A+
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
    C
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Arcadia High School is an elite, 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
865 responses
Average ACT
31
277 responses
AP Enrollment
35%
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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
$83,958
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,460
National
$949
Median Home Value
$920,700
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.97 responses
Poll
75%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.97 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 220 responses
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  • Fall assembly
    19%
  • Homecoming
    18%
  • School Spirit Day
    16%
  • Football Games
    12%
  • Prom
    12%
  • Pep Assembly
    6%
  • 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.103 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.103 responses
49%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.103 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
25:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$97,341
Teachers in First/Second Year
2.5%
66%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.147 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.147 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.147 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
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.163 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.163 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.163 responses
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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!
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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.
What I liked about Arcadia High was the atmosphere. I could walk inside and feel safe while attending my classes. The teachers that have taught me were quirky and had their own unique way of making learning entertaining. The programs there are impressive and have the variety to fit anyone's interests. In addition to school programs are the numerous amounts of clubs that one can join, each having their own flair to set them apart from each other. Overall, the aspect I found the most appealing about Arcadia High was its guidance. I have already brought up the teachers but the other faculty such as the counselors and coaches provide tremendous aid to students. Whether it be telling students advice for college or just walking around campus and greeting the students with friendly faces, a big number of the adults at this school can bring an optimistic feeling to you any day of the week.