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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    A-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Tempe Preparatory Academy is a top rated, public, charter school located in Tempe, AZ. It has 442 students in grades 6-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 12 to 1. According to state test scores, 73% of students are at least proficient in math and 74% in reading.
Address
1251 E Southern Ave
Tempe, AZ 85283
Telephone
(480) 839-3402

Tempe Preparatory Academy Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
74%
Percent Proficient - Math
73%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
1320
45 responses
Average ACT
30
31 responses
AP Enrollment
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
$51,829
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,056
National
$949
Median Home Value
$237,200
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
67%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.6 responses
Poll
67%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.6 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 26 responses
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  • Spirit Week
    27%
  • Football games
    23%
  • Senior Toast
    19%
  • Senior Prank
    15%
  • Senior Trip
    15%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
442
Free or Reduced Lunch
18%
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.7 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.7 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.7 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
12:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
10.6%
60%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.10 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.10 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.10 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
National
$12,239
82%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.11 responses
36%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.11 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.11 responses
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Tempe Preparatory Academy Reviews

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I am currently a Senior at Tempe Prep. I have been here since Sophomore year. I have been to 7 schools, since we've moved a lot, and Tempe Prep is the best school I've been to. The curriculum is rigorous but also helpful. Since everyone is so friendly doing harder work is not stressful, we all have fun together. Everyone here is friends, we do everything together in and out of school, it's one of the major benefits of being a small school. As a Senior, college is always of the brain, but at Tempe Prep we were pushed to think about it earlier. The summer of Junior year (before senior year) I got accepted to the Fleischer's Scholars Summer Program at ASU and admittance into Grand Canyon University! Without Tempe Prep I wouldn't be in this situation. The college counselor is the best counselor I could ever ask for! I know I and my fellow peers are more ahead than other Seniors. I couldn't ask for a better school!
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We have 3 children, a soph in college, a jr and a 7th grader. All 3 are very different in interests, personality and learning style, so we were concerned TPA would not be the right fit for all of them. We were wrong to be concerned! The culture, curriculum, community of parents and students and the amazing teachers have brought the best out of each of them. The work is hard, but the payoff is an independent child who learns to think for themselves.
At Tempe Preparatory Academy students receive an excellent liberal arts education. The academically challenging honor classes allow students to be prepared for college. Tempe Preparatory Academy encourages students to be truthful, care for their community, and strive for a great future. The school also allows the students to succeed. Students are encouraged to meet with teachers one on one to get the help they need with their classes for free. Overall, Tempe Preparatory Academy is an outstanding school for driven students.