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Contact Information (School Year 2019—20)
Last updated: 1/3/2020
School Description and Mission Statement (School Year 2019—20)
In June of 2006, the P20 Consortium submitted the NP³ Charter to the Natomas Unified School District Board (NUSD). The P20 Consortium is a nonprofit public benefit corporation organized exclusively for charitable and educational purposes. Among its officers and directors are university deans and leaders from California and across the country. It is part of a national network of groups interested in similar work, the Wingspread P20 Consortium. The NUSD Board unanimously approved the charter on June 14, 2006. School opened on August 8, 2006, with 80 students. Enrollment is now over 600, and the school moved to its permanent campus in July, 2009. With a separate staff and administration, NP³ Middle School (6-8 grade) was added in 2009, as well as NP³ Elementary in 2016, making NP³ a K-12 educational program. NP³ is a unique public charter school where students receive a rigorous and relevant education while building key relationships for success in life. As a public charter school, families choose to send their students here; however, there is no tuition charged or selective admissions. Being a charter school gives the school some freedom in developing its own academic policies and programs. It is, however, accountable for educational standards to Natomas Unified School District, the State of California, and the United States government.
NP³ is a four-year college preparatory high school located in the Natomas area of Sacramento, California. The student population reflects the ethnic and cultural diversity of the Natomas Unified School District (NUSD) and Sacramento County. NUSD is one of the most diverse districts in the nation, and NP³ mirrors that diversity. The nature of a charter school allows NP³ to welcome not only students from the Natomas Unified School District, but also other students interested in participating in the program. The school is committed to serving a diverse population, providing students with exemplary educational and co-curricular programs, and ensuring each student the opportunity to succeed.
NP³ High School was named a California Distinguished School in 2019. Prior to this, the State of California recognized NP³ as a Gold Ribbon School in 2017. In addition, NP³ is proud to be a Civic Learning Award of Excellence winner. NP³ was one of only 3 schools in the entire state of California to achieve the award of Excellence in both 2016 and 2017. This award recognized NP³ for its college preparatory curriculum, student governance, and commitment to civic engagement. For 7 consecutive years, U.S News & World Reports recognized NP³ as one of “America's Best High Schools.” This award is based on NP³’s diversity, our students’ access to college preparatory and AP courses, their ACT, SAT and AP test scores, and the college-going rate of our graduates. NP³ ranks in the top 5% of high schools, nationwide. The Educational Results Partnership and the Campaign for Business and Education Excellence named NP³ an Honor Roll school in 2019 for the 3rd year in a row. This honor recognizes schools that demonstrate consistently high levels of student academic achievement, improvement in high achievement over time, closing achievement gaps, and the college readiness of its students.
In the spring of 2016, NP³ received a six-year accreditation from ACS WASC with a one day mid-cycle visit.
School’s Mission, Vision, Values, and Learner Outcomes
In the summer of 2017, the K-12 administrative team gathered to redefine our mission, vision, and values as a K-12 organization. The administrative team used teacher feedback from each of the three sites to develop a single mission, vision, and set of core values. The NP³ Board also offered feedback throughout the process and approved the mission, vision, and values.
Mission: The NP³ community graduates college ready students who value diversity, intellectual engagement, and are dedicated to personal and civic responsibility.
Vision: The vision of NP³ K-12 is to inspire, cultivate, and support innovative educational excellence every day.
Values: The NP³ community values relationships, diversity, service learning, high levels of learning, a collaborative culture, and student voice.
Last updated: 1/10/2020
Student Enrollment by Grade Level (School Year 2018—19)
|Grade Level||Number of Students|
Last updated: 1/3/2020
Student Enrollment by Student Group (School Year 2018—19)
|Student Group||Percent of Total Enrollment|
|Black or African American||5.70 %|
|American Indian or Alaska Native||0.20 %|
|Hispanic or Latino||27.00 %|
|Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander||2.40 %|
|Two or More Races||4.70 %|
|Student Group (Other)||Percent of Total Enrollment|
|Socioeconomically Disadvantaged||48.60 %|
|English Learners||6.80 %|
|Students with Disabilities||4.20 %|
|Foster Youth||0.00 %|