Optimist Charter



Optimist Charter Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Optimist Charter Students by Grade
PK 0
K 0
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 5
9 17
10 21
11 34
12 42

Optimist Charter is a public high school of the Los Angeles County Office of Education School District located in Los Angeles, CA. It has 119 students in grades 7th through 12th. Optimist Charter is the 1,818th largest public high school in California and the 19,723rd largest nationally. It has a student teacher ratio of 12.0 to 1.

Total Students: 119
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 12:1
Full Time Teachers: 9.88
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 19,723rd out of 26,089
Enrollment Rank in California: 1,818th out of 2,635
Student/Teacher Rank in California: 457th out of 2,608
Full Time Teacher Rank in California: 1,677th out of 2,608

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Optimist Charter Students by Gender

Outer ring represents school district
  School District
 Male 81
(68%)
3,393
(60%)
 Female 38
(32%)
2,263
(40%)

Optimist Charter Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Hispanic 64
(54%)
3,750
(66%)
 Black 35
(29%)
982
(17%)
 White 20
(17%)
540
(10%)
 Asian 0
(0%)
235
(4%)
 Two or More 0
(0%)
113
(2%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
9
(0%)
 American Indian 0
(0%)
27
(0%)

Optimist Charter Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 116
(97%)
3,442
(61%)
 Not Eligible 3
(3%)
2,037
(36%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 0
(0%)
177
(3%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Optimist Charter is ranked 1,540th out of 2,578 ranked schools in California, for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Optimist Charter students on free and reduced lunch assistance (97.5%) is significantly higher than the state average of 55.7%. This may indicate that the area has a higher level of poverty than the state average.

Students at a participating school may purchase a meal through the National School Lunch Program. Families with incomes between 130% and 185% of the federal poverty level are eligible for reduced price meals. Schools may not charge more than 40¢ for reduced-price lunches, nor more than 30¢ for reduced-price breakfasts. Students from families with incomes at or below 130% of the federal poverty level are eligible for free meals.

For 2014, a family of two needs to make an annual income below $20,449 to be eligible for free meals or below $29,100 for reduced price meals. A family of four needs to make an annual income below $31,005 for free meals or $44,122 for reduced price meals.

Optimist Charter Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2012 N/A
2013 52
2014 81
2015 119

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2012 N/A
2013 4.6
2014 11.5
2015 12

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2012
2013 0.94230769230769
2014 0.96296296296296
2015 0.97478991596639

Compare Optimist Charter to Other High Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,200.0% 12.0:1
 
1,636.7% 16.4:1
 
2,095.7% 21.0:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
National Average 48.3%
 
State Average 55.7%
 
This School 97.5%
 

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