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C
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C-
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    C
  4. College Prep
    C
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Alhambra High School is a public school located in Phoenix, AZ. It has 2,775 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 19 to 1. According to state test scores, 9% of students are at least proficient in math and 17% in reading.
Address
3839 West Camelback Road
Phoenix, AZ 85019
Telephone
(602) 764-6022

Alhambra High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
17%
Percent Proficient - Math
9%
Average Graduation Rate
77%
Average SAT
970
11 responses
Average ACT
20
127 responses
AP Enrollment
7%
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Living in the Area
A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    B-
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$49,328
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$914
National
$949
Median Home Value
$178,200
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
70%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.44 responses
Poll
66%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.44 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 138 responses
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  • Football games
    23%
  • Homecoming
    18%
  • Spirit Weeks
    17%
  • Prom
    16%
  • Pep Rallies
    11%
  • Soccer Games
    5%
  • Lion Town Diversity Camp
    3%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,775
Free or Reduced Lunch
89%
69%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.48 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.48 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.47 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$60,879
Teachers in First/Second Year
5.2%
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.67 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.67 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.67 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$10,382/ year
National
$12,239
81%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.74 responses
41%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.74 responses
51%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.74 responses
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Alhambra High School is a school that offers a medical magnet program where you can choose between doing nursing, sports med, or professional. The program starts your first year of high school and it is only available if you apply for the program. Overall, it is a really good program if you want to be involved in the medical field after high school. You do lots of volunteer and observation hours which help you graduate with medical magnet status and it will for sure look good on college resumes. With the help of our magnet teachers throughout the years, they truly help prepare us for college and give us lots of insight knowledge on the different ways you can go throughout the medical field because there are endless possibilities. Being involved in school is also a really good way to go. Alhambra offers lots of clubs and sports that can help you get involved throughout the years. Alhambra is a pretty good school that offers college readiness throughout all four years.
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Alhambra is Phoenix's best kept secret! At this school, students know that they are expected to succeed. This is due to the teachers. All of them really care about the students and are willing to make themselves available outside of class time to ensure a positive academic outcome. Alhambra has so many options for tutoring, it's unbelievable. Before school, after school, during lunch, an advisory study hall period during the school day, Saturday school, the Learning Lounge, our Tutoring Center, you name it! Our teachers believe in our students. They make sure this is communicated daily. Learning is a must at Alhambra, and the concepts taught, in my experience, are done so clearly and articulately. Not to mention, grading. ALL teachers hand out a syllabus with precise grading procedures so that EVERYONE can be held accountable for their job. In conclusion, Alhambra is blessed with hard-working staff that strives to provide a high quality education to all, no exceptions.
Alhambra High School is a good school for many reasons. There are several different courses to choose from which is very helpful. There are many clubs for after school activities which is also nice, but most only run for about 50 minutes after school only on certain days which is not a lot. I have joined quite a few clubs, but I was disappointed by the lack of time that we had to converse. The main subjects taught are up to the standards that they should be but some teachers make it very hard to learn. Some teachers are very nice and make learning easy, but some are very hard on their students and unforgiving to those that fall behind which makes it hard to feel motivated to learn. However, the teachers who are nice make it worthwhile to continue learning, and the councilors help to keep their students on track. Overall, I could see a few things that need improvement, but the school is a welcome environment and the staff do their best to see that students succeed.