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Public Safety Academy

Preschool | Grades 5-12 | San Bernardino City Unified
1494 East Art Townsend Dr
San Bernardino, CA 92408
(909) 382-2211

About This School

Public Safety Academy is located in San Bernardino, CA and is one of 80 schools in San Bernardino City Unified School District. It is a charter school that serves 133 students in grades 5-12.

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 Public Safety Academy'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.

Public Safety Academy had an API growth score of 764 in 2010. California uses the Academic Performance Index (API) to measure annual school performance and year-to-year improvement. Public Safety Academy's 2010 base score was 744 and the school did meet its 2010 school-wide growth target.

In 2010, Public Safety Academy had 14 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)

41% 59%

Subsidized Lunch (2009)


District Spending (2010)

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Public Safety Academy Reviews

By a Parent on

Looks good on the surface, but once you take a closer look  some real concerns about school and what they market.  No API scores due to alledge teacher misconduct during testing, no more college criminal justice or fire science courses offered and questionable police and fire training, not the same level as in past years.  School has lost it's focus

By a Parent on

Fire training non-existent.  Photo on web site over 3 years old.  Ask staff the last time a PSA student actually particpated in real fire training.  Stopped after former CEO left, no fire backing, in fact the one fire fighter member on board recently resigned due to "antics of board members".  School is a joke.  My student will be back in public school next year

By a Parent on

Staff constantly bickering, school board with personal agendas and no real fire or police training takes place.  Put my student back in public school and doing much better

By , a Parent on

My son attends Public Safety Academy and he is so happy in this environment. He has learned so much in so little time and loves going to this school. The teachers and staff are great. I couldn't ask for a bigger blessing!

By a Parent on

Pulled my son from this school today (Sept 2011). The school does not follow their own written rules and provide little extracurricular activities such as police or fire department training. This school is a joke. Please check it out before you place your children there.

By on

If the San Bernardino Unified School District had more schools like this school, we would have less juvenile troubled problems in our area. The teachers and staff at Public Safety Academy work hard to teach these kids not just education but morals.

By a Parent on

Public Safety Academy does not adequately prepare students for college. The requirements for getting an "A" in a class at this school does not compare to other public schools in the area (including alternative high schools). They have a high teacher turn-around and there is no cohesive education going on there. Administrators are way out of touch and in my opinion not savvy when it comes to education. Make sure to ask many questions when considering enrolling your child in this school.

By , a Parent on

I love being a parent of two students at Public Safety Academy.
A soon-to-be high schooler, and a middle schooler.
Great school.  Great education.  Great opportunities!

By a Parent on

I wish I had known about Public Safety Academy sooner.  My son started in his junior year.   In that year he has become so confident and determined to achieve his future goals in life.  His dream since a young age is to get into law enforcement, and with the Academy's help and no-tolerance rule, his dream looks more promising.  His attitude is respectful not only to others but to himself as well.  My thanks and gratitude to the staff of PSA. Keep up the great work.

By a Parent on

I've heard a lot of good things about the Public Safety Academy and my son will be starting 7th grade and wants to be a fireman. I've heard this is a great school to put him in to give him experience in that field.

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