Academy Of The Canyons

  • Academy Of The Canyons serves 387 students in grades 9-12.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 32:1 is higher than the CA average of 24:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 58% of the student body (majority Asian), which is less than the 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 99% graduation rate is higher than the CA state average of 83%.

School Overview

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

School Comparison

This School(CA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio32:124:1
Academy Of The Canyons Student Teacher Ratio (2002-2015)
American Indian
n/a
1%
Academy Of The Canyons American Indian Students (2001-2007)
Asian
32%
11%
Academy Of The Canyons Asian Students (2001-2015)
Hispanic
20%
54%
Academy Of The Canyons Black Students (2001-2015)
Black
1%
6%
Academy Of The Canyons Black Students (2001-2015)
White
42%
24%
Academy Of The Canyons White Students (2001-2015)
Hawaiian
n/a
1%
Academy Of The Canyons Hawaiian Students (2010-2012)
Two or more races
5%
3%
Academy Of The Canyons Two Or More Races Students (2011-2015)
All Ethnic GroupsAcademy Of The Canyons All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownCA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.690.41
Academy Of The Canyons Diversity Score (2001-2015)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
8%
50%
Academy Of The Canyons Eligible for Free Lunch (2006-2015)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
2%
9%
Academy Of The Canyons Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2008-2015)

District Comparison

  • William S. Hart Union High School District's student population of 26,948 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The district's graduation rate of 99% has increased from 98% over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $8,363 in this district is less than the state average of $10,966. The district revenue/student has declined by 6% over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $8,566 is less than the state average of $11,255. The district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
School District NameWilliam S. Hart Union High School District
Number of Schools
Managed
20
4
Number of Students Managed26,9481,597
William S. Hart Union High School District Students Managed (1990-2015)
Graduation Rate99%83%
William S. Hart Union High School District Graduation Rate (2003-2015)
District Total Revenue$214 MM$18 MM
William S. Hart Union High School District District Total Revenue (1996-2015)
District Spending$220 MM$18 MM
William S. Hart Union High School District District Spending (1996-2015)
District Revenue / Student$8,363$10,966
William S. Hart Union High School District District Revenue / Student (1995-2015)
District Spending / Student$8,566$11,255
William S. Hart Union High School District District Spending / Student (1995-2015)
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

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School Reviews

  4.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
5  7/7/2017
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  6/23/2017
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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2  5/9/2011
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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