Del Mar Elementary

Summary:

Del Mar Elementary is a public elementary school in Morro Bay, California, serving students from kindergarten to 5th grade as part of the San Luis Coastal Unified School District.

While Del Mar Elementary has a higher percentage of White students compared to nearby schools, its test scores are generally lower than district and state averages. The school has also experienced a significant increase in chronic absenteeism, rising from 4.2% in 2018-2019 to 28.1% in 2022-2023, which is notably higher than the 15.3% to 24.8% range of nearby schools. Additionally, Del Mar Elementary has a relatively high percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch at 50.69%, higher than the 22.91% to 49.03% range of nearby schools. These factors suggest that Del Mar Elementary may be facing challenges in providing a high-quality education for its diverse student population.

Compared to other schools in the area, Del Mar Elementary's performance is mixed. While it performs relatively well for female students and low socioeconomic status students, its rankings for Hispanic and White students are lower, indicating potential achievement gaps. When compared to nearby schools, such as Cayucos Elementary, which is outside the San Luis Coastal Unified district, Del Mar Elementary generally underperforms in terms of test scores and statewide rankings. Addressing the factors contributing to the school's high chronic absenteeism and achievement gaps could be crucial for improving its overall performance and providing a better educational experience for its students.


Detail:

Public K-5

 501 Sequoia St.
       Morro Bay, CA  93442-1436


(805) 771-1858

District: San Luis Coastal Unified

SchoolDigger Rank:
2022nd of 5,868 California Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $12,917 Help


Students who attend Del Mar Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Los Osos Middle
    Teach Elementary
High:    Morro Bay High

Student/teacher ratio:  19.3 Help
Number of students:  290

Racial breakdown:

White:
57.6%
Hispanic:
30.7%
Two or more races:
7.9%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  50.7% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Del Mar Elementary ranks better than 65.5% of elementary schools in California. It also ranks last among 9 ranked elementary schools in the San Luis Coastal Unified School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 60.74. (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 Del Mar Elementary has the smallest elementary school student body size in the San Luis Coastal Unified School District. Racial makeup is: White (57.6%), Hispanic (30.7%), two or more races (7.9%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 50.7% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the highest percentage in the San Luis Coastal Unified School District. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Del Mar Elementary is 19.3, which is the 2nd best among 9 elementary schools in the San Luis Coastal Unified School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Del Mar Elementary is $12,917. 4 elementary schools in the San Luis Coastal Unified School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Del Mar Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Del Mar Elementary 2022nd of 5868 California public elementary schools. (See Del Mar Elementary in the ranking list.)

Elementary School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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San Luis Coastal Unified:

SchoolDigger ranks San Luis Coastal Unified 255th of 1560 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Del Mar Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Del Mar Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 66.97 1403rd 4809 70.8%
2005 70.93 1293rd 4822 73.2%
2006 79.19 1000th 4818 79.2%
2007 71.79 1291st 5113 74.8%
2008 66.26 1577th 5113 69.2%
2009 63.49 1746th 5193 66.4%
2010 64.48 1755th 5314 67.0%
2011 53.28 2388th 5377 55.6%
2012 60.70 2006th 5390 62.8%
2013 61.27 2050th 5530 62.9%
2015 56.19 2117th 5611 62.3%
2016 64.05 1805th 5614 67.8%
2017 78.56 1186th 5692 79.2%
2018 79.04 1183rd 5662 79.1%
2019 69.70 1615th 5789 72.1%
2021 52.41 614th 1417 56.7%
2022 57.84 2130th 5883 63.8%
2023 60.74 2015th 5848 65.5%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Del Mar Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 86.36 435th 5084 91.4%
2019 74.44 954th 5173 81.6%
2021 62.07 336th 1110 69.7%
2022 64.51 1444th 5264 72.6%
2023 66.27 1419th 5355 73.5%
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Rank History for Homeless students at Del Mar Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 76.55 42nd 356 88.2%
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Rank History for Female students at Del Mar Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 75.30 1275th 5413 76.4%
2019 70.47 1478th 5492 73.1%
2021 56.64 497th 1267 60.8%
2022 62.37 1844th 5635 67.3%
2023 60.59 1907th 5595 65.9%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Del Mar Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 33.48 160th 293 45.4%
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Rank History for Male students at Del Mar Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 79.65 1076th 5431 80.2%
2019 64.92 1726th 5510 68.7%
2021 46.72 608th 1272 52.2%
2022 51.49 2368th 5663 58.2%
2023 59.62 1960th 5627 65.2%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Del Mar Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 85.75 464th 4830 90.4%
2019 68.38 1242nd 4963 75.0%
2022 41.73 2771st 5084 45.5%
2023 49.38 2258th 5079 55.5%
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Rank History for White students at Del Mar Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 61.78 1137th 2737 58.5%
2019 57.06 1307th 2834 53.9%
2022 32.44 1946th 2726 28.6%
2023 50.30 1420th 2659 46.6%
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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.

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Enrollment information for Del Mar Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1991 243 1 3 28 0 n/a n/a 0 275
1992 237 3 4 34 0 n/a n/a 0 278
1993 217 2 6 45 1 n/a n/a 0 271
1994 222 1 6 50 1 n/a n/a 0 280
1995 215 1 4 50 8 n/a n/a 0 278
1996 215 1 4 50 8 n/a n/a 0 278
1997 211 3 3 41 9 n/a n/a 0 267
1998 216 3 4 44 6 n/a n/a 0 273
1999 213 6 6 56 4 n/a n/a 0 285
2000 208 5 4 52 2 n/a n/a 0 271
2001 202 3 5 48 1 n/a n/a 0 259
2002 292 6 14 124 8 n/a n/a 14 458
2003 292 6 14 124 8 n/a n/a 14 458
2004 281 7 17 132 6 n/a n/a 13 456
2005 260 8 14 115 5 n/a n/a 19 421
2006 267 6 18 106 5 n/a n/a 25 427
2007 291 7 21 107 5 n/a n/a 0 431
2008 289 5 28 104 7 n/a n/a 0 433
2009 279 5 14 106 7 5 1 0 417
2010 274 5 19 131 3 3 13 0 448
2011 265 4 17 133 1 4 14 0 438
2012 294 3 18 129 1 2 16 0 463
2013 295 1 18 145 1 2 22 0 484
2014 270 1 17 147 0 0 21 0 456
2015 261 0 19 136 3 0 24 0 443
2016 219 2 16 128 6 0 27 0 398
2017 232 1 17 123 6 0 30 0 409
2018 217 2 15 107 6 0 28 0 375
2019 205 1 17 97 6 0 26 0 352
2020 207 1 10 94 4 0 30 0 346
2021 181 1 9 94 5 0 29 0 319
2022 184 0 8 87 3 0 26 0 308
2023 167 0 9 89 2 0 23 0 290

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 Del Mar Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1991 275 14.2 19.3 n/a
1992 278 14.4 19.3 32
1993 271 11.0 24.6 33.6
1994 280 12.8 21.9 44.3
1995 278 13.6 20.4 42.4
1996 278 13.6 20.4 42.4
1997 267 15.7 17.0 36.7
1998 273 14.3 19.1 41.8
1999 285 15.1 18.9 39.3
2000 271 14.5 18.7 38.4
2001 259 14.5 17.9 35.1
2002 458 22.8 20.1 44.8
2003 458 22.8 20.1 44.8
2004 456 23.5 19.4 40.6
2005 421 22.3 18.9 42.8
2006 427 21.3 20.0 42.8
2007 431 22.7 19.0 42
2008 433 24.6 17.6 44.6
2009 417 23.6 16.2 44.6
2010 448 23.5 19.0 49.1
2011 438 n/a n/a 47.9
2012 463 23.8 19.3 48.8
2013 484 22.1 21.8 53.5
2014 456 18.0 25.3 55.5
2015 443 18.0 24.6 58.9
2016 398 18.0 22.1 56.5
2017 409 16.0 25.5 53.8
2018 375 16.0 23.4 58.4
2019 352 14.0 25.1 53.1
2020 346 n/a n/a 48.8
2021 319 14.6 21.7 46.1
2022 308 16.0 19.2 61.4
2023 290 15.0 19.3 50.7

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 Del Mar Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1991 275 14.2 19.3 n/a
1992 278 14.4 19.3 32
1993 271 11.0 24.6 33.6
1994 280 12.8 21.9 44.3
1995 278 13.6 20.4 42.4
1996 278 13.6 20.4 42.4
1997 267 15.7 17.0 36.7
1998 273 14.3 19.1 41.8
1999 285 15.1 18.9 39.3
2000 271 14.5 18.7 38.4
2001 259 14.5 17.9 35.1
2002 458 22.8 20.1 44.8
2003 458 22.8 20.1 44.8
2004 456 23.5 19.4 40.6
2005 421 22.3 18.9 42.8
2006 427 21.3 20.0 42.8
2007 431 22.7 19.0 42
2008 433 24.6 17.6 44.6
2009 417 23.6 16.2 44.6
2010 448 23.5 19.0 49.1
2011 438 n/a n/a 47.9
2012 463 23.8 19.3 48.8
2013 484 22.1 21.8 53.5
2014 456 18.0 25.3 55.5
2015 443 18.0 24.6 58.9
2016 398 18.0 22.1 56.5
2017 409 16.0 25.5 53.8
2018 375 16.0 23.4 58.4
2019 352 14.0 25.1 53.1
2020 346 n/a n/a 48.8
2021 319 14.6 21.7 46.1
2022 308 16.0 19.2 61.4
2023 290 15.0 19.3 50.7

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

Del Mar Elementary

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionConditionalPolioHepatitis BVaricellaDTPMMR
201287.0%13.0%0.0%0.0%87.0%87.0%87.0%87.0%87.0%
201381.0%17.0%0.0%2.0%83.0%83.0%83.0%81.0%83.0%
201480.0%14.0%0.0%6.0%80.0%86.0%86.0%81.0%81.0%
201581.0%17.0%0.0%2.0%82.0%81.0%82.0%82.0%83.0%
201692.0%7.0%0.0%1.0%93.0%93.0%93.0%92.0%93.0%
201794.0%1.0%2.0%3.0%94.0%≥98.0%96.0%96.0%96.0%
201895.0%0.0%3.0%2.0%95.0%97.0%≥98.0%95.0%97.0%
201997.0%2.0%2.0%97.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%97.0%97.0%
202092.6%2.5%1.2%92.6%96.3%93.8%93.8%93.8%
202296.7%0.0%0.0%96.7%

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

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $12,917

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Del Mar 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 1615th of 5789 Elementary schoolsRanks 2015th of 5848 Elementary schools
 6.6%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Del Mar Elementary)53.763.3
 9.6%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (San Luis Coastal Unified)63.261.9
 1.3%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.543
 5.6%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Del Mar Elementary)5051
 1%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (San Luis Coastal Unified)70.164.9
 5.2%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (California)50.245.1
 5.1%
4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Del Mar Elementary)58.641.9
 16.7%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (San Luis Coastal Unified)68.162.7
 5.4%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)49.543.7
 5.7%
4th Grade Mathematics (Del Mar Elementary)6553.3
 11.7%
   4th Grade Mathematics (San Luis Coastal Unified)72.365.1
 7.2%
   4th Grade Mathematics (California)44.940.8
 4.1%
5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Del Mar Elementary)57.746.2
 11.5%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (San Luis Coastal Unified)66.160.1
 5.9%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)51.746.7
 5%
5th Grade Mathematics (Del Mar Elementary)54.729
 25.8%
   5th Grade Mathematics (San Luis Coastal Unified)58.350.1
 8.2%
   5th Grade Mathematics (California)3833.4
 4.6%
5th Grade Science (Del Mar Elementary)43.433.3
 10.1%
   5th Grade Science (San Luis Coastal Unified)47.943.7
 4.3%
   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 Students352290
 17.6%
African American10
 100%
American Indian62
 66.7%
Asian179
 47.1%
Hispanic9789
 8.2%
Pacific Islander00
White205167
 18.5%
Two or More Races2623
 11.5%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients53.1%50.7%
 2.4%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Del Mar Elementary

In the 2022-23 school year, 290 students attended Del Mar Elementary.

Students who attend Del Mar Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : Los Osos Middle
Middle : Teach Elementary
High : Morro Bay High

Del Mar Elementary ranks 2022nd of 5868 California elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 3 stars out of 5.

Students at Del Mar Elementary are 58% White, 31% Hispanic, 8% Two or more races, 3% Asian.


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