A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Address
3000 Newell Dr.
American Canyon, CA 94503
Telephone
(707) 265-2710
Website

American Canyon High School Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
66%
Percent Proficient - Math
23%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
1080
101 responses
Average ACT
25
29 responses
AP Enrollment
16%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
91%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.23 responses
Poll
74%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.23 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 71 responses
Report
  • Spirit weeks overall
    25%
  • Sport events
    21%
  • Bonfire/Night rally
    15%
  • Homecoming
    13%
  • Link Crew events
    13%
  • Spirit Week
    4%
  • Homecoming
    3%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,551
Free or Reduced Lunch
31%
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.24 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.24 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.24 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
20:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
31.1%
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.35 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.35 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.35 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$9,875/ year
National
$12,239
82%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.38 responses
37%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.38 responses
61%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.38 responses
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American Canyon High School Reviews

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ACHS has a beautiful campus and an extensive staff available to assist students. The diversity on campus is incredible and there's a vast amount of different curriculum choices for students to select from, but I would say that the most desirable aspect of offered courses are the electives! There are many to choose from, and all encourage student indivuduality. On campus, students are leaders -- from ASB/Leadership to a normal classroom setting, teenagers will find themselves with a lot of independence and power over their learning. College readiness is stressed, but not integrated into curriculum or heavily touched upon. It is more of something that is mentioned over and over but not exactly implemented into student learning programs and courses.
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American Canyon High School is a fairly new school in the Napa district. Despite this, the school has been growing in student diversity and career opportunities every day. Our technology-based school implements project-based learning (PBL) as a fundamental teaching technique to prepare students for the real world. The American Canyon Instrumental Department has impacted the Napa community in a positive light, spreading the love of music with students apart of the choir and marching band programs. American Canyon athletics continue to display their talents of AC wolves in both practices and games. Our counselors have constant college advice and scholarships at their fingertips. The teachers and advisers care for their students. School clubs involve, never exclude, the entire student body. The newly refurbished school is kept in good condition by our janitors and security has been tightened for student safety over the past years.
The diversity and support that is seen and felt throughout the culture of the school is amazing. Students truly have the opportunity to thrive if they seek out the time and drive to do so. Most teachers are encouraging of students' goals inside the classroom and out, providing positive environments for the students to learn. However, the challenging possibilities that ACHS provides is limited, hopefully credited to its recent (2010) opening. All in all, I have loved my experience here and hope that the students following me will continue to uphold the good name that is American Canyon High School.