Aspire Capitol Heights Academy

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Aspire Capitol Heights Academy is a public charter elementary school serving 170 students in grades K-8 in Sacramento, California. The school is part of the Sacramento City Unified district, which is ranked 1544 out of 1560 districts in the state and has a 0-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Aspire Capitol Heights Academy stands out from nearby schools in several key ways. The school has a significantly higher percentage of African American students (61.18%) compared to surrounding schools, which range from 1.62% to 18.77% African American students. Academically, the school consistently ranks in the bottom 1-2% of California elementary schools, with proficiency rates ranging from 4.55% to 20.83% in English Language Arts and 0% to 8.33% in Math in 2022-2023, well below state averages. The school also has a very high chronic absenteeism rate of 42.6%, much higher than the 11.6% to 34.2% range of nearby schools. Additionally, 88.24% of Aspire Capitol Heights Academy students are eligible for free or reduced-price lunch, indicating a high level of economic disadvantage.

These factors suggest that Aspire Capitol Heights Academy is facing significant challenges in providing a high-quality education to its predominantly minority and economically disadvantaged student population. Addressing issues like racial disparities, chronic absenteeism, and socioeconomic barriers will be crucial for the school to improve its academic outcomes and better serve its community. Compared to nearby schools like Earl Warren Elementary, Hubert H. Bancroft Elementary, and The Language Academy of Sacramento, Aspire Capitol Heights Academy stands out as an outlier in need of significant support and improvement.


Detail:

Public, Charter K-8

 7300 Folsom Blvd.
       Sacramento, CA  95826-2622


(916) 739-8520

District: Aspire Capitol Heights Academy District

SchoolDigger Rank:
5814th of 5,868 California Elementary Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  22.3 Help
Number of students:  170

Racial breakdown:

African American:
61.2%
Hispanic:
24.1%
Two or more races:
12.4%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  88.2% Help


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Compare Details Aspire Capitol Heights Academy ranks worse than 99.1% of elementary schools in California. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 7.28. (See more...)
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Compare Details Aspire Capitol Heights Academy ranks worse than 97.1% of middle schools in California. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 9.16. (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:

Aspire Capitol Heights Academy:

SchoolDigger ranks Aspire Capitol Heights Academy 5814th of 5868 California public elementary schools. (See Aspire Capitol Heights Academy in the ranking list.)

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SchoolDigger ranks Aspire Capitol Heights Academy 2716th of 2798 California public middle schools. (See Aspire Capitol Heights Academy in the ranking list.)

Middle School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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Aspire Capitol Heights Academy District:

SchoolDigger ranks Aspire Capitol Heights Academy District 1544th of 1560 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Aspire Capitol Heights Academy

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Rank History for all elementary school students at Aspire Capitol Heights Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 10.57 5531st 5789 4.5%
2022 7.68 5828th 5883 0.9%
2023 7.28 5794th 5848 0.9%
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Rank History for elementary school Low Socio Economic Status students at Aspire Capitol Heights Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 13.13 4933rd 5173 4.6%
2022 8.60 5215th 5264 0.9%
2023 7.77 5318th 5355 0.7%
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Rank History for elementary school Female students at Aspire Capitol Heights Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 8.15 5394th 5492 1.8%
2022 7.47 5611th 5635 0.4%
2023 9.46 5499th 5595 1.7%
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Rank History for elementary school Male students at Aspire Capitol Heights Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 14.88 5064th 5510 8.1%
2022 8.81 5594th 5663 1.2%
2023 7.20 5598th 5627 0.5%
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Rank History for elementary school African American students at Aspire Capitol Heights Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 34.31 490th 747 34.4%
2022 25.72 530th 663 20.1%
2023 15.88 634th 657 3.5%
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Rank History for elementary school Hispanic students at Aspire Capitol Heights Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 8.06 4901st 4963 1.2%
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Data source: test scores: California Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Rank History for Aspire Capitol Heights Academy

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Rank History for all middle school students at Aspire Capitol Heights Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 9.16 2706th 2788 2.9%
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Rank History for middle school Low Socio Economic Status students at Aspire Capitol Heights Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 11.59 2433rd 2535 4.0%
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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 Aspire Capitol Heights Academy

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2019 1 147 1 53 6 0 26 0 234
2020 2 140 0 54 0 0 36 0 232
2021 3 100 1 54 0 0 28 0 186
2022 2 108 1 49 2 0 45 0 207
2023 1 104 2 41 1 0 21 0 170

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 Aspire Capitol Heights Academy

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2019 234 11.0 21.2 89.3
2020 232 n/a n/a 86.6
2021 186 12.5 14.8 76.9
2022 207 11.5 17.9 77.3
2023 170 7.6 22.3 88.2

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 Aspire Capitol Heights Academy

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2019 234 11.0 21.2 89.3
2020 232 n/a n/a 86.6
2021 186 12.5 14.8 76.9
2022 207 11.5 17.9 77.3
2023 170 7.6 22.3 88.2

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.

Kindergarten Immunization Rates

Aspire Capitol Heights Academy

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YearCompletely ImmunizedMedical ExemptionConditionalDTP
202286.5%0.0%10.8%91.9%

Data source: California Department of Public Health
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Aspire Capitol Heights Academy

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 5531st of 5789 Elementary schoolsRanks 5794th of 5848 Elementary schools
 3.5%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Aspire Capitol Heights Academy)26.120.8
 5.3%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.543
 5.6%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Aspire Capitol Heights Academy)30.48.3
 22.1%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (California)50.245.1
 5.1%
4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Aspire Capitol Heights Academy)2711.5
 15.5%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)49.543.7
 5.7%
4th Grade Mathematics (Aspire Capitol Heights Academy)13.57.7
 5.8%
   4th Grade Mathematics (California)44.940.8
 4.1%
5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Aspire Capitol Heights Academy)18.24.6
 13.6%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)51.746.7
 5%
5th Grade Mathematics (Aspire Capitol Heights Academy)00
   5th Grade Mathematics (California)3833.4
 4.6%
5th Grade Science (Aspire Capitol Heights Academy)00
   5th Grade Science (California)31.731.9
 0.1%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students234170
 27.4%
African American147104
 29.3%
American Indian61
 83.3%
Asian12
 100%
Hispanic5341
 22.6%
Pacific Islander00
White11
Two or More Races2621
 19.2%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients89.3%88.2%
 1.1%


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Students at Aspire Capitol Heights Academy are 61% African American, 24% Hispanic, 12% Two or more races, 1% Asian.

In the 2022-23 school year, 170 students attended Aspire Capitol Heights Academy.

Aspire Capitol Heights Academy ranks in the bottom 0.9% of California elementary schools.


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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the California Department of Education.

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