Orange County School of the Arts serves 2,096 students in grades 7-12.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 78% (which is higher than the California state average of 39%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 89% (which is higher than the California state average of 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 30:1 is higher than the California state level of 23:1.
Minority enrollment is 56% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the California state average of 77% (majority Hispanic).

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School Overview

Orange County School of the Arts's student population of 2,096 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 71 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 7-12
Total Students
2,096 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
71 teachers
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School Rankings

The diversity score of Orange County School of the Arts is 0.70, which is more 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)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
(17-18)
78%
39%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
(17-18)
89%
50%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
30:1
23:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
21%
12%
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Hispanic
24%
54%
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Black
1%
5%
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White
44%
23%
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Hawaiian
n/a
1%
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Two or more races
10%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.70
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Graduation Rate
(17-18)
96%
84%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
11%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (08-09)
2%
10%
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Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
11 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Ballet Folklórico, Classical and Contemporary Dance, Commercial Dance, Creative Writing, Film and Television, Instrumental Music (divided into Classical Instrumental, Piano, and Jazz), Integrated Arts, Music and Theater (divided into Musical Theater, Drama, and Voice), Opera, Production and Design, Visual Arts
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

School Notes

  • The award-winning Orange County School of the Arts (OCSA) provides a creative, challenging, and nurturing environment that offers bright and talented students unparalleled preparation for higher education and a profession in the arts. Founded in 1987 by visionary educator Dr. Ralph Opacic, OCSA has grown from a small after-school arts program into one of the premier arts schools in the nation. This innovative public charter school embraces and encourages artistic creativity and academic excellence, and produces lifelong learners who matriculate to top tier colleges, universities, and conservatory programs. Orange County School of the Arts serves a diverse student body and is accessible to all students, regardless of their socioeconomic standing. The school is tuition free and donation dependent, and no student is offered or denied enrollment based on financial capacity. OCSA is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC
Profile last updated: 04/18/2022

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • School Type: Alternative school / Charter School
  • Grades: 7-12
  • Students: 2,096 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 30:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 56%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 96%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 78%
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 89%
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.70 (Top 10% in CA)

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