Aptos High School is a highly rated, public school located in Aptos, CA. It has 1,417 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 26 to 1. According to state test scores, 46% of students are at least proficient in math and 77% in reading.
Aptos High School Rankings
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Culture & Safety
Health & Safety
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
- of students agree that they feel safe at their school.18 responses
- of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.18 responses
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Free or Reduced Lunch
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.22 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.22 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.22 responses
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
- of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.28 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.28 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.28 responses
Clubs & Activities
Clubs & Activities
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
Expenses Per Student
- of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.34 responses
- of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.34 responses
- of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.34 responses
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Aptos High School Reviews
My experience at Aptos High School was great, although my freshman year was one of the hardest for me. I came from a K-8th grade school, so this meant that I had to change my friends and everything at Aptos was harder for me. I think that making friends was hard and trying to come out of my comfort zone! What I loved from Aptos High was the way the teachers treated you, they are super helpful and made me feel safe. I got to open myself and become a completely different person than I was at my middle school. Now I'm a much more confident person and I think that Aptos High is a very good school that helps you develop more skills!
Aptos High School provided an average American high school experience. There were some excellent, inspiring and hard working teachers as well as some who were unkind, impatient and harsh. They have a great sports program that thrives and creates community among students, however most of the money goes to athletics- creating a lack of funding for facilities and other school events. Aptos High provided a good education and tried to create a positive student life but often struggled.
Aptos is a very neutral school in my opinion, there are really good and really bad things in every category. I have trouble with the majority of the administration but our principal is wonderful. Aptos is known for it's incredible sports program, it's well funded and just overall great, whoever as someone who does theatre it's upsetting that none of the art departments get any funding and everything is out of our teachers, and our own pockets.