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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    A+
  8. Sports
    NG
  9. Food
    A
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Academy of the Canyons is a top rated, public school located in Santa Clarita, CA. It has 406 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 31 to 1. According to state test scores, 77% of students are at least proficient in math and 95% in reading.

Academy of the Canyons Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
95%
Percent Proficient - Math
77%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1310
152 responses
Average ACT
29
36 responses
AP Enrollment
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Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    D+
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    C-
Median Household Income
$94,282
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,819
National
$949
Median Home Value
$497,500
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
95%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.22 responses
Poll
91%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.22 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 58 responses
Report
  • Class Cup
    21%
  • Gingerbread House Competition
    19%
  • Capture the Flag
    14%
  • International Week
    14%
  • Food Day
    12%
  • Halloween costumes
    10%
  • Ice Skating
    5%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
406
Free or Reduced Lunch
15%
94%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.32 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.32 responses
6%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.32 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
31:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$73,326
Teachers in First/Second Year
0%
92%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.36 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.36 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.36 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
$10,570/ year
National
$12,239
71%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.38 responses
39%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.38 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.38 responses
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Academy of the Canyons Reviews

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It was an incredible experience to be treated as a college student immediately as a freshman in high school. However that comes with a lot of responsibility so if one isn't willing to commit fully to the coursework, then the school will not be a good fit. The school lacks any sports teams (but COC offers plenty of great KPEA courses that make an excellent supplement) as well as many of the other social events other high schools offer. However students can still attend any social or sporting events at any other high school, so the ties with old friends can easily be maintained. Overall a good experience
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AOC is a great, diverse community with students and staff all willing to help one another. Don't underestimate the small, one hallway school because it's full of school spirit, even though we don't have any sports. Our school event themes are trendy from Marvel to Area 51, and you'll meet the most interest varied students in this community. Our teachers are also the best at expanding the students' view by applying each lesson in learning beyond the classroom and into the real world.
I transferred to Academy of the Canyons at the beginning of my junior year in high school, and it was one of the better decisions I ever made in high school. I have learned to push myself to extents I never knew I could reach and made so many new friends that made me feel proud of who I am and where I come from. I love the diversity found in the school and all the kind teachers that help the students through anything they ask. Another positive experience I gained from attending AOC is the opportunity to enroll in community college, since AOC is a Middle College High School. I have adapted to the college life extremely well and will be receiving my Associate's Degree in Psychology around the time I graduate high school! Overall, Academy of the Canyons has provided me with so many opportunities and lessons that I would not have learned elsewhere.