San Luis County Special Education

Summary:

San Luis County Special Education is a small alternative public school in San Luis Obispo, California, serving 21 students from kindergarten through 12th grade. As part of the San Luis Coastal Unified district, the school faces significant challenges, including high chronic absenteeism, low academic performance, and a student population with a lower socioeconomic status.

The school's chronic absenteeism rate is alarmingly high, reaching 72.4% in the 2022-2023 school year, far exceeding the 14.3% rate at the nearby Peep - Prepare school and the state average of 46.66%. Academically, the school's performance on the Smarter Balanced Assessments is also significantly lower, with 0% of students proficient or better in both English Language Arts/Literacy and Mathematics, compared to 16.67% and 2.75% for the district, and 46.66% and 34.62% for the state.

Despite these challenges, San Luis County Special Education serves a diverse student population, with a relatively even split between White and Hispanic students, as well as a small percentage of African American and two or more races students. The school's enrollment has remained stable, but the racial makeup has shifted, with a decrease in the percentage of White students and an increase in the percentage of Hispanic students. Additionally, the school has a relatively low student-to-teacher ratio of 5.1, compared to 10 at the nearby Peep - Prepare school, which may provide more individualized attention for students.


Detail:

Public, Alternative K-12

 3360 Ed Dr.
       San Luis Obispo, CA  93405-7816


(805) 593-3186

District: San Luis Obispo County Office of Education

SchoolDigger Rank:
2328th of 2,346 California Alternative Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $7,415 Help


Student/teacher ratio:  5.1 Help
Number of students:  21

Racial breakdown:

White:
42.9%
Hispanic:
42.9%
African American:
9.5%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  85.7% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details San Luis County Special Education ranks worse than 99.2% of high schools in California. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 4.18. (See more...)
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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 (42.9%), White (42.9%), African American (9.5%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 85.7% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at San Luis County Special Education is 5.1. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at San Luis County Special Education is $7,415.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

San Luis County Special Education:

SchoolDigger ranks San Luis County Special Education 2328th of 2346 California public high schools. (See San Luis County Special Education in the ranking list.)

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San Luis Obispo County Office of Education:

SchoolDigger ranks San Luis Obispo County Office of Education 1490th of 1560 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for San Luis County Special Education

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Rank History for all students at San Luis County Special Education

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2005 5.19 1761st 1901 7.4%
2006 11.62 1736th 1968 11.8%
2007 4.83 1913th 2063 7.3%
2008 16.10 1709th 2117 19.3%
2009 11.94 1979th 2238 11.6%
2010 4.70 2096th 2281 8.1%
2011 5.02 2151st 2367 9.1%
2023 4.18 2317th 2335 0.8%
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Rank History for Special Education students at San Luis County Special Education

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 14.49 1518th 1539 1.4%
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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 San Luis County Special Education

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 183 5 14 50 1 n/a n/a 0 253
1989 245 4 14 58 0 n/a n/a 0 321
1990 239 4 14 54 0 n/a n/a 0 311
1991 210 2 9 64 0 n/a n/a 0 285
1992 200 2 5 68 0 n/a n/a 0 275
1993 110 0 4 64 7 n/a n/a 0 185
1994 127 3 6 69 6 n/a n/a 0 211
1995 119 53 25 45 9 n/a n/a 0 251
1996 119 53 25 45 9 n/a n/a 0 251
1997 162 8 15 52 5 n/a n/a 0 242
1998 168 8 12 64 3 n/a n/a 0 255
1999 167 4 8 60 4 n/a n/a 5 248
2000 193 10 12 64 3 n/a n/a 0 282
2001 200 9 10 62 3 n/a n/a 0 284
2002 191 10 10 67 0 n/a n/a 0 278
2003 191 10 10 67 0 n/a n/a 0 278
2004 194 9 8 80 0 n/a n/a 0 291
2005 213 11 6 73 0 n/a n/a 0 303
2006 202 15 5 82 1 n/a n/a 0 305
2007 179 9 6 64 0 n/a n/a 2 260
2008 195 8 5 67 1 n/a n/a 0 276
2009 127 6 4 43 0 0 4 0 184
2010 155 10 7 57 3 0 0 0 232
2011 69 0 2 49 4 0 7 0 131
2012 60 0 2 47 2 0 8 0 119
2013 64 1 1 48 2 1 8 0 125
2014 56 0 1 50 2 1 10 0 120
2015 17 0 0 25 0 0 3 0 45
2016 14 0 0 21 0 0 5 0 40
2017 16 0 1 23 0 0 2 0 42
2018 17 1 1 20 0 0 3 0 42
2019 16 0 0 19 0 0 4 0 39
2020 14 1 0 20 0 0 2 0 37
2021 9 2 0 12 0 0 2 0 25
2022 8 1 0 9 0 0 1 0 19
2023 9 2 0 9 0 0 1 0 21

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 San Luis County Special Education

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 253 35.0 7.2 n/a
1989 321 36.2 8.8 n/a
1990 311 36.3 8.5 n/a
1991 285 36.3 7.8 n/a
1992 275 36.9 7.4 n/a
1993 185 37.4 4.9 0
1994 211 37.6 5.6 0
1995 251 28.5 8.8 0
1996 251 28.5 8.8 0
1997 242 32.3 7.5 0
1998 255 30.2 8.4 0
1999 248 31.3 7.9 0
2000 282 29.8 9.5 0
2001 284 32.8 8.7 0
2002 278 38.8 7.2 0
2003 278 38.8 7.2 0
2004 291 40.8 7.1 60.8
2005 303 41.4 7.3 45.2
2006 305 41.6 7.3 45.9
2007 260 35.0 7.4 51.6
2008 276 60.6 4.6 46.4
2009 184 28.8 3.1 60.3
2010 232 53.8 4.3 46.6
2011 131 n/a n/a 39.7
2012 119 16.0 7.4 n/a
2013 125 2.5 49.8 48.8
2014 120 15.0 8.0 49.2
2015 45 7.0 6.4 71.1
2016 40 8.0 5.0 60
2017 42 8.0 5.2 47.6
2018 42 7.1 5.9 66.7
2019 39 7.1 5.4 46.2
2020 37 n/a n/a 70.3
2021 25 4.0 6.2 76
2022 19 4.0 4.7 78.9
2023 21 4.0 5.1 85.7

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 San Luis County Special Education

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 253 35.0 7.2 n/a
1989 321 36.2 8.8 n/a
1990 311 36.3 8.5 n/a
1991 285 36.3 7.8 n/a
1992 275 36.9 7.4 n/a
1993 185 37.4 4.9 0
1994 211 37.6 5.6 0
1995 251 28.5 8.8 0
1996 251 28.5 8.8 0
1997 242 32.3 7.5 0
1998 255 30.2 8.4 0
1999 248 31.3 7.9 0
2000 282 29.8 9.5 0
2001 284 32.8 8.7 0
2002 278 38.8 7.2 0
2003 278 38.8 7.2 0
2004 291 40.8 7.1 60.8
2005 303 41.4 7.3 45.2
2006 305 41.6 7.3 45.9
2007 260 35.0 7.4 51.6
2008 276 60.6 4.6 46.4
2009 184 28.8 3.1 60.3
2010 232 53.8 4.3 46.6
2011 131 n/a n/a 39.7
2012 119 16.0 7.4 n/a
2013 125 2.5 49.8 48.8
2014 120 15.0 8.0 49.2
2015 45 7.0 6.4 71.1
2016 40 8.0 5.0 60
2017 42 8.0 5.2 47.6
2018 42 7.1 5.9 66.7
2019 39 7.1 5.4 46.2
2020 37 n/a n/a 70.3
2021 25 4.0 6.2 76
2022 19 4.0 4.7 78.9
2023 21 4.0 5.1 85.7

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.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for San Luis County Special Education

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $7,415

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

Impact of COVID-19 on San Luis County Special Education

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 Students3921
 46.2%
African American02
American Indian00
Asian00
Hispanic199
 52.6%
Pacific Islander00
White169
 43.8%
Two or More Races41
 75%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients46.2%85.7%
 39.6%


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Frequently Asked Questions about San Luis County Special Education

In the 2022-23 school year, 21 students attended San Luis County Special Education.

San Luis County Special Education ranks in the bottom 0.8% of California alternative schools.

Students at San Luis County Special Education are 43% White, 43% Hispanic, 10% African American, 5% Two or more races.


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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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