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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
    B
  8. Sports
    NG
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Address
14046 Summit Drive
Austin, TX 78728
Telephone
(512) 989-2672

Applying

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Application Fee
$0
Interview Required
No
Required/Recommended Tests
None
From Chaparral Star Academy

Chaparral Star Academy (formerly Star Charter School) is an open-enrollment public charter school in Austin, TX servicing grades K–12 that offers rigorous, college-preparatory curriculum in a compacted, 4-hour daily schedule. Students either attend the morning session (7:45 am – 11:50 am) or the afternoon session (12:05 pm – 4:10 pm), allowing more flexibility for extracurricular activities such as gymnastics, horseback riding, acting, hockey, figure skating, or any passion the child may have. We enable young minds to pursue their passion in a community of excellence.

Chaparral Star Academy Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
97%
Percent Proficient - Math
92%
Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1240
15 responses
Average ACT
30
7 responses
AP Enrollment
60%

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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    B
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$52,556
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,070
National
$949
Median Home Value
$197,200
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
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Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
50%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.6 responses
Poll
50%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.6 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
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    Students

    Diversity
    A-
    Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
    Students
    357
    Free or Reduced Lunch
    0%
    63%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.8 responses
    63%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.8 responses
    38%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.8 responses

    Teachers

    Student-Teacher Ratio
    15:1
    National
    17:1
    Average Teacher Salary
    $30,591
    Teachers in First/Second Year
    0%
    43%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.7 responses
    29%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.7 responses
    43%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.7 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
    $5,881/ year
    National
    $12,239
    10%
    of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.10 responses
    20%
    of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.10 responses
    20%
    of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.10 responses

    Chaparral Star Academy Reviews

    19 reviews
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    Very personal, staff are friendly, kind, and considerate. Very small class sizes, and short 4 hour days make having to work or be an athlete possible for those who are interested.
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    I joined Star Charter School (recently renamed Chaparral Star Academy) halfway through my 7th grade after homeschooling for all of my elementary education. I am now a junior, and although I can't exactly compare my experience to any other school, I can say that it has been great. For the most part, the teachers are what makes this school what it is. They are great at their job, care for their students, and thrive in the condensed time frame that they are given. I've met some great friends here, and I can even call many of my teachers friends. How often does that happen? I would definitely choose this school again if I had the misfortune of having to repeat my educational career over.
    As of right now, there are only three after school activities at my school. The middle school history teacher instructs a martial arts class that I participate in. There is a pep squad, which is just cheer, and last but not least, there is the National Oceans Science Bowl, or NOSB. This group is the pride of our school, and Kris Barnett is the leader. They meet two times a week, and students put in large amounts of time to do their best in the competition.