A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Alameda High School is an elite, public school located in Alameda, CA. It has 1,682 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 23 to 1. According to state test scores, 60% of students are at least proficient in math and 77% in reading.
Address
2201 Encinal Ave.
Alameda, CA 94501
Telephone
(510) 337-7022

Alameda High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
77%
Percent Proficient - Math
60%
Average Graduation Rate
94%
Average SAT
1240
337 responses
Average ACT
29
109 responses
AP Enrollment
38%
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Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Cost of Living
    D+
  4. Good for Families
    A
Area Feel
Urban
Median Household Income
$83,048
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,478
National
$949
Median Home Value
$677,000
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
84%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.31 responses
Poll
81%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.31 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 64 responses
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  • Food Fairs
    28%
  • Prom
    22%
  • Spirit Week
    19%
  • Unity Assembly
    9%
  • Homecoming
    6%
  • Island Bowl
    6%
  • Dance Showcase
    5%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,682
Free or Reduced Lunch
18%
78%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.40 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.40 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.40 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
23:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$73,280
Teachers in First/Second Year
9%
62%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.58 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.58 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.58 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$9,928/ year
National
$12,239
89%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.66 responses
24%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.66 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.66 responses
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Alameda High school welcomes all walks of life. With the diversity within, the student have a chance at mixing and learning culture. The teachers and staff have all been there for a while which makes for great relationship among st them campus wide. The sports program that Alameda High offers allows everyone to try something new if they would like. Great High School!
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Alameda High school is a small school in a small town. The teachers aren't involved in helping the students; most of the teachers don't know much about the subject they are teaching, they were thrown into it. Administration puts all the minority groups under a microscope and are unintentionally racist. We have over weight coaches teaching sports, we don't have consistent coaches for tennis, and they aren't supportive either. Overall, being an African american student at a predominately white school has been a terrible experience.
Alameda High isn't anything special. The teachers are only good if they teach AP classes, there's hardly any school spirit, and recently, with the class of 2020 and 2021, there have been many more fights breaking out on campus. However, if you're a driven student, Alameda High isn't the worst place to be- it's just not the best. The AP classes (depending on the teacher) are challenging and engaging but the resources are lacking, compared to Encinal High. A big plus is that we're allowed off campus lunches, which means we get to roam Alameda's business district for overly priced food for 50 minutes. Honestly, if given the choice, I would have gone to ASTI or the Oakland School for the Arts. The student community at Alameda is lacking as well. Hardly anyone shows up for fundraisers or concerts, even those that benefit the sophomore class or the freshman class, for example. For such a close community as Alameda claims to be, it's surprising that Alameda High doesn't reflect it at all.