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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
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
University Preparatory is a top rated, public, charter school located in Redding, CA. It has 975 students in grades 6-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 22 to 1. According to state test scores, 66% of students are at least proficient in math and 77% in reading.

University Preparatory Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
77%
Percent Proficient - Math
66%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1260
124 responses
Average ACT
29
42 responses
AP Enrollment
53%

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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    C+
  3. Housing
    C-
Median Household Income
$50,579
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,037
National
$949
Median Home Value
$253,700
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
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  • 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
975
Free or Reduced Lunch
16%
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
22:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$81,809
Teachers in First/Second Year
4.7%
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
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$12,927/ 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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The teachers and staff are so caring and helpful. It’s nothing like a normal school, we are a family at Uprep. You know everyone because we are so small but, that’s the best part you get to bond and be friends with your whole class. The work loaf may be a lot at times but, with all the preparing they teach you as you go it becomes very easy to manage. It would be awesome if the parking lot was changed though. It’s very small and difficult to use. Many of the junior high parents drive without respect for our newer drives and many accidents have occurred because of this. Sadly there is nothing our school could do directly to it, only the school district could change and directly impact the parking lot. I would also like to see some of our teachers with very old, in need of help classrooms get things fixed better or be given a better space to teach students that is less distracting.
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The environment at University Prep was very unique. Students are kind, involved and hold each other accountable for learning. The teachers work hard to engage the student in rigorous classes might not not seem appealing. The athletics at Uprep are on the rise and football, volleyball and all sports are extremely supported by both the staff of families of Uprep. As for the campus it is a safe campus that is clean and has respectful students. The classes are challenging but allow us students to be prepared and successful.
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.