About This School
Charter schools are public schools, but differ from traditional public schools in that they are independent and are operated by educators, parents, community leaders, educational entrepreneurs, or others. Funding for charter schools is based on designated local or state educational organizations. Those organizations are responsible for monitoring and assessing the quality and effectiveness of education, but permit the schools to operate outside of the traditional public school education system. See Renaissance Arts Academy's test results to learn more about school performance.
A school's Academic Performance Index (API) is a scale that ranges from 200 to 1000 and is calculated from the school's performance in the Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) Program. The state has set 800 as the API target for all schools to meet.
Renaissance Arts Academy had an API growth score of 906 in 2012. California uses the Academic Performance Index (API) to measure annual school performance and year-to-year improvement. Renaissance Arts Academy's 2012 base score was 877 and the school did meet its 2012 school-wide growth target.
In 2010, Renaissance Arts Academy had 42 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The California average is 24 students per full-time equivalent teacher.
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Renaissance Arts Academy Reviews
I did not like the set up of the school. I don't think the set up is a good learning environment with all the grades mixed together in one big warehouse looking room.
This school is run by two harpies that terrorize the students, teachers and parents. There is constant teacher turnover. Also, students constantly leave this school to transfer to another school. This school does great on the state mandated STAR test because they teach the students very similar items that will appear on the test. Parents are not allowed private conversations with teachers. An administrator always sits in with the teacher when meeting with a parent. The teacher looks as if they are terrified of saying the wrong thing in the presence of the administrator. This school is straight out of a Charles Dickens novel. If you write the school about a complaint, they never respond in writing. You must attend a meeting with the school to express any concerns. You will never get anything in writing. Parents are kept in the dark about board meetings.