A+
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
    A
  7. Administration
    A+
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Address
2200 Eureka Way
Redding, CA 96001
Telephone
(530) 245-2790
Website

University Preparatory Rankings

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

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
78%
Percent Proficient - Math
65%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1240
76 responses
Average ACT
29
32 responses
AP Enrollment
69%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
88%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.17 responses
Poll
88%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.17 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 39 responses
Report
  • Prom
    21%
  • Senior Breakfast
    18%
  • Semi-Formal
    15%
  • Zombie Tag
    15%
  • Senior Olympics
    10%
  • The musicals and dance performances
    8%
  • Fields of faith
    8%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
939
Free or Reduced Lunch
14%
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.16 responses
94%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.16 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.16 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
22:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
7.3%
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.24 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.24 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.24 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.27 responses
52%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.27 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.27 responses
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University Preparatory Reviews

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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.
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The offerings at U-Prep are unique and are not offered at other schools in the area. The Performing Arts in particular are phenomenal! You will not find a finer music, art and dance curriculum at any other local school. The school has high expectations and teaches our children how to be responsible and high achieving with their academics. The school is ranked very high within national rankings as well as one of the most challenging schools. U-Prep prepares our children for the rigors they'll be experiencing in college; by the time they enter college the student may have a much easier transition due to the vigorous academic path they have endured previously.

Even though I believe U-Prep to be very difficult and challenging I would still choose it for my children if I had to do it all over. We commuted our children 80 miles a day for over 6 years to attend the best school in the North State!
The experience I had at University Preparatory school has made a significant impact on my life and education. There were tough times when it came to the loads of homework but without procrastination it was possible to maintain the school workload even when involved with sports, you just needed to have a schedule through out your day and properly follow it. Through the six years I have attended the teachers are down to earth and make sure that students stay on top of their work. Even though U-Prep is a small school every teacher interacts with students individually and from there relationships grow between each other where teachers are more than just teachers but a friend who has something new to tell each and everyday. The academics are difficult and challenging but it is consiered a college readiness school and it's believeable because there are subjects that help prepare us for our future and it made an impact on me.