Natomas Pacific Pathways Prep

Summary:

Natomas Pacific Pathways Prep is a high-performing public charter high school in Sacramento, California, serving 621 students in grades 9-12. This school stands out for its exceptional academic achievements, consistently ranking among the top high schools in the state.

Natomas Pacific Pathways Prep has maintained a 5-star rating from SchoolDigger for most of the past decade, with students consistently outperforming their peers in the Natomas Unified School District and the state of California on standardized tests. The school's 4-year graduation rate is an impressive 99.3%, and it has a 0% dropout rate, significantly better than nearby schools like Natomas High, Inderkum High, and Discovery High.

While Natomas Pacific Pathways Prep has a higher percentage of Asian students compared to the surrounding schools, it has also demonstrated strong academic performance for other racial subgroups, particularly Hispanic and low-socioeconomic status students. This suggests that the school's success may be attributed to factors such as effective teaching practices, strong leadership, a rigorous curriculum, and a supportive school culture that fosters student engagement and achievement. As a standout high school in the region, Natomas Pacific Pathways Prep sets a high bar for educational excellence and provides a model for other schools to emulate.


Detail:

Public, Charter 9-12

 3700 Del Paso Rd.
       Sacramento, CA  95834-9606


(916) 567-5740

District: Natomas Unified

SchoolDigger Rank:
201st of 2,346 California High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $8,266 Help


Student/teacher ratio:  18.2 Help
Number of students:  621

Racial breakdown:

Asian:
46.4%
Hispanic:
26.4%
White:
13.8%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  35.9% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Natomas Pacific Pathways Prep ranks better than 91.4% of high schools in California. It also ranks first 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 88.71. (See more...)
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The Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate (ACGR) measures the percentage of Natomas Pacific Pathways Prep 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 Student population at Natomas Pacific Pathways Prep is diverse. Racial makeup is: Asian (46.4%), Hispanic (26.4%), White (13.8%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 35.9% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the lowest percentage in the Natomas Unified School District. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Natomas Pacific Pathways Prep is 18.2, which is the 2nd best among 5 high schools in the Natomas Unified School District. (See more...)
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Compare Natomas Pacific Pathways Prep employs 34 full-time teachers.
Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Natomas Pacific Pathways Prep is $8,266. 2 high schools in the Natomas Unified School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Natomas Pacific Pathways Prep:

SchoolDigger ranks Natomas Pacific Pathways Prep 201st of 2346 California public high schools. (See Natomas Pacific Pathways Prep 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 Pacific Pathways Prep

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Rank History for all students at Natomas Pacific Pathways Prep

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2007 53.05 584th 2063 71.7%
2008 43.32 836th 2117 60.5%
2009 37.24 1111th 2238 50.4%
2010 38.61 1044th 2281 54.2%
2011 46.63 876th 2367 63.0%
2012 53.46 702nd 2354 70.2%
2013 52.96 710th 2426 70.7%
2015 75.28 449th 1994 77.5%
2016 87.43 243rd 2039 88.1%
2017 91.67 159th 2021 92.1%
2018 95.40 78th 2017 96.1%
2019 91.85 150th 2133 93.0%
2021 92.56 93rd 1290 92.8%
2022 90.19 204th 2123 90.4%
2023 88.71 200th 2335 91.4%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Natomas Pacific Pathways Prep

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 78.39 77th 422 81.8%
2022 75.35 108th 515 79.0%
2023 71.82 167th 780 78.6%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Natomas Pacific Pathways Prep

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 95.01 43rd 938 95.4%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Natomas Pacific Pathways Prep

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 96.92 47th 1862 97.5%
2019 92.16 103rd 1937 94.7%
2021 96.35 34th 1126 97.0%
2022 95.89 70th 1943 96.4%
2023 94.47 95th 2237 95.8%
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Rank History for Female students at Natomas Pacific Pathways Prep

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 93.61 87th 1760 95.1%
2019 90.46 152nd 1833 91.7%
2021 92.55 71st 1054 93.3%
2022 86.42 225th 1858 87.9%
2023 86.52 200th 2106 90.5%
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Rank History for Male students at Natomas Pacific Pathways Prep

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 95.35 83rd 1834 95.5%
2019 91.10 143rd 1880 92.4%
2021 90.51 109th 1122 90.3%
2022 90.15 177th 1916 90.8%
2023 87.78 198th 2195 91.0%
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Rank History for Asian students at Natomas Pacific Pathways Prep

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 53.80 315th 581 45.8%
2019 42.99 378th 582 35.1%
2022 50.67 316th 581 45.6%
2023 41.40 453rd 727 37.7%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Natomas Pacific Pathways Prep

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 98.14 29th 1742 98.3%
2019 93.10 80th 1814 95.6%
2022 93.30 94th 1861 94.9%
2023 93.92 77th 2132 96.4%
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Rank History for White students at Natomas Pacific Pathways Prep

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 93.66 33rd 1173 97.2%
2019 88.74 91st 1222 92.6%
2022 82.62 164th 1204 86.4%
2023 75.85 223rd 1424 84.3%
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Data source: test scores: California Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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Enrollment information for Natomas Pacific Pathways Prep

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2007 15 27 13 13 2 n/a n/a 1 71
2008 23 53 47 34 2 n/a n/a 0 159
2009 44 69 54 49 1 4 0 0 221
2010 60 85 90 65 2 8 5 0 315
2011 89 86 119 89 2 8 10 0 403
2012 119 83 131 114 2 8 22 0 479
2013 108 82 167 122 1 6 21 0 507
2014 132 84 169 127 0 5 25 0 542
2015 132 77 208 140 2 6 20 0 585
2016 128 55 237 144 1 8 24 0 597
2017 116 53 239 144 2 11 26 0 591
2018 100 46 257 171 2 15 28 0 619
2019 98 35 274 167 1 15 29 0 619
2020 104 30 270 162 1 17 37 0 621
2021 102 25 292 164 0 18 37 0 638
2022 100 23 299 159 1 15 35 0 632
2023 86 22 288 164 3 14 44 0 621

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

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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 Pacific Pathways Prep

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2007 71 6.0 11.8 37.1
2008 159 10.0 15.9 36.5
2009 221 11.6 17.0 47.5
2010 315 15.0 21.0 38.4
2011 403 n/a n/a 39.2
2012 479 19.3 24.7 n/a
2013 507 22.8 22.1 43.2
2014 542 25.3 21.3 33
2015 585 26.0 22.5 43.4
2016 597 31.0 19.2 40.4
2017 591 31.5 18.7 38.6
2018 619 32.7 18.9 43.5
2019 619 32.9 18.7 48
2020 621 n/a n/a 40.4
2021 638 33.0 19.3 36.5
2022 632 30.9 20.3 40
2023 621 34.0 18.2 35.9

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 Pacific Pathways Prep

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2007 71 6.0 11.8 37.1
2008 159 10.0 15.9 36.5
2009 221 11.6 17.0 47.5
2010 315 15.0 21.0 38.4
2011 403 n/a n/a 39.2
2012 479 19.3 24.7 n/a
2013 507 22.8 22.1 43.2
2014 542 25.3 21.3 33
2015 585 26.0 22.5 43.4
2016 597 31.0 19.2 40.4
2017 591 31.5 18.7 38.6
2018 619 32.7 18.9 43.5
2019 619 32.9 18.7 48
2020 621 n/a n/a 40.4
2021 638 33.0 19.3 36.5
2022 632 30.9 20.3 40
2023 621 34.0 18.2 35.9

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 Pacific Pathways Prep

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $8,266

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Natomas Pacific Pathways Prep

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 150th of 2133 High schoolsRanks 200th of 2335 High schools
 1.5%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
11th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Natomas Pacific Pathways Prep)82.377.3
 5%
   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 Pacific Pathways Prep)52.446
 6.4%
   11th Grade Mathematics (Natomas Unified)2723.2
 3.7%
   11th Grade Mathematics (California)32.227.4
 4.9%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students619621
 0.3%
African American3522
 37.1%
American Indian13
 200%
Asian274288
 5.1%
Hispanic167164
 1.8%
Pacific Islander1514
 6.7%
White9886
 12.2%
Two or More Races2944
 51.7%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients48%35.9%
 12.1%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Natomas Pacific Pathways Prep

In the 2022-23 school year, 621 students attended Natomas Pacific Pathways Prep.

Students at Natomas Pacific Pathways Prep are 46% Asian, 26% Hispanic, 14% White, 7% Two or more races, 4% African American, 2% Pacific Islander.

Yes. Natomas Pacific Pathways Prep ranks in the top 8.6% of California high schools.


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