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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    A+
  8. Sports
    NG
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
AAEC Early College High School - South Mountain Campus is a highly rated, public, charter school located in Phoenix, AZ. It has 419 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 11 to 1. According to state test scores, 57% of students are at least proficient in math and 42% in reading.
About AAEC Early College High School - South Mountain Campus...
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
42%
Percent Proficient - Math
57%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
1130
28 responses
Average ACT
24
9 responses
AP Enrollment
Living in the Area
A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$52,080
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$954
National
$949
Median Home Value
$197,800
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
78%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.9 responses
Poll
67%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.9 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 27 responses
Report
  • The olympics, Culture Nights
    26%
  • NHS Volunteer Opportunities
    15%
  • Ffa events
    11%
  • Homecoming
    11%
  • School Barbecues
    11%
  • Spirit Week
    11%
  • Student Government Dances/Movie Nights
    11%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
419
Free or Reduced Lunch
69%
58%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.12 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.12 responses
25%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.12 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
11:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
0%
61%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.18 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.18 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.18 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
National
$12,239
42%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.19 responses
47%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.19 responses
47%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.19 responses
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AAEC Early College High School - South Mountain Campus Reviews

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Upon entering AAEC as a freshman, I was nervous as none of my friends from elementary were moving to this school; however, I’m eternally grateful to have chosen this school as I’ve met diverse people and created strong relationships with both students and teachers that I never imagined I would. Since AAEC SM is a smaller environment than normal high schools, more opportunities for interaction are made possible and it is easier to meet new friends. A sense of belonging is also a result of spending time at this school which is often quite hard to acquire.
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I appreciate the opportunity the high school has provided me in kickstarting my college career. Gaining the experience from back then has allowed me to feel more comfortable now that I'm in college full time. I would suggest that the school would be a little bit more linient with students not taking college courses or at least be a bit more clear on steps needed to obtain an Associate degree. College really isn't for everyone, especially when you have to find a way to juggle two educational facilities at once. Not everyone is able to do so, and there should be an optional path students can take to not have to set themselves up for failure when they can't balance the two. Lastly, it should be stated early on that extra steps, such as taking summer classes, has to be done in order to obtain the main thing the school advertised: an Associate degree when you graduate.
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.