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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
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.
Address
180 Campus Dr.
Arcadia, CA 91007
Telephone
(626) 821-1711

Arcadia High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
76%
Percent Proficient - Math
73%
Average Graduation Rate
99%
Average SAT
1340
963 responses
Average ACT
31
297 responses
AP Enrollment
41%
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Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    D+
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    C
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$90,666
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,481
National
$949
Median Home Value
$994,400
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
91%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.99 responses
Poll
76%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.99 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 222 responses
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  • Fall assembly
    19%
  • Homecoming
    18%
  • School Spirit Day
    16%
  • Football Games
    12%
  • Prom
    12%
  • Pep Assembly
    7%
  • None
    5%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
3,424
Free or Reduced Lunch
23%
94%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.105 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.105 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.105 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
25:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$97,341
Teachers in First/Second Year
4.2%
66%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.149 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.149 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.149 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$14,177/ year
National
$12,239
92%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.165 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.165 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.165 responses
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Arcadia High School Reviews

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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!
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I have enjoyed the variety of facilities and resources the school has had to offer, such as the new library, new swimming pool, and peer tutoring services the school provides. The teachers at this school are great, preparing lesson plans that help students reach their goals. Many of these teachers are a big reason for the excellent college readiness the school provides. There is a very large course list to choose from, including many AP classes. This school is extremely competitive academically, which has driven the academics to be outstanding. This academic excellence has resulted in a very high pass rate for AP exams, showing college readiness in courses. The administration is also helpful, ranging from all the counselors to the nurses. But, diversity is deficient. At least 70-80% of the school is Asian, mostly Chinese and that disrupts the diversity of the school. The food needs to improve as well, as the sometimes serve greasy food that is unappetizing to students.
I'm currently a sophomore and I can say that although yes, Arcadia is hard, it's worth it. Something that I've noticed though is a big academic gap in students, the smart students are well, really smart, and involved in lots of extra curricular activities, but the "less academically motivated" kids cut class every week and seriously don't try, sure there's people in between, just not that many. What I hate is people complaining about the number of Asians, from what i've seen they're very hardworking, driven people who know what they want in life and it's good to surround yourself with those types of people. The biggest issue, would have to be the theft problem. People on football team, along with other students, are notorious for stealing phones, money, wallets, and more from other's backpacks that are on the benches after school and the administration isn't doing much about it.