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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 1,412 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 57% in reading.
Address
17500 Mana Rd.
Apple Valley, CA 92307
Telephone
(760) 946-5414

Academy for Academic Excellence Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
57%
Percent Proficient - Math
36%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1130
93 responses
Average ACT
23
18 responses
AP Enrollment
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Living in the Area
B-
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
$47,433
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$955
National
$949
Median Home Value
$194,100
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.19 responses
Poll
58%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.19 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 27 responses
Report
  • Basketball games
    30%
  • Fall Festival
    26%
  • Dances
    11%
  • All events are small and highly regulated
    7%
  • Knights of Stardom
    7%
  • Soccer related
    7%
  • Homecoming
    4%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,412
Free or Reduced Lunch
28%
78%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.18 responses
61%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.18 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.18 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
22:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$66,978
Teachers in First/Second Year
11.9%
54%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.26 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.26 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.26 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
$8,102/ year
National
$12,239
60%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.25 responses
20%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.25 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.25 responses
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I am proud of the education and support that my two children have received during elementary, middle school and high school at the Academy for Academic Excellence. The teachers, staff and admin are passionate and highly dedicated. Parent involvement is unparalleled. My senior has received many scholarships and feels confident that she is well prepared for college. This is truly the best school!
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I would like to change how the school handles bullying and how they work on helping students. I have an IEP and there were several incidents where I found I wasn't getting the help I needed or when I did ask for it, it was subtly dismissed because someone "didn't feel" like complying. Also, to address the bullying issue again, I went several times between years and I always got the same result: "Stay away from each other". It seems that unless you're important to the school (sports, dance, ASB, staff kids) you don't truly matter to the school. Despite them seeing these reviews, nothing ever changes. I went there from 4th to 12th grade and everything was the same.
I've been with the Academy for Academic Excellence or AAE for almost ten years and my overall experience is pretty good. The school is very small when it comes to class sizes, averaging around one hundred students for each grade level. Truthfully, I quite like this part of the school because it allows the students to really get to know one another and it brings a closeness around the school. The teachers are nice and strive to strengthen our education. Our sports teams are relatively good but, since the school is pretty small in size, we do not have many sports like other high schools do, nor do we have junior varsity or varsity teams. Overall, I truly like this school and had no problems throughout my years at AAE.