Elise P. Buckingham Charter Magnet High School
Elise P. Buckingham Charter Magnet High School serves 502 students in grades 9-12.
Elise P. Buckingham Charter Magnet High School placed in the top 20% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 10%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 45-49% (which is higher than the California state average of 40%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 75-79% (which is higher than the California state average of 51%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is lower than the California state level of 23:1.
Minority enrollment is 48% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the California state average of 77% (majority Hispanic).
Elise P. Buckingham Charter Magnet High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in California for:
Reading/Language Arts Proficiency
Elise P. Buckingham Charter Magnet High School's student population of 502 students has grown by 10% over five school years.
The teacher population of 28 teachers has grown by 40% over five school years.
Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
Elise P. Buckingham Charter Magnet High School is ranked within the top 20% 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 Elise P. Buckingham Charter Magnet High School is 0.67, which is more 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
State Level (CA)
Overall Testing Rank
#1864 out of 9659 schools
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
Student : Teacher Ratio
Two or more races
All Ethnic Groups
Eligible for Free Lunch
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
School Statewide Testing
School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education
I recently place my two children at this school back in 2018. I had heard great things about Buckingham from a close friend of mine who told me that they provided the best education. I decided to listen to her and sent my kids here. Terrible. Mistake. I remember my kids begging me to not let them go, but I reassured them that it would be fine and that they were going to have a great high school experience. After the first month, I noticed my kids acting different. They would ask ways to come home tired and seemingly sad. My daughter started to become pale and looked like she hadn't eaten in weeks. They came to me and told me that the large amount of work they were getting was causing them to be stressed. I looked past this. Kids will be kids. After a short time, I started to realize what they meant. The pressure these kids were going through was terrible. They wouldn't sleep, come down to for dinner, or have anytime to hang out with their friends due to the homework. My kids also mentioned that the school felt seemingly unsafe. The campus was extremely small, but I thought that would be a good thing. Apparently the teachers here don't give them the time of day!! They couldn't care less! The students here are also unhinged I guess you could say. Most of them vaping and sneaking alcohol in classes according to my son. The last straw, however, was when I noticed my daughter getting a bit more anxious. The environment wasn't good for her mental state whatsoever. She said she felt alone and scared 24/7. I had had it. I didn't even let my kids finish their second semester. I pulled them out right away. I do it recommend this school to anyone.
What's there to say? This school is bogus. They really need to drop the act of our education is so great and prepares you for college. The only thing they prepare us is for a typical office job. Yeh no THX. Much rather go to Vanden or Rod.
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