Location: Hanford, CA
Are you a student or parent at Crossroads Charter School? Want to understand how to get the most out of high school?
We've written the best guide to Crossroads Charter available. Here we'll cover:
- Breakdowns of student ethnicity, gender, and family income
- How safe Crossroads Charter is to attend
- SAT/ACT/AP scores earned by Crossroads Charter students
- Which AP/IB classes you can take at Crossroads Charter
- Every sports team you can join at Crossroads Charter
Let's get started!
Crossroads Charter School is a public school, supporting grades 0 to 12 . It's located in Hanford, CA in Kings County.
Based on its location, Crossroads Charter is classified as a school in a small city. Here's the location on a map:
Crossroads Charter SchoolPo Box 368 Armona, CA 93202-0368
Phone number: 5595857295
Crossroads Charter School homepage: http://www.auesd.com/2/Home
Principal: Laurie BlueEmail the principal: [email protected]
The total enrollment at Crossroads Charter School is 194 students, making it a somewhat small high school, in the bottom half of all California high schools by size.
As a smaller-sized high school, Crossroads Charter will feel like a cozy learning environment. With fewer than 100 students in your class, you'll likely get to know most other students and your teachers well. This will give you the feeling of a small liberal arts college.
But with a smaller student body, you won't have as many activities and clubs to choose from. If you find Crossroads Charter lacking for your interests, consider looking to your local community to supplement your interests.
Growth in Student Body Size
Is Crossroads Charter School growing or shrinking? This will help you see trends in where the school is headed.
From our calculations, the enrollment at Crossroads Charter has steadily decreased over the past few years. We calculate this by comparing enrollment in grades 9 to 12.
|Male Students||Female Students||All Students|
As you can see in the table above, the senior class is 43 students larger than the freshman class. This suggests that Crossroads Charter is shrinking in size and taking on fewer students.
There are a few reasons this can happen. The population of Hanford could be decreasing, thus sending fewer students into Crossroads Charter. Alternatively, other schools (like charter or private schools) might be appearing, drawing students away.
Are there more boys or girls at Crossroads Charter School?
From our statistics, Crossroads Charter has a 49:51 split between male and female students in the high school grades.
Crossroads Charter has a balanced male-female ratio that's largely representative of the general population in Kings County. Since the student body is roughly half and half, it should feel like there are equal numbers of boys and girls in your classes.
This usually means that Crossroads Charter doesn't strongly select for either males or females, unlike other schools that have a large majority of males or females.
What's the racial diversity at Crossroads Charter School? Does one ethnicity make up most of the student body, or is it fairly balanced?
From our statistics, Crossroads Charter has a somewhat homogenous student body, with the majority of students identifying as one ethnicity, but not representing over 70% of the student body. Most schools in California fit this profile, so Crossroads Charter isn't out of the ordinary. Most students attending class with you will be of the predominant ethnicity, but there will be meaningful diversity from other races.
The majority of students at Crossroads Charter are Hispanic. In California, Hispanic students make up the majority of all students at 51.5%, and are thus the most common ethnicity. Predominantly Hispanic schools are the most common type of homogenous school, and Crossroads Charter fits within this category.
|American Indian/Alaska Native||2.5%||5|
|Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander||0.0%||0|
|Two or more races||2.5%||5|
High schools usually reflect the population in the surrounding area, so the ethnicities of students likely resembles those of Hanford. If you'd like to see how other nearby schools look in diversity, just google "[name of school] prepscholar" to find our guide to that specific school.
Income Level of Crossroads Charter Families
What are the family incomes of students at Crossroads Charter School? To determine this, we look at the number of students who qualify for free or reduced lunches, a classification by the US federal government.
To qualify for a reduced price meal, family income needs to be below 185% of the federal poverty guidelines. For a family of 4, this means an income of around $45,000 or below.
To qualify for a free meal, family income needs to be below 130% of the federal poverty guidelines. For a family of 4, this means an income of around $32,000 or below.
The lower the percentage of students who qualify for free or reduced price meals, the higher the income levels are likely to be.
At Crossroads Charter, 13.9% of students qualify for reduced-price lunches, and 52.0% qualify for free lunches.
This means Crossroads Charter has a moderate percentage of students at or near poverty. About half of all schools in California show this level of poverty or greater. The income level of families in Hanford is likely to be relatively low.
|Do not qualify for reduced-price or free lunches||66||34.0%|
As with ethnicity, this likely reflects the surrounding community in Hanford and doesn't speak much about the school itself.
Crossroads Charter is in the middle 50% of schools by income level. Generally, higher income level schools are better-funded and have a higher quality range of classes and activities. Crossroads Charter is likely in the middle of the pack in this regard and will give you a good set of options to try.
If you have any interests that Crossroads Charter doesn't cover, look to your local community for activities, or to the Internet for self-study AP classes.
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How safe is Crossroads Charter School to attend? Can you expect a lot of conflict as a student here?
To study this, we look at disciplinary data for two types of incidents at Crossroads Charter: referrals to law enforcement (when incidents are reported to police), and arrests.
These are the most serious disciplinary actions available to school administration and are more severe than suspensions or expulsions. Suspensions are often discretionary and can be given just for being disruptive in class. In contrast, law enforcement referrals and arrests often indicate incidents that put the safety of other Crossroads Charter students at risk.
In the school year of 2011-2012, there were 0 referrals to law enforcement, and 0 school-related arrests. This is out of a total enrollment of 169 students.
To put this into perspective, most California schools (59% of them) reported 0 law enforcement referrals and arrests.
Compare this school with other high schools in the same school district, using the following table:
Armona Union Elementary School District Safety
|School Name||Total Referred||Total Arrests||Enrollment|
|California Virtual Academy @ Kings||0||0||876|
|National University Academy, Armona||0||0||238|
Now we get to a major aspect of assessing a high school: academic performance. How good of an education will you get at Crossroads Charter School? Will you be competitive for college? Will you have access to advanced classes?
We've compiled everything we could find about Crossroads Charter's academics here.
Next, we'll look at another major piece of high school academics: standardized testing performance for Crossroads Charter School students. These are tests that are administered to large populations of students for comparison purposes.
As of 2014, eleventh graders attending Crossroads Charter School must take standardized tests in English/Language Arts and Math as part of the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP). These align with the new Common Core standards and are called the "Smarter Balanced" tests.
If Crossroads Charter students meet or exceed state standards, they're academically prepared to graduate high school and go to college. Specifically, we care about the percentage of students who meet or exceed state standards. The larger this number, the higher the preparation of students at Crossroads Charter.
At Crossroads Charter School, 29% of students meet or exceed state standards in English/Language Arts.
This is considered below average and puts Crossroads Charter in the bottom 50% of all high schools in California for English/Language Arts. The majority of Crossroads Charter students do not pass state standards, and only a small percentage pass.
This specific percentage isn't much cause for concern - because the Common Core is new, the pass rate at Crossroads Charter will likely rise over time. But it still reflects Crossroads Charter's below average standing among California high schools.
English/Language Arts Test Results (2015)
Read more about what’s measured in each ELA area score here.
The other major test taken for state assessments is Math. Across the state, Math performance is generally lower than English/Language Arts performance, so it's natural for this number to be lower.
At Crossroads Charter School, 7% of students meet or exceed state standards in Math. This is considered well below average and puts Crossroads Charter in the bottom 25% of all high schools in California. The vast majority of Crossroads Charter students don't meet state standards, and only a small percentage pass.
Math Test Results (2015)
Read more about what’s measured in each Math area score, go here.
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The data on this page is drawn from a variety of sources, including (but not limited to):
- National Center for Educational Statistics CCD 2013-2014
- "Free or reduced price lunch: A proxy for poverty?", NCES Blog
- CRDC 2011-2012 school year data
- California Department of Education SAT, ACT, and AP Test Results
- California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) System Results