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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    C+
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Academy for Academic Excellence is an above average, public, charter school located in Apple Valley, CA. It has 1,453 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 22 to 1. According to state test scores, 36% of students are at least proficient in math and 61% in reading.
Address
17500 Mana Rd
Apple Valley, CA 92307
Telephone
(760) 946-5414
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Academy for Academic Excellence Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
61%
Percent Proficient - Math
36%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1140
123 responses
Average ACT
23
21 responses
AP Enrollment
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Living in the Area
C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Good for Families
    C+
  3. Housing
    C
Median Household Income
$50,907
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,006
National
$949
Median Home Value
$215,800
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
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.20 responses
Poll
60%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.20 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 31 responses
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  • Basketball games
    26%
  • Fall Festival
    26%
  • Dances
    13%
  • All events are small and highly regulated
    6%
  • Homecoming
    6%
  • Knights of Stardom
    6%
  • Soccer related
    6%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,453
Free or Reduced Lunch
26%
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.19 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.19 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.19 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
22:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$73,417
Teachers in First/Second Year
11.9%
56%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.27 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.27 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.27 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$8,504/ year
National
$12,239
58%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.26 responses
19%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.26 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.26 responses
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I Graduated from the Academy for Academic Excellence, my experience was good with the school. I went to this school k-12. I was involved in AFJROTC for four years, National Honor Society since eighth grade, and I was a Honors/AP student. There are also opportunities to get involved with various clubs such as Kittyhawk Air Society, Art Club, Dance team, Photography club, and so much more. Most teachers were very caring and strived for your understanding of the material. This school is a Charter school. The Academy for Academic Excellence has prepared me for my future in college.
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Having been at AAE since kindergarten, I have to say I love this school. Yes, there were moments that were unfair, and moments of hatred towards the school, but in the end (specifically high school) I realized how good the school really was. I felt that my other students and majority of the teachers are nice, and are easy to talk to. In the end I feel like it's hard to be left out at AAE as well, with many opportunities to be involved in the community and hands on learning and experiences with the teachers. The school has a mass array of activities, and is an amazing school for arts and college readiness. From what I've learned the school understands problems, and is always willing to take knowledge and criticism from the students to fix or help the problems. I really do think the school could be for everyone, but at a risk. To go to AAE you must be ready for the work, and tasks set by teachers, and the college readiness of the school.
The school is primarily focused on academics and relies on technology (homework typically given in every class every day). Campus is very safe and teachers are great. You can tell that the teachers care for all their students and their futures. The school helps with getting into college, such as applications, registering, etc. Since I was used to copious amounts of homework given, the transition from high school to college was not difficult at all.