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Cardiff Elementary (leave a review)
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+1 (760) 632-5892

1888 Montgomery Ave.

Cardiff-by-the-sea, California


About Cardiff Elementary
Kindergarten - 3rd Grade

Cardiff Elementary is one of 2 schools found in the Cardiff Elementary district of California.

A relatively average sized school, it has an enrolment of 376 students from Kindergarten to 3rd Grade and is classified as a regular school.

In recent years, the number of teachers has remained static while the pupil population has remained static in a similar timeframe.

An average teaching salary at Cardiff Elementary is $84,328, which is higher than the California state average of $77,759.

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Cardiff Elementary

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Free lunches


Reduced price lunches


The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides free and reduced price meals for students. In 2016, 30.4 million children received meals through the program.

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Nearby Schools Compared
SchoolNumber of pupilsFunding per pupilPupils per teacherAverage teacher salaryDiversity index
Cardiff Elementary 376$14,40321$84,3280.45
Ada W. Harris Elementary (0.75 miles) 353$13,44721$74,8500.41
San Dieguito High Academy (1.02 miles) 1828$9,38524$92,0750.44
Ocean Knoll Elementary (1.25 miles) 604$10,12525$95,8130.56
Sunset High (Continuation) (1.36 miles) 123$17,69116$104,5990.49
Oak Crest Middle (1.58 miles) 761$11,78022$100,0190.50

Cardiff Elementary

Number of pupils376
Funding per pupil$14,403
Pupils per teacher21
Average teacher salary$84,328
Diversity index0.45

Ada W. Harris Elementary (0.75 miles)

Number of pupils353
Funding per pupil$13,447
Pupils per teacher21
Average teacher salary$74,850
Diversity index0.41

San Dieguito High Academy (1.02 miles)

Number of pupils1828
Funding per pupil$9,385
Pupils per teacher24
Average teacher salary$92,075
Diversity index0.44

Ocean Knoll Elementary (1.25 miles)

Number of pupils604
Funding per pupil$10,125
Pupils per teacher25
Average teacher salary$95,813
Diversity index0.56

Sunset High (Continuation) (1.36 miles)

Number of pupils123
Funding per pupil$17,691
Pupils per teacher16
Average teacher salary$104,599
Diversity index0.49

Oak Crest Middle (1.58 miles)

Number of pupils761
Funding per pupil$11,780
Pupils per teacher22
Average teacher salary$100,019
Diversity index0.50
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Rankings within California
There are 10,465 schools in California. Rankings don't always go up to 10,465 because some schools have missing data.
6923rdlargest school
6293rdhighest number of FTE teachers
2959thlowest pupil-teacher ratio
2480thhighest average teaching salary
9277thhighest proportion of free lunch eligible pupils
8450thhighest proportion of reduced-price lunch eligible pupils
5963rdhighest diversity index
920thhighest funding per pupil
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Minimum Instructional Days and Hours

Kindergarten: 3 hours

1st Grade - 3rd Grade: 3.8 hours

Kindergarten: 180 days

1st Grade - 11th Grade: 180 days

12th Grade: 180 days

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