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 2,642 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 27 to 1. According to state test scores, 42% of students are at least proficient in math and 64% in reading.
Address
101 S. Second St.
Alhambra, CA 91801
Telephone
(626) 943-6910
Website

Alhambra High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
64%
Percent Proficient - Math
42%
Average Graduation Rate
97%
Average SAT
1170
396 responses
Average ACT
27
123 responses
AP Enrollment
28%
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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
    B+
Area Feel
Urban
Median Household Income
$53,138
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,235
National
$949
Median Home Value
$518,800
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
78%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.67 responses
Poll
63%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.67 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 176 responses
Report
  • Homecoming Game and Sadie's Dance
    23%
  • Stage show
    18%
  • Free events
    13%
  • Prom
    11%
  • Club Fair
    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
2,642
Free or Reduced Lunch
72%
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.79 responses
66%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.79 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.79 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
27:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$88,124
Teachers in First/Second Year
6.9%
50%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.100 responses
61%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.100 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.100 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
80%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.109 responses
38%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.109 responses
58%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.109 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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I liked the fact that our school has many supportive peers, we all pushed one another to do well both academically and physically. However, being ASB Vice President I saw the struggle for us students to have the administration approve new exciting events to increase our school spirit. Furthermore, academically students who are left behind were stuck struggling and having to take summer school to make up for their high school credits constantly. Teachers never really pushed or went out of their way to help students in need. Overall, our school provided us a great number of opportunities to pursue our interest through clubs and sports.
Every student has a different experience at Alhambra High School academically and socially. Overall, it seems to be a fairly accepting environment. There are certainly teachers and curricula that need to be reevaluated. One new development within the resources available to students is assistance with college prep. Deadlines are emphasized and help is readily available to all students whether it be with scholarships, financial aid, applications, or even what college to attend. Workshops and one on one are open to students. It comes as a shock that such resources weren't available at an earlier point in time, as many of the students partaking would be lost without the support.