University Preparatory Academy Charter

Summary:

University Preparatory Academy Charter is a public charter high school in San Jose, California, serving grades 7-12 with a total enrollment of 713 students. This exceptional school consistently ranks among the top high schools in the state, boasting outstanding academic performance, high graduation rates, and a diverse student population.

University Preparatory Academy Charter's students demonstrate exceptional academic achievement, with 84.91% of 11th-grade students proficient or better in English Language Arts/Literacy, compared to the state average of 55.41%. In mathematics, 64.15% of 11th-grade students are proficient or better, significantly higher than the state average of 27.36%. The school's performance in science is also impressive, with 45.9% of 8th-grade students proficient or better in the CAST science assessment, compared to the state average of 28.76%. The school's four-year graduation rate is an impressive 98.3%, and its dropout rate is only 0.9%, both significantly better than state averages.

University Preparatory Academy Charter's diverse student population, with 48.53% Asian, 19.07% Hispanic, 17.53% African American, and 6.73% White students, is a key strength. The school outperforms nearby schools like Branham High and Downtown College Preparatory in academic achievement, and its performance for Asian and African American students is particularly impressive, ranking 152 out of 727 and 74 out of 713 high schools in California, respectively. While the school's performance for English Language Learner students is relatively lower, its overall exceptional academic results and diverse student population make it a highly desirable educational option for families in the San Jose area.


Detail:

Public, Charter 7-12

 2315 Canoas Garden Ave.
       San Jose, CA  95125-2005


(408) 723-1839

District: University Preparatory Academy Charter District

SchoolDigger Rank:
155th of 2,346 California High Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  19.0 Help
Number of students:  713

Racial breakdown:

Asian:
48.5%
Hispanic:
19.1%
African American:
17.5%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  30% Help


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Compare Details University Preparatory Academy Charter ranks better than 91.3% of middle schools in California. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 91.75. (See more...)
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Compare Details University Preparatory Academy Charter ranks better than 93.4% of high schools in California. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 91.38. (See more...)
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The Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate (ACGR) measures the percentage of University Preparatory Academy Charter freshmen who graduate within four years, adjusting for students who transfer in or out.
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The high school dropout rate measures the percentage of students who do not complete their high school education.
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Chronic absenteeism in a high school refers to a situation where students repeatedly miss school, with the threshold often defined as missing 10% or more of school days for any reason, excused or unexcused.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

University Preparatory Academy Charter:

SchoolDigger ranks University Preparatory Academy Charter 244th of 2798 California public middle schools. (See University Preparatory Academy Charter in the ranking list.)

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SchoolDigger ranks University Preparatory Academy Charter 155th of 2346 California public high schools. (See University Preparatory Academy Charter in the ranking list.)

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University Preparatory Academy Charter District:

SchoolDigger ranks University Preparatory Academy Charter District 71st of 1560 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for University Preparatory Academy Charter

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Rank History for all middle school students at University Preparatory Academy Charter

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 85.60 352nd 2715 87.0%
2022 91.55 233rd 2740 91.5%
2023 91.75 243rd 2788 91.3%
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Rank History for middle school Low Socio Economic Status students at University Preparatory Academy Charter

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 86.13 197th 2369 91.7%
2022 87.44 180th 2458 92.7%
2023 60.50 733rd 2535 71.1%
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Rank History for middle school Female students at University Preparatory Academy Charter

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 78.38 456th 2380 80.8%
2022 87.11 296th 2509 88.2%
2023 88.62 271st 2535 89.3%
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Rank History for middle school Male students at University Preparatory Academy Charter

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 88.85 267th 2407 88.9%
2022 93.73 157th 2527 93.8%
2023 93.03 174th 2546 93.2%
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Rank History for middle school Asian students at University Preparatory Academy Charter

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 79.39 114th 745 84.7%
2022 74.93 176th 733 76.0%
2023 72.42 199th 717 72.2%
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Rank History for middle school African American students at University Preparatory Academy Charter

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 67.21 169th 637 73.5%
2023 73.05 116th 609 81.0%
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Rank History for middle school Hispanic students at University Preparatory Academy Charter

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 39.58 1269th 2213 42.7%
2022 91.89 109th 2359 95.4%
2023 75.00 402nd 2379 83.1%
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Data source: test scores: California Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Rank History for University Preparatory Academy Charter

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Rank History for all high school students at University Preparatory Academy Charter

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 98.46 30th 2133 98.6%
2021 90.42 126th 1290 90.2%
2022 96.65 79th 2123 96.3%
2023 91.38 154th 2335 93.4%
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Rank History for high school Multi-racial students at University Preparatory Academy Charter

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 85.71 62nd 780 92.1%
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Rank History for high school English Language Learner students at University Preparatory Academy Charter

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 22.04 1220th 1315 7.2%
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Rank History for high school Low Socio Economic Status students at University Preparatory Academy Charter

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 81.23 171st 1126 84.8%
2022 91.97 118th 1943 93.9%
2023 78.90 293rd 2237 86.9%
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Rank History for high school Female students at University Preparatory Academy Charter

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 97.84 28th 1833 98.5%
2021 86.71 134th 1054 87.3%
2022 94.58 97th 1858 94.8%
2023 87.59 190th 2106 91.0%
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Rank History for high school Male students at University Preparatory Academy Charter

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 98.40 40th 1880 97.9%
2021 89.35 123rd 1122 89.0%
2022 97.54 59th 1916 96.9%
2023 93.53 113th 2195 94.9%
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Rank History for high school Asian students at University Preparatory Academy Charter

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 91.06 20th 582 96.6%
2022 89.80 24th 581 95.9%
2023 76.64 152nd 727 79.1%
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Rank History for high school African American students at University Preparatory Academy Charter

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 95.47 15th 522 97.1%
2023 86.31 74th 713 89.6%
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Rank History for high school Hispanic students at University Preparatory Academy Charter

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 97.09 42nd 1814 97.7%
2022 77.93 297th 1861 84.0%
2023 75.98 318th 2132 85.1%
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Rank History for high school White students at University Preparatory Academy Charter

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 98.56 4th 1222 99.7%
2023 78.92 188th 1424 86.8%
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Data source: test scores: California Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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Enrollment information for University Preparatory Academy Charter

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2019 94 65 317 187 1 1 19 0 684
2020 86 87 301 182 1 1 40 0 698
2021 73 97 301 177 1 1 52 0 702
2022 62 114 319 164 1 3 53 0 716
2023 48 125 346 136 1 3 54 0 713

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at University Preparatory Academy Charter

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2019 684 33.0 20.7 16.4
2020 698 n/a n/a 29.5
2021 702 34.3 20.4 33.6
2022 716 34.7 20.6 32
2023 713 37.5 19.0 30

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio University Preparatory Academy Charter

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2019 684 33.0 20.7 16.4
2020 698 n/a n/a 29.5
2021 702 34.3 20.4 33.6
2022 716 34.7 20.6 32
2023 713 37.5 19.0 30

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on University Preparatory Academy Charter

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 352nd of 2715 Middle schoolsRanks 243rd of 2788 Middle schools
 4.2%
Ranks 30th of 2133 High schoolsRanks 154th of 2335 High schools
 5.2%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
7th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (University Preparatory Academy Charter)74.471.5
 2.8%
   7th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)51.447.4
 3.9%
7th Grade Mathematics (University Preparatory Academy Charter)64.471.7
 7.3%
   7th Grade Mathematics (California)37.933.2
 4.7%
8th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (University Preparatory Academy Charter)60.973
 12.2%
   8th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)49.445.7
 3.8%
8th Grade Mathematics (University Preparatory Academy Charter)5354.6
 1.6%
   8th Grade Mathematics (California)36.629.9
 6.7%
8th Grade Science (University Preparatory Academy Charter)50.445.9
 4.5%
   8th Grade Science (California)30.828.8
 2.1%
11th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (University Preparatory Academy Charter)88.884.9
 3.9%
   11th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)57.355.4
 1.9%
11th Grade Mathematics (University Preparatory Academy Charter)77.664.2
 13.4%
   11th Grade Mathematics (California)32.227.4
 4.9%
12th Grade Science (University Preparatory Academy Charter)62.636.1
 26.5%
   12th Grade Science (California)25.626.9
 1.3%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students684713
 4.2%
African American65125
 92.3%
American Indian11
Asian317346
 9.1%
Hispanic187136
 27.3%
Pacific Islander13
 200%
White9448
 48.9%
Two or More Races1954
 184.2%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients16.4%30%
 13.6%


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Students at University Preparatory Academy Charter are 49% Asian, 19% Hispanic, 18% African American, 8% Two or more races, 7% White.

Yes. University Preparatory Academy Charter ranks in the top 6.6% of California high schools.

In the 2022-23 school year, 713 students attended University Preparatory Academy Charter.


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