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Melinda Heights Elementary School is a highly rated, public school located in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA. It has 1,076 students in grades K-6 with a student-teacher ratio of 29 to 1. According to state test scores, 70% of students are at least proficient in math and 78% in reading.
Address
21001 Rancho Trabuco
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688
Telephone
(949) 888-7311

Melinda Heights Elementary School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
78%
Percent Proficient - Math
70%
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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Cost of Living
    D+
  2. Good for Families
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  3. Housing
    C
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$104,556
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,741
National
$949
Median Home Value
$584,000
National
$184,700

Students

Diversity
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Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,076
Free or Reduced Lunch
9%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
29:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$91,112
Teachers in First/Second Year
2.4%
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2 reviews
Can't believe no one has rated this school yet! I'm a parent of three attendees with 6 years experience at Melinda Heights. Wonderful group of dedicated, close-knit teachers...many with around 20 years experience...most of whom welcome parent support and partnership. After a few years of trial and error, there's now a fantastic principal! Very active PTA that sponsors valuable events like book fairs, art and music programs, end-of-year carnival and more. Over 1,000 kids attend, but it doesn't feel that big and there is a tremendous sense of school pride amongst students, staff and parents. Facilities are getting a little dated and lots of "portable" classrooms (pretty sure no one expected such a high population when the school was build 20 years ago), but that doesn't detract from the quality of the school. Highly recommend!
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I could not recommend this school enough. I attended school here over 11 years ago and still keep in touch with some of my teachers. The amount of effort they put into each lesson doesn't go unnoticed. I feel so lucky to have gone to Melinda Heights. I didn't realize how I lucky I was until I made friends who were in different school districts. We had amazing events from school carnivals, dress up days, and amazing field trips. The teachers are truly creative and care about the students as if they are their own children. I hope one day my kids can go to a school this awesome.