School Details

Academy of the Redwoods

7351 Tompkins Hill Road, Eureka, CA 95501
(707) 476-4203
9

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 183 students 33 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

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California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Fortuna Union High average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
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  • This school in 2013
  • Fortuna Union High average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

33%
21%
15%
75%
49%
48%
66%
55%
50%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Fortuna Union High average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Academy of the Redwoods is a public high school in Eureka. The principal of Academy of the Redwoods is Matt Malkus and can be contacted at matt-malkus@redwoods.edu. 183 students go to Academy of the Redwoods and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Native American or Native Alaskan; and Unspecified. 0.5% of the Academy of the Redwoods students have "limited English proficiency." 44% of the 183 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Academy of the Redwoods is 33:1. Alder Grove Charter School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • German
  • Japanese
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • P.E. classes
  • Tennis

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 70% 71%
Native American or Native Alaskan 6% 6%
Unspecified 5% 7%
Asian 5% 0.6%
Multiracial 4% %
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 1%
Hispanic 12% 14%
Pacific Islander 1% 0.3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.9% 1151%
Filipino 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 44% 37%
Limited English proficiency 0.5% 2%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    This school opened the door for me to many possibilities and opportunities that I would otherwise have never had access to. In my 3 years there I learned not only academic things but about myself. I was taught to challenge everything I believe in and instead of making me confused and lost this process has made my beliefs and ideologies stronger. I earned my Associates Degree one month before my high school diploma at the age of 17. I then went on to CSU Sacramento and earned my Bachelors in English with a Minor in Theatre in just three years' time. I graduated from college at the age of 20 and now I plan to get my credential and be a teacher. Without AR's amazing support system I would not be where I am today. Thank you for everything AR. I hope one day to work there myself! )

  • (1 year ago)

    Does not promote the field of learning i am interested in and suggests i wait until college to take the classes... i take that as discouragement... definitely switching ASAP

  • (1 year ago)

    This school is as bad as they git. I am going to ferndale and would suggest it to all. Also they only take the 504 for the extra money.

  • (4 years ago)

    Academically challenging and great academic support. Allows student to attain a 2 year Associates degree along with their HS Diploma.

  • (4 years ago)

    It is really good and is great and has caring teachers and the students are awesome.

  • (4 years ago)

    This is the best school ever! they treat you like an equal. ) i love it! GO AR!

  • (4 years ago)

    Academy of the Redwoods (fully funded through the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation) is an awesome chance for high school students to achieve academic excellence. If a student applies themselves they can graduate with an associate's degree AND a high school diploma !! The campus is clean and beautiful. The teachers are all inspired and caring. We are so happy with our choice.

  • (4 years ago)

    This exceptional school manages to support not only the "brainy" students who desire to continue their education in great universities; it supports those who are interested in learning a trade as well. The students are guided to respect self and others and to consider the consequences of their actions. The daily announcements and monthly meetings with the teachers and the principal keep the parents well informed. There are many opportunities to get involved to get inspired and to make friends in a school that doesn't have cliques.

  • (4 years ago)

    An awesome school. I love it and I"m going to miss it!

  • (4 years ago)

    AR is a good school because of its oppurtunities to be successful

  • (4 years ago)

    The inclusive style of teaching and working with students & the expectation that students can and will think for themselves intelligently.

  • (4 years ago)

    I think it is an awesome environment for learning

  • (4 years ago)

    My son is a Freshman at AR and I have to say so far they are far and away the best choice in our area for students who are serious about school. The staff and students have created a wonderful caring community.

  • (4 years ago)

    I believe it is a great program to propel young people into a greater future.

  • (4 years ago)

    For students who are motivated and want to be here it is the greatest school ever. Students AND staff are here by choice. AR has an awesome sense of community and strives to make all comfortable here.

  • (4 years ago)

    Amazing teachers and a program that supports those students who aren't supported well in the traditional system. Instead they are on the road to college!

  • (4 years ago)

    It's a great School for kids to learn.

  • (4 years ago)

    Because its the best school ever for advanced learning in a college environment.

  • (4 years ago)

    It allowed me to receive my Associate's Degree and High School Diploma in the same year and oddly enough in that order.

  • (4 years ago)

    Highly dedicated and creative administrator faculty and staff who truly care about each student's development. Motivated students of diverse backgrounds. Amazing options for customizing the experience (courses and extra-curricular). Sense of community .

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