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Soar High (Students on Academic Rise)

593 reviews
  1. Antelope Valley Union High School District
  2. 9-12
  3. Public, Alternative
#74 in 2016 Best Public High Schools in California
A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. Outcomes
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    A+
  8. Sports & Fitness
    D-
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Address
3041 West Ave K
Lancaster, CA 93536
Telephone
(661) 722-6300
Website
Data not available

Outcomes

Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1080
Average ACT
24

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
92%
Percent Proficient - Math
95%
AP Enrollment
Data not available
AP Exam Pass Rate
Data not available
Advance Math Class Enrollment
12%
Poll
How challenging are academics at this school?
  • This school is nationally recognized.
    36%
  • This school is the best in the area.
    62%
  • Probably like most other schools.
    2%
  • This school doesn't challenge anyone.
    0%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B+
Based on the rate of disciplinary actions and student and parent reviews.
Poll
88%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.32 responses
Poll
94%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.32 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 88 responses
  • Pep Rally
    3%
  • Acting competitions
    3%
  • End of the year carnival
    25%
  • Grad Night
    11%
  • Panoramic Picture
    3%
  • AVID Night
    6%
  • Prom
    9%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity and student and parent reviews.
Students
384
Free or Reduced Lunch
59%
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.41 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.41 responses
24%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.41 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
30:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$75,979
Teachers in First/Second Year
0%
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.69 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.69 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.69 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on expenses per student, number of sports offered, and student and parent reviews.
Male Athletes
Data not available
Female Athletes
Data not available
Expenses Per Student
$9,122/ year
National
$11,927
84%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.86 responses
59%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.86 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.86 responses

Reviews

593 reviews
  • Excellent
    189
  • Very Good
    217
  • Average
    141
  • Poor
    25
  • Terrible
    21
I'm not sure about doing it all over again due to the lack of sports, but the teachers are amazing which will want to make you go back and learn more than what you already know. My favorite experiences are the school dances. Just events where everyone is together and we can all have fun.
  • Niche User
  • 3 months ago
My overall experience attending this school was great. I had learned to push myself and challenged myself with whatever was given to me. This school is unique , it is nothing like a regular high school. Everybody at SOAR is a big family including the teachers. The Students all know each other by first and last name, the students are all involved with their education. The students themselves push each other to accomplish better and greater things. I would choose this school again because it is one of a kind school, everybody is all focused on one thing which is their future and their education success for their future. All students attending this school support themselves and each other. It is a big support group as well.
  • High School Senior
  • 4 months ago
The school itself is small and lacks things like sports, but if you want a drama-free experience, this place is great! The people here are really awesome. You get to know everybody. We're all nerdy and weird, but we're not nerds or weirdos per se. It's hard to explain, ha ha. But seriously, this is a school where the socially awkward kids get together and have a ton of fun together. Prepare to laugh at really bad chemistry jokes sophomore year!
  • Niche User
  • 4 months ago