Puente Charter

11 May 2023 / by Crystal Brown

About Puente Charter

Puente Charter is a public charter school in San Francisco, California. Founded in 2005, Puente Charter is a K-8 school with a mission to provide a high-quality education to students from diverse backgrounds. The school is committed to preparing students for college and career success through a rigorous academic program and a strong focus on college and career readiness. Puente Charter also offers a variety of enrichment programs and activities, such as music, visual arts, theater, and more. Puente Charter has a strong commitment to social and emotional learning, with a focus on building positive relationships, developing a sense of self-confidence, and fostering a sense of community. Puente Charter is committed to providing a safe and supportive learning environment for all students. The school also offers a variety of support services, such as counseling, tutoring, and mentoring. Puente Charter is dedicated to helping students reach their full potential and supporting them on their journey to success.

Address:

501 S. Boyle Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90033

Phone:

(323) 780-2961

Site:

puente.org

Grades:

K – 3

Enrollment:

194 students

Overview Puente Charter

Puente Charter serves 194 students in grades Kindergarten-3.
Puente Charter 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 20-29% (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 40-49% (which is approximately equal to the California state average of 49%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 24:1 is higher than the California state level of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 99% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the California state average of 78% (majority Hispanic).

Verdict on Puente Charter

Puente Charter 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 Puente Charter is 0.06, 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.

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