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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
    A-
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Albany High School is a top rated, public school located in Albany, CA. It has 1,208 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 19 to 1. According to state test scores, 73% of students are at least proficient in math and 80% in reading.
Address
603 Key Route Blvd.
Albany, CA 94706
Telephone
(510) 558-2500
Website

Albany High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
80%
Percent Proficient - Math
73%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1310
251 responses
Average ACT
29
98 responses
AP Enrollment
33%

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Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    D+
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    C+
Area Feel
Urban
Median Household Income
$85,458
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,653
National
$949
Median Home Value
$697,600
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
95%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.19 responses
Poll
68%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.19 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 46 responses
Report
  • HOMECOMING WEEK
    26%
  • Club Rush
    15%
  • Diversity Week
    11%
  • International food day
    11%
  • Day on the Green
    9%
  • Diversity Assembly (dancing guys with swords)
    9%
  • Musical
    9%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,208
Free or Reduced Lunch
17%
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.23 responses
87%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.23 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.23 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$77,766
Teachers in First/Second Year
4.3%
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.37 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.37 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.37 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
$15,655/ year
National
$12,239
83%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.36 responses
47%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.36 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.36 responses
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I had a rough start to high school, but the academic counselors and mental health support counseling helped me persevere and continue my education. Thanks to the teachers being incredibly understanding and informative, I was able to find my true passion in academia. I only participated in the dance program and was part of Albany Dance Company for a while, but quit because of the increasing cliqueness and felt that I never fit into that community. The school doesn't have the stereotypical jock and nerd heirarchy. Most of the students participate in the art programs, and are ranked socially through their success and placement within those. Overall, if you're willing to work and get to know your teachers, you will be successful.
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When I first entered the school, the fact of entering it made my heart flutter. But I faced the reality. The experiences I've had there hasn't been great. My school environment isn't great but it isn't the worst. My teachers are great, but they are humans too.Like any other humans, they too are sometimes biased. Last year some major events made me dislike AHS, I was disgusted by my school. I've always thought of AHS as a non-racial community and a friendly community, but each year I feel wrong about it. The shameful posts shared in IG has made me think very badly about AHS but there are some good things in AHS that makes us special in our own way. My school has made me look at many things differently. Along with all the bad experiences I have experienced, I have also learned a ton of good from those experiences. Every bad experience has something for us to learn making us a better human every day, every month, and also every year and possibly our next lifetime.
Albany is a small, expensive place to live. Many families live here so that their kids can go to Albany schools. As a result, many students are pressured to do well in school by their families, which creates a fairly intense academic environment compared to most public schools. Of course, as always there are social groups that don't care about school at all. Weed is commonly used in middle school and after, and alcohol starts to be popular in high school. Albany is mostly asian and white, with a small latino population and very few black students, especially compared to neighboring public schools. The quality of teaching is actually very very low for a school with such a good reputation. Good teachers at Albany are very rare. All the sports teams are bad, except girl's wrestling, but no one goes to their matches.