School Details

Soar Charter Academy

198 W. Mill Street, San Bernardino, CA 92408
(909) 888-3300
3

(out of 10)

Charter Grades K-7 407 students 17 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

42%
37%
56%
65%
51%
65%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • San Bernardino City Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

31%
28%
46%
37%
54%
66%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • San Bernardino City Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

55%
49%
65%
52%
62%
72%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • San Bernardino City Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

36%
41%
60%
30%
50%
65%
35%
37%
57%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • San Bernardino City Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

44%
44%
60%
34%
41%
55%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • San Bernardino City Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

38%
42%
60%
34%
44%
52%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • San Bernardino City Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Soar Charter Academy is a charter middle school in San Bernardino. The principal of Soar Charter Academy is Trisha Lancaster and can be contacted at lncstr5pd@aol.com. 407 children attend Soar Charter Academy and identify mostly as Multiracial; Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 11% of the Soar Charter Academy students are "limited in English proficiency." 71% of the 407 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Soar Charter Academy is 17:1. Arrowview Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 5% %
Hispanic 38% 69%
White, non-Hispanic 30% 11%
Native American or Native Alaskan 3% 0.7%
Black, non-Hispanic 22% 16%
Asian 2% 2%
Unspecified 15% 1%
Filipino 0.7% 0.5%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.7% 54229%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.5%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 71% 83%
Limited English proficiency 11% 33%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    This is my second year at SOAR. I'm very impressed with all staff from teachers to admin. I will keep my grand daughter in this school until there are no additional grades that will allow her to stay. Yes very impressed

  • (1 year ago)

    Soar Charter School has developed its curriculum to teaching the students to be knowledgeable in studying for the near future and not old school ways. Unbelievable their method is of encouraging students to read and the students actually desire to be accomplished in this area. Special attention is given in all grades the act of respect and striving to be the best that can be as an individual. The students look forward to their Awards assemblies to see what the outcome of their efforts are. From; A Grandmother of two Boys that attend Soar Charter School.

  • (1 year ago)

    I love the new school and the huge play area!! It gives lots of space and room for the kids to grow. I am also sooo grateful for the junior high program. The 7th grade teachers are amazing and make sure my child succeeds.

  • (1 year ago)

    SOAR Charter Academy is a loving safe environment. My daughter attends kindergarten at SOAR and I have never seen a child more eager to want to go to school. If it were up to her she would go on the weekends as well. Her teacher is amazing and challenges her to her fullest potential. Small class sizes make the school more like a family environment. The focus on character education teaches all of the students to become productive citizens of the community.

  • (3 years ago)

    Fundraisers help pay for multiple field trips each year. The teachers and administration really care about the kids and do everything in their power to give them the education they deserve. Children of all learning levels and abilities are given the opportunity to learn and grow at their level. Each child is pushed to do better. There is a wait list for entry and siblings of current students get priority. Transferring my son here was the best choice I could have ever made concerning his education. The local elementary school at the district had him labeled as a trouble maker in kinder because of his short attention span. He is now reading and doing math several grades ahead.

  • (4 years ago)

    'This is the best school ever!!! I think the teachers really push the kids to be the best that they can be.

  • (4 years ago)

    SOAR gives my children a place to go when there are no other schools I could imagine enrolling them in. They offer a place for students parents and staff who have a desire for better.

  • (4 years ago)

    Soar Academy is THE BEST school i ever put my son in. Words can not explain how understanding loving and focused on our children education Soar has. School leadershipIS FAR MOST the top 1 0000 in my books!!Excellent teachers. THE BEST SCHOOL SAN BERNARDINO HAS TO OFFER!!! #1

  • (4 years ago)

    My sister's school is filled with a caring staff! That's where kids SOAR!

  • (4 years ago)

    Its the best school in the area. Like the after school program.

  • (4 years ago)

    I think the children are wonderful! The teachers do so well with being patient and kind to the kids.

  • (4 years ago)

    Soar is a great school with great teachers faculty and most of all great students. They deserve this so much. They all work so hard.

  • (4 years ago)

    There is no doubt that the teachers at Soar truly love their students have pride in their school and stand by their mission statement.

  • (4 years ago)

    SOAR provides the children and families of its community with a great educational program that meets students' needs to succeed!

  • (4 years ago)

    It offers students a well balanced curriculm. It allows for a welcoming environment for all learners teachers administrators and parents

  • (4 years ago)

    I love the teaching staff the curriculum and the character development the school has. SOAR cares about the whole child and strives to set the foundation for responsible citizens.

  • (4 years ago)

    The staff is the best staff in the world!

  • (4 years ago)

    Very positive results are evident in students attending Soar Chater Academy.

  • (4 years ago)

    Academy who cares about the students learning abilities

  • (4 years ago)

    it's a great school with wonderful teachers.. teachers with a passion to lead this kids onto a world with a zest for learning.

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