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A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    NG
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Pacific Collegiate Charter School is a top rated, public, charter school located in Santa Cruz, CA. It has 518 students in grades 7-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 69% of students are at least proficient in math and 80% in reading.
About Pacific Collegiate Charter School...
Address
3004 Mission St.
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Telephone
(831) 479-7785

Pacific Collegiate Charter School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
80%
Percent Proficient - Math
69%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1330
119 responses
Average ACT
31
49 responses
AP Enrollment
72%

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Living in the Area
A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    D+
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    C-
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$65,421
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,634
National
$949
Median Home Value
$750,600
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
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  • Prom
    36%
  • Back to school BBQ
    27%
  • Winter Formal
    27%
  • Student government retreat
    9%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
518
Free or Reduced Lunch
7%
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.5 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.5 responses
40%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.5 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$80,253
Teachers in First/Second Year
3.8%
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.12 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.12 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.12 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
$36,430/ year
National
$12,239
83%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.12 responses
33%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.12 responses
42%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.12 responses
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Pacific Collegiate Charter School Reviews

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Is a good place for academics, but there is too much focus on grades and not enough on extracurricular activities/clubs or sports. Terrible funding for clubs and administration seems to be working against you. Try to fake diversity which isn't there. But overall, pretty good school with good prep for college (not college apps though as hard classes make it difficult to get a 4.0 or have time for lots of activities outside schoolwork).
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Academically vigorous and a variety of challenging AP classes balanced with community service and awareness of the invidual responsibility to make a difference and improve the lives of others!
Pacific Collegiate is a great college preparatory school. It is both challenging and engaging, and at times more challenging than most colleges.