Sierra Academy of Expeditionary Learning

Summary:

Sierra Academy of Expeditionary Learning is a public charter high school serving 164 students in grades 9-12 in Nevada City, California. The school is part of the Nevada Joint Union High district, which is ranked 309 out of 1,560 districts in the state and has a 4-star rating.

Sierra Academy excels in English Language Arts, with 71.11% of 11th graders and end-of-course students scoring proficient or better, compared to the state average of 55.41% and 46.66%, respectively. However, the school lags behind in mathematics, with only 22.73% of 11th graders and end-of-course students reaching proficiency, lower than the state averages of 27.36% and 34.62%. In science, Sierra Academy's proficiency rates are slightly above the state average for 11th and 12th graders. The school boasts a high 4-year graduation rate of 94.4% and a low dropout rate of 2.8%, both significantly better than state averages.

While Sierra Academy's student population is predominantly white, similar to nearby high schools like Foresthill High and Bear River High, it stands out in comparison to the more diverse John Muir Charter school. However, Sierra Academy faces challenges with a relatively high chronic absenteeism rate of 27.3%, higher than nearby schools. Additionally, the school's performance, while strong in some areas, lags behind the highly ranked William & Marian Ghidotti High.


Detail:

Public, Charter 9-12

 505 Main St.
       Nevada City, CA  95959-2218


(530) 268-2200

District: Sierra Academy of Expeditionary Learning District

SchoolDigger Rank:
571st of 2,348 California High Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  11.6 Help
Number of students:  164

Racial breakdown:

White:
67.1%
Hispanic:
13.4%
Two or more races:
13.4%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  50% Help


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Compare Details Sierra Academy of Expeditionary Learning ranks better than 75.7% of high schools in California. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 64.34. (See more...)
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The Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate (ACGR) measures the percentage of Sierra Academy of Expeditionary Learning 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:

Sierra Academy of Expeditionary Learning:

SchoolDigger ranks Sierra Academy of Expeditionary Learning 571st of 2348 California public high schools. (See Sierra Academy of Expeditionary Learning in the ranking list.)

High School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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Sierra Academy of Expeditionary Learning District:

SchoolDigger ranks Sierra Academy of Expeditionary Learning District 311th of 1563 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Sierra Academy of Expeditionary Learning

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Rank History for all students at Sierra Academy of Expeditionary Learning

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 75.81 441st 2133 79.3%
2022 68.72 556th 2123 73.8%
2023 64.34 571st 2348 75.7%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Sierra Academy of Expeditionary Learning

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 86.95 177th 1937 90.9%
2022 66.76 506th 1943 74.0%
2023 62.35 580th 2247 74.2%
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Rank History for Female students at Sierra Academy of Expeditionary Learning

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 56.02 695th 1858 62.6%
2023 51.40 794th 2118 62.5%
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Rank History for Male students at Sierra Academy of Expeditionary Learning

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 71.82 467th 1880 75.2%
2022 74.91 410th 1916 78.6%
2023 73.55 411th 2207 81.4%
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Rank History for White students at Sierra Academy of Expeditionary Learning

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 67.71 368th 1222 69.9%
2022 54.63 533rd 1204 55.7%
2023 48.53 620th 1434 56.8%
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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 Sierra Academy of Expeditionary Learning

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2019 129 2 3 24 5 0 16 0 179
2020 129 1 1 29 4 0 19 0 183
2021 134 1 0 27 4 0 27 1 194
2022 119 2 1 24 4 0 24 2 176
2023 110 0 2 22 4 0 22 4 164

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 Sierra Academy of Expeditionary Learning

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2019 179 12.6 14.1 31.3
2020 183 n/a n/a 44.8
2021 194 12.4 15.5 47.9
2022 176 13.0 13.5 40.9
2023 164 14.0 11.6 50

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 Sierra Academy of Expeditionary Learning

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2019 179 12.6 14.1 31.3
2020 183 n/a n/a 44.8
2021 194 12.4 15.5 47.9
2022 176 13.0 13.5 40.9
2023 164 14.0 11.6 50

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 Sierra Academy of Expeditionary Learning

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 441st of 2133 High schoolsRanks 571st of 2348 High schools
 3.6%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
11th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Sierra Academy of Expeditionary Learning)8471.1
 12.9%
   11th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)57.355.4
 1.9%
11th Grade Mathematics (Sierra Academy of Expeditionary Learning)5022.7
 27.3%
   11th Grade Mathematics (California)32.227.4
 4.9%
12th Grade Science (Sierra Academy of Expeditionary Learning)2231.3
 9.3%
   12th Grade Science (California)25.626.9
 1.3%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students179164
 8.4%
African American20
 100%
American Indian54
 20%
Asian32
 33.3%
Hispanic2422
 8.3%
Pacific Islander00
White129110
 14.7%
Two or More Races1622
 37.5%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients31.3%50%
 18.7%


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Students at Sierra Academy of Expeditionary Learning are 67% White, 13% Hispanic, 13% Two or more races, 2% American Indian, 2% Not Specified, 1% Asian.

Sierra Academy of Expeditionary Learning ranks 571st of 2348 California high schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.

In the 2022-23 school year, 164 students attended Sierra Academy of Expeditionary Learning.


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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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