A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    A+
  8. Sports
    C-
  9. Food
    A-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Orange County School of the Arts is an elite, public, charter, magnet school located in Santa Ana, CA. It has 1,922 students in grades 7-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 29 to 1. According to state test scores, 74% of students are at least proficient in math and 89% in reading.
Address
1010 N. Main St.
Santa Ana, CA 92701
Telephone
(714) 560-0900

Orange County School of the Arts Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
89%
Percent Proficient - Math
74%
Average Graduation Rate
98%
Average SAT
1250
223 responses
Average ACT
29
162 responses
AP Enrollment
48%
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Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
87%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.38 responses
Poll
84%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.38 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 144 responses
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  • Halloween!!!!
    25%
  • Fridays where we have a DJ every week
    14%
  • Pride Day is a biggie.
    11%
  • Spirit Week, Culture Day
    11%
  • Any Holliday
    10%
  • The school plays
    6%
  • Club Rush
    6%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,922
Free or Reduced Lunch
10%
91%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.43 responses
98%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.43 responses
5%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.43 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
29:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
15.9%
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.61 responses
93%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.61 responses
87%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.61 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
Expenses Per Student
$10,203/ year
National
$12,239
97%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.73 responses
53%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.73 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.73 responses
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I loved that the motto for the school was that everyone was free to express themselves through every ounce of their being - as unique as each of us are. There was no real "status quo". It was an incredible experience that I wish I would have appreciated more while I attended the school, because it is true, "once it's gone, you can never get it back"! The only thing I wish to see different in the environment at Orange County School of the Arts is it's awareness of "cliques". Due to the competitive atmosphere of the school, many kids turned to different groups of friends that shared their same love and talent. Though this is harmless, the trouble comes when these teenagers target those that are different from them and the cliques tend to treat other kids as exiles and rejects. Though the words I am using are a bit harsh, those feelings were very much true for me during my time I attended OCSA.
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I love my school, named the Orange County School of the Arts. The students are very kind and everyone has so much talent. Every single person works hard to get where they are and are very dedicated to their academics and art. The teachers/staff are very devoted to the students and help them become the best they can be. Everyone is very supportive at this school and the resources and facilities provided are amazing! I love going to this school everyday. My school could improve in developing their clubs more but I believe overall this is an amazing school that pushes its students to do well.
Orange County School of the Arts is a rigorous school with an outstanding student body and passionate teachers. Students at OCSA want to be there! Though academics are challenging, OCSA lacks the catty competitiveness of many public schools. Join the OCSA family for a supportive and engaging educational community.