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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    C
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Summit Charter Academy is an above average, public, charter school located in Porterville, CA. It has 2,171 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 23 to 1. According to state test scores, 33% of students are at least proficient in math and 47% in reading.

Summit Charter Academy Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
47%
Percent Proficient - Math
33%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1010
34 responses
Average ACT
22
5 responses
AP Enrollment
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    C
  3. Housing
    C-
Median Household Income
$41,246
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$884
National
$949
Median Home Value
$165,100
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
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.7 responses
Poll
100%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.7 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 21 responses
  • Rallys
    38%
  • Homecoming
    14%
  • Lip sync
    14%
  • Spirit Weeks
    10%
  • sports games
    10%
  • Talent Show
    10%
  • Spirit Week
    5%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,171
Free or Reduced Lunch
63%
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.9 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.9 responses
56%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.9 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
23:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$78,547
Teachers in First/Second Year
30.5%
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.10 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.10 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.10 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$11,484/ year
National
$12,239
67%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.9 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.9 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.9 responses
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Summit Charter Collegiate Academy is a very small school in comparison to other schools in my town. It has less opportunities for people with a passion for success. Other schools in my town offer much more when it comes to music, computer science, language and media.

The school isn't aesthetically pleasing either, it looks very bland and bulky.
The track and field aren't rather great as there are many holes in the field which are accident prone. The track gets very slippery when the sprinklers are activated before we use it.

The technology section is decent as the school has integrated MacBook computers into the learning environment. Although, I feel that we've relied on them too much and that it can make us forget about how to do things without the internet.
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It is a great small school where you can expand your knowledge and make many close connections. As someone who wants to attend a four year after high school, I have taken advantage of their college pathway. We are partnered with Porterville College, which allows students to take college classes to gain college credits. I am currently a senior and will be graduating with my high school diploma long with my Associates degree in Social Science.
Summit Charter Collegiate Academy is an awesome school! Although it is very small compared to the other very large high schools in the community, the students are able to have a connection with each other and staff that they wouldn't be able to have at any other school. Everyone at Summit Charter is respectful of each other and helpful in times of need!