Discovery Elementary School

730 Applewilde Dr, San Marcos, CA 92069 | (760) 290-2077
  • Grades: KG-5
  • Student Enrollment: 901
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4.5 out of 5 | 2 Reviews
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  • Mailing Address: 730 Applewilde Dr., San Marcos, CA 92069
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Faculty Details and Student Enrollment

Students and Faculty
  • Total Students Enrolled: 901
  • Total Full Time "Equivalent" Teachers: 36.4
  • Average Student-To-Teacher Ratio: 24.8
Students Gender Breakdown
  • Males: 465 (51.6%)
  • Females: 436 (48.4%)
Free Lunch Student Eligibility Breakdown
  • Eligible for Reduced Lunch: 68 (7.5%)
  • Eligible for Free Lunch: 149 (16.5%)
  • Eligible for Either Reduced or Free Lunch: 217 (24.1%)
Student Enrollment Distribution by Race / Ethnicity
Discovery Elementary School Student Race Distribution
  Number Percent
American Indian101.1%
Number of Students Per Grade
Number of Students Per Grade For Discovery Elementary School
  Number Percent
1st Grade15317.0%
2nd Grade14616.2%
3rd Grade15817.5%
4th Grade13414.9%
5th Grade15317.0%
6th Grade182.0%
Teacher Education Background (2009)
Percent With Master's Degree
Percent With Bachelor's Degree
Teacher Credentials & Experience (2009)
Percent of Teachers With Emergency Credentials: 2.4%
Percent of Teachers With Credentials: 100.0%
Number of Certificated Staff: 46.0
Average Number of Years of Teacher Experience: 12.6
Average Age
Source: CA Department of Education, Source: NCES 2009-2010

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Overall Rating: 4.5

4.5 out of 5 | 2 Reviews
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2 reviews for Discovery Elementary School

  • Reviewed by Parent or Guardian on April 12, 2011
  • Rating: 4 (4 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • my child attends discovery- the school building itself is very nice, the facilities are clean and the office staff does seem organized with teachers who are current on teaching methods and strategies. Overall I would say that it is a 'good' school, but I would not say 'great'- as it seems to have earned that reputation in the area. I believe this is because the surrounding schools are really in need of funding and fixes, repair and better equipped educators. Discovery is lacking a personal feel- those that work there are not overly friendly - they are too busy with HUGE class sizes to have the chance to get to know many parents, etc and also seem to be using a lot of the class time to distribute kids into groups which are then run by aids and parent volunteers much of the time. where they carry out very basic, textbook lesson plans as quickly as they can to meet the minimum state standards. There are a lot of areas in the day that could be better used but they are also burdened with the responsibility of correction behavior due to their inclusion method as well as the unavoidable student that doesn't get the proper discipline, support, behavior modification etc at home (same old story since the beginning of time I think). overall, as far as a public school we are apparently lucky our address is within Discovery's boundaries. heads up to others unfamiliar with the school, just because it's the 'best' in the area doesn't mean it's actually 'the best' rather 'better' than the surrounding underfunded and ignored public school options.
  • Reviewed by Former Student on February 16, 2011
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • This School is amazing! i Love Attending it. Everyone Was Nice.The Teachers are very helpful and really pay attention to there students.

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