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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 434 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 11 to 1. According to state test scores, 32% of students are at least proficient in math and 42% 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
42%
Percent Proficient - Math
32%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1080
15 responses
Average ACT
22
7 responses
AP Enrollment
Living in the Area
A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    C
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Cost of Living
    C+
  4. Good for Families
    B+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$49,328
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$914
National
$949
Median Home Value
$178,200
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
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
11:1
National
17:1
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
C
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
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 really like the college aspect for the school. Getting to go to the near by community college and get our AA is a really fun and eye-opening experience. On the down side it appear the this AAEC(the South Mountain Campus) has been forgotten by the district. This are either really old or completely broken. One teacher who has been working there for 10+ years mentioned that AAEC has had the same chairs and desk since he started working there. Besides that the school is great. It is amazing if your are agriculturally driven. One slight down side is that the clubs are very limited. The biggest club on campus is FFA, a agricultural club. Which mean that this doesn’t allow for classmates not driven or passionate about agriculture to participate in may events.