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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    NG
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Connecting Waters Charter School is an above average, public, charter school located in Bentley, CA. It has 2,164 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 23 to 1. According to state test scores, 28% of students are at least proficient in math and 46% in reading.
Address
12420 Bentley Street
Bentley, CA 95386
Telephone
(209) 874-1119

Connecting Waters Charter School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
46%
Percent Proficient - Math
28%
Average Graduation Rate
82%
Average SAT
1120
34 responses
Average ACT
24
10 responses
AP Enrollment
3%
Living in the Area
C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    C+
  3. Housing
    C+
Area Feel
Rural
Median Household Income
$51,827
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$966
National
$949
Median Home Value
$191,600
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.8 responses
Poll
75%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.8 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 20 responses
Report
  • Leadership Retreat
    30%
  • Tiger Pride Rally
    20%
  • Highschool Graduation
    15%
  • The Harvest Festival
    15%
  • Prom
    10%
  • School Spirit Week
    10%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,164
Free or Reduced Lunch
37%
33%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.9 responses
56%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.9 responses
22%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.9 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
23:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$35,643
Teachers in First/Second Year
24.1%
65%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.17 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.17 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.17 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$5,876/ year
National
$12,239
47%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.19 responses
53%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.19 responses
42%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.19 responses
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I went through Connecting Waters as a homeschooler. I absolutely loved the experience! The school, the curriculum and the teachers all helped prepare me to go onto pursue my nursing career. I was able to graduate early with a high GPA and with the knowledge I needed to succeed in a college setting.
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Such a good homeschooling program. Loved it! I was able to work on my own pace, and graduate high school early. You are able to pick the right curriculum that best compliments your learning level.
I loved CWCS because the education experience is tailored to each individual student with the help of their education specialist. I was able to choose from taking classes in person at one of their on campus locations or labs, online, or at a local community college. They also offer Career Technical Education courses that help students obtain an internship during their second year in the class. I graduated with all of my general education courses for my BA degree completed along with experience at an internship for the district attorney.