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-
American Canyon High School is a highly rated, public school located in American Canyon, CA. It has 1,551 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 20 to 1. According to state test scores, 23% of students are at least proficient in math and 66% in reading.
Address
3000 Newell Dr.
American Canyon, CA 94503
Telephone
(707) 265-2710
Website

American Canyon High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
66%
Percent Proficient - Math
23%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
1090
113 responses
Average ACT
25
30 responses
AP Enrollment
16%
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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
92%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.24 responses
Poll
75%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.24 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 75 responses
Report
  • Spirit weeks overall
    25%
  • Sport events
    21%
  • Bonfire/Night rally
    16%
  • Homecoming
    13%
  • Link Crew events
    12%
  • 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.25 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.25 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.25 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.36 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.36 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.36 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.39 responses
36%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.39 responses
62%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.39 responses
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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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The diversity of this school is the biggest benefit of attending. Students are rarely seen to victimize someone because of their race. The school spirit that is seen in the school is also worth mentioning as new-comers always feel welcomed when visiting. This campus prioritizes not just academics but also sports and the arts, so any student can find their passion. Students here excel in academics due to reliable, flexible, and resourceful teachers that are always eager to help their students. Other than the trash problem, school lunches, and lack of college resources this school is overall excellent.
My experience at American Canyon High School has been memorable. With a majority of minorities attending ACHS, and having gone through three different principals throughout my entire high school career, I, as an individual have been exposed to unique diversity and life, changes very early in life. Something that I would like to see happen from ACHS after I graduate, is for the school to establish itself with well-qualified teachers who teach for the love of teaching and not because they have nowhere else to be. I also wish to see that American Canyon High School have established traditions and events that are specifically set up for ACHS.