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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    B+
  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
Nova Academy is an above average, public, charter school located in Santa Ana, CA. It has 390 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 19 to 1. According to state test scores, 32% of students are at least proficient in math and 77% in reading.
Address
1010 W. 17th St.
Santa Ana, CA 92706
Telephone
(714) 569-0948
Website

Nova Academy Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
77%
Percent Proficient - Math
32%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1010
64 responses
Average ACT
21
22 responses
AP Enrollment
27%

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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
$57,151
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,416
National
$949
Median Home Value
$421,600
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
88%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.17 responses
Poll
82%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.17 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 60 responses
Report
  • Family Feast
    23%
  • Spring Picnic
    23%
  • Skate Night
    17%
  • Prom
    12%
  • Battle of the Sexes
    10%
  • We get all together and enjoy the day
    7%
  • Summer Advantage
    3%

Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
390
Free or Reduced Lunch
86%
68%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.19 responses
58%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.19 responses
32%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.19 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$86,121
Teachers in First/Second Year
15%
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.26 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.26 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.26 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
30%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.27 responses
11%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.27 responses
15%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.27 responses
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My experience at Nova has been really good, the subjects have been easy to understand. Most teachers are very helpful when someone is having trouble understanding. The school tries to have the students interact a lot, which is good since it is a small school. There's groups such as Family, Ambassadors and the ASB which make assemblies fun as well. Teachers are always interacting with their students and get familiar with them. There aren't sports, but it said since the very beginning. Little by little Nova is growing, now they have their own campus!
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Nova Academy is a great place to go to if academics is you number one priority. Nova has many great resources for students, not to mention, you can take early college classes at Santa Ana College, UCI, and even Concordia University!
I am currently a sophomore attending Nova and I couldn't be happier. The school consists of about 500 students and everyone knows each other. We are all a big family. Thanks to Nova, I have been given the opportunity to take college courses for FREE! I am very grateful for the support they have given me. Any other student at Nova would say the same.