Vallecito Continuation High

Summary:

Vallecito Continuation High is a small public high school in Altaville, California, serving grades 9-12 and part of the Bret Harte Union High School District. Despite its small size of just 46 students, the school faces significant challenges, with consistently low academic performance, high chronic absenteeism, and a dropout rate that is much higher than the district and state averages.

Vallecito Continuation High consistently ranks in the bottom 25% of California high schools, with a 1-star rating from SchoolDigger. Its academic performance is significantly lower than the district and state averages across all subject areas, including English Language Arts, Mathematics, and Science. The school also has an extremely high chronic absenteeism rate, reaching as high as 68.8% in the 2022-2023 school year, and a dropout rate of 14.3% in the 2020-2021 school year, both of which are much higher than the surrounding district and state. These challenges are compounded by the fact that the school serves a student population with a high percentage of low socioeconomic status students, with 47.83% qualifying for free or reduced-price lunch.

Vallecito Continuation High's struggles are not unique, as continuation high schools often face significant challenges in serving students who have struggled in traditional high school settings. However, the school's performance is significantly lower than the nearby Bret Harte Union High School, which is ranked in the top 25% of California high schools and has much higher academic achievement, graduation rates, and lower dropout and chronic absenteeism rates. Addressing the challenges faced by Vallecito Continuation High will require a comprehensive approach to support the academic, social, and emotional needs of its students.


Detail:

Public 9-12

 364 Murphys Grade Rd.
       Altaville, CA  95222


(209) 736-2507

District: Bret Harte Union High

SchoolDigger Rank:
1685th of 2,346 California High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $10,157 Help


Student/teacher ratio:  24.7 Help
Number of students:  46

Racial breakdown:

White:
63.0%
Hispanic:
28.3%
Two or more races:
6.5%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  47.8% Help


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Compare Details Vallecito Continuation High ranks worse than 71.8% of high schools in California. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 20.61. (See more...)
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The Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate (ACGR) measures the percentage of Vallecito 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 Racial makeup is: White (63%), Hispanic (28.3%), two or more races (6.5%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 47.8% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Vallecito Continuation High is 24.7. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Vallecito Continuation High is $10,157.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Vallecito Continuation High:

SchoolDigger ranks Vallecito Continuation High 1685th of 2346 California public high schools. (See Vallecito Continuation High in the ranking list.)

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Bret Harte Union High:

SchoolDigger ranks Bret Harte Union High 735th of 1560 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Vallecito Continuation High

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Rank History for all students at Vallecito Continuation High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 13.93 1524th 1653 7.8%
2005 31.17 1021st 1901 46.3%
2006 34.48 992nd 1968 49.6%
2007 13.20 1784th 2063 13.5%
2008 9.77 1889th 2117 10.8%
2009 12.25 1975th 2238 11.8%
2010 10.49 1993rd 2281 12.6%
2011 20.44 1624th 2367 31.4%
2012 14.49 1829th 2354 22.3%
2013 4.99 2203rd 2426 9.2%
2019 10.68 2002nd 2133 6.1%
2022 16.63 1747th 2123 17.7%
2023 20.61 1674th 2335 28.3%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Vallecito Continuation High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 9.92 1874th 1937 3.3%
2022 12.66 1765th 1943 9.2%
2023 23.07 1588th 2237 29.0%
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Rank History for Female students at Vallecito Continuation High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 15.96 1582nd 1858 14.9%
2023 36.36 1180th 2106 44.0%
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Rank History for Male students at Vallecito Continuation High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 11.51 1696th 1880 9.8%
2022 15.05 1630th 1916 14.9%
2023 7.61 2080th 2195 5.2%
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Rank History for White students at Vallecito Continuation High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 3.43 1207th 1222 1.2%
2022 12.63 1067th 1204 11.4%
2023 9.24 1244th 1424 12.6%
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Data source: test scores: California Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Enrollment information for Vallecito Continuation High

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 55 0 0 3 0 n/a n/a 0 58
1989 73 0 0 1 0 n/a n/a 0 74
1990 76 0 2 1 0 n/a n/a 0 79
1991 91 0 0 6 0 n/a n/a 0 97
1992 68 0 0 5 0 n/a n/a 0 73
1993 57 0 0 4 0 n/a n/a 0 61
1994 53 0 0 5 0 n/a n/a 0 58
1995 62 0 1 8 0 n/a n/a 0 71
1996 62 0 1 8 0 n/a n/a 0 71
1997 55 3 0 10 0 n/a n/a 0 68
1998 40 1 2 14 1 n/a n/a 0 58
1999 49 3 1 6 0 n/a n/a 0 59
2000 39 4 0 12 1 n/a n/a 0 56
2001 54 0 0 6 0 n/a n/a 0 60
2002 45 1 0 13 0 n/a n/a 0 59
2003 45 1 0 13 0 n/a n/a 0 59
2004 53 0 0 2 1 n/a n/a 0 56
2005 30 2 3 5 2 n/a n/a 0 42
2006 35 0 1 4 3 n/a n/a 1 44
2007 30 2 1 6 2 n/a n/a 0 41
2008 21 n/a n/a 2 3 n/a n/a 0 26
2009 28 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 34
2010 28 0 0 4 2 0 0 0 34
2011 37 0 0 8 2 0 1 0 48
2012 32 1 0 6 2 0 3 0 44
2013 20 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 23
2014 9 0 0 4 0 0 1 0 14
2015 11 1 0 6 0 0 1 0 19
2016 22 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 25
2017 15 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 18
2018 15 0 0 6 0 0 2 0 23
2019 15 0 0 4 0 0 1 0 20
2020 19 0 0 9 1 0 0 0 29
2021 22 0 0 9 1 0 0 0 32
2022 23 1 1 10 2 0 5 0 42
2023 29 0 0 13 1 0 3 0 46

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

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

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Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Vallecito Continuation High

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 58 2.0 29.0 n/a
1989 74 2.7 27.4 n/a
1990 79 3.0 26.3 n/a
1991 97 2.7 35.9 n/a
1992 73 2.7 27.0 n/a
1993 61 3.5 17.4 0
1994 58 3.5 16.6 0
1995 71 4.2 16.9 40.8
1996 71 4.2 16.9 40.8
1997 68 4.3 15.8 41.2
1998 58 3.0 19.3 34.5
1999 59 3.0 19.7 39
2000 56 3.0 18.7 32.1
2001 60 3.0 20.0 6.7
2002 59 3.0 19.7 22
2003 59 3.0 19.7 22
2004 56 3.0 18.7 21.4
2005 42 3.2 13.1 35.7
2006 44 3.0 14.7 60.5
2007 41 4.0 10.3 63.4
2008 26 4.0 6.5 76.9
2009 34 3.4 7.4 58.8
2010 34 3.0 11.3 67.6
2011 48 n/a n/a 47.9
2012 44 3.2 13.3 0
2013 23 3.2 6.9 60.9
2014 14 2.4 5.7 64.3
2015 19 2.0 9.5 78.9
2016 25 2.0 12.5 88
2017 18 1.9 9.0 50
2018 23 1.8 12.4 60.9
2019 20 2.1 9.3 70
2020 29 n/a n/a 58.6
2021 32 1.8 17.2 56.3
2022 42 1.8 22.5 45.2
2023 46 1.8 24.7 47.8

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 Vallecito Continuation High

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 58 2.0 29.0 n/a
1989 74 2.7 27.4 n/a
1990 79 3.0 26.3 n/a
1991 97 2.7 35.9 n/a
1992 73 2.7 27.0 n/a
1993 61 3.5 17.4 0
1994 58 3.5 16.6 0
1995 71 4.2 16.9 40.8
1996 71 4.2 16.9 40.8
1997 68 4.3 15.8 41.2
1998 58 3.0 19.3 34.5
1999 59 3.0 19.7 39
2000 56 3.0 18.7 32.1
2001 60 3.0 20.0 6.7
2002 59 3.0 19.7 22
2003 59 3.0 19.7 22
2004 56 3.0 18.7 21.4
2005 42 3.2 13.1 35.7
2006 44 3.0 14.7 60.5
2007 41 4.0 10.3 63.4
2008 26 4.0 6.5 76.9
2009 34 3.4 7.4 58.8
2010 34 3.0 11.3 67.6
2011 48 n/a n/a 47.9
2012 44 3.2 13.3 0
2013 23 3.2 6.9 60.9
2014 14 2.4 5.7 64.3
2015 19 2.0 9.5 78.9
2016 25 2.0 12.5 88
2017 18 1.9 9.0 50
2018 23 1.8 12.4 60.9
2019 20 2.1 9.3 70
2020 29 n/a n/a 58.6
2021 32 1.8 17.2 56.3
2022 42 1.8 22.5 45.2
2023 46 1.8 24.7 47.8

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.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Vallecito Continuation High

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $10,157

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Vallecito Continuation High

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 2002nd of 2133 High schoolsRanks 1674th of 2335 High schools
 22.2%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
11th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Vallecito Continuation High)13.332.3
 18.9%
   11th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Bret Harte Union High)66.957.1
 9.8%
   11th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)57.355.4
 1.9%
11th Grade Mathematics (Vallecito Continuation High)03.5
 3.5%
   11th Grade Mathematics (Bret Harte Union High)36.720.3
 16.5%
   11th Grade Mathematics (California)32.227.4
 4.9%
11th Grade Science (Vallecito Continuation High)010.3
 10.3%
   11th Grade Science (Bret Harte Union High)45.528.6
 16.9%
   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 Students2046
 130%
African American00
American Indian01
Asian00
Hispanic413
 225%
Pacific Islander00
White1529
 93.3%
Two or More Races13
 200%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients70%47.8%
 22.2%


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Vallecito Continuation High ranks 1685th of 2346 California high schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 1 star out of 5.

Students at Vallecito Continuation High are 63% White, 28% Hispanic, 7% Two or more races, 2% American Indian.

In the 2022-23 school year, 46 students attended Vallecito Continuation High.


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