Want to compare public schools? The California Department of Education has a new tool to make it easier.
Called the School Quality Snapshot, you just plug in a school name and wait for it to generate a couple-page report that includes all sorts of information, such as academic performance, ethnic make-up, class sizes and more.
It also includes averages for the school district the school's in and for the state. For example, for Concordia Elementary, the report shows that while the school used to have similar class sizes as the rest of Capistrano Unified School District, it now has larger class sizes. And math scores have always exceeded district averages while English now lags.