Rocketship Discovery Prep

Summary:

Rocketship Discovery Prep is a public charter elementary school serving 437 students in grades K-5 in San Jose, California. The school faces significant challenges, with a predominantly Hispanic (81.69%) and economically disadvantaged (75.97% receive free/reduced lunch) student population, and academic performance that lags behind state and nearby school averages.

Rocketship Discovery Prep's proficiency rates in English Language Arts and Mathematics are around 30-35%, compared to the state averages of 46-47% and 34-45% for nearby schools like Grant Elementary, San Antonio Elementary, and Learning in an Urban Community with High Achievement (L.U.C.H.A.). The school also faces a high chronic absenteeism rate of 46.3%, which may be contributing to its academic struggles.

Interestingly, another Rocketship charter school, Rocketship Los Suenos Academy, which is located just 1.2 miles away and has a similar demographic profile, outperforms Rocketship Discovery Prep academically. This suggests that there may be opportunities for Rocketship Discovery Prep to learn from and implement successful practices from its higher-performing counterpart. Targeted interventions and support for the school's underperforming student subgroups, particularly Hispanic and low socioeconomic status students, could be a key strategy for improving overall academic outcomes.


Detail:

Public, Charter K-5

 370 Wooster St.
       San Jose, CA  95116-1095


(877) 806-0920

District: Rocketship Discovery Prep District

SchoolDigger Rank:
3660th of 5,874 California Elementary Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  28.1 Help
Number of students:  437

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
81.7%
Asian:
12.8%
African American:
2.1%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  76% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Rocketship Discovery Prep ranks worse than 62.3% of elementary schools in California. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 32.92. (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:

Rocketship Discovery Prep:

SchoolDigger ranks Rocketship Discovery Prep 3660th of 5874 California public elementary schools. (See Rocketship Discovery Prep in the ranking list.)

Elementary School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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Hispanic students:


Rocketship Discovery Prep District:

SchoolDigger ranks Rocketship Discovery Prep District 1035th of 1563 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Rocketship Discovery Prep

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Rank History for all students at Rocketship Discovery Prep

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 44.36 2921st 5789 49.5%
2022 28.27 4018th 5883 31.7%
2023 32.92 3660th 5874 37.7%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Rocketship Discovery Prep

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 81.75 293rd 3275 91.1%
2022 46.72 1381st 3311 58.3%
2023 50.09 1194th 3250 63.3%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Rocketship Discovery Prep

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 58.85 1839th 5173 64.5%
2022 34.38 3484th 5264 33.8%
2023 34.93 3494th 5374 35.0%
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Rank History for Female students at Rocketship Discovery Prep

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 36.82 3292nd 5492 40.1%
2022 27.09 4013th 5635 28.8%
2023 31.08 3670th 5617 34.7%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Rocketship Discovery Prep

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 21.51 2264th 2585 12.4%
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Rank History for Male students at Rocketship Discovery Prep

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 51.91 2362nd 5510 57.1%
2022 30.46 3746th 5663 33.9%
2023 34.97 3414th 5650 39.6%
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Rank History for Asian students at Rocketship Discovery Prep

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 35.97 844th 1154 26.9%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Rocketship Discovery Prep

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 46.85 2497th 4963 49.7%
2022 26.41 4001st 5084 21.3%
2023 30.97 3627th 5098 28.9%
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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.

Rocketship Discovery Prep Test Scores
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Data source: California Department of Education

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Enrollment information for Rocketship Discovery Prep

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2019 8 7 70 417 1 0 21 0 524
2020 7 5 67 403 0 0 24 0 506
2021 7 10 81 401 1 0 21 0 521
2022 7 9 71 370 2 0 5 0 464
2023 8 9 56 357 1 2 4 0 437

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 Rocketship Discovery Prep

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2019 524 16.0 32.7 76.9
2020 506 n/a n/a 77.9
2021 521 18.0 28.9 78.1
2022 464 17.5 26.5 70.3
2023 437 15.5 28.1 76

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 Rocketship Discovery Prep

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2019 524 16.0 32.7 76.9
2020 506 n/a n/a 77.9
2021 521 18.0 28.9 78.1
2022 464 17.5 26.5 70.3
2023 437 15.5 28.1 76

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

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YearCompletely ImmunizedMedical ExemptionConditionalPolioHepatitis BVaricellaDTPMMR
202186.1%0.0%2.0%91.1%97.0%87.1%90.1%90.1%
202287.7%0.0%2.5%90.1%96.3%92.6%88.9%91.4%

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Rocketship Discovery Prep

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 2921st of 5789 Elementary schoolsRanks 3660th of 5874 Elementary schools
 11.9%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Rocketship Discovery Prep)32.343.1
 10.8%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.543
 5.6%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Rocketship Discovery Prep)54.237.1
 17%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (California)50.245.1
 5.1%
4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Rocketship Discovery Prep)43.127.7
 15.4%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)49.543.7
 5.7%
4th Grade Mathematics (Rocketship Discovery Prep)60.827.9
 32.9%
   4th Grade Mathematics (California)44.940.8
 4.1%
5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Rocketship Discovery Prep)43.634.1
 9.5%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)51.746.7
 5%
5th Grade Mathematics (Rocketship Discovery Prep)38.226.1
 12.1%
   5th Grade Mathematics (California)3833.4
 4.6%
5th Grade Science (Rocketship Discovery Prep)2013
 7%
   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 Students524437
 16.6%
African American79
 28.6%
American Indian11
Asian7056
 20%
Hispanic417357
 14.4%
Pacific Islander02
White88
Two or More Races214
 81%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients76.9%76%
 0.9%


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Students at Rocketship Discovery Prep are 82% Hispanic, 13% Asian, 2% African American, 2% White.

In the 2022-23 school year, 437 students attended Rocketship Discovery Prep.

Rocketship Discovery Prep ranks 3660th of 5874 California elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 2 stars out of 5.


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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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