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Overall Niche Grade
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  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
126 responses
Average ACT
23
66 responses
AP Enrollment
78%
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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.31 responses
Poll
81%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.31 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 93 responses
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  • Talent Show.
    16%
  • Graduation
    15%
  • Homecoming
    14%
  • 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%
95%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.37 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.37 responses
59%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.37 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
21:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$79,119
Teachers in First/Second Year
12.5%
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.48 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.48 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.49 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$11,995/ year
National
$12,239
91%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.43 responses
44%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.43 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.43 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!
My name is Demmie Delke and I am currently a junior at The Preuss School UCS. I have been going to Preuss since 6th grade. As expected as the grade level went higher so did the pressures and expectations. I am currently in 11th grade taking 3 AP classes that I have all on the same day. I work really hard with my amazing teachers to fully understand the concepts. One thing Preuss offers that many schools do not are after school tutoring for students who are struggling in a class as well or students who have no access to a computer at home.

We all share similar background of being the first generation to go to college, lower social class and a minority. I have built a bond with my peers that I would not have been able to create in any other school. The environment at Preuss is like no other school. We are resilient, determined and going against our "fixed" future that America lays out for us. We are Preuss students.