625 reviews
  1. Antelope Valley Union High School District
  2. 9-12
  3. Public, Alternative
A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Readiness
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    A+
  8. Sports
    NG
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Address
3041 W. Ave. K
Lancaster, CA 93536
Telephone
(661) 722-6300

Soar High (Students on Academic Rise) Rankings

Niche ranks over 14,000 public high schools based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
92%
Percent Proficient - Math
95%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1090
80 responses
Average ACT
24
29 responses
AP Enrollment
Data not available

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
90%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.42 responses
Poll
90%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.42 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 153 responses
  • End of the year carnival
    22%
  • Grad Night
    13%
  • Prom
    11%
  • The whole school taking a picture
    10%
  • Talent Show
    10%
  • Senior activities
    10%
  • AVID Night
    7%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
409
Free or Reduced Lunch
57%
87%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.61 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.61 responses
21%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.61 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
31:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$76,173
Teachers in First/Second Year
0%
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.90 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.90 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.90 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
Based on expenses per student, number of sports offered, and student and parent reviews.
Girls Athletic Participation
Data not available
Boys Athletic Participation
Data not available
Expenses Per Student
$9,472/ year
National
$11,890
83%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.114 responses
56%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.114 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.114 responses

Soar High (Students on Academic Rise) Reviews

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The school itself is small and lacks things like sports, but if you want a drama-free experience, this place is great! The people here are really awesome. You get to know everybody. We're all nerdy and weird, but we're not nerds or weirdos per se. It's hard to explain, ha ha. But seriously, this is a school where the socially awkward kids get together and have a ton of fun together. Prepare to laugh at really bad chemistry jokes sophomore year!
The whole list of clubs/ activities includes ASB, Christian club, Class of 2017-2020, Debate club, Enviro club, iClub, Inventeam, Journalism club, Key club, Knitting club, Mock Trial, NHS, NIOT, Programming club, Purity/Abstinence club, QSA, Robotics, SOAR Ambassadors, Spanish club, Speech club, Sports club, STEM, VPAC, and Yearbook. All of these clubs have about the same level of student-commitment. The students run most of the clubs, which makes a lot of people want to join because they like the activities but don't feel as if they absolutely have to be there. Of course, each and every one of them are fun in their own ways. For example, those who like debating about topics they love might go to debate club, journalism, or maybe even mock trial. The ones who love helping others might go to ASB, Enviro club, Key club, QSA, or even NIOT. There are different clubs for all types of people. The administration support is good, but can use some improvements. Teachers assigned to administer the clubs just make sure that the activities are healthy and well-planned, but they don't really talk about the clubs outside of the meeting times. Overall, the quality and amount of clubs is great because of the involvement and bonds they form.
My experience at soar HS, so far because i am a freshman there, is really fun for me, there so many choices and things to do. The only downfall is too much HW, but at the end of the day it's worth it! What I mostly like about it is that you get a AA degree when you graduate from soar. It saves you 2 years of college, it saves you money, and i would say being in soar...can maybe get you to your dream college!