IDEA Center

Public 9-12

 1600 N. Cuyamaca St.
       El Cajon, CA  92020-1187


(619) 956-4332

District: Grossmont Union High

SchoolDigger Rank:
909th of 1,290 California High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $22,602 Help

Student/teacher ratio:  12.5
Number of students:  197

Racial breakdown:

White:
47.7%
Hispanic:
35.5%
African American:
9.6%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  54.8%

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We updated the 2020-21 rankings and test scores for this school on Saturday, January 8, 2022.

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Performance Trends
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Compare Details IDEA Center ranks worse than 70.5% of high schools in California. It also ranks last among 11 ranked high schools in the Grossmont Union High School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2021 the calculated Average Standard Score was 29.39. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (47.7%), Hispanic (35.5%), African American (9.6%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 54.8% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at IDEA Center is 12.5, which is the 4th best among 11 high schools in the Grossmont Union High School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at IDEA Center is $22,602, which is the 2nd highest among 11 high schools in the Grossmont Union High School District.
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Schooldigger 2021 Rankings:

IDEA Center:

SchoolDigger ranks IDEA Center 909th of 1290 California public high schools. (See IDEA Center in the ranking list.)

Grossmont Union High:

SchoolDigger ranks Grossmont Union High 247th of 706 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for IDEA Center

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2017 31.56 1354th 2021 33.0%
2018 27.42 1410th 2017 30.1%
2019 30.81 1414th 2133 33.7%
2021 29.39 909th 1290 29.5%

Data source: test scores: California Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Data source: California Department of Education

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by a student
Thursday, February 15, 2018

Open Quote This school is horrible. It's filled with people who don't care about their education and their grading system is horrible. They grade with 1,2,3 and 4s and they mostly give you a 2 even though you try as hard as you can on presentations. If you want an easy year at this school, go here. If you want to have drugs and be disrespected, go here. If you want a bright future ahead of you and you want to be academically challenged, don't waste your time looking at their site. Find a school with real kids. Close Quote



Enrollment information for IDEA Center

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2016 73 17 0 63 2 0 8 0 163
2017 76 11 3 53 1 0 12 0 156
2018 84 9 3 54 0 0 10 0 160
2019 69 8 3 76 0 2 19 0 177
2020 96 11 5 89 0 0 15 0 216
2021 94 19 3 70 0 2 9 0 197

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 IDEA Center

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2016 163 18.0 9.0 72.4
2017 156 15.8 9.8 55.1
2018 160 13.8 11.5 55
2019 177 14.5 12.1 68.9
2020 216 n/a n/a 55.1
2021 197 15.6 12.5 54.8

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 USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio IDEA Center

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2016 163 18.0 9.0 72.4
2017 156 15.8 9.8 55.1
2018 160 13.8 11.5 55
2019 177 14.5 12.1 68.9
2020 216 n/a n/a 55.1
2021 197 15.6 12.5 54.8

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 IDEA Center

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $22,602

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

Impact of COVID-19 on IDEA Center

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Ranks 1414th of 2133 High schoolsRanks 909th of 1290 High schools
 4.2%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
11th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (IDEA Center)43.348.9
 5.6%
   11th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Grossmont Union High)56.160.3
 4.3%
   11th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)57.359.2
 2%
11th Grade Mathematics (IDEA Center)8.10
 8.1%
   11th Grade Mathematics (Grossmont Union High)32.730.7
 2%
   11th Grade Mathematics (California)32.234.4
 2.1%
12th Grade Science (IDEA Center)6.116.7
 10.6%
   12th Grade Science (Grossmont Union High)22.324.3
 2.1%
   12th Grade Science (California)25.627.5
 1.9%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Total Students177197
 11.3%
African American819
 137.5%
American Indian00
Asian33
Hispanic7670
 7.9%
Pacific Islander22
Two or More Races199
 52.6%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients68.9%54.8%
 14.1%




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