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Turtleback Elementary School

Public School | Grades K-5 | Poway Unified
15855 Turtleback Rd
San Diego, CA 92127
(858) 673-5514

About This School

Turtleback Elementary School is located in San Diego, CA and is one of 28 elementary schools in Poway Unified School District. It is a public school that serves 540 students in grades K-5. See Turtleback 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.

Turtleback Elementary School had an API growth score of 926 in 2012. California uses the Academic Performance Index (API) to measure annual school performance and year-to-year improvement. Turtleback Elementary School's 2012 base score was 916 and the school did meet its 2012 school-wide growth target.

In 2010, Turtleback Elementary School had 23 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)

48% 52%

Subsidized Lunch (2011)


District Spending (2010)

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Turtleback Elementary School Reviews

By a Parent on

I love the school & the staff as its just another home. The staff is very friendly & co-operative. My son studies there & we wish to put our daughter too in the same school when she turns 5. We would never leave this school even if given another better opportunity by anyone as this is the best!! Turtleback rocks!!

By a Parent on

Great school academically and socially. The staff is super friendly and the children love Turtleback school. We had an excellent teacher who encouraged my son to socialize with the other children. Being an only child he was very shy but has blossomed  so much. The principal is very involved with the children and parents. This school is a no bullying school, my son feels safe and loves going to school. He was a kindergartener last year by the end of the school year he was reading 2nd grade level.

By , a Parent on

Caring teachers, principal and staff. Successful at challenging and supporting kids academically and socially. My kids have attended other schools, but never one that is this friendly. We don't ever want to leave.

By a Parent on

Excellent test scores, caring teachers, involved principal, welcoming culture. I love Turtleback!!

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