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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
    A
  8. Sports
    NG
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Early College Academy is a highly rated, public, magnet school located in Lafayette, LA. It has 260 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 37 to 1. According to state test scores, 95% of students are at least proficient in math and 95% in reading.

Early College Academy Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
95%
Percent Proficient - Math
95%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
Average ACT
26
78 responses
AP Enrollment
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Living in the Area
A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$48,533
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$853
National
$949
Median Home Value
$181,900
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
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.7 responses
Poll
86%
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 7 responses
Report
  • Ring Ceremony
    57%
  • pbis events to reward students
    29%
  • Spirit Week
    14%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
260
Free or Reduced Lunch
44%
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.9 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.9 responses
0%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.9 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
37:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$46,515
Teachers in First/Second Year
14.3%
91%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.11 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.11 responses
91%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.11 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
$11,171/ year
National
$12,239
55%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.11 responses
27%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.11 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.11 responses
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I enjoyed my time at the Early College Academy! It equipped me with an associate's degree at the age of 18, allowing me to save money on all of my general studies. It was full of compassionate teachers and advisors who took care of me every step of the way. It allowed me to learn the time management and responsibility of a college student, even though I was only 14 at the time. The only thing I could say I didn't like was that I felt that I was left out of some high school experiences such as sports and pep rallies. Overall, it was a great opportunity.
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I love going to ECA! There are so many great things you can get out of it rather than going to a regular high school. For starters, you can graduate with an associates degree in general studies straight out of high school. The teachers are great at their jobs and know what they are teaching. The people I encountered there came from different backgrounds, which is preparing me for what I will see in the real world. Since the school is so small, there is a closeness and togetherness that I feel with the faculty and students. I would never trade my ECA experience for a normal high school
Early College Academy has offered me the best possible highschool experience by far. The focus on academics is strong, and the work is intense, but I feel like I'm receiving a fantastic education. The teachers are lovely people and most of them are extremely helpful and understanding. I believe the clubs have changed since the previous reviews. There are many options for clubs persuing academics or hobbies, but maybe not quite as much as other schools. ECA still does not offer sports, though. My biggest fear going into this highschool was that I wasn't going to get the traditional highschool experience that pop culture presents, but that has barely impacted me. The removal of sports has resulted in the removal of the stereotypical cliques you usually see. I wouldn't even consider any one person to be "popular" compared to the other students. I've met some of the kindest people at Early College Academy and I wouldn't trade my experience there for anything.