A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    A+
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Address
1200 Pleasant Hill Rd.
Lafayette, CA 94549
Telephone
(925) 280-3970

Acalanes High School Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
82%
Percent Proficient - Math
74%
Average Graduation Rate
98%
Average SAT
1300
227 responses
Average ACT
29
100 responses
AP Enrollment
36%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
79%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.14 responses
Poll
79%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.14 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 29 responses
Report
  • Sports, junior prom and senior ball
    34%
  • Instrumental music concerts
    24%
  • Homecoming Hall Decorating
    14%
  • School plays
    7%
  • School dances
    3%
  • Rallies
    3%
  • Time of Reflection (for seniors)
    3%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,396
Free or Reduced Lunch
3%
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.17 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.17 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.17 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
20:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
13%
58%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.26 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.26 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.26 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$15,114/ year
National
$12,239
83%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.24 responses
54%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.24 responses
58%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.24 responses
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The academics itself are great! If you are more studious, there are a lot of AP classes to choose from, but they are primarily math, science and history. Unfortunately because the school isn't huge, there are not a plethora of classes to choose from.

Some of the teachers are truly inspirational. I would say the strongest departments are history, and the sciences. Many students love physiology, and physiology.

The workload is really dependent upon the student. It can either be very difficult or family easy depending on how much work you want to put in. Most students take at least 2 honors of AP classes during their time at Acalanes. Some even students take all weighted classes. Overall, the workload is quite a bit- I would even say too much. I am a student who challenged myself in high school, and I can say there were several times were I was too tired to function.

My advice would to find a balance and participate in fun extracurriculars that you enjoy.
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I really like this school, its been a lot of fun. The teachers for the most part are really good and truly do care about their students success. Of course just like at any school some teachers suck. One of the really great teachers is Freeman, he's crazy but you learn and ton and theres never a boring moment. We have a lot of fun things that happen on campus and there is a lot of support for students. Theres a lot of support for the freshman to make them feel welcomed, especial for district transfers and non-stanley students. Theres also really great support for seniors and helping them get ready for college or whatever their next steps are.
During my entire high school career so far, I've come to really appreciate the school district I was able to enroll in. Comparing to friends and cousins who go to other schools, I realize how different school education and communities can be. At Acalanes, almost all my teachers have been extremely helpful and kind. Everyday we make use of class time to actually learn. I've also noticed that we don't have any serious bullying going on and have a very strong LGBTQ community and acceptance which I also am very proud of. I always feel safe at school and classmates aren't afraid to debate about serious topics during class without fear which they might feel at other places. Something I would like to see changed though is just overall school spirit. I know this isn't something that can be changed by choice, but if our student leaders found a better way to announce our activities and excite students more I think it could make the overall school experience a lot more fun at school.