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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    C
  8. Sports
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  9. Food
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  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Media Arts Collaborative Charter School is a public, charter school located in Albuquerque, NM. It has 240 students in grades 6-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 12 to 1. According to state test scores, 17% of students are at least proficient in math and 52% in reading.
About Media Arts Collaborative Charter School...
Address
4401 Central Ave NE Bldg 2
Albuquerque, NM 87108
Telephone
(505) 243-1957

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
52%
Percent Proficient - Math
17%
Average Graduation Rate
35%
Average SAT
1090
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Average ACT
AP Enrollment
15%
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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
Suburban
Median Household Income
$48,127
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$816
National
$949
Median Home Value
$185,400
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B
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Students

Diversity
A
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Students
240
Free or Reduced Lunch
51%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
12:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$31,737
Teachers in First/Second Year
16.2%
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Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C
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Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$11,284/ year
National
$12,239
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I read earlier that someone's stepson has attended MACCS since 6th grade and is in the 8th grade. He complained that his child doesn't know a lot of things. Too bad. My child has gone to MACCS for years, through middle school and into high school. In that time, I have learned that a student gets out of MACCS what he/she is willing to put into it. They are given the freedom to explore research-based projects (and also the accountability for their outcomes). My child learned a lot because she owned her learning., and because teachers helped her a lot as facilitators. On another note, the teacher he claimed lets kids "goof off" absolutely does not. My daughter spoke of this teacher as one of the kindest, warmest and compassionate influences she'd ever had, and as a parent, I enjoyed my interactions with all of the teachers. Main point here ... MACCS is a school for kids who are discoverers and who are responsible workers, and they learn a lot there.
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Throughout my high school experience, I have met the best friends of my life and have consistently been challenged and engaged by open-minded, talented, funny, supportive teachers and staff. Media Arts is very welcoming to different students of all backgrounds who may have had trouble finding acceptance in a more traditional public school. Because of its small size, there is much more of a sense of community than you would find elsewhere. However, I would say that in my senior year the culture particularly within my own grade has moved away from the openness and all-inclusivity of earlier years; although I feel more estranged from my peers, the teachers have continued their excellent performances. One other thing I would critique would be the attitudes of my principle, who has a history of subjecting some of my friends to unfair scrutiny based on unfounded or overblown judgements of character.
My stepson is currently in 8th grade here and has been here since 6th. So far, I do not feel that he is being given age-appropriate material. The core classes (Math, Science, Language Arts) are seriously lacking... I am astonished at the amount of information he doesn't know, but should. And I understand that the focus is on Media Arts, but I don't even see him being taught a large amount of information in those areas either. One of his teachers is incredibly inappropriate, lets the kids goof off on the computer, shows YouTube videos, and makes really inappropriate jokes. The school staff is very small, and so if there is one bad teacher, the kids are stuck with them year after year. I would not recommend this school, and my stepson will be attending a different high school. I will say this... he does love the kids that go to the school. Because it is such a small school, everyone knows everyone, and bullying is not tolerated.