4260 54th St.
San Diego, CA 92115
Rating
3/
10
Bottom 50%
City Heights Preparatory Charter serves 133 students in grades 6-12.
City Heights Preparatory Charter 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 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 15-19% (which is lower than the California state average of 40%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 35-39% (which is lower than the California state average of 51%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is lower than the California state level of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 84% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is higher than the California state average of 78% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • School Type: Charter School
  • Grades: 6-12
  • Enrollment: 133 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 19:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 84%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in CA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 15-19% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 35-39% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

School Overview

City Heights Preparatory Charter's student population of 133 students has grown by 11% over five school years.
The teacher population of 7 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
School Type
Grades Offered
Grades 6-12
Total Students
133 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
7 teachers
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School Rankings

City Heights Preparatory Charter is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 9,659 schools in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of City Heights Preparatory Charter is 0.71, 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 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (CA)
Overall Testing Rank
#7567 out of 9659 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
15-19%
40%
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
35-39%
51%
Student : Teacher Ratio
19:1
22:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
11%
12%
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Hispanic
35%
56%
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Black
37%
5%
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White
16%
22%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.71
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Eligible for Free Lunch
96%
53%
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Source: 2020-2021 (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?

15-19% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 40% CA state average), while 35-39% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 51% CA state average).

How many students attend City Heights Preparatory Charter?

133 students attend City Heights Preparatory Charter.

What is the ethnic breakdown of the student body?

37% of City Heights Preparatory Charter students are Black, 35% of students are Hispanic, 16% of students are White, 11% of students are Asian, and 1% of students are Two or more races.

What is the student:teacher ratio of City Heights Preparatory Charter?

City Heights Preparatory Charter has a student ration of 19:1, which is lower than the California state average of 22:1.

What grades does City Heights Preparatory Charter offer ?

City Heights Preparatory Charter offers enrollment in grades 6-12

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • School Type: Charter School
  • Grades: 6-12
  • Enrollment: 133 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 19:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 84%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 15-19% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 35-39% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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