Zoe Barnum High School: Full Guide

Location: Eureka, CA

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  • Breakdowns of student ethnicity, gender, and family income
  • How safe Zoe Barnum High is to attend
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Basic Information

Zoe Barnum High School is a public school, supporting grades 10 to 12 . It's located in Eureka, CA in Humboldt County.

Based on its location, Zoe Barnum High is classified as a school in a remote town, or more than 35 miles from an urbanized area. Here's the location on a map:

Contact Information

Mailing address:

Zoe Barnum High School
216 W. Harris St.
Eureka, CA 95501-5857

Phone number: 7074412467

Zoe Barnum High School homepage: http://www.eurekacityschools.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=86&Itemid=143

Principal: Rick Jordan
Email the principal: [email protected]

Student Demographics

Student Enrollment

The total enrollment at Zoe Barnum High School is 70 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 Zoe Barnum High 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 Zoe Barnum High, 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 Zoe Barnum High School growing or shrinking? This will help you see trends in where the school is headed.

From our calculations, the enrollment at Zoe Barnum High 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
9th grade 0 0 0
10th grade 1 1 2
11th grade 7 9 16
12th grade 34 18 52

Gender Split

Are there more boys or girls at Zoe Barnum High School?

From our statistics, Zoe Barnum High has a 60:40 split between male and female students in the high school grades.

There is a large male majority at Zoe Barnum High, and much more than you would expect from the general population in Humboldt 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 Zoe Barnum 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 Zoe Barnum High.

If the male majority is concerning to you, we suggest contacting Zoe Barnum High administration and asking if they have any thoughts about why there's a gender imbalance. Their phone number is 7074412467.

Ethnicity Breakdown

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

From our statistics, Zoe Barnum 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 Zoe Barnum High is white. In California, white students make up 26.3% of all California students, and are the second most common ethnicity after Hispanic students.

Percentage Number
American Indian/Alaska Native 10.0% 7
Asian 2.8% 2
Hispanic 31.4% 22
Black 1.4% 1
White 44.2% 31
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0.0% 0
Two or more races 10.0% 7

High schools usually reflect the population in the surrounding area, so the ethnicities of students likely resembles those of Eureka. 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 Zoe Barnum High Families

What are the family incomes of students at Zoe Barnum 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 Zoe Barnum High, 7.1% of students qualify for reduced-price lunches, and 48.5% qualify for free lunches.

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

Number Percent
Reduced-price lunches 5 7.1%
Free lunches 34 48.5%
Do not qualify for reduced-price or free lunches 31 44.2%

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

Zoe Barnum 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. Zoe Barnum 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 Zoe Barnum High 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 Zoe Barnum 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 Zoe Barnum 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 Zoe Barnum High 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 99 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:

Eureka City Schools School District Safety

School Name Total Referred Total Arrests Enrollment
Eureka Senior High 0 0 1240

Academic Performance

Now we get to a major aspect of assessing a high school: academic performance. How good of an education will you get at Zoe Barnum High School? Will you be competitive for college? Will you have access to advanced classes?

We've compiled everything we could find about Zoe Barnum High's academics here.

Graduation Rate

To start off, an important benchmark of academic achievement is graduation rate. For all students who start high school at Zoe Barnum 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 Zoe Barnum High, 87% Zoe Barnum 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%.

Zoe Barnum High is in the 61st percentile of all public high schools in California for graduation rate. This is above 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.

Standardized Testing

Next, we'll look at another major piece of high school academics: standardized testing performance for Zoe Barnum High School students. These are tests that are administered to large populations of students for comparison purposes.

State Tests

As of 2014, eleventh graders attending Zoe Barnum 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 Zoe Barnum 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 Zoe Barnum High.

English/Language Arts

At Zoe Barnum High School, 0% of students meet or exceed state standards in English/Language Arts.

This is considered well below average and puts Zoe Barnum High in the bottom 25% of all high schools in California for English/Language Arts. The vast majority of Zoe Barnum 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 Zoe Barnum High will likely increase. But it still reflects Zoe Barnum 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 Zoe Barnum High School, 0% of students meet or exceed state standards in Math. This is considered well below average and puts Zoe Barnum High in the bottom 25% of all high schools in California. The vast majority of Zoe Barnum 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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