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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    C+
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Sonoran Science Academy - Tucson is a highly rated, public, charter school located in Tucson, AZ. It has 700 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 9 to 1. According to state test scores, 65% of students are at least proficient in math and 60% in reading.

Sonoran Science Academy - Tucson Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
60%
Percent Proficient - Math
65%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
1220
58 responses
Average ACT
28
22 responses
AP Enrollment
40%
Living in the Area
A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$62,279
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,087
National
$949
Median Home Value
$192,500
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.
Poll
86%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.14 responses
Poll
50%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.14 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 22 responses
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  • Reniassance Festival Field Trip
    41%
  • California Senior Trip
    27%
  • Nothing
    9%
  • Spirit Week
    9%
  • Homecoming
    5%
  • Pep rallies
    5%
  • Prom
    5%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
700
Free or Reduced Lunch
33%
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.15 responses
53%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.15 responses
53%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.15 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
9:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
6.2%
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.16 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.16 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.16 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
National
$12,239
69%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.16 responses
13%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.16 responses
56%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.16 responses
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Sonoran Science Academy - Tucson Reviews

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I've had a great experience at Sonoran Science Academy. The small class sizes are great compared to other public high schools. Not only do you get to know all your classmates, the teachers actually know you and are very nice and want the best for you. My favorite thing about it is all the great relationships you can build. Not to mention all the great diversity of people and academics! Definitely recommend!
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Being a K-12 school, I have attended Sonoran Science Academy since first grade. Over the years, I have noticed much about this school. Compared to other schools, we offer a more advanced education than others in our area. As a STEM school, we have many facilities and options for students to be involved in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. This school offers other facilities and programs regarding other subjects that are just as good. I would recommend Sonoran Science Academy to anyone from kindergarten to high school.
The education system in Sonoran Science Academy tries to challenge all students in every subject that they take. From the regular classes in middle school, to the regular high school classes, to the AP classes. In my experience and my fellow classmates, the teachers will give you as much attention as needed to help you achieve your academic goals. They will even take time before school and after school just to help you if you're not understanding a particular topic or area with in the learning curriculum or chapter(s). Everyone there is so kind and encouraging of eachother. Although I do wish they would offer a wider range in science classes that you could be taking in high school. Personally I was looking forward to taking anatomy but they don't offer that this year, including micro biology,
and macro biology. Even so, over all Sonoran Science Academy is absolutely wonderful!