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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  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.

Tempe Preparatory Academy Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
74%
Percent Proficient - Math
73%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
1320
55 responses
Average ACT
30
33 responses
AP Enrollment
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    C+
Median Household Income
$54,210
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,114
National
$949
Median Home Value
$255,800
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
75%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.8 responses
Poll
75%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.8 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 30 responses
  • Football games
    23%
  • Spirit Week
    23%
  • Senior Toast
    17%
  • Senior Prank
    13%
  • Senior Trip
    13%
  • Spirit Week
    7%
  • Homecoming
    3%

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%
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.9 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.9 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.9 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
12:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
10.6%
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.12 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.12 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.12 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
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
85%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.13 responses
46%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.13 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.13 responses
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Tempe Preparatory Academy Reviews

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I am the mother of two graduates of Tempe Prep and one soon-to-be graduate so I have had at least one child enrolled here since 2005. We feel very fortunate we found this school and could not think of a better place to help form a well-rounded, educated young adult. The educators and staff are engaged and it's evident they love their chosen profession. My children were sometimes stretched to do more than they thought they could, but never without the support necessary to succeed. My older two boys received scholarships and graduated from wonderful, private, well-regarded colleges in 4 years. They both felt better prepared for college than many of their peers after attending TPA. My upcoming graduate has received scholarship offers from about 10 highly regarded colleges as well. The best endorsement I can give for TPA is when my daughter asked about going to a different school and I didn't need to get involved because her brothers told her she had to stay at TPA!
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Hi everyone! My name is Chloe and I am a senior at Tempe Prep class of 2020. I have had such a great experience at TPA the last 4 years. The classes are rigorous and truly prepare you for college. Even though the classes are tough, there are lots of resources for students who need assistance. We have daily study hall where students can go meet with their teachers for help on homework or test review. I love the environment at Tempe Prep. It is small and feels like a community. I really got to grow with my peers. The sports are also great. Because we are a small school I have played so many sports I never would have even thought of trying at a bigger high school. Tempe Prep has given me so many advantages and I would highly encourage other students to attend! Go Knights!
Tempe Preparatory Academy is providing an excellent, well-rounded liberal arts education to my girls. The teachers are passionate about what they teach and with the small school size they are able to know each of their students individually. This level of knowledge helps the teachers develop a life-long love of learning in all of their students. I have seen my girls grow academically, socially, and personally during their years at Tempe Prep. I am so proud of who they are and look forward to who they will become!