School Details

Monterey County Home Charter School

901 Blanco Circle, Salinas, CA 93901
(831) 755-0331
4

(out of 10)

Charter Grades K-12 404 students 18 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

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72%

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
  • Monterey County Office of Education average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

41%
41%
60%
18%
18%
55%

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
  • Monterey County Office of Education average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

62%
42%
60%
35%
24%
52%

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
  • Monterey County Office of Education average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

48%
28%
57%
21%
11%
31%
32%
20%
52%
41%
24%
67%

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
  • Monterey County Office of Education average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

39%
26%
38%
60%
28%
62%
13%
11%
16%

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
  • Monterey County Office of Education average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

27%
27%
35%
39%
21%
52%
36%
20%
54%
24%
23%
46%

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.
81%
67%
83%
68%
66%
84%

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
  • Monterey County Office of Education average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

31%
16%
48%
21%
12%
50%

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
  • Monterey County Office of Education average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Monterey County Home Charter School is a charter high school in Salinas. The principal of Monterey County Home Charter School is Amy Ish, whose e-mail is amish@monterey.k12.ca.us. 404 children attend Monterey County Home Charter School and identify as Hispanic; Multiracial; and White, non-Hispanic. 14% of the Monterey County Home Charter School students are "limited in English proficiency." 75% of the 404 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Monterey County Home Charter School is 18:1. Salinas High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 59% 58%
Multiracial 4% %
White, non-Hispanic 33% 29%
Unspecified 2% 7%
Pacific Islander 1.0% 0.5%
Filipino 0.7% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.7% 0.6%
Black, non-Hispanic 0.4% 3%
Asian 0.4% 2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 75% 28%
Limited English proficiency 14% 33%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (3 months ago)

    MCHS is a good choice for a homeschool program. The teachers and staff are very experienced and very helpful. There is diversity and inclusiveness. My child has a 504 plan and is thriving and succeeding academically. There are a lot of enrichment classes violin art science extra math classes spanish public speaking field trips. The academic Curriculum and staff allow the child to learn and create their own style of learning by doing projects using technology research and supplementing with other materials. They offer lots of support if you need it. It is a good choice if traditional public school is not working for your child.

  • (5 years ago)

    The supportive staff the wonderful teachers and the ability to work one on one with my own child to help him achieve educational success cannot be compared to what any other school in this area can offer. There are frequent activities for the kids and despite the massive funding cuts the staff remains excited and open to new ideas to help the students learn through fun activities.

  • (8 years ago)

    Mchcs was the most amazing experience that we have had with a school. We had never home schooled so we had no idea what we were doing. The staff was unbelievable! Everyone was so helpful and kind...Our teacher supervisors we so helpful and caring. We are living overseas and homeschooling and really miss monterey county home charter school.

  • (9 years ago)

    Field trips and extras (music art chemistry) offered by the district allow home-schoolers access to more education than offered by regular classrooms. The weekly teacher supervision helps keep students and parents on track with their year's objective.

  • (10 years ago)

    Home Charter is a great way to spend your quality time with your child/children and at the same time feel good about teaching on a one on one basis it's like having their very own teacher to themselves without having to wait a turn to talk to a teacher my children have been in home school for 2 years and I have one that graduated from home school they just love it. I asked what was it they liked most of home school and the answer was all the extra activities that is always being offered arts trips college visits I have a fifth grader that is already asking if he can take a class in hartnell it's great to see the intrests in education at a young age. The teachers are great and very tough they take the students studies seriously and treat eveyone according to grade level/up one. Charter teachers are truely the best.

  • (11 years ago)

    Monterey County Home Charter School provides students with an opportunity to work in an environment that belives in positive reinforcement. MCHCS supports every childs dream to achive. They make learning a self motivating self rewarding experience where learning is its own reward.

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