Orcutt Academy Charter School
#214 Best Public Middle Schools in California
- Orcutt Union Elementary School District, CA
- 235 reviews
Senior: Orcutt Academy High School is very excellent at preparing students for a college setting. Teachers at this site treat each student as a college student but is always there to help the student if asked. They care about their students academic understanding as well as their life in general. Pupils do not need to be nervous when asking for help as the teachers explain their job is to help and educate the student so asking questions means they can guide the student better onto the understanding of the topic. The school celebrates LGBTQ community as well as a club. The school welcomes any group or people into their culture. The school has rallies every few months for events where the students complete against each other, or against teams of teachers. Sports at the school are interactive but I would not rate it 10/10, as the reason is sports aren't seen as the number one thing at school but instead its academics. Overall if I had to rate OA is would be 9/10!
- 787 Students
- 23:1 Student-Teacher Ratio
Vandenberg Middle School
#924 Best Public Middle Schools in California
- Lompoc Unified School District, CA
- 7 reviews
Niche User: I loved middle school, eveeyone was very nice and we all followed the same tacit rules. This made it easy to get along with others. I was a bit bratty in elementry school, but I grew out of it in middle school. By middle school, I had made a lot of friends easily by talking to new kids who obviously needed a friend, and talking to the kids I had known from elementry school. I was athletic, always had one of the fastest mile runs in the school (we had to run the mile every month). I had the highest grades in almost every class too, the teachers liked me and I found the homework easy to understand. The middle school pace was faster than elementry, which I had always thought was so slow and boring. By the end of the year, they were giving awards, I got four, three for academics and one for teacher’s pet. It was a fun time.
Vandenberg was very isolated, I don’t believe we ever participated in any competitions. So I wish we had been able to compete with other middle schools.
- 689 Students
- 22:1 Student-Teacher Ratio
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