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C
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  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
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Discovery Charter Preparatory School is a public, charter school located in Sylmar, CA. It has 230 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 15% of students are at least proficient in math and 35% in reading.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
35%
Percent Proficient - Math
15%
Average Graduation Rate
85%
Average SAT
970
24 responses
Average ACT
21
5 responses
AP Enrollment
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
$72,339
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,748
National
$949
Median Home Value
$412,473
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
71%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.7 responses
Poll
57%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.7 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 15 responses
Report
  • Spirit week and Prep- Rallies
    33%
  • Sports
    27%
  • Grad nite
    20%
  • 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
230
Free or Reduced Lunch
80%
29%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.7 responses
29%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.7 responses
43%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.7 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$90,556
Teachers in First/Second Year
47.4%
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.9 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.9 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.9 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
$15,506/ year
National
$12,239
44%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.9 responses
22%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.9 responses
44%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.9 responses
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Discovery Charter Preparatory School Reviews

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Discovery Prep is an excellent school for students seeking a personalized experience. Would I mean is this. Here, teachers sacrifice everything to help their students understand what they don't get. During lunch and break or after school, they are there for you. Teachers and staff are what make this school great. You aren't just another student who needs to get by high school. They treat you like family and want to see you succeed. That's why they'll everything they can to help you reach your goals.

In addition, this schools offer FREE college classes on high school campus, allowing students to earn a head start before they even attend college.
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The faculty and teachers are all about making sure students get admitted and graduate COLLEGE. It truly is a college-prep high school. Students have the opportunity to take community college courses so by the time they graduate they have completed many transferable college units which is truly excellent. Students receive guidance throughout the college application and admission process. I was a student there and I very happy with my experience.

The sports category is not one of the school's strengths, but if you are looking for a great college readiness school in the valley, this is it.
Students are able to take college classes at school on Campus. Teachers encourage students to achieve. Weekly grade checks and sports support students to do their best. College acceptance is impressive.