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Dehesa Charter School

Preschool | Grades K-12 | Dehesa Elementary
1441 Montiel Rd
Escondido, CA 92026
(760) 743-7880

About This School

Dehesa Charter School is located in Escondido, CA and is one of 4 schools in Dehesa Elementary School District. It is a charter school that serves 1075 students in grades K-12.

Charter schools are public schools, but differ from traditional public schools in that they are independent and are operated by educators, parents, community leaders, educational entrepreneurs, or others. Funding for charter schools is based on designated local or state educational organizations. Those organizations are responsible for monitoring and assessing the quality and effectiveness of education, but permit the schools to operate outside of the traditional public school education system. See Dehesa Charter School's test results to learn more about school performance.

A school's Academic Performance Index (API) is a scale that ranges from 200 to 1000 and is calculated from the school's performance in the Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) Program. The state has set 800 as the API target for all schools to meet.

Dehesa Charter School had an API growth score of 756 in 2012. California uses the Academic Performance Index (API) to measure annual school performance and year-to-year improvement. Dehesa Charter School's 2012 base score was 745 and the school did meet its 2012 school-wide growth target.

In 2010, Dehesa Charter School had 21 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The California average is 24 students per full-time equivalent teacher.

Student Ethnicity (2011)

Students (2011)


Students Per Teacher (2010)

Female/Male (2011)

49% 51%

District Spending (2010)

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By , a Parent on

We have a 9-year-old boy and 8-year-old girl whom we have home-schooled through Dehesa Charter since 2008.  We love our teachers at the Encinitas Learning Center.  Previous to that, we were attending the Escondido Learning Center.  Both have great teachers who're loving and creative, as well as knowledgeable support staff.  We especially like the choices of curriculum available to us.  We like the variety of learning center classes available to students.  

By a Parent on

I love how they let you do your own learning styles to match each of our kids individual way of learning .

By a Current Student on

I love this school. I am graduating from this school in a few days, and then I will be heading off to college. I think that this school is good for people who want personalized education and attention. I have been to dozens of schools over the years, but this is definietely one of my favorites. There are a lot of opportunities here, including vendors for everything from horseback riding to fencing. In my three high school years here (I am graduating a year early) I have particiapted in a tons of school clubs, including a FIRST robotics team and a Mock Trial team. It isn't necessary for students to attend classes at learning centers, as long as they submit samples to the state, and have a meeting every month with an educational facilitator. However, the learning centers are really fun, honestly positive places, unlike a lot of schools. I would reccomend taking some classes there, or participating in one of the clubs.

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