Rocketship Fuerza Community Prep

Summary:

Rocketship Fuerza Community Prep is a public charter elementary school serving grades K-5 in San Jose, California, with a diverse student population that is predominantly Hispanic (78.75%) and has a high percentage of students from low socioeconomic backgrounds (75.36% qualify for free or reduced-price lunch).

Academically, Rocketship Fuerza Community Prep's performance on the Smarter Balanced Assessments is generally below the state average, with proficiency rates in English Language Arts (38.71%) and Mathematics (31.58%) lower than the California state averages. However, the school's academic performance is stronger than many of the nearby Alum Rock Union Elementary schools, particularly in English Language Arts. The school's student-teacher ratio of 31.1 is also higher than the ratios of many nearby schools. Additionally, Rocketship Fuerza Community Prep has a relatively high chronic absenteeism rate of 29.8%, which is significantly higher than the state average.

Interestingly, the school's performance varies significantly by student subgroup, with Asian students generally outperforming their Hispanic and English Language Learner (ELL) peers. For example, in the 2022-2023 school year, the school's Asian students ranked 634 out of 1,183 California elementary schools in English Language Arts, while the Hispanic students ranked 3,320 out of 5,079 schools. This suggests a need to further investigate and address the factors contributing to these achievement gaps.


Detail:

Public, Charter K-5

 70 S. Jackson Ave.
       San Jose, CA  95116-2506


(877) 806-0920

District: Rocketship Fuerza Community Prep District

SchoolDigger Rank:
3225th of 5,868 California Elementary Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  31.1 Help
Number of students:  560

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
78.8%
Asian:
17.5%
White:
1.6%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  75.4% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Rocketship Fuerza Community Prep ranks worse than 55% of elementary schools in California. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 38.78. (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:

Rocketship Fuerza Community Prep:

SchoolDigger ranks Rocketship Fuerza Community Prep 3225th of 5868 California public elementary schools. (See Rocketship Fuerza Community Prep in the ranking list.)

Elementary School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


English Language Learner students:
Low Socio Economic Status students:
Female students:
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Asian students:
Hispanic students:


Rocketship Fuerza Community Prep District:

SchoolDigger ranks Rocketship Fuerza Community Prep District 876th of 1560 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Rocketship Fuerza Community Prep

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Rank History for all students at Rocketship Fuerza Community Prep

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 66.81 1756th 5789 69.7%
2022 36.55 3333rd 5883 43.3%
2023 38.78 3217th 5848 45.0%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Rocketship Fuerza Community Prep

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 78.95 332nd 3275 89.9%
2022 51.12 1135th 3311 65.7%
2023 54.54 985th 3240 69.6%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Rocketship Fuerza Community Prep

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 81.61 642nd 5173 87.6%
2022 45.20 2582nd 5264 50.9%
2023 46.22 2604th 5355 51.4%
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Rank History for Female students at Rocketship Fuerza Community Prep

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 62.92 1845th 5492 66.4%
2022 35.19 3309th 5635 41.3%
2023 39.24 3055th 5595 45.4%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Rocketship Fuerza Community Prep

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 25.23 2047th 2585 20.8%
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Rank History for Male students at Rocketship Fuerza Community Prep

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 68.25 1588th 5510 71.2%
2022 38.53 3099th 5663 45.3%
2023 38.67 3127th 5627 44.4%
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Rank History for Asian students at Rocketship Fuerza Community Prep

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 45.29 773rd 1154 33.0%
2023 58.03 634th 1183 46.4%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Rocketship Fuerza Community Prep

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 79.07 743rd 4963 85.0%
2022 34.55 3322nd 5084 34.7%
2023 34.81 3320th 5079 34.6%
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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.

Rocketship Fuerza Community Prep Test Scores
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Enrollment information for Rocketship Fuerza Community Prep

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2019 11 3 93 496 0 2 23 0 628
2020 6 1 86 499 0 0 31 0 623
2021 7 4 112 488 0 0 20 0 631
2022 8 3 110 450 0 0 7 0 578
2023 9 4 98 441 0 0 8 0 560

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 Rocketship Fuerza Community Prep

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2019 628 17.5 35.8 77.9
2020 623 n/a n/a 80.6
2021 631 18.0 35.0 74.5
2022 578 18.0 32.1 68.5
2023 560 18.0 31.1 75.4

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 Rocketship Fuerza Community Prep

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2019 628 17.5 35.8 77.9
2020 623 n/a n/a 80.6
2021 631 18.0 35.0 74.5
2022 578 18.0 32.1 68.5
2023 560 18.0 31.1 75.4

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

Rocketship Fuerza Community Prep

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YearCompletely ImmunizedMedical ExemptionConditionalPolioHepatitis BDTPMMRVaricella
202097.2%0.0%0.0%97.2%97.9%97.2%97.9%
202192.0%0.0%0.0%96.0%96.8%94.4%95.2%95.2%
202287.7%0.0%3.5%90.4%95.6%87.7%88.6%87.7%

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Rocketship Fuerza Community Prep

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 1756th of 5789 Elementary schoolsRanks 3217th of 5848 Elementary schools
 24.7%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Rocketship Fuerza Community Prep)49.134.7
 14.3%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.543
 5.6%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Rocketship Fuerza Community Prep)64.626.3
 38.2%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (California)50.245.1
 5.1%
4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Rocketship Fuerza Community Prep)56.243.6
 12.6%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)49.543.7
 5.7%
4th Grade Mathematics (Rocketship Fuerza Community Prep)56.239
 17.2%
   4th Grade Mathematics (California)44.940.8
 4.1%
5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Rocketship Fuerza Community Prep)61.436.5
 24.8%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)51.746.7
 5%
5th Grade Mathematics (Rocketship Fuerza Community Prep)53.526.9
 26.6%
   5th Grade Mathematics (California)3833.4
 4.6%
5th Grade Science (Rocketship Fuerza Community Prep)31.823.1
 8.7%
   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 Students628560
 10.8%
African American34
 33.3%
American Indian00
Asian9398
 5.4%
Hispanic496441
 11.1%
Pacific Islander20
 100%
White119
 18.2%
Two or More Races238
 65.2%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients77.9%75.4%
 2.5%


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In the 2022-23 school year, 560 students attended Rocketship Fuerza Community Prep.

Rocketship Fuerza Community Prep ranks 3225th of 5868 California elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 2 stars out of 5.

Students at Rocketship Fuerza Community Prep are 79% Hispanic, 18% Asian, 2% White, 1% 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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