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C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    C-
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    C+
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Discovery Charter Preparatory School is a public, charter school located in Pacoima, CA. It has 259 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 27% of students are at least proficient in math and 42% in reading.
About Discovery Charter Preparatory School...
Address
12550 Van Nuys Blvd.
Pacoima, CA 91331
Telephone
(818) 897-1187
Website

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
42%
Percent Proficient - Math
27%
Average Graduation Rate
85%
Average SAT
990
19 responses
Average ACT
21
5 responses
AP Enrollment
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Living in the Area
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    D+
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    D
Area Feel
Urban
Median Household Income
$51,538
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,241
National
$949
Median Home Value
$496,300
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
67%
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?
Based on 14 responses
Report
  • Spirit week and Prep- Rallies
    29%
  • Sports
    29%
  • Grad nite
    21%
  • Homecoming
    7%
  • Pep rallies
    7%
  • Spirit Week
    7%

Students

Diversity
C-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
259
Free or Reduced Lunch
88%
17%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.6 responses
33%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.6 responses
33%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.6 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$83,041
Teachers in First/Second Year
47.4%
63%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.8 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.8 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.8 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$13,054/ year
National
$12,239
38%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.8 responses
25%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.8 responses
38%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.8 responses
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I really like the school because the students are so united and everyone is familiar with each other. Although it's small, there are so much opportunities within the school. For example: they are offered to take free college classes, there is programs that take you on field trips, and students are always asked for feedback on new things they establish.
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There are definitely things available at this school. There isn't much, but there are definitely a couple of things you can do. The school does work with Youth!Speak. They used to have a summer program for incoming freshman that was really great, and I definitely met people there and it made being a freshman easier. However, due to budget cuts, the school couldn't keep the program despite their efforts. But, they often announce clubs that are going on in the Youth Speak offices. That used to be really close to the school, however apparently they switched to a campus in Sylmar. Now, I hear they offer the students classes at the community college that is a block or 2 away.
I really like the school. The teacher support all the students to pass their classes and finish school. The school also finds free things like cheap glasses and free medical check up for students that can't afford them. Sports are fun and beginners get an opportunity to grow as a player and teammate. The also provide many college classes that can be taken from mission.