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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    C+
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    NG
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
Early College High School is a highly rated, public, alternative school located in Salem, OR. It has 202 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 12 to 1. According to state test scores, 85% of students are at least proficient in math and 90% in reading.

Early College High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
90%
Percent Proficient - Math
85%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
1080
85 responses
Average ACT
21
5 responses
AP Enrollment
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    C+
  3. Housing
    C
Median Household Income
$48,754
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$896
National
$949
Median Home Value
$177,700
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
50%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.4 responses
Poll
50%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.4 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 7 responses
  • Leadership projects that benefit the community.
    43%
  • Teachers vs. Students sporting events
    43%
  • Field day - Mini festival with food and activities
    14%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
202
Free or Reduced Lunch
69%
57%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.7 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.7 responses
14%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.7 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
12:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$63,087
Teachers in First/Second Year
61.6%
50%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.6 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.6 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.6 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
$12,012/ year
National
$12,239
0%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.6 responses
0%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.6 responses
0%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.6 responses
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Free college? Great, supportive teachers? I think yes! Echs has prepared me for college by giving me the experience and help. I cannot thank my teachers enough for their help throughout my years. And I didn’t lose my high school experience as I was still able to be a part of groups and dances
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I liked getting an overview of the Highschool classes transitioning to college classes. What I hope could get better would be the following: 1) Communicate with the students and parents before making a decision. 2) Have the teachers be serious to teach and calm to listen. What I mean is the teacher should have something prepared and those not taking the class seriously should be dismissed. 3) Get the child to graduate before taking college classes
Otherwise the school is nice, they offer art but be aware the teacher will critique if the assignment deserves a pass. They offer lots of activities and community service is required.
I have been attending ECHS since my freshman year, and in all honesty, the difference between a traditional high school and this school is easy to see. This school is fast-paced and pushes you to your limits, but only to resemble how college will be. Once you overcome the high school part of this school and enter college, because you were pushed so much in high school, the pace is about the same in college so transitioning isn't difficult.