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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    NG
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Middle College High School is an above average, public, alternative school located in Santa Ana, CA. It has 336 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 25 to 1. According to state test scores, 47% of students are at least proficient in math and 92% in reading.
Address
1530 W. 17th St.
Santa Ana, CA 92706
Telephone
(714) 953-3900
Website

Middle College High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
92%
Percent Proficient - Math
47%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1050
79 responses
Average ACT
21
24 responses
AP Enrollment
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Living in the Area
C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    D
  2. Good for Families
    C
  3. Housing
    D
Area Feel
Urban
Median Household Income
$54,062
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,354
National
$949
Median Home Value
$383,900
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
85%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.20 responses
Poll
80%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.20 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 23 responses
Report
  • The school dances.
    48%
  • Classes
    30%
  • Being able to participate in school activities.
    13%
  • Pep rallies
    9%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
336
Free or Reduced Lunch
96%
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.24 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.24 responses
29%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.24 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
25:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$86,121
Teachers in First/Second Year
0%
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.27 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.27 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.27 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$10,203/ year
National
$12,239
65%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.31 responses
23%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.31 responses
48%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.31 responses
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Middle College is very open to diversity and respectful to others. The staff, inspire students to strive for the very best and help them get to levels they never imagined to reach. Like any other school, they also have flaws. One thing I would like to see a change at Middle College is their organization. Academics wise Middle College is very organized in what they excoect from a student and what theri end goal would look like but outside academics in certain areas they havent got the best material, such as a lunch area isnt provided. Despite the fact that they are a bit unorganized they are an amazing school and great support for any student wanting to achieve more in life.
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Middle College High School consists of approximately 350 students in total. Because we are such a small school, I got the chance to get to know everyone from each grade. This brought comfort to school with me because I felt like everyone could respect one another because we all know one another. Not only this, but because we are such a small school, we get to get more help with our counselors and we also get more one on one time with our teachers. The best part of Middle College High School is the fact that we are located at a college campus. We get the opportunity to take college courses at Santa Ana College and we are able to graduate with our AA degree by the time we graduate high school.
There are over 15 clubs on campus, ranging from applying writing skills in Journalism to learning how to be disciplined in the Soccer Club to giving back to the community through environmental beautification . There is always room and openness for individuals to start their own club and to interact with others. The teachers always give out the best advice to students when they have new ideas to start a club or to do different events. If clubs needs funding, because it's such a small school in a closely-knitted community, everyone is willing to help one another to make sure funds are met. Although the school does focus on academics, there is also a stress in making extracurricular activities important as well!