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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
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    C+
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A+
ASU Preparatory Academy - Polytechnic High School is a top rated, public, charter school located in Mesa, AZ. It has 235 students in grades 9-12. According to state test scores, 75% of students are at least proficient in math and 77% in reading.
About ASU Preparatory Academy - Polytechnic High School...
Address
7350 E Innovation Way South
Mesa, AZ 85212
Telephone
(480) 727-5769

ASU Preparatory Academy - Polytechnic High School Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
77%
Percent Proficient - Math
75%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
1200
65 responses
Average ACT
26
53 responses
AP Enrollment
Living in the Area
A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$51,829
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,056
National
$949
Median Home Value
$237,200
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
94%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.32 responses
Poll
91%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.32 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 94 responses
Report
  • School dances are really fun.
    20%
  • Art Night
    15%
  • Senior NIghts
    15%
  • Spirit Week
    15%
  • Pep rallies
    13%
  • Homecoming
    9%
  • Cambridge Exams
    6%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
235
Free or Reduced Lunch
3%
72%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.32 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.32 responses
44%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.32 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
21.1%
91%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.34 responses
94%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.34 responses
91%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.34 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
Expenses Per Student
National
$12,239
79%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.34 responses
32%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.34 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.34 responses
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ASU Preparatory Academy - Polytechnic High School Reviews

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Not to toot my own horn but, I am a very academically gifted student. ASU Prep was the first school I have ever been to where I felt challenged and I actually wanted to wake up every morning to go back and learn more. The teachers actually care about the success, grades, and mental and emotional wellbeing of the students too. Throughout my four years of high school, teachers have come to me to ask if I needed any help or if I was feeling okay countless times; you don't get that in any ol' school. The school also uses the British Cambridge curriculum which means students spend less time worrying about standardized test and get to do actual learning. And when the standardized test do come around, ASU Prep students crush it all around every time! Through my entire life, I have been to many schools in a few different states. Of them all, ASU Prep is the best by leaps and bounds.
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I love ASU Preparatory Academy Polytechnic High School. The school defiantly prepares students for collage life. From small things like our schedules to the curriculum, this school is all about collage readiness. The students are challenged and expected to do their best, while still having fun learning. Also the school is small enough to feel like a family. One of the perks to being right on the actual ASU Polytechnic Collage campus is that the students are able to use the collage campus. High School students are allowed to use the student union before and after school, and the science classes are able to use the science lab for labs. The school spirt and pride is amazing! Lots of students attend sports games to cheer on their fellow classmates and friends. The only thing I would change would be that students can wear ASU t-shirts on Fridays. It would be a nice break from the uniforms during the end of the week.
The high school provides an excellent education by following the Cambridge curriculum, in which the curriculum proves to be more challenging than the average public school curriculum. I felt that the curriculum successfully prepared me for college by challenging myself harder than my potential college. The school is fairly small in which allows teachers to have more personal relationships with the students. Although the school does not have the traditional high school tackle football team- in which I miss most of the time to be honest- the sports tend to be average. For instance, I play volleyball and my team made it to the playoffs before state. However the school does not fully deliver a high school experience since a tackle football team is not present and our homecoming is very late (this year it is in December). I also do not like how big the class sizes are (about 35:1 student-teacher ratio) and the amount of online classes this year.