Location: Sacramento, CA
Are you a student or parent at SAVA: Sacramento Academic And Vocational Academy? Want to understand how to get the most out of high school?
We've written the best guide to SAVA available. Here we'll cover:
- Breakdowns of student ethnicity, gender, and family income
- How safe SAVA is to attend
- SAT/ACT/AP scores earned by SAVA students
- Which AP/IB classes you can take at SAVA
- Every sports team you can join at SAVA
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SAVA: Sacramento Academic And Vocational Academy is a public school, supporting grades 7 to 12 . It's located in Sacramento, CA in Sacramento County.
Based on its location, SAVA is classified as a school in a large city. Here's the location on a map:
SAVA: Sacramento Academic And Vocational Academy5330 Power Inn Rd., Ste. D Sacramento, CA 95820-6757
Phone number: 9163878063
SAVA: Sacramento Academic And Vocational Academy homepage: http://sava.gcccharters.org/
Principal: Morri ElliottEmail the principal: [email protected]
The total enrollment at SAVA: Sacramento Academic And Vocational Academy is 760 students, making it a somewhat large high school, in the top half of all California high schools by size.
As a mid-sized high school, SAVA strikes the balance between size and comfort. There will be enough students to provide a diversity of experiences, like clubs and sports, for you to join. But it'll be small enough that you'll likely get to know most people in your class.
Growth in Student Body Size
Is SAVA: Sacramento Academic And Vocational Academy growing or shrinking? This will help you see trends in where the school is headed.
From our calculations, the enrollment at SAVA has steadily 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 339 students larger than the freshman class. This suggests that SAVA is shrinking in size and taking on fewer students.
There are a few reasons this can happen. The population of Sacramento could be decreasing, thus sending fewer students into SAVA. Alternatively, other schools (like charter or private schools) might be appearing, drawing students away.
Are there more boys or girls at SAVA: Sacramento Academic And Vocational Academy?
From our statistics, SAVA has a 46:54 split between male and female students in the high school grades.
SAVA has a balanced male-female ratio that's largely representative of the general population in Sacramento County. Since the student body is roughly half and half, it should feel like there are equal numbers of boys and girls in your classes.
This usually means that SAVA doesn't strongly select for either males or females, unlike other schools that have a large majority of males or females.
What's the racial diversity at SAVA: Sacramento Academic And Vocational Academy? Does one ethnicity make up most of the student body, or is it fairly balanced?
From our statistics, SAVA 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 SAVA is Hispanic. In California, 51.5% of all students are Hispanic, making it the most common ethnicity. Even though SAVA is relatively diverse, students of Hispanic descent are the most common ethnicity here.
|American Indian/Alaska Native||2.7%||21|
|Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander||1.7%||13|
|Two or more races||0.9%||7|
High schools usually reflect the population in the surrounding area, so the ethnicities of students likely resembles those of Sacramento. 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 SAVA Families
What are the family incomes of students at SAVA: Sacramento Academic And Vocational Academy? 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 SAVA, 9.4% of students qualify for reduced-price lunches, and 76.9% qualify for free lunches.
This means SAVA has a high percentage of students at or near poverty. Almost a third of all schools in California show this level of poverty, and by National Center for Education Statistics standards, SAVA can be classified as a high poverty school. The income level of families in Sacramento is thus likely to be low.
|Do not qualify for reduced-price or free lunches||103||13.5%|
As with ethnicity, this likely reflects the surrounding community in Sacramento and doesn't speak much about the school itself.
Unfortunately, schools in areas of lower income levels are likely to be more poorly funded. As a result, they might feature less advanced coursework like AP/IB classes, and you may not have a full range of sports and extracurriculars to draw from. Because SAVA is an especially high poverty-level school, it might not have the resources you need to meet your full potential.
You definitely don't have control over the city, the school, or other families, but you can structure your own learning to be more productive. If you'd like to open yourself to more opportunities, you can look into whether it's possible to transfer to a nearby school with higher income levels.
If not, don't be alarmed - it's possible that SAVA has all that you need for your ambition. And you can definitely be proactive about learning outside of your school, looking to your community or to the Internet to find more resources.
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How safe is SAVA: Sacramento Academic And Vocational Academy 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 SAVA: 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 SAVA students at risk.
In the school year of 2011-2012, there were 2 referrals to law enforcement (2 male, 0 female), and 0 school-related arrests. This is out of a total enrollment of 745 students.
To put this into perspective, most California schools (59% of them) reported 0 law enforcement referrals and arrests.
This means that 0.2 SAVA is a safe school. For every 100 students, there is much fewer than 1 law-enforcement related action. It's not a perfect record, but it happens so infrequently that it might have just been a few bad apples.
With this record, is SAVA: Sacramento Academic And Vocational Academy significantly different from other schools in the area? It could be that SAVA 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:
Twin Rivers Unified School District Safety
|School Name||Total Referred||Total Arrests||Enrollment|
|Grant Union High||0||0||2026|
|Rio Linda High||0||0||1843|
|Elwood J. Keema High||2||0||730|
|Pacific Career And Technology High||0||0||131|
Now we get to a major aspect of assessing a high school: academic performance. How good of an education will you get at SAVA: Sacramento Academic And Vocational Academy? Will you be competitive for college? Will you have access to advanced classes?
We've compiled everything we could find about SAVA's academics here.
To start off, an important benchmark of academic achievement is graduation rate. For all students who start high school at SAVA, 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 SAVA, 14% (of 439) SAVA 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%.
SAVA is in the 26th 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 SAVA: Sacramento Academic And Vocational Academy students. These are tests that are administered to large populations of students for comparison purposes.
As of 2014, eleventh graders attending SAVA: Sacramento Academic And Vocational Academy 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 SAVA 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 SAVA.
At SAVA: Sacramento Academic And Vocational Academy, 20% of students meet or exceed state standards in English/Language Arts.
This is considered below average and puts SAVA in the bottom 50% of all high schools in California for English/Language Arts. The majority of SAVA 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 SAVA will likely rise over time. But it still reflects SAVA'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 SAVA: Sacramento Academic And Vocational Academy, 1% of students meet or exceed state standards in Math. This is considered well below average and puts SAVA in the bottom 25% of all high schools in California. The vast majority of SAVA 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