Gold Strike High

Summary:

Gold Strike High is a small public high school serving grades 9-12 in San Andreas, California, part of the Calaveras Unified school district.

Gold Strike High faces significant challenges, with consistently low academic performance, high chronic absenteeism, and fluctuating graduation rates. Only 33.33% of 11th-grade students were proficient in English Language Arts, compared to 52.11% at Calaveras High and 72.54% at Amador High. In math, 0% of 11th-graders were proficient, versus 14.58% at Calaveras High and 26.09% at Amador High. Gold Strike's graduation rate has ranged from 54.5% to 93.1% in recent years, significantly lower than the 98.8% rate at Calaveras High and 98.7% at Amador High.

The school's challenges may be linked to its high percentage of socioeconomically disadvantaged students (61.22% receive free/reduced-price lunch) and extremely high chronic absenteeism rate of 88.7% in 2020-2021, much higher than the 19.0% to 79.5% range at nearby schools. Gold Strike High's small size and proximity to other struggling schools, such as Bret Harte Union High and Vallecito Continuation High, suggest the need for a targeted, collaborative approach to address the school's performance and engagement issues.


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Public 9-12

 350 High Sch St.
       San Andreas, CA  95249


(209) 754-2123

District: Calaveras Unified

SchoolDigger Rank:
1631st of 2,346 California High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $9,757 Help


Student/teacher ratio:  27.3 Help
Number of students:  49

Racial breakdown:

White:
59.2%
Hispanic:
28.6%
Two or more races:
6.1%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  61.2% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Gold Strike High ranks worse than 69.5% of high schools in California. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 22.42. (See more...)
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The Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate (ACGR) measures the percentage of Gold Strike 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 (59.2%), Hispanic (28.6%), two or more races (6.1%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 61.2% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Gold Strike High is 27.3. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Gold Strike High is $9,757.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Gold Strike High:

SchoolDigger ranks Gold Strike High 1631st of 2346 California public high schools. (See Gold Strike High in the ranking list.)

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Calaveras Unified:

SchoolDigger ranks Calaveras Unified 1172nd of 1560 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Gold Strike High

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Rank History for all students at Gold Strike High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 19.14 1312th 1653 20.6%
2005 44.78 698th 1901 63.3%
2006 17.53 1535th 1968 22.0%
2007 24.85 1308th 2063 36.6%
2008 23.09 1403rd 2117 33.7%
2009 42.13 954th 2238 57.4%
2010 31.71 1233rd 2281 45.9%
2011 44.24 936th 2367 60.5%
2012 28.53 1335th 2354 43.3%
2013 20.42 1629th 2426 32.9%
2015 18.63 1513th 1994 24.1%
2017 11.35 1744th 2021 13.7%
2022 9.37 2087th 2123 1.7%
2023 22.42 1621st 2335 30.6%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Gold Strike High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 15.61 1769th 2237 20.9%
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Rank History for Female students at Gold Strike High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 17.81 1630th 2106 22.6%
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Rank History for Male students at Gold Strike High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 10.26 1838th 1916 4.1%
2023 20.75 1583rd 2195 27.9%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Gold Strike High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 26.67 1442nd 2132 32.4%
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Rank History for White students at Gold Strike High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 3.46 1195th 1204 0.7%
2023 4.18 1343rd 1424 5.7%
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Data source: test scores: California Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Enrollment information for Gold Strike High

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 85 0 1 12 5 n/a n/a 0 103
1989 63 1 1 1 4 n/a n/a 0 70
1990 53 1 0 13 3 n/a n/a 0 70
1991 59 0 0 15 0 n/a n/a 0 74
1992 56 1 0 12 7 n/a n/a 0 76
1993 57 0 0 8 4 n/a n/a 0 69
1994 73 1 0 7 0 n/a n/a 0 81
1995 59 2 1 9 2 n/a n/a 0 73
1996 59 2 1 9 2 n/a n/a 0 73
1997 56 1 0 8 2 n/a n/a 0 67
1998 48 1 2 4 0 n/a n/a 0 55
1999 48 2 1 2 0 n/a n/a 0 53
2000 36 0 0 4 0 n/a n/a 0 40
2001 27 1 0 3 1 n/a n/a 0 32
2002 35 0 0 5 3 n/a n/a 0 43
2003 35 0 0 5 3 n/a n/a 0 43
2004 28 1 0 2 2 n/a n/a 0 33
2005 45 1 0 3 1 n/a n/a 0 50
2006 52 0 0 6 4 n/a n/a 1 63
2007 40 1 0 7 3 n/a n/a 1 52
2008 52 1 1 8 3 n/a n/a 0 65
2009 50 2 0 12 3 0 5 0 72
2010 50 0 1 12 1 0 2 0 66
2011 55 0 1 6 4 0 0 0 66
2012 37 0 0 4 5 0 0 0 46
2013 32 0 0 10 1 0 2 0 45
2014 39 0 1 12 0 0 3 0 55
2015 55 0 0 9 2 0 7 0 73
2016 21 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 25
2017 26 1 0 7 0 0 3 0 37
2018 30 1 0 8 3 2 2 0 46
2019 22 0 0 7 1 0 3 0 33
2020 22 1 0 7 0 0 2 0 32
2021 15 1 0 7 0 0 0 0 23
2022 30 0 1 16 1 0 3 0 51
2023 29 0 0 14 2 1 3 0 49

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 Gold Strike High

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 103 6.0 17.1 n/a
1989 70 5.2 13.4 n/a
1990 70 4.6 15.2 n/a
1991 74 4.7 15.7 n/a
1992 76 4.8 15.8 34.2
1993 69 4.0 17.3 26.1
1994 81 4.0 20.3 39.5
1995 73 4.0 18.3 52.1
1996 73 4.0 18.3 52.1
1997 67 3.0 22.3 50.7
1998 55 3.0 18.3 60
1999 53 3.0 17.7 49.1
2000 40 3.0 13.3 50
2001 32 3.0 10.7 78.1
2002 43 3.0 14.3 51.2
2003 43 3.0 14.3 51.2
2004 33 2.0 16.5 42.4
2005 50 3.8 13.2 46
2006 63 2.9 21.7 33.9
2007 52 2.9 17.9 23.5
2008 65 4.0 16.3 29.2
2009 72 2.7 16.7 59.7
2010 66 3.0 22.0 68.2
2011 66 n/a n/a 71.2
2012 46 3.0 15.3 n/a
2013 45 3.0 15.0 64.4
2014 55 3.5 15.7 80
2015 73 4.0 18.2 69.9
2016 25 3.0 8.3 88
2017 37 3.0 12.3 75.7
2018 46 2.8 16.4 73.9
2019 33 3.0 11.0 81.8
2020 32 n/a n/a 78.1
2021 23 1.0 23.0 69.6
2022 51 n/a n/a 66.7
2023 49 1.7 27.3 61.2

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 Gold Strike High

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 103 6.0 17.1 n/a
1989 70 5.2 13.4 n/a
1990 70 4.6 15.2 n/a
1991 74 4.7 15.7 n/a
1992 76 4.8 15.8 34.2
1993 69 4.0 17.3 26.1
1994 81 4.0 20.3 39.5
1995 73 4.0 18.3 52.1
1996 73 4.0 18.3 52.1
1997 67 3.0 22.3 50.7
1998 55 3.0 18.3 60
1999 53 3.0 17.7 49.1
2000 40 3.0 13.3 50
2001 32 3.0 10.7 78.1
2002 43 3.0 14.3 51.2
2003 43 3.0 14.3 51.2
2004 33 2.0 16.5 42.4
2005 50 3.8 13.2 46
2006 63 2.9 21.7 33.9
2007 52 2.9 17.9 23.5
2008 65 4.0 16.3 29.2
2009 72 2.7 16.7 59.7
2010 66 3.0 22.0 68.2
2011 66 n/a n/a 71.2
2012 46 3.0 15.3 n/a
2013 45 3.0 15.0 64.4
2014 55 3.5 15.7 80
2015 73 4.0 18.2 69.9
2016 25 3.0 8.3 88
2017 37 3.0 12.3 75.7
2018 46 2.8 16.4 73.9
2019 33 3.0 11.0 81.8
2020 32 n/a n/a 78.1
2021 23 1.0 23.0 69.6
2022 51 n/a n/a 66.7
2023 49 1.7 27.3 61.2

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 Gold Strike High

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $9,757

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Gold Strike High

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Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students3349
 48.5%
African American00
American Indian12
 100%
Asian00
Hispanic714
 100%
Pacific Islander01
White2229
 31.8%
Two or More Races33
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients81.8%61.2%
 20.6%


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Students at Gold Strike High are 59% White, 29% Hispanic, 6% Two or more races, 4% American Indian, 2% Pacific Islander.

Gold Strike High ranks 1631st of 2346 California high schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 2 stars out of 5.

In the 2022-23 school year, 49 students attended Gold Strike High.


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