Location: Windsor, CA
Are you a student or parent at Windsor Oaks Academy? Want to understand how to get the most out of high school?
We've written the best guide to Windsor Oaks Academy available. Here we'll cover:
- Breakdowns of student ethnicity, gender, and family income
- How safe Windsor Oaks Academy is to attend
- SAT/ACT/AP scores earned by Windsor Oaks Academy students
- Which AP/IB classes you can take at Windsor Oaks Academy
- Every sports team you can join at Windsor Oaks Academy
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Windsor Oaks Academy is a public school, supporting grades 9 to 12 . It's located in Windsor, CA in Sonoma County.
Based on its location, Windsor Oaks Academy is classified as a school in a large suburb. Here's the location on a map:
Windsor Oaks Academy8681 Windsor Rd. Windsor, CA 95492-9511
Phone number: 7078377771
Windsor Oaks Academy homepage: http://www.wusd.org/
Principal: Marc ElinEmail the principal: [email protected]
The total enrollment at Windsor Oaks Academy is 79 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 Windsor Oaks Academy 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 Windsor Oaks Academy, 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 Windsor Oaks Academy growing or shrinking? This will help you see trends in where the school is headed.
From our calculations, the enrollment at Windsor Oaks Academy 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 37 students larger than the freshman class. This suggests that Windsor Oaks Academy is shrinking in size and taking on fewer students.
There are a few reasons this can happen. The population of Windsor could be decreasing, thus sending fewer students into Windsor Oaks Academy. Alternatively, other schools (like charter or private schools) might be appearing, drawing students away.
Are there more boys or girls at Windsor Oaks Academy?
From our statistics, Windsor Oaks Academy has a 54:46 split between male and female students in the high school grades.
Windsor Oaks Academy has a balanced male-female ratio that's largely representative of the general population in Sonoma 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 Windsor Oaks Academy 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 Windsor Oaks Academy? Does one ethnicity make up most of the student body, or is it fairly balanced?
From our statistics, Windsor Oaks Academy 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 Windsor Oaks Academy 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 Windsor Oaks Academy 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 Windsor Oaks Academy fits within this category.
|American Indian/Alaska Native||5.0%||4|
|Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander||1.2%||1|
|Two or more races||1.2%||1|
High schools usually reflect the population in the surrounding area, so the ethnicities of students likely resembles those of Windsor. 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 Windsor Oaks Academy Families
What are the family incomes of students at Windsor Oaks 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 Windsor Oaks Academy, 10.1% of students qualify for reduced-price lunches, and 50.6% qualify for free lunches.
This means Windsor Oaks Academy has a below average level of poverty. With most students not qualifying for free or reduced price lunches, Windsor Oaks Academy is below average among California schools in poverty level. The income level of families in Windsor is thus likely to be relatively high.
|Do not qualify for reduced-price or free lunches||31||39.2%|
As with ethnicity, this likely reflects the surrounding community in Windsor and doesn't speak much about the school itself.
Windsor Oaks Academy 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. Windsor Oaks Academy 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 Windsor Oaks Academy 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 Windsor Oaks 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 Windsor Oaks Academy: 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 Windsor Oaks Academy students at risk.
In the school year of 2011-2012, there were 18 referrals to law enforcement (12 male, 6 female), and 0 school-related arrests. This is out of a total enrollment of 87 students.
To put this into perspective, most California schools (59% of them) reported 0 law enforcement referrals and arrests.
This means that 20.6 Windsor Oaks Academy has major safety issues. For every 100 students, there were 20.6 law-enforcement related actions. This is a very high number that puts Windsor Oaks Academy in the top 10% of schools with disciplinary actions.
With this record, is Windsor Oaks Academy significantly different from other schools in the area? It could be that Windsor Oaks Academy 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:
Windsor Unified School District Safety
|School Name||Total Referred||Total Arrests||Enrollment|
|Bridges Community Based School, North County Conso||0||0||0|
Now we get to a major aspect of assessing a high school: academic performance. How good of an education will you get at Windsor Oaks Academy? Will you be competitive for college? Will you have access to advanced classes?
We've compiled everything we could find about Windsor Oaks Academy's academics here.
To start off, an important benchmark of academic achievement is graduation rate. For all students who start high school at Windsor Oaks Academy, 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 Windsor Oaks Academy, 80% Windsor Oaks Academy 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%.
Windsor Oaks Academy is in the 44th 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 Windsor Oaks Academy students. These are tests that are administered to large populations of students for comparison purposes.
As of 2014, eleventh graders attending Windsor Oaks 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 Windsor Oaks Academy 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 Windsor Oaks Academy.
At Windsor Oaks Academy, 7% of students meet or exceed state standards in English/Language Arts.
This is considered well below average and puts Windsor Oaks Academy in the bottom 25% of all high schools in California for English/Language Arts. The vast majority of Windsor Oaks Academy 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 Windsor Oaks Academy will likely increase. But it still reflects Windsor Oaks Academy'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 Windsor Oaks Academy, 0% of students meet or exceed state standards in Math. This is considered well below average and puts Windsor Oaks Academy in the bottom 25% of all high schools in California. The vast majority of Windsor Oaks Academy 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