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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    C-
  9. Food
    A
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Academy of the Redwoods is a highly rated, public, alternative school located in Eureka, CA. It has 178 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 41 to 1. According to state test scores, 55% of students are at least proficient in math and 85% in reading.
Address
7351 Tompkins Hill Rd.
Eureka, CA 95501
Telephone
(707) 476-4203

Academy of the Redwoods Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
85%
Percent Proficient - Math
55%
Average Graduation Rate
85%
Average SAT
1200
26 responses
Average ACT
AP Enrollment
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Living in the Area
B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    NG
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Cost of Living
    C+
  4. Good for Families
    B-
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$55,076
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$822
National
$949
Median Home Value
$231,300
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
86%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.7 responses
Poll
100%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.7 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 14 responses
Report
  • Changing seats at the end of the year
    43%
  • Challenge day!!!
    29%
  • Winter Formal
    21%
  • Prom
    7%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
178
Free or Reduced Lunch
45%
44%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.9 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.9 responses
0%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.9 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
41:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$66,277
Teachers in First/Second Year
0%
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.11 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.11 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.11 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
$10,201/ year
National
$12,239
67%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.12 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.12 responses
42%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.12 responses
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Academy of the Redwoods Reviews

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I graduated from Academy of the Redwoods last year and truly believe it is the most exceptional high school in the area. As an early college high school, the school offers unmatched college readiness skills, allowing students to complete their General Education requirements for a four-year-university or even graduate from College of the Redwoods with an Associate's Degree. The student community is small but extremely close-knit with little to no bullying, unlike most other high schools. The teachers and administration are extremely personable and accessible, always available to help, and extremely supportive. The only sports accessible are basketball through the coast league and assorted PE classes offered by CR - this proves to be a disadvantage to most kids interested in playing sports in high school, but the basketball team allows a good connection with CR Basketball players and coaches.
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The tight scholarly community at AR is one that is not easily found elsewhere. Each staff member cares about all of the students not just as students, but as individuals; every student knows that they can come to a staff member for support, whether it be in academics or in another area of their life.
Being an early college high school, AR offers a program in which high school students are able to earn their associate's degree by the time of their high school graduation, allowing us to interact with professors and college students as well as enter college as upperclassman undergraduates.
Over all, my personal experience has been extremely enriching and has exposed me to opportunities and ideas that I would not have found elsewhere. I am deeply thankful for the experience of being a college student before graduating high school; it has had its high and low points that have all challenged me in every aspect of my life, and I am sure that my fellow classmates can gladly say the same.
Academy of the Redwoods is a small and friendly school. Not only is it a high school with classes that are accelerated, it is also a dual enrollment high school. AR is situated on the campus of College of the Redwoods and students are allowed to take up to 11 units a semester of college credit. It really feels like a large family. Everybody knows everybody and the teachers want you to succeed. I think deciding to go to AR instead of a traditional high school was one of the best choices I have ever made.