2021 N. Grand Ave.
Santa Ana, CA 92705
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
1/
10
Bottom 50%
Sierra Preparatory Academy serves 601 students in grades 6-8.
Sierra Preparatory Academy 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 9% (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 19% (which is lower than the California state average of 51%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is lower than the California state level of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 99% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the California state average of 78% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 601 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 20:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 99%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in CA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 9% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 19% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

School Overview

Sierra Preparatory Academy's student population of 601 students has declined by 34% over five school years.
The teacher population of 30 teachers has declined by 30% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
Total Students
601 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
30 teachers
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School Rankings

Sierra Preparatory Academy 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 Sierra Preparatory Academy is 0.04, 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
#9269 out of 9659 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
9%
40%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
19%
51%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
20:1
22:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
1%
12%
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Hispanic
98%
56%
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Black
n/a
5%
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White
1%
22%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.04
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Eligible for Free Lunch
88%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
6%
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Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?

9% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 40% CA state average), while 19% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 51% CA state average).

How many students attend Sierra Preparatory Academy?

601 students attend Sierra Preparatory Academy.

What is the ethnic breakdown of the student body?

98% of Sierra Preparatory Academy students are Hispanic, 1% of students are Asian, and 1% of students are White.

What is the student:teacher ratio of Sierra Preparatory Academy?

Sierra Preparatory Academy has a student ration of 20:1, which is lower than the California state average of 22:1.

What grades does Sierra Preparatory Academy offer ?

Sierra Preparatory Academy offers enrollment in grades 6-8

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June 01, 2023 (Thursday)

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 601 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 20:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 99%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 9% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 19% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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