My son entered OPP its first year and he didn't do well at all. He was uninterested with going to school and wasn't too fond of the students. He didn't try at all and received F's on his report cards. I knew that he had the ability to do the work, but he just wasn't trying. I thought about taking him out of the school the next year because of the distance we had to travel. I decided to make him continue there because I always taught him to finish what you start and make my lack of funds and gas count for something because I was making a sacrifice for him. During the 8th he decided to turn it around for the better. He started doing and finishing his schoolwork and homework, and participating in his classes. He started receiving awards and it felt good to him to finally achieve something because he was uninterested in the school years prior. When 8th promotion came he received two awards, the Silver Scholar and the Principals awards. He and I were so proud of him I wasn't expecting that so I was in tears! All of my lecturing and staying on him finally paid off! The staff was a big help too, especially Ms. Simmons! Unfortunately this was her last year so she will be missed. Ty!
I LOVE this school. I am SO glad to not be dealing with Sac Unified! This school is new, and runs approx 9 hours a day for classes. Students are referred to as "Scholars" and are expected to show up prepared to do their work. They don't have homework . . . they have "Professional Work" in the evenings . . . it's all part of their "job". This school, as well as PS7 and Sac High, is college focused, and keeps kids on track! Mine happens to be on an IEP that I had to scream at the SCUSD to not only get, but to maintain properly. This school asks me what they can do to help. It's small. Lots of personalized attention when needed. I cannot say enough good things about Oak Park Preparatory Academy! And did I mention that while she was below grade level, especially in reading, all her scores are up to level now!?!?! Her reading jumped 3.5 grade levels in one year!!! Leaving Sutter in the dust :-D
Oak park prep ls a great school I just believe that the teacher at the school need some improvent on their teaching skills and when I say this I mean making sure when they(teachers) leave the class that the students understand the material.
My son is a current 8th grader at this school. We took a chance on this school being that it was just opened and his class was the first class. He started out with his CST scores as below basic and reading at a 2nd grade level, The teachers encouraged him to do better we saw him succeed in areas he failed in years prior. After his CST scores came back we knew we made a great choice! He is now proficient in math and 6 points shy of proficient in reading! he is now 7-8th grade level of reading just in this one year he improved so much. I am proud of him and all of his success and extremely happy we made this choice to be our son's school for his Jr High years. Thank you to all of the teachers and staff for being on him and supporting him and our family in helping us guide him in the direction of success! Thank you OPP!
Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.
The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.
To start a new list, click OK. Otherwise click Cancel.
Thank you! You will begin to receive newsletters from us shortly.
Great work! Only one more step. Now we just need you to verify your email address. Please click on the link in the email we just sent you to complete your registration.
Great work! Only one more step. Now we just need you to verify your email address. Please click on the link in the email we just sent you to submit your review.
Please click on the link in the verification email we just sent you to complete your change of email address.
Whoops! It looks like we still need to verify your email. To do so, please click on the link in the email we sent you. Can't find the e-mail? Click the button below and we'll send you a new one.
Thanks for registering. Welcome to GreatSchools, the largest online community committed to improving educational outcomes through parental involvement.
Thanks for verifying your updated email address.
Oops! You haven't verified your email address yet. To do so, please click on the link in the email we sent you. Can't find the email? Click the button below to receive a new one.
Oops! That email verification link has expired. Please click the button below to receive a new one.
Create an account to submit your answers.
Sign in with an existing GreatSchools account or using Facebook:
Your review has been posted to GreatSchools.
Share with friends! Post your opinion of Oak Park Preparatory Academy on Facebook.
Welcome to GreatSchools!
For principals and school officials, we offer a special Enhanced School Profile (ESP) which allows you to update and add information about your school, as well as respond to reviews. If you are a school official, click Continue to start.
Please note that it can take up to 48 hours for your comment to be posted to our site. While you're here, we'd like to invite you to fill out a survey on your school's programs, activities, and extracurriculars. It only takes a few minutes and will help parents get a full picture of your school.
Get started now! You have successfully registered and can now start updating your Official School Profile. The information you provide is extremely valuable in helping parents and students learn more about your school, so thanks for taking the time!
Thank you for registering as a school leader. We just need to verify your email address. We've sent you an email - please click on the link in that message to get started editing your school's information!
Thanks! We just sent you an email – please click on the link in the email to post your answers.
Get timely updates for Oak Park Preparatory Academy, including performance data and recently posted user reviews.