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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
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Harbor Teacher Preparation Academy is a highly rated, public school located in Wilmington, CA. It has 448 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 25 to 1. According to state test scores, 82% of students are at least proficient in math and 92% in reading.
Address
1111 Figueroa Pl
Wilmington, CA 90744
Telephone
(310) 834-3932
Website

Harbor Teacher Preparation Academy Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
92%
Percent Proficient - Math
82%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1150
138 responses
Average ACT
24
29 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
Area Feel
Urban
Median Household Income
$54,501
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,302
National
$949
Median Home Value
$549,800
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
89%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.28 responses
Poll
61%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.28 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 81 responses
Report
  • Pep ralys and friday DJ
    33%
  • Cultural fair and lipsing
    21%
  • Pumpkin Contest
    11%
  • Advisary Dodgeball
    10%
  • Spring Fling
    7%
  • Pep rallies
    6%
  • Spirit Week
    6%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
448
Free or Reduced Lunch
67%
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.30 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.30 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.30 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
25:1
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.39 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.39 responses
87%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.39 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
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
79%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.39 responses
33%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.39 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.39 responses
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Harbor Teacher Preparation Academy Reviews

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What I love about Harbor Teacher Preparation Academy is the acedemic challenges that the school offers. With this I am able to graduate with my high school diploma and my Arts and Associates Degree from Los Angeles Harbor College. The school prepares their students to become “college ready” by actually allowing them to take college class on an actual college campus. In addition, the school itself is very supportive and will help student Perdue whatever his or her desires to do.
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It’s a small, strict, middle college high school with great teachers and fun clubs/extracurricular activities. This school expects you to do your best, pass all your classes and college classes, participate in various activities and events. Teachers may give you homework that you will finish late at night and stress you out all four years, but it will seriously help you in college when you’re trying to get your work done independently and on time. You’ll know how to manage your time and handle procrastination. This school prepares you emotionally and intellectually so you won’t have to worry for what you might face in the future.
Harbor Teacher Preparation is a school that should not be taken for granted. It might be small and lack of facilities, but the quality education that you receive is priceless. You have the opportunity to receive college credit and prepare for college, more than any other high schooler from any other school. Which means once you hit college, you will be more prepared than any one else attending. I have now just realized how lucky I am to be attending this school since I heard countless students from local high schools describing teachers that do not care about their student's futures, and schools not preparing their students enough for college. Once I actually heard these students for the first time, describing their high school experience, I immediately regretted taking Harbor Teacher Preparation Academy for granted.

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