Ark Independent Studies

  • Ark Independent Studies serves 60 students in grades 9-12.
  • 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.
  • Ark Independent Studies placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2011-12 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is lower than the California state level of 23:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 49% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the California state average of 76%.

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School Overview

  • Ark Independent Studies's student population of 60 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 3 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
School TypeAlternative school
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students60 students
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Total Classroom Teachers3 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Ark Independent Studies is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 9,032 schools in California (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2011-12 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 20:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Ark Independent Studies is 0.57, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CA)
Overall School Rank--
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)<50%
59%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)≥50%
58%
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Student : Teacher Ratio20:123:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
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Asian
1%
11%
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Hispanic
42%
54%
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Black
1%
6%
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White
51%
24%
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Two or more races
4%
4%
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Diversity Score0.570.64
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Graduation Rate60-69%
83%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
41%
49%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
9%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameSanta Cruz City High School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

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