Mt. Lassen Charter School: Full Guide

Location: Herlong, CA

Are you a student or parent at Mt. Lassen Charter School? Want to understand how to get the most out of high school?

We've written the best guide to Mt. Lassen Charter available. Here we'll cover:

  • Breakdowns of student ethnicity, gender, and family income
  • How safe Mt. Lassen Charter is to attend
  • SAT/ACT/AP scores earned by Mt. Lassen Charter students
  • Which AP/IB classes you can take at Mt. Lassen Charter
  • Every sports team you can join at Mt. Lassen Charter

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Basic Information

Mt. Lassen Charter School is a public school, supporting grades 0 to 12 . It's located in Herlong, CA in Lassen County.

Based on its location, Mt. Lassen Charter is classified as a school in a remote rural area, over 25 miles away from an urbanized area. Here's the location on a map:

Contact Information

Mailing address:

Mt. Lassen Charter School
Po Box 35
Herlong, CA 96113-0035

Phone number: 5308272129

Mt. Lassen Charter School homepage:

Principal: Patrick Condon
Email the principal: [email protected]

Student Demographics

Student Enrollment

The total enrollment at Mt. Lassen Charter School is 124 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, Mt. Lassen 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 Mt. Lassen Charter lacking for your interests, consider looking to your local community to supplement your interests.

Growth in Student Body Size

Is Mt. Lassen Charter School growing or shrinking? This will help you see trends in where the school is headed.

From our calculations, the enrollment at Mt. Lassen Charter has increased over the past few years. We calculate this by comparing enrollment in grades 9 to 12.

Male Students Female Students All Students
9th grade 9 5 14
10th grade 8 8 16
11th grade 9 5 14
12th grade 4 6 10

As you can see in the table above, the freshman class is 4 students larger than the senior class. This suggests that the school is growing in size and taking on more students.

There are a few reasons this could be happening. The city of Herlong could be growing in population, thus sending more students into Mt. Lassen Charter. Alternatively, Mt. Lassen Charter could be relaxing its student policies and taking in more students.

Gender Split

Are there more boys or girls at Mt. Lassen Charter School?

From our statistics, Mt. Lassen Charter has a 56:44 split between male and female students in the high school grades.

There is a large male majority at Mt. Lassen Charter, and much more than you would expect from the general population in Lassen 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 Mt. Lassen Charter. 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 Mt. Lassen Charter.

If the male majority is concerning to you, we suggest contacting Mt. Lassen Charter administration and asking if they have any thoughts about why there's a gender imbalance. Their phone number is 5308272129.

Ethnicity Breakdown

What's the racial diversity at Mt. Lassen Charter School? Does one ethnicity make up most of the student body, or is it fairly balanced?

From our statistics, Mt. Lassen Charter 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 Mt. Lassen Charter does. When attending class, most students will be of the same ethnicity, with some variation.

The majority of students at Mt. Lassen Charter 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 Mt. Lassen Charter is one of hundreds of schools in the state that have a majority of white students.

Percentage Number
American Indian/Alaska Native 0.8% 1
Asian 0.0% 0
Hispanic 12.0% 15
Black 0.0% 0
White 85.4% 106
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0.0% 0
Two or more races 1.6% 2

High schools usually reflect the population in the surrounding area, so the ethnicities of students likely resembles those of Herlong. 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 Mt. Lassen Charter Families

What are the family incomes of students at Mt. Lassen 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 Mt. Lassen Charter, 9.6% of students qualify for reduced-price lunches, and 31.4% qualify for free lunches.

This means Mt. Lassen Charter has a below average level of poverty. With most students not qualifying for free or reduced price lunches, Mt. Lassen Charter is below average among California schools in poverty level. The income level of families in Herlong is thus likely to be relatively high.

Number Percent
Reduced-price lunches 12 9.6%
Free lunches 39 31.4%
Do not qualify for reduced-price or free lunches 73 58.8%

As with ethnicity, this likely reflects the surrounding community in Herlong and doesn't speak much about the school itself.

Mt. Lassen 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. Mt. Lassen 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 Mt. Lassen Charter doesn't cover, look to your local community for activities, or to the Internet for self-study AP classes.

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School Safety

How safe is Mt. Lassen 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 Mt. Lassen 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 Mt. Lassen 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 121 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:

Fort Sage Unified School District Safety

School Name Total Referred Total Arrests Enrollment
Render Continuation High 0 0 0
Herlong High 0 0 80

Academic Performance

Now we get to a major aspect of assessing a high school: academic performance. How good of an education will you get at Mt. Lassen Charter School? Will you be competitive for college? Will you have access to advanced classes?

We've compiled everything we could find about Mt. Lassen Charter's academics here.

Standardized Testing

Next, we'll look at another major piece of high school academics: standardized testing performance for Mt. Lassen Charter School students. These are tests that are administered to large populations of students for comparison purposes.

State Tests

As of 2014, eleventh graders attending Mt. Lassen 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 Mt. Lassen 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 Mt. Lassen Charter.

English/Language Arts

At Mt. Lassen Charter School, 45% of students meet or exceed state standards in English/Language Arts.

This is considered below average and puts Mt. Lassen Charter in the bottom 50% of all high schools in California for English/Language Arts. The majority of Mt. Lassen 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 Mt. Lassen Charter will likely rise over time. But it still reflects Mt. Lassen 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 Mt. Lassen Charter School, 11% of students meet or exceed state standards in Math. This is considered well below average and puts Mt. Lassen Charter in the bottom 25% of all high schools in California. The vast majority of Mt. Lassen 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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