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Idea Center is a public, alternative school located in El Cajon, CA. It has 163 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 9 to 1. According to state test scores, 10% of students are at least proficient in math and 45% in reading.
Address
1600 N. Cuyamaca St.
El Cajon, CA 92020
Telephone
(619) 956-4332
Website

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
45%
Percent Proficient - Math
10%
Average Graduation Rate
75%
Average SAT
Average ACT
AP Enrollment
6%
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Living in the Area
B-
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    C-
Area Feel
Urban
Median Household Income
$46,374
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,137
National
$949
Median Home Value
$369,000
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
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Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
163
Free or Reduced Lunch
72%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
9:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
0%
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Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
Expenses Per Student
National
$12,239
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Idea Center Reviews

1 review
I like that the school is small and the staff is very nice. Since this school is project-based it's helping me break out of my shyness shell. There is no homework which is nice. I feel like at this school you learn a lot. Since this school is by quarters the school year seems to fly by so quickly and it helps to move up your GPA and credits.
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