Location: Greenwood, CA
Are you a student or parent at Divide High School? Want to understand how to get the most out of high school?
We've written the best guide to Divide High available. Here we'll cover:
- Breakdowns of student ethnicity, gender, and family income
- How safe Divide High is to attend
- SAT/ACT/AP scores earned by Divide High students
- Which AP/IB classes you can take at Divide High
- Every sports team you can join at Divide High
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Divide High School is a public school, supporting grades 9 to 12 . It's located in Greenwood, CA in El Dorado County.
Based on its location, Divide High is classified as a school in a distant rural area, somewhat far from an urbanized area. Here's the location on a map:
Divide High School4405 Highway 193 Greenwood, CA 95635-0360
Phone number: 5303338315
Divide High School homepage: https://dhs-bomusd-ca.schoolloop.com/
Principal: Rebecca EversEmail the principal: [email protected]
The total enrollment at Divide High School is 18 students, making it a very small high school, in the bottom 10% of all California high schools by size.
Attending Divide High will feel very cozy, and you'll likely know everyone in your school. This will be a very intimate learning environment.
Unfortunately, with a tiny class size, you may lack a large diversity of activities and classes to join. If you feel your interests aren't well catered by Divide High, you might consider independent learning or looking at nearby, larger high schools.
Growth in Student Body Size
Is Divide High School growing or shrinking? This will help you see trends in where the school is headed.
From our calculations, the enrollment at Divide High 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 10 students larger than the freshman class. This suggests that Divide High is shrinking in size and taking on fewer students.
There are a few reasons this can happen. The population of Greenwood could be decreasing, thus sending fewer students into Divide High. Alternatively, other schools (like charter or private schools) might be appearing, drawing students away.
Are there more boys or girls at Divide High School?
From our statistics, Divide High has a 56:44 split between male and female students in the high school grades.
There is a large male majority at Divide High, and much more than you would expect from the general population in El Dorado County. As a result, it'll feel like there are a lot more girls than boys in your classes.
Sometimes this imbalance can result from random chance and may not suggest anything about Divide High. In other cases, the school might preferentially select for males. For example, in our data we find that continuation high schools unfortunately seem to be male-dominated. In yet other cases, other neighboring schools might attract female students, drawing them away from Divide High.
If the male majority is concerning to you, we suggest contacting Divide High administration and asking if they have any thoughts about why there's a gender imbalance. Their phone number is 5303338315.
What's the racial diversity at Divide High School? Does one ethnicity make up most of the student body, or is it fairly balanced?
From our statistics, Divide High has a homogenous student body, with the overwhelming majority of students identifying as one ethnicity. Only a third of California schools show as little diversity as Divide High does. When attending class, most students will be of the same ethnicity, with some variation.
The majority of students at Divide High are white. In California, white students make up 26.3% of all California students, and are the second most common ethnicity after Hispanic students. Thus Divide High is one of hundreds of schools in the state that have a majority of white students.
|American Indian/Alaska Native||11.1%||2|
|Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander||0.0%||0|
|Two or more races||0.0%||0|
High schools usually reflect the population in the surrounding area, so the ethnicities of students likely resembles those of Greenwood. 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 Divide High Families
What are the family incomes of students at Divide High 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 Divide High, 0.0% of students qualify for reduced-price lunches, and 66.6% qualify for free lunches.
This means Divide High 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 Greenwood is likely to be relatively low.
|Do not qualify for reduced-price or free lunches||6||33.3%|
As with ethnicity, this likely reflects the surrounding community in Greenwood and doesn't speak much about the school itself.
Divide High 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. Divide High 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 Divide High 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 Divide High 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 Divide High: 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 Divide High students at risk.
In the school year of 2011-2012, there were 2 referrals to law enforcement (2 male, 0 female), and 0 school-related arrests. This is out of a total enrollment of 27 students.
To put this into perspective, most California schools (59% of them) reported 0 law enforcement referrals and arrests.
This means that 7.4 Divide High has major safety issues. For every 100 students, there were 7.4 law-enforcement related actions. This is a very high number that puts Divide High in the top 10% of schools with disciplinary actions.
With this record, is Divide High School significantly different from other schools in the area? It could be that Divide High has an especially bad record, or it could be that the local area shows a pattern.
Compare this school with other high schools in the same school district, using the following table:
Black Oak Mine Unified School District Safety
|School Name||Total Referred||Total Arrests||Enrollment|
|Golden Sierra Junior Senior High||17||0||527|
|American River Charter||0||0||179|
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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