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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    C-
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Western Center Academy is a highly rated, public, charter school located in Hemet, CA. It has 678 students in grades 6-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 26 to 1. According to state test scores, 70% of students are at least proficient in math and 92% in reading.

Western Center Academy Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
92%
Percent Proficient - Math
70%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
1230
72 responses
Average ACT
26
27 responses
AP Enrollment
31%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    C
  3. Housing
    C-
Median Household Income
$39,179
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,066
National
$949
Median Home Value
$175,700
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
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.6 responses
Poll
100%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.6 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 19 responses
Report
  • Robotics & dances
    32%
  • Boat Regatta
    21%
  • Spirit Week
    21%
  • Battle of the classes
    16%
  • Pep rallies
    11%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
678
Free or Reduced Lunch
29%
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.6 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.6 responses
33%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.6 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
26:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$117,252
Teachers in First/Second Year
10.2%
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.7 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.7 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.7 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
Expenses Per Student
$16,483/ year
National
$12,239
75%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.8 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.8 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.8 responses
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Western Center Academy Reviews

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Western Center Academy is a comfortable, curiosity fueled charter school that truly shows what it is to be a teacher. As a student, I have always felt listened to completely by my teachers. They've done a fantastic job at teaching us how to be college ready; telling us where we can look for help, given us free opportunities to take expensive exams, and keep us interested in our learning environment. I've had the opportunity to take both woodshop classes and advanced physics, on a campus full of dedicated educators and delightful students. Though it has no sports programs on campus, any parent looking for a charter in south CA, this is your school!
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I love being here. The teachers and staff are so supportive of me and my goals. The academics are challenging, but in the good way. The atmosphere makes you want to do your best, but students are supportive of each other too. Different religious and ethnic clubs exist on campus that everyone is supportive of, and the school is extremely tolerant and supportive of the LGBTQ+ community. It feels like a home more so than a school.
I have been attending Western Center Academy since 6th and will be graduating high school in 2020. I have overall had a very good experience with the school. The small class population and overlapping of teachers teaching multiple classes allowed me to get close with my grade group. With a small school, teachers have the ability to closely interact with students and help them reach their full potential after high school.