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Northcoast Preparatory and Performing Arts Academy


Overview

Student Enrollment
139
Best High School in California
#48
 Rating 10 out of 10
Grades 9 to 12th grade
School District Humboldt County Office of Education
Type Public
 Phone (707)822-0861
 Location 285 Bayside Rd.
Arcata, CA 95521
Charter School Yes

Northcoast Preparatory and Performing Arts Academy has an academic rating significantly above the average for California high schools based on its high test performance and high AP course participation. It is ranked 48th in the best public high schools in California.

Demographics

Race

The Northcoast Preparatory and Performing Arts Academy student body is mostly White with a small Asian Pacific population and has low racial diversity.

Race Percent Students
White79.9%111
Black0.7%1
Hispanic6.5%9
Asian Pacific7.2%10
Native American Indian0%0
Hawaiian Pacific Inlander0%0
Two or more races5.8%8

Family Income

vs. other California high schools
Upper 32.6%

33.8% percent of the school's students are eligible for free lunch under the National School Lunch Program compared to the California high school median of 48.5%. By this measure, Northcoast Preparatory and Performing Arts Academy students are largely upper-middle income and rank 415th in California for high school student family income.

Enrollment by Grade

Grade Students
Freshman33
Sophomore41
Junior29
Senior36
Total139

Academics

State Standardized Test Performance

8 out of 10

Rank: 141st in California

Students at Northcoast Preparatory and Performing Arts Academy scored an average 65% of students proficient for math and reading as tested by the California Department of Education. Performance is well above the state high school median of 42% proficiency and places the school's test performance in the top 12.4% of California high schools.

Test Proficiency By Gender

Gender Math Proficient Reading Proficient
Girlsless than 50%*50% or more*
Boys50% or more*50% or more*

State Test Proficiency by Subgroup

Subgroup Math Proficient Reading Proficient
American Indian--
Asian & Pacific Islandersuppressed*suppressed*
Black--
Hispanicsuppressed*suppressed*
Multiracial--
White40% to 59%*80% or more*
With Disabilitessuppressed*suppressed*
Limited English--

*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.

College Admission Test Scoring

Average SAT Score
1189

The average SAT score for Northcoast Preparatory and Performing Arts Academy students in 2016 was 1189.

College Admission Test Participation

10 out of 10

Rank: 18th in California

68 out of 65 junior and senior of students took either the ACT or SAT test (105%). College admission testing participation is significantly above the California median rate of 29% and in the top 3% for participation.

AP Course and Test Performance

8 out of 10

Rank: 165th in California

Northcoast Preparatory and Performing Arts Academy offers 2 AP courses. 55 percent of grade nine through twelve students are enrolled in at least one AP class. The AP participation rate is in the 99% percentile and significantly above the median AP enrollment rate for all California schools of 21%. Northcoast Preparatory and Performing Arts Academy had 55 taking AP exams with a 59 passing at least one exam. The AP pass rate is in the 82% percentile and well above the state median of 55 percent.

School State
AP Test Pass Rate 107% 55%
Students enrolled in an AP class 55% 21%
AP Math Enrollment Rate -13%
AP Science Enrollment Rate -13%
AP Other Enrollment Rate 55%
AP Courses Offered 2

Learning Environment

Absenteeism Rate

School State
Overall Chronic Absenteeism Rate4%14%
Female Chronic Absenteeism Rate2%
Male Chronic Absenteeism Rate8%

Safety and Discipline

Police Referral Rate

Group Percent Referrals
All Students0%0
Boys0%0
Girls0%0
California Median0%

Police Arrest Rate

Group Percent Arrests
All Students0%0
Boys0%0
Girls0%0

Expulsion Rate

Group Percent Expulsions
All Students0%0
Boys0%0
Girls0%0
California Median0%

In-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students0%0
Boys0%0
Girls0%0
California Median0.3%

Out-of-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students0%0
Boys0%0
Girls0%0

Location

Northcoast Preparatory and Performing Arts Academy
285 Bayside Rd.
Arcata, CA
95521
(707)822-0861

10 out of 10 1

District

Humboldt County Office of Education
Eureka, CA