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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
    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 63% in reading.
Address
2935 W Sunset Rd
Tucson, AZ 85741
Telephone
(520) 665-3400
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Sonoran Science Academy - Tucson Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
63%
Percent Proficient - Math
65%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
1220
51 responses
Average ACT
28
21 responses
AP Enrollment
40%
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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
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$60,247
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,048
National
$949
Median Home Value
$183,800
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
83%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.12 responses
Poll
58%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.12 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 16 responses
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  • Reniassance Festival Field Trip
    44%
  • California Senior Trip
    25%
  • Spirit Week
    13%
  • Homecoming
    6%
  • Nothing
    6%
  • Pep rallies
    6%

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%
77%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.13 responses
62%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.13 responses
62%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.13 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
9:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
6.2%
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.14 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.14 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.14 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
71%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.14 responses
14%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.14 responses
57%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.14 responses
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Sonoran Science Academy - Tucson Reviews

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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!
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My experience at Sonoran Science Academy has been good, there was never a time where I felt unwelcomed or a concern for safety. My main criticisms concern the lack of attention given to other subjects concerning music and arts or extracurricular's involving the . We are in need for a change in the way our curriculum is thought, we need better engagement with the students and the things that are being thought in the classrooms.
Sonoran Science Academy is known for its diversity. We are a STEM-based school that has many extracurriculars relating to STEM. Because Sonoran is a very small school, teachers are more invested in their students learning, although that is not to say all teachers that work there are very good. I would like to see more options for elective classes as well as more AP Class options.