School Details

Temecula Preparatory School

35777 Abelia Street, Winchester, CA 92596
(951) 926-6776
8

(out of 10)

Charter Grades K-12 1050 students 16 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

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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
  • Temecula Valley Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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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
  • Temecula Valley Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

89%
85%
65%
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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
  • Temecula Valley Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

87%
82%
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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
  • Temecula Valley Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

86%
80%
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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
  • Temecula Valley Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

76%
87%
86%
78%
76%
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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
  • Temecula Valley Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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78%
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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
  • Temecula Valley Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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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
  • Temecula Valley Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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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.
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  • Temecula Valley Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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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
  • Temecula Valley Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Temecula Preparatory School is a charter high school in Winchester. The principal of Temecula Preparatory School is Scott Phillips, J.D., whose e-mail is khenson@heritagecharters.org. 1,050 children attend Temecula Preparatory School and identify as Multiracial; White, non-Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 0.7% of the Temecula Preparatory School students are "limited in English proficiency." 9% of the 1,050 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Temecula Preparatory School is 16:1. Vista Murrieta High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Photography
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 9% %
White, non-Hispanic 50% 50%
Black, non-Hispanic 4% 4%
Filipino 4% 6%
Asian 4% 4%
Hispanic 30% 20%
Unspecified 0.4% 14%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 1.0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.1% 29972%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.6%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 9% 13%
Limited English proficiency 0.7% 7%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    My son is in 2nd grade and he loves his teacher and school! This year he has already learned about Middle Eastern Chinese French and Viking history. TPS offers a free drama program after school that he is participating in too. Recently the school added a new science project with rainbow trout that has captured his attention and piqued his interest in science! It's a GREAT school!

  • (1 year ago)

    TPS HAS changed. My middle/high school kids see it and we do too. I've asked some of our teachers why they all seem so stressed/tense why the high turnover teachers leaving abruptly being fired but most won't discuss it. A few did. The board and headmaster are trying to build more schools based on TPS and teachers are working ungodly hours to provide curriculum in addition to their regular work. TPS has wonderful teachers who sound like they work in a sweat shop fearful of being fired if they say anything! TPS students should be the priority not students at a school that doesn t exist yet. I've asked about our concerns at meetings and was told they are building new schools and this is required. The quality of the academics and rigor is also dropping. Most of my kids' tests are being changed to multiple choice and fill in. This is not classical or rigorous! Even if they take Common Core tests online the other tests should keep TPS standards. And sadly my kids tell us the dress code is not enforced because of fear of lawsuits. Didn't we all sign a contract saying we would follow it? Stress tension fear dumbing down? Please bring back the school we love so much!!

  • (1 year ago)

    My son graduated from Temecula Prep on May 31st 2013. His Senior year he faced constant obstacles thrown at him by the staff of Temecula Preparatory School. The disciplinary team at the school targets students by who they hang out with. This school is sexist towards males and constantly makes up different rules to get people into trouble. For example if a boy did something to get in trouble he would get detention for 3 days and more than likely a suspension but if a girl were to do something they would either get off with one detention or no punishment at all.

  • (1 year ago)

    As a 10+ year TPS "veteran" I also feel well-positioned to speak about the organization as a whole as well as the teaching staff and the changes that are inevitable in a small school. The school leaders have no control over what teachers decide to stay home with their new babies or what teachers move out of the area because of jobs their spouses have taken or what teachers resign for personal reasons but they do have control over moving teachers out who aren't the best fit for the school. I support each of those changes and am happy that our kids aren't forced to have a teacher who no longer truly cares about teaching but is just there for "a job". The TPS teachers and admin are the hardest working group of individuals one can hope to have and belittling such a great program with anonymous falsehoods is cowardly and just mean. A better use of that passion would be to support your kids' school AND principal. If you have a concern go talk to that person. I'm sure you will find the experience to be a positive one. Over a thousand kids are driven to the edge of the district each day to learn that it's what INSIDE that counts. Let's show them that we are worth their trust.

  • (1 year ago)

    I am also a parent of two students and a friend to many of the teachers and staff at TPS. I'm not sure what metrics the prior comment is based on but clearly TPS is not " on a rapid downward spiral". The school is transitioning in a new principal and anyone who has been a part of any organization during a transition will recognize that change can be a little bit uncomfortable at times. To personally attack the principal and make anonymous and unsubstantiated claims is reprehensible and a bit counter productive. If I were truly concerned about the leadership at the school I would arrange a meeting with the person in question or at least write a letter addressing my concerns not rant anonymously online. The Executive Director visits the campus frequently has weekly meetings with staff on campus and daily interactions with them via phone and email so I'm not sure how he could be accused of ignoring the campus. It's also a bit cynical to insinuate some diabolical plot to build a "charter school empire". There is a demand in the area resulting in a waiting list of 1800 students for TPS - how it could be construed negatively that TPS is trying to share the program with more students?

  • (1 year ago)

    I used to love coming on campus when the headmaster was around more but I don't get the same sense of welcoming from the new principal my children also say she isn't very friendly. The teachers don't seem to be as happy either and several have left which is terrible because the teachers at TPS are really what makes that place so special. All of my children feel loved by their teachers so I hope they do whatever they can to keep the good teachers. I can't believe they got rid of the lower school French program that was one huge bonus to sending our kids there and now they only offer it at the high school level and the French teacher left. My daughter has already had two French teachers two PE teachers and now two English teachers this year. Like I said I don't know what's going on but I hope they fix whatever it is so we don't lose more good teachers.

  • (1 year ago)

    Both my boys attend TPS.....excellent academic traditional classic education.......core value integrity honor & virtues. Wow what an educational program. Small graduating classes with a controlled educational setting. Sports programs are outstanding. Same site from K through 12 provides students with a solid foundation.

  • (1 year ago)

    My post keeps getting deleted and do not know why I hope this one stays on here. I have had children in this school for years we have had a mixed experiences. My High school student just graduated this year. I have seen it change in good ways and in bad. There are problems here just like all other schools there is no perfect school. In the past few years there have been problems with teachers not helping when students don't understand something. I have had my child bullied teased and singled out by a student with nothing done. This school prides itself of Virtues but there are some children and families that do not even respect much less uphold any of the Virtues. The education is wonderful it is back to the classic form of education and the uniforms are a plus. There are great children and families at this school and it is not for everyone. The simple truth is I have a bad taste because when I am told by the school "Everyone is family here" "We will help anyway we can" but then get no help at all when a problem arises that is just wrong. There are things that need to be changed here just like any other school. If you go here just keep your eyes and ears open.

  • (1 year ago)

    My daughter attends Temecula Prep and truly loves everything about it she is entering 4th grade this coming school year. As a parent my husband and I are very happy with the classic education teachers staff and of course the uniforms are a plus. However if your not prepared for a rigorous work load in school and at home this may not be the school for your child.

  • (1 year ago)

    My children attend this school and its amazing! Plea note that it's not for everyone. It's tough and yes there is a lot of homework. Most of the negative comments were posted in 2011 and staff and admin has changed.

  • (2 years ago)

    I attend Temecula Prep and will graduate in 2014. I can't find words to explain how grateful I am to be at this school. I have heard people that have left the school say how easy a regular school is. I love my school I may not get the social experience and I am not good at sports so this school really does fit me. I love learning and I love the relationship I have with my teachers. Many people may complain about the teachers etc but the staff at TPS is always asking how we feel about the teachers and if we believe it is hard enough for us. Unless a child has recently came to TPS this year you would understand all the changes staff has made for TPS. At least the school cares we are not a number at a high school we are people that almost everyone at the school has seen talked to or know on a personal level. I'm in school for the long run and I feel I'm heading down the right path. I may complain every once in awhile sometimes more than others but at the end of the day I am happy to call it my school.

  • (2 years ago)

    My child attends TPS and we like the rigorous curriculum and classic education. They are very strict with dress code and enforce the rules. The school provides a safe environment for my child and I have peace of mind when I am at work. At the beginning of the school year parents and students sign a "compact" which is a document that spells out the rules regulations dress code etc. By signing the compact we agree to abide by the rules. Another thing I like is that most volunteer activities require that parents be "cleared" which means they must be fingerprinted and fingerprints checked by DOJ and FBI. This is a wonderful school with outstanding teachers and administrators and summer camp will be open to the public. Do not take my word for it; come see for yourself what a great school this is. Note I do not work for the school. I am just a parent who feels fortunate to have a child at TPS.

  • (2 years ago)

    Temecula Prep is an amazing school. They care about my child's education and really made her switch from her former school to their own extremely smooth. They are setting her up for a great future with their rigorous curriculum and expectations. We appreciate the challenge this school provides its students while still being a warm welcoming place. The children seem to really enjoy the environment and the small community the school provides them. They are really a school family.

  • (2 years ago)

    I like the strong classical education. Latin french and a logical (chronological) approch to history. Advanced math. Memorization (the kids do some amazing recitations) which is great exercise for their brains! I like the emphasis on personal responsibility (no homework? Then they get lunch detention & no mommy can't drive it in for you... also your project is STILL due even if you're 'sick' so it had better be at school even if you arent). I think this teaches the kids serious personal responsibility for their actions. I like the uniform concept however I think it's taken WAY too far to the extreme. The amount of emphasis on placed on this is a big negative and I think it's unnecessary at the extreme it's taken. The extracurricular activities are not as many as those of other schools because are not enough kids to make large teams or clubs possible but then again the emphasis of this school is 'classical education' and that's what you will get. Kids today will be competing tommorrow with a world market and a highly educated one at that. This school WILL give your child that firm classical education background & offers GREAT help appying to college too.

  • (2 years ago)

    I I am a parent volunteer at TPS and I believe that the PTO is doing a fabulous job. I don't think I have seen a more dedicated group of parents that have nothing but the kids best interest at heart. I believe that that there are people in this world that are doers and there are those that just like to complain about everything won't lift a finger to constructively help or make the effort to be part of a team. Those folks will never be happy. We are all as involved as we choose to be or for what our time allows. Thankfully our PTO is made up of the doers who are committed dedicated & have the time. I appreciate them more than they know. Every parent at TPS is part of this fantastic group however not everyone has the time. But for those of you who do have the time set aside your negative attitude or your micromanaging personality and set an example for your children. Show what them what hard work and being part of a group can do.

  • (2 years ago)

    @ I am a parent volunteer. Great to know that you are doing your part BUT...criticism is defined as follows crit i cism [krit-uh-siz-uhm] noun 1.the act of passing judgment as to the merits of anything. 2.the act of passing severe judgment; censure; faultfinding. Now let's take a look at virtue vir tue [vur-choo] noun 1.moral excellence; goodness; righteousness. 2.conformity of one's life and conduct to moral and ethical principles; uprightness; rectitude. 3.chastity; virginity to lose one's virtue. 4.a particular moral excellence. Compare cardinal virtues natural virtue theological virtue. 5.a good or admirable quality or property the virtue of knowing one's weaknesses. In the future please be mindful of what constructive criticism is and the virtues that TPS is supposed to stand by. You have made a hurtful comment against a parent's comment that show's that you are no better then they for what they have stated. Time to look within and see that your actions may in fact be prompting others' hurt feelings! After all this is really for the kids and not self-glorification...right!?

  • (2 years ago)

    Temecula Prep did a superb job in preparing my son for college and the workforce. Finding a job isn't easy nowadays especially for a young adult. Since our experience at TPS my son has received compliments regarding his public speaking abilities and resume at almost every job interview. His confidence is high and so are his grades. Temecula Prep does much more than provide a quality education. It provides students with the skills that are necessary to live a confident virtuous and happy college life. Thanks to the teachers for their relentless work and the genuine investment made in my son's future.

  • (3 years ago)

    AGAIN as many have already said this school IS NOT for EVERYONE you attend by CHOICE if you as a parent made the WRONG choice to send your kid to a school that it not the right fit for your child then its on YOU as the parent. My three children attend TPS all have different learning styles and they all excel in different areas they are pushed and expected to seek knowledge not just want for the teacher to give you all the answers...that's college that's life. If you can't handle the heat get out of the kitchen!

  • (3 years ago)

    We LOVE this school! We feel very fortunate to have such a wonderful free school to send our children to. French Drama Music and PE are excellent compliments to the high academic standards. Home is a big part of the learning process. My son missed an assignment and recieved an F in the class since it brought down his average. Some parents might feel uneasy about this but in 4th grade it is a great way for him to learn to be responsible and remember his homework! They also teach kids skills they will use in college and beyond as a part of how they do their work which we love. I can see how some might think this school is too strict but my goal is for my children to excel in life and that takes teaching them to think for themselves learn from their actions and grow as individuals and that is exactly what this school teaches!

  • (3 years ago)

    My Daughter is absolutely soaring in kindergarten there! She loves her teacher and so do we! Finally we have found a place that is not afraid of academic excellence.

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