5300 Jackson Dr.
La Mesa, CA 91942
Rating
5/
10
Bottom 50%
Jcs - Manzanita serves 290 students in grades Kindergarten-12.
Jcs - Manzanita placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 30-34% (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 45-49% (which is lower than the California state average of 51%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is lower than the California state level of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 55% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the California state average of 78% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2022)

  • School Type: Charter School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-12
  • Students: 290 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 55%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in CA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 30-34% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 45-49% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

School Overview

Jcs - Manzanita's student population of 290 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 17 teachers has grown by 30% over five school years.
School Type
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-12
Total Students
290 students
Gender %
This chart display gender of Jcs - Manzanita
Total Classroom Teachers
17 teachers
This chart display the total teachers of Jcs - Manzanita by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Students by Grade
This chart display the students of Jcs - Manzanita by grade.

School Rankings

Jcs - Manzanita 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 Jcs - Manzanita is 0.67, 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
#4977 out of 9659 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
30-34%
40%
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
45-49%
51%
Student : Teacher Ratio
17:1
22:1
American Indian
1%
n/a
Asian
2%
12%
Hispanic
34%
56%
Black
4%
5%
White
45%
22%
Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
14%
5%
All Ethnic Groups
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Jcs - Manzanita.
This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in CA.
Diversity Score
0.67
Eligible for Free Lunch
44%
53%
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
6%
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education
Profile last updated: 02/24/2022

School Reviews

Review Jcs - Manzanita. Reviews should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities
Rate this school:

Nearby Homes for Sale

Recent Articles

Teaching: Using Virtual Reality
Teaching: Using Virtual Reality
Virtual Reality can enhance your lessons safely and efficiently. Virtual reality allows your students to explore worlds they might not otherwise see. We offer some suggestions on how to use VR in your classrooom.
Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps or JROTC
Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps or JROTC
JROTC offers valuable lessons in leadership, character-building and citizenship. Here's a look at the various JROTC programs out there together with a look at the pros and cons of the program.
Teaching: Contract Renewal
July 05, 2022
Teaching: Contract Renewal
Most teaching contracts are year-to-year, or longer if you're eligible. Here are some suggestions for safeguarding your employment.

Quick Stats (2022)

  • School Type: Charter School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-12
  • Students: 290 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 55%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 30-34% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 45-49% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

Quick Links