Community Roots Academy

Summary:

Community Roots Academy is a public charter elementary school serving 783 students in grades K-8 in Laguna Niguel, California. The school consistently outperforms the state average in academic achievement, particularly in English Language Arts and Mathematics, and has a diverse student population with a relatively low percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch.

Community Roots Academy's academic performance is exceptional, with proficiency rates well above the state average across all grade levels. In 2022-2023, the school's proficiency rates were 67.07% in ELA and 55.76% in Math, compared to the state averages of 46.66% and 34.62% respectively. The school's performance is particularly strong in 3rd grade ELA (67.78% proficient vs. 42.96% state) and 5th grade ELA (77.27% proficient vs. 46.69% state). In Science, as measured by the CAST assessment, Community Roots Academy also outperforms the state, with 55.1% proficient or better in the end-of-course exam compared to 30.18% statewide.

While Community Roots Academy has a higher percentage of White students (67.18%) compared to the nearby Journey, Canyon Vista Elementary, John Malcom Elementary, Laguna Niguel Elementary, Moulton Elementary, Wood Canyon Elementary, Hidden Hills Elementary, and Marian Bergeson Elementary schools, which range from 19.27% to 68.8% White, it still maintains a relatively diverse student population, with 13.54% Hispanic, 5.49% Asian, and 13.03% two or more races. Additionally, Community Roots Academy has a low percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch (10.73%), significantly lower than the nearby schools, which range from 18.2% to 77.37%.


Detail:

Public, Charter K-8

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


(949) 831-4272

District: Community Roots Academy District

SchoolDigger Rank:
891st of 5,874 California Elementary Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  19.1 Help
Number of students:  783

Racial breakdown:

White:
67.2%
Hispanic:
13.5%
Two or more races:
13.0%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  10.7% Help


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Compare Details Community Roots Academy ranks better than 84.8% of elementary schools in California. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 86.49. (See more...)
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Compare Details Community Roots Academy ranks better than 83.1% of middle schools in California. (See more...)
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Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Community Roots Academy:

SchoolDigger ranks Community Roots Academy 891st of 5874 California public elementary schools. (See Community Roots Academy in the ranking list.)

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SchoolDigger ranks Community Roots Academy 474th of 2802 California public middle schools. (See Community Roots Academy in the ranking list.)

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Community Roots Academy District:

SchoolDigger ranks Community Roots Academy District 173rd of 1563 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Community Roots Academy

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Rank History for all elementary school students at Community Roots Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 85.68 873rd 5789 84.9%
2022 87.02 854th 5883 85.5%
2023 86.49 891st 5874 84.8%
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Rank History for elementary school Multi-racial students at Community Roots Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 49.40 266th 445 40.2%
2022 64.03 249th 610 59.2%
2023 62.50 275th 669 58.9%
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Rank History for elementary school Special Education students at Community Roots Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 82.36 280th 2420 88.4%
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Rank History for elementary school Female students at Community Roots Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 81.20 1023rd 5492 81.4%
2022 84.97 871st 5635 84.5%
2023 87.92 745th 5617 86.7%
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Rank History for elementary school Disabled students at Community Roots Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 87.43 224th 2585 91.3%
2022 84.19 237th 2227 89.4%
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Rank History for elementary school Male students at Community Roots Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 85.70 795th 5510 85.6%
2022 84.63 891st 5663 84.3%
2023 82.41 999th 5650 82.3%
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Rank History for elementary school White students at Community Roots Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 61.35 1159th 2834 59.1%
2022 62.17 1072nd 2726 60.7%
2023 62.36 1037th 2662 61.0%
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Data source: test scores: California Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Rank History for Community Roots Academy

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Rank History for all middle school students at Community Roots Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 91.54 228th 2715 91.6%
2022 85.78 370th 2740 86.5%
2023 80.63 474th 2802 83.1%
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Rank History for middle school Special Education students at Community Roots Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 97.40 33rd 1538 97.9%
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Rank History for middle school Female students at Community Roots Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 92.48 166th 2380 93.0%
2022 75.68 518th 2509 79.4%
2023 74.03 539th 2547 78.8%
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Rank History for middle school Disabled students at Community Roots Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 97.45 33rd 1531 97.8%
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Rank History for middle school Male students at Community Roots Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 87.09 299th 2407 87.6%
2022 90.39 233rd 2527 90.8%
2023 81.29 410th 2558 84.0%
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Rank History for middle school White students at Community Roots Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 74.49 368th 1602 77.0%
2022 64.15 512th 1555 67.1%
2023 53.96 673rd 1552 56.6%
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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.

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Enrollment information for Community Roots Academy

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2019 497 5 41 54 2 1 107 0 707
2020 529 5 45 64 1 1 101 0 746
2021 537 5 47 60 1 1 105 0 756
2022 523 5 41 80 1 1 94 0 745
2023 526 4 43 106 1 0 102 1 783

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 Community Roots Academy

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2019 707 30.5 23.1 8.3
2020 746 n/a n/a 8.7
2021 756 31.6 23.8 8.1
2022 745 42.4 17.5 9.4
2023 783 40.8 19.1 10.7

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 Community Roots Academy

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2019 707 30.5 23.1 8.3
2020 746 n/a n/a 8.7
2021 756 31.6 23.8 8.1
2022 745 42.4 17.5 9.4
2023 783 40.8 19.1 10.7

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

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YearCompletely ImmunizedMedical ExemptionConditionalPolioHepatitis BVaricellaDTPMMR
202084.1%9.1%6.8%86.4%87.5%85.2%86.4%84.1%
202191.5%7.3%0.0%92.7%93.9%92.7%92.7%91.5%
202296.7%2.2%0.0%

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Community Roots Academy

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 873rd of 5789 Elementary schoolsRanks 891st of 5874 Elementary schools
 0.1%
Ranks 228th of 2715 Middle schoolsRanks 474th of 2802 Middle schools
 8.5%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Community Roots Academy)65.967.8
 1.9%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.543
 5.6%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Community Roots Academy)67.175.6
 8.5%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (California)50.245.1
 5.1%
4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Community Roots Academy)63.363.6
 0.3%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)49.543.7
 5.7%
4th Grade Mathematics (Community Roots Academy)61.153.4
 7.7%
   4th Grade Mathematics (California)44.940.8
 4.1%
5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Community Roots Academy)78.477.3
 1.1%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)51.746.7
 5%
5th Grade Mathematics (Community Roots Academy)71.670.5
 1.1%
   5th Grade Mathematics (California)3833.4
 4.6%
5th Grade Science (Community Roots Academy)55.758
 2.3%
   5th Grade Science (California)31.731.9
 0.1%
6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Community Roots Academy)64.662.5
 2.1%
   6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.544.2
 4.3%
6th Grade Mathematics (Community Roots Academy)64.644.3
 20.3%
   6th Grade Mathematics (California)38.533.2
 5.3%
7th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Community Roots Academy)74.567.1
 7.4%
   7th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)51.447.4
 3.9%
7th Grade Mathematics (Community Roots Academy)5641.5
 14.5%
   7th Grade Mathematics (California)37.933.2
 4.7%
8th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Community Roots Academy)84.862.7
 22.1%
   8th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)49.445.7
 3.8%
8th Grade Mathematics (Community Roots Academy)67.444.1
 23.3%
   8th Grade Mathematics (California)36.629.9
 6.7%
8th Grade Science (Community Roots Academy)60.950.9
 10%
   8th Grade Science (California)30.828.8
 2.1%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students707783
 10.7%
African American54
 20%
American Indian21
 50%
Asian4143
 4.9%
Hispanic54106
 96.3%
Pacific Islander10
 100%
White497526
 5.8%
Two or More Races107102
 4.7%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients8.3%10.7%
 2.4%


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In the 2022-23 school year, 783 students attended Community Roots Academy.

Students at Community Roots Academy are 67% White, 14% Hispanic, 13% Two or more races, 5% Asian.

Community Roots Academy ranks 891st 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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