PROFICIENCY 35% 9% lower than state average
School Rankings Proficiency Averages
42%Contra Costa County Office of Education

Making Waves Academy is a school servicing grades 5 to 12 and is located in the district of "Contra Costa County Office of Education" in Richmond, CA. There are a total of 760 students and 34 teachers at Making Waves Academy, for a student to teacher ratio of 23 to 1. There are a total of 472 free lunch students and 159 reduced lunch students.

Making Waves Academy has an average proficiency test score (in mathematics and languages) of 34.5%, which is 9% lower than the California average.


Student/Teacher ratio23:1
Free lunch472
Reduced lunch159


Advanced Placement
AP enrollment0
Taking some courses0
Taking some courses (not tests)0
Passing some courses0
Passing no courses0

Advanced placement (AP) is a program that offers high school students the ability to take college level courses and exams. These programs were created to be at the same level of most first year university courses. If the students were successful in the AP programs, they could potentially receive advanced placement, credit or exemptions when they go on to university. At Making Waves Academy, there are a total of n/a students enrolled in advanced placement courses, with n/a taking some courses.

Proficiency in mathematics comparison

Proficiency in languages comparison

Proficiency in mathematics by grade

High School40-44%

Proficiency in languages by grade

High School65-69%

The proficiency in math and languages tables represent the percentage of students that scored at or above the proficiency level on their standardized state assessment tests. Although these tests are standardized within each state, the tests may vary from state to state. Comparing the results of one state to another may not always be an accurate or fair comparison.

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Making Waves Academy race/ethnicity breakdown

Caucasian 0.0% 16.8% 24.1% 51.1%
African American 12.6% 21.2% 6.2% 15.9%
Asian 2.4% 6.4% 11.1% 4.7%
Hispanic or Latino 82.1% 52.4% 54.1% 23.6%
American Indian and Alaskan 0.0% 0.8% 0.7% 1.2%
Hawaiian 0.6% 1.3% 0.8% 0.4%
Multiracial 2.4% 1.0% 3.1% 3.1%

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Richmond demographics profile

Population density (sq mi)3,60323291
Median age35.836.037.7
Male/Female ratio0.9:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)47%52%55%
Speak English48%56%79%
Speak Spanish35%29%13%

Education level achieved in Richmond

Completed 8th grade77.2%81.1%84.3%
Completed high school75.0%79.8%83.0%
Completed some college56.3%61.5%59.4%
Completed associate degree34.3%39.8%38.5%
Completed bachelors26.3%32.0%30.3%
Completed masters9.2%11.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree2.9%3.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate1.3%1.6%1.3%
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