Determine the Quality of Schools Servicing Your New Home

By: Allan Heller ~ October 5, 2007

What is the quality of the schools that my children will attend? – is another question continually asked by potential property Buyers.

One way to help determine the quality of the education your children will receive is to review the results of the annual testing required by the State of California Department of Education.

This link to the 2007 CST Results will direct your web browser to an interactive page on the California Department of Education web site. This page has a form which allows you to enter the county, school district and school of interest. After you have entered the appropriate information, click on the “View Report” button to display the complete test results for your selection. If you would like to see a report for the entire state, county, or school district, just leave out the information in the fields following your desired grouping.

The table below has been compiled from the 2007 CST Results to show the average test scores for the school districts and schools that might be of interest to residents considering the purchase of a home in Corona del Mar, Laguna Beach, Newport Beach or Newport Coast. The various districts and schools are listed, in descending order, by the average of their test scores.

CST English – Language Arts
Mean Scale Score Average for all grade levels
Selected Group or School Average Score
Newport Coast Elementary 394.6
Andersen (Roy O.) Elementary 391.0
Mariners Elementary 389.2
Top of the World Elementary 389.1
Harbor View Elementary 389.0
Irvine Unified School Dist. 388.4
Corona del Mar High 387.4
Lincoln (Abraham) Elementary 385.7
Eastbluff Elementary 384.6
Newport Elementary 380.1
El Morro Elementary 378.7
Laguna Unified School Dist. 375.7
Thurston Middle 373.5
Newport Heights Elementary 369.1
Laguna Beach High 367.0
Newport Harbor High 361.5
Newport Mesa Unified School Dist. 355.9
Ensign (Horace) Intermediate 355.1
San Mateo County 354.6
Orange County 351.5
San Francisco County 347.0
San Diego County 346.7
State of California 339.6
Los Angeles County 333.7

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