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grade A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A
  2. Diversity
    grade A+
  3. Teachers
    grade A+
  4. College Prep
    grade A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    grade A+
  6. Health & Safety
    grade A minus
  7. Administration
    grade A+
  8. Sports
    grade A+
  9. Food
    grade A minus
  10. Resources & Facilities
    grade A

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Helix Charter High School is a top rated, public, charter school located in La Mesa, CA. It has 2,428 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 23 to 1. According to state test scores, 72% of students are at least proficient in math and 82% in reading.

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Helix Charter High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
82%
Percent Proficient - Math
72%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1150
521 responses
Average ACT
25
198 responses
AP Enrollment
28%

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Living in the Area

grade B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Cost of Living
    grade D
  2. Good for Families
    grade B
  3. Housing
    grade C minus
Median Household Income
$66,051
National
$62,843
Median Rent
$1,547
National
$1,062
Median Home Value
$530,400
National
$217,500

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
grade A minus
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
84%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school. 94 responses
Poll
84%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there. 94 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 262 responses
  • Football games
    26%
  • Dances
    13%
  • Homecoming Weekend
    13%
  • Basketball games
    11%
  • Band/orchestra concerts and theater productions
    7%
  • The dance shows
    6%
  • Multicultural day
    5%

Students

Diversity
grade A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,428
Free or Reduced Lunch
57%
91%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive. 97 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy. 97 responses
96%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic. 97 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
23:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$83,849
Teachers in First/Second Year
14.1%
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons. 121 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students. 121 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom. 121 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
grade A+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$13,497 / year
National
$12,239
94%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in. 127 responses
55%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need. 127 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations. 127 responses

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