Arcadia High School is a top rated, public school located in Arcadia, CA. It has 3,424 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 25 to 1. According to state test scores, 73% of students are at least proficient in math and 76% in reading.
Arcadia 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.99 responses
- of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.99 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.105 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.105 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.105 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.149 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.149 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.149 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.165 responses
- of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.165 responses
- of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.165 responses
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Arcadia High School Reviews
I graduated from AHS is 2013 and overall, it was a difficult but rewarding experience. It's a highly competitive environment but prepared me extremely well for college. In college, I felt far ahead of where my peers were and I has some kind of exposure already in HS. However, I think it’s important for students to know and remember that high school, what you do, and how you perform does not dictate the course of your entire life. English was not my first language and I come from a first generation, low-income background and I struggled through all four years but I ended up transferring to UC Berkeley two years after I graduated AHS. There are a lot of students who come from affluent backgrounds so do not compared yourself to whether others are academically, socially, and economically. Take advantage of the many extracurricular if you can and enjoy your time!
Amazing community with large amounts of opportunities. However, it's not very diverse so there is some cultural ignorance. Highly competitive both in academics and sports. The teachers are absolutely amazing!
Most students at Arcadia are very competitive. Granted, there are plenty of slackers and knuckleheads who ruin things, especially in normal classes (non Honors or AP). The normal classes are very easy but they can get really troublesome when it comes to group work because most people won't do what they're supposed to. The academics are quite rigorous, but some teachers don't really do their jobs. Some don't even teach anything, they just tell kids to do work and give them tests which means the hardworking kids aren't prepared enough to take more difficult courses. The activities are great though. There are lots of clubs and programs to join and it's quite fun. The facilities are just okay. The kids are pretty clique-y, but they don't really bother each other. There are some bullies though, and the administration is kind of clueless and doesn't punish them hard enough.