Odyssey STEM Academy

Summary:

Odyssey STEM Academy is a public high school in Lakewood, California, serving 492 students in grades 9-12. The school is part of the Paramount Unified School District, which has a 2-star rating from SchoolDigger, and the student population is predominantly Hispanic (86.99%).

Odyssey STEM Academy consistently ranks in the top 25-30% of California high schools, with a 4-star rating from SchoolDigger. The school's academic performance is significantly higher than the district and state averages, particularly in English Language Arts/Literacy, where 62.93% of students were proficient or better in 2022-2023, compared to 46.56% for the district and 55.41% for the state. In mathematics, Odyssey STEM Academy's proficiency rate of 15.79% is higher than the district's 11.78% but lower than the state's 27.36%. The school also excels in science, with 41.36% of students proficient or better on the California Science Test (CAST) in 2022-2023, compared to 17.61% for the district and 30.18% for the state.

Odyssey STEM Academy's performance is particularly strong for Hispanic students, who rank in the top 15% of California high schools in this subgroup. The school also performs well for English Language Learners and students with disabilities, ranking in the top 12% and 24% of California high schools, respectively, in these subgroups. However, the school has seen a significant increase in chronic absenteeism, from 6.6% in 2018-2019 to 15.2% in 2022-2023, which is an area of concern. Compared to nearby schools, such as Paramount High and Buena Vista High, Odyssey STEM Academy consistently outperforms them on academic measures, graduation rates, and subgroup performance.


Detail:

Public 9-12

 3701 Michelson St.
       Lakewood, CA  90712-1402


(562) 602-6025

District: Paramount Unified

SchoolDigger Rank:
529th of 2,346 California High Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  21.3 Help
Number of students:  492

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
87.0%
African American:
7.1%
White:
2.4%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  92.1% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Odyssey STEM Academy ranks better than 77.5% of high schools in California. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 66.92. (See more...)
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The Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate (ACGR) measures the percentage of Odyssey STEM 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.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Odyssey STEM Academy:

SchoolDigger ranks Odyssey STEM Academy 529th of 2346 California public high schools. (See Odyssey STEM Academy in the ranking list.)

High School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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Paramount Unified:

SchoolDigger ranks Paramount Unified 1001st of 1560 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Odyssey STEM Academy

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Rank History for all students at Odyssey STEM Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 71.89 327th 1290 74.7%
2022 73.60 474th 2123 77.7%
2023 66.92 526th 2335 77.5%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Odyssey STEM Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 57.85 162nd 1315 87.7%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Odyssey STEM Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 55.67 374th 1539 75.7%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Odyssey STEM Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 82.24 159th 1126 85.9%
2022 80.13 278th 1943 85.7%
2023 76.17 331st 2237 85.2%
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Rank History for Female students at Odyssey STEM Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 65.34 331st 1054 68.6%
2022 68.04 489th 1858 73.7%
2023 62.63 559th 2106 73.5%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Odyssey STEM Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 63.32 255th 1161 78.0%
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Rank History for Male students at Odyssey STEM Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 73.11 274th 1122 75.6%
2022 74.61 418th 1916 78.2%
2023 67.75 487th 2195 77.8%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Odyssey STEM Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 84.13 201st 1861 89.2%
2023 76.90 302nd 2132 85.8%
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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.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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Enrollment information for Odyssey STEM Academy

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2019 3 7 0 124 0 2 0 0 136
2020 7 18 1 238 1 1 0 0 266
2021 9 26 4 341 1 1 0 0 382
2022 10 34 4 442 1 3 2 0 496
2023 12 35 7 428 1 3 6 0 492

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 Odyssey STEM Academy

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2019 136 6.5 20.9 92.6
2020 266 n/a n/a 89.8
2021 382 18.5 20.6 84.3
2022 496 23.0 21.5 92.7
2023 492 23.0 21.3 92.1

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 Odyssey STEM Academy

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2019 136 6.5 20.9 92.6
2020 266 n/a n/a 89.8
2021 382 18.5 20.6 84.3
2022 496 23.0 21.5 92.7
2023 492 23.0 21.3 92.1

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.
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Odyssey STEM 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.

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students136492
 261.8%
African American735
 400%
American Indian01
Asian07
Hispanic124428
 245.2%
Pacific Islander23
 50%
White312
 300%
Two or More Races06
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients92.6%92.1%
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Students at Odyssey STEM Academy are 87% Hispanic, 7% African American, 2% White, 1% Asian, 1% Two or more races.

In the 2022-23 school year, 492 students attended Odyssey STEM Academy.

Odyssey STEM Academy ranks 529th of 2346 California high schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.


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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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