Optimist Charter

  • Optimist Charter serves 139 students in grades 7-12.
  • 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 11-19% (which is lower than the California state average of 48%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the California state level of 23:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 92% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the California state average of 76%.

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School Overview

  • Optimist Charter's student population of 139 students has grown by 167% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 12 teachers has grown by 9% over five school years.
School TypeCharter School
Grades OfferedGrades 7-12
Total Students139 students
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Total Classroom Teachers12 teachers
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Students by GradeThis chart display the students of Optimist Charter by grade.

School Comparison

  • Optimist Charter's student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has increased from 5:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Optimist Charter is 0.52, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.41. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CA)
Overall School Rank#9138 out of 9,595 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)≤10%
38%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Optimist Charter and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in California by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)11-19%
48%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Optimist Charter and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of California by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio12:123:1
This chart display the student teacher ratio of Optimist Charter and the public school average student teacher ratio of California by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Hispanic
63%
54%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Optimist Charter and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in California by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Black
29%
6%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Optimist Charter and the percentage of Black public school students in California by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
White
8%
24%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Optimist Charter and the percentage of White public school students in California by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Optimist Charter.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in CA.
Diversity Score0.520.41
This chart display the diversity score of Optimist Charter and the public school average diversity score of California by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Graduation Rate11-19%
83%
Eligible for Free Lunch
96%
49%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Optimist Charter and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in California by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameLos Angeles County Office of Education School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

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