Orange County Academy of Sciences and Arts

Summary:

Orange County Academy of Sciences and Arts is a public charter elementary school serving 249 students in grades K-5 in Laguna Niguel, California. The school is part of the Community Roots Academy District, which is ranked 297 out of 1,560 districts in the state and has a 4-star rating.

Orange County Academy of Sciences and Arts stands out for its diverse student population, with 50.6% White, 20.88% Hispanic, 6.43% Asian, and 20.88% two or more races. The school consistently outperforms the state average on Smarter Balanced Assessments in both English Language Arts and Mathematics, with 63.03% of students proficient or better in ELA compared to the state average of 46.66%, and 57.63% proficient or better in Mathematics compared to the state average of 34.62%. However, the school's performance varies across different student subgroups, with female students generally performing better than male students, and White students performing better than the school's multi-racial students.

Compared to nearby public schools like Journey, John Malcom Elementary, and Canyon Vista Elementary, Orange County Academy of Sciences and Arts outperforms them academically, particularly in English Language Arts and Mathematics. However, the school has a relatively high chronic absenteeism rate of 21.5%, which is higher than many of the nearby public schools. The school's lower percentage of free and reduced lunch recipients (22.49%) suggests a higher socioeconomic status of the student population, which may contribute to the school's strong academic performance.


Detail:

Public, Charter K-5

 29292 Crown Valley Pkwy.
       Laguna Niguel, CA  92677-1861


(949) 269-3291

District: Orange County Academy of Sciences and Arts District

SchoolDigger Rank:
1397th of 5,874 California Elementary Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  27.6 Help
Number of students:  249

Racial breakdown:

White:
50.6%
Hispanic:
20.9%
Two or more races:
20.9%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  22.5% Help


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Compare Details Orange County Academy of Sciences and Arts ranks better than 76.2% of elementary schools in California. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 74.55. (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:

Orange County Academy of Sciences and Arts:

SchoolDigger ranks Orange County Academy of Sciences and Arts 1397th of 5874 California public elementary schools. (See Orange County Academy of Sciences and Arts in the ranking list.)

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Orange County Academy of Sciences and Arts District:

SchoolDigger ranks Orange County Academy of Sciences and Arts District 299th of 1563 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Orange County Academy of Sciences and Arts

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Rank History for all elementary school students at Orange County Academy of Sciences and Arts

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 68.80 1657th 5789 71.4%
2022 67.77 1701st 5883 71.1%
2023 74.55 1397th 5874 76.2%
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Rank History for elementary school Multi-racial students at Orange County Academy of Sciences and Arts

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 30.92 453rd 610 25.7%
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Rank History for elementary school Female students at Orange County Academy of Sciences and Arts

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 57.32 2096th 5492 61.8%
2022 59.47 1954th 5635 65.3%
2023 80.83 1063rd 5617 81.1%
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Rank History for elementary school Male students at Orange County Academy of Sciences and Arts

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 72.57 1408th 5510 74.4%
2022 71.75 1450th 5663 74.4%
2023 65.44 1708th 5650 69.8%
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Rank History for elementary school White students at Orange County Academy of Sciences and Arts

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 49.91 1550th 2834 45.3%
2022 41.55 1689th 2726 38.0%
2023 50.69 1408th 2662 47.1%
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Data source: test scores: California Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Rank History for Orange County Academy of Sciences and Arts

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Rank History for all middle school students at Orange County Academy of Sciences and Arts

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 79.83 489th 2715 82.0%
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Rank History for middle school Male students at Orange County Academy of Sciences and Arts

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 84.00 344th 2407 85.7%
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Rank History for middle school White students at Orange County Academy of Sciences and Arts

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 57.55 665th 1602 58.5%
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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 Orange County Academy of Sciences and Arts

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2019 231 5 22 56 0 0 46 0 360
2020 230 5 19 55 0 0 48 0 357
2021 136 4 20 32 0 0 89 0 281
2022 121 5 24 43 1 0 63 0 257
2023 126 3 16 52 0 0 52 0 249

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 Orange County Academy of Sciences and Arts

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2019 360 13.0 27.6 11.7
2020 357 n/a n/a 12.3
2021 281 10.0 28.1 16.4
2022 257 15.0 17.1 16
2023 249 9.0 27.6 22.5

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 Orange County Academy of Sciences and Arts

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2019 360 13.0 27.6 11.7
2020 357 n/a n/a 12.3
2021 281 10.0 28.1 16.4
2022 257 15.0 17.1 16
2023 249 9.0 27.6 22.5

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.

Kindergarten Immunization Rates

Orange County Academy of Sciences and Arts

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YearCompletely ImmunizedMedical ExemptionConditionalPolioHepatitis BVaricellaDTPMMR
202089.4%4.3%2.1%91.5%93.6%93.6%91.5%91.5%
202194.4%5.6%0.0%94.4%
202291.2%0.0%5.9%91.2%91.2%91.2%91.2%91.2%

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Orange County Academy of Sciences and Arts

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 1657th of 5789 Elementary schoolsRanks 1397th of 5874 Elementary schools
 4.8%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Orange County Academy of Sciences and Arts)55.170
 14.9%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.543
 5.6%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Orange County Academy of Sciences and Arts)68.885
 16.3%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (California)50.245.1
 5.1%
4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Orange County Academy of Sciences and Arts)51.464.4
 13%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)49.543.7
 5.7%
4th Grade Mathematics (Orange County Academy of Sciences and Arts)5059.1
 9.1%
   4th Grade Mathematics (California)44.940.8
 4.1%
5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Orange County Academy of Sciences and Arts)56.852.9
 3.8%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)51.746.7
 5%
5th Grade Mathematics (Orange County Academy of Sciences and Arts)48.723.5
 25.1%
   5th Grade Mathematics (California)3833.4
 4.6%
5th Grade Science (Orange County Academy of Sciences and Arts)40.534.4
 6.2%
   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 Students360249
 30.8%
African American53
 40%
American Indian00
Asian2216
 27.3%
Hispanic5652
 7.1%
Pacific Islander00
White231126
 45.5%
Two or More Races4652
 13%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients11.7%22.5%
 10.8%


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Students at Orange County Academy of Sciences and Arts are 51% White, 21% Hispanic, 21% Two or more races, 6% Asian, 1% African American.

In the 2022-23 school year, 249 students attended Orange County Academy of Sciences and Arts.

Orange County Academy of Sciences and Arts ranks 1397th of 5874 California elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.


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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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