PUC CALS Middle School and Early College High

Summary:

PUC CALS Middle School and Early College High is a public charter school serving 373 students in grades 6-12 in Los Angeles, CA. The school is part of the Los Angeles Unified district and has a predominantly Hispanic student population.

PUC CALS Middle School and Early College High consistently outperforms the state average in English Language Arts/Literacy assessments, with 11th-grade students scoring 75% proficient or better compared to the state average of 55.41%. However, the school's performance in mathematics is more mixed, with 11th-grade students scoring 31.58% proficient or better, which is higher than the state average of 27.36%, but lower in the lower grades. The school also performs well on science assessments, with 11th-grade students scoring 37.74% proficient or better compared to the state average of 31.67%. Compared to nearby schools like Glendale High and Benjamin Franklin Senior High, PUC CALS Middle School and Early College High outperforms them in English Language Arts/Literacy, but its mathematics performance is more mixed, with some nearby schools, such as South Pasadena Senior High, significantly outperforming the school.

Despite its strong academic performance, PUC CALS Middle School and Early College High has a relatively high chronic absenteeism rate of 40.9% in the 2022-2023 school year, which is significantly higher than the state average and some nearby schools. The school's student-teacher ratio of 16.9 in the 2022-2023 school year is lower than the state average and some nearby schools, which may contribute to the school's strong academic performance. Additionally, the school serves a predominantly socioeconomically disadvantaged student population, with 89.81% of students qualifying for free or reduced-price lunch in the 2022-2023 school year, which is higher than nearby schools.


Detail:

Public, Charter 6-12

 7350 N. Figueroa St.
       Los Angeles, CA  90041-2547


(213) 239-0063

District: PUC CALS Middle School and Early College High District

SchoolDigger Rank:
679th of 2,346 California High Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  16.9 Help
Number of students:  373

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
94.6%
White:
2.1%
Asian:
1.6%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  89.8% Help


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Compare Details PUC CALS Middle School and Early College High ranks worse than 51.8% of middle schools in California. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 40.25. (See more...)
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Compare Details PUC CALS Middle School and Early College High ranks better than 71.1% of high schools in California. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 58.52. (See more...)
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The Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate (ACGR) measures the percentage of PUC CALS Middle School and Early College 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.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

PUC CALS Middle School and Early College High:

SchoolDigger ranks PUC CALS Middle School and Early College High 1449th of 2798 California public middle schools. (See PUC CALS Middle School and Early College High in the ranking list.)

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SchoolDigger ranks PUC CALS Middle School and Early College High 679th of 2346 California public high schools. (See PUC CALS Middle School and Early College High in the ranking list.)

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PUC CALS Middle School and Early College High District:

SchoolDigger ranks PUC CALS Middle School and Early College High District 577th of 1560 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for PUC CALS Middle School and Early College High

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Rank History for all middle school students at PUC CALS Middle School and Early College High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 45.53 1283rd 2715 52.7%
2021 26.80 656th 894 26.6%
2022 30.99 1739th 2740 36.5%
2023 40.25 1447th 2788 48.1%
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Rank History for middle school Low Socio Economic Status students at PUC CALS Middle School and Early College High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 59.51 738th 2369 68.8%
2021 35.25 471st 721 34.7%
2022 36.82 1442nd 2458 41.3%
2023 53.64 909th 2535 64.1%
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Rank History for middle school Female students at PUC CALS Middle School and Early College High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 50.09 1062nd 2380 55.4%
2021 29.19 519th 738 29.7%
2022 39.24 1370th 2509 45.4%
2023 34.76 1485th 2535 41.4%
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Rank History for middle school Disabled students at PUC CALS Middle School and Early College High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 56.84 447th 1491 70.0%
2021 23.63 328th 354 7.3%
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Rank History for middle school Male students at PUC CALS Middle School and Early College High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 37.86 1375th 2407 42.9%
2021 24.77 584th 763 23.5%
2022 26.14 1804th 2527 28.6%
2023 47.50 1141st 2546 55.2%
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Rank History for middle school Hispanic students at PUC CALS Middle School and Early College High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 56.08 777th 2213 64.9%
2022 39.21 1313th 2359 44.3%
2023 55.75 823rd 2379 65.4%
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Data source: test scores: California Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Rank History for PUC CALS Middle School and Early College High

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Rank History for all high school students at PUC CALS Middle School and Early College High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 62.31 690th 2133 67.7%
2021 49.22 618th 1290 52.1%
2022 54.70 829th 2123 61.0%
2023 58.52 675th 2335 71.1%
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Rank History for high school English Language Learner students at PUC CALS Middle School and Early College High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 41.34 439th 1315 66.6%
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Rank History for high school Special Education students at PUC CALS Middle School and Early College High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 52.99 423rd 1539 72.5%
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Rank History for high school Low Socio Economic Status students at PUC CALS Middle School and Early College High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 77.25 342nd 1937 82.3%
2021 60.97 386th 1126 65.7%
2022 68.13 476th 1943 75.5%
2023 68.50 440th 2237 80.3%
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Rank History for high school Female students at PUC CALS Middle School and Early College High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 58.79 657th 1833 64.2%
2021 50.40 510th 1054 51.6%
2022 55.99 696th 1858 62.5%
2023 49.47 841st 2106 60.1%
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Rank History for high school Disabled students at PUC CALS Middle School and Early College High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 64.86 237th 1117 78.8%
2022 56.77 308th 1161 73.5%
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Rank History for high school Male students at PUC CALS Middle School and Early College High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 59.19 671st 1880 64.3%
2021 43.97 593rd 1122 47.1%
2022 49.01 844th 1916 55.9%
2023 64.79 531st 2195 75.8%
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Rank History for high school Hispanic students at PUC CALS Middle School and Early College High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 73.03 380th 1814 79.1%
2022 61.54 587th 1861 68.5%
2023 70.02 426th 2132 80.0%
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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.

PUC CALS Middle School and Early College High Test Scores
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Enrollment information for PUC CALS Middle School and Early College High

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2019 8 3 11 474 3 0 12 0 511
2020 6 4 13 489 1 0 14 0 527
2021 4 4 13 431 2 0 12 0 466
2022 5 3 8 382 1 0 8 0 407
2023 8 3 6 353 2 0 1 0 373

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

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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 PUC CALS Middle School and Early College High

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2019 511 28.0 18.2 83.2
2020 527 n/a n/a 91.8
2021 466 25.8 18.0 93.3
2022 407 26.6 15.2 90.7
2023 373 22.0 16.9 89.8

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 PUC CALS Middle School and Early College High

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2019 511 28.0 18.2 83.2
2020 527 n/a n/a 91.8
2021 466 25.8 18.0 93.3
2022 407 26.6 15.2 90.7
2023 373 22.0 16.9 89.8

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 PUC CALS Middle School and Early College High

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 1283rd of 2715 Middle schoolsRanks 1447th of 2788 Middle schools
 4.6%
Ranks 690th of 2133 High schoolsRanks 675th of 2335 High schools
 3.4%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (PUC CALS Middle School and Early College High)35.142.4
 7.3%
   6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.544.2
 4.3%
6th Grade Mathematics (PUC CALS Middle School and Early College High)32.827.3
 5.5%
   6th Grade Mathematics (California)38.533.2
 5.3%
7th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (PUC CALS Middle School and Early College High)52.441.9
 10.6%
   7th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)51.447.4
 3.9%
7th Grade Mathematics (PUC CALS Middle School and Early College High)28.123.3
 4.8%
   7th Grade Mathematics (California)37.933.2
 4.7%
8th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (PUC CALS Middle School and Early College High)47.844.2
 3.6%
   8th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)49.445.7
 3.8%
8th Grade Mathematics (PUC CALS Middle School and Early College High)34.418.2
 16.3%
   8th Grade Mathematics (California)36.629.9
 6.7%
8th Grade Science (PUC CALS Middle School and Early College High)27.818.2
 9.6%
   8th Grade Science (California)30.828.8
 2.1%
11th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (PUC CALS Middle School and Early College High)58.875
 16.2%
   11th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)57.355.4
 1.9%
11th Grade Mathematics (PUC CALS Middle School and Early College High)26.531.6
 5.1%
   11th Grade Mathematics (California)32.227.4
 4.9%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students511373
 27%
African American33
American Indian32
 33.3%
Asian116
 45.5%
Hispanic474353
 25.5%
Pacific Islander00
White88
Two or More Races121
 91.7%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients83.2%89.8%
 6.6%


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PUC CALS Middle School and Early College High ranks 679th of 2346 California high schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.

In the 2022-23 school year, 373 students attended PUC CALS Middle School and Early College High.

Students at PUC CALS Middle School and Early College High are 95% Hispanic, 2% White, 2% Asian.


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