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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    A+
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
University Preparatory is a top rated, public, charter school located in Redding, CA. It has 967 students in grades 6-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 23 to 1. According to state test scores, 67% of students are at least proficient in math and 77% in reading.
Address
2200 Eureka Way
Redding, CA 96001
Telephone
(530) 245-2790
Website

University Preparatory Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
77%
Percent Proficient - Math
67%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1240
95 responses
Average ACT
29
36 responses
AP Enrollment
69%
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Living in the Area
B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    C-
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Cost of Living
    C
  4. Good for Families
    C+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$44,573
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$987
National
$949
Median Home Value
$232,000
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
89%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.18 responses
Poll
89%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.18 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 44 responses
Report
  • Prom
    20%
  • Senior Breakfast
    18%
  • Semi-Formal
    16%
  • Zombie Tag
    16%
  • Senior Olympics
    9%
  • Fields of faith
    7%
  • The musicals and dance performances
    7%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
967
Free or Reduced Lunch
15%
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.17 responses
94%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.17 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.17 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
23:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$70,227
Teachers in First/Second Year
7.3%
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.25 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.25 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.25 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
$10,547/ year
National
$12,239
89%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.28 responses
54%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.28 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.28 responses
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University Preparatory, Uprep, is overall a great school for education, there at high-level classes and opportunities for help as much as one may need, Most the teachers/staff are very great at what they do, but of course, there are ones who should not be teachers cause of their lack of skill. The theater program is outstanding, as along with the VAPA programs. Sports are more average, volleyball, basketball, and dance are probably the three strongest activities. Other than activities such as softball and football are nothing more than decent. The campus is beautiful but definitely starting to get run down as it has been there since my grandmother was in high school. The lack of diversity at Uprep is appalling, in my freshman class there are no African Americans and very few Hispanics; myself being one of them. In a school of around nine hundred, there are no more than twenty African Americans. As much as I do appreciate the school as a whole, the lack of diversity is sad.
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I went to U-Prep for the entirety of both my middle school and high school years. I can't imagine having the same experience anywhere else. The class sizes are much smaller than other schools, giving it a much closer-knit feel. Teachers are much more involved this way; They put so much attention into getting you prepared for college, even in middle school. Although I went to a community college after graduation, I feel I was more than prepared for the curriculum there. This is the main strength of the school; It lacks in its extra curriculars, but this shouldn't be a deal breaker. The arts are valued here but the sports programs could be better.
I have attended U-Prep since sixth grade, and I must say that it is a superior school. The faculty and teachers here have become a second family to me, as to other students as well. The rigorous education taught here absolutely prepares students for whatever their future may hold, whether it be work or college. It's small community allows close-binding relationships to form, and I believe most of those will last a lifetime. As much as the school tries, however, their difference in culture among students lacks. Compared to other schools across the districts, U-Prep holds much lower numbers in diversity of race, religion, and social class. I hope that there comes a possibly to change this, like maybe changing the bus route to allow kids from other neighborhoods to get to school. Although it may not be as culturally diverse as it should be, U-Prep remains an outstanding school with an irreplaceable staff and endless opportunities for students to thrive.