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C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    NG
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    D+
Ceiba College Preparatory Academy is a public, charter school located in Watsonville, CA. It has 509 students in grades 6-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 21 to 1. According to state test scores, 26% of students are at least proficient in math and 48% in reading.
Address
260 W Riverside Dr.
Watsonville, CA 95076
Telephone
(831) 740-8800
Website
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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
48%
Percent Proficient - Math
26%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
1010
44 responses
Average ACT
20
14 responses
AP Enrollment
14%
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Living in the Area
C-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    D+
  2. Good for Families
    C-
  3. Housing
    D-
Median Household Income
$51,548
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,325
National
$949
Median Home Value
$397,900
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.
Poll
90%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.10 responses
Poll
50%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.10 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 31 responses
Report
  • Homerooms named after teacher's college
    26%
  • College field trip
    19%
  • End of year barbecue
    19%
  • School Dances
    19%
  • Gatherings
    13%
  • Spirit Week
    3%

Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
509
Free or Reduced Lunch
81%
60%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.10 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.10 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.10 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
21:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$80,723
Teachers in First/Second Year
43.5%
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.14 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.14 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.14 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
$12,769/ year
National
$12,239
47%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.15 responses
13%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.15 responses
27%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.15 responses
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Ceiba College Preparatory Academy Reviews

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Ceiba College Prep is a very small school, however, there are more teachers and staff that can help you on topics individually. I have learned new things in my classes such as English vocabulary and math. The classes are very small so that everyone can follow along easily. There are some not so great things about this school like the lack of subjects and the very small space the school has. Finally, this school is very good for learning many things but just like any school there are some low points about it.
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On the day I first attended Ceiba, I was really nervous about being part of an academic community. I had no friends, and I was worried that I would not fit in with the other students. I also suffered from Autism, which made my social skills weak. Luckily, most of the kids welcomed me to Ceiba, and soon after, I felt excited to learn. Over the years, I got to learn more about my classmates and teachers. They were all very nice, and we loved our school. Ceiba has helped me learn how to socialize with others and help learn to be independent. Although there were times that were pretty rough, I managed to get through the difficulties and prepare for college. I am about to graduate 12th grade, and I will always remember Ceiba for being the best school I have ever gone to. I will also remember the teachers and classmates that I will always remember for the rest of my life!
I was part of the first graduating class from Ceiba. I attended for both Middle and High School (2008-2015). We were labeled as the "guinea pigs" because the school was constantly changing and evolving around us every year. Because of these constant changes and the fact it was a new school, we had to endure a lot of rule changes, relocations, and instability within the staff. Our school was very keen on putting a focus on our schoolwork and that is all that matters to them. College is made the top priority which isn't helpful to everybody once they leave High School. Because we were so different from other schools (not in a good way), we had a lot of catching up with the rest of the world because we were left behind when we should have been driven forward in life. The founders of Ceiba and similar schools do not have good sight as to what a good person and good scholar should actually be.