School Details

Moulton Elementary School

29851 Highlands Avenue, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
(949) 234-5980
9

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 719 students 22 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

80%
67%
56%
78%
72%
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
  • Capistrano Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

60%
59%
46%
81%
74%
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
  • Capistrano Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

83%
82%
65%
86%
81%
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
  • Capistrano Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

84%
77%
60%
76%
71%
65%
87%
78%
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
  • Capistrano Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Moulton Elementary School is a public elementary school in Laguna Niguel. The principal of Moulton Elementary School is Debi Culbertson, who can be contacted at dlculbertson@capousd.org. 719 students go to Moulton Elementary School and identify as Multiracial; Asian; and White, non-Hispanic. 11% of the Moulton Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 12% of the 719 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Moulton Elementary School is 22:1. Laguna Niguel Jr. Academy is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Orchestra

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 8% %
Asian 7% 5%
White, non-Hispanic 66% 65%
Hispanic 18% 19%
Unspecified 10% 8%
Filipino 1% 2%
Black, non-Hispanic 0.8% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.3% 52468%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.1% 0.3%
Pacific Islander 0.1% 0.2%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 12% 19%
Limited English proficiency 11% 12%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I love Moulton Elementary school. My son is going into second grade and I have been volunteering in his classrooms and am very impressed. Everyone from the office staff teachers PTA and volunteers are so involved and dedicated. I just love it! RMIQ is a blessing to have too! Moulton Rocks!!!

  • (3 years ago)

    Moulton is not a bad school but we do have concerns about playground safety. Young children should not be allowed to play soccer without adequate supervision. It is a sports involving a lot of body contact. Our son was bullied and injured there and had to see a doctor but we didn't even receive a phone call reporting the incident. Our younger son was also injured at the preschool playground - he had 4 stitches!!!! Again no apology from school! The passed two years hadn't been easy for us. We finally decided to transfer to another school.

  • (3 years ago)

    I wrote the "Sept 17 2010" post. Here is my update. a. The front office staff (Ms. Stucky and Ms. Baker) are quite impressive. Even though there are over 700 students in this school (and I'm not a regular volunteer) they know me and my daughter by name. They also know (without looking it up) what grade she's in and who her teacher is. And if you need anything they try to get things done right away. b. Due to the budget cuts (understandable) my daughter's class size is 32. Regardless her teacher maintains a very informative website and sends home a weekly communication sheet that tells parents what the kids have been learning and what they're about to learn. I appreciate her efforts very much. c. The parent volunteers the PTA and the RMIQ Foundation have helped make this school a solid place to learn. Aside from Math Reading and Writing she also has Music Science Art Masters PE Running club Computer class (once in a while) and a field trip.

  • (4 years ago)

    My son moved here in the middle of his 1st grade year. He still continues to excel academically and looking forward to 5th grade next school year! His teachers were just the best in the district. We are just glad to be members of the Moulton family!

  • (4 years ago)

    The amazing teachers and parent-supported program extras keep this school wonderful despite tight times!

  • (4 years ago)

    Moulton Rocks!!! Teachers Parents and Students are second to none!

  • (4 years ago)

    Because the teacher really care about the kids and you have lot of parents that give of there time to help out the teacher and the kids.

  • (4 years ago)

    Because the staff is truely dedicated to teaching the children and helping them move forward.

  • (4 years ago)

    I fell in love with this school 5 years ago when we were looking for a school for our oldest child to attend. It reminded me so much of the school I went to as a child. They still have a great balance of academic education arts and PE. This stood out to me because there are so many schools today that only seem to stress academic education. The children at Moulton Elementary are well rounded due to the amazing teachers and PTA at the school.

  • (4 years ago)

    Love the parent involvelment teacher dedication location and programs both during and after school.

  • (4 years ago)

    The Teachers are great the staff is amazing and the families that help with the fundraisers and our Annual Carnival are what makes our school special. Moulton has had a good standing in our community since it opened in the 70's and it has continued on through the years. I am also a big fan because my brothers and I attended Moulton as well as my nieces and now my daughters are attending Moulton and I hope that they someday can tell their children that they too went to Moulton when they walk their children to school.

  • (4 years ago)

    We open enrolled to Moulton after visiting other Laguna Niguel Schools and couldn't be more pleased with our decision! Incredible teachers + involved parents + best PTA programs = Smart happy children )

  • (4 years ago)

    Moulton is a tight knit family school we have phenomenal dedicated teachers who give our children a great learning experience each day. We also have the best PTA with parents who give of themselves and provide up to date technology art and music programs to make our school the great campus it is.

  • (4 years ago)

    The teachers are absolutely amazing & the parents are so involved - it's refreshing!

  • (4 years ago)

    I Love Moulton they have the Best Teachers Parents and Mrs. Culbertson has done tremendous things to make our school excellent!!

  • (4 years ago)

    My three children attended Moulton school and it has alway had excellent teachers and staff. They were exceptional in there art and music programs along with academic cirriculum.

  • (4 years ago)

    I love Moulton Elementary because the teachers are amazing and my children learn so much there! It's also where I graduated!

  • (4 years ago)

    The teachers all are loving and caring and do a great job teaching our kids!

  • (4 years ago)

    The teachers staff and parents all work together to encourage our kids and make learning fun interesting and exciting. The kids love to go to school where they learn have fun build character and are cared for compassionately.

  • (4 years ago)

    Moulton Rocks. It has been a wonderful school for my kids to attend. We are so glad our great teachers are back.

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