Larry G. Meeks Academy

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Larry G. Meeks Academy is a public virtual elementary school serving 206 students in grades K-8 in the Natomas Unified School District in Sacramento, California. The school faces significant challenges, with academic performance lagging behind both the district and state averages, high chronic absenteeism, and a high-needs student population.

Academically, Larry G. Meeks Academy struggles, with proficiency rates in English Language Arts ranging from 18.18% to 41.18% and in Mathematics from 3.33% to 45.45%, compared to the district's 34.62%-44.52% and 22.5%-36.35% ranges, respectively. The school also has a high chronic absenteeism rate of 18.5%, much higher than the state average of 14.3% for elementary schools. Additionally, 70.87% of the school's students qualify for free or reduced-price lunch, indicating a high-needs population.

When compared to nearby schools, such as Two Rivers Elementary and Witter Ranch Elementary, both in the Natomas Unified district, Larry G. Meeks Academy generally performs worse academically. However, the school's low student-teacher ratio of 15:1 and relatively strong performance for certain subgroups, such as female and African American students, suggest that the virtual school model may not be serving all students equally well.


Detail:

Public, Virtual K-8

 2775 Millcreek Dr.
       Sacramento, CA  95833-1856


(916) 567-5608

District: Natomas Unified

SchoolDigger Rank:
3565th of 5,868 California Elementary Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  15.0 Help
Number of students:  206

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
32.5%
African American:
28.2%
Asian:
16.5%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  70.9% Help


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Compare Details Larry G. Meeks Academy ranks worse than 60.8% of elementary schools in California. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 34.05. (See more...)
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Compare Details Larry G. Meeks Academy ranks worse than 74.8% of middle schools in California. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 24.09. (See more...)
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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.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Larry G. Meeks Academy:

SchoolDigger ranks Larry G. Meeks Academy 3565th of 5868 California public elementary schools. (See Larry G. Meeks Academy in the ranking list.)

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SchoolDigger ranks Larry G. Meeks Academy 2094th of 2798 California public middle schools. (See Larry G. Meeks Academy 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 Larry G. Meeks Academy

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Rank History for all elementary school students at Larry G. Meeks Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 34.05 3555th 5848 39.2%
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Rank History for elementary school Low Socio Economic Status students at Larry G. Meeks Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 40.68 3002nd 5355 43.9%
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Rank History for elementary school Female students at Larry G. Meeks Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 44.42 2724th 5595 51.3%
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Rank History for elementary school Male students at Larry G. Meeks Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 26.21 4117th 5627 26.8%
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Rank History for elementary school African American students at Larry G. Meeks Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 31.77 439th 657 33.2%
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Data source: test scores: California Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Rank History for Larry G. Meeks Academy

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Rank History for all middle school students at Larry G. Meeks Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 24.09 2088th 2788 25.1%
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Rank History for middle school Low Socio Economic Status students at Larry G. Meeks Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 26.59 1892nd 2535 25.4%
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Rank History for middle school Female students at Larry G. Meeks Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 23.22 1956th 2535 22.8%
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Rank History for middle school Male students at Larry G. Meeks Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 22.03 1992nd 2546 21.8%
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Rank History for middle school African American students at Larry G. Meeks Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 42.11 318th 609 47.8%
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Rank History for middle school Hispanic students at Larry G. Meeks Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 31.33 1583rd 2379 33.5%
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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 Larry G. Meeks Academy

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2022 31 111 79 130 0 14 51 0 416
2023 19 58 34 67 0 2 26 0 206

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 Larry G. Meeks Academy

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2022 416 12.0 34.6 61.8
2023 206 13.6 15.0 70.9

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 Larry G. Meeks Academy

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2022 416 12.0 34.6 61.8
2023 206 13.6 15.0 70.9

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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Students at Larry G. Meeks Academy are 33% Hispanic, 28% African American, 17% Asian, 13% Two or more races, 9% White.

Larry G. Meeks Academy ranks 3565th of 5868 California elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 2 stars out of 5.

In the 2022-23 school year, 206 students attended Larry G. Meeks Academy.


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