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Laguna Niguel Elementary School

Public School | Grades K-5 | Capistrano Unified
27922 Niguel Heights Blvd
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
(949) 234-5308

About This School

Laguna Niguel Elementary School is located in Laguna Niguel, CA and is one of 41 elementary schools in Capistrano Unified School District. It is a public school that serves 612 students in grades K-5. See Laguna Niguel Elementary 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.

Laguna Niguel Elementary School had an API growth score of 910 in 2012. California uses the Academic Performance Index (API) to measure annual school performance and year-to-year improvement. Laguna Niguel Elementary School's 2012 base score was 926, however the school did meet its 2012 school-wide growth target.

In 2010, Laguna Niguel Elementary School had 28 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The California average is 24 students per full-time equivalent teacher.

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Students Per Teacher (2010)

Female/Male (2011)

47% 53%

Subsidized Lunch (2011)


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By a Parent on

This is a wonderful school.  My child used to go to a private school and I can say that we are happier at LNES.  My child has become a better person and student because of this school.  I can't say enough good things about LNES.  We love the principal and all the teachers.  It is a great environment for a child to grow and learn.

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Great school; compassionate teachers

By a Parent on

This is an outstanding school!  I have a 5th graders and a 2nd grader and the teachers are top notch!   There is a real sense of caring by all faculty and staff that comes from the example of the principal.  Forget about test scores (even though LNES is off the charts) the school has a strong community involvement and a dedicated staff that makes kids feel important and valued.  Academics are stressed and kids are taught at a pace that is appropriate.  
My only negatives are that there is too tight of rein on the kids outside of class.  No tag on the playground, you must stand in line before school starts, no talking at the lunch tables.  A little too authoritative and litigation conscience for me.  Overall a fantastic school!!

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