New Designs Charter School-watts serves 346 students in grades 6-12.
New Designs Charter School-watts 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 13% (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 25% (which is lower than the California state average of 51%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 27:1 is higher than the California state level of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 99% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the California state average of 78% (majority Hispanic).

School Overview

New Designs Charter School-watts's student population of 346 students has declined by 13% over five school years.
The teacher population of 13 teachers has grown by 30% over five school years.
School Type
Grades Offered
Grades 6-12
Total Students
346 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
13 teachers
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Students by Grade
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School Rankings

New Designs Charter School-watts 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 New Designs Charter School-watts is 0.52, which is less 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
#8831 out of 9659 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
13%
40%
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
25%
51%
Student : Teacher Ratio
27:1
22:1
This chart display the student teacher ratio of New Designs Charter School-watts and the public school average student teacher ratio of California by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
12%
Hispanic
44%
56%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in New Designs Charter School-watts and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in California by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Black
54%
5%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in New Designs Charter School-watts and the percentage of Black public school students in California by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
White
1%
22%
Hawaiian
1%
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
5%
All Ethnic Groups
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in New Designs Charter School-watts.
This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in CA.
Diversity Score
0.52
This chart display the diversity score of New Designs Charter School-watts and the public school average diversity score of California by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Graduation Rate
70-79%
84%
Eligible for Free Lunch
68%
53%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in New Designs Charter School-watts and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in California by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

School Reviews

1   4/20/2021
Everything that's wrong with the charter school system, in one business. The administration is merely there for profit and have proven to be inept at everything except massaging their institutions academic results and covering up their callous profiteering.
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Quick Stats (2022)

  • School Type: Charter School
  • Grades: 6-12
  • Students: 346 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 27:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 99%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 70-79% (Btm 50% in CA)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 13% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 25% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.52

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