Community Roots Academy

Public, Charter K-8

 23431 Knollwood, P-31
       Aliso Viejo, CA  92656


 (949) 831-4272

District: Capistrano Unified

SchoolDigger Rank:
1010th of 5,621 California Elementary Schools


Student/Teacher Ratio:  17.7
Number of students:  478

Racial breakdown:

White:
67.8%
Hispanic:
14.4%
Two or more races:
12.6%
Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients:  2.9%

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Updated Wednesday, August 24, 2016, based on the 2015-16 school year test scores.

Performance Trends
Compare Details In 2016, Community Roots Academy ranked better than 82% of elementary schools in California. It also ranked 24th among 39 ranked elementary schools in the Capistrano Unified School District. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2016 the calculated Average Standard Score was 82.72. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2016, Community Roots Academy ranked better than 72.4% of middle schools in California. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2016 the calculated Average Standard Score was 68.5. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Student population at Community Roots Academy is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (67.8%), Hispanic (14.4%), two or more races (12.6%). (See more...)
Compare Details 2.9% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Community Roots Academy is 17.7, which is the 2nd best among 39 elementary schools in the Capistrano Unified School District. (See more...)
Compare Community Roots Academy employs 27 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2016 Rankings:

Community Roots Academy:

SchoolDigger Ranks Community Roots Academy 1010th of 5621 California public elementary schools. (See Community Roots Academy in the ranking list.)
SchoolDigger Ranks Community Roots Academy 683rd of 2472 California public middle schools. (See Community Roots Academy in the ranking list.)

Capistrano Unified:

SchoolDigger ranks Capistrano Unified 120th of 865 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Community Roots Academy

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2013 67.14 1694th 5478 69.1% 3 star ranking
2015 80.60 1075th 5567 80.7% 4 star ranking
2016 82.72 1010th 5621 82.0% 4 star ranking

Test score data source: test scores: California Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Rank History for Community Roots Academy

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2015 80.87 412th 2482 83.4% 4 star ranking
2016 68.50 683rd 2472 72.4% 4 star ranking

Test score data source: test scores: California Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Test score data source: California Department of Education

About the Smarter Balanced Assessments: The Smarter Balanced Assessment System has three components: the Summative Assessments, designed for accountability purposes; Interim Assessments, designed to support teaching and learning throughout the year; and the Digital Library, designed to support classroom-based formative assessment processes. The Smarter Balanced Assessment Graphic (PDF) and Smarter Balanced Assessment System Video (2:57) displays the relationship between these components, the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), and college and career readiness.

The Summative Assessments are comprehensive end of year assessments of grade-level learning that measure progress toward college and career readiness. Each test, English language arts/literacy (ELA) and mathematics is comprised of two parts: (1) a computer adaptive test and (2) a performance task, administered within a 12-week window beginning at 66 percent of the instructional year for grades 3 through 8, or within in a 7-week window beginning at 80 percent of the instructional year for grade 11.

The Summative Assessments are aligned with the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for English language arts/literacy (ELA) and mathematics. The tests capitalize on the strengths of computer adaptive testing—efficient and precise measurement across the full range of achievement and timely turnaround of results.

Source: Summative Assessments, California Department of Education

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by a parent
Sunday, June 12, 2016

Open Quote I have Twin daughters that attend Kindergarten at Community Roots Academy (CRA). Their Teachers have surpassed my expectations academically. At mid review, both my daughters could have been placed in 1st grade due because of their Reading, Writing and Math levels. At the beginning of the year I was a little worried how they would do but all my worrying was unfounded. I believe this is all due to the Teachers and the Project Based Learning Academic philosophy at CRA. The Parent Community itself at CRA was so supportive and genuinely caring I could not of asked more of a welcome when my girls first started at the school.

In response to the disgruntled person with the bad review, I don't know what school her children go to or the motive behind her review but it does not have anything to do with the Project Based Learning environment, Teachers or Students that go to the school. As for the parking situation, I don't know what school in Aliso Viejo that doesn't deal with the same struggles. Also CRA has a different drop off and pick up time than the shared school so I don't understand the issue.

"Charter schools are public schools operating under a “charter,” essentially a contract entered into between the school and its authorizing agency." In our case (Capistrano School District) which is our partner in the negotiations regarding CRA.

But if anyone would like to log a complaint, they should direct their issues to the appropriate people and not the Parent or Students of the school. Or leave erroneous reviews on a school review site.

Source of the quote: https://www.charterschoolcenter.org/what-is-a-charter-school

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by a citizen on FaceBook
Monday, September 7, 2015

Open Quote Trying to displace 375 neighborhood students in order to accommodate for your 700 students is plain out rude... after reading the bios of the board members you would think that this school would easily be able to fund or find private funds to find a much more suitable location, but clearly they can't. They have to be the bullies of the playground. For those who are looking at community roots charter school I would highly not recommend because the traffic would be absolutely horrifying for you going to and from the school's new desired location of either Hidden Hills or Crown Valley elementary so best of luck to those who were planning on attending the Community Roots Academy. You would not only be attending a school with lots of traffic but would also be under the care of board members who clearly can't come up with better ideas to help there students learn in a much more sustainable building. Enjoy the rest of your day! Close Quote


Enrollment information for Community Roots Academy

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2011 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
2012 54 0 4 16 0 1 23 0 98
2013 152 0 14 27 0 0 20 0 213
2014 285 5 21 48 2 0 39 0 400
2015 324 9 12 69 4 0 60 0 478

Test score 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 Community Roots Academy

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2011 n/a n/a n/a n/a
2012 98 8.0 12.2 n/a
2013 213 12.0 17.7 1.4
2014 400 21.6 18.5 0.0
2015 478 27.0 17.7 2.9

Test score data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the FRAC Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Community Roots Academy

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2011 n/a n/a n/a n/a
2012 98 8.0 12.2 n/a
2013 213 12.0 17.7 1.4
2014 400 21.6 18.5 0.0
2015 478 27.0 17.7 2.9

Test score 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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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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