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Richard Henry Dana Exceptional Needs

Special Education School
24242 La Cresta Dr.
Dana Point, CA 92629
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Opened on July 1, 1975
History of School's Ranking
Blue line is rank against all schools in California; Green line is rank against similar schools only; B = LEA or ASAM School; C = Special Education School
School's 2007 Base API Score is 746
Education Levels K - 6th
Students in 2006 61  (59% male)
Ethnic Breakdown of Students
20% were English learners in 2007
30% socioeconomically disadvantaged
Breakdown of Parent's Highest Education Level

CST / CAPA Scores Average of 2nd - 6th graders scoring at or above the proficiency level

Teachers Info from 2006

School District
Average years of teaching experience 17.7 12.7
Percent of teachers that are first-year or second-year teachers 0% 13.7%
Percent of teachers with full teaching credentials 100% 95.9%
Percent of teachers with emergency credentials 0% 3.5%
Percent of teachers with waivers 11.1% 9.1%
Teachers with emergency credentials do not qualify for full credentials or for an internship, but meet minimum certification requirements.  When schools are unable to find enough credentialed teachers or teachers with emergency permits, then they allow teachers to work under a waiver.

Students Info from 2007

School District
Percent of students in gifted and talented education programs 0% 13%
Percent of students with disabilities 100% 8%