Rio Linda Preparatory Academy

Summary:

Rio Linda Preparatory Academy is a public middle school in Rio Linda, California, serving 318 students in grades 7-8. The school is part of the Twin Rivers Unified School District, which has a 1-star rating from SchoolDigger.

While Rio Linda Preparatory Academy has a diverse student population, with higher percentages of Hispanic and White students compared to nearby schools, its academic performance is generally lower than state and district averages. In the 2022-2023 school year, only 28.38% of students were proficient or better in English Language Arts/Literacy, and just 20% were proficient or better in Mathematics. The school also struggles with high chronic absenteeism, reaching 34.5% in the same year, and a high percentage (86.79%) of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch, indicating a high level of economic disadvantage.

When compared to other middle schools in the Twin Rivers Unified School District, such as Foothill Ranch Middle and Norwood Junior High, Rio Linda Preparatory Academy generally performs worse academically. The school's performance has also been declining over the past several years, as evidenced by its decreasing statewide ranking and consistent 1-star rating from SchoolDigger. Addressing the school's challenges, which may be linked to the high rates of poverty and chronic absenteeism, will likely require a comprehensive approach.


Detail:

Public 7-8

 1101 G St.
       Rio Linda, CA  95673-4327


(916) 566-2720

District: Twin Rivers Unified

SchoolDigger Rank:
1918th of 2,798 California Middle Schools


Students who attend Rio Linda Preparatory Academy usually attend:

High:    Rio Linda High

Feeder schools for Rio Linda Preparatory Academy:

Elementary:    Dry Creek Elementary

Student/teacher ratio:  18.5 Help
Number of students:  318

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
40.3%
White:
34.3%
Asian:
11.9%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  86.8% Help


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Compare Details Rio Linda Preparatory Academy ranks worse than 68.5% of middle schools in California. It also ranks 3rd among 6 ranked middle schools in the Twin Rivers Unified School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 27.72. (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.
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: Hispanic (40.3%), White (34.3%), Asian (11.9%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 86.8% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Rio Linda Preparatory Academy is 18.5, which is the 2nd best among 6 middle schools in the Twin Rivers Unified School District. (See more...)
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Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Rio Linda Preparatory Academy:

SchoolDigger ranks Rio Linda Preparatory Academy 1918th of 2798 California public middle schools. (See Rio Linda Preparatory Academy in the ranking list.)

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Twin Rivers Unified:

SchoolDigger ranks Twin Rivers Unified 1148th of 1560 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Rio Linda Preparatory Academy

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Rank History for all students at Rio Linda Preparatory Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2010 32.45 1503rd 2179 31.0%
2011 26.65 1733rd 2236 22.5%
2012 27.53 1721st 2259 23.8%
2013 16.11 2101st 2379 11.7%
2015 17.71 2090th 2477 15.6%
2016 19.64 2043rd 2497 18.2%
2017 16.20 2176th 2508 13.2%
2018 21.62 1936th 2480 21.9%
2019 25.73 1973rd 2715 27.3%
2022 24.79 2003rd 2740 26.9%
2023 27.72 1914th 2788 31.3%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Rio Linda Preparatory Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 6.98 521st 554 6.0%
2023 15.12 575th 678 15.2%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Rio Linda Preparatory Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 43.11 552nd 1364 59.5%
2019 24.39 1393rd 1442 3.4%
2022 35.17 964th 1540 37.4%
2023 38.09 838th 1523 45.0%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Rio Linda Preparatory Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 39.90 770th 1532 49.7%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Rio Linda Preparatory Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 27.77 1662nd 2230 25.5%
2019 30.61 1665th 2369 29.7%
2022 29.84 1705th 2458 30.6%
2023 32.76 1641st 2535 35.3%
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Rank History for Female students at Rio Linda Preparatory Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 23.33 1729th 2262 23.6%
2019 31.28 1582nd 2380 33.5%
2022 20.56 2052nd 2509 18.2%
2023 25.00 1884th 2535 25.7%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Rio Linda Preparatory Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 38.93 721st 1369 47.3%
2019 35.16 857th 1491 42.5%
2022 44.95 654th 1531 57.3%
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Rank History for Military Connected students at Rio Linda Preparatory Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 22.48 149th 193 22.8%
2023 32.29 129th 197 34.5%
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Rank History for Male students at Rio Linda Preparatory Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 20.24 1862nd 2273 18.1%
2019 21.05 1943rd 2407 19.3%
2022 29.08 1693rd 2527 33.0%
2023 29.82 1665th 2546 34.6%
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Rank History for Asian students at Rio Linda Preparatory Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 2.71 675th 700 3.6%
2019 3.85 712th 745 4.4%
2022 15.75 624th 733 14.9%
2023 6.20 663rd 717 7.5%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Rio Linda Preparatory Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 25.59 1603rd 2072 22.6%
2019 34.03 1424th 2213 35.7%
2022 17.10 2127th 2359 9.8%
2023 29.81 1649th 2379 30.7%
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Rank History for White students at Rio Linda Preparatory Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 9.30 1398th 1496 6.6%
2019 10.72 1457th 1602 9.1%
2022 20.37 1273rd 1555 18.1%
2023 16.13 1314th 1549 15.2%
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Data source: test scores: California Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Enrollment information for Rio Linda Preparatory Academy

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2009 284 60 53 122 1 3 27 0 550
2010 286 42 61 140 3 3 8 0 543
2011 309 26 70 163 1 7 17 0 593
2012 211 20 38 152 8 8 18 0 455
2013 188 19 35 141 6 7 9 0 405
2014 173 21 46 156 5 5 14 0 420
2015 176 19 51 156 4 2 15 0 423
2016 193 27 50 166 5 6 24 0 471
2017 206 28 48 192 5 5 33 0 517
2018 187 24 51 184 8 6 30 0 490
2019 170 26 49 199 6 9 30 0 489
2020 154 20 52 206 6 4 33 0 475
2021 125 15 44 187 3 4 26 0 404
2022 103 12 33 159 4 4 28 0 343
2023 109 8 38 128 4 2 29 0 318

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 Rio Linda Preparatory Academy

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2009 550 27.0 17.2 69.5
2010 543 27.0 20.1 77.9
2011 593 n/a n/a 79.9
2012 455 20.0 22.7 n/a
2013 405 19.6 20.5 76.5
2014 420 19.7 21.2 88.8
2015 423 22.0 19.2 85.6
2016 471 20.0 23.5 80.7
2017 517 21.0 24.6 82.2
2018 490 23.0 21.2 86.9
2019 489 22.7 21.5 82
2020 475 n/a n/a 86.5
2021 404 21.2 19.0 87.4
2022 343 17.8 19.2 78.7
2023 318 17.1 18.5 86.8

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 Rio Linda Preparatory Academy

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2009 550 27.0 17.2 69.5
2010 543 27.0 20.1 77.9
2011 593 n/a n/a 79.9
2012 455 20.0 22.7 n/a
2013 405 19.6 20.5 76.5
2014 420 19.7 21.2 88.8
2015 423 22.0 19.2 85.6
2016 471 20.0 23.5 80.7
2017 517 21.0 24.6 82.2
2018 490 23.0 21.2 86.9
2019 489 22.7 21.5 82
2020 475 n/a n/a 86.5
2021 404 21.2 19.0 87.4
2022 343 17.8 19.2 78.7
2023 318 17.1 18.5 86.8

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.
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Rio Linda Preparatory Academy

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 1973rd of 2715 Middle schoolsRanks 1914th of 2788 Middle schools
 4%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
7th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Rio Linda Preparatory Academy)29.530.6
 1.1%
   7th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Twin Rivers Unified)35.531.2
 4.3%
   7th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)51.447.4
 3.9%
7th Grade Mathematics (Rio Linda Preparatory Academy)19.621.8
 2.1%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Twin Rivers Unified)23.918.4
 5.4%
   7th Grade Mathematics (California)37.933.2
 4.7%
8th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Rio Linda Preparatory Academy)36.426.3
 10.1%
   8th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Twin Rivers Unified)35.532.1
 3.4%
   8th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)49.445.7
 3.8%
8th Grade Mathematics (Rio Linda Preparatory Academy)20.520
 0.5%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Twin Rivers Unified)25.117.7
 7.3%
   8th Grade Mathematics (California)36.629.9
 6.7%
8th Grade Science (Rio Linda Preparatory Academy)19.216.6
 2.7%
   8th Grade Science (Twin Rivers Unified)18.415.1
 3.3%
   8th Grade Science (California)30.828.8
 2.1%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students489318
 35%
African American268
 69.2%
American Indian64
 33.3%
Asian4938
 22.4%
Hispanic199128
 35.7%
Pacific Islander92
 77.8%
White170109
 35.9%
Two or More Races3029
 3.3%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients82%86.8%
 4.8%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Rio Linda Preparatory Academy

Students at Rio Linda Preparatory Academy are 40% Hispanic, 34% White, 12% Asian, 9% Two or more races, 3% African American, 1% American Indian.

In the 2022-23 school year, 318 students attended Rio Linda Preparatory Academy.

Students who attend Rio Linda Preparatory Academy usually go on to attend Rio Linda High

Rio Linda Preparatory Academy ranks 1918th of 2798 California middle schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 2 stars out of 5.


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