Cadence Park

Summary:

Cadence Park is an elementary school in Irvine, California, serving 924 students in grades K-8. It is part of the highly-ranked Irvine Unified School District, which is rated 5 out of 5 stars by SchoolDigger, and Cadence Park itself has consistently maintained a 4-star rating over the past few years.

Cadence Park stands out for its diverse student population, with over 50% Asian students and a relatively even distribution of other racial groups. Academically, the school's students perform above the state average in English Language Arts and Mathematics, with proficiency rates ranging from 54% to 70% across different grade levels. However, the school has seen a notable increase in chronic absenteeism, rising from 4% in 2018-2019 to 15.8% in 2022-2023, which is significantly higher than the district average. Compared to nearby schools, Cadence Park generally performs on par with or slightly below other high-performing schools in the Irvine Unified School District, such as Eastwood Elementary, Loma Ridge Elementary, and Beacon Park, but outperforms the nearby Rancho Canada Elementary, which is part of the Saddleback Valley Unified School District.

While Cadence Park's consistent academic performance and diverse student population are strengths, the school's increasing chronic absenteeism rate and the need to address performance gaps among different student subgroups present opportunities for improvement and further analysis. The school's overall strong performance, however, makes it a compelling option for families in the Irvine area.


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Public K-8

 750 Benchmark
       Irvine, CA  92618


(949) 404-1300

District: Irvine Unified

SchoolDigger Rank:
829th of 5,868 California Elementary Schools


Students who attend Cadence Park usually attend:

High:    Portola High

Student/teacher ratio:  26.3 Help
Number of students:  924

Racial breakdown:

Asian:
53.5%
White:
17.5%
Hispanic:
13.3%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  19.2% Help


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Compare Details Cadence Park ranks better than 85.9% of elementary schools in California. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 87.8. (See more...)
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Compare Details Cadence Park ranks better than 89.8% of middle schools in California. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 89.73. (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.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Cadence Park:

SchoolDigger ranks Cadence Park 829th of 5868 California public elementary schools. (See Cadence Park in the ranking list.)

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SchoolDigger ranks Cadence Park 285th of 2798 California public middle schools. (See Cadence Park in the ranking list.)

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Irvine Unified:

SchoolDigger ranks Irvine Unified 92nd of 1560 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Cadence Park

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Rank History for all elementary school students at Cadence Park

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 89.72 656th 5789 88.7%
2022 84.19 983rd 5883 83.3%
2023 87.80 821st 5848 86.0%
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Rank History for elementary school Multi-racial students at Cadence Park

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 56.41 308th 610 49.5%
2023 66.75 236th 667 64.6%
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Rank History for elementary school English Language Learner students at Cadence Park

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 97.55 68th 3311 97.9%
2023 77.11 315th 3240 90.3%
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Rank History for elementary school Low Socio Economic Status students at Cadence Park

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 67.29 1330th 5173 74.3%
2022 74.82 964th 5264 81.7%
2023 86.41 522nd 5355 90.3%
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Rank History for elementary school Female students at Cadence Park

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 80.23 1063rd 5492 80.6%
2022 76.90 1248th 5635 77.9%
2023 83.84 928th 5595 83.4%
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Rank History for elementary school Male students at Cadence Park

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 90.86 524th 5510 90.5%
2022 87.72 741st 5663 86.9%
2023 87.12 762nd 5627 86.5%
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Rank History for elementary school Asian students at Cadence Park

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 67.26 436th 1149 62.1%
2022 51.38 717th 1154 37.9%
2023 55.19 670th 1183 43.4%
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Rank History for elementary school Hispanic students at Cadence Park

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 81.49 687th 5084 86.5%
2023 83.87 579th 5079 88.6%
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Rank History for elementary school White students at Cadence Park

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 59.80 1222nd 2834 56.9%
2022 34.70 1881st 2726 31.0%
2023 43.58 1609th 2659 39.5%
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Data source: test scores: California Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Rank History for Cadence Park

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Rank History for all middle school students at Cadence Park

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 88.34 312th 2740 88.6%
2023 89.73 284th 2788 89.8%
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Rank History for middle school Multi-racial students at Cadence Park

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 49.85 343rd 665 48.4%
2023 50.08 353rd 678 47.9%
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Rank History for middle school English Language Learner students at Cadence Park

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 77.57 124th 1523 91.9%
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Rank History for middle school Low Socio Economic Status students at Cadence Park

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 82.49 258th 2458 89.5%
2023 84.08 262nd 2535 89.7%
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Rank History for middle school Female students at Cadence Park

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 82.51 384th 2509 84.7%
2023 83.56 368th 2535 85.5%
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Rank History for middle school Male students at Cadence Park

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 91.47 212th 2527 91.6%
2023 92.11 195th 2546 92.3%
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Rank History for middle school Asian students at Cadence Park

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 63.89 309th 733 57.8%
2023 57.25 351st 717 51.0%
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Rank History for middle school Hispanic students at Cadence Park

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 81.31 275th 2359 88.3%
2023 92.12 113th 2379 95.3%
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Rank History for middle school White students at Cadence Park

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 46.99 808th 1555 48.0%
2023 48.00 780th 1549 49.6%
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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.

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.

Cadence Park Test Scores
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Enrollment information for Cadence Park

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2019 73 9 141 40 1 2 39 0 305
2020 143 12 354 83 1 2 63 0 658
2021 147 11 202 72 1 5 52 0 490
2022 202 23 543 133 4 6 111 0 1022
2023 162 22 494 123 4 6 113 0 924

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 Cadence Park

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2019 305 13.0 23.4 25.9
2020 658 n/a n/a 19
2021 490 20.1 24.3 22.7
2022 1022 37.1 27.5 19.5
2023 924 35.0 26.3 19.2

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 Cadence Park

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2019 305 13.0 23.4 25.9
2020 658 n/a n/a 19
2021 490 20.1 24.3 22.7
2022 1022 37.1 27.5 19.5
2023 924 35.0 26.3 19.2

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

Cadence Park

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YearCompletely ImmunizedMedical ExemptionConditionalPolioHepatitis B
202098.2%0.9%0.9%98.2%
202196.4%0.9%2.7%97.3%
202297.3%0.7%2.0%

Data source: California Department of Public Health
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Cadence Park

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 656th of 5789 Elementary schoolsRanks 821st of 5848 Elementary schools
 2.7%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Cadence Park)75.658.5
 17.1%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Irvine Unified)74.570.5
 4%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.543
 5.6%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Cadence Park)66.770.8
 4.2%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Irvine Unified)75.672.8
 2.8%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (California)50.245.1
 5.1%
4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Cadence Park)78.168.3
 9.8%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Irvine Unified)7574.5
 0.5%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)49.543.7
 5.7%
4th Grade Mathematics (Cadence Park)68.367.3
 1%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Irvine Unified)74.373.9
 0.4%
   4th Grade Mathematics (California)44.940.8
 4.1%
5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Cadence Park)73.269.3
 3.8%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Irvine Unified)78.376.3
 2%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)51.746.7
 5%
5th Grade Mathematics (Cadence Park)56.154.4
 1.7%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Irvine Unified)68.464.4
 3.9%
   5th Grade Mathematics (California)3833.4
 4.6%
5th Grade Science (Cadence Park)58.559.6
 1%
   5th Grade Science (Irvine Unified)61.665.3
 3.7%
   5th Grade Science (California)31.731.9
 0.1%
6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Cadence Park)87.964.1
 23.8%
   6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Irvine Unified)76.476
 0.4%
   6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.544.2
 4.3%
6th Grade Mathematics (Cadence Park)82.962.1
 20.8%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Irvine Unified)72.271.8
 0.4%
   6th Grade Mathematics (California)38.533.2
 5.3%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students305924
 203%
African American922
 144.4%
American Indian14
 300%
Asian141494
 250.4%
Hispanic40123
 207.5%
Pacific Islander26
 200%
White73162
 121.9%
Two or More Races39113
 189.7%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients25.9%19.2%
 6.7%


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Students who attend Cadence Park usually go on to attend:

High : Portola High

Cadence Park ranks 829th of 5868 California elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.

In the 2022-23 school year, 924 students attended Cadence Park.

Students at Cadence Park are 53% Asian, 18% White, 13% Hispanic, 12% Two or more races, 2% African American.


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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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