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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    D-
Orcutt Academy Charter School is a highly rated, public, charter school located in Orcutt, CA. It has 776 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 23 to 1. According to state test scores, 45% of students are at least proficient in math and 56% in reading.

Orcutt Academy Charter School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
56%
Percent Proficient - Math
45%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1200
137 responses
Average ACT
27
54 responses
AP Enrollment
33%
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Living in the Area
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    C
Median Household Income
$88,218
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,654
National
$949
Median Home Value
$392,200
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
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.19 responses
Poll
89%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.19 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 44 responses
Report
  • Multicultural Day
    39%
  • Homecoming
    14%
  • Spirit week
    14%
  • Homecoming
    7%
  • MORP
    7%
  • Rally day
    7%
  • Robotics Rallies
    7%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
776
Free or Reduced Lunch
29%
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.21 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.21 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.21 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
23:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$91,413
Teachers in First/Second Year
8.8%
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.27 responses
93%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.27 responses
74%
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 High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$10,499/ year
National
$12,239
63%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.32 responses
16%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.32 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.32 responses
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Orcutt Academy Charter School Reviews

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Orcutt Academy High School is very excellent at preparing students for a college setting. Teachers at this site treat each student as a college student but is always there to help the student if asked. They care about their students academic understanding as well as their life in general. Pupils do not need to be nervous when asking for help as the teachers explain their job is to help and educate the student so asking questions means they can guide the student better onto the understanding of the topic. The school celebrates LGBTQ community as well as a club. The school welcomes any group or people into their culture. The school has rallies every few months for events where the students complete against each other, or against teams of teachers. Sports at the school are interactive but I would not rate it 10/10, as the reason is sports aren't seen as the number one thing at school but instead its academics. Overall if I had to rate OA is would be 9/10!
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I go to Orcutt Academy High School, so I speak from that point of view. Orcutt Academy is a good school, it is small if you enjoy that aspect, the teachers are pretty good too, and it has a nice environment. One of the things it lacks in is a gym, as well as space. It sometimes feels crowded, although there is not many students. Although, what they lack in space, they make up with wonderfull teachers! I feel very comfortable with many teachers there, and I feel comfortable speaking to them about anything. So far, I have enjoyed my years here at Orcutt Academy.
During my time at Orcutt Academy High School I learned a lot and now just about education. My teachers were amazing and made learning fun and interesting for me which was important. The academics here are challenging at times but it only pushes students to do better and set higher goals for themselves. There were many different activities outside of the classroom that I had the opportunity to participate in which definitely made my experience more exciting and fun. I was able to play multiple sports through the high school which kept my active throughout the four years which I feel is important. Although the school doesn't have as much students as the other high schools, being at a small school allowed me to get to know a lot of people who made high school even better.