John J. Cairns Continuation

Summary:

John J. Cairns Continuation is a high school located in Lindsay, California, serving grades 9-12 with a total enrollment of 72 students. As a continuation school, it is part of the Lindsay Unified School District, which is ranked 929 out of 1,560 districts in the state and has a 2-star rating from SchoolDigger.

While John J. Cairns Continuation has a significantly higher percentage of Hispanic students (93.06%) compared to the surrounding schools, which range from 66.67% to 94.96% Hispanic, it consistently ranks in the bottom 20% of California high schools, with a ranking between 1,800 and 2,200 out of over 2,000 schools. However, the school has maintained relatively high four-year graduation rates, ranging from 91.4% to 97.4% over the past five years, which is higher than the graduation rates of some nearby schools, such as Kaweah High (79.3%) and Strathmore High (90.2%). Additionally, John J. Cairns Continuation has had very low dropout rates, ranging from 0% to 2.9% over the past five years, significantly lower than the dropout rates of some nearby schools, such as Monache High (8.3%) and Kaweah High (17.2%).

Despite these strengths, John J. Cairns Continuation has struggled with high chronic absenteeism rates, ranging from 32.6% to 70.6% over the past five years, much higher than the chronic absenteeism rates of nearby schools, which generally range from 8.3% to 21.0%. Additionally, the school has significantly lower proficiency rates in English Language Arts, Mathematics, and Science compared to the surrounding schools and the state averages. Addressing the high chronic absenteeism rates and low academic performance, while leveraging the school's success in supporting student retention and graduation, could be important areas of focus for the school's improvement efforts.


Detail:

Public 9-12

 290 North Harvard Ave.
       Lindsay, CA  93247-2304


(559) 562-5913

District: Lindsay Unified

SchoolDigger Rank:
1934th of 2,348 California High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $12,119 Help


Student/teacher ratio:  10.5 Help
Number of students:  72

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
93.1%
White:
6.9%

Free/discounted lunch recipients:  83.3% Help


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Compare Details John J. Cairns Continuation ranks worse than 82.4% of high schools in California. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 12.28. (See more...)
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The Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate (ACGR) measures the percentage of John J. Cairns Continuation 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 (93.1%), White (6.9%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 83.3% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at John J. Cairns Continuation is 10.5, which is the lowest among 3 high schools in the Lindsay Unified School District! (See more...)
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Compare John J. Cairns Continuation employs 6.8 full-time teachers.
Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at John J. Cairns Continuation is $12,119. 1 high schools in the Lindsay Unified School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

John J. Cairns Continuation:

SchoolDigger ranks John J. Cairns Continuation 1934th of 2348 California public high schools. (See John J. Cairns Continuation in the ranking list.)

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Lindsay Unified:

SchoolDigger ranks Lindsay Unified 931st of 1563 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for John J. Cairns Continuation

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Rank History for all students at John J. Cairns Continuation

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 11.67 1601st 1653 3.1%
2005 9.27 1714th 1901 9.8%
2006 10.92 1757th 1968 10.7%
2007 12.98 1794th 2063 13.0%
2008 8.11 1916th 2117 9.5%
2009 14.63 1937th 2238 13.4%
2010 10.05 2009th 2281 11.9%
2011 7.40 2112th 2367 10.8%
2012 9.64 2024th 2354 14.0%
2013 9.90 2084th 2426 14.1%
2015 10.10 1832nd 1994 8.1%
2016 10.89 1807th 2039 11.4%
2017 8.98 1950th 2021 3.5%
2018 10.34 1825th 2017 9.5%
2019 12.97 1855th 2133 13.0%
2022 13.98 1836th 2123 13.5%
2023 12.28 1934th 2348 17.6%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at John J. Cairns Continuation

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 25.40 739th 938 21.2%
2019 25.57 899th 941 4.5%
2022 26.94 982nd 1044 5.9%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at John J. Cairns Continuation

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 11.01 1655th 1862 11.1%
2019 13.61 1685th 1937 13.0%
2022 14.17 1695th 1943 12.8%
2023 14.22 1821st 2247 19.0%
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Rank History for Female students at John J. Cairns Continuation

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 8.01 1636th 1760 7.0%
2023 11.51 1824th 2118 13.9%
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Rank History for Male students at John J. Cairns Continuation

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 10.37 1670th 1834 8.9%
2019 12.25 1656th 1880 11.9%
2022 11.75 1767th 1916 7.8%
2023 12.51 1821st 2207 17.5%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at John J. Cairns Continuation

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 10.53 1532nd 1742 12.1%
2019 14.28 1532nd 1814 15.5%
2022 14.92 1595th 1861 14.3%
2023 12.99 1780th 2142 16.9%
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Data source: test scores: California Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

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Enrollment information for John J. Cairns Continuation

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1995 10 0 1 69 0 n/a n/a 0 80
1996 10 0 1 69 0 n/a n/a 0 80
1997 19 0 0 66 1 n/a n/a 0 86
1998 5 0 0 15 0 n/a n/a 0 20
1999 6 0 1 10 0 n/a n/a 0 17
2000 8 0 0 29 0 n/a n/a 0 37
2001 9 0 1 36 0 n/a n/a 0 46
2002 6 0 1 54 0 n/a n/a 0 61
2003 6 0 1 54 0 n/a n/a 0 61
2004 9 0 0 30 0 n/a n/a 0 39
2005 4 0 0 48 0 n/a n/a 0 52
2006 8 0 0 50 1 n/a n/a 1 60
2007 14 0 1 47 0 n/a n/a 1 63
2008 6 n/a n/a 52 n/a n/a n/a 0 58
2009 7 0 1 51 0 0 0 0 59
2010 10 0 0 74 0 0 1 0 85
2011 4 1 1 60 0 0 0 0 66
2012 7 0 0 75 0 0 0 0 82
2013 5 0 1 103 1 0 0 0 110
2014 7 0 0 87 0 0 1 0 95
2015 7 0 0 68 0 0 0 0 75
2016 7 0 0 57 0 2 0 0 66
2017 7 0 1 95 0 0 0 0 103
2018 5 0 1 74 0 0 1 0 81
2019 2 0 0 63 0 0 1 0 66
2020 4 0 0 72 0 0 0 0 76
2021 3 0 0 66 0 0 0 0 69
2022 2 0 0 65 0 0 1 0 68
2023 5 0 0 67 0 0 0 0 72

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 John J. Cairns Continuation

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1995 80 4.0 20.0 60
1996 80 4.0 20.0 60
1997 86 3.0 28.7 53.5
1998 20 1.0 20.0 35
1999 17 2.0 8.5 41.2
2000 37 3.0 12.3 56.8
2001 46 3.5 13.1 34.8
2002 61 3.0 20.3 77
2003 61 3.0 20.3 77
2004 39 2.0 19.5 87.2
2005 52 4.0 13.0 94.2
2006 60 3.0 20.0 86.4
2007 63 4.0 15.8 71
2008 58 4.2 13.8 74.1
2009 59 3.9 13.4 67.8
2010 85 3.0 28.3 58.8
2011 66 n/a n/a 57.6
2012 82 4.0 20.5 96.3
2013 110 4.0 27.5 97.3
2014 95 4.0 23.7 76.8
2015 75 4.0 18.7 90.7
2016 66 4.0 16.5 84.8
2017 103 4.1 25.1 91.3
2018 81 4.1 19.7 91.4
2019 66 4.1 16.0 93.9
2020 76 n/a n/a 90.8
2021 69 4.1 16.8 88.4
2022 68 4.1 16.5 83.8
2023 72 6.8 10.5 83.3

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 John J. Cairns Continuation

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1995 80 4.0 20.0 60
1996 80 4.0 20.0 60
1997 86 3.0 28.7 53.5
1998 20 1.0 20.0 35
1999 17 2.0 8.5 41.2
2000 37 3.0 12.3 56.8
2001 46 3.5 13.1 34.8
2002 61 3.0 20.3 77
2003 61 3.0 20.3 77
2004 39 2.0 19.5 87.2
2005 52 4.0 13.0 94.2
2006 60 3.0 20.0 86.4
2007 63 4.0 15.8 71
2008 58 4.2 13.8 74.1
2009 59 3.9 13.4 67.8
2010 85 3.0 28.3 58.8
2011 66 n/a n/a 57.6
2012 82 4.0 20.5 96.3
2013 110 4.0 27.5 97.3
2014 95 4.0 23.7 76.8
2015 75 4.0 18.7 90.7
2016 66 4.0 16.5 84.8
2017 103 4.1 25.1 91.3
2018 81 4.1 19.7 91.4
2019 66 4.1 16.0 93.9
2020 76 n/a n/a 90.8
2021 69 4.1 16.8 88.4
2022 68 4.1 16.5 83.8
2023 72 6.8 10.5 83.3

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.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for John J. Cairns Continuation

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $12,119

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

Impact of COVID-19 on John J. Cairns Continuation

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 1855th of 2133 High schoolsRanks 1934th of 2348 High schools
 4.6%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
11th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (John J. Cairns Continuation)9.521.1
 11.5%
   11th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Lindsay Unified)61.462.1
 0.7%
   11th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)57.355.4
 1.9%
11th Grade Mathematics (John J. Cairns Continuation)00
   11th Grade Mathematics (Lindsay Unified)16.511.7
 4.9%
   11th Grade Mathematics (California)32.227.4
 4.9%
12th Grade Science (John J. Cairns Continuation)4.63.9
 0.7%
   12th Grade Science (Lindsay Unified)20.112.9
 7.2%
   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 Students6672
 9.1%
African American00
American Indian00
Asian00
Hispanic6367
 6.3%
Pacific Islander00
White25
 150%
Two or More Races10
 100%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients93.9%83.3%
 10.6%


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Students at John J. Cairns Continuation are 93% Hispanic, 7% White.

John J. Cairns Continuation ranks in the bottom 17.6% of California high schools.

In the 2022-23 school year, 72 students attended John J. Cairns Continuation.


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