Location: Antioch, CA
Are you a student or parent at Bridges Community Day School? Want to understand how to get the most out of high school?
We've written the best guide to Bridges available. Here we'll cover:
- Breakdowns of student ethnicity, gender, and family income
- How safe Bridges is to attend
- SAT/ACT/AP scores earned by Bridges students
- Which AP/IB classes you can take at Bridges
- Every sports team you can join at Bridges
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Bridges Community Day School is a public school, supporting grades 7 to 12 . It's located in Antioch, CA in Contra Costa County.
Based on its location, Bridges is classified as a school in a large suburb. Here's the location on a map:
Bridges Community Day School1708 F St. Antioch, CA 94509-1145
Phone number: 9257797440
Bridges Community Day School homepage: https://bcds-antioch-ca.schoolloop.com/
Principal: Mabel RuckerEmail the principal: [email protected]
The total enrollment at Bridges Community Day School is 27 students, making it a small high school, in the bottom 25% of all California high schools by size.
With at most a few dozen students in your class, you'll get to know most other Bridges students well. But the small student body size may mean that you won't get access to the full range of activities and classes that other high schools offer.
If you find that your interests aren't well served by Bridges, consider transferring to a larger high school if possible, or find ways to supplement your interests in your community or on the Internet.
Growth in Student Body Size
Is Bridges Community Day School growing or shrinking? This will help you see trends in where the school is headed.
From our calculations, the enrollment at Bridges has stayed about the same over the past few years. We calculate this by comparing enrollment in grades 9 to 12.
|Male Students||Female Students||All Students|
Are there more boys or girls at Bridges Community Day School?
From our statistics, Bridges has a 73:27 split between male and female students in the high school grades.
There is a large male majority at Bridges, and much more than you would expect from the general population in Contra Costa 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 Bridges. 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 Bridges.
If the male majority is concerning to you, we suggest contacting Bridges administration and asking if they have any thoughts about why there's a gender imbalance. Their phone number is 9257797440.
What's the racial diversity at Bridges Community Day School? Does one ethnicity make up most of the student body, or is it fairly balanced?
From our statistics, Bridges 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 Bridges 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 Bridges are black. In California, black students make up 6.6% of total enrollment, but it's rare for a school to be predominantly black. Bridges is one of fewer than 12 schools in the state that have a majority of black students.
|American Indian/Alaska Native||0.0%||0|
|Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander||3.7%||1|
|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 Antioch. 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 Bridges Families
What are the family incomes of students at Bridges Community Day 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 Bridges, 0.0% of students qualify for reduced-price lunches, and 59.2% qualify for free lunches.
This means Bridges has a below average level of poverty. With most students not qualifying for free or reduced price lunches, Bridges is below average among California schools in poverty level. The income level of families in Antioch is thus likely to be relatively high.
|Do not qualify for reduced-price or free lunches||11||40.7%|
As with ethnicity, this likely reflects the surrounding community in Antioch and doesn't speak much about the school itself.
Bridges 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. Bridges 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 Bridges 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 Bridges Community Day 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 Bridges: 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 Bridges 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 28 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:
Antioch Unified School District Safety
|School Name||Total Referred||Total Arrests||Enrollment|
|Live Oak High (continuation)||4||4||186|
|Deer Valley High||6||4||2725|
|Prospects High (alternative)||0||0||560|
|Bidwell Continuation High||0||0||217|
|Dozier-libbey Medical High||0||0||625|
Now we get to a major aspect of assessing a high school: academic performance. How good of an education will you get at Bridges Community Day School? Will you be competitive for college? Will you have access to advanced classes?
We've compiled everything we could find about Bridges's academics here.
To start off, an important benchmark of academic achievement is graduation rate. For all students who start high school at Bridges, the state of California wants as many students to graduate as possible, since a high school diploma can mean a big difference in getting a job.
At Bridges, 74% Bridges students graduated within four years of starting high school.
Here's how this stacks up to other schools. The California state government has defined 90% as a target rate. The state average is around 80-85%.
Bridges is in the 37th percentile of all public high schools in California for graduation rate. This is below average. Generally, a graduation rate of above 90% is considered good and well above average, and below 75% is well below average.
Note: This data comes from a few years back, but the trends are likely to stay the same, since schools don't get significantly better or worse within a short period of time.
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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