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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
    C
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    A+
  8. Sports
    NG
  9. Food
    A-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Soar High (Students on Academic Rise) is a highly rated, public, alternative school located in Lancaster, CA. It has 419 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 31 to 1. According to state test scores, 67% of students are at least proficient in math and 95% in reading.

Soar High (Students on Academic Rise) Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
95%
Percent Proficient - Math
67%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1120
165 responses
Average ACT
25
40 responses
AP Enrollment
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Living in the Area
C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    C
  3. Housing
    C-
Median Household Income
$52,504
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,162
National
$949
Median Home Value
$242,100
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
84%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.58 responses
Poll
88%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.58 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 202 responses
Report
  • End of the year carnival
    23%
  • Grad Night
    13%
  • Prom
    13%
  • Talent Show
    9%
  • Senior activities
    9%
  • The whole school taking a picture
    8%
  • 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
419
Free or Reduced Lunch
58%
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.77 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.77 responses
23%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.77 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
31:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$80,964
Teachers in First/Second Year
0%
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.106 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.106 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.106 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
$10,727/ year
National
$12,239
84%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.130 responses
57%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.130 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.130 responses
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Soar High (Students on Academic Rise) Reviews

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SOAR High School stands for Students On Academic Rise, which is precisely its promise to its students. They offer a unique opportunity that is a once in a lifetime occurrence. My experience these past two years at SOAR High School have been memorable. SOAR High School isn't just an all academic school, but a school that is thoughtful of its hard-working students by establishing activities such as dances, pep-rallies, and holiday events for everyone to enjoy. The academics, administrators, and teachers are more than merely people who teach. They engage with their students' lives outside of school, which establishes reciprocity with the administration and student. Overall, everything is excellent in this prestigious school, from academics to diversity.
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I had a great experience at Soar High School! I think it really prepared me for a 4-year university. Also, once I graduated, I had an AA degree at 17! Additionally, I was able to graduate with a B.S in Health Administration by the age of 20 because I had 95% of my GE classes completed. SOAR was a great program with many resources and I would highly recommend it!
SOAR High School has done so much for me in the sense that it has helped me academically and socially flourish.SOAR has given me the resources I need in order to be successful thanks to the dual enrollment system with Antelope Valley College, the various clubs on campus, and the academic culture that is challenging but rewarding. While I've been here, I've not only learned the importance of staying organized and on task, but the importance of being motivated. One complaint I have is that the school culture can be very isolating, because although SOAR doesn't admit it, not much of the kids who attend school are economically disadvantaged like they claim. In addition, we lack in clubs that let people express their talents in sports or the arts. In addition, the facilities sometimes appear to be run down (specifically in the college). Despite these things, I'd happy to have been a part of SOAR's community.