Big Sur Charter School

  • Big Sur Charter School serves 95 students in grades Kindergarten-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 40-49% (which is higher than the California state average of 38%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 50-59% (which is higher than the California state average of 48%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 24:1 is higher than the California state level of 23:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 36% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the California state average of 76%.

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School Overview

  • Big Sur Charter School's student population of 95 students has grown by 30% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 4 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
School TypeCharter School
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-12
Total Students95 students
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Total Classroom Teachers4 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Big Sur Charter School's student:teacher ratio of 24:1 has increased from 21:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Big Sur Charter School is 0.53, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.41. 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#3114 out of 9,595 schools
(Top 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)40-49%
38%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)50-59%
48%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Big Sur Charter School 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 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio24:123:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
1%
11%
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Hispanic
21%
54%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Big Sur Charter School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in California by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Black
n/a
6%
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White
64%
24%
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Hawaiian
1%
n/a
Two or more races
13%
4%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Big Sur Charter School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in CA.
Diversity Score0.530.41
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Eligible for Free Lunch
27%
49%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
9%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Big Sur Charter School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in California by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameBig Sur Unified School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

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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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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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