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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    C
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Alisal High School is a public school located in Salinas, CA. It has 2,564 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 26 to 1. According to state test scores, 26% of students are at least proficient in math and 52% in reading.
Address
777 Williams Rd.
Salinas, CA 93905
Telephone
(831) 796-7600
Website

Alisal High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
52%
Percent Proficient - Math
26%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1010
184 responses
Average ACT
21
73 responses
AP Enrollment
12%
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Living in the Area
C-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    C-
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Cost of Living
    C-
  4. Good for Families
    C-
Area Feel
Urban
Median Household Income
$52,338
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,177
National
$949
Median Home Value
$303,800
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
57%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.35 responses
Poll
77%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.35 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 121 responses
Report
  • Spirit days
    17%
  • Rallies
    13%
  • Soccer season or homecoming
    13%
  • Prom
    12%
  • FOOTBALL GAMES!
    10%
  • Sport games
    9%
  • Holiday Events
    7%

Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,564
Free or Reduced Lunch
85%
71%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.41 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.41 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.41 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
26:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$79,645
Teachers in First/Second Year
5.1%
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.57 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.57 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.57 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
$10,247/ year
National
$12,239
72%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.60 responses
33%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.60 responses
43%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.60 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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I attended Alisal all my four years of high school & every year it was amazing! We have a great team of ASB leaders who help make every event fun! Everyone in the school is so kind and outgoing, we are like a huge family. I participated in the Baile Folklórico dance class and it was one of my best experiences. We had talent shows or other events where we would show off our dance skills. Alisal has the largest amount of students graduating out of the county. I would like to see the school grow in size, make it bigger to fit all of our great students!
Something I liked about Alisal High is the potential and school spirit student had. A lot of people from my hometown talked down on Alisal because it was located in the east side. Although the school has a high percentage of hispanics, and because of it, it's talked down; it also had the highest academic percentage. Alisal has been stereotyped as the worst school in Salinas, CA for years now, and it's only because of it's passed. Before the school was filled with gangs and students who misbehaved; now Alisal High school is filled with positivity, school spirit, loving teachers and with the highest academic percentage.