 ranked elementary schools in the Saddleback Valley Unified School District. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2019 the calculated Average Standard Score was 86.66. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (56.4%), Hispanic (19.9%), Asian (11.6%). (See more...)
Compare Details 13.8% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Melinda Heights Elementary is 32.7, which is the highest among 23 elementary schools in the Saddleback Valley Unified School District! (See more...)
Compare Melinda Heights Elementary employs 30.3 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2019 Rankings:

Melinda Heights Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Melinda Heights Elementary 817th of 5772 California public elementary schools. (See Melinda Heights Elementary in the ranking list.)

Saddleback Valley Unified:

SchoolDigger ranks Saddleback Valley Unified 401st of 1512 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Melinda Heights Elementary

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 93.66 299th 4809 93.8%
2005 94.92 230th 4822 95.2%
2006 95.35 200th 4818 95.8%
2007 94.40 265th 5113 94.8%
2008 92.71 328th 5113 93.6%
2009 91.87 357th 5193 93.1%
2010 90.87 397th 5314 92.5%
2011 89.42 464th 5377 91.4%
2012 88.52 518th 5390 90.4%
2013 91.30 378th 5530 93.2%
2015 94.56 356th 5611 93.7%
2016 94.35 352nd 5614 93.7%
2017 92.53 487th 5692 91.4%
2018 89.80 645th 5662 88.6%
2019 86.66 817th 5772 85.8%

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

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Data source: California Department of Education

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by a parent
Friday, March 10, 2017

Open Quote We've been at Melinda Heights for 5 years now and couldn't be any more impressed with the teachers, the administrators, and the families that are part of this school. Close Quote


by a parent
Saturday, October 15, 2016

Open Quote We are new to Melinda Heights this year. It is a very organized and impressive school. Even with the large size student body, it has a tight knit community feel. The new principal is all smiles and we have 3 amazing teachers from kinder to 5th grade. From the programs the school offers, to the welcoming atmosphere, we are very happy to be here. The teachers all seem to work hard to thrive and be great. The school we came from was complete opposite so this is a nice breath of fresh air. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Melinda Heights Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1998 549 16 63 87 4 n/a n/a 0 719
1999 798 24 94 120 7 n/a n/a 0 1043
2000 966 35 125 143 8 n/a n/a 0 1277
2001 1015 21 134 141 9 n/a n/a 0 1320
2002 1031 20 151 134 10 n/a n/a 0 1346
2003 1031 20 151 134 10 n/a n/a 0 1346
2004 1018 24 143 135 8 n/a n/a 0 1328
2005 996 19 145 142 6 n/a n/a 0 1308
2006 978 19 148 151 6 n/a n/a 9 1311
2007 907 17 157 147 6 n/a n/a 16 1250
2008 874 19 161 138 5 n/a n/a 0 1197
2009 824 23 157 124 4 4 53 0 1189
2010 871 23 130 170 4 1 83 0 1282
2011 848 16 130 183 4 0 101 0 1282
2012 788 13 130 187 3 0 101 0 1222
2013 754 11 125 158 2 0 103 0 1153
2014 739 11 117 147 2 0 98 0 1114
2015 672 18 119 174 1 0 93 0 1077
2016 658 13 107 188 0 1 109 0 1076
2017 598 11 113 190 1 2 115 0 1030
2018 562 6 116 198 2 2 110 0 996

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 Melinda Heights Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1998 719 34.0 21.1 6.0
1999 1043 48.0 21.7 4.9
2000 1277 61.0 20.9 4.8
2001 1320 65.0 20.3 4.0
2002 1346 59.8 22.5 3.7
2003 1346 59.8 22.5 3.7
2004 1328 53.0 25.1 3.2
2005 1308 53.0 24.7 3.6
2006 1311 54.0 24.3 3.8
2007 1250 53.4 23.4 3.0
2008 1197 54.4 22.0 3.2
2009 1189 47.4 24.0 4.0
2010 1282 49.0 26.1 5.7
2011 1282 n/a n/a 6.6
2012 1222 40.8 29.9 n/a
2013 1153 41.1 28.0 8.2
2014 1114 38.0 29.3 9.3
2015 1077 38.0 28.3 8.8
2016 1076 37.0 29.0 9.4
2017 1030 36.0 28.6 9.7
2018 996 30.3 32.7 13.8

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 Melinda Heights Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1998 719 34.0 21.1 6.0
1999 1043 48.0 21.7 4.9
2000 1277 61.0 20.9 4.8
2001 1320 65.0 20.3 4.0
2002 1346 59.8 22.5 3.7
2003 1346 59.8 22.5 3.7
2004 1328 53.0 25.1 3.2
2005 1308 53.0 24.7 3.6
2006 1311 54.0 24.3 3.8
2007 1250 53.4 23.4 3.0
2008 1197 54.4 22.0 3.2
2009 1189 47.4 24.0 4.0
2010 1282 49.0 26.1 5.7
2011 1282 n/a n/a 6.6
2012 1222 40.8 29.9 n/a
2013 1153 41.1 28.0 8.2
2014 1114 38.0 29.3 9.3
2015 1077 38.0 28.3 8.8
2016 1076 37.0 29.0 9.4
2017 1030 36.0 28.6 9.7
2018 996 30.3 32.7 13.8

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

Melinda Heights Elementary

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionConditionalPolioHepatitis BVaricellaDTPMMR
201293.0%1.0%0.0%6.0%93.0%98.0%99.0%93.0%96.0%
201395.0%1.0%1.0%3.0%95.0%97.0%98.0%95.0%98.0%
201490.0%0.0%4.0%6.0%93.0%95.0%95.0%93.0%93.0%
201595.0%3.0%1.0%1.0%96.0%96.0%96.0%95.0%96.0%
201687.0%7.0%1.0%6.0%91.0%93.0%92.0%87.0%90.0%
201792.0%1.0%1.0%1.0%97.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%96.0%96.0%
201896.0%0.0%2.0%2.0%96.0%96.0%97.0%96.0%96.0%
201998.0%1.0%0.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%98.0%98.0%

Data source: California Department of Public Health




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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the California Department of Education.

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