Madera County Independent Academy
11 May 2023 / by Crystal Brown
About Madera County Independent Academy
Madera County Independent Academy (MCIA) is a public charter school located in Madera County, California. The school was founded in August of 2018 and is dedicated to providing a personalized learning experience for students in grades K-12. The mission of MCIA is to provide an innovative and rigorous educational program that prepares students to be successful, responsible, and contributing members of their communities.
At MCIA, students are encouraged to explore their interests and develop their unique talents. The school offers a wide range of courses, including core subjects such as math, science, and English, as well as electives in the arts, physical education, and technology. MCIA also provides a variety of extracurricular activities, including clubs, sports teams, and volunteer opportunities.
The school also offers a comprehensive college and career readiness program. Through this program, students are provided with the resources and guidance they need to explore their post-secondary options and develop the skills necessary to be successful in college and the workplace.
At MCIA, students have the opportunity to learn in an environment that is both challenging and supportive. With a focus on personalized learning and a commitment to providing a safe and nurturing environment, MCIA is dedicated to helping students reach their full potential.
28123 Ave. 14
Madera, CA 93637
K – 12
Overview Madera County Independent Academy
Madera County Independent Academy serves 58 students in grades Kindergarten-12.
Madera County Independent Academy placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is ≤10% (which is lower than the California state average of 34%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is ≤10% (which is lower than the California state average of 49%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is lower than the California state level of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 84% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the California state average of 78% (majority Hispanic).
Verdict on Madera County Independent Academy
Madera County Independent Academy is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 3,649 schools in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.The diversity score of Madera County Independent Academy is 0.58, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.63. The school’s diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.