Yuba City Independence Academy

Summary:

Yuba City Independence Academy is an alternative public virtual school serving grades K-12 in Yuba City, California, with 118 students and a diverse racial makeup. However, the school faces significant challenges, including low graduation rates, high dropout and chronic absenteeism, and poor academic performance on standardized tests.

Yuba City Independence Academy has seen fluctuations in its 4-year graduation rates, ranging from a high of 83.8% in 2020-2021 to a low of 48.8% in 2022-2023, which is notably lower than the state average of 86.8% and the Yuba City Unified district average of 87.1%. Correspondingly, the school has experienced high dropout rates, reaching 51.2% in 2022-2023, much higher than the state average of 8.9% and the Yuba City Unified district average of 9.1%. Additionally, the school has an extremely high chronic absenteeism rate, reaching 88.7% in 2022-2023, significantly higher than the state average of 16.1% and the Yuba City Unified district average of 22.6%.

Yuba City Independence Academy's performance on standardized tests is also well below state and district averages. In 2022-2023, only 36.84% of 11th-grade students were proficient or better in English Language Arts, compared to 55.41% statewide, and 0% were proficient in mathematics, compared to 27.36% statewide. When compared to nearby alternative schools, such as Live Oak Alternative, which had a 78.9% graduation rate and 0% dropout rate in 2022-2023, Yuba City Independence Academy stands out with its particularly low performance. Addressing these challenges will be crucial for improving outcomes for the students at Yuba City Independence Academy.


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Public, Virtual, Alternative K-12

 984 B St.
       Yuba City, CA  95991-4875


(530) 822-5244

District: Yuba City Unified

SchoolDigger Rank:
1669th of 2,346 California Alternative Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $7,285 Help


Student/teacher ratio:  18.7 Help
Number of students:  118

Racial breakdown:

White:
38.1%
Hispanic:
37.3%
Asian:
11.0%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  78.8% Help


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Compare Details Yuba City Independence Academy is not ranked due for the most recent year due to insufficient test score data. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2022 the calculated Average Standard Score was 22.36. (See more...)
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Compare Details Yuba City Independence Academy is not ranked due for the most recent year due to insufficient test score data. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2022 the calculated Average Standard Score was 23.7. (See more...)
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Compare Details Yuba City Independence Academy ranks worse than 71.1% of high schools in California. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 21.11. (See more...)
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The Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate (ACGR) measures the percentage of Yuba City Independence 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: White (38.1%), Hispanic (37.3%), Asian (11%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 78.8% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Yuba City Independence Academy is 18.7. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Yuba City Independence Academy is $7,285.
Schooldigger 2022 Rankings:

Yuba City Independence Academy:

SchoolDigger ranks Yuba City Independence Academy 1669th of 2346 California public high schools. (See Yuba City Independence Academy in the ranking list.)

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Yuba City Unified:

SchoolDigger ranks Yuba City Unified 931st of 1560 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Yuba City Independence Academy

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Rank History for all elementary school students at Yuba City Independence Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 22.36 4618th 5883 21.5%
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Rank History for elementary school Low Socio Economic Status students at Yuba City Independence Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 27.69 4024th 5264 23.6%
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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 Yuba City Independence Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 32.09 1207th 1804 33.1%
2009 15.93 1826th 2063 11.5%
2010 47.09 1110th 2179 49.1%
2011 8.40 2121st 2236 5.1%
2022 23.70 2045th 2740 25.4%
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Rank History for middle school Low Socio Economic Status students at Yuba City Independence Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 28.86 1739th 2458 29.3%
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Rank History for middle school Female students at Yuba City Independence Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 34.32 1513th 2509 39.7%
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Rank History for middle school Male students at Yuba City Independence Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 16.10 2249th 2527 11.0%
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Rank History for middle school Hispanic students at Yuba City Independence Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 27.11 1739th 2359 26.3%
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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 Yuba City Independence Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 47.77 538th 1653 67.5%
2005 48.82 615th 1901 67.6%
2006 45.22 727th 1968 63.1%
2007 35.81 994th 2063 51.8%
2008 37.43 980th 2117 53.7%
2009 36.93 1121st 2238 49.9%
2010 31.33 1244th 2281 45.5%
2011 36.42 1142nd 2367 51.8%
2012 37.95 1101st 2354 53.2%
2013 40.73 1043rd 2426 57.0%
2015 36.02 1247th 1994 37.5%
2016 28.98 1377th 2039 32.5%
2017 27.95 1409th 2021 30.3%
2018 27.72 1408th 2017 30.2%
2019 49.06 1005th 2133 52.9%
2022 43.82 1071st 2123 49.6%
2023 21.11 1658th 2335 29.0%
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Rank History for high school Low Socio Economic Status students at Yuba City Independence Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 42.21 1134th 1862 39.1%
2019 50.41 917th 1937 52.7%
2022 43.38 1036th 1943 46.7%
2023 29.17 1427th 2237 36.2%
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Rank History for high school Female students at Yuba City Independence Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 23.69 1340th 1760 23.9%
2019 32.77 1223rd 1833 33.3%
2022 57.80 667th 1858 64.1%
2023 21.05 1559th 2106 26.0%
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Rank History for high school Male students at Yuba City Independence Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 29.74 1293rd 1916 32.5%
2023 18.70 1637th 2195 25.4%
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Rank History for high school Hispanic students at Yuba City Independence Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 31.98 1207th 1742 30.7%
2019 47.29 948th 1814 47.7%
2023 30.86 1345th 2132 36.9%
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Rank History for high school White students at Yuba City Independence Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 7.20 1282nd 1424 10.0%
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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.

Yuba City Independence Academy Test Scores
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Enrollment information for Yuba City Independence Academy

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1991 110 3 3 26 0 n/a n/a 0 142
1992 138 6 4 37 0 n/a n/a 0 185
1993 124 7 5 33 7 n/a n/a 0 176
1994 126 8 6 33 7 n/a n/a 0 180
1995 160 6 6 43 2 n/a n/a 0 217
1996 160 6 6 43 2 n/a n/a 0 217
1997 163 7 7 43 9 n/a n/a 0 229
1998 164 6 7 41 2 n/a n/a 0 220
1999 129 0 8 37 7 n/a n/a 0 181
2000 108 2 10 36 7 n/a n/a 0 163
2001 91 2 12 25 5 n/a n/a 0 135
2002 75 1 4 30 4 n/a n/a 0 114
2003 75 1 4 30 4 n/a n/a 0 114
2004 76 3 2 28 3 n/a n/a 13 125
2005 85 2 3 29 2 n/a n/a 18 139
2006 70 3 5 46 0 n/a n/a 24 148
2007 67 3 6 33 2 n/a n/a 21 132
2008 52 7 10 34 5 n/a n/a 0 108
2009 59 5 6 42 3 1 24 0 140
2010 57 0 7 55 4 1 7 0 131
2011 51 1 4 41 2 0 11 0 110
2012 31 0 7 40 2 0 12 0 92
2013 43 1 5 39 2 0 8 0 98
2014 42 4 8 37 1 0 4 0 96
2015 43 3 4 34 0 0 7 0 91
2016 43 1 4 36 0 2 6 0 92
2017 54 1 4 35 0 1 8 0 103
2018 38 1 7 39 1 0 7 0 93
2019 25 0 5 26 0 0 8 0 64
2020 20 2 6 29 0 0 1 0 58
2021 106 4 21 83 1 0 20 0 235
2022 106 8 62 239 6 3 44 1 469
2023 45 4 13 44 2 0 10 0 118

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 Yuba City Independence Academy

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1991 142 2.4 59.1 n/a
1992 185 2.4 77.0 n/a
1993 176 3.0 58.7 0
1994 180 3.0 60.0 0
1995 217 3.0 72.3 0
1996 217 3.0 72.3 0
1997 229 3.0 76.3 0
1998 220 4.0 55.0 0
1999 181 5.0 36.2 0
2000 163 5.9 27.6 0
2001 135 5.1 26.5 0
2002 114 4.1 27.8 31.6
2003 114 4.1 27.8 31.6
2004 125 4.5 27.8 42.9
2005 139 4.6 30.2 40.5
2006 148 4.0 37.0 37.9
2007 132 5.1 25.9 36
2008 108 4.6 23.5 38
2009 140 7.9 17.7 36.4
2010 131 n/a n/a 41.2
2011 110 n/a n/a 26.4
2012 92 4.1 22.4 n/a
2013 98 4.6 21.3 51
2014 96 5.0 19.2 37.5
2015 91 5.0 18.2 49.5
2016 92 6.0 15.3 41.3
2017 103 5.1 20.1 46.6
2018 93 6.0 15.5 71
2019 64 5.2 12.1 79.7
2020 58 n/a n/a 75.9
2021 235 13.8 16.9 67.7
2022 469 12.2 38.2 85.7
2023 118 6.2 18.7 78.8

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 Yuba City Independence Academy

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1991 142 2.4 59.1 n/a
1992 185 2.4 77.0 n/a
1993 176 3.0 58.7 0
1994 180 3.0 60.0 0
1995 217 3.0 72.3 0
1996 217 3.0 72.3 0
1997 229 3.0 76.3 0
1998 220 4.0 55.0 0
1999 181 5.0 36.2 0
2000 163 5.9 27.6 0
2001 135 5.1 26.5 0
2002 114 4.1 27.8 31.6
2003 114 4.1 27.8 31.6
2004 125 4.5 27.8 42.9
2005 139 4.6 30.2 40.5
2006 148 4.0 37.0 37.9
2007 132 5.1 25.9 36
2008 108 4.6 23.5 38
2009 140 7.9 17.7 36.4
2010 131 n/a n/a 41.2
2011 110 n/a n/a 26.4
2012 92 4.1 22.4 n/a
2013 98 4.6 21.3 51
2014 96 5.0 19.2 37.5
2015 91 5.0 18.2 49.5
2016 92 6.0 15.3 41.3
2017 103 5.1 20.1 46.6
2018 93 6.0 15.5 71
2019 64 5.2 12.1 79.7
2020 58 n/a n/a 75.9
2021 235 13.8 16.9 67.7
2022 469 12.2 38.2 85.7
2023 118 6.2 18.7 78.8

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 Yuba City Independence Academy

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $7,285

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Yuba City Independence 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 1005th of 2133 High schoolsRanks 1658th of 2335 High schools
 23.9%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
11th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Yuba City Independence Academy)56.536.8
 19.7%
   11th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Yuba City Unified)54.155.4
 1.3%
   11th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)57.355.4
 1.9%
11th Grade Mathematics (Yuba City Independence Academy)00
   11th Grade Mathematics (Yuba City Unified)25.418.8
 6.6%
   11th Grade Mathematics (California)32.227.4
 4.9%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students64118
 84.4%
African American04
American Indian02
Asian513
 160%
Hispanic2644
 69.2%
Pacific Islander00
White2545
 80%
Two or More Races810
 25%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients79.7%78.8%
 0.9%


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Yuba City Independence Academy ranks 1669th of 2346 California alternative schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 1 star out of 5.

In the 2022-23 school year, 118 students attended Yuba City Independence Academy.

Students at Yuba City Independence Academy are 38% White, 37% Hispanic, 11% Asian, 8% Two or more races, 3% African American, 2% American Indian.


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