ISANA Cardinal Academy

Summary:

ISANA Cardinal Academy is a public charter elementary school serving grades K-8 in Sun Valley, California, with a student population of 298. The school is part of the ISANA Palmati Academy District, which is ranked 1204 out of 1560 districts in California and has a 1-star rating.

ISANA Cardinal Academy has a significantly higher percentage of Hispanic students (94.3%) compared to the nearby Los Angeles Unified public schools, which have 0% Hispanic students. However, the school's academic performance, as measured by standardized test scores, is generally lower than the state and nearby school averages. For example, in 2022-2023, the school's proficiency rates in English Language Arts and Mathematics were below the California state averages across most grade levels. Additionally, ISANA Cardinal Academy has a high chronic absenteeism rate of 18.0%, which is significantly higher than the state average, and a very high percentage of students (83.22%) receiving free or reduced-price lunch, indicating a high level of economic disadvantage among the student population.

Over the years, ISANA Cardinal Academy's academic performance, as measured by its statewide school ranking, has declined, dropping from a ranking of 2336 out of 5789 California elementary schools in 2018-2019 to 4125 out of 5848 in 2022-2023. The nearby Los Angeles Unified public schools generally have higher academic performance and lower chronic absenteeism rates compared to ISANA Cardinal Academy, though they also serve a higher percentage of economically disadvantaged students. The high percentage of economically disadvantaged students and the high chronic absenteeism rate at ISANA Cardinal Academy may be contributing factors to the school's relatively lower academic performance.


Detail:

Public, Charter K-8

 7330 Bakman Ave.
       Sun Valley, CA  91352-4914


(818) 759-5633

District: ISANA Cardinal Academy District

SchoolDigger Rank:
4142nd of 5,874 California Elementary Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  25.9 Help
Number of students:  298

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
94.3%
Two or more races:
2.7%
White:
1.0%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  83.2% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details ISANA Cardinal Academy ranks worse than 70.5% of elementary schools in California. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 27.36. (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:

ISANA Cardinal Academy:

SchoolDigger ranks ISANA Cardinal Academy 4142nd of 5874 California public elementary schools. (See ISANA Cardinal Academy in the ranking list.)

Elementary School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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ISANA Cardinal Academy District:

SchoolDigger ranks ISANA Cardinal Academy District 1205th of 1563 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for ISANA Cardinal Academy

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Rank History for all students at ISANA Cardinal Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 54.78 2336th 5789 59.6%
2022 32.16 3688th 5883 37.3%
2023 27.36 4142nd 5874 29.5%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at ISANA Cardinal Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 64.95 677th 3275 79.3%
2022 41.66 1698th 3311 48.7%
2023 48.20 1283rd 3250 60.5%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at ISANA Cardinal Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 67.19 1336th 5173 74.2%
2022 47.81 2410th 5264 54.2%
2023 39.49 3103rd 5374 42.3%
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Rank History for Female students at ISANA Cardinal Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 57.41 2090th 5492 61.9%
2022 26.75 4046th 5635 28.2%
2023 25.77 4159th 5617 26.0%
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Rank History for Male students at ISANA Cardinal Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 51.65 2382nd 5510 56.8%
2022 38.00 3135th 5663 44.6%
2023 31.10 3677th 5650 34.9%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at ISANA Cardinal Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 72.02 1065th 4963 78.5%
2022 47.41 2373rd 5084 53.3%
2023 38.99 2991st 5098 41.3%
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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.

ISANA Cardinal Academy Test Scores
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Data source: California Department of Education

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Enrollment information for ISANA Cardinal Academy

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2019 8 2 2 352 0 0 11 0 375
2020 7 1 2 283 0 0 57 0 350
2021 5 3 2 302 0 0 18 0 330
2022 3 2 2 272 0 0 10 0 289
2023 3 3 3 281 0 0 8 0 298

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 ISANA Cardinal Academy

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2019 375 14.0 26.7 90.4
2020 350 n/a n/a 90
2021 330 12.0 27.5 92.7
2022 289 13.0 22.2 50.9
2023 298 11.5 25.9 83.2

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 ISANA Cardinal Academy

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2019 375 14.0 26.7 90.4
2020 350 n/a n/a 90
2021 330 12.0 27.5 92.7
2022 289 13.0 22.2 50.9
2023 298 11.5 25.9 83.2

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

ISANA Cardinal Academy

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YearCompletely ImmunizedMedical ExemptionConditionalPolioHepatitis BVaricellaDTPMMR
202265.1%0.0%0.0%90.7%93.0%83.7%83.7%88.4%

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

Impact of COVID-19 on ISANA Cardinal 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 2336th of 5789 Elementary schoolsRanks 4142nd of 5874 Elementary schools
 30.2%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (ISANA Cardinal Academy)44.236.2
 8.1%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.543
 5.6%
3rd Grade Mathematics (ISANA Cardinal Academy)47.244.7
 2.5%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (California)50.245.1
 5.1%
4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (ISANA Cardinal Academy)39.633.3
 6.3%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)49.543.7
 5.7%
4th Grade Mathematics (ISANA Cardinal Academy)52.822.2
 30.6%
   4th Grade Mathematics (California)44.940.8
 4.1%
5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (ISANA Cardinal Academy)67.226.4
 40.8%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)51.746.7
 5%
5th Grade Mathematics (ISANA Cardinal Academy)46.911.3
 35.6%
   5th Grade Mathematics (California)3833.4
 4.6%
5th Grade Science (ISANA Cardinal Academy)26.611.3
 15.2%
   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 Students375298
 20.5%
African American23
 50%
American Indian00
Asian23
 50%
Hispanic352281
 20.2%
Pacific Islander00
White83
 62.5%
Two or More Races118
 27.3%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients90.4%83.2%
 7.2%


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Frequently Asked Questions about ISANA Cardinal Academy

Students at ISANA Cardinal Academy are 94% Hispanic, 3% Two or more races, 1% White, 1% African American, 1% Asian.

ISANA Cardinal Academy ranks 4142nd of 5874 California elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 1 star out of 5.

In the 2022-23 school year, 298 students attended ISANA Cardinal Academy.


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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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