A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Alhambra High School is a highly rated, public school located in Alhambra, CA. It has 2,726 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 27 to 1. According to state test scores, 45% of students are at least proficient in math and 65% in reading.
Address
101 S. Second St.
Alhambra, CA 91801
Telephone
(626) 943-6910
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Alhambra High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
65%
Percent Proficient - Math
45%
Average Graduation Rate
94%
Average SAT
1160
365 responses
Average ACT
27
119 responses
AP Enrollment
28%
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Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
77%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.64 responses
Poll
61%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.64 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 168 responses
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  • Homecoming Game and Sadie's Dance
    24%
  • Stage show
    18%
  • Free events
    13%
  • Club Fair
    10%
  • Prom
    10%
  • Game Day
    7%
  • Senior Ditch Day
    6%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,726
Free or Reduced Lunch
71%
74%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.76 responses
66%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.76 responses
62%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.76 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
27:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
6.9%
51%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.97 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.97 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.97 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$14,292/ year
National
$12,239
79%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.106 responses
38%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.106 responses
57%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.106 responses
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Some teachers are good and fun and some aren't. They can really get on your nerves because some has attitude and refuse to listen even when your being nice. Not only that but the rest of the staff such as the "narts" and custodian are super nice! Well some narts are rude but most are super nice and just wants to be in the loop. But the career center lady ONLY the head honcho is the rude one so beware! Besides all that Alhambra is alright. It's a wide outside campus rather than stuffy, cramped hallways in other schools.
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Alhambra HS has a great AP course catalog, and most of the teachers are great! The English and History departments are stronger than those of the STEM fields, but a good school none the less. Offers a variety of clubs, field trips, and community volunteer opportunities!
Alhambra High teachers try to get kids to go to college because we are an underperforming school. The teachers (most of them, at least) care for every student. If they see a certain kid failing, most of the teachers will have conferences with the student and/or their parents to try and remedy the situation. There are TONS of resources available for success, including tutoring for every single subject and a writing center (teachers rotate shifts weekly). The best thing you can do if you're trying to pass is get to know the teacher. A kid with an 87 who's really quiet and doesn't talk to the teacher often will probably not get the A as opposed to the class clown who talks to the teacher on a daily basis. The teachers (especially in the math department) are incredibly laid back.

AP and Honors English teachers use every second of the class period in discussion about current books and how to write well. They are super uptight and take no crap from anyone, but they know their stuff. I hear regular teachers have no control of the class and kids rarely learn anything.

Honors and regular math teachers spend about half the period teaching the lesson and the other half letting kids do their homework. The first 10 minutes (depending on the teacher) is spent correcting the previous night's homework and/or answering questions from the assignment.

Science teachers vary. Some (normally the regular teachers) are great with students and do fun experiments 24/7. Labs are engaging and we watch documentaries that are actually kind of interesting. If you are dying for a higher grade, they will work with you to fix it no matter how hard it may seem! By far possibly the best teachers I know. There are others, especially the Honors Chemistry teacher, who make kids hate science with a passion because they teach so poorly and grade quite unfairly.

Unless you have Ms. Fu, don't expect your grades for ANY class updated in a timely manner. It's just not going to happen.