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Tri-City College Prep High School

Charter | 9-12 | 196 students


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Situated in a small town neighborhood. The median home value is $164,300. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $780.

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Posted January 5, 2014

Really, I don't know how anyone could not love this school as a parent. It's a fun, safe environment with plenty of extracurriculars focused on getting your child the best possible education. As a student, I must admit it is a lot of work. If you are not ready for dedication and a little less sleep, then this school is not for you. However, it has given me great experiences and work habits; I would definitely recommend TCP to any determined student.
—Submitted by a student

Posted July 9, 2011

amazing really, im going into my junior year and let me tell you its not easy but it is worth it. i have a support system and and can get all the help from all the teachers. i wouldnt go anywhere else. i love tri city!! i would recommened it to anyone(=
—Submitted by a student

Posted June 2, 2010

Back in 2006 I wrote a review and somehow when I posted it, it only marked 1 star, this is certainly not true, it was at that time atleast a 5 star school. Now my daughter who graduated 3 years ago from there is in her Sr Year at a private University in AK going for her BS in Marine Biology. I truly feel that the base set up for her at Tri-City has helped her succeed so well at her University.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted May 3, 2010

I am nearing the end of my freshman year and all I can say is that my A+ did NOT come easily. It takes hard work and dedication, but it's worth it if you want a quality education. The only thing I don't like about it is that there aren't very many extra curriculars. I love our teachers. They really know what they are doing and they are around anytime you need them for help. The students are respectful and hard working and are very involved in what goes on with the school.
—Submitted by a student

Posted April 17, 2008

Great school growing with excellence ... College classes available ... My kid loves her school ... The programs are great .....
—Submitted by a parent

Posted August 23, 2006

I love Tri-City College Prep High School no drugs or violence and i feel safe
—Submitted by a student

Posted July 18, 2006

We really love this school and the opportunities it provides. The teachers and staff really put the effort into preparing students for college. The staff are highly qualified and certified teachers, most of the teachers have masters degrees or higher. The classes are definitely more difficult and do require a lot of effort, but the teachers really do want the students to succeed and they are very willing to help in any way they can. The availablity of college classes during the day is a great way to get a jump-start on college. Students can pretty much complete their freshman year of college while still in high school! As far as extracurricular activities, TCP keeps growing. They offer most of the popular sports (except football) as well as some unique sports like cricket and rowing. There are really a lot of extracurricular activities for such a small school.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted January 20, 2006

No facilitities, tyrant runs the school yard with an iron ruler. Some of the teachers stack up, but with the heavy rotation of faculty who knows any more.
—Submitted by a former student

Posted June 15, 2005

I love how this school is small and how my child can enjoy the teahcers helping them and still knowing all the students so she's comfortable
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Posted May 25, 2005

My daughter attends this school just finishing her Soph year and I have been extremely pleased. The small class sizes allow her to receive more individual help then she would in a larger school. The classes offered are of high level and the standards expected are of the highest level as well. This school expects the students to go on to college and I feel that this attitude helps the students to expect it as well.
—Submitted by a parent

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The state average for Math was 64% in 2014.









The state average for Reading was 86% in 2014.









The state average for Science was 39% in 2014.







The state average for Writing was 74% in 2014.








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Source: Arizona Department of Education

  • In 2010-2011, this school was designated "Excelling".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was designated "Excelling".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was designated "Excelling".

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Arizona uses AZ LEARNS Achievement Profiles to indicate schools' overall performance each year. For elementary and middle schools, the profiles are based on current and historical aggregated AIMS results, MAP results and whether or not the school made Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP). For high schools, AIMS results, AYP status and graduation/dropout rates are used. Schools are identified as Excelling, Highly Performing, Performing Plus, Performing, Underperforming, Failing to Meet Academic Standards or Pending.

Source: Arizona Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 83% 42%
Hispanic 14% 43%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 2% 0%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
Black 1% 5%
Two or more races 1% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 2%N/A47%
Female 56%N/A49%
Male 44%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Prescott, AZ 86301
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