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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    NG
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    D+
Public Safety Academy is a highly rated, public, magnet, alternative school located in Fairfield, CA. It has 668 students in grades 5-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 23 to 1. According to state test scores, 63% of students are at least proficient in math and 78% in reading.

Public Safety Academy Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
78%
Percent Proficient - Math
63%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
1140
29 responses
Average ACT
AP Enrollment
48%
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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
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$75,292
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,445
National
$949
Median Home Value
$341,500
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.
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  • Dances
    17%
  • Festivals
    13%
  • Free dress days
    13%
  • Pep ralleys
    13%
  • Homecoming
    9%
  • Pep rallies
    9%
  • Powderpuff games
    9%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
668
Free or Reduced Lunch
52%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
23:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$77,494
Teachers in First/Second Year
18.4%
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.6 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.6 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.6 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
$9,286/ year
National
$12,239
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I believe the teachers at The Public Safety Academy are great at what they do and have great relationships with their students. I also believe the courses are great, but there is very a small selection in electives available and many students complain about that. There is also a small amount of clubs and sports, and there is not much focus on it. A big reason for this is because the campus is simply not big enough to support extracurricular activities. Along with that there is a lower population of students compared to other high schools, so everyone knows everybody. Some people take this as a good thing, others don't. PSA doesn't give you the "high school experience" but I still believe it is a great school that focuses on education and it is probably the dream school to a student wanting to pursue a career in public safety. The biggest problem I can acknowledge is lack of in-school events and communication.
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My experience at the Public Safety Academy was average, not the worst or the best. Things that I would like to see change is that 100% graduation pass. They are will to bend the school rules so that every student in the grade can graduate. It's unrealistic and it cheats people could of the reality of life. Another thing that I would like to see change is having formation every day. Honestly most of the announcements that are given outside and be given over the intercom. Sometimes when it is really cold that when the announcements are the longest and at that point everyone is getting restless. What I thought was good was some of the teachers. Most of the teachers create a good bond between the students and makes the environment safer and better.
The discipline that one develops, along with the leadership charisma gained from being a cadet here, are character traits that can be easily gained. It is such an outstanding school. From involved and caring teachers to fun and challenging lessons. From the six pillars of character to being a family school. This is a school like no other.