University Preparatory Academy Charter


Student Enrollment
Best High School in California
 Rating 10 out of 10
Grades 7th grade to 12th grade
School District Santa Clara County Office of Education
Type Public
 Phone (408)723-1839
 Location 2315 Canoas Garden Ave.
San Jose, CA 95125
Charter School Yes

University Preparatory Academy Charter has an academic rating significantly above the average for California high schools based on its high test performance and high AP course participation. It is ranked 42nd in the best public high schools in California.



The University Preparatory Academy Charter student body is predominantly Hispanic with a sizeable Multiracial population and has very high racial diversity.

Race Percent Students
Asian Pacific23%132
Native American Indian0%0
Hawaiian Pacific Inlander0.7%4
Two or more races25.3%145

Family Income

vs. other California high schools
Upper 13.1%

15.5% percent of the school's students are eligible for free lunch under the National School Lunch Program compared to the California high school median of 48.5%. By this measure, University Preparatory Academy Charter students are largely upper income and rank 166th in California for high school student family income.

Enrollment by Grade

Grade Students
7th Grade93
8th Grade97


State Standardized Test Performance

10 out of 10

Rank: 58th in California

Students at University Preparatory Academy Charter scored an average 74% of students proficient for math and reading as tested by the California Department of Education. Performance is significantly above the state high school median of 42% proficiency and places the school's test performance in the top 5.6% of California high schools.

Test Proficiency By Gender

Gender Math Proficient Reading Proficient
Girls60% to 64%*85% to 89%*
Boys70% to 74%*80% to 84%*

State Test Proficiency by Subgroup

Subgroup Math Proficient Reading Proficient
American Indian--
Asian & Pacific Islander75% to 79%*85% to 89%*
Black40% to 59%*60% to 79%*
Hispanic40% to 44%*65% to 69%*
White60% to 79%*80% or more*
With Disabilitessuppressed*suppressed*
Limited Englishsuppressed*suppressed*

*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.

College Admission Test Scoring

Average SAT Score

The average SAT score for University Preparatory Academy Charter students in 2016 was 1204.

College Admission Test Participation

9 out of 10

Rank: 95th in California

104 out of 175 junior and senior of students took either the ACT or SAT test (59%). College admission testing participation is significantly above the California median rate of 29% and in the top 11% for participation.

AP Course and Test Performance

7 out of 10

Rank: 267th in California

University Preparatory Academy Charter offers 12 AP courses. 54 percent of grade nine through twelve students are enrolled in at least one AP class. The AP participation rate is in the 99% percentile and significantly above the median AP enrollment rate for all California schools of 21%. University Preparatory Academy Charter had 179 taking AP exams with a 131 passing at least one exam. The AP pass rate is in the 70% percentile and somewhat above the state median of 55 percent.

School State
AP Test Pass Rate 73% 55%
Students enrolled in an AP class 54% 21%
AP Math Enrollment Rate 9%
AP Science Enrollment Rate 20%
AP Other Enrollment Rate 48%
AP Courses Offered 12

Learning Environment

Absenteeism Rate

School State
Overall Chronic Absenteeism Rate0%14%
Female Chronic Absenteeism Rate0%
Male Chronic Absenteeism Rate0%

Safety and Discipline

Police Referral Rate

Group Percent Referrals
All Students0%0
California Median0%

Police Arrest Rate

Group Percent Arrests
All Students0%0

Expulsion Rate

Group Percent Expulsions
All Students0%0
California Median0%

In-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students0%0
California Median0.3%

Out-of-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students2.4%13


University Preparatory Academy Charter
2315 Canoas Garden Ave.
San Jose, CA

10 out of 10 1


Santa Clara County Office of Education
San Jose, CA