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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    C
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
University Preparatory is a highly rated, public, magnet school located in Victorville, CA. It has 1,086 students in grades 7-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 28 to 1. According to state test scores, 68% of students are at least proficient in math and 84% in reading.

University Preparatory Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
84%
Percent Proficient - Math
68%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1140
313 responses
Average ACT
25
81 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
$50,691
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,229
National
$949
Median Home Value
$205,300
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
90%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.58 responses
Poll
69%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.58 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 176 responses
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  • End of summer splash, Homecoming, Winter formal
    20%
  • Powderpuff
    16%
  • Cultural Assembly
    15%
  • Fall Festival
    12%
  • Homecoming
    9%
  • Also senior event
    7%
  • Alumni game
    7%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,086
Free or Reduced Lunch
76%
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.63 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.63 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.63 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
28:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$73,558
Teachers in First/Second Year
18.3%
62%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.74 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.74 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.74 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$9,456/ year
National
$12,239
62%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.85 responses
29%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.85 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.85 responses
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As a student that attended University Preparatory from tenth to twelfth grade the school provides many advanced classes and has a great campus for students to easily access their classes. Being a small campus most of the students know each other and have a good relationship with teachers and classmates. Each student has seven classes a day, time goes very fast because each class is around the fourth six to fifth five minutes and teachers keep the students busy. This school challenges students in developing time management and organization skills and enforce student's education. University Preparatory focuses a lot on preparing students for college but sometimes lacks fun activities for the students and some little details such as no bus transportation and have some strict dress codes. The school does provide some clubs and sports but there isn't much of a wide variety for all likings of students, for example, they don't have a football or tennis team.
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While the students are welcoming and very supportive, it comes at the cost of a high pressured, tyrannical, competition fueled experience. You can get straight A's and still fall low on the totem pole because som3 student take over 5 AP courses. Grades aren't enough to succeed, you need extracurriculars and more clubs than a student is mentally able to thrive in. You'll find high success at this school at the price of mental health problems. Still believe its the best option in the high desert if you plan on attending university bec8uase it does prepare you.
I am currently in my senior of high school at University Preparatory. I like how the school puts such a hard focus on academics. The counselors encourage students to challenge themselves and take classes that they can engage in. They also offer opportunities to excel. For me, because I showed that I excel in math, I was given the opportunity to take AP Calculus my sophmore year. However, the school places a hard focus on four-year colleges. I feel it would be better if the school encouraged students to consider all forms of education, such as four-year colleges, community colleges, military, and vocational schools. In my opinion, students feel like college is the only acceptable option, when this is not the case.