Discovery Elementary

Public K-5

 730 Applewilde Dr.
       San Marcos, CA  92078-4969


 (760) 290-2077

 School Website

District: San Marcos Unified

SchoolDigger Rank:
639th of 5,772 California Elementary Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  52.1
Number of students:  652

Immunizations:

Fully immunized:
97.0%
Measles:
97.0%
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Racial breakdown:

White:
58.9%
Hispanic:
30.8%
Asian:
8.7%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  30.1%

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We updated the 2018-19 rankings and test scores for this school on Wednesday, October 9, 2019.


Performance Trends
Compare Details In 2019, Discovery Elementary ranked better than 88.9% of elementary schools in California. It also ranked 5th among 12 ranked elementary schools in the San Marcos Unified School District. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2019 the calculated Average Standard Score was 89.99. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (58.9%), Hispanic (30.8%), Asian (8.7%). (See more...)
Compare Details 30.1% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Discovery Elementary is 52.1, which is the 3rd best among 12 elementary schools in the San Marcos Unified School District. (See more...)
Compare Discovery Elementary employs 12.5 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2019 Rankings:

Discovery Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Discovery Elementary 639th of 5772 California public elementary schools. (See Discovery Elementary in the ranking list.)

San Marcos Unified:

SchoolDigger ranks San Marcos Unified 429th of 1512 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Discovery Elementary

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 84.21 737th 4809 84.7%
2005 81.03 890th 4822 81.5%
2006 82.83 835th 4818 82.7%
2007 84.07 791st 5113 84.5%
2008 88.13 582nd 5113 88.6%
2009 91.40 396th 5193 92.4%
2010 89.44 474th 5314 91.1%
2011 91.98 315th 5377 94.1%
2012 90.01 421st 5390 92.2%
2013 89.70 483rd 5530 91.3%
2015 88.94 670th 5611 88.1%
2016 89.44 650th 5614 88.4%
2017 83.42 984th 5692 82.7%
2018 88.23 729th 5662 87.1%
2019 89.99 639th 5772 88.9%

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, January 18, 2019

Open Quote While I think there are some wonderful people at Discovery as teachers and other staff, I have to give a low rating based on the principal and vice principle. For all of the 2017/2018 school year, my son was repeatedly harmed on the playground by another child. He asked for help multiple times, and nothing was ever done. Within the first month of the 2018/2019 school year, my son finally got fed up and hit the other child back. This happened twice, and both times my son was labeled a fighter. Only when I explained in detail what had been happening to his teacher, did anything change. Somehow she managed to work it out with the other childs teacher so the boys would not be near each other on the playground. She miraculously made it all stop almost immediately with just a bit of effort. Shortly after that finally ended, my son was playing with a couple of friends, when another boy and his two friends approached them. Something rude was apparently said, and my son told them it wasn't nice. He proceeded to then get kicked in the legs and testicles. At that point he again fought back and hit the boy once. He was then strangled hard enough to leave hand marks on his neck for 3 days, as well as two fat, bruised lips that he cried in pain about for an entire week. My son was spoken to without me (by the principal, because as a supervisor brought my bleeding son to the vice principal she was told "don't bring that to me, I don't want to deal with it"), and then I was simply told that he needs to work on controlling himself when he gets frustrated. End of story. I previously worked there as a supervisor, and have seen kids hurt each other on a regular basis. I believe this is now the climate of the school as the kids have learned that they will not have consequences for physically hurting another child. I will not return to work there, and my son has been enrolled elsewhere as I do not feel as though I should have to worry whether my SEVEN year old is safe and protected at school every day. As I said before, the only stars given to this school were because of other staff members that work hard and are good at their jobs. Close Quote


by a Facebook User (a parent on FaceBook)
Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Open Quote Less than average school. Bullying, stealing in school. Unresponsive, careless Principal. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Discovery Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1998 343 30 37 337 7 n/a n/a 0 754
1999 385 40 40 391 5 n/a n/a 0 861
2000 365 32 36 306 5 n/a n/a 0 744
2001 417 31 58 279 8 n/a n/a 0 793
2002 442 24 69 260 9 n/a n/a 0 804
2003 442 24 69 260 9 n/a n/a 0 804
2004 431 28 84 281 9 n/a n/a 0 833
2005 443 34 89 293 9 n/a n/a 0 868
2006 432 30 106 303 10 n/a n/a 0 881
2007 443 36 102 312 10 n/a n/a 8 911
2008 455 26 110 317 9 n/a n/a 0 917
2009 463 25 114 243 9 9 24 0 887
2010 478 38 114 241 10 8 12 0 901
2011 524 39 109 245 12 6 5 0 940
2012 566 32 100 258 9 5 17 0 987
2013 579 30 102 285 7 4 28 0 1035
2014 571 25 99 263 7 4 35 0 1004
2015 570 18 95 257 5 3 34 0 982
2016 618 20 86 266 7 2 42 0 1041
2017 426 12 60 226 n/a 1 n/a 0 725
2018 384 8 57 201 1 1 n/a 0 652

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 Discovery Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1998 754 35.2 21.4 51.9
1999 861 40.0 21.5 44.8
2000 744 37.0 20.1 38.7
2001 793 38.9 20.4 32.4
2002 804 44.9 17.9 31.1
2003 804 44.9 17.9 31.1
2004 833 36.9 22.6 31.5
2005 868 38.9 22.3 29.8
2006 881 39.9 22.1 29.6
2007 911 39.4 23.1 28.0
2008 917 41.9 21.9 28.1
2009 887 38.9 20.5 23.6
2010 901 36.4 24.7 24.1
2011 940 n/a n/a 24.1
2012 987 35.4 27.8 n/a
2013 1035 36.9 27.9 29.1
2014 1004 35.0 28.6 26.7
2015 982 37.0 26.5 22.9
2016 1041 38.0 27.3 21.9
2017 725 27.5 26.3 26.1
2018 652 12.5 52.1 30.1

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 Discovery Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1998 754 35.2 21.4 51.9
1999 861 40.0 21.5 44.8
2000 744 37.0 20.1 38.7
2001 793 38.9 20.4 32.4
2002 804 44.9 17.9 31.1
2003 804 44.9 17.9 31.1
2004 833 36.9 22.6 31.5
2005 868 38.9 22.3 29.8
2006 881 39.9 22.1 29.6
2007 911 39.4 23.1 28.0
2008 917 41.9 21.9 28.1
2009 887 38.9 20.5 23.6
2010 901 36.4 24.7 24.1
2011 940 n/a n/a 24.1
2012 987 35.4 27.8 n/a
2013 1035 36.9 27.9 29.1
2014 1004 35.0 28.6 26.7
2015 982 37.0 26.5 22.9
2016 1041 38.0 27.3 21.9
2017 725 27.5 26.3 26.1
2018 652 12.5 52.1 30.1

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

Discovery Elementary

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionConditionalPolioHepatitis BVaricellaDTPMMR
201294.0%5.0%1.0%1.0%94.0%94.0%94.0%94.0%94.0%
201393.0%6.0%0.0%1.0%94.0%93.0%94.0%94.0%94.0%
201489.0%11.0%0.0%0.0%89.0%89.0%89.0%89.0%89.0%
201588.0%5.0%1.0%5.0%91.0%89.0%93.0%90.0%90.0%
201688.0%7.0%0.0%5.0%91.0%91.0%93.0%91.0%91.0%
201793.0%2.0%1.0%5.0%96.0%96.0%98.0%96.0%97.0%
2018≥98.0%≤2.0%≤2.0%≤2.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%
201997.0%2.0%1.0%98.0%98.0%98.0%≥99.0%97.0%

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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