Verdugo Academy

Tel: (818)248-3816
  • Verdugo Academy serves 98 students in grades Kindergarten-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 35-39% (which is approximately equal to the California state average of 37%) for the 2015-2016 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 55-59% (which is higher than the California state average of 48%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • Verdugo Academy placed in the top 50% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 25:1 is higher than the California state level of 24:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 43% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the California state average of 76%.
  • Verdugo Academy operates within the Glendale Unified School District.
  • Glendale Unified School District's 93% graduation rate is higher than the California state average of 83%.

School Overview

  • Verdugo Academy's student population of 98 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 4 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
School TypeAlternative school
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-12
Total Students98 students
Gender %Verdugo Academy Gender
Total Classroom Teachers4 teachers
Students by GradeVerdugo Academy Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • Verdugo Academy is ranked within the top 50% 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 25:1 has increased from 22:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Verdugo Academy is 0.60, 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 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CA)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)35-39%
37%
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)55-59%
48%
Student : Teacher Ratio25:124:1
Asian
15%
11%
Hispanic
24%
54%
Black
4%
6%
White
57%
24%
All Ethnic GroupsVerdugo Academy All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownCA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.600.41
Graduation Rate60-79%
83%
Verdugo Academy Graduation Rate (2011-2016)
Eligible for Free Lunch
30%
50%
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
9%

    District Comparison

    • The school district of Verdugo Academy is Glendale Unified School District, which is ranked within the top 20% of all 983 school districts in California (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
    • Glendale Unified School District's student population of 26,052 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
    • The district's graduation rate of 93% has increased from 88% over five school years.
    • The revenue/student of $10,850 in this district is less than the state average of $11,049. The district revenue/student has grown by 10% over four school years.
    • The district's spending/student of $10,250 is less than the state average of $11,340. The district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
    School District NameGlendale Unified School District
    Number of Schools
    Managed
    34
    4
    Number of Students Managed26,0521,585
    Glendale Unified School District Students Managed (1988-2016)
    District Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
    51%
    37%
    District Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
    61%
    48%
    District Graduation Rate
    93%
    83%
    District Total Revenue$284 MM$18 MM
    District Spending$268 MM$18 MM
    District Revenue / Student$10,850$11,049
    District Spending / Student$10,250$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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