Renaissance Community Day School: Full Guide

Location: Brawley, CA

Are you a student or parent at Renaissance Community Day School? Want to understand how to get the most out of high school?

We've written the best guide to Renaissance available. Here we'll cover:

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

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Basic Information

Renaissance Community Day School is a public school, supporting grades 9 to 12 . It's located in Brawley, CA in Imperial County.

Based on its location, Renaissance is classified as a school in a town fringe area, or more than 10 miles from an urbanized area. Here's the location on a map:

Contact Information

Mailing address:

Renaissance Community Day School
480 N. Imperial Ave
Brawley, CA 92227-1583

Phone number: 7603125100

Renaissance Community Day School homepage:

Principal: Antonio Munguia
Email the principal: [email protected]

Student Demographics

Student Enrollment

The total enrollment at Renaissance Community Day School is 10 students, making it a very small high school, in the bottom 10% of all California high schools by size.

Attending Renaissance 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 Renaissance, you might consider independent learning or looking at nearby, larger high schools.

Growth in Student Body Size

Is Renaissance Community Day School growing or shrinking? This will help you see trends in where the school is headed.

From our calculations, the enrollment at Renaissance 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
9th grade 0 0 0
10th grade 2 0 2
11th grade 7 1 8
12th grade 0 0 0

Gender Split

Are there more boys or girls at Renaissance Community Day School?

From our statistics, Renaissance has a 90:10 split between male and female students in the high school grades.

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

If the male majority is concerning to you, we suggest contacting Renaissance administration and asking if they have any thoughts about why there's a gender imbalance. Their phone number is 7603125100.

Ethnicity Breakdown

What's the racial diversity at Renaissance Community Day School? Does one ethnicity make up most of the student body, or is it fairly balanced?

From our statistics, Renaissance has a very homogenous student body, with over 90% of students identifying as one ethnicity. This is especially extreme - fewer than 10% of California schools show as little racial diversity as Renaissance does. When attending class, you'll be surrounded by students of the same ethnicity.

The majority of students at Renaissance 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 Renaissance fits within this category.

Percentage Number
American Indian/Alaska Native 0.0% 0
Asian 0.0% 0
Hispanic 100.0% 10
Black 0.0% 0
White 0.0% 0
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 Brawley. 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 Renaissance Families

What are the family incomes of students at Renaissance 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 Renaissance, 0.0% of students qualify for reduced-price lunches, and 50.0% qualify for free lunches.

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

Number Percent
Reduced-price lunches 0 0.0%
Free lunches 5 50.0%
Do not qualify for reduced-price or free lunches 5 50.0%

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

Renaissance 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. Renaissance 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 Renaissance 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 Renaissance 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 Renaissance: 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 Renaissance students at risk.

In the school year of 2011-2012, there were 2 referrals to law enforcement (0 male, 2 female), and 2 school-related arrests (0 males, 2 females). This is out of a total enrollment of 24 students.

To put this into perspective, most California schools (59% of them) reported 0 law enforcement referrals and arrests.

This means that 16.6 Renaissance has major safety issues. For every 100 students, there were 16.6 law-enforcement related actions. This is a very high number that puts Renaissance in the top 10% of schools with disciplinary actions.

With this record, is Renaissance Community Day School significantly different from other schools in the area? It could be that Renaissance 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:

Brawley Union High School District Safety

School Name Total Referred Total Arrests Enrollment
Brawley High 9 9 1615
Desert Valley High (continuation) 2 2 165

Sports Teams

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