School Details

Capri Elementary School

941 Capri Road, Encinitas, CA 92024
(760) 944-4360
9

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-6 664 students Unknown students/teacher

Test Scores by grade

62%
76%
56%
70%
80%
65%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 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
  • Encinitas Union Elementary School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

68%
72%
46%
77%
82%
66%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 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
  • Encinitas Union Elementary School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

82%
90%
65%
88%
88%
72%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 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
  • Encinitas Union Elementary School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

83%
87%
60%
86%
85%
65%
83%
86%
57%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 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
  • Encinitas Union Elementary School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

87%
90%
60%
84%
86%
55%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 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
  • Encinitas Union Elementary School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Capri Elementary School is a public middle school in Encinitas. The principal of Capri Elementary School is Laura Philyaw and can be contacted at laura.philyaw@eusd.net. 664 children attend Capri Elementary School and identify as Unspecified; White, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 21% of the Capri Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 23% of the 664 students here get reduced lunch prices. Aviara Oaks Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Unspecified 6% 4%
White, non-Hispanic 57% 71%
Multiracial 4% %
Hispanic 35% 17%
Asian 2% 5%
Filipino 0.7% 0.9%
Black, non-Hispanic 0.6% 0.5%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.4% 0.3%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 23% 14%
Limited English proficiency 21% 12%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Wonderful school great teachers parents and kids. We have two kids here in the dli program. My kids love going to school and do very well in result.

  • (3 years ago)

    Beautiful campus with ocean view and cool native habitat and orchard and specialized science curriculum. An added value school ith awesome parents and great caring teachers.

  • (3 years ago)

    I've no clue in the entire world what the people below are going on a rampage about but when I went to this school almost 10 years ago I loved every moment of it. There were very little physical fights and the principals teachers and parents as well were very involved with the children's activities. My mother came in every Tuesday Wednesday and Thursday as a teachers assistant (voluntarily) for my whole class. Lets look at some more facts.. Every school isn't going to be perfect; it is your job as a parent to talk to your child about problems at school and become aware with whats going on instead of standing on the sideline watching without and initiative to stop the problem(s). Get involved with your kids school. That being said fights and the typical "He said she said" matter will continue all through your kids school life no matter where it is. You must understand that the time from when you were a kid and now has drastically changed and drama from before continues on the next day with people posting it along social websites and texting instead of just forgetting about it and moving onto the next day like we did.

  • (4 years ago)

    Great school. We have a seven year old in 1st grade here and he is in the dual immersion program. We love it.

  • (4 years ago)

    Five stars for Capri! We have two children at the school...the teachers and staff are top notch. My children are challenged and love going to school everyday. The families that attend the school are caring and very into giving their children the best education and school experience which means they are involved. We love it! Gretchen Wendel

  • (4 years ago)

    Capri has such a warm atmosphere of parents and teachers. It is a community in every sense of the word. Beth Cameron is an amazing Principal. We are so proud to be a part of such a highly academic and nurturing environment!

  • (4 years ago)

    I have two children in this school 1st and 6th grade. Some teachers that my sixth grader went through from beginning until now were great others were poor. They seemed to be from one extreme to other. I love the after school care available on site; the dual immersion program and the fact that we are semi-private school that funds it's own art science and music programs. We do have a diverse population which is great for our kids to experience. It was hard at first to adjust to the several principals but I think the current principal is doing a darn good job. Kudos! I would definitely recommend this school to a parent.

  • (4 years ago)

    Both my children have been at Capri since Kindergarten. I have been very happy with their education - reviewing their individual yearly STAR test scores. They both get very high marks. I like the atmosphere at Capri and feel my children are sheltered from negative influences. There is a mix of socio-economic levels and cultures at Capri which makes it a wonderful place for children to learn diversity. On the negative side those same diversities make it challenging for the teachers/administration. I would encourage those looking to send their children to Capri to go to the school and meet with the administration and take a tour. Base your decision on your own visit and experience.

  • (4 years ago)

    We've been at Capri for going on our 6th year now. We love it there. Bullying has not been a problem for my kids - i have a son and a daughter. The teachers have recognized my children's levels abilities and needs in all areas and enabled them to become successful self-driven learners. The new principal works with the teachers to optimize the classroom experience and has agressively sought ways to establish order and minimize conflict on the playground etc. I would recommend Capri to anyone - and my kids are NOT in the dual languange immersion program. They receive fabulous attention and are not short-changed b/c of the DLI. My best advice to any parent anywhere (b/c it's our job really)... be involved whether it's in the classroom or on the PTA.

  • (5 years ago)

    I have to agree with most of the points in the previous post. There are some good teachers but also some phenomenally poor teachers and the administration/leadership is unwilling to address any issues. Bullying is a huge problem and includes physical aggression - it just takes a few bad apples to realize there are no consequences and they make it miserable for everyone. Until the current interim principal the willingness to address it was nonexistent. The dual immersion program is given favored status to the detriment of the students that are not in the program. We will not be back next year either and would discourage anyone from sending their children there beyond 1st or 2nd grade.

  • (5 years ago)

    Interesting that so many people posted on October 6 2009...let's look at the facts. This school has had 4 principals in the last five years so I'm not sure why the principal rating is so high. Bullying is a rampant problem at the school and the newest principal who has been there since December has decided to tackle this problem because it is a known problem. The kindergarten team is amazing but beyond that we have found most of the teaching staff is sub-par and don't look at the whole child. I'll admit however this is no wonder considering they have had such poor and inconsistent leadership over the years. We are moving our children out of the district and I would encourage you to talk to several parents before you decide to send your children to

  • (5 years ago)

    We love Capri Elementary because the teachers have a caring & warm connection to the students. Many of the teachers have been there many years and they continue to seek new knowledge in how best to teach our kids. They are passionate about their jobs. The student body is diverse economically & ethnically. This has resulted in the kids being tolerant friendly and accepting. Parents are very involved with volunteering not just for their own child's classroom but also for the good of the entire school.

  • (5 years ago)

    Capri Elementary is a school that embraces cultural diversity and higher learning for all. As a Capri parent for the past 11 years I am proud to be associated with a school that continues to strive to better itself although it is already has attained such high standards. Our dedicated staff and parent volunteers make this school an incredible learning environment for our children.

  • (5 years ago)

    The School continues to grow and improve in all areas. With the development of the dual language program students are finally getting a real opportunity to use all of their brains'. The teachers and staff really believe in their school and students. It is a joy to drop my kids off at Capri.

  • (5 years ago)

    It's amazing staff of dedicated and talented teachers! Also the volunteers at Capri that do all sorts of 'behind the scenes' things.

  • (5 years ago)

    I am a proud Capri parent! My two kids attend there now and my little guy starts there next year. We have a proud mix of families with abundance and scarcity. We take care of each other. We offer that the kids can learn two languages while in elementary school. For kids to be graduating with bilingual and biliterate proficiency makes me feel confident about their global citizenship. Right on!

  • (5 years ago)

    Capri has a community and learning environment like no other. It bridges languages cultures and socio-economic status. The sense of culture and belonging is amazing. Parent involvement and the willingness to give of time is amazing. The kids absolutely love their school. It has the most amazing school spirit --like a family in which the children know they are loved. How do I know it is so great? By the smiling faces my children bring home everyday their love of learning and their academic scores both at school and on a national level. The music program is also one of the best around. I also know because I am a teacher! The parent/teacher commitment at Capri is unlike any school in which I have worked! You and your child will love Capri!

  • (5 years ago)

    I love how the teachers work with the parents to bring the most out of their students.

  • (5 years ago)

    Capri Elementary is the perfect school for diversity and educational enrichment. We love supporting UNICEF kids around the globe!

  • (5 years ago)

    I love the sense of community that surrounds the school. People- parents teachers and students look out for one another. They take pride in their community.

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