Westside Preparatory Charter

Summary:

Westside Preparatory Charter is a public charter middle school located in Rio Linda, California, serving grades 7-8 with a total enrollment of 392 students. The school is part of the Twin Rivers Unified School District, which is ranked 1148 out of 1560 districts in California and has a 1-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Westside Preparatory Charter consistently outperforms the Twin Rivers Unified School District and the state of California in Smarter Balanced Assessments for English Language Arts/Literacy and Mathematics across all grade levels. In 2022-2023, the school had 46.9% of students proficient or better in ELA/Literacy End of Course, compared to 31.97% for the district and 46.66% for the state. In Mathematics, Westside Preparatory Charter had 36.73% of students proficient or better, compared to 22.27% for the district and 34.62% for the state. The school's African American and Hispanic student subgroups also consistently perform better than their district and state counterparts in these assessments.

Despite serving a high-poverty student population, with 75% of students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch, Westside Preparatory Charter has maintained strong academic performance. The school's English Language Learner and Special Education student subgroups also perform well, ranking in the top 200 and 361 out of 1,500+ middle schools in California, respectively. However, the school has seen a recent increase in chronic absenteeism, from 2.0% in 2018-2019 to 14.1% in 2022-2023, which is still lower than the district's 31.1% and the nearby Foothill Ranch Middle and Rio Tierra Junior High schools.


Detail:

Public, Charter 7-8

 6537 W. Second St.
       Rio Linda, CA  95673-3231


(916) 566-1990

District: Twin Rivers Unified

SchoolDigger Rank:
1002nd of 2,798 California Middle Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  18.9 Help
Number of students:  392

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
46.2%
White:
26.8%
Asian:
10.5%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  75% Help


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Compare Details Westside Preparatory Charter ranks better than 64.2% of middle schools in California. It also ranks first 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 56.41. (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 (46.2%), White (26.8%), Asian (10.5%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 75% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the lowest percentage in the Twin Rivers Unified School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Westside Preparatory Charter is 18.9, which is the 3rd best among 6 middle schools in the Twin Rivers Unified School District. (See more...)
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Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Westside Preparatory Charter:

SchoolDigger ranks Westside Preparatory Charter 1002nd of 2798 California public middle schools. (See Westside Preparatory Charter 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 Westside Preparatory Charter

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Rank History for all students at Westside Preparatory Charter

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2010 85.09 184th 2179 91.6%
2011 80.10 294th 2236 86.9%
2013 74.21 478th 2379 79.9%
2015 65.60 747th 2477 69.8%
2016 74.46 562nd 2497 77.5%
2017 64.53 789th 2508 68.5%
2018 62.70 788th 2480 68.2%
2019 75.25 590th 2715 78.3%
2022 56.33 989th 2740 63.9%
2023 56.41 1001st 2788 64.1%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Westside Preparatory Charter

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 15.61 558th 665 16.1%
2023 54.28 325th 678 52.1%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Westside Preparatory Charter

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 77.23 150th 1442 89.6%
2022 69.97 194th 1540 87.4%
2023 66.46 200th 1523 86.9%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Westside Preparatory Charter

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 63.17 361st 1532 76.4%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Westside Preparatory Charter

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 74.76 384th 2230 82.8%
2019 86.28 194th 2369 91.8%
2022 66.21 594th 2458 75.8%
2023 64.25 645th 2535 74.6%
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Rank History for Female students at Westside Preparatory Charter

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 61.95 744th 2262 67.1%
2019 68.35 665th 2380 72.1%
2022 56.67 893rd 2509 64.4%
2023 58.92 836th 2535 67.0%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Westside Preparatory Charter

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 40.38 692nd 1369 49.5%
2019 53.69 494th 1491 66.9%
2022 62.02 374th 1531 75.6%
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Rank History for Military Connected students at Westside Preparatory Charter

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 30.01 134th 193 30.6%
2023 43.65 106th 197 46.2%
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Rank History for Male students at Westside Preparatory Charter

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 59.98 775th 2273 65.9%
2019 79.03 443rd 2407 81.6%
2022 55.17 931st 2527 63.2%
2023 51.95 1006th 2546 60.5%
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Rank History for Asian students at Westside Preparatory Charter

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 57.29 369th 745 50.5%
2022 33.32 524th 733 28.5%
2023 46.33 450th 717 37.2%
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Rank History for African American students at Westside Preparatory Charter

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 65.07 170th 600 71.7%
2022 71.58 141st 637 77.9%
2023 56.57 223rd 609 63.4%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Westside Preparatory Charter

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 59.82 668th 2072 67.8%
2019 79.12 326th 2213 85.3%
2022 68.21 540th 2359 77.1%
2023 60.50 714th 2379 70.0%
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Rank History for White students at Westside Preparatory Charter

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 59.75 604th 1496 59.6%
2019 68.27 482nd 1602 69.9%
2022 35.39 1011th 1555 35.0%
2023 36.85 966th 1549 37.6%
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Data source: test scores: California Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Enrollment information for Westside Preparatory Charter

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2009 228 27 43 94 3 3 17 0 415
2010 227 28 45 108 3 9 12 0 432
2011 220 29 30 127 4 12 14 0 436
2012 217 27 28 137 2 10 16 0 437
2013 198 33 36 134 2 5 16 0 424
2014 169 38 32 141 2 3 18 0 403
2015 152 28 25 154 2 5 27 0 393
2016 136 21 22 143 1 6 19 0 348
2017 137 22 22 150 4 3 18 0 356
2018 136 23 25 180 2 2 17 0 385
2019 133 18 24 192 6 4 13 0 390
2020 127 37 32 214 3 7 34 0 454
2021 120 43 47 211 2 5 43 0 471
2022 110 37 46 177 3 3 30 0 406
2023 105 31 41 181 3 3 27 1 392

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 Westside Preparatory Charter

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2009 415 14.0 29.6 54.2
2010 432 14.0 30.8 61.8
2011 436 n/a n/a 65.4
2012 437 16.1 27.0 n/a
2013 424 17.1 24.6 64.6
2014 403 17.1 23.4 73
2015 393 16.0 24.5 75.8
2016 348 14.0 24.8 73.6
2017 356 14.0 25.4 73.9
2018 385 15.1 25.4 77.1
2019 390 15.0 25.8 69.2
2020 454 n/a n/a 78
2021 471 19.8 23.7 81.5
2022 406 20.4 19.9 71.9
2023 392 20.6 18.9 75

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 Westside Preparatory Charter

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2009 415 14.0 29.6 54.2
2010 432 14.0 30.8 61.8
2011 436 n/a n/a 65.4
2012 437 16.1 27.0 n/a
2013 424 17.1 24.6 64.6
2014 403 17.1 23.4 73
2015 393 16.0 24.5 75.8
2016 348 14.0 24.8 73.6
2017 356 14.0 25.4 73.9
2018 385 15.1 25.4 77.1
2019 390 15.0 25.8 69.2
2020 454 n/a n/a 78
2021 471 19.8 23.7 81.5
2022 406 20.4 19.9 71.9
2023 392 20.6 18.9 75

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 Westside Preparatory Charter

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 590th of 2715 Middle schoolsRanks 1001st of 2788 Middle schools
 14.2%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
7th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Westside Preparatory Charter)65.140
 25.1%
   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 (Westside Preparatory Charter)53.732
 21.6%
   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 (Westside Preparatory Charter)66.355.4
 10.9%
   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 (Westside Preparatory Charter)54.442.5
 11.8%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Twin Rivers Unified)25.117.7
 7.3%
   8th Grade Mathematics (California)36.629.9
 6.7%
8th Grade Science (Westside Preparatory Charter)29.424.6
 4.8%
   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 Students390392
 0.5%
African American1831
 72.2%
American Indian63
 50%
Asian2441
 70.8%
Hispanic192181
 5.7%
Pacific Islander43
 25%
White133105
 21.1%
Two or More Races1327
 107.7%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients69.2%75%
 5.8%


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Students at Westside Preparatory Charter are 46% Hispanic, 27% White, 10% Asian, 8% African American, 7% Two or more races.

In the 2022-23 school year, 392 students attended Westside Preparatory Charter.

Westside Preparatory Charter ranks 1002nd of 2798 California middle schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 3 stars out of 5.


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