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  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
DCP Alum Rock High School is a public, charter school located in San Jose, CA. It has 642 students in grades 6-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 24 to 1. According to state test scores, 20% of students are at least proficient in math and 35% in reading.
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Address
1776 Educational Park Dr., Bldg
San Jose, CA 95133
Telephone
(408) 384-4554
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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
35%
Percent Proficient - Math
20%
Average Graduation Rate
85%
Average SAT
1000
31 responses
Average ACT
18
16 responses
AP Enrollment
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Living in the Area
B
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Cost of Living
    D
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    D-
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Median Household Income
$85,267
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,729
National
$949
Median Home Value
$570,738
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A+
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Students

Diversity
B-
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Students
642
Free or Reduced Lunch
88%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
24:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
18.9%
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Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C
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Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
National
$12,239
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DCP is a small school and there are a lot of benefits to that, like sports. A student has a better chance of being on a sports team since we have a smaller student population, which can help when applying to college. This is very important because DCP is very driven by getting students to and through college, and I personally think they do a good job of that promise. Also, this school is very big on community, it is unlike other high schools for that reason. In my experience, every student feels at home in some way and they all have at least one person they trust. While the school has a big upside of family and community, I believe it can work on having more options for classes. For example, engineering and computer science makes up a lot of spots for classes, which is understandable considering how big those jobs are right now, but not all students want to go into the field. Although there is room for improvement, there are many attributes of the school that make it special.
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I love how many programs they provide to not only be competitive for college but to grow yourself as a student and person. The grading system has pros and cons, it is called mastery grading. Mastery grading is where you get to reassess any test or homework assignment you may have failed or get a grade you arent happy with. This is to show that you mastered the subject so that if you didnt understand it the first time around it wont be held against you. The con this isnt the reality of college there is no re do button. During senior year you WILL be supported which is great for a first generation student not knowing anything about the applying process.
There were a lot of experiences that I enjoyed while attending Downtown College Prep but my main experience would have to be the level of education and the teachers. The school really does prepare you for college by making sure you finish all your a through g courses as well as pushes the idea to take more classes than the recommended minimum. The teachers here really do care about the students that they have in their classes so much that they are willing to take time out of their day to stay till hours after school has ended to help them, in some cases the teachers leave at 7 pm. Some improvements that I would like to see from Downtown College Prep Alum Rock to try to motivate the students more in order to make all students that attend succeed.