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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
    B
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Arcata High School is a highly rated, public school located in Arcata, CA. It has 855 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 22 to 1. According to state test scores, 42% of students are at least proficient in math and 67% in reading.
Address
1720 M St.
Arcata, CA 95521
Telephone
(707) 825-2400
Website

Arcata High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
67%
Percent Proficient - Math
42%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1210
117 responses
Average ACT
28
36 responses
AP Enrollment
17%
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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    C
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Cost of Living
    C-
  4. Good for Families
    B+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$31,180
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$887
National
$949
Median Home Value
$322,700
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B
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.22 responses
Poll
82%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.22 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 30 responses
Report
  • AIBT and Homecoming
    27%
  • Spring Week
    27%
  • Homecoming and thw AIBT
    13%
  • Spring Break
    13%
  • Holiday week
    7%
  • Spirit Week
    7%
  • Homecoming
    3%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
855
Free or Reduced Lunch
31%
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.21 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.21 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.21 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
22:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$75,909
Teachers in First/Second Year
2.1%
56%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.27 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.27 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.27 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$12,447/ year
National
$12,239
85%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.27 responses
48%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.27 responses
59%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.27 responses
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I like Arcata High School because even though it is located in a rural area the students are still able to have access to numerous academic opportunities. The Career and College Center is a great resource at Arcata High and ensures that the students are aware of work and volunteer opportunities in the community and on track to applying to colleges. The school community is also an important aspect of my school and the majority of students are more than willing to provide support to their peers in any way possible. Finally, Arcata High prides itself on having competitive sports teams and had a legacy of winning NCS championships.
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I am currently a senior at Arcata High School and have found my last three years there to be very enjoyable, I have made countless new friends. We get very involved in sports and the social scene is great. The teachers in the science department are very good, they all love what they teach which makes it a hundred times more interesting and fun. I have played sports my last three years and have became really close with my team and we feel like a family. Everyone is so inviting and friendly. We are also very liberal and supportive of most everyone, which is very refreshing.
This High School loves it's students! I have been a student for my entire high school career and never have had an issue or complaint about the way Arcata High School functions. It supports its students and prepares them for life after graduation by providing resources such as the college and career center and counselors.