Location: San Jose, CA
Are you a student or parent at Camden Community Day School? Want to understand how to get the most out of high school?
We've written the best guide to Camden Community Day available. Here we'll cover:
- Breakdowns of student ethnicity, gender, and family income
- How safe Camden Community Day is to attend
- SAT/ACT/AP scores earned by Camden Community Day students
- Which AP/IB classes you can take at Camden Community Day
- Every sports team you can join at Camden Community Day
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Camden Community Day School is a public school, supporting grades 9 to 12 . It's located in San Jose, CA in Santa Clara County.
Based on its location, Camden Community Day is classified as a school in a large city. Here's the location on a map:
Camden Community Day School2223 Camden Ave. San Jose, CA 95124
Phone number: 4086263409
Camden Community Day School homepage: http://www.cuhsd.org/cms/lib2/CA01001603/Centricity/Domain/107/sarc/CamdenAcademy_003.pdf
Principal: Sarah ThomasEmail the principal: [email protected]
The total enrollment at Camden Community Day School is 48 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 Camden Community Day 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 Camden Community Day, 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 Camden Community Day School growing or shrinking? This will help you see trends in where the school is headed.
From our calculations, the enrollment at Camden Community Day has 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 13 students larger than the freshman class. This suggests that Camden Community Day is shrinking in size and taking on fewer students.
There are a few reasons this can happen. The population of San Jose could be decreasing, thus sending fewer students into Camden Community Day. Alternatively, other schools (like charter or private schools) might be appearing, drawing students away.
Are there more boys or girls at Camden Community Day School?
From our statistics, Camden Community Day has a 78:22 split between male and female students in the high school grades.
There is a large male majority at Camden Community Day, and much more than you would expect from the general population in Santa Clara 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 Camden Community Day. 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 Camden Community Day.
If the male majority is concerning to you, we suggest contacting Camden Community Day administration and asking if they have any thoughts about why there's a gender imbalance. Their phone number is 4086263409.
What's the racial diversity at Camden Community Day School? Does one ethnicity make up most of the student body, or is it fairly balanced?
From our statistics, Camden Community Day 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 Camden Community Day 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 Camden Community Day 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 Camden Community Day fits within this category.
|American Indian/Alaska Native||2.0%||1|
|Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander||0.0%||0|
|Two or more races||2.0%||1|
High schools usually reflect the population in the surrounding area, so the ethnicities of students likely resembles those of San Jose. 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 Camden Community Day Families
What are the family incomes of students at Camden 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 Camden Community Day, 6.2% of students qualify for reduced-price lunches, and 33.3% qualify for free lunches.
This means Camden Community Day has a low poverty level. The overwhelming majority of students at Camden Community Day don't qualify for free or reduced price lunches. San Jose is thus likely to be an affluent community, with quite high family incomes.
|Do not qualify for reduced-price or free lunches||29||60.4%|
As with ethnicity, this likely reflects the surrounding community in San Jose and doesn't speak much about the school itself.
Because Camden Community Day is in the top quartile of schools by family income, it's likely to be well-funded relative to other high schools in California. This means you'll likely have access to advanced coursework like AP/IB classes and better-funded extracurriculars and sports.
It's still up to you, though, to take advantage of the resources Camden Community Day has to offer. If you work hard and spend your time effectively, you'll likely be well positioned to succeed in college and beyond.
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How safe is Camden 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 Camden Community Day: 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 Camden Community Day 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 53 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:
Campbell Union High School District Safety
|School Name||Total Referred||Total Arrests||Enrollment|
|Del Mar High||0||0||1172|
Now we get to a major aspect of assessing a high school: academic performance. How good of an education will you get at Camden Community Day School? Will you be competitive for college? Will you have access to advanced classes?
We've compiled everything we could find about Camden Community Day's academics here.
To start off, an important benchmark of academic achievement is graduation rate. For all students who start high school at Camden Community Day, 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 Camden Community Day, 79% Camden Community Day 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%.
Camden Community Day is in the 42nd 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