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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
    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 1,164 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 20 to 1. According to state test scores, 74% of students are at least proficient in math and 83% in reading.
Address
603 Key Route Blvd.
Albany, CA 94706
Telephone
(510) 558-2500
Website
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Albany High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
83%
Percent Proficient - Math
74%
Average Graduation Rate
93%
Average SAT
1320
304 responses
Average ACT
29
108 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+
Median Household Income
$87,694
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,739
National
$949
Median Home Value
$766,000
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.20 responses
Poll
70%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.20 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 48 responses
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  • HOMECOMING WEEK
    27%
  • Club Rush
    15%
  • International food day
    13%
  • Diversity Week
    10%
  • Day on the Green
    8%
  • Diversity Assembly (dancing guys with swords)
    8%
  • Musical
    8%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,164
Free or Reduced Lunch
18%
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.24 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.24 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.24 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
20:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$84,852
Teachers in First/Second Year
4.3%
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.38 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.38 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.38 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
$17,537/ year
National
$12,239
84%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.37 responses
46%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.37 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.37 responses
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Albany High has a toxic culture that values academics more than mental and physical health, and image over morals. There's been moments where teachers have either downplayed or ignored my mental health issues. The hallways and stairwells are so crowded during passing period, and class sizes and budget cuts are a normal yearly occurrence here. If it weren't for the handful of decent classmates and teachers I had, I would've dropped out due to a lack of attendance, quite honestly.

As for their narcissism, they claim to be "eco-conscious" and "tolerant", but they don't sort their waste (even though they have separate bins) and there have been several moments of teachers displaying racism. They provide cheap, single-use forks, plastic-wrapped junk food, and other cheap give-aways that barely anyone wants.
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The campus is extremely small, and the hallways become crowded very quickly in between classes. The students are extremely diverse, and the school has great staff members that help you try and succeed in your studies. I was only able to spend one year there, but I can say that it was time well spent. It's located in a decent neighborhood, close to public transportation. The food and sports are mediocre, but the arts programs and clubs are amazing and fun.
Albany High has great teachers that are understanding and kind. They go above and beyond to help. There is a decent variety of classes. The diversity is interesting, interesting in some groups are represented and others aren't really. The best thing about albany high is international food day. I think it really shows the best part of our school community, of acceptance, where people feel safe enough to bring food from their culture to share.