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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Acalanes High School is a top rated, public school located in Lafayette, CA. It has 1,335 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 20 to 1. According to state test scores, 69% of students are at least proficient in math and 80% in reading.

Acalanes High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
80%
Percent Proficient - Math
69%
Average Graduation Rate
94%
Average SAT
1310
373 responses
Average ACT
30
173 responses
AP Enrollment
38%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    D+
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    C+
Median Household Income
$157,453
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$2,019
National
$949
Median Home Value
$1,302,900
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
72%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.18 responses
Poll
72%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.18 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 38 responses
Report
  • Sports, junior prom and senior ball
    32%
  • Instrumental music concerts
    18%
  • Homecoming Hall Decorating
    13%
  • Homecoming
    5%
  • School plays
    5%
  • Spirit Week
    5%
  • School dances
    3%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,335
Free or Reduced Lunch
6%
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.21 responses
62%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.21 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.21 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
20:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$87,800
Teachers in First/Second Year
0%
53%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.30 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.30 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.30 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
$15,337/ year
National
$12,239
82%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.28 responses
54%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.28 responses
57%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.28 responses
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These past fours years have been the best experience. The teachers are incredibly kind and helpful. Many of them spend long hours outside of class time to provide support to the students. Acalanes High School also has many programs that help students engage in school. Some programs include, Leadership, Blueprint (school news paper), Yearbook, Drama, Visual Arts, Garden Club, Peer Tutoring, and so many more clubs! While academics are very important, the school also emphasizes community and showing up for one another. The best way to have a great experience is to involve yourself in anything that speaks to you. You’ll have a blast!
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I have loved my experience at Acalanes High School. Since I am a Senior I have seen many things over the years including improvements and change. Acalanes is extremely dedicated to making sure all students succeed while having fun at the same time. It is an academically challenging school which in turn does create a lot of stress on students, but Acalanes has been trying to reduce that stress and make more resources available in recent years. Acalanes has provided me an excellent education and I feel ready and prepared for the coming years at college. I would like to see more diversity at Acalanes and more clubs and Activities that have a bigger impact on the community. Overall, I think Acalanes is a great school and I wouldn't change going here or my education at all!
Overall I've had a decent experience at Acalanes High School. I've never had a teacher that I disliked, and they often made themselves available after school or during study periods if a student needed help. My only complaint is that Acalanes preaches diversity and how students should integrate people of color into our lives, but there is ultimately no diversity on campus. The majority of students are white, with a very small population of students from different cultures. How can they expect students to fully grasp the concept of diversity if students are unable to really see what it looks like?