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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
The O'Farrell Charter School is a highly rated, public, charter school located in San Diego, CA. It has 1,689 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 22 to 1. According to state test scores, 34% of students are at least proficient in math and 47% in reading.

The O'Farrell Charter School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
47%
Percent Proficient - Math
34%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1050
144 responses
Average ACT
21
57 responses
AP Enrollment
32%
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Living in the Area
C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    D+
  2. Good for Families
    C+
  3. Housing
    D
Median Household Income
$56,041
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,331
National
$949
Median Home Value
$332,692
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.12 responses
Poll
83%
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 39 responses
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  • Airband
    28%
  • Powderpuff
    23%
  • Homebase Olympics
    15%
  • Dodgeball Tournament
    13%
  • Spirit Week
    8%
  • Homecoming
    5%
  • Pep rallies
    5%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,689
Free or Reduced Lunch
71%
69%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.13 responses
85%
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
22:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$79,852
Teachers in First/Second Year
13.2%
93%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.14 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.14 responses
93%
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
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$13,540/ year
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
43%
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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The O'Farrell Charter School Reviews

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Being in this school for the past years of high school was great! I got to meet some new people and got very close with some of them. The clubs at the school are honestly really fun and is a great way to spend some time with your friends. I would say some of the staff are okay some would just get you in trouble for no reason but some of the staff were nice and were there for you if you needed assistant. Overall my experience at this school was great I got to learn a lot more about college and what I am going to do for my future.
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The school makes students very well prepared for college. O'Farrell offers resources such as wahupa, AVID, and college preparation classes to enforce its students to become successful in college. The sports programs that O'farrell offers have many options for students to choose from. Overall O'Farrell is a great place for opportunities for students to take from to prepare themselves for college.
Coming from Mexico, the schools I went to never really looked like O'Farrell. Of course, private schools would look a lot nicer than public schools but nonetheless O'Farrell showed me that regardless of public or private I'm worth a good "first impression". These teachers care, nothing I’ve ever experienced before. I've met people, created bonds/relationships that I thought I would never be able to. I've learned things. Not just school things like English or Math but life lessons that O’Farrell helped guide me to. Growing up I've come to understand O’Farrells' reasoning for things so no, I wouldn't change anything about it.