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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    A-
  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 2,450 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 26 to 1. According to state test scores, 42% of students are at least proficient in math and 64% in reading.

Alhambra High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
64%
Percent Proficient - Math
42%
Average Graduation Rate
96%
Average SAT
1180
599 responses
Average ACT
27
151 responses
AP Enrollment
30%

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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    D
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    C-
Median Household Income
$57,117
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,349
National
$949
Median Home Value
$582,600
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
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Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
78%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.81 responses
Poll
63%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.81 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 218 responses
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  • Homecoming Game and Sadie's Dance
    22%
  • Stage show
    17%
  • Free events
    13%
  • Prom
    11%
  • Club Fair
    11%
  • Game Day
    8%
  • Senior Ditch Day
    6%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,450
Free or Reduced Lunch
71%
71%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.93 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.93 responses
66%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.93 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
26:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$103,343
Teachers in First/Second Year
8.4%
48%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.114 responses
61%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.114 responses
66%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.114 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
$16,986/ year
National
$12,239
80%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.123 responses
37%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.123 responses
59%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.123 responses
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Alhambra high school was an interesting experience to say the least. I had heard a few horror stories of the PE teachers thankfully the one I had was fairly nice. My junior year I had priority for an AP class and I had picked it quickly however I didn't get it which bothers but whatever, what frustrated me was that students of a lower grade who didn't ask for it go it. Another thing was that teachers would always favor other students and if you weren't a favorite, good luck you're learning it yourself. I will admit that's not all teachers there, just most of them.
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Overall, Alhambra High School is a great school that is located in a great area. The school is conveniently located across the city hall, police station, the library where students can go to after school to work on homework and collaborate on projects, and right next to the main street where students can hang out after school and grab a bite to eat. It is a pretty big school with basketball courts, tennis courts, and volleyball courts for the athletes. Academics at Alhambra are alright, they aren't the best but they aren't the worst. Things that I would change about the school is the social environment because whenever you go to the restroom, there would be a group of people in the restroom talking or smoking and vaping and hanging out in there making students uncomfortable when they take a trip to the restroom, another thing would be the food, the food is quite questionable, at times the chicken would be dry as a bone and difficult to eat,
I have had a pretty good first year at Alhambra High. I like that the school has many options for classes and extracurriculars. Unlike at my elementary school from the same school district, I have been able to participate in advanced classes (not just the singular, average-level classes), and most importantly, I have been able to join many clubs and practice my passions. For example, I was able to take three advanced classes at Alhambra High, but the closest I got to taking an advanced class at my elementary (K-8) school was being in a small group of students in which the teacher assigned us extra credit-type activities. And literally the only option for extracurriculars at my elementary school was music.