Orcutt Academy Charter

Summary:

Orcutt Academy Charter is a public charter school serving grades K-12 in Orcutt, California, part of the Orcutt Union Elementary School District. The school has a diverse student population, with racial demographics that have fluctuated over the past few years but generally consist of around 40-47% White, 38-43% Hispanic, and smaller percentages of other racial groups.

Orcutt Academy Charter stands out for its consistently high 4-year graduation rates, ranging from 93.7% to 98.0% over the past 5 years, significantly higher than the state average and outperforming nearby schools like Pacific View Academy. The school also demonstrates strong academic performance, with higher proficiency rates than the district and state averages across multiple grade levels and subject areas. For example, in 2022-2023, 78.57% of 3rd graders were proficient or better in English Language Arts, compared to 37.47% in the district and 42.96% statewide.

While Orcutt Academy Charter has seen an increase in chronic absenteeism rates in recent years, reaching 17.1% in 2022-2023, this is still lower than the rates at some nearby schools, such as Olive Grove Charter - Lompoc (26.4%) and Pacific View Academy (38.8%). Additionally, the school has a relatively low percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch, at 28.03% in 2022-2023, compared to higher rates at nearby schools like Olive Grove Charter - Orcutt/Santa Maria (61.18%) and Pacific View Academy (55.35%).


Detail:

Public, Charter, Alternative K-12

 500 Dyer St.
       Orcutt, CA  93455-5300


(805) 938-8900

District: Orcutt Union Elementary

SchoolDigger Rank:
1466th of 5,874 California Alternative Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $7,441 Help


Student/teacher ratio:  22.2 Help
Number of students:  767

Racial breakdown:

White:
41.5%
Hispanic:
41.5%
Two or more races:
9.8%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  28% Help


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Compare Details Orcutt Academy Charter ranks better than 75% of elementary schools in California. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 72.93. (See more...)
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Compare Details Orcutt Academy Charter ranks better than 83.7% of middle schools in California. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 81.27. (See more...)
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Compare Details Orcutt Academy Charter ranks better than 85.2% of high schools in California. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 78.75. (See more...)
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The Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate (ACGR) measures the percentage of Orcutt Academy Charter 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 (41.5%), White (41.5%), two or more races (9.8%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 28% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Orcutt Academy Charter is 22.2. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Orcutt Academy Charter is $7,441.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Orcutt Academy Charter:

SchoolDigger ranks Orcutt Academy Charter 1466th of 5874 California public elementary schools. (See Orcutt Academy Charter in the ranking list.)
SchoolDigger ranks Orcutt Academy Charter 456th of 2802 California public middle schools. (See Orcutt Academy Charter in the ranking list.)
SchoolDigger ranks Orcutt Academy Charter 347th of 2348 California public high schools. (See Orcutt Academy Charter in the ranking list.)

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Orcutt Union Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Orcutt Union Elementary 579th of 1563 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Orcutt Academy Charter

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Rank History for all elementary school students at Orcutt Academy Charter

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2010 48.27 2671st 5314 49.7%
2011 46.61 2799th 5377 47.9%
2012 36.26 3510th 5390 34.9%
2013 41.72 3198th 5530 42.2%
2015 43.03 2856th 5611 49.1%
2016 44.86 2783rd 5614 50.4%
2017 57.73 2135th 5692 62.5%
2018 44.57 2853rd 5662 49.6%
2019 75.11 1373rd 5789 76.3%
2022 60.62 2002nd 5883 66.0%
2023 72.93 1466th 5874 75.0%
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Rank History for elementary school Female students at Orcutt Academy Charter

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 58.80 2035th 5413 62.4%
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Rank History for elementary school White students at Orcutt Academy Charter

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 71.98 738th 2834 74.0%
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Data source: test scores: California Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Rank History for all middle school students at Orcutt Academy Charter

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2010 59.62 800th 2179 63.3%
2011 72.14 489th 2236 78.1%
2012 43.72 1250th 2259 44.7%
2013 42.72 1358th 2379 42.9%
2015 71.93 610th 2477 75.4%
2016 65.04 753rd 2497 69.8%
2017 56.76 946th 2508 62.3%
2018 47.81 1141st 2480 54.0%
2019 59.06 933rd 2715 65.6%
2022 73.33 608th 2740 77.8%
2023 81.27 456th 2802 83.7%
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Rank History for middle school Low Socio Economic Status students at Orcutt Academy Charter

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 76.10 374th 2369 84.2%
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Rank History for middle school Female students at Orcutt Academy Charter

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 57.32 865th 2262 61.8%
2019 62.70 777th 2380 67.4%
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Rank History for middle school Male students at Orcutt Academy Charter

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 41.77 1204th 2273 47.0%
2019 48.27 1071st 2407 55.5%
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Rank History for middle school Hispanic students at Orcutt Academy Charter

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 50.04 914th 2072 55.9%
2019 40.76 1225th 2213 44.6%
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Rank History for middle school White students at Orcutt Academy Charter

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 78.16 297th 1602 81.5%
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Data source: test scores: California Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Rank History for all high school students at Orcutt Academy Charter

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2010 83.02 94th 2281 95.9%
2011 73.99 229th 2367 90.3%
2012 68.56 330th 2354 86.0%
2013 68.40 335th 2426 86.2%
2015 87.78 220th 1994 89.0%
2016 93.04 121st 2039 94.1%
2017 89.31 217th 2021 89.3%
2018 85.19 306th 2017 84.8%
2019 89.84 177th 2133 91.7%
2021 87.80 159th 1290 87.7%
2022 89.24 210th 2123 90.1%
2023 78.75 347th 2348 85.2%
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Rank History for high school Multi-racial students at Orcutt Academy Charter

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 38.17 431st 786 45.2%
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Rank History for high school Special Education students at Orcutt Academy Charter

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 77.30 136th 1547 91.2%
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Rank History for high school Low Socio Economic Status students at Orcutt Academy Charter

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 90.05 163rd 1862 91.2%
2019 83.49 228th 1937 88.2%
2021 83.13 146th 1126 87.0%
2022 80.79 265th 1943 86.4%
2023 68.34 446th 2247 80.2%
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Rank History for high school Female students at Orcutt Academy Charter

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 87.71 202nd 1760 88.5%
2019 91.84 132nd 1833 92.8%
2021 88.13 120th 1054 88.6%
2022 86.79 221st 1858 88.1%
2023 81.35 280th 2118 86.8%
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Rank History for high school Disabled students at Orcutt Academy Charter

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 66.42 228th 1117 79.6%
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Rank History for high school Military Connected students at Orcutt Academy Charter

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 42.74 137th 233 41.2%
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Rank History for high school Male students at Orcutt Academy Charter

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 78.33 398th 1834 78.3%
2019 83.33 277th 1880 85.3%
2021 81.53 207th 1122 81.6%
2022 88.82 198th 1916 89.7%
2023 73.75 407th 2207 81.6%
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Rank History for high school Hispanic students at Orcutt Academy Charter

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 79.50 326th 1742 81.3%
2019 89.77 131st 1814 92.8%
2022 84.71 196th 1861 89.5%
2023 75.65 322nd 2142 85.0%
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Rank History for high school White students at Orcutt Academy Charter

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 73.88 323rd 1173 72.5%
2019 75.27 251st 1222 79.5%
2022 87.02 112th 1204 90.7%
2023 79.27 188th 1434 86.9%
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Data source: test scores: California Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Enrollment information for Orcutt Academy Charter

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2009 124 6 7 58 6 1 11 0 213
2010 196 7 18 143 8 2 10 0 384
2011 263 7 24 171 6 3 14 0 488
2012 354 7 28 213 8 7 12 0 629
2013 393 6 29 245 6 6 15 0 700
2014 418 10 30 259 6 6 16 0 745
2015 434 8 29 252 10 3 21 0 757
2016 425 6 33 267 5 4 21 0 761
2017 425 9 41 271 7 3 28 0 784
2018 416 5 41 270 5 4 35 0 776
2019 389 5 42 296 5 5 45 0 787
2020 379 7 44 299 2 6 48 0 785
2021 413 7 40 337 2 5 67 0 871
2022 322 10 31 332 1 3 64 1 764
2023 318 14 32 318 3 3 75 4 767

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 Orcutt Academy Charter

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2009 213 12.1 16.9 32.9
2010 384 14.4 26.6 29.9
2011 488 n/a n/a 24.8
2012 629 26.3 23.8 n/a
2013 700 28.8 24.2 34.1
2014 745 29.1 25.6 29.3
2015 757 30.0 25.2 28
2016 761 31.0 24.5 25.9
2017 784 34.4 22.7 21.2
2018 776 34.1 22.7 28.6
2019 787 33.7 23.3 27.2
2020 785 n/a n/a 28.7
2021 871 34.1 25.5 27
2022 764 33.1 23.0 25.4
2023 767 34.4 22.2 28

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 Orcutt Academy Charter

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2009 213 12.1 16.9 32.9
2010 384 14.4 26.6 29.9
2011 488 n/a n/a 24.8
2012 629 26.3 23.8 n/a
2013 700 28.8 24.2 34.1
2014 745 29.1 25.6 29.3
2015 757 30.0 25.2 28
2016 761 31.0 24.5 25.9
2017 784 34.4 22.7 21.2
2018 776 34.1 22.7 28.6
2019 787 33.7 23.3 27.2
2020 785 n/a n/a 28.7
2021 871 34.1 25.5 27
2022 764 33.1 23.0 25.4
2023 767 34.4 22.2 28

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.

Kindergarten Immunization Rates

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionConditionalPolioHepatitis BVaricellaDTPMMR
201394.0%6.0%0.0%0.0%94.0%94.0%94.0%94.0%94.0%
201478.0%9.0%0.0%13.0%87.0%87.0%91.0%83.0%87.0%
201585.0%10.0%5.0%0.0%85.0%85.0%85.0%85.0%85.0%
201683.0%9.0%0.0%9.0%91.0%83.0%91.0%87.0%87.0%
201791.0%0.0%0.0%4.0%≥95.0%91.0%≥95.0%≥95.0%≥95.0%
2018≥95.0%≤5.0%≤5.0%≤5.0%≥95.0%≥95.0%≥95.0%≥95.0%≥95.0%
2019≥95.0%≤5.0%≤5.0%≥95.0%≥95.0%≥95.0%≥95.0%≥95.0%
202090.5%4.8%0.0%90.5%90.5%90.5%90.5%90.5%

Data source: California Department of Public Health
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Orcutt Academy Charter

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $7,441

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Orcutt Academy Charter

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 1373rd of 5789 Elementary schoolsRanks 1466th of 5874 Elementary schools
 1.2%
Ranks 933rd of 2715 Middle schoolsRanks 456th of 2802 Middle schools
 18.1%
Ranks 177th of 2133 High schoolsRanks 347th of 2348 High schools
 6.5%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Orcutt Academy Charter)68.878.6
 9.8%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Orcutt Union Elementary)47.437.5
 9.9%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.543
 5.6%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Orcutt Academy Charter)5064.3
 14.3%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Orcutt Union Elementary)47.241.6
 5.6%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (California)50.245.1
 5.1%
4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Orcutt Academy Charter)76.564.3
 12.2%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Orcutt Union Elementary)53.148.4
 4.7%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)49.543.7
 5.7%
4th Grade Mathematics (Orcutt Academy Charter)47.171.4
 24.4%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Orcutt Union Elementary)43.945.9
 2%
   4th Grade Mathematics (California)44.940.8
 4.1%
5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Orcutt Academy Charter)52.640
 12.6%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Orcutt Union Elementary)56.145.4
 10.7%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)51.746.7
 5%
5th Grade Mathematics (Orcutt Academy Charter)42.125
 17.1%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Orcutt Union Elementary)38.637.2
 1.4%
   5th Grade Mathematics (California)3833.4
 4.6%
5th Grade Science (Orcutt Academy Charter)52.626.7
 26%
   5th Grade Science (Orcutt Union Elementary)33.234.1
 0.9%
   5th Grade Science (California)31.731.9
 0.1%
6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Orcutt Academy Charter)42.175
 32.9%
   6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Orcutt Union Elementary)56.946.1
 10.8%
   6th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.544.2
 4.3%
6th Grade Mathematics (Orcutt Academy Charter)31.668.8
 37.2%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Orcutt Union Elementary)4638.4
 7.6%
   6th Grade Mathematics (California)38.533.2
 5.3%
7th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Orcutt Academy Charter)7068.8
 1.3%
   7th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Orcutt Union Elementary)55.848.7
 7.1%
   7th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)51.447.4
 3.9%
7th Grade Mathematics (Orcutt Academy Charter)42.943.8
 0.9%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Orcutt Union Elementary)39.433.6
 5.8%
   7th Grade Mathematics (California)37.933.2
 4.7%
8th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Orcutt Academy Charter)5056.3
 6.3%
   8th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Orcutt Union Elementary)51.641.2
 10.4%
   8th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)49.445.7
 3.8%
8th Grade Mathematics (Orcutt Academy Charter)35.737.5
 1.8%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Orcutt Union Elementary)45.730.1
 15.7%
   8th Grade Mathematics (California)36.629.9
 6.7%
8th Grade Science (Orcutt Academy Charter)33.337.5
 4.2%
   8th Grade Science (Orcutt Union Elementary)31.325.3
 6%
   8th Grade Science (California)30.828.8
 2.1%
11th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Orcutt Academy Charter)69.159.1
 10%
   11th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Orcutt Union Elementary)69.159.1
 10%
   11th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)57.355.4
 1.9%
11th Grade Mathematics (Orcutt Academy Charter)55.634.8
 20.7%
   11th Grade Mathematics (Orcutt Union Elementary)55.634.8
 20.7%
   11th Grade Mathematics (California)32.227.4
 4.9%
12th Grade Science (Orcutt Academy Charter)43.450.4
 7%
   12th Grade Science (Orcutt Union Elementary)43.450.4
 7%
   12th Grade Science (California)25.626.9
 1.3%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students787767
 2.5%
African American514
 180%
American Indian53
 40%
Asian4232
 23.8%
Hispanic296318
 7.4%
Pacific Islander53
 40%
White389318
 18.3%
Two or More Races4575
 66.7%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients27.2%28%
 0.8%


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Orcutt Academy Charter ranks 1466th of 5874 California alternative schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.

In the 2022-23 school year, 767 students attended Orcutt Academy Charter.

Students at Orcutt Academy Charter are 41% White, 41% Hispanic, 10% Two or more races, 4% Asian, 2% African American.


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