Dehesa Charter School

1441 Montiel Rd, Escondido, CA 92026 | (760) 743-7880
  • Grades: KG-12
  • Student Enrollment: 955
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5 out of 5 | 1 Review
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School Description

School Summary and Highlights
  • Enrolls 955 elementary, middle, and high school students from grades KG-12
  • Ranks 593rd out of 1,197 high schools in CA.
  • 2010 Overall School AYP Met Status: Yes
Additional Contact Information
  • Mailing Address: 1441 Montiel Rd., Ste. 143, Escondido, CA 92026
School Operational Details
  • Charter School
School District Details

Faculty Details and Student Enrollment

Students and Faculty
  • Total Students Enrolled: 955
  • Total Full Time "Equivalent" Teachers: 46.4
  • Average Student-To-Teacher Ratio: 20.6
Students Gender Breakdown
  • Males: 480 (50.3%)
  • Females: 475 (49.7%)
Student Enrollment Distribution by Race / Ethnicity
Dehesa Charter School Student Race Distribution
  Number Percent
American Indian131.4%
Number of Students Per Grade
Number of Students Per Grade For Dehesa Charter School
  Number Percent
1st Grade889.2%
2nd Grade889.2%
3rd Grade889.2%
4th Grade677.0%
5th Grade747.7%
6th Grade838.7%
7th Grade848.8%
8th Grade555.8%
9th Grade677.0%
10th Grade727.5%
11th Grade646.7%
12th Grade384.0%
Graduates Information (2010)
Graduation Rate
Teacher Education Background (2009)
Percent With Master's Degree
Percent With Bachelor's Degree: 43.2%
Teacher Credentials & Experience (2009)
Percent of Teachers With Credentials: 97.7%
Number of Certificated Staff: 44.0
Average Number of Years of Teacher Experience: 11.5
Average Age
Source: CA Department of Education, Source: NCES 2009-2010

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Overall Rating: 5

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1 review for Dehesa Charter School

  • Reviewed by Student on September 13, 2010
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • I was public-schooled through the 7th grade, at which point I transferred to Dehesa Charter. I am currently in 12th grade, graduating a year early, with over a hundred college credits under my belt. The difference between Dehesa and most schools is that the teachers and EFs (Educational Facilitators) actually care about their student's well being. The flexible nature of this school allows for two kinds of students: those who are extremely goal oriented and wish to take on more than they could in another school, and those who need more help than they could get in another school. Many of Dehesa's students go here because they struggle enormously in a typically structured school environment, and need extra help to learn. Some students have a difficult time because of disabilities or hard family life, and Dehesa makes it possible for them to graduate, where they would have long dropped out of a typical school. I have had chances to do things I could not do in other schools: I took a road trip and was able to count visits to art and history museums for class credit, and I was assisted by the school in registering and completing college courses before I was even out of middle school. There is a social environment in Dehesa too, various field trips for nearly every subject are available, and the school also has such organizations as a Robotics team and a Mock Trial team. I don't know what kind of experience the parent who wrote the other review had, but I can say that they missed the point of this school. This school is not about teaching for the tests (as most schools do). This school is about true learning, and becoming more educated people, so that we (the students) can be well prepared for our roles in the future of society. If you have any doubts about this, please ask any one of my fellow classmates, or their parents or teachers.

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