School Details

Ark Independent Studies School

840 North Branciforte Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA 95062
(831) 429-3898
4

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 55 students 26 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.
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  • This school in 2013
  • Santa Cruz City High School District 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Santa Cruz City High School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Ark Independent Studies School is a public high school in Santa Cruz. The principal of Ark Independent Studies School is Daniel Denton, who can be contacted at ddenton@sccs.santacruz.k12.ca.us. 55 students attend Ark Independent Studies School and are mostly Unspecified; Multiracial; and White, non-Hispanic. 6% of the Ark Independent Studies School students have "limited English proficiency." 29% of the 55 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Ark Independent Studies School is 26:1. Costanoa Continuation High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Unspecified 6% 7%
Multiracial 6% %
White, non-Hispanic 52% 58%
Hispanic 36% 28%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 2%
Asian 2% 3%
Filipino 1% 0.8%
Native American or Native Alaskan 1% 0.5%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 4688%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 29% 26%
Limited English proficiency 6% 8%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (7 years ago)

    The Ark School program is providing my son with excellent resources and support for his success and enthusiasm for learning.

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