Location: Antioch, CA
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- Breakdowns of student ethnicity, gender, and family income
- How safe Live Oak Continuation High is to attend
- SAT/ACT/AP scores earned by Live Oak Continuation High students
- Which AP/IB classes you can take at Live Oak Continuation High
- Every sports team you can join at Live Oak Continuation High
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Live Oak (Continuation) High School is a public school, supporting grades 10 to 12 . It's located in Antioch, CA in Contra Costa County.
Based on its location, Live Oak Continuation High is classified as a school in a large suburb. Here's the location on a map:
Live Oak (Continuation) High School1708 F St. Antioch, CA 94509-2225
Phone number: 9257797440
Live Oak (Continuation) High School homepage: https://lohs-antioch-ca.schoolloop.com/
Principal: Mabel RuckerEmail the principal: [email protected]
The total enrollment at Live Oak (Continuation) High School is 173 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, Live Oak Continuation High 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 Live Oak Continuation High lacking for your interests, consider looking to your local community to supplement your interests.
Growth in Student Body Size
Is Live Oak (Continuation) High School growing or shrinking? This will help you see trends in where the school is headed.
From our calculations, the enrollment at Live Oak Continuation High has steadily decreased over the past few years. We calculate this by comparing enrollment in grades 9 to 12.
Are there more boys or girls at Live Oak (Continuation) High School?
From our statistics, Live Oak Continuation High has a 64:36 split between male and female students in the high school grades.
There is a large male majority at Live Oak Continuation High, 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 Live Oak Continuation 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 Live Oak Continuation High.
If the male majority is concerning to you, we suggest contacting Live Oak Continuation High 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 Live Oak (Continuation) High School? Does one ethnicity make up most of the student body, or is it fairly balanced?
From our statistics, Live Oak Continuation High has a diverse student body. No single ethnicity composes more than 50% of all students, which means you'll be surrounded by a diverse set of students in class. Only a third of California schools show this much diversity.
The most common ethnicity at Live Oak Continuation High is Hispanic. In California, 51.5% of all students are Hispanic, making it the most common ethnicity. Even though Live Oak Continuation High is relatively diverse, students of Hispanic descent are the most common ethnicity here.
|American Indian/Alaska Native
|Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander
|Two or more races
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 Live Oak Continuation High Families
What are the family incomes of students at Live Oak (Continuation) 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 Live Oak Continuation High, 2.3% of students qualify for reduced-price lunches, and 63.5% qualify for free lunches.
This means Live Oak Continuation 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 Antioch is likely to be relatively low.
|Do not qualify for reduced-price or free lunches
As with ethnicity, this likely reflects the surrounding community in Antioch and doesn't speak much about the school itself.
Live Oak Continuation 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. Live Oak Continuation 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 Live Oak Continuation 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 Live Oak (Continuation) 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 Live Oak Continuation 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 Live Oak Continuation High students at risk.
In the school year of 2011-2012, there were 4 referrals to law enforcement (4 male, 0 female), and 4 school-related arrests (4 males, 0 females). This is out of a total enrollment of 186 students.
To put this into perspective, most California schools (59% of them) reported 0 law enforcement referrals and arrests.
This means that 4.3 Live Oak Continuation High has minor safety issues. For every 100 students, there were just 4.3 law-enforcement related actions, but this is still higher than 75% of California schools.
With this record, is Live Oak (Continuation) High School significantly different from other schools in the area? It could be that Live Oak Continuation 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:
Antioch Unified School District Safety
|Deer Valley High
|Prospects High (alternative)
|Bidwell Continuation High
|Dozier-libbey Medical High
Now we get to a major aspect of assessing a high school: academic performance. How good of an education will you get at Live Oak (Continuation) High School? Will you be competitive for college? Will you have access to advanced classes?
We've compiled everything we could find about Live Oak Continuation High's academics here.
To start off, an important benchmark of academic achievement is graduation rate. For all students who start high school at Live Oak Continuation High, 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 Live Oak Continuation High, 74% Live Oak Continuation High 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%.
Live Oak Continuation High 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.
Next, we'll look at another major piece of high school academics: standardized testing performance for Live Oak (Continuation) High School students. These are tests that are administered to large populations of students for comparison purposes.
As of 2014, eleventh graders attending Live Oak (Continuation) High 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 Live Oak Continuation High 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 Live Oak Continuation High.
At Live Oak (Continuation) High School, 14% of students meet or exceed state standards in English/Language Arts.
This is considered well below average and puts Live Oak Continuation High in the bottom 25% of all high schools in California for English/Language Arts. The vast majority of Live Oak Continuation High students don't meet state standards, and only a small percentage pass.
This low percentage itself isn't much cause for concern - as teachers and students get more familiar with the new Common Core, the pass rate at Live Oak Continuation High will likely increase. But it still reflects Live Oak Continuation High's low 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 Live Oak (Continuation) High School, 0% of students meet or exceed state standards in Math. This is considered well below average and puts Live Oak Continuation High in the bottom 25% of all high schools in California. The vast majority of Live Oak Continuation High 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