Citrus High

Summary:

Citrus High is a public high school in Porterville, California, serving 156 students in grades 9-12. The school is part of the Porterville Unified School District, which is ranked 900 out of 1,560 districts in the state and has a 2-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Citrus High stands out for its significantly higher Hispanic student population (78.85%) compared to nearby schools, which range from 72.55% to 94.96% Hispanic students. However, the school consistently performs poorly on standardized tests, with only 5.56% of 11th-grade students proficient or better in English Language Arts/Literacy and 0% proficient or better in Mathematics. Citrus High also has a low four-year graduation rate, ranging from 37.8% to 64.4%, and a high dropout rate, ranging from 15.1% to 57.4% - much worse than the surrounding schools, such as Harmony Magnet Academy, Strathmore High, Porterville High, and Porterville Military Academy, which have graduation rates above 90% and dropout rates below 10%.

Citrus High's performance is particularly concerning for specific student subgroups, such as female students, male students, Hispanic students, and low socioeconomic status students, who all rank in the bottom 10-20% of California high schools in their respective categories. The school's high chronic absenteeism rate, ranging from 69.5% to 96.0%, is also significantly higher than the surrounding schools, which have rates ranging from 8.3% to 24.0%. While Citrus High's current performance is concerning, the data suggests that with targeted interventions and support programs to address the specific needs of its student population, the school could potentially improve its academic outcomes and overall performance.


Detail:

Public 9-12

 261 East Mulberry Ave.
       Porterville, CA  93257-4822


(559) 782-7130

District: Porterville Unified

SchoolDigger Rank:
2065th of 2,348 California High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $8,923 Help


Student/teacher ratio:  15.3 Help
Number of students:  156

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
78.8%
White:
16.0%
American Indian:
1.3%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  95.5% Help


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Compare Details Citrus High ranks worse than 87.9% of high schools in California. It also ranks last among 6 ranked high schools in the Porterville Unified School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 9.93. (See more...)
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The Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate (ACGR) measures the percentage of Citrus 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 (78.8%), White (16%), American Indian (1.3%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 95.5% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Citrus High is 15.3, which is the 3rd best among 6 high schools in the Porterville Unified School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Citrus High is $8,923, which is the 3rd highest among 6 high schools in the Porterville Unified School District.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Citrus High:

SchoolDigger ranks Citrus High 2065th of 2348 California public high schools. (See Citrus High in the ranking list.)

High School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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Porterville Unified:

SchoolDigger ranks Porterville Unified 901st of 1563 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Citrus High

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Rank History for all students at Citrus High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 14.14 1507th 1653 8.8%
2005 21.96 1321st 1901 30.5%
2006 16.94 1567th 1968 20.4%
2007 14.08 1757th 2063 14.8%
2008 14.88 1756th 2117 17.1%
2009 27.74 1497th 2238 33.1%
2010 15.24 1817th 2281 20.3%
2011 13.49 1925th 2367 18.7%
2012 10.32 2003rd 2354 14.9%
2013 12.39 2006th 2426 17.3%
2015 7.51 1981st 1994 0.7%
2016 7.48 2023rd 2039 0.8%
2017 8.61 1981st 2021 2.0%
2018 8.90 1993rd 2017 1.2%
2019 10.54 2015th 2133 5.5%
2021 7.07 1262nd 1290 2.2%
2022 9.98 2057th 2123 3.1%
2023 9.93 2065th 2348 12.1%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Citrus High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 30.44 753rd 941 20.0%
2022 27.38 930th 1044 10.9%
2023 44.78 354th 1323 73.2%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Citrus High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 9.20 1839th 1862 1.2%
2019 11.13 1799th 1937 7.1%
2021 7.06 1097th 1126 2.6%
2022 10.00 1893rd 1943 2.6%
2023 10.83 1945th 2247 13.4%
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Rank History for Female students at Citrus High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 7.07 1715th 1760 2.6%
2019 9.11 1724th 1833 5.9%
2022 9.23 1782nd 1858 4.1%
2023 8.55 1982nd 2118 6.4%
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Rank History for Male students at Citrus High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 8.86 1815th 1834 1.0%
2019 10.16 1777th 1880 5.5%
2021 6.26 1109th 1122 1.2%
2022 9.48 1875th 1916 2.1%
2023 10.10 1943rd 2207 12.0%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Citrus High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 8.59 1724th 1742 1.0%
2019 11.41 1655th 1814 8.8%
2022 9.12 1824th 1861 2.0%
2023 11.03 1851st 2142 13.6%
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Rank History for White students at Citrus High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 2.14 1414th 1434 1.4%
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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 Citrus High

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1999 84 2 9 140 19 n/a n/a 0 254
2000 62 4 6 134 12 n/a n/a 1 219
2001 64 4 5 136 15 n/a n/a 0 224
2002 68 6 5 134 16 n/a n/a 1 230
2003 68 6 5 134 16 n/a n/a 1 230
2004 54 2 2 138 7 n/a n/a 8 211
2005 61 2 5 140 14 n/a n/a 0 222
2006 69 1 7 183 13 n/a n/a 10 283
2007 71 2 7 202 12 n/a n/a 13 307
2008 59 2 8 213 11 n/a n/a 0 293
2009 51 0 5 168 7 0 13 0 244
2010 43 1 5 145 11 0 2 0 207
2011 28 1 5 157 9 0 3 0 203
2012 36 0 2 134 11 0 8 0 191
2013 21 0 1 144 6 0 8 0 180
2014 26 0 2 151 9 0 2 0 190
2015 25 0 4 125 8 0 3 0 165
2016 22 0 1 132 12 1 0 0 168
2017 26 1 1 108 11 1 0 0 148
2018 23 0 3 117 5 1 0 0 149
2019 25 0 2 121 11 1 5 0 165
2020 17 0 1 166 14 2 2 0 202
2021 19 3 1 165 8 0 5 0 201
2022 15 1 1 133 3 0 2 0 155
2023 25 1 1 123 2 2 2 0 156

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 Citrus High

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1999 254 9.4 27.0 24.8
2000 219 10.6 20.7 64.7
2001 224 10.4 21.5 53.6
2002 230 11.2 20.5 41.9
2003 230 11.2 20.5 41.9
2004 211 9.8 21.5 55.7
2005 222 9.8 22.7 36.5
2006 283 13.2 21.4 30
2007 307 13.6 22.6 40.1
2008 293 13.8 21.2 59.7
2009 244 10.0 20.3 97.5
2010 207 10.3 20.0 93.7
2011 203 n/a n/a 98.5
2012 191 9.6 19.8 n/a
2013 180 8.7 20.6 86.1
2014 190 7.7 24.6 92.1
2015 165 9.0 18.3 83
2016 168 9.0 18.6 76.2
2017 148 9.0 16.4 82.4
2018 149 9.0 16.5 86.6
2019 165 9.0 18.3 81.8
2020 202 n/a n/a 96.5
2021 201 10.8 18.6 92.5
2022 155 10.1 15.3 95.5
2023 156 10.1 15.3 95.5

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 Citrus High

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1999 254 9.4 27.0 24.8
2000 219 10.6 20.7 64.7
2001 224 10.4 21.5 53.6
2002 230 11.2 20.5 41.9
2003 230 11.2 20.5 41.9
2004 211 9.8 21.5 55.7
2005 222 9.8 22.7 36.5
2006 283 13.2 21.4 30
2007 307 13.6 22.6 40.1
2008 293 13.8 21.2 59.7
2009 244 10.0 20.3 97.5
2010 207 10.3 20.0 93.7
2011 203 n/a n/a 98.5
2012 191 9.6 19.8 n/a
2013 180 8.7 20.6 86.1
2014 190 7.7 24.6 92.1
2015 165 9.0 18.3 83
2016 168 9.0 18.6 76.2
2017 148 9.0 16.4 82.4
2018 149 9.0 16.5 86.6
2019 165 9.0 18.3 81.8
2020 202 n/a n/a 96.5
2021 201 10.8 18.6 92.5
2022 155 10.1 15.3 95.5
2023 156 10.1 15.3 95.5

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.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Citrus High

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $8,923

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Citrus 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 2015th of 2133 High schoolsRanks 2065th of 2348 High schools
 6.5%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
11th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Citrus High)4.85.6
 0.8%
   11th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Porterville Unified)56.852
 4.7%
   11th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)57.355.4
 1.9%
11th Grade Mathematics (Citrus High)00
   11th Grade Mathematics (Porterville Unified)23.419.8
 3.6%
   11th Grade Mathematics (California)32.227.4
 4.9%
12th Grade Science (Citrus High)03.2
 3.2%
   12th Grade Science (Porterville Unified)17.221.6
 4.4%
   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 Students165156
 5.5%
African American01
American Indian112
 81.8%
Asian21
 50%
Hispanic121123
 1.7%
Pacific Islander12
 100%
White2525
Two or More Races52
 60%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients81.8%95.5%
 13.7%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Citrus High

Citrus High ranks in the bottom 12.1% of California high schools.

In the 2022-23 school year, 156 students attended Citrus High.

Students at Citrus High are 79% Hispanic, 16% White, 1% American Indian, 1% Pacific Islander, 1% Two or more races.


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