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B
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Academy of Careers & Exploration is an above average, public, charter school located in Helendale, CA. It has 288 students in grades 7-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 22 to 1. According to state test scores, 27% of students are at least proficient in math and 62% in reading.
About Academy of Careers & Exploration...
Address
13943 Rivers Edge Rd.
Helendale, CA 92342
Telephone
(760) 952-1266
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Academy of Careers & Exploration Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
62%
Percent Proficient - Math
27%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
1070
20 responses
Average ACT
AP Enrollment
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Living in the Area
B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    C+
  3. Housing
    B-
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$72,591
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,379
National
$949
Median Home Value
$217,400
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
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  • Assemblies
    29%
  • Preprallies
    29%
  • Career Day
    14%
  • Pep rallies
    14%
  • Spirit Week
    14%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
288
Free or Reduced Lunch
58%
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.5 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.5 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.5 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
22:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$51,324
Teachers in First/Second Year
15.4%
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.6 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.6 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.6 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$7,345/ year
National
$12,239
50%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.6 responses
33%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.6 responses
33%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.6 responses
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Academy of Careers & Exploration Reviews

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Although the Academy of Careers & Exploration is a small school in a small community, it manages to employ some of the best teachers I have ever encountered. Students are never held back, and I have seen multiple instances where an advanced student was offered a customized curriculum to better suit their needs. Compared to other schools in the area, it is one of the safest, with frequent drug checks and adults ready to help at any time. The campus is also very diverse and inclusive; it buses in students from other districts, welcomes many foreign exchange students, and boasts a thriving population of high school and middle school students. The only thing holding this school back is the limited resources found in larger high schools. Course options tend to be limited, and some of the more demanding electives lack the proper funding to live up to their full potential.
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I think Academy of Careers and Exploration is a wonderful school. It has such a close knit community and bond. The school is very small so I do hope for it to grow however there are several benefits due to the school being rather small. One being that there is more opportunities for one on one learning or discussion and because, it is a very small school in a small community it feels extremely safe and there are hardly ever extreme dangers.
The school is mediocre. It's a small school in a small community. Not very much can be expected. Everything is sort of limited, the fund, the effort, the AP / honor programs, sports, etc,.. The teacher's effort and degrees are disproportionate. Some truly care, but most usually don't. Those who don't are just "there to be there because they have nowhere else to go" type of people. Teachers that are actually decent & good who genuinely put in effort in educating their students are about 4, maybe 6 if I have to stretch it, out of the 20+ staffs. School is not bad, but it's certainly not good, below average.