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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
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  8. Sports
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  9. Food
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  10. Resources & Facilities
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Capistrano Unified School District is a highly rated, public school district located in San Juan Capistrano, CA. It has 53,613 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 27 to 1. According to state test scores, 58% of students are at least proficient in math and 68% in reading.
Address
33122 Valle Rd.
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
Telephone
(949) 234-9200

Capistrano Unified School District Rankings

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  • Elementary
  • Middle
  • High

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
68%
Percent Proficient - Math
58%
Average Graduation Rate
97%
Average SAT
1240
2,295 responses
Average ACT
29
1,465 responses

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
53,613
Free or Reduced Lunch
21.7%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
27:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$87,949
Teachers in First/Second Year
8.6%

Finances

Total Expenses
$384,371,000
Expenses Per Student
$8,126/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    66%
  • Support Services
    32%
  • Other
    2%

Capistrano Unified School District Reviews

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Capistrano Unified provided me with amazing opportunities for growth in both my academics and music. I was able to participate in both band and orchestra. We performed in concerts at Segerstrom Center! Academically speaking, the curriculum was challenging and required me to apply my knowledge to real world problems. The best part of my educational opportunities was getting to take a course in forensic science which has inspired me to pursue a career in forensics.
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Overall, despite a few minor mistakes within scheduling, classes, and several temporary academic counselors in high school, I think the district is doing well with improving the quality and atmospheres of all schools. A majority of the teachers are great and really care. Personally I've never had a problem with any teacher up until my senior year- and that was do constant absence, a lack of teaching for AP statistics, and eventually temporary leave. However, the administration was quick to resolve the problem and made sure to find a new teacher and get us back on track. The school spirit is also great, my favorite memory from high school has to be the Friday night football games, where the whole town joined together to support our team! Academically, the english department is by far one of the best, although required to take four years of English, every single teacher has gone above and beyond to prepare students for their futures.
Student life at Capistrano Valley High School (CVHS) can definitely be judged by the amount of school spirit that each student class has. Whether it come from spirit days, pep rallies or sports games the student section is always cheering! CVHS has many clubs to chose from some big ones being, NHS and CSF.
The teachers at CVHS take the time to thoroughly care for their students and their education. As an AP student, I have no complaints with how the teachers and academics are at the school. The teachers push all equally push their students to strive their best and surprisingly genuinely care about their students education.