B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    C-
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
AAEC Early College High School - South Mountain Campus is an above average, public, charter school located in Phoenix, AZ. It has 434 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 10 to 1. According to state test scores, 47% of students are at least proficient in math and 37% in reading.
Address
2002 E. Baseline Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85042
Telephone
(602) 323-9890

AAEC Early College High School - South Mountain Campus Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
37%
Percent Proficient - Math
47%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1050
11 responses
Average ACT
22
7 responses
AP Enrollment

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.6 responses
Poll
100%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.6 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 24 responses
Report
  • The olympics, Culture Nights
    29%
  • Ffa events
    13%
  • Homecoming
    13%
  • School Barbecues
    13%
  • Student Government Dances/Movie Nights
    13%
  • NHS Volunteer Opportunities
    8%
  • Spirit Week
    8%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
434
Free or Reduced Lunch
76%
78%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.9 responses
78%
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
10:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
0%
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.15 responses
93%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.15 responses
87%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.15 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
Expenses Per Student
$5,987/ year
National
$12,239
50%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.16 responses
56%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.16 responses
56%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.16 responses
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AAEC Early College High School - South Mountain is an awesome high school! Students here get the chance to take college classes while still being in high school. We have an advantage to graduate high school with a Associate Degree. Our school is an agricultural school, so for students that love animals or want a career dealing with animals our school have classes to help them achieve their goal.
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AAEC South Mountain is an excellent school. The school is perfect for those who wish to work on an Associates degree while doing high school. It is made up of two small campuses and you have access to resources at the South Mountain Community College. The school allows you to take college classes and collect college credits while you complete your high school diploma. This school offers a large variety of classes that focus on agriculture and animal related sciences. This school is smaller than your average high school which means that you get a more personal learning experience and you make closer friendships. Even though the school doesn't have large sports programs, it does offer many activities and programs in which students can indulge.
I like that AAEC South Mountain allows its students to take college classes for free at South Mountain Community College. By the end of a student's senior year, they can obtain their associate's degree if they do well in all of their classes and make an effort to plan their schedule. Students have a lot of freedom during their day and are able to travel on and off campus as they please. Furthermore, the atmosphere is very open and all students are generally accepted into the school.
Although the schools has its perks, there are certain downsides. We have very few after-school activities and absolutely no sports. The activities we do have tend to be run by the same group of individuals. Formal organization is sloppy, and it can be difficult to know when events are. There is no parent involvement because all information is orally transmitted from student to student. If you are not in a certain group, you are guaranteed not to know what is going on.