City Arts & Leadership Academy

Summary:

City Arts & Leadership Academy is a public charter high school in San Francisco, California that serves 473 students in grades 9-12 and is part of the San Francisco Unified school district.

City Arts & Leadership Academy stands out for its high Hispanic student population, with 80.34% Hispanic students compared to nearby schools ranging from 21.8% to 77.68%. The school outperforms the state average in English Language Arts/Literacy and Science, but lags behind in Mathematics. However, it has an impressive 95% four-year graduation rate, significantly higher than nearby schools like Marshall (Thurgood) High (75.9%) and Thornton High (66.7%). Despite a relatively high chronic absenteeism rate of 42.1%, the school has shown consistent improvement, moving up in the statewide rankings and increasing its SchoolDigger star rating from 2 to 3.

City Arts & Leadership Academy's performance is particularly strong for its English Language Learner students, who ranked 39 out of 1,315 California high schools in 2022-2023. However, the school faces challenges in addressing the needs of its predominantly low-income student population, with 68.5% qualifying for free or reduced-price lunch. While the school outperforms some nearby schools, it lags behind the highly-ranked Asawa (Ruth) SF School of the Arts, which had significantly higher academic proficiency rates.


Detail:

Public, Charter 9-12

 350 Seneca Ave.
       San Francisco, CA  94112-3248


(415) 841-2200

District: City Arts and Technical High District

SchoolDigger Rank:
859th of 2,346 California High Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  22.5 Help
Number of students:  473

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
80.3%
African American:
9.1%
Asian:
3.4%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  68.5% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details City Arts & Leadership Academy ranks better than 63.4% of high schools in California. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 50.21. (See more...)
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The Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate (ACGR) measures the percentage of City Arts & Leadership Academy 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:

City Arts & Leadership Academy:

SchoolDigger ranks City Arts & Leadership Academy 859th of 2346 California public high schools. (See City Arts & Leadership Academy in the ranking list.)

High School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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City Arts and Technical High District:

SchoolDigger ranks City Arts and Technical High District 517th of 1560 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for City Arts & Leadership Academy

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Rank History for all students at City Arts & Leadership Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 27.60 1477th 2133 30.8%
2021 62.22 440th 1290 65.9%
2022 66.70 586th 2123 72.4%
2023 50.21 853rd 2335 63.5%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at City Arts & Leadership Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 41.92 421st 941 55.3%
2022 65.73 143rd 1044 86.3%
2023 76.86 39th 1315 97.0%
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Rank History for Special Education students at City Arts & Leadership Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 58.20 347th 1539 77.5%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at City Arts & Leadership Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 31.43 1326th 1937 31.5%
2021 68.74 300th 1126 73.4%
2022 70.21 438th 1943 77.5%
2023 55.30 734th 2237 67.2%
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Rank History for Female students at City Arts & Leadership Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 19.73 1454th 1833 20.7%
2021 57.05 426th 1054 59.6%
2022 66.11 520th 1858 72.0%
2023 47.82 872nd 2106 58.6%
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Rank History for Disabled students at City Arts & Leadership Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 26.45 844th 1117 24.4%
2022 42.80 515th 1161 55.6%
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Rank History for Male students at City Arts & Leadership Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 31.61 1249th 1880 33.6%
2021 60.67 397th 1122 64.6%
2022 64.39 573rd 1916 70.1%
2023 48.45 834th 2195 62.0%
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Rank History for African American students at City Arts & Leadership Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 57.85 205th 592 65.4%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at City Arts & Leadership Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 28.20 1289th 1814 28.9%
2022 68.73 458th 1861 75.4%
2023 49.29 867th 2132 59.3%
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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.

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Enrollment information for City Arts & Leadership Academy

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2019 19 43 21 176 0 2 15 0 276
2020 18 42 25 159 0 1 15 0 260
2021 15 36 21 145 0 1 31 1 250
2022 13 25 17 147 0 2 26 2 232
2023 14 43 16 380 1 2 14 3 473

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 City Arts & Leadership Academy

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2019 276 16.2 17.0 75.7
2020 260 n/a n/a 60
2021 250 14.1 17.6 54.4
2022 232 12.6 18.3 52.2
2023 473 21.0 22.5 68.5

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 City Arts & Leadership Academy

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2019 276 16.2 17.0 75.7
2020 260 n/a n/a 60
2021 250 14.1 17.6 54.4
2022 232 12.6 18.3 52.2
2023 473 21.0 22.5 68.5

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 City Arts & Leadership Academy

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 1477th of 2133 High schoolsRanks 853rd of 2335 High schools
 32.7%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
11th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (City Arts & Leadership Academy)34.361.3
 27.1%
   11th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)57.355.4
 1.9%
11th Grade Mathematics (City Arts & Leadership Academy)10.87.6
 3.2%
   11th Grade Mathematics (California)32.227.4
 4.9%
12th Grade Science (City Arts & Leadership Academy)7.728
 20.3%
   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 Students276473
 71.4%
African American4343
American Indian01
Asian2116
 23.8%
Hispanic176380
 115.9%
Pacific Islander22
White1914
 26.3%
Two or More Races1514
 6.7%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients75.7%68.5%
 7.2%


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Frequently Asked Questions about City Arts & Leadership Academy

City Arts & Leadership Academy ranks 859th of 2346 California high schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 3 stars out of 5.

In the 2022-23 school year, 473 students attended City Arts & Leadership Academy.

Students at City Arts & Leadership Academy are 80% Hispanic, 9% African American, 3% Asian, 3% White, 3% Two or more races.


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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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