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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    C+
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    D-
American High School is a highly rated, public, magnet school located in Fremont, CA. It has 2,093 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 25 to 1. According to state test scores, 56% of students are at least proficient in math and 75% in reading.
Address
36300 Fremont Blvd.
Fremont, CA 94536
Telephone
(510) 796-1776

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
75%
Percent Proficient - Math
56%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1340
321 responses
Average ACT
30
98 responses
AP Enrollment
37%
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Living in the Area
A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Cost of Living
    D+
  4. Good for Families
    A
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$111,613
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,868
National
$949
Median Home Value
$702,800
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
84%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.32 responses
Poll
75%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.32 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 99 responses
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  • Spirit Week
    23%
  • Prom
    17%
  • International Week
    15%
  • Rallies
    13%
  • RUSH Week
    12%
  • Basketball games
    5%
  • Play (drama)
    4%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,093
Free or Reduced Lunch
22%
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.36 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.36 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.36 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
25:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$96,052
Teachers in First/Second Year
6.5%
51%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.55 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.55 responses
56%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.55 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$9,272/ year
National
$12,239
81%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.53 responses
34%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.53 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.53 responses
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I would say one of the greatest things about American High School is the diversity and the student body. There is a great mix of cultures, economic backgrounds, ethnicities, and perspectives. This makes for lots of great learning experiences and valuable relationships in school-associated extracurricular activities. The downsides are definitely the teachers, they're very hit or miss and often they can be very bad. Additionally, the counselors do little to help you and your mental well-being. At the same time, there are some amazing teachers who can really bring clarity to your dreams and passions in life. In the end, AHS is really about how you as the student engages, because things won't come to you. You have to really seek it, which is a good and bad thing, but mostly good.
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The school itself is a safe learning environment. However, there is a large difference between the education students receive based on teachers. Even within the same course certain teachers can essentially lead a class to a self study course for an AP program, while some teachers go out of their way to help students. This behavior of teachers can also explain the staff members and students. It all depends whether you get the right help if you receive a sub par education, or an extraordinary education.
The school is like any other school as it has its good and bad points. Overall the school is athletically and academically average however it is the staff members/admins, not the teachers, who i believe can be better. The way the school handles things can be questionable. Recently a widely known club who has been there for years has been discontinued because the school believes the big event it does twice a year is too much to handle. It is a popular event many people look forward to. The decision seems very unfair and unjust. Compared to other smaller clubs, this club helps members learn more about team work and leadership through creating and hosting the event. The event was planned and executed wholly by club officers and volunteers with the help of the adviser. Schools are supposed to create opportunities, not destroy it.