Heritage Valley Independent Study

Tel: (805)524-6077
  • Heritage Valley Independent Study serves 24 students in grades Kindergarten-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is <50% (which is higher than the California state average of 37%) for the 2015-2016 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is <50% (which is higher than the California state average of 48%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • Heritage Valley Independent Study placed in the top 30% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 24:1 is equal to the California state level of 24:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 71% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the California state average of 76%.
  • Heritage Valley Independent Study operates within the Fillmore Unified School District.
  • Fillmore Unified School District's 86% graduation rate is higher than the California state average of 83%.

School Overview

  • Heritage Valley Independent Study's student population of 24 students has declined by 29% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 1 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
School TypeAlternative school
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-12
Total Students24 students
Total Classroom Teachers1 teachers
Students by GradeHeritage Valley Independent Study Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • Heritage Valley Independent Study is ranked within the top 30% of all 9595 schools in California (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 24:1 has decreased from 34:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Heritage Valley Independent Study is 0.52, 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 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CA)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)<50%
37%
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)<50%
48%
Student : Teacher Ratio24:124:1
American Indian
4%
1%
Hispanic
63%
54%
Black
4%
6%
White
29%
24%
All Ethnic GroupsHeritage Valley Independent Study All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownCA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.520.64
Graduation Rate40-59%
83%
Heritage Valley Independent Study Graduation Rate (2012-2016)
Eligible for Free Lunch
41%
50%
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
29%
9%

    District Comparison

    • The school district of Heritage Valley Independent Study is Fillmore Unified School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 983 school districts in California (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
    • Fillmore Unified School District's student population of 3,757 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
    • The district's graduation rate of 86% has decreased from 90% over five school years.
    • The revenue/student of $9,306 in this district is less than the state average of $11,049. The district revenue/student has declined by 5% over four school years.
    • The district's spending/student of $9,375 is less than the state average of $11,340. The district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
    School District NameFillmore Unified School District
    Number of Schools
    Managed
    8
    4
    Number of Students Managed3,7571,585
    Fillmore Unified School District Students Managed (1988-2016)
    District Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
    15%
    37%
    District Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
    28%
    48%
    District Graduation Rate
    86%
    83%
    District Total Revenue$36 MM$18 MM
    District Spending$36 MM$18 MM
    District Revenue / Student$9,306$11,049
    District Spending / Student$9,375$11,340
    School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
    Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

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