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A+
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
    C+
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Harbor Teacher Preparation Academy is a top rated, public school located in Wilmington, CA. It has 453 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 28 to 1. According to state test scores, 82% of students are at least proficient in math and 92% in reading.

Harbor Teacher Preparation Academy Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
92%
Percent Proficient - Math
82%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1160
159 responses
Average ACT
24
33 responses
AP Enrollment
53%
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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
Median Household Income
$58,385
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,376
National
$949
Median Home Value
$599,700
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
87%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.31 responses
Poll
65%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.31 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 92 responses
Report
  • Pep ralys and friday DJ
    32%
  • Cultural fair and lipsing
    18%
  • Pumpkin Contest
    12%
  • Advisary Dodgeball
    11%
  • Pep rallies
    8%
  • Spirit Week
    7%
  • Spring Fling
    7%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
453
Free or Reduced Lunch
64%
91%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.33 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.33 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.33 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
28:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$88,947
Teachers in First/Second Year
11.8%
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.42 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.42 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.42 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$14,176/ year
National
$12,239
81%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.42 responses
36%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.42 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.42 responses
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Harbor Teacher Preparation Academy is by far one of the best schools in LAUSD. The staff consist of wonderful and thoughtful adults which help guide us students to success. The teachers work hard to prepare us for college by giving us various strategies to use in different situations. Although HTPA is a great school, there are some changes that could be made. HTPA is a rather small school so it would be fantastic if they increased the size allowing more space for the students. Other than that, HTPA is an amazing school that helps students achieve their goals.
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The school offers many enriched courses which can help pave the paths of many young students. By enrolling highschool students in College classes throughout their entire journey, it helps them build a feel for the environment. Being on the same campus as the Los Angels Harbor College makes attending my college classes easy and shows me what a daily life for a student in college may consist of. The only changes I would wish to see were a greater number of staff members and more teachers to teach one subject.
The school is great as one has a smaller environment to learn and study. A small size means greater relationships and connections with teachers and other students. One of the greatest aspects of this school is the fact that with perseverance, one can be on track to receive one or more associate of the arts degree. These degrees can be UC and CSU transferable and May even knock of two years of college–saving time and money as the books are provided by Harbor Teacher Prep.