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  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    C
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Alisal High School is a public school located in Salinas, CA. It has 2,904 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 25 to 1. According to state test scores, 19% of students are at least proficient in math and 46% in reading.

Alisal High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
46%
Percent Proficient - Math
19%
Average Graduation Rate
94%
Average SAT
1020
322 responses
Average ACT
20
130 responses
AP Enrollment
5%

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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    D+
  2. Good for Families
    C-
  3. Housing
    D-
Median Household Income
$58,598
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,299
National
$949
Median Home Value
$378,000
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
63%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.46 responses
Poll
78%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.46 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 179 responses
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  • Spirit days
    16%
  • Rallies
    12%
  • Soccer season or homecoming
    12%
  • Prom
    12%
  • FOOTBALL GAMES!
    10%
  • Sport games
    9%
  • Holiday Events
    8%

Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,904
Free or Reduced Lunch
84%
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.52 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.52 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.52 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
25:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$83,431
Teachers in First/Second Year
21.1%
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.68 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.68 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.68 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
$14,297/ year
National
$12,239
73%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.71 responses
38%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.71 responses
41%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.71 responses
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I’m only a freshman but it’s been a great year so far! Our side of the the city, the east side of Salinas, has always been shown as violent and dangerous. Some people are even afraid to be walking at night because of the amount of gang violence that happens at that moment. But we are trying to prove them wrong. Most of not all the teachers are gladly to help their students achieve their goals in life. They always hold tutorials after school and even on the weekend for the people who need extra help. It’s also very unclusive. If there was one person walking alone during lunch, there would at least be on person to ask if they would like to join. I am not saying that it’s the safest school in the whole country because no school is. But this probably one of the best school in our city and that is all that matter to us. We need to fight to be respected by the citizens of Salinas and we will never stop until we are seen as what we truly are.
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Alisal has provided me with opportunities that have been nothing but good. I grew a lot and had many opportunities that were basically handed to me. Academically I felt supported in all subjects and there was always tutorials after school. Outside of school I got to join many sports and did many extracurricular activities. Contrary to what people think about this school, it is overall good and not dangerous like everyone perceives it to be. What I feel that could change is that some students are less motivated than others. I feel that they should be shown how valuable the experiences they are given really are. Also there should be more Art programs in school because I feel like everyone needs an artistic output especially those who may not be that good in a classroom setting.
My experience in Alisal High school has shown me to be an excellent school and it has given me many great opportunities. Such as allowing being involved in a sport that allowed me to be in for my four years, including with my academics it has also help me become more mature. Something I liked about Alisal High is that we would always have events every Friday and it allowed every high school student to have a great Friday before the weekend has came. Including with every student every one always has school spirit and with school spirit it makes the school become like it is an idol of the city. One thing I would change about Alisal High is the policy of using cell phones in class. Many students believe it is Okay to be in class failing and just only using their cell phones behind the teachers back.