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Edward B. Cole Academy

Charter School (#578)
333 East Walnut St.
Santa Ana, CA 92701
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Opened on September 8, 2003
2007 Average Class Size K-3rd 18
2007 Average Class Size 4th-6th 31
History of School's Ranking
Blue line is rank against all schools in California; Green line is rank against similar schools only; B = LEA or ASAM School; C = Special Education School
School's 2007 Base API Score is 673
Education Levels K - 5th
Students in 2006 280  (49% male)
Ethnic Breakdown of Students
56% were English learners in 2007
80% socioeconomically disadvantaged
Breakdown of Parent's Highest Education Level

CST / CAPA Scores Average of 2nd - 5th graders scoring at or above the proficiency level

Average of 2nd-5th grade English CST scoresAverage of 2nd-5th grade Math CST scoresAverage of 5th grade Science CST scores

National Ranking  (CAT/6) The national average is 50%

Average of 3rd grade Reading CAT/6 scoresAverage of 3rd grade Language CAT/6 scoresAverage of 3rd grade Spelling CAT/6 scoresAverage of 3rd grade Math CAT/6 scores

Teachers Info from 2006

School District
Average years of teaching experience 2.9 14.6
Percent of teachers that are first-year or second-year teachers 53.3% 5.3%
Percent of teachers with full teaching credentials 93.3% 97.1%
Percent of teachers with emergency credentials 20% 1.7%
Percent of teachers with waivers 0% 0.2%
Teachers with emergency credentials do not qualify for full credentials or for an internship, but meet minimum certification requirements.  When schools are unable to find enough credentialed teachers or teachers with emergency permits, then they allow teachers to work under a waiver.

Students Info from 2007

School District
Percent of students in gifted and talented education programs 0% 9%
Percent of students with disabilities 1% 9%