986 Bostwick Ln.
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Rating
9/
10
Top 20%
Tierra Pacifica Charter serves 155 students in grades Kindergarten-8.
Tierra Pacifica Charter placed in the top 20% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 55-59% (which is higher 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 26:1 is higher than the California state level of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 41% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the California state average of 78% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2023)

  • School Type: Charter School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 155 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 26:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 41%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20% in CA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 55-59% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 60-64% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Tierra Pacifica Charter ranks among the top 20% of public schools in California for:

School Overview

Tierra Pacifica Charter's student population of 155 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 6 teachers has declined by 14% over five school years.
School Type
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-8
Total Students
155 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
6 teachers
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School Rankings

Tierra Pacifica Charter is ranked within the top 20% 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 Tierra Pacifica Charter is 0.57, 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
#468 out of 3649 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
55-59%
34%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
60-64%
49%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
26:1
22:1
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American Indian
1%
n/a
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Asian
6%
12%
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Hispanic
28%
56%
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Black
2%
5%
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White
59%
22%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
4%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.57
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Eligible for Free Lunch
21%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (15-16)
1%
9%
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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 is Tierra Pacifica Charter's ranking?

Tierra Pacifica Charter ranks among the top 20% of public schools in California for: Highest overall rank (Top 20%), Highest math proficiency (Top 20%) and Largest student body (number of students) (Top 20%).

What schools are Tierra Pacifica Charter often compared to?

Tierra Pacifica Charteris often viewed alongside schools like Ocean Alternative Education Center by visitors of our site.

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

55-59% 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).

How many students attend Tierra Pacifica Charter?

155 students attend Tierra Pacifica Charter.

What is the racial composition of the student body?

59% of Tierra Pacifica Charter students are White, 28% of students are Hispanic, 6% of students are Asian, 4% of students are Two or more races, 2% of students are Black, and 1% of students are American Indian.

What is the student:teacher ratio of Tierra Pacifica Charter?

Tierra Pacifica Charter has a student ration of 26:1, which is higher than the California state average of 22:1.

What grades does Tierra Pacifica Charter offer ?

Tierra Pacifica Charter offers enrollment in grades Kindergarten-8

What school district is Tierra Pacifica Charter part of?

Tierra Pacifica Charter is part of Live Oak Elementary School District.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • School Type: Charter School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 155 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 26:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 41%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 55-59% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 60-64% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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