Nova Early College High School

500 W. Santa Ana Blvd.
Santa Ana, CA 92701
Rating
5/
10
Bottom 50%
Nova Early College High School serves 324 students in grades 9-12.
Nova Early College 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 top 30%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 15-19% (which is lower than the California state average of 34%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 60-64% (which is higher than the California state average of 49%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is lower than the California state level of 21:1.
Minority enrollment is 99% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the California state average of 79% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Charter School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 324 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 99%
  • Graduation Rate
    : ≥95% (Top 20% in CA)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 15-19% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 60-64% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Nova Early College High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in California for:

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School Overview

Nova Early College High School's student population of 324 students has declined by 24% over five school years.
The teacher population of 18 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
School Type
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
324 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
18 teachers
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School Rankings

Nova Early College High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 3,649 schools in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Nova Early College High School is 0.12, 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 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (CA)
Overall Testing Rank
#1846 out of 3649 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
15-19%
34%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
60-64%
49%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
18:1
21:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
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Asian
3%
12%
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Hispanic
94%
56%
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Black
n/a
5%
White
1%
21%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.12
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Graduation Rate
≥95%
84%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
76%
51%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
7%
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Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Nova Early College High School's ranking?
Nova Early College High School is ranked #1846 out of 3,649 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in California.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
15-19% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 34% CA state average), while 60-64% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 49% CA state average).
What is the graduation rate of Nova Early College High School?
The graduation rate of Nova Early College High School is 95%, which is higher than the California state average of 84%.
How many students attend Nova Early College High School?
324 students attend Nova Early College High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
94% of Nova Early College High School students are Hispanic, 3% of students are Asian, 1% of students are American Indian, 1% of students are White, and 1% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Nova Early College High School?
Nova Early College High School has a student ration of 18:1, which is lower than the California state average of 21:1.
What grades does Nova Early College High School offer ?
Nova Early College High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12
What school district is Nova Early College High School part of?
Nova Early College High School is part of Nova Academy Early College High School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Charter School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 324 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 99%
  • Graduation Rate
    : ≥95% (Top 20%)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 15-19% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 60-64% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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