La Cuesta Continuation High School

710 Santa Barbara St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Rating
1/
10
Bottom 50%
La Cuesta Continuation High School serves 80 students in grades 9-12.
La Cuesta Continuation High School 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 ≤10% (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 ≤10% (which is lower than the California state average of 51%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the California state level of 23:1.
Minority enrollment is 94% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the California state average of 77% (majority Hispanic).

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School Overview

La Cuesta Continuation High School's student population of 80 students has declined by 29% over five school years.
The teacher population of 7 teachers has declined by 12% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
80 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
7 teachers
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School Rankings

La Cuesta Continuation High School 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 La Cuesta Continuation High School is 0.22, 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 2017-2018 School Year Data
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State Level (CA)
Overall Testing Rank
#9305 out of 9659 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
≤10%
40%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
≤10%
51%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
23:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
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Asian
n/a
12%
Hispanic
88%
54%
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Black
4%
5%
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White
6%
23%
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Hawaiian
n/a
1%
Two or more races
1%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.22
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Graduation Rate
30-39%
84%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
68%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
7%
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Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • School Type: Alternative school
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 80 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 11:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 94%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 30-39% (Btm 50% in CA)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : ≤10% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : ≤10% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.22 (Btm 50%)

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