A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Readiness
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    A+
  8. Sports
    NG
  9. Food
    A
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Address
1010 N. Main St.
Santa Ana, CA 92701
Telephone
(714) 560-0900

Orange County School of the Arts Rankings

Niche ranks over 14,000 public high schools based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
89%
Percent Proficient - Math
74%
Average Graduation Rate
98%
Average SAT
1240
174 responses
Average ACT
29
113 responses
AP Enrollment
48%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
89%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.35 responses
Poll
86%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.35 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 133 responses
Report
  • Halloween!!!!
    26%
  • Fridays where we have a DJ every week
    14%
  • Any Holliday
    11%
  • Spirit Week, Culture Day
    11%
  • Pride Day is a biggie.
    11%
  • The school plays
    6%
  • Club Rush
    5%

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%
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.40 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.40 responses
5%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.40 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
29:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
20%
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.58 responses
93%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.58 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.58 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
$10,776/ year
National
$11,890
97%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.70 responses
53%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.70 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.70 responses

Orange County School of the Arts Reviews

376 reviews
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My time at Orange County School of the Arts has been an amazing experience. I am part of the conservatory Integrated Arts and it has given me the opportunity to explore so many different art forms that I love including screenwriting, stage combat, and theatrical make-up. The academics are very rigorous as well and we have fantastic teachers who are passionate about their work. I particularly love the language programs. I was personally able to explore Spanish for four years and now I am attending a Mandarin class. Additionally, I love being a part of the Taekwondo program and having the opportunity to participate in rank testings. I have learned so much in this loving and accepting community of artists!
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The talent and passion within this school is amazing. Students learn to manage a vigorous schedule filled with both academics and their specialized art form(most students also do outside extracurricular, going above and beyond). Every student needs to maintain a certain GPA to even attend the school which shows how hard working, dedicated, and well rounded the students there are! The teachers in general are great as well! Amazing school.
Orange County School of the Arts is the most challenging, fun, engaging, accepting, loving, stressful and caring school you could ever attend. It has a true 24/7 atmosphere that gives you everything you need to reach your creative and educational goals. Most of the students are accepted to one of the top colleges they choose during they final year and, usually, 50% will arrive with full-ride scholarships. The remainder, usually, all get some financial help with grants or smaller scholarships. It's one of the top schools in California and also one of the tops schools in the nation. Students who graduate from OCSA are ready to meet the world.