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  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C
  6. Health & Safety
    C+
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    NG
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Back Bay High School is a public, alternative school located in Costa Mesa, CA. It has 169 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 5% of students are at least proficient in math and 8% in reading.

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
8%
Percent Proficient - Math
5%
Average Graduation Rate
67%
Average SAT
Average ACT
AP Enrollment
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    D
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    C-
Median Household Income
$96,100
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,905
National
$949
Median Home Value
$870,638
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
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Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
169
Free or Reduced Lunch
67%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$110,065
Teachers in First/Second Year
9.2%
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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
$15,057/ year
National
$12,239
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2 reviews
This school reminds me of the adult world in so many ways. You've got your classes where you're repressed and considered stupid by the teacher, and you've got to deal with her even though the fact that she's teaching Adanced classes should tell her that her students don't deserve to be treated like imbiciles. You've got your teachers who will almost give you a grade just because you're nice. You've got your teachers who wouldn't give Da Vinchi an A in art, and you've got teachers who will almost sustain an epiphany in you your entire time with them, and throughout all this you move on, change, find a way to thrive. It's not the best school for learning physics or any other subject, but it's challenging classes are a challenge, and it's general ed classes are a breeze. So pick what you want in life. This school has no real path to force you on. You just have to forge your own way and figure out what matters to you and pursue it. The school isn't great. The people aren't great. The education isn't great, but this is the world. Welcome.
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The P.E. teachers do next to nothing most of the times and the coaches are more into helping one player than the team usually. The exceptions might be Football and Cross Country.