Natomas High

Summary:

Natomas High is a public high school in Sacramento, California, serving 1,229 students in grades 9-12. The school is part of the Natomas Unified School District, which has a 2-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Natomas High has a diverse student population, with a majority Hispanic (55.49%) and significant African American (18.8%) and Asian (10.98%) representation. However, the school's academic performance, as measured by standardized test scores, is generally lower than the district and state averages. For example, only 35.38% of 11th-grade students at Natomas High were proficient or better in English Language Arts/Literacy, compared to 47.34% in the district and 55.41% statewide. Similarly, only 4.33% of 11th-grade students at Natomas High were proficient or better in Mathematics, compared to 23.23% in the district and 27.36% statewide. The school's graduation rate has improved, reaching 92.2% in the 2022-2023 school year, but its dropout rate remains higher than the state average at 1.6%.

Natomas High's performance is generally lower than that of nearby charter schools, such as Natomas Pacific Pathways Prep and Leroy Greene Academy, which have significantly higher test scores, graduation rates, and lower chronic absenteeism rates. The high percentage of students from low-socioeconomic backgrounds (63.3% free/reduced lunch recipients) and the relatively high chronic absenteeism rate at Natomas High (30.1%) may be contributing factors to the school's overall academic performance. However, the school's diverse student population, improving graduation rates, and the strong performance of certain subgroups indicate that there are opportunities for Natomas High to enhance its educational outcomes with the right strategies and support.


Detail:

Public 9-12

 3301 Fong Ranch Rd.
       Sacramento, CA  95834-1719


(916) 641-4960

District: Natomas Unified

SchoolDigger Rank:
1584th of 2,346 California High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $9,704 Help


Feeder schools for Natomas High:

Elementary:    American Lakes
    Bannon Creek
    Jefferson
    Two Rivers Elementary

Student/teacher ratio:  21.2 Help
Number of students:  1,229

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
55.5%
African American:
18.8%
Asian:
11.0%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  63.3% Help


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Compare Details Natomas High ranks worse than 67.5% of high schools in California. It also ranks 4th among 5 ranked high schools in the Natomas Unified School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 24.15. (See more...)
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The Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate (ACGR) measures the percentage of Natomas High freshmen who graduate within four years, adjusting for students who transfer in or out.
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The high school dropout rate measures the percentage of students who do not complete their high school education.
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Chronic absenteeism in a high school refers to a situation where students repeatedly miss school, with the threshold often defined as missing 10% or more of school days for any reason, excused or unexcused.
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: Hispanic (55.5%), African American (18.8%), Asian (11%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 63.3% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Natomas High is 21.2. 3 high schools in the Natomas Unified School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Natomas High is $9,704, which is the 2nd highest among 5 high schools in the Natomas Unified School District.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Natomas High:

SchoolDigger ranks Natomas High 1584th of 2346 California public high schools. (See Natomas High in the ranking list.)

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Natomas Unified:

SchoolDigger ranks Natomas Unified 873rd of 1560 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Natomas High

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Rank History for all students at Natomas High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 39.91 704th 1653 57.4%
2005 39.04 824th 1901 56.7%
2006 38.58 876th 1968 55.5%
2007 38.01 926th 2063 55.1%
2008 35.77 1026th 2117 51.5%
2009 30.15 1380th 2238 38.3%
2010 39.02 1036th 2281 54.6%
2011 37.71 1109th 2367 53.1%
2012 35.98 1154th 2354 51.0%
2013 32.86 1242nd 2426 48.8%
2015 26.87 1396th 1994 30.0%
2016 37.35 1229th 2039 39.7%
2017 30.28 1377th 2021 31.9%
2018 34.62 1317th 2017 34.7%
2019 34.09 1357th 2133 36.4%
2021 32.33 864th 1290 33.0%
2022 26.98 1494th 2123 29.6%
2023 24.15 1576th 2335 32.5%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Natomas High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 3.21 408th 422 3.3%
2022 4.08 502nd 515 2.5%
2023 3.42 755th 780 3.2%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Natomas High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 57.57 235th 938 74.9%
2019 28.62 802nd 941 14.8%
2021 25.65 383rd 467 18.0%
2022 37.29 609th 1044 41.7%
2023 31.83 723rd 1315 45.0%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Natomas High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 29.99 981st 1539 36.3%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Natomas High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 39.74 1176th 1862 36.8%
2019 38.99 1182nd 1937 39.0%
2021 32.61 800th 1126 29.0%
2022 29.62 1366th 1943 29.7%
2023 25.78 1517th 2237 32.2%
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Rank History for Female students at Natomas High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 25.03 1325th 1760 24.7%
2019 29.69 1282nd 1833 30.1%
2021 27.18 797th 1054 24.4%
2022 23.92 1415th 1858 23.8%
2023 25.83 1432nd 2106 32.0%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Natomas High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 26.40 779th 1052 26.0%
2019 33.13 687th 1117 38.5%
2021 57.21 155th 555 72.1%
2022 35.19 686th 1161 40.9%
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Rank History for Male students at Natomas High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 40.05 1097th 1834 40.2%
2019 33.39 1217th 1880 35.3%
2021 28.21 822nd 1122 26.7%
2022 26.03 1380th 1916 28.0%
2023 20.80 1580th 2195 28.0%
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Rank History for Asian students at Natomas High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 0.55 577th 581 0.7%
2019 2.39 571st 582 1.9%
2022 1.97 570th 581 1.9%
2023 2.00 709th 727 2.5%
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Rank History for African American students at Natomas High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 34.25 373rd 582 35.9%
2019 51.86 246th 592 58.4%
2022 30.20 361st 522 30.8%
2023 24.57 543rd 713 23.8%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Natomas High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 44.97 1015th 1742 41.7%
2019 37.95 1135th 1814 37.4%
2022 34.91 1207th 1861 35.1%
2023 30.11 1366th 2132 35.9%
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Rank History for White students at Natomas High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 10.05 1038th 1173 11.5%
2019 20.71 996th 1222 18.5%
2022 6.93 1131st 1204 6.1%
2023 34.66 840th 1424 41.0%
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Data source: test scores: California Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Data source: California Department of Education

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Enrollment information for Natomas High

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1995 192 171 80 177 6 n/a n/a 0 626
1996 192 171 80 177 6 n/a n/a 0 626
1997 246 237 133 281 16 n/a n/a 0 913
1998 390 352 176 347 17 n/a n/a 0 1282
1999 351 353 195 414 5 n/a n/a 88 1406
2000 372 381 247 417 8 n/a n/a 23 1448
2001 362 434 256 500 7 n/a n/a 0 1559
2002 369 508 342 536 18 n/a n/a 35 1808
2003 369 508 342 536 18 n/a n/a 35 1808
2004 412 569 406 650 23 n/a n/a 4 2064
2005 287 495 316 553 25 n/a n/a 1 1677
2006 269 436 246 576 21 n/a n/a 4 1552
2007 232 380 174 596 11 n/a n/a 14 1407
2008 210 400 186 651 11 n/a n/a 0 1458
2009 208 404 158 713 16 22 15 0 1536
2010 176 388 151 684 13 29 15 0 1456
2011 139 319 146 629 10 21 33 0 1297
2012 137 269 124 619 4 18 41 0 1212
2013 99 223 120 556 8 23 65 0 1094
2014 84 204 121 556 7 15 90 0 1077
2015 57 189 118 539 5 15 72 0 995
2016 54 200 107 563 4 15 72 0 1015
2017 61 232 119 628 7 17 40 0 1104
2018 81 203 117 565 9 12 48 0 1035
2019 81 163 108 558 4 16 49 0 979
2020 90 185 144 579 7 23 53 0 1081
2021 93 217 136 560 5 29 53 0 1093
2022 83 236 132 662 9 27 51 3 1203
2023 85 231 135 682 8 30 55 3 1229

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Natomas High

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1995 626 28.8 21.7 22.5
1996 626 28.8 21.7 22.5
1997 913 38.8 23.5 18.4
1998 1282 60.2 21.3 18.3
1999 1406 64.1 21.9 22.5
2000 1448 70.9 20.4 24.7
2001 1559 74.8 20.8 20.2
2002 1808 79.6 22.7 20.7
2003 1808 79.6 22.7 20.7
2004 2064 82.6 25.0 18.6
2005 1677 68.6 24.4 31.4
2006 1552 64.2 24.2 34
2007 1407 62.2 22.6 49.7
2008 1458 79.8 18.3 56
2009 1536 69.8 19.3 73
2010 1456 64.0 22.7 69.2
2011 1297 n/a n/a 65.4
2012 1212 50.3 24.0 n/a
2013 1094 52.6 20.7 76.1
2014 1077 48.9 22.0 67.8
2015 995 44.0 22.6 66.9
2016 1015 47.0 21.5 61.3
2017 1104 53.1 20.7 63.9
2018 1035 51.1 20.2 67.7
2019 979 51.5 18.9 76.5
2020 1081 n/a n/a 67.6
2021 1093 52.6 20.7 71.5
2022 1203 56.5 21.2 65.8
2023 1229 57.8 21.2 63.3

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Natomas High

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1995 626 28.8 21.7 22.5
1996 626 28.8 21.7 22.5
1997 913 38.8 23.5 18.4
1998 1282 60.2 21.3 18.3
1999 1406 64.1 21.9 22.5
2000 1448 70.9 20.4 24.7
2001 1559 74.8 20.8 20.2
2002 1808 79.6 22.7 20.7
2003 1808 79.6 22.7 20.7
2004 2064 82.6 25.0 18.6
2005 1677 68.6 24.4 31.4
2006 1552 64.2 24.2 34
2007 1407 62.2 22.6 49.7
2008 1458 79.8 18.3 56
2009 1536 69.8 19.3 73
2010 1456 64.0 22.7 69.2
2011 1297 n/a n/a 65.4
2012 1212 50.3 24.0 n/a
2013 1094 52.6 20.7 76.1
2014 1077 48.9 22.0 67.8
2015 995 44.0 22.6 66.9
2016 1015 47.0 21.5 61.3
2017 1104 53.1 20.7 63.9
2018 1035 51.1 20.2 67.7
2019 979 51.5 18.9 76.5
2020 1081 n/a n/a 67.6
2021 1093 52.6 20.7 71.5
2022 1203 56.5 21.2 65.8
2023 1229 57.8 21.2 63.3

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Natomas High

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $9,704

Data source: California Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Natomas High

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 1357th of 2133 High schoolsRanks 1576th of 2335 High schools
 3.9%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
11th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Natomas High)48.435.4
 13%
   11th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Natomas Unified)5747.3
 9.7%
   11th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)57.355.4
 1.9%
11th Grade Mathematics (Natomas High)9.14.3
 4.7%
   11th Grade Mathematics (Natomas Unified)2723.2
 3.7%
   11th Grade Mathematics (California)32.227.4
 4.9%
12th Grade Science (Natomas High)7.511
 3.5%
   12th Grade Science (Natomas Unified)16.330.6
 14.3%
   12th Grade Science (California)25.626.9
 1.3%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students9791229
 25.5%
African American163231
 41.7%
American Indian48
 100%
Asian108135
 25%
Hispanic558682
 22.2%
Pacific Islander1630
 87.5%
White8185
 4.9%
Two or More Races4955
 12.2%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients76.5%63.3%
 13.2%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Natomas High

Natomas High is fed by the following schools:

Elementary : American Lakes
Elementary : Bannon Creek
Elementary : Jefferson
Elementary : Two Rivers Elementary

In the 2022-23 school year, 1,229 students attended Natomas High.

Students at Natomas High are 55% Hispanic, 19% African American, 11% Asian, 7% White, 4% Two or more races, 2% Pacific Islander.

Natomas High ranks 1584th of 2346 California high schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 2 stars out of 5.


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