School Details

Julian Charter School

1704 Cape Horn, Julian, CA 92036
(760) 765-3847
7

(out of 10)

Charter Grades K-12 2153 students 15 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

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California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 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
  • Julian Union Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 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
  • Julian Union Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 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
  • Julian Union Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

76%
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California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 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
  • Julian Union Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

71%
65%
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California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 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
  • Julian Union Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

73%
65%
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California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 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
  • Julian Union Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 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
  • Julian Union Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 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
  • Julian Union Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 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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California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE)

In 2012-2013 California used the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) to test high school students' skills in English language arts and mathematics. The results for grade 10 students taking the test for the first time are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The CAHSEE is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of California. Students must pass all parts of the CAHSEE in order to graduate from high school. If they do not pass it the first time, students have multiple opportunities to retake the test. The goal is for all students to pass both sections of the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Julian Union Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 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
  • Julian Union Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Julian Charter School is a charter high school in Julian. The principal of Julian Charter School is Jennifer Cauzza, whose e-mail is jcauzza@juliancharterschool.org. 2,153 students go to Julian Charter School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Asian. 0.8% of the Julian Charter School students have "limited English proficiency." 33% of the 2,153 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Julian Charter School is 15:1. Julian High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 71% 70%
Black, non-Hispanic 4% 3%
Asian 3% 2%
Hispanic 20% 15%
Filipino 1% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.7% 4%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.6% %
Multiracial 0.5% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.3% %
Pacific Islander 0.3% 0.3%
Unspecified 0.2% 4%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 33% 7%
Limited English proficiency 0.8% 2%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (8 months ago)

    Love this school for my daughter! The teachers know how to find the balance of challenging the students and engaging them at the same time.

  • (2 years ago)

    The Murrieta High School Academy is an excellent place to work. The students are motivated the staff is collaborative and caring and the parents are involved. I have found the academic output to exceed that of a traditional public school.

  • (2 years ago)

    I love the focus that JCS puts on individual students and their needs. I have taught at schools in 6 different states and JCS is by far my unqualified favorite. I've worked with home school families and as an instructor at JCS academies. Currently I'm at the Murrieta High School Academy. I love the small class sizes in the academy (20-25 students compared to the 35-42 in my last school). I love the parental involvement and support in the academy--so crucial to student success. I love that I can actually teach the lesson that I've planned without getting derailed by discipline issues--students come to school to learn and they support one another in their learning. And I love the administrative support--positive and encouraging and always looking for ways to improve something that is already great!

  • (2 years ago)

    The school my 2 children attend in JCS Murrieta High School Academy..FANTASTIC FABULOUS CARING TEACHERS & STAFF. THE BEST TEACHING AND TUTORING EVER!!!!! TEACHERS ALWAYS AVAILABLE!!! THE DIRECTOR CAROL NEVER LETS ANY OF HER KIDS FAIL!!!! I RECOMMEND THIS ACADEMY 100%..I LOVE EVERYONE AT THIS SCHOOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THANK YOU FOR TEACHING MY 2 KIDS ......

  • (2 years ago)

    The JCS high school academies are like a private school education at public school prices--one of the best-kept secrets around.

  • (2 years ago)

    The Murrieta High School Academy is full of wonderful dedicated students and a caring and supportive staff! The kids enjoy an active student life with dances harvest festival where they pie their teachers movie nights and more. The instruction is engaging and personalized and no student ever "falls through the cracks."

  • (2 years ago)

    Julian Charter School's Home school program is exactly what I was looking for. They have a huge resource center with everything I needed for my kids to learn at home. For Free! Plus my Educational Facilitator supported me 100% she was always available whenever I needed help or had questions. My kids also received tutoring for Free! Homeschooling with Julian Charter has been a blessing to my family. I love having the flexibility in pacing of curriculum and in our schedule.

  • (2 years ago)

    My daughter attended JCS the online program and we were never able to get our classes on time and halfway through the school-year we got them and they counted her late on all assignments. I have pulled her from JCS

  • (2 years ago)

    My daughter attended this school Julian Carter Innovations Encinitas)for Kindergarden and we had a good experience. SADLY as she was going into her next grade we found out that the building in which the school rented its space from has a Cell Towers it is hidden in the churches tower and there are 4 smaller ones in the parking lot. The school has known about this risk for a whole year that our kids have sat underneath the sight. I did my research and found not only were other countries extremely worried about the health risks of such towers that one particular country was taking them down and away from their schools and neighborhoods. I approached the school hoping they would take care of our kids and move saying is it better to be safe than sorry. They pushed my concerns under the rug and went on to tell the parents there are not health concerns! They even felt i was causing a toxic environment im confused i thought the Cell Phone Tower sitting right over our kids heads was the toxic environment!!! I pulled my daughter from this school i am going to be safe rather than sorry!!!

  • (3 years ago)

    I have had a daughter in the Julian Charter 1 day program in Encinitas for 2.5 years. The first year and a bit were fine. I didn't expect much when it came to learning since we had 4 days of homeschool where the really learning was to happen. Since Friday was an elective day I really just wanted fun and group activities. After a bullying incident this changed drastically and not only was my daughter incredibly unhappy with the environment many other kids stopped going until everything calmed day. A lot of similar programs have a zero tolerance rule when it comes to bullying and on an elective day that really should be the case. In this situation the girl was allowed to continue to attend despite the fact that the majority of the families had an issue with her behavior. I believe the school should have taken a stronger stand on the issue and the fact that nothing was really done is the main reason we have elected to change programs. Other than that the school is okay - a little old but a safe environment. The teachers are kind though I wish they were more strict when it came to the issue we had. It does seem to attract younger children and a lot of the older seem to leave.

  • (3 years ago)

    I have two boys in grades 5 and 7 with Julian Charter School's Phoenix Learning Center program. I couldn't be happier with their education. I count myself lucky that they have amazing teachers and are getting a well-rounded education. Phoenix doesn't teach to the test and my kids are taught lifelong problem-solving skills. The study and organization habits they learn I didn't learn until high school and that was in honors classes. All of the teachers are so dedicated. I'm so glad to have this option.

  • (4 years ago)

    We have been a part of the Innovation Center Encinitas School k-8 program since it started. We went through some serious growing pains but we are doing so great now. The teachers are remarkable and the kids are so loving. It is a special environment that must be seen.

  • (4 years ago)

    Julian Charter School Murrieta High School Academy is where everyone goes if they somehow didn't make it in Public School or if their parents and/or them are very Religious. We're a school of oddballs and we love it. If you think you're weird - come here. Everyone else is going to be just as weird as you are if not more so. Yeah we have some not good weird people - druggies and a couple of those people that never EVER take a shower but we don't shun them. We may not seek them out to talk to them but we accept them and they (if they try) will find people that will eventually become their friends.JCS also offers tutoring hours every Thursday for ALL classes. My teacher once said something - if you come to tutoring he can raise your grade at least one grade level. To everyone I've talked to (I can't get a ride on Thursdays to attend tutoring alas) that is true. One of my friends actually raised two grade levels. The fact that this is possible is amazing. Anyway I hope this was helpful! Sorry it's so long.

  • (4 years ago)

    Innovation Center Encinitas is a horrible environment. The school is located in a big gym with no seperation of classrooms. The Noise level is terrible and the kids can't concentrate. The director has high goals but fails to live up to them. There is something very unhealthy going on as she talks bad about teachers and student. If you inform her of a problem she blames your kid. The teachers seem miserable and dooped.

  • (4 years ago)

    My daughter has been attending JCS's Innovation Centre in Temecula since 1st grade and we are very happy with the school academics leadership policies safety small class size etc. The only thing lacking is an outdoor space for playing. P.E. is every day (indoors) as of this year which I really like. The number one thing I like about this school is the focus on Individual Learning styles. The teachers have the ability to work with the students at their level and homework centers etc. are assigned for the individual learner's level. My child has excelled from day one and has never complained of being bored or unchallenged.

  • (5 years ago)

    Julian Charter Schools has many different learning centers. My children attend the Phoenix Learning Center in Encinitas. They attend school Mon. - Thurs. Friday is a home school day. We are very happy with the curriculum and staff. The teachers are all hand-picked. Most have extensive GATE training. We expect our kids to continue all the wat from K-6 at this school.

  • (5 years ago)

    Not a 'whole child' centered school. Not enough emphasis on art and science. Not a school for kinesthetic learners. Much needed tact and grace when it came to parent-teacher conferences. 'Most students are memorizing their addition facts by this time of the year'.....not something a parent of a kindergartner wishes to hear. And in general a lot of comparisons between other students work. But what I do like about the Innovation Center in Temecula is that the standards were addressed and I feel my child will be prepared academically for a new school.

  • (5 years ago)

    I am not too happy with the instruction. I was disappointed to hear that only two of the teachers were trained by Dr. Sandra Kaplan. The amount of homework is crazy. I am checking out The Academy Learning Center where all the teachers were trained by Dr. Kaplan.

  • (5 years ago)

    My daughter has been with Julian Charter School for 3 years. She has improved a lot. She has special needs and all the teachers have been very helpful. She is 9th grade now and has been signed up JCS Online which keeps track of her progress.

  • (5 years ago)

    JCS has been the best ever choice for our son. Their staff is friendly and always ready to help. With a school this wonderful who is always looking out for their students I know my son will receive the best education possible!

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