Soar High (Students on Academic Rise) in Lancaster, CA - Niche

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    Public, Alternative
  • Reviews
    527 3.8
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Soar High (Students on Academic Rise) is a public alternative school in Lancaster, California. It has 384 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 94% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 527 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

3041 W. Ave. K
Lancaster, CA 93536
(661) 722-6300

Ratings and Reviews
3.8 from 527 reviews
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    • High School Sophomore
    • 5
    Overall Experience: This school is a small school comprised of about 100 students in each grade level (9-12). Teachers here really try to help you succeed into going into a four year college and give out information knowing that you will have a one-to-one close relationship. Since students are already in college and can be able to obtain their IGETC and/or an AA degree, there is times where it can be stressful and hard. They are suppose to act as adults on campus, however, try to act as a normal high school teen. Everyone at school basically knows each other and there is stuff competition because only the best of the best in the AV get accepted.
    • High School Junior
    • 4
    Health & Safety: The school is very safe and a nice environment to be in
    • High School Junior
    • 4
    Administration & Policies: No on really gets into trouble at our school so i don't see disciplinary actions take place
    • High School Junior
    • 1
    Sports & Fitness: We have no sports teams or any kind of sports to participate in.
    • High School Junior
    • 3
    Teachers: Most of the teachers at the school are very nice and caring however there are a few that i wish i had not met

Academics Read more about this school's academics

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1.66 Desert Sands Charter School Public, Charter
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2.00 Endeavour Middle School Public
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1.66 Sierra Elementary School Public
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1.66 Lancaster Alternative & Virtual Academies Public, Alternative
1.00 Crossroads Community Day Public, Alternative
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1.66 Mariposa Elementary School Public
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2.66 Antelope Valley High School Public, Magnet
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2.33 Desert Winds Continuation High School Public, Alternative
1.33 Linda Verde Elementary School Public
1.66 New Vista Middle School Public
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Westside Christian School Private, Religious
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1.66 Lincoln Elementary School Public
2.66 Cottonwood Elementary School Public
3.00 Anaverde Hills Public
2.00 David G. Millen Intermediate Public
2.00 Summerwind Elementary School Public
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Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
Academies of the Antelope Valley 3 mi. 237
2.66 Vasquez High School 13 mi. 436
1.66 Mojave Junior/Senior High School 26 mi. 320
Bowman (Jereann) High School 26 mi. 519
3.33 Community Charter Early College High School 30 mi. 440

Around Soar High (Students on Academic Rise)

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Student Demographics Read more about this school's student culture and diversity


Female 60%
Male 39%

Student Diversity

Soar High (Students on Academic Rise) United States Academies of the Antelope Valley Bowman (Jereann) High School Community Charter Early College High School Mojave Junior/Senior High School Vasquez High School
Hispanic 56.0% 25.0% 43.0% 60.0% 95.0% 59.0% 33.0%
White 20.0% 51.0% 23.0% 27.0% 0% 20.0% 57.0%
African American 15.0% 15.0% 18.0% 4.0% 2.0% 15.0% 0%
Asian 4.0% 4.8% 4.0% 4.0% 1.0% 1.0% 1.0%
Multiracial 2.0% 2.8% 9.0% 1.0% 0% 1.0% 4.0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 1.0% 1.0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%


Grade 9 31.5%
Grade 10 25.5%
Grade 11 23.7%
Grade 12 19.3%

Educational Outcomes Read more about this school's educational outcomes

Student Opinions

If you could do it all over again, would you still want to go to this school?     Based on 52 responses

  • 79% Yes
  • 12% Not sure.
  • 10% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 43 responses

  • 25% College preparation
  • 18% Caring teachers
  • 16% Like minded students
  • 15% Almost completely bully free
  • 8% Opportunitites
  • 8% AVID
  • 5% Hands on
  • 2% Go in and out of campus as you please
  • 1% Experiences with friends
  • 1% Family-like environment

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 38 responses

  • 23% Stress overload
  • 19% People who shouldn't be there, but are
  • 19% Lunch Food
  • 11% Competition
  • 9% Crowded Hallways
  • 6% Overestimates students
  • 3% Emotional instablility
  • 2% You don't have to dress to impress
  • 2% School disorganization
  • 2% Fundraising
  • 1% Teachers who don't do their job
  • 1% Lack of socialism

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 44 responses

  • 86% Requires students to take college classes
  • 5% It has a completely avid and stem curriculum.
  • 5% AVID and STEM, as well as college classes.
  • 2% Everything
  • 2% Despite everything, students are dedicated

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 42 responses

  • 76% College Orientated
  • 14% Focus
  • 5% Intense
  • 5% Physically and emotionally exhausting

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 45 responses

  • 51% Do not procrastinate
  • 16% You are expected to act like an adult! Behave.
  • 4% Have a very flexible scheduale that can be changed
  • 2% Truly embrace the experience and work your hardest
  • 2% Be willing to sacrifice something to succeed

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 34 responses

  • 26% I love everything about this school.
  • 65% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 9% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.