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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B+
  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
    B-
High Tech High Media Arts is a highly rated, public, charter school located in San Diego, CA. It has 400 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 22 to 1. According to state test scores, 42% of students are at least proficient in math and 77% in reading.
About High Tech High Media Arts...
Address
2230 Truxtun Rd Third Fl.
San Diego, CA 92106
Telephone
(619) 398-8632
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High Tech High Media Arts Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
77%
Percent Proficient - Math
42%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1140
97 responses
Average ACT
24
37 responses
AP Enrollment
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Living in the Area
A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    C
Area Feel
Urban
Median Household Income
$93,832
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$2,029
National
$949
Median Home Value
$735,270
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
84%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.19 responses
Poll
74%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.19 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 47 responses
Report
  • Intersession
    32%
  • Internship was really beneficial for me and others
    17%
  • Late starts
    15%
  • Community Meetings
    13%
  • Team time
    11%
  • Snow days
    6%
  • Bridge Week
    4%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
400
Free or Reduced Lunch
45%
48%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.23 responses
91%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.23 responses
26%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.23 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
22:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$79,852
Teachers in First/Second Year
19.2%
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.22 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.22 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.22 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
$13,540/ year
National
$12,239
56%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.25 responses
20%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.25 responses
48%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.25 responses
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I love the change in my learning experience compared to public schools. I love how the teachers care about your experience and can connect with you . Teachers ask what you want and how you want to be graded as well as show you their expectations to create a happy medium. The administration encourages parent involvement and want to ensure students are on the right track for college. They show that working with others and that making mistakes shows growth in your brain. Working in a Project Based Learning environment is very different and very effective on our mindset for not only school life but for life in the future. Teachers encourage students to express themselves whether it is in clubs, advisory or within our school work, we feel very passionate and are supported through every step of the way.
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One thing I really enjoy about HTHMA is how caring, passionate, and involved the teachers and staff members were. There was never a moment where I felt the teachers wouldn't understand where I'm coming from, much less a moment where I felt the work we were doing in class was meaningless. I'd say the only thing about this school I'd change is the stability of it all. Teachers seemed to switch around grades and classes a bit, which could be slightly irritating, but in all I truly love it. I'm grateful to go to a school with such thoughtful, creative, and caring individuals who genuinely care for one another and want to learn all they can.
I feel no matter what high school someone is at they will find a reason to complain. There is no perfect high school just like there is no perfect place to live. Every place has problems and high school is no exception. While High Tech schools don't focus as much on SAT prep or traditional testing it is a very safe school. No major fights in school or anything. The fact people are spread out all over San Diego does offer diversity, however it takes away from the community of it all. Students can relate to the fact they are all in the same city but don't have the same connection students who live in the same neighborhood do