PUC California Academy for Liberal Studies Early College High School
- Public, Charter
- LOS ANGELES, CA
Overall Niche Grade
- Academicsgrade B
- Diversitygrade C+
- Teachersgrade B+
- College Prepgrade B minus
- Clubs & Activitiesgrade C minus
- Health & Safetygrade A
- Administrationgrade A minus
- Sportsgrade C minus
- Foodgrade B minus
- Resources & Facilitiesgrade C
PUC California Academy for Liberal Studies Early College High School is an above average, public, charter school located in LOS ANGELES, CA. It has 527 students in grades 6-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 31% of students are at least proficient in math and 50% in reading.
PUC California Academy for Liberal Studies Early College High School Rankings
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Living in the Area
grade A minus
Overall Niche Grade
- Cost of Livinggrade D
- Good for Familiesgrade B+
- Housinggrade D+
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Culture & Safety
Health & Safety
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
- of students agree that they feel safe at their school. 18 responses
- of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there. 18 responses
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 22 responses
- Feild trips55%
- The CALS Family Dinner Potluck for Thanksgiving18%
- PUC Family Fest14%
- Spirit Week9%
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Free or Reduced Lunch
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive. 18 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy. 18 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic. 18 responses
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
- of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons. 26 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students. 26 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom. 26 responses
Clubs & Activities
Clubs & Activities
grade C minus
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
Expenses Per Student
$15,506 / year
- of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in. 27 responses
- of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need. 27 responses
- of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations. 27 responses
PUC California Academy for Liberal Studies Early College High School Reviews
Rating 3.63 out of 5 158 reviews
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Cals is a small school so I didn't experience the high school experience of having field trips, rallies, a senior trip, and more. It is a charter school so they aren't directly funded by the government which is affected me because we don't receive the right resources for us. Also, students are way too babied when Cals is supposed to be a "College Prep" by the teachers mostly with this upcoming generation who just rebel because they think it's "cool". However, I enjoyed that there is more interaction with the teachers during class and how I was able to take several college classes at school for free. I would've preferred for there to be more clubs because it helps for applications and resumes. During my time at this school, I can say that there is much work needed if they want their students to succeed in the real world.
Since PUC schools hire people who are still in school for their teaching credentials, I feel that the "teachers" only see PUC as temporary jobs. I have had multiple teachers leave in the middle of a semester throughout my education with PUC. I have had at least one teacher leave during the school year each year starting at seventh grade. During my freshman year I experienced two common core subject teachers leave, a math teacher and english teacher.
I am a current junior at this school and I have been coming here since I was in 6th grade. There are multiple pros and cons to this school but nonetheless i’m pretty content here. The relationships with students, teachers, and staff is amazing. Everyone knows each other because of the small school size therefore we are more connected with each other and we show more support for each other. On the other hand, the school is awfully small and it does rob you of your high school experience. Homecoming and Prom are not as exciting as they are at other schools and sports are limited. Students do not have access to many extra curricular activities and we do not have a gym or major buildings on our school grounds. We are not offered Advanced Placement classes but we are offered college level courses. Overall, the school can improve but if you like going to a simplistic school, you will love PUC CALS Early College High School.