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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
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
American Canyon High School is a highly rated, public school located in American Canyon, CA. It has 1,568 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 21 to 1. According to state test scores, 30% of students are at least proficient in math and 67% 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
67%
Percent Proficient - Math
30%
Average Graduation Rate
97%
Average SAT
1120
170 responses
Average ACT
25
41 responses
AP Enrollment
35%
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Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    C+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$83,673
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,616
National
$949
Median Home Value
$374,200
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
90%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.30 responses
Poll
80%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.30 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 100 responses
Report
  • Spirit weeks overall
    24%
  • Sport events
    20%
  • Bonfire/Night rally
    14%
  • Homecoming
    14%
  • Link Crew events
    10%
  • Spirit Week
    7%
  • Homecoming
    5%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,568
Free or Reduced Lunch
36%
84%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.31 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.31 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.31 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
21:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$74,564
Teachers in First/Second Year
23.7%
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.42 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.42 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.42 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
84%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.45 responses
36%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.45 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.45 responses
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American Canyon High School is a beautiful campus! The vibrant school culture really embraces every single student making them feel more welcome and involved. ACHS is a New Tech School which means we are a strict technology school. The school does a great job of incorporating PBL and technology. Through projects, students learn valuable tech-savvy skills. Powerpoints/slideshows, videos, websites, and even playlists are all examples of outlets used to present information to the class. Although students do not get a lot of lessons, they learn the importance of research and executing the perfect project. #GoWolves!
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What I loved about American Canyon High School was what am emphasis they put on preparing the students for getting a job! I am an alumna and they made the students do unending amounts of projects but it allowed for me to be a more confident individual. It helped me with public speaking and knowing how to present myself upon meeting my employer. It gave me the experience of editing videos, conducting interviews, and intensive research which prepared me for college. I wish they would have focused more on getting the students ready for college applications. They could have let students how important extracurriculars and test scores were to colleges.
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.