Preuss School, UCSD opened in 1999 to provide the community with an alternative to traditional schools by focusing on low-income students. The school serves students in 6th through 12th grades with a college prep curriculum that offers students the opportunity to be the first college graduates in their families. The school is operated by University of San Diego.
Along with core subjects, the school offers sports and other extracurricular activities for its students to participate in which includes soccer, cross-country, volleyball, basketball and Lacrosse. There are extra curricular activities that include dances, science festivals volunteer days, student council, parent council and college prep courses. Parents and students alike are very happy with all of the choices.
Parents are thrilled with the curriculum and the teachers that treat all students with respect and welcome each student like family. The school is very encouraging which gives parents hope when it seemed like their children were being left behind. The school is small which is what the students love and they say their teachers really listen to them. Several students stated that since the school is small they know of the students and teachers, which makes the community more like family than a school.
The Academic Performance Index showed a decrease of 7 points from the previous year to a score of 892. The statewide goal is 800. Parents are pleased with the number and know that the decrease is just a way for the school to learn what areas need improvement.
The California Standards Tests is used to learn if students are mastering core subjects. The various tests are given to 2nd through 11th grades in English, grades 2nd through 7th are given tests in math, and science tests are administered to students in grades 5th, 8th, and 10th, while history tests are given to students in 8th and 11th grades.
The percentage of students passing the exams was above and below the state averages across the 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th and 11th grade exams. The majority of the percentages surpassed the state averages.
California uses the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) to test high school students’ skills in English language arts and mathematics. the students at Preuss School, UCSD passed both exams with an impressive 99%.
The school is providing students with an education that they will carry with them through their educational careers. For more information schedule a tour and speak with the teachers about your child’s future.
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Preuss School, UCSD
9500 Gilman Dr., MC 0536
La Jolla, CA 92093-0536