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Dana


Overview

Student Enrollment
821
Best Middle School in California
#204
 Rating 8 out of 10
Grades 5th grade to 6th grade
School District San Diego Unified
Type Public
 Phone (619)225-3897
 Location 1775 Chatsworth Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92106
Charter School No

Dana has an academic rating well above the average for California middle schools based on its high test performance. It is ranked 204th in the best public middle schools in California.

Demographics

Race

The Dana student body is mainly White with a significant Hispanic population and has high racial diversity.

Race Percent Students
White52.5%431
Black4.5%37
Hispanic33.3%273
Asian Pacific2.2%18
Native American Indian0.1%1
Hawaiian Pacific Inlander0%0
Two or more races7.4%61

Family Income

vs. other California middle schools
Upper 22.2%

27.4% percent of the school's students are eligible for free lunch under the National School Lunch Program compared to the California middle school median of 55.5%. By this measure, Dana students are largely upper income and rank 303rd in California for middle school student family income.

Enrollment by Grade

Grade Students
5th Grade414
6th Grade407
Total821

Academics

State Standardized Test Performance

8 out of 10

Rank: 204th in California

Students at Dana scored an average 59% of students proficient for math and reading as tested by the California Department of Education. Performance is well above the state middle school median of 33% proficiency and places the school's test performance in the top 15.7% of California middle schools.

Test Proficiency By Gender

Gender Math Proficient Reading Proficient
Girls54%70%
Boys53%61%

State Test Proficiency by Subgroup

Subgroup Math Proficient Reading Proficient
American Indiansuppressed*suppressed*
Asian & Pacific Islander60% to 79%*60% to 79%*
Black20% to 29%*50% to 59%*
Hispanic30% to 34%*45% to 49%*
Multiracial50% to 59%*70% to 79%*
White66%76%
With Disabilites30% to 39%*20% to 29%*
Limited English10% to 14%*10% or less*

*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.

Learning Environment

Absenteeism Rate

School State
Overall Chronic Absenteeism Rate8%10%
Female Chronic Absenteeism Rate11%
Male Chronic Absenteeism Rate6%

Safety and Discipline

Police Referral Rate

Group Percent Referrals
All Students0%0
Boys0%0
Girls0%0
California Median0%

Police Arrest Rate

Group Percent Arrests
All Students0%0
Boys0%0
Girls0%0

Expulsion Rate

Group Percent Expulsions
All Students0%0
Boys0%0
Girls0%0
California Median0%

In-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students0%0
Boys0%0
Girls0%0
California Median0.8%

Out-of-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students1.3%11
Boys2.4%11
Girls0%0

Location

Dana
1775 Chatsworth Blvd.
San Diego, CA
92106
(619)225-3897

9 out of 10 1

District

San Diego Unified
San Diego, CA