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
    A-
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
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, 30% of students are at least proficient in math and 38% 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
38%
Percent Proficient - Math
30%
Average Graduation Rate
77%
Average SAT
850
18 responses
Average ACT
20
119 responses
AP Enrollment
5%
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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
70%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.43 responses
Poll
65%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.43 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 131 responses
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  • Football games
    24%
  • Homecoming
    18%
  • Spirit Weeks
    18%
  • 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%
68%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.47 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.47 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.46 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
4.1%
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.66 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.66 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.66 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very 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.73 responses
40%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.73 responses
51%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.73 responses
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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.
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My experience with Alhambra High school was amazing every since 9th grade. The teacher’s were patient and helped me with everything to be successful. They put in 100% even when I didn’t want to put in 100%, they were there the whole process from the first day I enrolled till I graduate in may. I wouldn’t change anything about Alhambra they helped with choosing colleges, had the right resources to helped me with my next step when I graduate, and they always kept me on track with my credits and what I need to achieve to be successful in college and life.
I've been here at Alhambra for the past 2 years and it's not as bad as people make it seem, but it's not better either. The real issue here is the students. They tend to have negative attitudes and tendencies that lead to make the school look even worse. This school is very poor. The bathrooms are never in good shape, no matter how hard the custodians work to clean it. Kids more often smoke marijuana in there than actually use the restroom. They don't enforce security by all means. But they offer great programs. Now, I am involved in the ACE program which is where you attend college, meaning you graduate with your diploma and a year and a halves worth of college credits. They offer many different sports and club activities. The Performing Arts committee is very dedicated. The teachers usually try their very hardest to help students. Everybody has that one bad apple of a teacher but other than that, teachers are great.