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University Preparatory School

Preschool | Grades 6-12 | Shasta Union High
2200 Eureka Way
Redding, CA 96001
(530) 245-2790

About This School

University Preparatory School is located in Redding, CA and is one of 15 schools in Shasta Union High School District. It is a charter school that serves 817 students in grades 6-12.

Charter schools are public schools, but differ from traditional public schools in that they are independent and are operated by educators, parents, community leaders, educational entrepreneurs, or others. Funding for charter schools is based on designated local or state educational organizations. Those organizations are responsible for monitoring and assessing the quality and effectiveness of education, but permit the schools to operate outside of the traditional public school education system. See University Preparatory 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.

University Preparatory School had an API growth score of 910 in 2012. California uses the Academic Performance Index (API) to measure annual school performance and year-to-year improvement. University Preparatory School's 2012 base score was 897 and the school did meet its 2012 school-wide growth target.

In 2010, University Preparatory School had 24 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The California average is 24 students per full-time equivalent teacher.

Student Ethnicity (2011)

Students (2011)

817

Students Per Teacher (2010)

Female/Male (2011)

51% 49%

Subsidized Lunch (2011)

25.6%
eligible

District Spending (2010)

$9,124
per student
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University Preparatory School Reviews

By , a Parent on

I believe that UPrep is an exceptional school and I feel lucky to have this school available for my children.  My son just started his freshman year, and his fourth year at this school.  It is a small charter school that wants to stay small.  His graduating 8th grade class had 126 kids in it.  The teachers all know the kids and the kids really get a chance to know each other.  

The school very much emphasizes academics.  They require the students to take Latin in Middle School before they are able to take a foreign language. They offer more AP classes than any other school in our area.  The kids are allowed to progress as needed--such that my son is taking Algebra II and Honors Chemistry as a freshman, since he was able to take Geometry in Middle School.

The school is also very big in the arts.  They have a great vocal/choir program and a great concert and jazz band.  The drama programs always puts on musicals and does a great job.

They also offer all the sports that the other local schools offer.  While they struggled during their early years, the sports program is improving greatly.  We have been winning swimming meets, doing well at cross country and tennis, and are starting to win football games.  Soccer and baseball are also good sports at this school.

The teachers and the staff really care about the kids.  They want to see the children excel and move on to college.  The school offers college trips to allow the students to see what different colleges are like.  They work with the kids to help them get ready for college, including applying for scholarships.

Overall, I am thrilled with this school.  My oldest daughter will start there next year as a sixth grader and my youngest will start in another five years.  I would not consider moving my kids from this school and the opportunity that they are being given.

By , a Parent on

I believe that UPrep is an exceptional school and I feel lucky to have this school available for my children.  My son just started his freshman year, and his fourth year at this school.  It is a small charter school that wants to stay small.  His graduating 8th grade class had 126 kids in it.  The teachers all know the kids and the kids really get a chance to know each other.  

The school very much emphasizes academics.  They require the students to take Latin in Middle School before they are able to take a foreign language. They offer more AP classes than any other school in our area.  The kids are allowed to progress as needed--such that my son is taking Algebra II and Honors Chemistry as a freshman, since he was able to take Geometry in Middle School.

The school is also very big in the arts.  They have a great vocal/choir program and a great concert and jazz band.  The drama programs always puts on musicals and does a great job.

They also offer all the sports that the other local schools offer.  While they struggled during their early years, the sports program is improving greatly.  We have been winning swimming meets, doing well at cross country and tennis, and are starting to win football games.  Soccer and baseball are also good sports at this school.

The teachers and the staff really care about the kids.  They want to see the children excel and move on to college.  The school offers college trips to allow the students to see what different colleges are like.  They work with the kids to help them get ready for college, including applying for scholarships.

Overall, I am thrilled with this school.  My oldest daughter will start there next year as a sixth grader and my youngest will start in another five years.  I would not consider moving my kids from this school and the opportunity that they are being given.

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