Big Sur Charter serves 103 students in grades Kindergarten-12.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 60-69% (which is higher than the California state average of 39%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 65-69% (which is higher than the California state average of 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 26:1 is higher than the California state level of 23:1.
Minority enrollment is 41% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the California state average of 77% (majority Hispanic).

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School Overview

Big Sur Charter's student population of 103 students has grown by 45% over five school years.
The teacher population of 4 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
School Type
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-12
Total Students
103 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
4 teachers
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Students by Grade
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School Rankings

The diversity score of Big Sur Charter is 0.59, 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 2017-2018 School Year Data
This School
State Level (CA)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
(17-18)
60-69%
39%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Big Sur Charter and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in California by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
(17-18)
65-69%
50%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Big Sur Charter and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of California by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
26:1
23:1
This chart display the student teacher ratio of Big Sur Charter and the public school average student teacher ratio of California by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
American Indian
n/a
1%
This chart display the percentage of American Indian students in Big Sur Charter and percentage of American Indian public school students in California by year, with the latest 2014-15 school year data.
Asian
2%
12%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Big Sur Charter and the percentage of Asian public school students in California by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Hispanic
19%
54%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Big Sur Charter and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in California by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Black
2%
5%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Big Sur Charter and the percentage of Black public school students in California by year, with the latest 2014-15 school year data.
White
59%
23%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Big Sur Charter and the percentage of White public school students in California by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Hawaiian
1%
1%
Two or more races
17%
4%
This chart display the percentage of students of two or more races in Big Sur Charter and the percentage of public school students of two or more races in California by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
All Ethnic Groups
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Big Sur Charter.
This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in CA.
Diversity Score
0.59
This chart display the diversity score of Big Sur Charter and the public school average diversity score of California by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
19%
53%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Big Sur Charter and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in California by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
7%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Big Sur Charter and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in California by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

School Reviews

  3.50 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  
Great school. The parents that have criticized Big Sur Charter School are fraught with drama and lead terribly unhappy lives. My experience has been incredibly positive. Great teachers, support, instruction, and the students all get along and help each other. There is never any bullying which is a rare thing these days.
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2  
This school sounds great on their website, unfortunately, they do not deliver what they promise. They do not support their homeschool families. It is a fine choice if you have a special needs child and need a break a few mornings a week but do not expect your student to learn anything at the Monterey learning center. Children who are academically gifted are not supported here. There are much better charter schools in this area to choose from. There is a reason there is never a wait list at Big Sur Charter School.
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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • School Type: Charter School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-12
  • Students: 103 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 26:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 41%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 60-69%
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 65-69%
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.59 (Top 50% in CA)

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