Contra Costa School of Performing Arts

Summary:

Contra Costa School of Performing Arts is a public charter high school serving grades 6-12 in Walnut Creek, California, with a diverse student population of 341 as of the 2022-2023 school year. While the school has a relatively low student-teacher ratio, it faces several challenges, including declining academic performance, equity concerns, and a need to improve its outcomes compared to nearby high-performing schools.

Academically, Contra Costa School of Performing Arts has lower proficiency rates in English Language Arts, Mathematics, and Science compared to the state average. Its four-year graduation rate of 88.9% is also lower than nearby high-performing schools like Las Lomas High (96.4%) and Clayton Valley Charter High (97.3%). The school's performance varies significantly across different student subgroups, with African American, Hispanic, English Language Learner, and low-income students performing particularly poorly.

Contra Costa School of Performing Arts has seen a decline in its academic performance over the years, with its statewide ranking dropping from 517 out of 2,133 California high schools in 2018-2019 to 1,406 out of 2,335 in 2022-2023. This decline, coupled with the significant performance gaps between student subgroups, suggests that the school may not be effectively addressing the needs of all its students. To improve, the school could learn from the practices and strategies employed by higher-performing schools in the Acalanes Union High, Clayton Valley Charter High, and Mt. Diablo Unified districts.


Detail:

Public, Charter 6-12

 2730 Mitchell Dr.
       Walnut Creek, CA  94598-1602


(925) 235-1130

District: Contra Costa School of Performing Arts District

SchoolDigger Rank:
1414th of 2,346 California High Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  16.3 Help
Number of students:  341

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
40.5%
White:
29.9%
Two or more races:
13.5%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  37% Help


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Compare Details Contra Costa School of Performing Arts ranks worse than 71.1% of middle schools in California. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 26.03. (See more...)
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Compare Details Contra Costa School of Performing Arts ranks worse than 60.3% of high schools in California. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 30.05. (See more...)
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The Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate (ACGR) measures the percentage of Contra Costa School of Performing Arts 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:

Contra Costa School of Performing Arts:

SchoolDigger ranks Contra Costa School of Performing Arts 1989th of 2798 California public middle schools. (See Contra Costa School of Performing Arts in the ranking list.)

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SchoolDigger ranks Contra Costa School of Performing Arts 1414th of 2346 California public high schools. (See Contra Costa School of Performing Arts in the ranking list.)

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Contra Costa School of Performing Arts District:

SchoolDigger ranks Contra Costa School of Performing Arts District 1098th of 1560 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Contra Costa School of Performing Arts

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Rank History for all middle school students at Contra Costa School of Performing Arts

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 39.33 1471st 2715 45.8%
2022 33.11 1675th 2740 38.9%
2023 26.03 1984th 2788 28.8%
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Rank History for middle school Multi-racial students at Contra Costa School of Performing Arts

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 7.51 517th 554 6.7%
2022 13.14 577th 665 13.2%
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Rank History for middle school Low Socio Economic Status students at Contra Costa School of Performing Arts

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 47.83 1085th 2369 54.2%
2022 28.75 1745th 2458 29.0%
2023 11.56 2435th 2535 3.9%
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Rank History for middle school Female students at Contra Costa School of Performing Arts

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 37.24 1391st 2380 41.6%
2022 31.15 1630th 2509 35.0%
2023 20.98 2042nd 2535 19.4%
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Rank History for middle school Disabled students at Contra Costa School of Performing Arts

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 67.08 312th 1491 79.1%
2022 48.82 577th 1531 62.3%
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Rank History for middle school Male students at Contra Costa School of Performing Arts

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 35.51 1443rd 2407 40.0%
2022 34.83 1485th 2527 41.2%
2023 36.33 1463rd 2546 42.5%
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Rank History for middle school Hispanic students at Contra Costa School of Performing Arts

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 33.46 1437th 2213 35.1%
2022 37.48 1375th 2359 41.7%
2023 14.27 2215th 2379 6.9%
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Rank History for middle school White students at Contra Costa School of Performing Arts

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 34.69 1062nd 1602 33.7%
2022 28.10 1134th 1555 27.1%
2023 38.68 941st 1549 39.3%
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Data source: test scores: California Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Rank History for Contra Costa School of Performing Arts

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Rank History for all high school students at Contra Costa School of Performing Arts

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 71.13 517th 2133 75.8%
2022 61.37 684th 2123 67.8%
2023 30.05 1406th 2335 39.8%
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Rank History for high school Multi-racial students at Contra Costa School of Performing Arts

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 13.99 646th 780 17.2%
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Rank History for high school English Language Learner students at Contra Costa School of Performing Arts

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 20.35 1245th 1315 5.3%
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Rank History for high school Special Education students at Contra Costa School of Performing Arts

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 57.78 351st 1539 77.2%
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Rank History for high school Low Socio Economic Status students at Contra Costa School of Performing Arts

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 14.56 1793rd 2237 19.8%
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Rank History for high school Female students at Contra Costa School of Performing Arts

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 66.09 535th 1833 70.8%
2022 46.04 915th 1858 50.8%
2023 26.79 1398th 2106 33.6%
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Rank History for high school Male students at Contra Costa School of Performing Arts

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 31.68 1282nd 2195 41.6%
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Rank History for high school African American students at Contra Costa School of Performing Arts

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 22.09 570th 713 20.1%
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Rank History for high school Hispanic students at Contra Costa School of Performing Arts

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 23.27 1525th 2132 28.5%
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Rank History for high school White students at Contra Costa School of Performing Arts

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 46.72 671st 1222 45.1%
2022 56.80 506th 1204 58.0%
2023 40.72 737th 1424 48.2%
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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 Contra Costa School of Performing Arts

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2019 232 48 18 117 6 2 48 0 471
2020 194 42 24 132 5 2 52 0 451
2021 167 48 22 148 3 2 64 6 460
2022 140 50 12 174 1 1 58 4 440
2023 102 40 12 138 1 0 46 2 341

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

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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 Contra Costa School of Performing Arts

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2019 471 17.4 26.9 22.9
2020 451 n/a n/a 27.3
2021 460 21.1 21.8 24.8
2022 440 22.5 19.5 33.4
2023 341 20.8 16.3 37

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 Contra Costa School of Performing Arts

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2019 471 17.4 26.9 22.9
2020 451 n/a n/a 27.3
2021 460 21.1 21.8 24.8
2022 440 22.5 19.5 33.4
2023 341 20.8 16.3 37

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 Contra Costa School of Performing Arts

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 1471st of 2715 Middle schoolsRanks 1984th of 2788 Middle schools
 17%
Ranks 517th of 2133 High schoolsRanks 1406th of 2335 High schools
 36%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Contra Costa School of Performing Arts)40.423.7
 16.8%
   6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.544.2
 4.3%
6th Grade Mathematics (Contra Costa School of Performing Arts)25.518.4
 7.1%
   6th Grade Mathematics (California)38.533.2
 5.3%
7th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Contra Costa School of Performing Arts)54.825
 29.8%
   7th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)51.447.4
 3.9%
7th Grade Mathematics (Contra Costa School of Performing Arts)38.317.1
 21.2%
   7th Grade Mathematics (California)37.933.2
 4.7%
8th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Contra Costa School of Performing Arts)41.936.7
 5.2%
   8th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)49.445.7
 3.8%
8th Grade Mathematics (Contra Costa School of Performing Arts)16.120
 3.9%
   8th Grade Mathematics (California)36.629.9
 6.7%
8th Grade Science (Contra Costa School of Performing Arts)21.416.7
 4.8%
   8th Grade Science (California)30.828.8
 2.1%
11th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Contra Costa School of Performing Arts)71.450
 21.4%
   11th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)57.355.4
 1.9%
11th Grade Mathematics (Contra Costa School of Performing Arts)28.611.1
 17.5%
   11th Grade Mathematics (California)32.227.4
 4.9%
11th Grade Science (Contra Costa School of Performing Arts)26.522.9
 3.6%
   11th Grade Science (California)30.431.7
 1.3%
12th Grade Science (Contra Costa School of Performing Arts)37.545.8
 8.3%
   12th Grade Science (California)25.626.8
 1.2%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students471341
 27.6%
African American4840
 16.7%
American Indian61
 83.3%
Asian1812
 33.3%
Hispanic117138
 17.9%
Pacific Islander20
 100%
White232102
 56%
Two or More Races4846
 4.2%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients22.9%37%
 14%


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Students at Contra Costa School of Performing Arts are 40% Hispanic, 30% White, 13% Two or more races, 12% African American, 4% Asian.

In the 2022-23 school year, 341 students attended Contra Costa School of Performing Arts.

Contra Costa School of Performing Arts ranks 1414th of 2346 California high schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 2 stars out of 5.


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