Ark Independent Studies

Ark Independent Studies serves 86 students in grades 6-12.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is <50% (which is lower than the California state average of 59%) for the 2011-12 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is ≥50% (which is lower than the California state average of 58%) for the 2011-12 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 29:1 is higher than the California state level of 21:1.
Minority enrollment is 59% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the California state average of 79% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Alternative school
  • Grades: 6-12
  • Enrollment: 86 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 29:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 59%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 70-79% (Btm 50% in CA)
  • Math Proficiency
    : <50%
  • Reading Proficiency
    : ≥50%
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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School Overview

Ark Independent Studies's student population of 86 students has grown by 48% over five school years.
The teacher population of 3 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-12
Total Students
86 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
3 teachers
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School Rankings

The diversity score of Ark Independent Studies is 0.64, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.63. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
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State Level (CA)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
(11-12)
<50%
59%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
(11-12)
≥50%
58%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
29:1
21:1
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American Indian
2%
1%
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Asian
1%
12%
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Hispanic
44%
56%
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Black
5%
5%
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White
41%
21%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
7%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.64
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Graduation Rate
70-79%
84%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
36%
51%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
7%
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Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
<50% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 59% CA state average), while ≥50% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 58% CA state average).
What is the graduation rate of Ark Independent Studies?
The graduation rate of Ark Independent Studies is 70-79%, which is lower than the California state average of 84%.
How many students attend Ark Independent Studies?
86 students attend Ark Independent Studies.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
44% of Ark Independent Studies students are Hispanic, 41% of students are White, 7% of students are Two or more races, 5% of students are Black, 2% of students are American Indian, and 1% of students are Asian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Ark Independent Studies?
Ark Independent Studies has a student ration of 29:1, which is higher than the California state average of 21:1.
What grades does Ark Independent Studies offer ?
Ark Independent Studies offers enrollment in grades 6-12
What school district is Ark Independent Studies part of?
Ark Independent Studies is part of Santa Cruz City High School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Alternative school
  • Grades: 6-12
  • Enrollment: 86 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 29:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 59%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 70-79% (Btm 50%)
  • Math Proficiency
    : <50%
  • Reading Proficiency
    : ≥50%
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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