Charter elementary-middle schools in Santa Ana: What are this year's most improved?

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Published on August 27, 2019

How strong are the charter elementary-middle schools in Santa Ana?

With a fresh school year kicking off, we analyzed newly released data from — which include comprehensive report cards, rankings and reviews — to identify those schools that made the biggest strides last year and those that lead their peers.

El Sol Santa Ana Science & Arts Academy's overall rating improved the most among similar schools in the city, rising from a B to a B+, according to data from Niche.

For the 2019-2020 school year, the school, located at 1010 N. Broadway St., enrolls 906 students. Niche graded the school a B+ for academics (on an A-D scale).

The overall ranking comes from Niche's proprietary algorithms. A school's ranking might change due to many factors, including the relative rankings of similar schools and whether a school gained or lost peers due to openings or closings. Other numbers come from current public data from the U.S. government.

Academically, 48% of El Sol Santa Ana Science & Arts Academy's students scored as proficient or above in math, and 56% did so in reading. That's compared to city averages of 29% in math and 41% in reading.

It's not the only school that's climbed Niche's rankings this year. Orange County Educational Arts Academy saw its overall rating increase from a B- to a B. The school is located at 825 N. Broadway and is a bit smaller, currently serving 576 students.

Niche graded Orange County Educational Arts Academy a B- for academics on an A-D scale. The school's latest math proficiency was at 33%, and reading proficiency was 45%.

Want more of the latest intel on Santa Ana schools? Hoodline also analyzed the latest Niche ratings for the city's public elementary schools.

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