Perseverance Preparatory

Summary:

Perseverance Preparatory is a public charter middle school in San Jose, California, serving 84 students in grades 5-8. The school is part of the Perseverance Preparatory District, which is ranked 989 out of 1,560 districts in the state and has a 2-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Perseverance Preparatory stands out for its high percentage of Hispanic students (82.14%), significantly higher than nearby schools. However, the school's academic performance, as measured by Smarter Balanced Assessments, is generally lower than state averages across all grade levels and subject areas. For example, in 2022-2023, the school's proficiency rates in English Language Arts ranged from 13.33% to 43.48%, compared to the state average of 46.66% to 47.44%. In Mathematics, the school's proficiency rates ranged from 0% to 26.32%, compared to the state average of 29.94% to 34.62%. Additionally, Perseverance Preparatory has a high chronic absenteeism rate of 35.6%, significantly higher than the nearby Muwekma Ohlone Middle (7.2%) and Downtown College Preparatory Middle (11.1%).

While Perseverance Preparatory shares similarities with nearby schools, such as a high percentage of students from low-socioeconomic backgrounds, it generally underperforms these schools academically. For example, KIPP Heartwood Academy and Kipp Prize Preparatory Academy, both public charter schools within a 2-mile radius, have significantly higher academic proficiency rates and lower chronic absenteeism rates. Addressing the school's academic challenges, high chronic absenteeism, and resource allocation will be crucial for Perseverance Preparatory to improve student outcomes and better serve its predominantly Hispanic and low-income student population.


Detail:

Public, Charter 5-8

 484 E. San Fernando St.
       San Jose, CA  95112-2621


(408) 600-2057

District: Perseverance Preparatory District

SchoolDigger Rank:
1679th of 2,802 California Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  31.9 Help
Number of students:  84

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
82.1%
African American:
8.3%
Two or more races:
6.0%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  67.9% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Perseverance Preparatory ranks worse than 59.9% of middle schools in California. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 33.68. (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:

Perseverance Preparatory:

SchoolDigger ranks Perseverance Preparatory 1679th of 2802 California public middle schools. (See Perseverance Preparatory in the ranking list.)

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Perseverance Preparatory District:

SchoolDigger ranks Perseverance Preparatory District 988th of 1563 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Perseverance Preparatory

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Rank History for all students at Perseverance Preparatory

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 73.79 190th 894 78.7%
2022 60.68 887th 2740 67.6%
2023 33.68 1679th 2802 40.1%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Perseverance Preparatory

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 45.33 566th 1529 63.0%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Perseverance Preparatory

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 58.99 757th 2458 69.2%
2023 53.02 930th 2549 63.5%
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Rank History for Female students at Perseverance Preparatory

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 39.52 1353rd 2547 46.9%
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Rank History for Male students at Perseverance Preparatory

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 19.48 2122nd 2558 17.0%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Perseverance Preparatory

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 67.51 559th 2359 76.3%
2023 42.29 1204th 2391 49.6%
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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 Perseverance Preparatory

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2020 0 0 0 29 0 0 4 0 33
2021 3 1 3 37 0 0 4 0 48
2022 1 3 2 50 0 0 1 0 57
2023 2 7 0 69 1 0 5 0 84

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 Perseverance Preparatory

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2020 33 n/a n/a 75.8
2021 48 4.0 12.0 54.2
2022 57 4.0 14.2 75.4
2023 84 2.6 31.9 67.9

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 Perseverance Preparatory

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2020 33 n/a n/a 75.8
2021 48 4.0 12.0 54.2
2022 57 4.0 14.2 75.4
2023 84 2.6 31.9 67.9

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.


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In the 2022-23 school year, 84 students attended Perseverance Preparatory.

Students at Perseverance Preparatory are 82% Hispanic, 8% African American, 6% Two or more races, 2% White, 1% American Indian.

Perseverance Preparatory ranks 1679th of 2802 California schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 2 stars out of 5.


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