Yu Ming Charter serves 387 students in grades Kindergarten-8.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 85-89% (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 90-94% (which is higher than the California state average of 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is lower than the California state level of 23:1.
Minority enrollment is 92% of the student body (majority Asian), which is higher than the California state average of 77% (majority Hispanic and Asian).

Top Rankings

Yu Ming Charter ranks among the top 20% of public schools in California for:

School Overview

Yu Ming Charter's student population of 387 students has grown by 8% over five school years.
The teacher population of 20 teachers has grown by 11% over five school years.
School Type
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-8
Total Students
387 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
20 teachers
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Students by Grade
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School Rankings

The diversity score of Yu Ming Charter is 0.65, 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
This School
State Level (CA)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
(17-18)
85-89%
39%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Yu Ming Charter and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in California by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
(17-18)
90-94%
50%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Yu Ming Charter and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of California by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
19:1
23:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
48%
12%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Yu Ming Charter and the percentage of Asian public school students in California by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Hispanic
5%
54%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Yu Ming Charter and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in California by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Black
5%
5%
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White
8%
23%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Yu Ming Charter and the percentage of White public school students in California by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Hawaiian
n/a
1%
Two or more races
34%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in CA.
Diversity Score
0.65
This chart display the diversity score of Yu Ming Charter and the public school average diversity score of California by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
13%
53%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Yu Ming Charter and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in California by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
7%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Yu Ming Charter and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in California by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

School Reviews

  3.33 out of 5  (3 reviews)
3  
We have been at Yu Ming for 3 years. Head of School Principals and some teachers do not care. The teachers do not have the experience to handle certain early childhood developmental stages. The good teachers have left with the founding parents/students that have graduated. They are good politicians and are definitely having growing pains. They run a tight and cold corporate-like ship and if your kid doesn't fall in line with their rules and mountain of homework/curriculum, your child will fall off the radar. If your child likes to be a follower and not a leader, this school will fit your child just fine. If you're looking for a school with nurturing teachers that actually care about their students as humans, then this school is not for you.
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5  
We have three children attending Yu Ming and have been with the school for the past 7 years. It has been an amazing experience and I feel incredibly fortunate that our children are receiving this high quality education for free. All three have become fluent in speaking, reading and writing Chinese, and with parents who know no Mandarin. They are also strong in math and English, and most importantly, they're very happy and enjoy going to school every day (prior to COVID) with their friends and teachers. We've found the teachers and administrators to be caring and proactive with issues that come up and constantly looking for ways to improve. It's a smaller, growing school so it has characteristics in-line with this: there aren't as many schools sports teams or extracurricular activities as you'd have at a school with more students, parent involvement is critical for certain activities/ programs to exist and can/ do go away when no one steps up, the kids grow up a little more sheltered than if they were at a larger school. Overall, we won the literal and figurative lottery getting into Yu Ming and I'd recommend it to any parents.
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2  
Although there are quite a lot of good teachers, but there are many bad teachers here. For example, one comes to school even though she is coughing badly (And it is even the COVID-19 time to make matters worse) They are very unfair and the classes they teach are bad quality. The principals are also very bad. Their leadership skill is terrible, and they are also very selfish. For example, the principals assigned the Chinese teacher to teach us history, and the Chinese teacher doesn't even follow the history CCSS for California. Also, this school lies a lot. They only care about the performance of the students but they say they care more. The software they use is also very messed up and rigged, there are a lot of loopholes and ways students could cheat. So I think that this school shouldn't get the blue ribbon.
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Quick Stats (2022)

  • School Type: Charter School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-8
  • Students: 387 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 19:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 92%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 85-89%
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 90-94%
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.65 (Top 20% in CA)

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