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A
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
    A
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Steele Canyon High School is a highly rated, public, charter school located in Spring Valley, CA. It has 2,163 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 30 to 1. According to state test scores, 42% of students are at least proficient in math and 75% in reading.

Steele Canyon High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
75%
Percent Proficient - Math
42%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1150
336 responses
Average ACT
26
109 responses
AP Enrollment
11%

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Living in the Area
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    D+
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    C
Median Household Income
$114,037
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,735
National
$949
Median Home Value
$616,800
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
97%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.37 responses
Poll
92%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.37 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 165 responses
Report
  • Airbands
    23%
  • Football
    16%
  • Powder Puff
    13%
  • Mr. Steele
    13%
  • Prom
    12%
  • Battle of the Bands
    10%
  • Spirit Week
    4%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,163
Free or Reduced Lunch
26%
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.48 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.48 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.48 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
30:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$72,482
Teachers in First/Second Year
2.6%
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.66 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.66 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.66 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$12,678/ year
National
$12,239
85%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.67 responses
54%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.67 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.67 responses
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Steele Canyon High School Reviews

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I personally have had a great experience with Steele Canyon High School, the teachers and staff are really caring and want you to succeed. I have also taken part in 3 different sports tennis, water polo, and swim and all of the experiences these sports have brought me have been amazing! I have taken all different kinds of classes from college prep, to honors, and even AP (advanced placement). All of the teachers have been super open with helping me whenever I need it and making sure I am understanding the content the class is learning. Overall the school is very safe and caring.
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My experience at Steele Canyon was amazing! All of the teachers were very helpful, knowledgeable, and caring. In addition, I played water polo and swim all four years, which really made me feel as though Steele Canyon was my home. Playing sports at this school was one of the greatest things! Now that I am a third year college student, I look back and can tell you that this school was geared toward college preparation, from the way the classes were taught to the workshops for first generation students. I definitely felt more prepared going into my higher education, thanks to Steele Canyon.
Steele Canyon High School takes pride in preparing the alumni for their future. Whether it’s college or the military, Steele Canyon will prepare you for it. The A-G required classes are mandatory and will be completed by the time of graduation, no exceptions. What I especially like about the administration is that each class (freshman, sophomores, juniors, and seniors) is designated one secretary, counselor, academic advisor, and vice principal that will guide them through their academic journey from the first day of school to graduation. The campus is a safe environment where staff and security constantly monitor the campus. There is only one way into and out of the school which is for security measures, but the downside is that it often gets backed up with traffic. Overall, this school provides a safe learning environment along with a great faculty to aid students and a community that serves one another.