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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    A+
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    A+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Classical Academy High School is a top rated, public, charter school located in Escondido, CA. It has 1,195 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 25 to 1. According to state test scores, 47% of students are at least proficient in math and 72% in reading.
207 East Pennsylvania Avenue
Escondido, CA 92025

Classical Academy High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
72%
Percent Proficient - Math
47%
Average Graduation Rate
97%
Average SAT
1260
206 responses
Average ACT
30
61 responses
AP Enrollment
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    D
  2. Good for Families
    C+
  3. Housing
    D-
Median Household Income
$62,319
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,382
National
$949
Median Home Value
$423,000
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
95%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.22 responses
Poll
91%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.22 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 73 responses
  • Lunch just to enjoy high school.
    16%
  • End of the year party to sign yearbooks.
    15%
  • Athletic Activities
    14%
  • Homecoming week and prom as well
    14%
  • Homecoming
    8%
  • Homecoming pep rally, it's fun.
    8%
  • Spirit weeks
    8%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,195
Free or Reduced Lunch
16%
70%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.23 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.23 responses
43%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.23 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
25:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$59,200
Teachers in First/Second Year
0%
90%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.31 responses
94%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.31 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.31 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$10,257/ year
National
$12,239
77%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.31 responses
45%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.31 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.31 responses
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The community at Classical Academy is fantastic, very involved & helpful. They maintain a truly caring & concerned atmosphere for students & parents alike. Safety is also utmost important here & well monitored. The teachers & staff are very supportive, providing a diverse education & challenging academics to prepare students for college & life after HS. Resources are readily available (such as tutoring) & students are encouraged to use these helpful & beneficial opportunities to improve their grades/scores.
My daughter went here for her 9th grade (before moving out of the area) & we would highly recommend this charter school for an exceptional education that surpasses a "regular" school setting by far!
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Classical Academy has changed my whole perspective on education and has proven that learning can be fun. The teachers at Classical are some of the nicest and kindest people you'll ever meet; each teacher seems to have a special bond with every student. The teachers always know how to engage each person throughout the entire class and you'll never feel left out. Everyone is always welcome and included at my school. All of the activities and clubs offered at my school are so much fun! Every day at Classical is something new and exciting! I almost forgot to mention our amazing principle, Dr. Perez, who goes above and beyond for us each day! There is not one thing that I can think of that needs to be improved or changed at my school. Classical Academy is amazing!
I'm very torn when I write this. Given other public high schools nearby aren't great, I love Classical being an alternative! The staff is great, very helpful and most kids seem into academics. However, God forbid you not be religious or go to the same church as these kids. It's a struggle for mine and totally made to feel feel like an outsider when this is a nonsecular school. Clubs are mainly religious and there are few if any kids comfortable enough to 'come out' here...though we know of several who are and refuse to due to fear of the mindset there. Education wise it's safe and strong. But if you are not already going to church with them....good luck fitting in. NOT what I expected in sending my kid to and shouldn't be a factor at a PUBLIC school! May not be a religious school but it's very obvious what their beliefs are!