School Details

Marblehead Elementary School

2410 Via Turqueza, San Clemente, CA 92673
(949) 234-5339
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 609 students 21 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

48%
67%
56%
56%
72%
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
  • Capistrano Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

38%
59%
46%
42%
74%
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
  • Capistrano Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

66%
82%
65%
62%
81%
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
  • Capistrano Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

64%
77%
60%
62%
71%
65%
63%
78%
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
  • Capistrano Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Marblehead Elementary School is a public elementary school in San Clemente. The principal of Marblehead Elementary School is Dr. Faith Morris and can be contacted at fdmorris@capousd.org. 609 students attend Marblehead Elementary School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Multiracial. 32% of the Marblehead Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 47% of the 609 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Marblehead Elementary School is 21:1. Truman Benedict Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • Gymnastics
  • Lacrosse
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 48% 65%
Hispanic 45% 19%
Multiracial 3% %
Asian 2% 5%
Black, non-Hispanic 1% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.5% 0.3%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.5% %
Pacific Islander 0.5% 0.2%
Unspecified 0.5% 8%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.3% %
Filipino 0.2% 2%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 47% 19%
Limited English proficiency 32% 12%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (6 months ago)

    I am a parent of 4 however I only have 2 children at Marblehead. We have been there since 2010. I rated this school as excellent not because it is perfect the way it is but because we are constantly improving & implementing innovative ideas. Credit goes to our newer Principal Dr. Morris for bringing new change as well as the outstanding PTA President Mrs. Smith! Our PTA & Foundation are continually making things better with great events & programs for the kids to learn & grow. That's our extra bonus on top of the great staff & teachers. They are all different in their own right but there is a wonderful common ground that remains cohesive for the benefit of the students & parents. Everyone will always have their individual battles to conquer with each teacher student & principal. Yet overall this school is a harmonious family & we care how your student is growing academically & socially. Marblehead students are taught daily to be thoughtful and respect of others as well as themselves. Good behavior in school is carefully evaluated rewarded & encouraged throughout each grade. I love this because I think behavior is the beginning of all things done successfully!

  • (1 year ago)

    The Best way to describe Marblehead is an Elementary School with teachers who nurture yet challenge a principal who's resourceful approachable and fair and parents who are helpful fun and dedicated. Our school has the latest technology appropriate for each grade level. We also excel in math and science through our science lab and ST Math. We encourage the arts with music programs for the whole school that are age appropriate and have an art lab as well as an Art Masters program. Marblehead has it ALL plus more!

  • (1 year ago)

    We've been at Marblehead since the first Kindergarten class or day one of its opening. Now our 4 children have completed their elementary educations there and we cherish the time they've had the good friends they've made and all they've learned and experienced. The kids are good and respectful the families are awesome the teachers are dedicated front office staff is personable and helpful in every way. The PTA and parent foundation are excellent and well supported. We love Marblehead - our local neighborhood school!

  • (1 year ago)

    We have the most AMAZING school! Parents teachers and our principal... AMAZING! Our PTA president Allison is the kindest most organized person I know. She truly cares about the children and has facilitated so many wonderful programs like an art studio science lab and so much more! We LOVE Dr. Morris too! She has been there when my son was crying about being nervous because he was late to school and comforted and took him into her office and stayed with him until he felt better. The front office staff are so kind and friendly. All around great teachers and the best community school we could have hoped for.

  • (1 year ago)

    For the person that complained about communication - this is a teacher issue - not a school issue. It is incumbent upon the teachers to communicate when they have special performances. And regarding the fundraisers - glad to know that PTA and Foundation ARE doing a good job getting the word out. Without our fundraisers your children would not enjoy music scholastic news Art Masters new library books recess equipment iPads iTouches for the classroom as well as a new Science Lab and Art Studio! Thank goodness our school has fundraisers! I am happy at Marblehead. The Principal Dr. Morris is innovative (and new to our school this year) & experienced. The teachers are qualified. Students are very happy as well. Parental involvement could improve (that's my only complaint - quite a small group do a lot of the work). I am proud to be Marblehead and my two children are flourishing because of their neighborhood school. PS Test scores may be low for the ESL students but they are quite high and impressive for the 'rest of the population.' The ESL students are sweet well behaved children and I'm very happy they are a part of our school population.

  • (1 year ago)

    this school is horrible at communication sure it is adament about school book sales and other fundraisers etc but when it comes to things that really matter such as childrens holiday concerts etc the are horrible at notifying parents of place and or time. i missed the christmas concert because they told me incorrect time and my child was upset i didnt go.

  • (4 years ago)

    I have had children at this school for four years. I have LOVED every teacher we have had. The teachers at Marblehead go above and beyond not only in my children s academics but in all facets of my children s lives. This school is unique to the area as it offers a very small student body which gives the students and parents a tight family feel. The principal teachers and staff sincerely care about my children. And the parents are eager to volunteer and help in the classroom and at extracurricular events. I cannot say enough good things about this school!

  • (4 years ago)

    I have a slightly different perspective than most parents as I have a special needs child. We transferred to this school after being at a different one for the last few years always in a special ed program. This is our first year here. First I think our teacher is amazing-- probably the best we have had to date. My child has made remarkable academic progress in the program. I have found the support staff (speech therapist occupational therapist etc) to be of the highest caliber. I feel the entire team really cares about my child. I have found the principal to be exceptional and am quite impressed by her involvement. She has been present at every IEP and has been extremely prompt at following up with any action items discussed. I cannot say the same thing about the principal at the last school we attended. I have been able to compare 2 schools in the district directly (from a parent's perspective) and I believe Marblehead far exceeds the other school we attended.

  • (5 years ago)

    Marblehead is a wonderful family-first school that exemplifies the Aloha spirit. The teachers are fabulous--and our principal is just exceptional.

  • (5 years ago)

    I love Marblehead because we are always trying to better everything in life and strive to be the best!

  • (5 years ago)

    It is a great place for kids parents and teachers. Learning is the top priority.

  • (5 years ago)

    I love Marblehead because all of the teachers are so creative and helpful!

  • (5 years ago)

    I love the family of students parents and staff of Marblehead School! I feel lucky to work there as a teacher. Thanks to everyone at Marblehead for your dedication and aloha spirit!

  • (5 years ago)

    My oldest is just going into 1st grade this year. we started at kindergarten. i am amazed how my daughter can read write add and learn responsibility build relationships and respect. I am very proud of my daughters accomplishments and the excitement of the different activities they have for her and her friends. I know she wouldn't of gained all of this without the hard work and heart felt teachers she has and had. I appreciate how so far the teachers she has and had are genuinely in love with their jobs. I feel they take the time to know each student and work with them at their levels.I am proud and apppreciative of the confidence she has built in herself to acheive and not afraid to try something new. The teachers and the office have been very understanding and helping.We are so very lucky my daughter and I to be privileged to go to Marblehead Elementary in San Clemente Ca. I hope all schools can be like ours! Thank you Marblehead! We love you!You are definetely #1 to us!

  • (5 years ago)

    We have a wonderful community of parents students teachers and faculty! Everyone pitches in to help out!

  • (5 years ago)

    The best students teachers and school ever!

  • (5 years ago)

    Teachers are awesome and we have so many involved parents!

  • (6 years ago)

    What a difference a year makes. 2008-2009 has been remarkable and much of it is due to the direction and attitude of the new principal. I have had children at Marblhead for 3 years and feel that the school has a much improved image and is great. I look forward to next year.

  • (6 years ago)

    My experience has been great with this school. I have encountered no problems with the staff at all. The office staff has always been so kind and helpful and the teachers have also gone the extra mile to support my children. I have seen behavior issues firsthand as well but I truly believe that these issues are rooted in the home and not the classroom. In my experience the teachers have done a fine job of facilitating the education of my children providing the tools I need to aide in this common goal.

  • (6 years ago)

    I agree that this school is at a crossroads. It started out great but has had many problems the past few years. Hopefully the principle change will be positive but check the test scores here - on a down trend. Some teachers are great (as always) but there are some that work the system to the detriment of their students. I have observed the behavoir issues first hand in several classrooms. Just hope that your child gets lucky and lands in a class with a solid educator that also is strict.

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