La Mirada Academy

Public K-8

 3697 La Mirada Dr.
       San Marcos, CA  92078-2312


(760) 290-2000

District: San Marcos Unified

SchoolDigger Rank:
3005th of 5,883 California Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $9,248 Help

Students who attend La Mirada Academy usually attend:

High:    San Marcos High

Student/teacher ratio:  21.6
Number of students:  952

Immunizations:

Fully immunized:
97.6%
Hepatitis B:
98.4%
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Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
89.8%
White:
5.8%
Asian:
2.3%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  72.4%

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Compare Details La Mirada Academy ranks worse than 51.1% of elementary schools in California. It also ranks 11th among 12 ranked elementary schools in the San Marcos Unified School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2022 the calculated Average Standard Score was 41.27. (See more...)
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Compare Details La Mirada Academy ranks worse than 78.1% of middle schools in California. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2022 the calculated Average Standard Score was 21.77. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: Hispanic (89.8%), White (5.8%), Asian (2.3%). (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at La Mirada Academy is 21.6, which is the lowest among 12 elementary schools in the San Marcos Unified School District! (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at La Mirada Academy is $9,248, which is the 3rd highest among 12 elementary schools in the San Marcos Unified School District.
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Schooldigger 2022 Rankings:

La Mirada Academy:

SchoolDigger ranks La Mirada Academy 3005th of 5883 California public elementary schools. (See La Mirada Academy in the ranking list.)
SchoolDigger ranks La Mirada Academy 2140th of 2740 California public middle schools. (See La Mirada Academy in the ranking list.)

San Marcos Unified:

SchoolDigger ranks San Marcos Unified 380th of 1535 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for La Mirada Academy

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 38.20 2736th 4809 43.1%
2005 45.07 2437th 4822 49.5%
2006 49.81 2202nd 4818 54.3%
2007 36.23 3151st 5113 38.4%
2008 39.77 2956th 5113 42.2%
2009 39.03 3110th 5193 40.1%
2010 47.13 2741st 5314 48.4%
2011 43.70 2972nd 5377 44.7%
2012 34.81 3605th 5390 33.1%
2013 18.76 4820th 5530 12.8%
2015 18.57 4778th 5611 14.8%
2016 16.82 4881st 5614 13.1%
2017 23.77 4355th 5692 23.5%
2018 30.30 3800th 5662 32.9%
2019 32.03 3773rd 5789 34.8%
2021 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
2022 41.27 3005th 5883 48.9%

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

Rank History for La Mirada Academy

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
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2006 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
2007 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
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2009 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
2010 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
2011 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
2012 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
2013 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
2015 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
2016 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
2017 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
2018 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
2019 8.84 2586th 2715 4.8%
2021 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
2022 21.77 2140th 2740 21.9%

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

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Reviews:
by a parent
Friday, August 31, 2018

Open Quote Alvin Dunn, now La Mirada Academy is simply an amazing school.
The teachers are awesome and helpful, the class sizes are small.
They follow the International Baccalaureate program.
I feel like my kids are getting a comparable charter school experience for free. Close Quote



Enrollment information for La Mirada Academy

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 518 26 29 282 8 n/a n/a 0 863
1989 494 19 23 292 7 n/a n/a 0 835
1990 471 36 25 328 8 n/a n/a 0 868
1991 461 21 17 275 6 n/a n/a 0 780
1992 463 20 13 286 8 n/a n/a 0 790
1993 482 31 25 414 12 n/a n/a 0 964
1994 385 43 25 428 8 n/a n/a 0 889
1995 336 21 24 515 9 n/a n/a 0 905
1996 336 21 24 515 9 n/a n/a 0 905
1997 348 18 26 628 12 n/a n/a 0 1032
1998 287 36 21 607 5 n/a n/a 0 956
1999 280 24 27 611 8 n/a n/a 0 950
2000 193 25 18 689 10 n/a n/a 0 935
2001 146 24 22 757 8 n/a n/a 0 957
2002 124 11 19 784 5 n/a n/a 0 943
2003 124 11 19 784 5 n/a n/a 0 943
2004 102 18 30 785 6 n/a n/a 0 941
2005 104 11 26 805 3 n/a n/a 0 949
2006 91 16 26 771 2 n/a n/a 0 906
2007 75 17 25 795 4 n/a n/a 2 918
2008 73 21 30 802 3 n/a n/a 0 929
2009 49 8 11 523 0 1 3 0 595
2010 63 7 13 562 1 1 2 0 649
2011 39 11 15 547 0 1 4 0 617
2012 31 10 18 534 0 1 3 0 597
2013 32 7 14 551 0 1 8 0 613
2014 50 7 18 642 0 1 4 0 722
2015 57 5 18 672 0 0 8 0 760
2016 53 8 15 671 0 0 5 0 752
2017 57 6 18 699 0 2 0 0 782
2018 67 7 21 681 1 3 0 0 780
2019 69 9 35 814 1 3 0 0 931
2020 67 6 41 916 0 5 10 0 1045
2021 62 1 37 887 4 6 8 0 1005
2022 55 5 22 855 1 5 9 0 952

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 La Mirada Academy

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 863 34.0 25.3 n/a
1989 835 31.9 26.1 n/a
1990 868 34.5 25.1 n/a
1991 780 34.9 22.3 n/a
1992 790 35.5 22.2 37.1
1993 964 38.5 25.0 47.9
1994 889 35.3 25.2 63.3
1995 905 38.1 23.8 67.2
1996 905 38.1 23.8 67.2
1997 1032 43.5 23.7 70.4
1998 956 46.7 20.5 66
1999 950 43.5 21.8 61.5
2000 935 44.5 21.0 67.4
2001 957 42.8 22.4 71.3
2002 943 46.4 20.3 71.6
2003 943 46.4 20.3 71.6
2004 941 46.4 20.3 73.3
2005 949 41.8 22.7 76.7
2006 906 43.4 20.9 76.6
2007 918 46.3 19.8 77.7
2008 929 50.4 18.4 79.2
2009 595 33.3 15.1 84
2010 649 32.2 20.1 81.2
2011 617 n/a n/a 86.9
2012 597 23.5 25.4 n/a
2013 613 23.5 26.0 90.9
2014 722 31.0 23.2 87.4
2015 760 32.0 23.7 87.1
2016 752 34.0 22.1 80.3
2017 782 33.0 23.6 80.3
2018 780 n/a n/a 80.3
2019 931 n/a n/a 49.9
2020 1045 n/a n/a 47.2
2021 1005 43.0 23.3 56.2
2022 952 44.0 21.6 72.4

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

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Student/Teacher Ratio La Mirada Academy

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 863 34.0 25.3 n/a
1989 835 31.9 26.1 n/a
1990 868 34.5 25.1 n/a
1991 780 34.9 22.3 n/a
1992 790 35.5 22.2 37.1
1993 964 38.5 25.0 47.9
1994 889 35.3 25.2 63.3
1995 905 38.1 23.8 67.2
1996 905 38.1 23.8 67.2
1997 1032 43.5 23.7 70.4
1998 956 46.7 20.5 66
1999 950 43.5 21.8 61.5
2000 935 44.5 21.0 67.4
2001 957 42.8 22.4 71.3
2002 943 46.4 20.3 71.6
2003 943 46.4 20.3 71.6
2004 941 46.4 20.3 73.3
2005 949 41.8 22.7 76.7
2006 906 43.4 20.9 76.6
2007 918 46.3 19.8 77.7
2008 929 50.4 18.4 79.2
2009 595 33.3 15.1 84
2010 649 32.2 20.1 81.2
2011 617 n/a n/a 86.9
2012 597 23.5 25.4 n/a
2013 613 23.5 26.0 90.9
2014 722 31.0 23.2 87.4
2015 760 32.0 23.7 87.1
2016 752 34.0 22.1 80.3
2017 782 33.0 23.6 80.3
2018 780 n/a n/a 80.3
2019 931 n/a n/a 49.9
2020 1045 n/a n/a 47.2
2021 1005 43.0 23.3 56.2
2022 952 44.0 21.6 72.4

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
201299.0%0.0%0.0%1.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%99.0%99.0%
2013100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%
201498.0%2.0%0.0%0.0%98.0%98.0%98.0%98.0%98.0%
201599.0%0.0%0.0%1.0%99.0%100.0%100.0%99.0%100.0%
2016100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%
201796.0%1.0%0.0%1.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%97.0%≥99.0%
2018≥99.0%≤1.0%≤1.0%≤1.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%
2019≥99.0%≤1.0%≤1.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%
202097.6%0.0%1.6%98.4%97.6%

Data source: California Department of Public Health
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Per Pupil Expenditures for La Mirada Academy

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $9,248

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

Impact of COVID-19 on La Mirada Academy

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Pandemic (2021-2022)
Change (%)
Ranks 3773rd of 5789 Elementary schoolsRanks 3005th of 5883 Elementary schools
 14.1%
Ranks 2586th of 2715 Middle schoolsRanks 2140th of 2740 Middle schools
 17.1%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Pandemic (2021-2022)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (La Mirada Academy)45.234.7
 10.6%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (San Marcos Unified)67.759.6
 8.1%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.542.2
 6.4%
3rd Grade Mathematics (La Mirada Academy)47.834.7
 13.2%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (San Marcos Unified)65.963.8
 2.2%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (California)50.243.5
 6.7%
4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (La Mirada Academy)50.936.7
 14.2%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (San Marcos Unified)69.459.5
 9.9%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)49.544.2
 5.3%
4th Grade Mathematics (La Mirada Academy)45.444.4
 0.9%
   4th Grade Mathematics (San Marcos Unified)63.758.6
 5%
   4th Grade Mathematics (California)44.938.3
 6.7%
5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (La Mirada Academy)37.647.4
 9.8%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (San Marcos Unified)69.263.4
 5.8%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)51.747.1
 4.6%
5th Grade Mathematics (La Mirada Academy)21.834.1
 12.3%
   5th Grade Mathematics (San Marcos Unified)56.954.1
 2.8%
   5th Grade Mathematics (California)3831.6
 6.4%
5th Grade Science (La Mirada Academy)15.822.7
 6.9%
   5th Grade Science (San Marcos Unified)42.747.7
 5%
   5th Grade Science (California)31.731.2
 0.5%
6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (La Mirada Academy)22.234.6
 12.4%
   6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (San Marcos Unified)62.659.2
 3.4%
   6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.545.1
 3.3%
6th Grade Mathematics (La Mirada Academy)9.513.1
 3.6%
   6th Grade Mathematics (San Marcos Unified)47.941.3
 6.5%
   6th Grade Mathematics (California)38.532.5
 6%
7th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (La Mirada Academy)22.230.8
 8.6%
   7th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (San Marcos Unified)65.264.7
 0.6%
   7th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)51.449.2
 2.2%
7th Grade Mathematics (La Mirada Academy)613.1
 7.1%
   7th Grade Mathematics (San Marcos Unified)48.846.7
 2%
   7th Grade Mathematics (California)37.932
 5.8%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Total Students9311005
 7.9%
African American91
 88.9%
American Indian14
 300%
Asian3537
 5.7%
Hispanic814887
 9%
Pacific Islander36
 100%
White6962
 10.1%
Two or More Races08
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients49.9%56.2%
 6.3%




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Students who attend La Mirada Academy usually go on to attend:

High : San Marcos High

La Mirada Academy ranks 3005th of 5883 California elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 2 stars out of 5.

Students at La Mirada Academy are 90% Hispanic, 6% White, 2% Asian.

In the 2021-22 school year, 952 students attended La Mirada Academy.


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