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Abraxas Continuation High School

Preschool | Grades 11-12 | Poway Unified
12450 Glenoak Rd
Poway, CA 92064
(858) 748-5900

About This School

Abraxas Continuation High School is located in Poway, CA and is one of 13 high schools in Poway Unified School District. It is a alt. school that serves 245 students in grades 11-12.

Alternative schools are public schools that offer nontraditional education for students whose needs cannot be met in a regular, special education, or vocational school. While alternative schools are distinct from regular, special education, and vocational schools in their teaching approach or classroom environment, they can provide similar services and/or curriculum for students. Alternative schools include schools for potential dropouts, residential treatment centers for substance abuse, schools for chronic truants, and schools for students with behavioral problems. See Abraxas Continuation High School's test results to learn more about school performance.

A school's Academic Performance Index (API) is a scale that ranges from 200 to 1000 and is calculated from the school's performance in the Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) Program. The state has set 800 as the API target for all schools to meet.

Abraxas Continuation High School had an API growth score of 572 in 2012. California uses the Academic Performance Index (API) to measure annual school performance and year-to-year improvement. Abraxas Continuation High School's 2012 base score was 484 and the school did meet its 2012 school-wide growth target.

In 2010, Abraxas Continuation High School had 23 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The California average is 24 students per full-time equivalent teacher.

Student Ethnicity (2011)

Students (2011)


Students Per Teacher (2010)

Female/Male (2011)

37% 63%

Subsidized Lunch (2011)


District Spending (2010)

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Abraxas Continuation High School Reviews

By , a Former Student on

I went to this school for only one year, and I have to say that I wish I could of been there from the beginning of High School. The whole school is based off of first names. Teachers don't look down on you like you are some lazy kid who does not want to bother with school, they treat you the way that you treat them. It is all about respect, teachers level with the students they do not act all high and superior. Education wise, it's a simple system, the teachers give you a packet, you do what is on the packet at your own pace, and then you finish. I finished a entire semester of English in about 5 weeks. I finished my classes in April and still got to walk in June. So if you feel like you are not being respected, if you feel like you need to go at your own pace, you want to meet teachers who care about you graduating, and you just want to get out of high school. This is the school for you.

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