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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    C
  9. Food
    A+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Great Hearts Arete Preparatory Academy is a top rated, public, charter school located in Gilbert, AZ. It has 413 students in grades 6-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 56% of students are at least proficient in math and 55% in reading.

Great Hearts Arete Preparatory Academy Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
55%
Percent Proficient - Math
56%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
1250
45 responses
Average ACT
29
17 responses
AP Enrollment
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    B+
Median Household Income
$92,350
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,429
National
$949
Median Home Value
$310,400
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
78%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.9 responses
Poll
89%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.9 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 10 responses
  • Sporting Events
    40%
  • Homecoming
    20%
  • Prom
    20%
  • Senior Night is always emotional but fun
    10%
  • Spirit Week
    10%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
413
Free or Reduced Lunch
0%
50%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.10 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.10 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.10 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
100%
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.13 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.13 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.13 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
National
$12,239
83%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.12 responses
33%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.12 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.12 responses
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My experience at Arete Prep Great Hearts Academy has been the best experience I could ask for. I really like that it is a small school because it gives people the chance to play on sports teams and tje community within the school is very close. All the teachers know each of their students well and we are overall a big family. Even though the academics are very challenging due to the fact that it is an all honors school, it has definitely allowed me to grow in my learning and as a person. I am especially am grateful for a class that I take called Humane Letters because it has especillay allowed me to become more comfortable with talking in front of people and speaking my mind. In this class, we read all the classic books of history and have two hour discussions on the difficult questions in the book. I am also grateful for the advances math and science classes because they are very challenging and have prepared me well for college. I am grateful for my excellent teachers in life.
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At first I was kind of annoyed to have to wear a uniform every day and not to be able to express myself through my clothing, but quickly after I started attending arete, I understood why. Arete has given me such amazing opportunities through the mentor program all they way to the amazing college counselors that they have. With Arete being a smaller school it really helps you to build a community and gain friends very quickly. Through reading all the classical books, I have relied some very deep thoughts and was able to argue points and ideas in the humane letters classes. All the teaches give a welcoming smile to all the student and show that they do care about each and every student that they teach. They offer free tutoring for every student regardless if they are their teacher or not. Arete is a very welcoming school an I love being able to call my self an Arete Charger.
I love my school. I confess when my parents enrolled me here, I wasn't thrilled initially. Now I know I wouldn't have been this successful anywhere else. The teachers give individualized attention to students, the classes are small and personal and the kids that go here all have the same goals as well as morals and values. When other kids talk about their public schools, I can't believe some of the things that happen there. Arete is the best school ever, and I'm proud to be a graduating student this year. I have much to thank them for.