Bidwell Continuation High

Summary:

Bidwell Continuation High is a public high school in Antioch, California, serving grades 10-12 with a total enrollment of 135 students. As a continuation school, Bidwell faces significant challenges compared to nearby high schools, with lower academic performance, graduation rates, and higher dropout and chronic absenteeism rates.

Bidwell Continuation High has a student population that is predominantly African American (37.04%) and Hispanic (43.7%), which is significantly higher than the racial makeup of nearby schools like Dozier-Libbey Medical High, Deer Valley High, and Antioch High. Academically, Bidwell consistently ranks in the bottom 10-15% of California high schools, with students performing significantly below the Antioch Unified School District and California state averages in English Language Arts, Mathematics, and Science proficiency.

Bidwell Continuation High's four-year graduation rate has ranged from 44.4% to 67.3% over the past few years, which is much lower than the nearby high schools and the state average. The school has also experienced high dropout rates, ranging from 5.8% to 23.7%, and consistently high chronic absenteeism rates, ranging from 33.9% to 45.8%. These challenges are likely exacerbated by the high percentage of students (67.67% to 82.96%) receiving free or reduced-price lunch, indicating significant economic disadvantages among the student population. While Bidwell's small size and specialized focus may present opportunities for targeted interventions, addressing the systemic issues and inequities will be crucial to improving student outcomes.


Detail:

Public 10-12

 800 Gary Ave.
       Antioch, CA  94509-2763


(925) 779-7520

District: Antioch Unified

SchoolDigger Rank:
2073rd of 2,348 California High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $12,517 Help


Student/teacher ratio:  16.3 Help
Number of students:  135

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
43.7%
African American:
37.0%
Two or more races:
6.7%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  83% Help


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Compare Details Bidwell Continuation High ranks worse than 88.3% of high schools in California. It also ranks 4th among 5 ranked high schools in the Antioch Unified School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 9.82. (See more...)
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The Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate (ACGR) measures the percentage of Bidwell Continuation High 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.
Student Body
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Compare Details Bidwell Continuation High has the smallest high school student body size in the Antioch Unified School District. Racial makeup is: Hispanic (43.7%), African American (37%), two or more races (6.7%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 83% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Bidwell Continuation High is 16.3, which is the lowest among 5 high schools in the Antioch Unified School District! (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Bidwell Continuation High is $12,517, which is the 2nd highest among 5 high schools in the Antioch Unified School District.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Bidwell Continuation High:

SchoolDigger ranks Bidwell Continuation High 2073rd of 2348 California public high schools. (See Bidwell Continuation High in the ranking list.)

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Antioch Unified:

SchoolDigger ranks Antioch Unified 1352nd of 1563 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Bidwell Continuation High

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Rank History for all students at Bidwell Continuation High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 36.83 928th 1968 52.8%
2007 14.26 1752nd 2063 15.1%
2008 16.32 1698th 2117 19.8%
2009 24.52 1651st 2238 26.2%
2010 16.50 1764th 2281 22.7%
2011 11.61 1987th 2367 16.1%
2012 8.81 2054th 2354 12.7%
2013 8.24 2130th 2426 12.2%
2015 11.32 1743rd 1994 12.6%
2016 9.89 1878th 2039 7.9%
2017 10.67 1782nd 2021 11.8%
2018 10.65 1794th 2017 11.1%
2019 16.03 1727th 2133 19.0%
2022 13.41 1858th 2123 12.5%
2023 9.82 2073rd 2348 11.7%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Bidwell Continuation High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 25.40 739th 938 21.2%
2022 39.39 535th 1044 48.8%
2023 23.41 1178th 1323 11.0%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Bidwell Continuation High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 10.78 1676th 1862 10.0%
2019 14.30 1654th 1937 14.6%
2022 14.97 1677th 1943 13.7%
2023 10.09 1991st 2247 11.4%
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Rank History for Female students at Bidwell Continuation High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 7.93 1646th 1760 6.5%
2019 13.36 1565th 1833 14.6%
2022 11.05 1708th 1858 8.1%
2023 7.07 2066th 2118 2.5%
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Rank History for Male students at Bidwell Continuation High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 11.04 1610th 1834 12.2%
2019 15.32 1548th 1880 17.7%
2022 13.51 1686th 1916 12.0%
2023 11.82 1854th 2207 16.0%
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Rank History for African American students at Bidwell Continuation High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 11.90 524th 582 10.0%
2019 20.92 475th 592 19.8%
2022 12.24 500th 522 4.2%
2023 12.96 665th 720 7.6%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Bidwell Continuation High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 10.62 1528th 1742 12.3%
2019 18.67 1430th 1814 21.2%
2022 15.27 1587th 1861 14.7%
2023 12.42 1804th 2142 15.8%
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Data source: test scores: California Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Enrollment information for Bidwell Continuation High

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2006 53 45 7 42 5 n/a n/a 6 158
2007 61 68 11 47 5 n/a n/a 4 196
2008 51 71 11 74 1 n/a n/a 0 208
2009 37 66 4 64 4 0 1 0 176
2010 20 74 4 83 3 3 15 0 202
2011 25 93 6 63 0 7 13 0 207
2012 30 109 5 49 0 4 7 0 204
2013 32 98 9 59 2 0 8 0 208
2014 29 93 4 63 2 1 7 0 199
2015 23 86 3 60 1 2 5 0 180
2016 24 101 4 63 1 1 7 0 201
2017 16 77 6 63 5 0 6 0 173
2018 12 85 4 60 3 1 6 0 171
2019 11 62 4 67 0 0 7 0 151
2020 14 57 4 63 2 2 8 0 150
2021 15 65 1 48 3 1 8 0 141
2022 7 58 2 53 2 1 10 0 133
2023 8 50 5 59 3 1 9 0 135

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 Bidwell Continuation High

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2006 158 10.2 15.5 0
2007 196 12.0 16.3 41.1
2008 208 14.0 14.9 43.3
2009 176 11.8 13.6 67.6
2010 202 12.4 16.2 56.9
2011 207 n/a n/a 63.3
2012 204 14.9 13.6 98.5
2013 208 12.6 16.4 51.9
2014 199 12.6 15.7 51.8
2015 180 13.0 13.8 65
2016 201 13.0 15.4 65.7
2017 173 11.7 14.7 65.3
2018 171 10.0 17.1 66.7
2019 151 10.2 14.8 66.9
2020 150 n/a n/a 66.7
2021 141 8.4 16.7 79.4
2022 133 8.2 16.2 67.7
2023 135 8.2 16.3 83

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 Bidwell Continuation High

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2006 158 10.2 15.5 0
2007 196 12.0 16.3 41.1
2008 208 14.0 14.9 43.3
2009 176 11.8 13.6 67.6
2010 202 12.4 16.2 56.9
2011 207 n/a n/a 63.3
2012 204 14.9 13.6 98.5
2013 208 12.6 16.4 51.9
2014 199 12.6 15.7 51.8
2015 180 13.0 13.8 65
2016 201 13.0 15.4 65.7
2017 173 11.7 14.7 65.3
2018 171 10.0 17.1 66.7
2019 151 10.2 14.8 66.9
2020 150 n/a n/a 66.7
2021 141 8.4 16.7 79.4
2022 133 8.2 16.2 67.7
2023 135 8.2 16.3 83

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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Per Pupil Expenditures for Bidwell Continuation High

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $12,517

Data source: California Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Bidwell Continuation High

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 1727th of 2133 High schoolsRanks 2073rd of 2348 High schools
 7.3%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
11th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Bidwell Continuation High)25.710.9
 14.8%
   11th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Antioch Unified)41.544.8
 3.3%
   11th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)57.355.4
 1.9%
11th Grade Mathematics (Bidwell Continuation High)1.52
 0.5%
   11th Grade Mathematics (Antioch Unified)15.811.7
 4%
   11th Grade Mathematics (California)32.227.4
 4.9%
12th Grade Science (Bidwell Continuation High)1.36.8
 5.5%
   12th Grade Science (Antioch Unified)1319.7
 6.6%
   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 Students151135
 10.6%
African American6250
 19.4%
American Indian03
Asian45
 25%
Hispanic6759
 11.9%
Pacific Islander01
White118
 27.3%
Two or More Races79
 28.6%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients66.9%83%
 16.1%


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In the 2022-23 school year, 135 students attended Bidwell Continuation High.

Bidwell Continuation High ranks in the bottom 11.7% of California high schools.

Students at Bidwell Continuation High are 44% Hispanic, 37% African American, 7% Two or more races, 6% White, 4% Asian, 2% American Indian.


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