Idea Center

  • Idea Center serves 156 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is ≤10% (which is lower than the California state average of 38%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 40-49% (which is approximately equal to the California state average of 48%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 is lower than the California state level of 23:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 51% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the California state average of 76%.

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School Overview

  • Idea Center's student population of 156 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 16 teachers has declined by 11% over five school years.
School TypeAlternative school
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students156 students
Gender %This chart display gender of Idea Center
Total Classroom Teachers16 teachers
Students by GradeThis chart display the students of Idea Center by grade.

School Comparison

Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CA)
Overall School Rank#6893 out of 9,595 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)≤10%
38%
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)40-49%
48%
Student : Teacher Ratio10:123:1
Asian
1%
11%
Hispanic
34%
54%
Black
8%
6%
White
49%
24%
Two or more races
8%
4%
All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Idea Center.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in CA.
Diversity Score0.640.64
Graduation Rate80-89%
83%
Eligible for Free Lunch
42%
49%
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
12%
9%
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameGrossmont Union High School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • El Cajon Chaparral High School Alternative School
    Grades: 9-12 | 65 students
    0.0 miles
    1600 N. Cuyamaca St.
    El Cajon, CA 92020
    (619)956-4600
    0.0 9-12 65
  • El Cajon Flying Hills Elementary School
    Grades: K-6 | 571 students
    0.4 miles
    1251 Finch St.
    El Cajon, CA 92020
    (619)588-3132
    0.4 K-6 571
  • La Mesa Merit Academy Special Education School
    Grades: 9-12 | 73 students
    0.5 miles
    1600 N. Cuyamaca St.
    La Mesa, CA 91944
    (619)956-0600
    0.5 9-12 73
  • La Mesa Fletcher Hills Elementary School
    Grades: K-6 | 660 students
    1.5 miles
    2330 Center Pl.
    La Mesa, CA 91941
    (619)668-5820
    1.5 K-6 660
  • El Cajon Magnolia Elementary School
    Grades: K-5 | 510 students
    1.5 miles
    650 Greenfield Dr.
    El Cajon, CA 92021
    (619)588-3080
    1.5 K-5 510

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