Megan Cope Elementary

Summary:

Megan Cope Elementary is a public elementary school in San Jacinto, California, serving 694 students from kindergarten to 5th grade. The school faces several challenges, including a high percentage of economically disadvantaged students, low academic performance, and a significant increase in chronic absenteeism.

Megan Cope Elementary has a significantly higher Hispanic student population (74.78%) compared to the state average for elementary schools (44.8%), and a lower percentage of White (8.79%) and Asian (2.88%) students. Academically, the school's proficiency rates in English Language Arts (33.13%) and Mathematics (24.17%) are lower than the state and district averages. Additionally, the school has experienced a concerning rise in chronic absenteeism, from 7.6% in 2018-2019 to 33.4% in the 2022-2023 school year, which is notably higher than the state average of 14.3% for elementary schools.

Interestingly, Megan Cope Elementary's African American students perform relatively well, ranking in the top 25% of California elementary schools in this subgroup. However, the school's White and English Language Learner students perform significantly below the state average. Compared to nearby schools within the San Jacinto Unified School District, Megan Cope Elementary generally performs better academically, but lags behind the higher-performing Edward Hyatt World Language Academy. When compared to schools in the neighboring Hemet Unified School District, Megan Cope Elementary generally outperforms them academically.


Detail:

Public K-5

 2550 Via La Sierra Ln.
       San Jacinto, CA  92582-4700


(951) 654-6069

District: San Jacinto Unified

SchoolDigger Rank:
4071st of 5,868 California Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $11,262 Help


Students who attend Megan Cope Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Monte Vista Middle
High:    San Jacinto High

Student/teacher ratio:  25.7 Help
Number of students:  694

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
74.8%
White:
8.8%
African American:
8.8%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  78% Help


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Compare Details Megan Cope Elementary ranks worse than 69.4% of elementary schools in California. It also ranks 3rd among 7 ranked elementary schools in the San Jacinto Unified School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 27.97. (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 Racial makeup is: Hispanic (74.8%), African American (8.8%), White (8.8%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 78% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the lowest percentage in the San Jacinto Unified School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Megan Cope Elementary is 25.7, which is the highest among 7 elementary schools in the San Jacinto Unified School District! (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Megan Cope Elementary is $11,262, which is the lowest among 7 elementary schools in the San Jacinto Unified School District!
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Megan Cope Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Megan Cope Elementary 4071st of 5868 California public elementary schools. (See Megan Cope Elementary in the ranking list.)

Elementary School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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San Jacinto Unified:

SchoolDigger ranks San Jacinto Unified 1216th of 1560 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Megan Cope Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Megan Cope Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2011 32.68 3788th 5377 29.6%
2012 37.22 3444th 5390 36.1%
2013 42.29 3166th 5530 42.7%
2015 43.44 2832nd 5611 49.5%
2016 42.63 2915th 5614 48.1%
2017 34.27 3499th 5692 38.5%
2018 42.43 3002nd 5662 47.0%
2019 36.21 3445th 5789 40.5%
2022 26.36 4213th 5883 28.4%
2023 27.97 4059th 5848 30.6%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Megan Cope Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 68.54 591st 3246 81.8%
2019 36.74 2002nd 3275 38.9%
2022 33.36 2331st 3311 29.6%
2023 41.18 1726th 3240 46.7%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Megan Cope Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 36.14 1380th 2416 42.9%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Megan Cope Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 49.08 2429th 5084 52.2%
2019 46.22 2665th 5173 48.5%
2022 36.80 3275th 5264 37.8%
2023 35.13 3459th 5355 35.4%
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Rank History for Female students at Megan Cope Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 40.60 3049th 5413 43.7%
2019 32.39 3641st 5492 33.7%
2022 24.81 4229th 5635 25.0%
2023 25.11 4197th 5595 25.0%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Megan Cope Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 65.99 472nd 2128 77.8%
2019 45.11 1130th 2585 56.3%
2022 34.37 1297th 2227 41.8%
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Rank History for Male students at Megan Cope Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 43.52 2817th 5431 48.1%
2019 41.04 2975th 5510 46.0%
2022 29.03 3876th 5663 31.6%
2023 32.14 3591st 5627 36.2%
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Rank History for African American students at Megan Cope Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 77.30 99th 700 85.9%
2019 69.38 166th 747 77.8%
2023 67.90 154th 657 76.6%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Megan Cope Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 49.71 2244th 4830 53.5%
2019 45.16 2601st 4963 47.6%
2022 37.01 3147th 5084 38.1%
2023 37.50 3094th 5079 39.1%
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Rank History for White students at Megan Cope Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 31.29 2042nd 2737 25.4%
2019 24.28 2293rd 2834 19.1%
2023 23.67 2132nd 2659 19.8%
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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 Megan Cope Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2011 122 80 23 427 6 7 21 0 686
2012 123 62 23 419 9 4 28 0 668
2013 136 61 23 424 9 2 32 0 687
2014 139 68 31 459 24 5 28 0 754
2015 138 79 32 502 45 6 20 0 822
2016 125 86 32 536 33 2 22 0 836
2017 116 94 34 600 37 1 24 0 906
2018 116 96 34 675 30 2 26 0 979
2019 109 87 31 735 20 3 25 0 1010
2020 70 53 22 436 12 1 18 0 612
2021 64 46 23 438 7 1 21 0 600
2022 58 49 16 402 5 2 21 0 553
2023 61 61 20 519 7 3 23 0 694

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 Megan Cope Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2011 686 n/a n/a 66.6
2012 668 23.0 29.0 n/a
2013 687 22.0 31.2 70.9
2014 754 24.0 31.4 70.2
2015 822 28.0 29.3 69.5
2016 836 33.0 25.3 70.5
2017 906 33.0 27.4 67.7
2018 979 36.0 27.1 71.4
2019 1010 37.0 27.2 75.4
2020 612 n/a n/a 82.8
2021 600 24.0 25.0 84.5
2022 553 22.5 24.5 80.7
2023 694 27.0 25.7 78

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 Megan Cope Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2011 686 n/a n/a 66.6
2012 668 23.0 29.0 n/a
2013 687 22.0 31.2 70.9
2014 754 24.0 31.4 70.2
2015 822 28.0 29.3 69.5
2016 836 33.0 25.3 70.5
2017 906 33.0 27.4 67.7
2018 979 36.0 27.1 71.4
2019 1010 37.0 27.2 75.4
2020 612 n/a n/a 82.8
2021 600 24.0 25.0 84.5
2022 553 22.5 24.5 80.7
2023 694 27.0 25.7 78

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

Megan Cope Elementary

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionConditionalPolioHepatitis BVaricellaDTPMMR
201295.0%2.0%0.0%3.0%96.0%97.0%98.0%95.0%96.0%
201396.0%3.0%0.0%1.0%96.0%97.0%97.0%96.0%97.0%
201492.0%6.0%0.0%2.0%92.0%92.0%94.0%92.0%94.0%
201598.0%2.0%0.0%0.0%98.0%98.0%98.0%98.0%98.0%
201693.0%7.0%0.0%1.0%93.0%93.0%93.0%93.0%93.0%
201788.0%0.0%0.0%4.0%90.0%92.0%94.0%90.0%90.0%
201897.0%0.0%1.0%2.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%97.0%98.0%
201998.0%1.0%2.0%≥99.0%98.0%≥99.0%98.0%≥99.0%
202096.5%0.0%3.5%96.5%
202196.9%0.0%0.0%96.9%96.9%

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

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $11,262

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Megan Cope 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.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 3445th of 5789 Elementary schoolsRanks 4059th of 5848 Elementary schools
 9.9%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Megan Cope Elementary)32.532.4
 0.1%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (San Jacinto Unified)30.124.2
 5.9%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.543
 5.6%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Megan Cope Elementary)37.726.1
 11.5%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (San Jacinto Unified)32.421.9
 10.5%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (California)50.245.1
 5.1%
4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Megan Cope Elementary)38.632.4
 6.2%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (San Jacinto Unified)34.123.7
 10.4%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)49.543.7
 5.7%
4th Grade Mathematics (Megan Cope Elementary)3223.4
 8.6%
   4th Grade Mathematics (San Jacinto Unified)2618.7
 7.3%
   4th Grade Mathematics (California)44.940.8
 4.1%
5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Megan Cope Elementary)53.534.6
 18.9%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (San Jacinto Unified)39.927.3
 12.6%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)51.746.7
 5%
5th Grade Mathematics (Megan Cope Elementary)34.522.9
 11.6%
   5th Grade Mathematics (San Jacinto Unified)25.613.7
 11.9%
   5th Grade Mathematics (California)3833.4
 4.6%
5th Grade Science (Megan Cope Elementary)28.917.4
 11.4%
   5th Grade Science (San Jacinto Unified)22.214.4
 7.8%
   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 Students1010694
 31.3%
African American8761
 29.9%
American Indian207
 65%
Asian3120
 35.5%
Hispanic735519
 29.4%
Pacific Islander33
White10961
 44%
Two or More Races2523
 8%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients75.4%78%
 2.5%


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In the 2022-23 school year, 694 students attended Megan Cope Elementary.

Megan Cope Elementary ranks 4071st of 5868 California elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 2 stars out of 5.

Students who attend Megan Cope Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : Monte Vista Middle
High : San Jacinto High

Students at Megan Cope Elementary are 75% Hispanic, 9% White, 9% African American, 3% Two or more races, 3% Asian, 1% American Indian.


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