1402 Monterey Hwy.
San Jose, CA 95110
Rating
2/
10
Bottom 50%
Downtown College Preparatory serves 549 students in grades 9-12.
Downtown College Preparatory 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 6-9% (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 24:1 is higher than the California state level of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 98% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the California state average of 78% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • School Type: Charter School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 549 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 24:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 98%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 85-89% (Top 50% in CA)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 6-9% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 35-39% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

School Overview

Downtown College Preparatory's student population of 549 students has grown by 12% over five school years.
The teacher population of 23 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
School Type
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
549 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
23 teachers
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School Rankings

Downtown College Preparatory 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 Downtown College Preparatory is 0.12, which is less 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
#8173 out of 9659 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
6-9%
40%
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
35-39%
51%
Student : Teacher Ratio
24:1
22:1
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American Indian
2%
n/a
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Asian
1%
12%
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Hispanic
94%
56%
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Black
1%
5%
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White
2%
22%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.12
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Graduation Rate
85-89%
84%
Eligible for Free Lunch
67%
53%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Downtown College Preparatory and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in California by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
10%
6%
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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?

6-9% 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).

What is the graduation rate of Downtown College Preparatory?

The graduation rate of Downtown College Preparatory is 85-89%, which is higher than the California state average of 84%.

How many students attend Downtown College Preparatory?

549 students attend Downtown College Preparatory.

What is the ethnic breakdown of the student body?

94% of Downtown College Preparatory students are Hispanic, 2% of students are American Indian, 2% of students are White, 1% of students are Asian, and 1% of students are Black.

What is the student:teacher ratio of Downtown College Preparatory?

Downtown College Preparatory has a student ration of 24:1, which is higher than the California state average of 22:1.

What grades does Downtown College Preparatory offer ?

Downtown College Preparatory offers enrollment in grades 9-12

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • School Type: Charter School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 549 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 24:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 98%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 85-89% (Top 50%)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 6-9% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 35-39% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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