Academy Of The Canyons

4.00 5 1 (3 reviews)
26455 Rockwell Canyon Rd.

Valencia, CA 91355
(School attendance zone shown in map)

  • Academy Of The Canyons serves 387 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 90-94% (which is higher than the California state average of 37%) for the 2015-2016 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is ≥95% (which is higher than the California state average of 48%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • Academy Of The Canyons placed in the top 1% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 1%, and reading proficiency is top 1%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 32:1 is higher than the California state level of 24:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 58% of the student body (majority Asian), which is lower than the California state average of 76%.
  • Academy Of The Canyons operates within the William S. Hart Union High School District.
  • William S. Hart Union High School District's 95% graduation rate is higher than the California state average of 83%.

Top Placements

Academy Of The Canyons places among the top 20% of public schools in California for:

  • Category Attribute
  • Overall Rank Highest overall rank (Top 1%)
  • Math Proficiency Highest math proficiency (Top 1%)
  • Reading Language/Arts Proficiency Highest reading language/arts proficiency (Top 1%)
  • Graduation Rate Highest graduation rate (Top 20%)
  • Diversity Most diverse schools (Top 20%)

School Overview

  • Academy Of The Canyons's student population of 387 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 12 teachers has declined by 7% over five school years.
AwardsHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2015)
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students387 students
Academy Of The Canyons Total Students (2002-2016)
Gender %Academy Of The Canyons Gender
Total Classroom Teachers12 teachers
Academy Of The Canyons Total Teachers (2001-2016)
Students by GradeAcademy Of The Canyons Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • Academy Of The Canyons is ranked within the top 1% of all 9595 schools in California (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 32:1 has increased from 30:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Academy Of The Canyons is 0.69, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.41. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CA)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)90-94%
37%
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)≥95%
48%
Student : Teacher Ratio32:124:1
Academy Of The Canyons Student Teacher Ratio (2001-2016)
American Indian
n/a
1%
Academy Of The Canyons American Indian Students (2001-2007)
Asian
32%
11%
Academy Of The Canyons Asian Students (2002-2016)
Hispanic
20%
54%
Academy Of The Canyons Black Students (2002-2016)
Black
1%
6%
Academy Of The Canyons Black Students (2002-2016)
White
42%
24%
Academy Of The Canyons White Students (2002-2016)
Hawaiian
n/an/a
Academy Of The Canyons Hawaiian Students (2010-2012)
Two or more races
5%
4%
Academy Of The Canyons Two Or More Races Students (2011-2016)
All Ethnic GroupsAcademy Of The Canyons All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownCA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.690.41
Academy Of The Canyons Diversity Score (2002-2016)
Graduation Rate≥95%
83%
Academy Of The Canyons Graduation Rate (2011-2016)
Eligible for Free Lunch
8%
50%
Academy Of The Canyons Eligible for Free Lunch (2006-2016)
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
9%
Academy Of The Canyons Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2008-2016)

    District Comparison

    • The school district of Academy Of The Canyons is William S. Hart Union High School District, which is ranked within the top 20% of all 983 school districts in California (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
    • William S. Hart Union High School District's student population of 26,725 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
    • The district's graduation rate of 95% has increased from 94% over five school years.
    • The revenue/student of $8,130 in this district is less than the state average of $11,049. The district revenue/student has declined by 15% over four school years.
    • The district's spending/student of $8,328 is less than the state average of $11,340. The district spending/student has declined by 12% over four school years.
    School District NameWilliam S. Hart Union High School District
    Number of Schools
    Managed
    20
    4
    Number of Students Managed26,7251,585
    William S. Hart Union High School District Students Managed (1988-2016)
    District Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
    52%
    37%
    District Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
    72%
    48%
    District Graduation Rate
    95%
    83%
    District Total Revenue$214 MM$18 MM
    District Spending$220 MM$18 MM
    District Revenue / Student$8,130$11,049
    District Spending / Student$8,328$11,340
    School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
    Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

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    School Reviews

      4.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
    5  
    This school was amazing. Unlike other schools I attended, they are way more about the education of students. They wanted to see the students succeed in life. The classes were difficult, but so worth it. The school doesn't big sporting events because of the small size, but there are still many benefits of a small school. We were able to play capture the flag, flag football, basketball, and many many other fun activities. Also, with the small school size you know everybody in the hallway. I knew every single person in my graduating class. We are all one big family at AOC.
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    5  
    Academy of the Canyons is an amazing school. It's very diverse and unique school- everyone gets along. The seniors are best friends with freshmen, the students are great friends with teachers. We have a very positive environment at AOC.
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    This school's criteria was a mandatory interview for both parents and student prior to acceptance. The rules of the game were changed in the middle of the process to accommodate their staff when they could not handle the amount of applications that came in and interviews that needed to be conducted. They held a lottery instead that had nothing to do with a student's merit or willingness to attend and in the process broke my daughter's heart. Principal would not even return a phone call for any explanation. I wonder if perhaps this is the way this school is operated also (?). Maybe the true entrance criteria is located on Earlycolleges.org.
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