Bitney Prep High

Summary:

Bitney Prep High is a public charter high school located in Grass Valley, California, serving grades 9-12 with a total enrollment of 87 students. The school has a unique student population, with a significantly higher percentage of White (40.23%) and two or more races (37.93%) students compared to the surrounding schools.

Bitney Prep High has had a relatively high four-year graduation rate, ranging from 76.5% to 96.7% over the past few years, which is generally higher than the graduation rates of the nearby traditional public high schools like Foresthill High, Bear River High, Colfax High, and Nevada Union High. However, the school has experienced a wide range of dropout rates, from 0% to 17.6% over the past few years, which is higher than the surrounding schools. Additionally, Bitney Prep High has a very high chronic absenteeism rate, ranging from 26.1% to 56.4% in recent years, significantly higher than the nearby schools.

Academically, Bitney Prep High students perform better than the Nevada County Office of Education and California averages in English Language Arts, but significantly underperform in Mathematics and Science. The school's performance, as measured by its statewide ranking and SchoolDigger star rating, has fluctuated significantly over the years, ranging from a high of 5 stars in 2011-2012 to a low of 1 star in 2017-2018. This suggests the school may be experiencing challenges in maintaining consistent academic achievement, and addressing areas of concern, such as chronic absenteeism and subgroup disparities, could help improve the school's overall performance.


Detail:

Public, Charter 9-12

 135 Joerschke Dr.
       Grass Valley, CA  95945-5249


(530) 477-1235

District: Nevada County Office of Education

SchoolDigger Rank:
1051st of 2,346 California High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $9,207 Help


Student/teacher ratio:  14.8 Help
Number of students:  87

Racial breakdown:

White:
40.2%
Two or more races:
37.9%
Not Specified:
17.2%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  43.7% Help


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Compare Details Bitney Prep High ranks better than 55.2% of high schools in California. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 42.83. (See more...)
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The Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate (ACGR) measures the percentage of Bitney Prep High 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 (40.2%), two or more races (37.9%), Hispanic (4.6%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 43.7% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Bitney Prep High is 14.8. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Bitney Prep High is $9,207.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Bitney Prep High:

SchoolDigger ranks Bitney Prep High 1051st of 2346 California public high schools. (See Bitney Prep High in the ranking list.)

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Rank History for Bitney Prep High

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Rank History for all students at Bitney Prep High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2008 81.72 104th 2117 95.1%
2009 52.18 682nd 2238 69.5%
2010 70.71 273rd 2281 88.0%
2011 70.37 302nd 2367 87.2%
2012 76.53 193rd 2354 91.8%
2013 65.85 398th 2426 83.6%
2015 81.65 328th 1994 83.6%
2016 40.46 1194th 2039 41.4%
2017 63.94 703rd 2021 65.2%
2018 20.08 1506th 2017 25.3%
2019 55.84 834th 2133 60.9%
2021 46.64 654th 1290 49.3%
2022 34.88 1308th 2123 38.4%
2023 42.83 1045th 2335 55.2%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Bitney Prep High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 16.63 1448th 1862 22.2%
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Rank History for Female students at Bitney Prep High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 40.05 1051st 1858 43.4%
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Rank History for Male students at Bitney Prep High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 24.31 1324th 1834 27.8%
2019 73.90 428th 1880 77.2%
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Rank History for White students at Bitney Prep High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 6.01 1080th 1173 7.9%
2019 39.30 769th 1222 37.1%
2022 11.47 1077th 1204 10.5%
2023 22.68 1044th 1424 26.7%
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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.

Bitney Prep High Test Scores
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Data source: California Department of Education

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Enrollment information for Bitney Prep High

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2008 63 2 1 3 1 n/a n/a 0 70
2009 41 3 0 4 1 1 3 0 53
2010 38 3 0 5 2 1 0 0 49
2011 61 2 1 6 1 0 0 0 71
2012 64 2 3 6 0 0 1 0 76
2013 69 3 2 9 0 0 1 0 84
2014 86 5 1 6 2 1 1 0 102
2015 88 5 1 5 0 0 2 0 101
2016 80 6 2 3 0 0 1 0 92
2017 73 0 0 4 0 0 9 0 86
2018 72 0 0 7 0 0 9 0 88
2019 73 0 0 9 0 0 13 0 95
2020 63 0 1 7 1 0 10 0 82
2021 63 0 1 5 1 0 10 3 83
2022 31 0 0 3 1 0 27 5 67
2023 35 0 0 4 0 0 33 15 87

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 Bitney Prep High

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2008 70 7.3 9.6 n/a
2009 53 4.6 8.3 32.1
2010 49 4.5 10.8 51
2011 71 n/a n/a 21.1
2012 76 5.8 12.9 n/a
2013 84 5.9 14.0 53.6
2014 102 7.5 13.5 49
2015 101 7.0 14.4 37.6
2016 92 7.0 13.1 56.5
2017 86 6.7 12.7 54.7
2018 88 5.9 14.7 63.6
2019 95 5.9 15.9 50.5
2020 82 n/a n/a 64.6
2021 83 5.8 14.1 66.3
2022 67 5.9 11.3 62.7
2023 87 5.8 14.8 43.7

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 Bitney Prep High

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2008 70 7.3 9.6 n/a
2009 53 4.6 8.3 32.1
2010 49 4.5 10.8 51
2011 71 n/a n/a 21.1
2012 76 5.8 12.9 n/a
2013 84 5.9 14.0 53.6
2014 102 7.5 13.5 49
2015 101 7.0 14.4 37.6
2016 92 7.0 13.1 56.5
2017 86 6.7 12.7 54.7
2018 88 5.9 14.7 63.6
2019 95 5.9 15.9 50.5
2020 82 n/a n/a 64.6
2021 83 5.8 14.1 66.3
2022 67 5.9 11.3 62.7
2023 87 5.8 14.8 43.7

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 Bitney Prep High

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $9,207

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Bitney Prep High

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 834th of 2133 High schoolsRanks 1045th of 2335 High schools
 5.7%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
11th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Bitney Prep High)57.157.9
 0.8%
   11th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Nevada County Office of Education)69.253.4
 15.8%
   11th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)57.355.4
 1.9%
11th Grade Mathematics (Bitney Prep High)19.110.5
 8.5%
   11th Grade Mathematics (Nevada County Office of Education)26.716.7
 10.1%
   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 Students9587
 8.4%
African American00
American Indian00
Asian00
Hispanic94
 55.6%
Pacific Islander00
White7335
 52.1%
Two or More Races1333
 153.8%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients50.5%43.7%
 6.8%


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Bitney Prep High ranks 1051st of 2346 California high schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 3 stars out of 5.

In the 2022-23 school year, 87 students attended Bitney Prep High.

Students at Bitney Prep High are 40% White, 38% Two or more races, 17% Not Specified, 5% Hispanic.


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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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