Denair Charter Academy

Summary:

Denair Charter Academy is an alternative public charter school serving 167 students in grades K-12 in Denair, California, which is part of the Denair Unified School District. The school faces several challenges, including lower academic performance, high dropout rates, and high chronic absenteeism compared to nearby alternative schools.

Denair Charter Academy has a higher percentage of Hispanic (50.3%) and Native American (5.39%) students compared to surrounding schools. Its four-year graduation rate has fluctuated between 64.6% and 80% over the past five years, lower than the 89.6% rate of Connecting Waters Charter School - Central Valley. The school also has a relatively high dropout rate, ranging from 14.1% to 30.4%, much higher than the 5.2% and 8.2% rates of Connecting Waters Charter and Connecting Waters Charter School - Central Valley, respectively.

Denair Charter Academy's test scores are generally lower than the Denair Unified School District and the state of California across all grade levels and subject areas. The school also has a high chronic absenteeism rate, ranging from 21.1% to 33.2%, much higher than the 1.4% and 2.3% rates of Connecting Waters Charter School - Central Valley and Connecting Waters Charter, respectively. These challenges may be exacerbated by the school's high percentage of students (53.29%) receiving free or reduced-price lunch, indicating significant socioeconomic disadvantages among the student population.


Detail:

Public, Charter, Alternative K-12

 3460 Lester Rd.
       Denair, CA  95316-9502


(209) 634-0917

District: Denair Unified

SchoolDigger Rank:
2254th of 2,798 California Alternative Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $12,098 Help


Student/teacher ratio:  13.5 Help
Number of students:  167

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
50.3%
White:
40.7%
American Indian:
5.4%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  53.3% Help


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Compare Details Denair Charter Academy ranks worse than 80.6% of middle schools in California. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 20.23. (See more...)
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Compare Details Denair Charter Academy ranks worse than 79.6% of high schools in California. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 14.13. (See more...)
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The Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate (ACGR) measures the percentage of Denair Charter Academy 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: Hispanic (50.3%), White (40.7%), American Indian (5.4%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 53.3% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Denair Charter Academy is 13.5. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Denair Charter Academy is $12,098.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Denair Charter Academy:

SchoolDigger ranks Denair Charter Academy 2254th of 2798 California public middle schools. (See Denair Charter Academy in the ranking list.)

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SchoolDigger ranks Denair Charter Academy 1867th of 2346 California public high schools. (See Denair Charter Academy in the ranking list.)

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Denair Unified:

SchoolDigger ranks Denair Unified 1323rd of 1560 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Denair Charter Academy

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Rank History for all middle school students at Denair Charter Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 13.52 1607th 1769 9.2%
2005 11.39 1647th 1777 7.3%
2006 13.77 1626th 1804 9.9%
2007 13.58 1806th 1999 9.7%
2008 16.17 1770th 2005 11.7%
2009 19.85 1744th 2063 15.5%
2010 7.00 2090th 2179 4.1%
2011 6.93 2142nd 2236 4.2%
2012 9.70 2122nd 2259 6.1%
2013 9.92 2225th 2379 6.5%
2015 17.67 2092nd 2477 15.5%
2016 7.67 2396th 2497 4.0%
2018 8.13 2395th 2480 3.4%
2019 7.96 2602nd 2715 4.2%
2022 15.33 2431st 2740 11.3%
2023 20.23 2248th 2788 19.4%
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Rank History for middle school Low Socio Economic Status students at Denair Charter Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 11.80 2227th 2369 6.0%
2023 31.00 1712th 2535 32.5%
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Rank History for middle school Female students at Denair Charter Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 6.34 2343rd 2380 1.6%
2023 25.95 1829th 2535 27.9%
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Rank History for middle school Hispanic students at Denair Charter Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 5.20 2187th 2213 1.2%
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Data source: test scores: California Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Rank History for Denair Charter Academy

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Rank History for all high school students at Denair Charter Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 20.07 1270th 1653 23.2%
2005 30.36 1039th 1901 45.3%
2006 23.53 1294th 1968 34.2%
2007 22.55 1401st 2063 32.1%
2008 27.26 1246th 2117 41.1%
2009 31.53 1317th 2238 41.2%
2010 21.35 1564th 2281 31.4%
2011 23.88 1503rd 2367 36.5%
2012 23.42 1493rd 2354 36.6%
2013 22.80 1553rd 2426 36.0%
2015 15.27 1591st 1994 20.2%
2016 17.24 1564th 2039 23.3%
2017 15.55 1586th 2021 21.5%
2018 12.03 1700th 2017 15.7%
2019 10.97 1983rd 2133 7.0%
2021 13.33 1106th 1290 14.3%
2022 23.33 1581st 2123 25.5%
2023 14.13 1856th 2335 20.5%
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Rank History for high school English Language Learner students at Denair Charter Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 26.76 947th 1315 28.0%
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Rank History for high school Low Socio Economic Status students at Denair Charter Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 15.44 1477th 1862 20.7%
2019 10.62 1830th 1937 5.5%
2021 14.50 956th 1126 15.1%
2022 30.15 1351st 1943 30.5%
2023 17.88 1710th 2237 23.6%
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Rank History for high school Female students at Denair Charter Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 10.10 1530th 1760 13.1%
2019 8.28 1772nd 1833 3.3%
2021 8.88 983rd 1054 6.7%
2022 17.87 1540th 1858 17.1%
2023 14.75 1723rd 2106 18.2%
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Rank History for high school Male students at Denair Charter Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 10.57 1656th 1834 9.7%
2019 12.07 1671st 1880 11.1%
2021 14.34 962nd 1122 14.3%
2022 20.82 1488th 1916 22.3%
2023 12.39 1812th 2195 17.4%
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Rank History for high school Hispanic students at Denair Charter Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 14.55 1396th 1742 19.9%
2019 10.48 1703rd 1814 6.1%
2022 15.06 1590th 1861 14.6%
2023 16.37 1662nd 2132 22.0%
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Rank History for high school White students at Denair Charter Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 3.04 1163rd 1173 0.9%
2019 3.41 1209th 1222 1.1%
2022 9.72 1092nd 1204 9.3%
2023 4.53 1335th 1424 6.3%
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Data source: test scores: California Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Denair Charter Academy Test Scores
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Enrollment information for Denair Charter Academy

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2002 98 1 1 33 0 n/a n/a 0 133
2003 98 1 1 33 0 n/a n/a 0 133
2004 71 1 1 26 1 n/a n/a 1 101
2005 118 2 1 36 1 n/a n/a 0 158
2006 138 3 1 34 5 n/a n/a 1 182
2007 136 5 2 44 1 n/a n/a 1 189
2008 183 8 3 34 5 n/a n/a 0 233
2009 164 6 1 49 7 0 1 0 228
2010 134 1 4 67 3 0 37 0 246
2011 160 3 4 109 14 2 2 0 294
2012 178 4 6 130 5 0 17 0 340
2013 178 3 7 121 6 2 20 0 337
2014 131 2 5 111 3 0 10 0 262
2015 132 0 2 121 0 3 4 0 262
2016 134 0 1 130 2 0 7 0 274
2017 105 0 0 109 2 0 16 0 232
2018 88 3 1 114 3 0 13 0 222
2019 84 2 0 115 4 0 1 0 206
2020 109 4 0 42 48 0 8 1 212
2021 100 5 1 102 28 0 7 0 243
2022 79 3 0 80 18 0 2 0 182
2023 68 2 0 84 9 1 3 0 167

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

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Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Denair Charter Academy

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2002 133 5.3 25.1 0
2003 133 5.3 25.1 0
2004 101 3.5 28.9 0
2005 158 3.6 43.9 0
2006 182 4.6 39.6 0
2007 189 4.6 41.1 3.7
2008 233 5.0 46.6 4.7
2009 228 6.2 28.5 3.1
2010 246 7.0 35.1 4.9
2011 294 n/a n/a n/a
2012 340 20.1 16.8 23.8
2013 337 19.2 17.5 32.3
2014 262 12.9 20.2 58.8
2015 262 12.0 21.8 55
2016 274 11.0 24.9 51.1
2017 232 11.7 19.8 56
2018 222 10.0 22.1 62.6
2019 206 6.2 32.7 55.8
2020 212 n/a n/a 61.3
2021 243 12.7 19.1 65.8
2022 182 13.0 13.9 55.5
2023 167 12.3 13.5 53.3

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 Denair Charter Academy

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2002 133 5.3 25.1 0
2003 133 5.3 25.1 0
2004 101 3.5 28.9 0
2005 158 3.6 43.9 0
2006 182 4.6 39.6 0
2007 189 4.6 41.1 3.7
2008 233 5.0 46.6 4.7
2009 228 6.2 28.5 3.1
2010 246 7.0 35.1 4.9
2011 294 n/a n/a n/a
2012 340 20.1 16.8 23.8
2013 337 19.2 17.5 32.3
2014 262 12.9 20.2 58.8
2015 262 12.0 21.8 55
2016 274 11.0 24.9 51.1
2017 232 11.7 19.8 56
2018 222 10.0 22.1 62.6
2019 206 6.2 32.7 55.8
2020 212 n/a n/a 61.3
2021 243 12.7 19.1 65.8
2022 182 13.0 13.9 55.5
2023 167 12.3 13.5 53.3

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 Denair Charter Academy

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $12,098

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Denair Charter Academy

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 2602nd of 2715 Middle schoolsRanks 2248th of 2788 Middle schools
 15.2%
Ranks 1983rd of 2133 High schoolsRanks 1856th of 2335 High schools
 13.5%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
8th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Denair Charter Academy)27.837.5
 9.7%
   8th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Denair Unified)27.325.3
 2%
   8th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)49.445.7
 3.8%
8th Grade Mathematics (Denair Charter Academy)5.66.3
 0.7%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Denair Unified)16.27.6
 8.6%
   8th Grade Mathematics (California)36.629.9
 6.7%
8th Grade Science (Denair Charter Academy)06.3
 6.3%
   8th Grade Science (Denair Unified)73.8
 3.2%
   8th Grade Science (California)30.828.8
 2.1%
11th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Denair Charter Academy)13.923.3
 9.4%
   11th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Denair Unified)31.833
 1.2%
   11th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)57.355.4
 1.9%
11th Grade Mathematics (Denair Charter Academy)00
   11th Grade Mathematics (Denair Unified)9.84.9
 4.9%
   11th Grade Mathematics (California)32.227.4
 4.9%
11th Grade Science (Denair Charter Academy)04.8
 4.8%
   11th Grade Science (Denair Unified)1610.8
 5.2%
   11th Grade Science (California)30.431.7
 1.3%
12th Grade Science (Denair Charter Academy)025
 25%
   12th Grade Science (Denair Unified)5.315.8
 10.5%
   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 Students206167
 18.9%
African American22
American Indian49
 125%
Asian00
Hispanic11584
 27%
Pacific Islander01
White8468
 19%
Two or More Races13
 200%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients55.8%53.3%
 2.5%


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Students at Denair Charter Academy are 50% Hispanic, 41% White, 5% American Indian, 2% Two or more races, 1% African American.

Denair Charter Academy ranks in the bottom 19.4% of California alternative schools.

In the 2022-23 school year, 167 students attended Denair Charter Academy.


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