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City High tops most-improved Tucson charter high schools

City High tops most-improved Tucson charter high schools
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By Hoodline - Published on August 21, 2019.

How do the charter high schools in Tucson stack up?

We analyzed newly released data from Niche.com — including comprehensive report cards, rankings and reviews — to find out how schools in your area are performing and which have made the biggest leaps over the past year.

City High School's overall rating improved the most among similar schools in Tucson, rising from a B+ to an A-, according to data from Niche.

For the 2019-2020 school year, the school, located at 48 E. Pennington St., enrolls 184 students. Niche gave the school mixed grades: B+ on an A-D scale for academics, B for administration and B for clubs and activities.

The overall ranking comes from Niche's proprietary algorithms. A school's ranking might change due to many factors, including the relative rankings of similar schools and whether a school gained or lost peers due to openings or closings. Other numbers come from current public data from the U.S. government.

Academically, 45% of City High School's students scored as proficient or above in math, and 55% did so in reading. That's compared to city averages of 21% in math and 29% in reading.

While some charter high schools in Tucson are moving up the ranks, others are consistently top-rated overall, including:

  • Arizona College Prep Academy (ACPA), with an overall rating of A.
  • Academy of Tucson High School, with an A rating overall.
  • Sonoran Science Academy - Davis Monthan, rated A- overall.

Want more of the latest intel on Tucson schools? Hoodline also analyzed the latest Niche ratings for the city's public high schools.


This story was created automatically using data from Niche.com, then reviewed by an editor before publication. Click here for more about how and why Hoodline is automating local news. Got thoughts about what we're doing? Go here to share your feedback.