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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
    B-
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Preuss School Ucsd is a top rated, public, charter school located in La Jolla, CA. It has 840 students in grades 6-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 21 to 1. According to state test scores, 58% of students are at least proficient in math and 73% in reading.
Address
9500 Gilman Dr.
La Jolla, CA 92093
Telephone
(858) 822-3000

Preuss School Ucsd Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
73%
Percent Proficient - Math
58%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1130
123 responses
Average ACT
23
64 responses
AP Enrollment
73%
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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    C+
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Cost of Living
    D+
  4. Good for Families
    A-
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$68,117
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,427
National
$949
Median Home Value
$488,600
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
87%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.30 responses
Poll
80%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.30 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 89 responses
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  • Talent Show.
    16%
  • Graduation
    15%
  • Homecoming
    13%
  • Prom
    11%
  • Spirit Week
    10%
  • Sports Day
    10%
  • Ice-Skateing Fundraiser
    9%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
840
Free or Reduced Lunch
97%
94%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.36 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.36 responses
58%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.36 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
21:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$79,119
Teachers in First/Second Year
10.2%
87%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.47 responses
91%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.47 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.48 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$11,995/ year
National
$12,239
90%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.42 responses
45%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.42 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.42 responses
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My experience at the Preuss School UCSD was amazing. As I spent time here, I realize that this school is a safe community for me to be in. I made new friends who I grew very close with these past 5 years. It's almost unbelievable that there's only 2 more years left until we separate and go off into our own ways into college. In addition, the Preuss School UCSD fantastic resources that help us students to get accepted into 4 year colleges. The school provides us opportunities with scholarships and internships directed towards our school only. This demonstrates the schools capabilities in creating connections with other programs to support the low income students at this school. I really appreciate what this school has offered to me, and I consider myself to be really lucky to be able to attend here. I do not regret coming here, and so I would like to say my overall experience with the Preuss School UCSD has by far been spectacular!
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The Preuss School is a family, students attend since sixth grade until they graduate high school. The teachers,staff, and faculty, help and support every student in any way they possibly can. The goal is to attend and succeed in a four-year university and they help you get there!
What I like best about Preuss is the faculty and academics. The teachers, counselors, Vice Principal, and Principal here at Preuss have the mindset that all of their students are going to go to a 4 year college after graduation so they help their students in any way possible. All of the classes here are much harder than traditional high schools such as it is required to take AP classes and the general classes are all advanced so students are college ready when they graduate from high school. What I would like to see change is the school spirit here. The school’s spirit is not that great because the school has so many rules that it’s hard to show any. Preuss is so focused on academics that not a lot of students want to get involved in school activities because they’re busy with school work and academic programs. Preuss is a great school overall but it has it’s drawback. All in all, this school has changed my life for the better!