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Overall Niche Grade
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  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 3,306 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 25 to 1. According to state test scores, 63% of students are at least proficient in math and 65% in reading.

Arcadia High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
65%
Percent Proficient - Math
63%
Average Graduation Rate
99%
Average SAT
1350
1,169 responses
Average ACT
31
355 responses
AP Enrollment
41%

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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    D+
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    C
Median Household Income
$92,102
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,570
National
$949
Median Home Value
$1,068,800
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
92%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.108 responses
Poll
74%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.108 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 250 responses
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  • Fall assembly
    18%
  • Homecoming
    17%
  • School Spirit Day
    16%
  • Football Games
    12%
  • Prom
    11%
  • Pep Assembly
    8%
  • Grad night
    7%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
3,306
Free or Reduced Lunch
26%
95%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.114 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.114 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.114 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
25:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$111,323
Teachers in First/Second Year
4.2%
68%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.158 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.158 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.158 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
$12,548/ year
National
$12,239
93%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.174 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.174 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.174 responses
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During my four years at Arcadia High School, I was challenged very academically. The students here take their education very seriously because they heavily emphasize the importance of getting into a good college. My favorite part of the school is that it has so many amazing opportunities and programs for students to join and really find themselves. I joined their Marching Band for four years and during those times, I was given exciting opportunities to perform in places I would never have dreamed of. Just this year our band flew to Florida to perform in the Outback Bowl halftime show! Their programs are very well funded. Students will have a chance to learn the true meaning of teamwork and consistency. Whether you join the theater department or a sport, you will have fun. Overall something to improve on or change is the attention of the student's well-being. Quite often, the students get so caught up in studying they become stress and forget to take care of themselves,
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I graduated from Arcadia High School in 2019 and overall, it was a difficult but fulfilling experience. It is a very highly competitive environment but I believe it prepared me well for college. I am currently taking summer school in college and I feel far ahead of where my classmates are. I first came to the United States when I was 7th grade and English was not my first language. I struggled through all four years balancing between academics and sports but take great advantage of what the school offers! They have such a new library, new pool, new track, great teachers and the environment. There are many students with different backgrounds so put yourself into their shoes before comparing yourself with.
While the student experience can be overwhelmingly competitive and stressful at times, I feel that AHS has greatly prepared me for both college and post-college endeavors. Counselors are readily available with any help you might need, whether it's course selection or just college/career talk, MOST teachers are willing to help students whenever needed and genuinely care about students learning (there are a few, however, that honestly could care less), and students are ambitious and very self-driven/motivated individuals with many talents and knowledge of different disciplines in both academia and in the world. Only complaint I really have would be application and tryout process for many of the extracurricular groups/activities: you must be overly qualified, to a certain extent, or know someone on the group in order to even be considered for a spot at times, making for a somewhat unfair selection process.