School Details

Dehesa School

4612 Dehesa Road, El Cajon, CA 92019
(619) 444-2161
3

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-8 230 students 13 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

42%
42%
56%
39%
39%
65%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Dehesa Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

40%
40%
46%
56%
56%
66%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Dehesa Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

57%
57%
65%
78%
78%
72%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Dehesa Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

73%
73%
60%
52%
52%
65%
48%
48%
57%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Dehesa Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

32%
32%
60%
14%
14%
55%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Dehesa Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

17%
17%
57%
19%
19%
31%
17%
17%
52%
16%
16%
67%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Dehesa Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Dehesa School is a public middle school in El Cajon. The principal of Dehesa School is Janet Wilson, whose e-mail is janet.wilson@dehesasd.net. 230 students attend Dehesa School and identify mostly as Multiracial; White, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 16% of the Dehesa School students have "limited English proficiency." 48% of the 230 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Dehesa School is 13:1. Oak Grove Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Golf
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Ultimate Frisbee

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 9% %
White, non-Hispanic 51% 60%
Hispanic 26% 15%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 6%
Asian 2% 3%
Native American or Native Alaskan 10% 3%
Filipino 1% 1%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.5% %
Pacific Islander 0.5% 0.7%
Unspecified 0.5% 12%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.5% 1907%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 48% 6%
Limited English proficiency 16% 4%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (6 months ago)

    I adore this school it is more magical then Hogwarts I have two children that attend one was struggling and actually behind in all subjects now he loved reading and school The principal is warm and caring the teachers dedicated it is so small it's like a private school ) I highly recommend this amazing school

  • (9 months ago)

    While the middle school may not be great dehesa is a wonderful place for kids. From my experience and I spent about 8 years at dehesa it was a very stable and comforting enviroment. I am not a native america or funding the school. Yet I felt accepted and loved my whole time . I was never bullied and was friends with everyone. Even the 6th graders knew every single one of the kindergartners by name. The teachers were wonderful and took the time to know us individually. In the middle school I am now attending I have two honors classes. My early years with dehesa have help significantly to prepare me for the rest of my education. So in my honest oppinion dehesa is a great school.

  • (1 year ago)

    Dehesa is a terrible school it should be shut down there is constant bullying that they do nothing about there have been numorous improper situations that they cover up children are mistreated the staff are extremely bias if you aren't Native American and funding there school or low income your child and their education are the least of their concern if you want your child to strive and succeed do not put your child in this school

  • (1 year ago)

    Dehesa is one of the best schools I have ever seen. They have a strong stance against bullying wonderful and plentiful field trips unique lesson plans common core and project based learning a small amount of students (everyone knows everyone) a wonderful parent support community a loving and caring principal an abounding GATE program that runs a festival every year and a beautiful environment out in the country. Although this site does not say that there is a current Junior High (which there is). The middle school contains a wonderful archery program run by a certified archery teacher all the latest and greatest archer equipment weekly golf and disk golf lessons at Syquan a beautiful cascading lawn filled with many shady trees around the middle school classrooms EXTREMELY small class sizes community project groups innovative chess elective that go to various tournaments across San Diego area a very talented countywide speller and so much more. There are only 12 people in my daughter's grade. The test scores are low yet they have come over many obstacles including the fact that 70% of all students are on the free and reduced lunch program!

  • (2 years ago)

    I'm a home schooling mom that has tried various ways over the years. Independent Charters and Dehesa has exeeded my expectations. I am so happy with the class sizes and communiation with my E.F. (whom I LOVE) that I'm almost afraid to tell people how great this school is! I don't want things to change! You can tailor your curriculum to your child's needs...I mean how great is that? You have an ACTUAL say in what you will or will not expose your children to. This school rocks!

  • (3 years ago)

    Although Dehesa has good potential as a school based on community values it does not currently live up to these expectations. The academics are nothing outstanding and the after school activities are rather pathetic. Although I truly love this school and care about its teachers and students it does not live up to my expectations by any means.

  • (6 years ago)

    The more involved the parents are in this school the better the experience for the children. Small room sizes great teachers what more can a parent ask for.

  • (6 years ago)

    Excellent school. It's a one school/one district public school with class sizes of a private school. Teachers give students personalized attention and learning plans.

  • (6 years ago)

    I h2ve had children at this school since 2003 and love it. I like the small size of the school and classrooms. The teachers are great. The Parents Club is amazing and does wonders for the children that they aren't even aware of. It's easy to love a tight knit community that takes care of its children.

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