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Westside Preparatory Charter School

Westside Preparatory Charter School is a coeducational public charter school for students in grades 7 through 8.

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Institution Type: Public Setting: Suburban


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Westside Preparatory Charter School says

As a response to the wishes of the community, parents and school staff, the former Rio Linda School District, teamed to form the Westside Preparatory Charter School (WPCS). Westside is a unique school in the following ways: Teachers a Westside know every student and ensure none falls through the cracks. In the middlegrades, this relationship is enhanced by the structure of the students' day with core block scheduling. Instead of spending 50 minute periods with several teachers each day, students spend a core block iwth their language arts/history teacher and another core block with their math/science teacher. This give flexibility needed for project-based learning. Common Core State Standards focus students to think deeply and critically, collaborate with others and cultivate communication skills. Daily physical education helps also helps students strengthen body and mind. WPCS is located on three different school sites in the Twin Rivers Unified School District. The Westside campus in Rio Linda, the Eastside campus in North Highlands, and the Frontier campus in Foothill Farms.


Emphasizes higher academic standards, and offers 4-period departmentalized core subjects with six electives offered during the year in the afternoon.

Mission Statement

The Mission of Westside Preparatory Charter School is to establish a working partnership with students and their families to encourage personal responsibility and to provide a challenging curriculum with the goal of empowering students to meet the many and varied challenges of the future.



Public charter schools are supported through lower levels of direct, public funding, as well as though private subsidies. As with district public schools, they do not charge tuition to students who attend them.


  (916) 566-1840

Admission Considerations

Also Considered: Academic GPA

Admission Requirements

Required: Application Essay



Adequate Yearly Progress

AYP was Met Overall for the year 2012.

AYP for Math was Met for the year 2012.

AYP for Reading was Met for the year 2012.

AYP is a measurement defined by the United States federal No Child Left Behind Act that allows the U.S. Department of Education to determine how every public school and school district in the country is performing academically according to results on standardized tests.

Students and Faculty

Students and Faculty

Enrollment Data

Total Enrollment 393
Enrollment By Grade
Grade Number of Students
7 200
8 193

Westside Preparatory Charter School's relatively even enrollment profile may offer insights into student retention rates, local population changes, real estate costs, and the accessibility of alternative educational options. to find out more about the specific factors influencing Westside Preparatory Charter School's enrollment numbers.

Student Teacher Ratio 32 : 1
Gender 49% Male / 51% Female
Socioeconomic Diversity

91% of students qualify for a free or reduced price school lunch at Westside Preparatory Charter School.

Student Diversity
Percentage of Student Body
White 38%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 1%
Multi-racial 7%
Hispanic/Latino 39%
Black or African American 7%
Asian 6%
American Indian or Alaska Native 1%
Principal   Laura Lofgren (Westside campus)
Principal   Ellen Giffin (Frontier campus)
Principal   Renee Scott-Femenella (Eastside campus)


Although we are small at Westside Preparatory Charter School, we try to recreate the Jr. High experience through dances, field trips and community services hours. We offer after school athletics with soccer, volleyball, and basketball. Additionally, an after school GATE program is offered and tutoring for anyone who needs extra help.
  • Basketball
  • Community Service
  • Quiz Bowl
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball
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