Atascadero Choices in Education Academy (ACE)

Summary:

Atascadero Choices in Education Academy (ACE) is a public high school serving 158 students in grades 9-12 in Atascadero, California, which is part of the Atascadero Unified School District. ACE stands out from nearby schools like Atascadero High and Paloma Creek High with its higher percentage of White students, strong academic performance, and consistently high graduation rates.

ACE has seen fluctuations in its statewide ranking, ranging from a high of 253 out of 2,039 California high schools in 2015-2016 to a low of 1,326 out of 2,017 in 2017-2018. However, in the most recent year (2022-2023), ACE ranked 678 out of 2,335 California high schools, earning a 4-star rating. The school's four-year graduation rates have been impressive, ranging from 92.3% in 2018-2019 to 100% in 2021-2022, outpacing nearby schools like Liberty High (Continuation) and Paloma Creek High.

While ACE generally outperforms the Atascadero Unified School District and the state of California in academic assessments, the school has faced a recent increase in chronic absenteeism, rising from 9.9% in 2020-2021 to 40% in 2022-2023. This is an area of concern that the school may need to address to ensure continued student success. Overall, ACE provides a strong academic foundation for its diverse student population, but the school must also address the challenge of improving attendance to maintain its high performance.


Detail:

Public 9-12

 10801 El Camino Real
       Atascadero, CA  93422-8867


(805) 462-4350

District: Atascadero Unified

SchoolDigger Rank:
682nd of 2,346 California High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $10,065 Help


Student/teacher ratio:  24.2 Help
Number of students:  158

Racial breakdown:

White:
70.9%
Hispanic:
22.2%
Two or more races:
5.1%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  41.8% Help


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Compare Details Atascadero Choices in Education Academy (ACE) is not ranked due for the most recent year due to insufficient test score data. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2022 the calculated Average Standard Score was 66.81. (See more...)
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Compare Details Atascadero Choices in Education Academy (ACE) is not ranked due for the most recent year due to insufficient test score data. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2022 the calculated Average Standard Score was 47.94. (See more...)
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Compare Details Atascadero Choices in Education Academy (ACE) ranks better than 70.9% of high schools in California. It also ranks 2nd among 3 ranked high schools in the Atascadero Unified School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 58.49. (See more...)
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The Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate (ACGR) measures the percentage of Atascadero Choices in Education Academy (ACE) 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 Racial makeup is: White (70.9%), Hispanic (22.2%), two or more races (5.1%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 41.8% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the lowest percentage in the Atascadero Unified School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Atascadero Choices in Education Academy (ACE) is 24.2, which is the highest among 3 high schools in the Atascadero Unified School District! (See more...)
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Compare Atascadero Choices in Education Academy (ACE) employs 6.5 full-time teachers.
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Atascadero Choices in Education Academy (ACE) is $10,065, which is the lowest among 3 high schools in the Atascadero Unified School District!
Schooldigger 2022 Rankings:

Atascadero Choices in Education Academy (ACE):

SchoolDigger ranks Atascadero Choices in Education Academy (ACE) 682nd of 2346 California public high schools. (See Atascadero Choices in Education Academy (ACE) in the ranking list.)

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Atascadero Unified:

SchoolDigger ranks Atascadero Unified 451st of 1560 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Atascadero Choices in Education Academy (ACE)

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Rank History for all elementary school students at Atascadero Choices in Education Academy (ACE)

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 66.81 1753rd 5883 70.2%
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Rank History for elementary school Female students at Atascadero Choices in Education Academy (ACE)

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 49.81 2422nd 5635 57.0%
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Data source: test scores: California Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Rank History for all middle school students at Atascadero Choices in Education Academy (ACE)

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 41.74 1391st 2715 48.8%
2022 47.94 1232nd 2740 55.0%
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Rank History for middle school Low Socio Economic Status students at Atascadero Choices in Education Academy (ACE)

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 34.12 1537th 2458 37.5%
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Rank History for middle school Female students at Atascadero Choices in Education Academy (ACE)

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 42.65 1255th 2509 50.0%
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Rank History for middle school Male students at Atascadero Choices in Education Academy (ACE)

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 36.56 1438th 2527 43.1%
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Rank History for middle school White students at Atascadero Choices in Education Academy (ACE)

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 7.73 1521st 1602 5.1%
2022 11.87 1424th 1555 8.4%
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Data source: test scores: California Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Rank History for Atascadero Choices in Education Academy (ACE)

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Rank History for all high school students at Atascadero Choices in Education Academy (ACE)

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 58.52 363rd 1653 78.0%
2005 71.93 224th 1901 88.2%
2006 71.66 250th 1968 87.3%
2007 66.56 322nd 2063 84.4%
2008 55.66 558th 2117 73.6%
2009 40.20 1015th 2238 54.6%
2010 34.97 1138th 2281 50.1%
2011 31.67 1263rd 2367 46.6%
2012 4.93 2139th 2354 9.1%
2013 57.25 604th 2426 75.1%
2016 86.91 253rd 2039 87.6%
2017 58.88 818th 2021 59.5%
2018 33.68 1326th 2017 34.3%
2019 57.12 807th 2133 62.2%
2022 55.32 818th 2123 61.5%
2023 58.49 678th 2335 71.0%
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Rank History for high school Low Socio Economic Status students at Atascadero Choices in Education Academy (ACE)

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 48.75 963rd 1937 50.3%
2022 71.49 415th 1943 78.6%
2023 63.14 562nd 2237 74.9%
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Rank History for high school Female students at Atascadero Choices in Education Academy (ACE)

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 18.51 1396th 1760 20.7%
2019 46.61 928th 1833 49.4%
2022 38.65 1088th 1858 41.4%
2023 48.85 852nd 2106 59.5%
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Rank History for high school Male students at Atascadero Choices in Education Academy (ACE)

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 62.73 619th 1880 67.1%
2022 72.84 446th 1916 76.7%
2023 67.33 494th 2195 77.5%
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Rank History for high school Hispanic students at Atascadero Choices in Education Academy (ACE)

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 64.34 524th 2132 75.4%
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Rank History for high school White students at Atascadero Choices in Education Academy (ACE)

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 22.97 931st 1173 20.6%
2019 42.01 734th 1222 39.9%
2022 37.66 757th 1204 37.1%
2023 34.01 851st 1424 40.2%
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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.

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 Atascadero Choices in Education Academy (ACE)

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1992 48 0 4 4 0 n/a n/a 0 56
1993 47 0 0 5 0 n/a n/a 0 52
1994 62 3 7 20 0 n/a n/a 0 92
1995 104 2 4 18 2 n/a n/a 0 130
1996 104 2 4 18 2 n/a n/a 0 130
1997 71 1 5 9 2 n/a n/a 0 88
1998 78 4 2 7 0 n/a n/a 0 91
1999 112 0 2 6 1 n/a n/a 0 121
2000 135 2 1 17 0 n/a n/a 0 155
2001 128 3 0 11 1 n/a n/a 1 144
2002 123 1 0 19 0 n/a n/a 0 143
2003 123 1 0 19 0 n/a n/a 0 143
2004 115 3 2 10 1 n/a n/a 0 131
2005 84 1 1 7 0 n/a n/a 0 93
2006 77 5 1 13 0 n/a n/a 0 96
2007 66 1 3 11 1 n/a n/a 0 82
2008 94 3 2 15 1 n/a n/a 0 115
2009 91 5 1 14 2 0 1 0 114
2010 80 2 1 19 0 0 6 0 108
2011 63 3 2 23 0 0 2 0 93
2012 37 2 1 7 0 0 2 0 49
2013 52 3 1 5 2 0 4 0 67
2014 69 0 4 7 2 0 4 0 86
2015 64 5 4 7 0 0 4 0 84
2016 62 7 1 15 2 0 3 0 90
2017 63 3 1 25 4 0 3 0 99
2018 73 4 1 23 1 0 2 0 104
2019 84 3 3 32 1 0 7 0 130
2020 116 5 3 28 3 0 3 0 158
2021 359 7 6 84 12 0 17 0 485
2022 210 1 3 78 9 0 15 1 317
2023 112 1 1 35 0 0 8 1 158

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 Atascadero Choices in Education Academy (ACE)

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1992 56 n/a n/a n/a
1993 52 3.9 13.3 0
1994 92 4.8 19.2 0
1995 130 5.1 25.5 0
1996 130 5.1 25.5 0
1997 88 4.1 21.5 0
1998 91 4.0 22.8 0
1999 121 4.0 30.3 0
2000 155 6.5 23.8 0
2001 144 9.0 16.0 0
2002 143 5.5 26.0 13.3
2003 143 5.5 26.0 13.3
2004 131 5.5 23.8 6.9
2005 93 4.5 20.7 2.2
2006 96 3.5 27.4 2.1
2007 82 6.7 12.2 3.7
2008 115 4.3 26.7 6.1
2009 114 4.5 20.4 10.5
2010 108 3.6 29.8 11.1
2011 93 n/a n/a 8.6
2012 49 3.2 15.3 n/a
2013 67 3.4 19.4 17.9
2014 86 3.4 24.6 19.8
2015 84 3.0 28.0 20.2
2016 90 4.0 22.5 23.3
2017 99 4.8 20.3 32.3
2018 104 4.5 23.1 36.5
2019 130 6.9 18.7 30
2020 158 n/a n/a 29.1
2021 485 16.2 29.8 22.1
2022 317 10.6 29.9 41
2023 158 6.5 24.2 41.8

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 Atascadero Choices in Education Academy (ACE)

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1992 56 n/a n/a n/a
1993 52 3.9 13.3 0
1994 92 4.8 19.2 0
1995 130 5.1 25.5 0
1996 130 5.1 25.5 0
1997 88 4.1 21.5 0
1998 91 4.0 22.8 0
1999 121 4.0 30.3 0
2000 155 6.5 23.8 0
2001 144 9.0 16.0 0
2002 143 5.5 26.0 13.3
2003 143 5.5 26.0 13.3
2004 131 5.5 23.8 6.9
2005 93 4.5 20.7 2.2
2006 96 3.5 27.4 2.1
2007 82 6.7 12.2 3.7
2008 115 4.3 26.7 6.1
2009 114 4.5 20.4 10.5
2010 108 3.6 29.8 11.1
2011 93 n/a n/a 8.6
2012 49 3.2 15.3 n/a
2013 67 3.4 19.4 17.9
2014 86 3.4 24.6 19.8
2015 84 3.0 28.0 20.2
2016 90 4.0 22.5 23.3
2017 99 4.8 20.3 32.3
2018 104 4.5 23.1 36.5
2019 130 6.9 18.7 30
2020 158 n/a n/a 29.1
2021 485 16.2 29.8 22.1
2022 317 10.6 29.9 41
2023 158 6.5 24.2 41.8

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 Atascadero Choices in Education Academy (ACE)

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $10,065

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Atascadero Choices in Education Academy (ACE)

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 1391st of 2715 Middle schoolsRanks 1232nd of 2740 Middle schools
 6.3%
Ranks 807th of 2133 High schoolsRanks 678th of 2335 High schools
 8.8%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
8th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Atascadero Choices in Education Academy (ACE))46.746.2
 0.5%
   8th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Atascadero Unified)46.854
 7.2%
   8th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)49.446.6
 2.8%
8th Grade Mathematics (Atascadero Choices in Education Academy (ACE))6.715.4
 8.7%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Atascadero Unified)36.533.3
 3.2%
   8th Grade Mathematics (California)36.629.2
 7.4%
8th Grade Science (Atascadero Choices in Education Academy (ACE))28.623.1
 5.5%
   8th Grade Science (Atascadero Unified)35.839.5
 3.7%
   8th Grade Science (California)30.829.2
 1.7%
11th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Atascadero Choices in Education Academy (ACE))58.157.1
 0.9%
   11th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Atascadero Unified)47.853.2
 5.4%
   11th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)57.355.4
 1.9%
11th Grade Mathematics (Atascadero Choices in Education Academy (ACE))19.418.8
 0.6%
   11th Grade Mathematics (Atascadero Unified)26.522.1
 4.5%
   11th Grade Mathematics (California)32.227.4
 4.9%
11th Grade Science (Atascadero Choices in Education Academy (ACE))2936.2
 7.1%
   11th Grade Science (Atascadero Unified)29.533.2
 3.8%
   11th Grade Science (California)30.431.7
 1.3%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students130158
 21.5%
African American31
 66.7%
American Indian10
 100%
Asian31
 66.7%
Hispanic3235
 9.4%
Pacific Islander00
White84112
 33.3%
Two or More Races78
 14.3%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients30%41.8%
 11.8%


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In the 2022-23 school year, 158 students attended Atascadero Choices in Education Academy (ACE).

Atascadero Choices in Education Academy (ACE) ranks 682nd of 2346 California high schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.

Students at Atascadero Choices in Education Academy (ACE) are 71% White, 22% Hispanic, 5% Two or more races.


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