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
165 responses
Average ACT
29
105 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
88%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.34 responses
Poll
85%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.34 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 130 responses
Report
  • Halloween!!!!
    25%
  • Fridays where we have a DJ every week
    13%
  • Any Holliday
    12%
  • Spirit Week, Culture Day
    12%
  • 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%
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.39 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.39 responses
5%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.39 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
29:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$88,826
Teachers in First/Second Year
15.9%
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.57 responses
93%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.57 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.57 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on expenses per student, number of sports offered, and student and parent reviews.
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.69 responses
52%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.69 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.69 responses

Orange County School of the Arts Reviews

374 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.
Like anything it has it good and bad parts, but as a whole OCSA has provided me with a great foundation to set off into adulthood. I was exposed to so many resources, perspectives, and artistic outlets to make me feel a sense of confidence that I do not think I would have felt at my home school. By integrating art and academics into an environment of diverse individuals, it creates a nurturing and understanding between the students and faculty because our goals are extremely similar despite our chosen career paths. Overall I'm glad I have attended OCSA for these past six years, and would not have chosen anything else.