Samueli Academy

  • Samueli Academy serves 376 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 45-49% (which is higher than the California state average of 37%) for the 2015-2016 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 80-84% (which is higher than the California state average of 48%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • Samueli Academy placed in the top 20% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 5%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is lower than the California state level of 24:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 89% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the California state average of 76%.
  • Samueli Academy operates within the Orange County Department Of Education School District.
  • Orange County Department Of Education School District's 30% graduation rate is lower than the California state average of 83%.

Top Placements

Samueli Academy places among the top 20% of public schools in California for:

  • Category Attribute
  • Overall Rank Highest overall rank (Top 20%)
  • Reading Language/Arts Proficiency Highest reading language/arts proficiency (Top 5%)
  • Student Attention Lowest teacher:student ratio (Top 20%)

School Overview

  • Samueli Academy's student population of 376 students has grown by 198% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 20 teachers has grown by 185% over five school years.
School TypeCharter School
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students376 students
Total Classroom Teachers20 teachers
Students by GradeSamueli Academy Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • Samueli Academy is ranked within the top 20% of all 9595 schools in California (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 19:1 has increased from 18:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Samueli Academy is 0.28, which is less 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 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CA)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)45-49%
37%
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)80-84%
48%
Student : Teacher Ratio19:124:1
Asian
3%
11%
Hispanic
84%
54%
White
11%
24%
Two or more races
2%
4%
All Ethnic GroupsSamueli Academy All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownCA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.280.41
Eligible for Free Lunch
53%
50%
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
18%
9%

    District Comparison

    • The school district of Samueli Academy is Orange County Department Of Education School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 983 school districts in California (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
    • Orange County Department Of Education School District's student population of 5,021 students has decreased by 30% over five school years.
    • The district's graduation rate of 30% has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
    • The revenue/student of $37,694 is higher than the state average of $11,049. The district revenue/student has declined by 6% over four school years.
    • The district's spending/student of $39,389 is higher than the state average of $11,340. The district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
    School District NameOrange County Department Of Education School District
    Number of Schools
    Managed
    8
    4
    Number of Students Managed5,0211,585
    Orange County Department Of Education School District Students Managed (1988-2016)
    District Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
    15%
    37%
    District Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
    21%
    48%
    District Graduation Rate
    30%
    83%
    District Total Revenue$271 MM$18 MM
    District Spending$283 MM$18 MM
    District Revenue / Student$37,694$11,049
    District Spending / Student$39,389$11,340
    School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
    Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

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