Sierra Academy of Expeditionary Learning District


Sierra Academy of Expeditionary Learning is the sole public charter high school in the Sierra Academy of Expeditionary Learning District, serving students in grades 9-12 in Nevada City, California. This standout school ranks in the top quarter of all California high schools and has earned a strong 4-star rating, thanks to its high graduation rates and impressive student performance on state assessments.

Sierra Academy of Expeditionary Learning boasts a 94.4% 4-year graduation rate, well above the state average. Its students also significantly outperform their peers statewide on English Language Arts/Literacy assessments, with 71.11% of students scoring proficient or better compared to the 55.41% state average. However, the school has room for improvement in math, where only 22.73% of students are proficient, below the 27.36% state rate.

With a diverse student population that is 50% economically disadvantaged, Sierra Academy of Expeditionary Learning is effectively supporting a range of learners. While the school's chronic absenteeism rate of 27.3% suggests some challenges, its overall 2.8% dropout rate is impressively low. As a consistently high-performing school, Sierra Academy of Expeditionary Learning stands out as a strong educational option for families in the Sierra Academy of Expeditionary Learning District.

District Detail

 505 Main St.
Nevada City, CA 95959-2218

 (530) 268-2200

SchoolDigger Rank:
309th of 1560 California districts

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Grades served: 9-12
Students: 164

Primary Schools: 0
Middle Schools: 0
High Schools: 1
Alternative Schools: 0

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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the California Department of Education.

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