A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    C
  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 23 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
1200
115 responses
Average ACT
28
36 responses
AP Enrollment
17%
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Living in the Area
A-
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
C
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
90%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.21 responses
Poll
81%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.21 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 29 responses
Report
  • AIBT and Homecoming
    28%
  • Spring Week
    28%
  • Homecoming and thw AIBT
    14%
  • Spring Break
    10%
  • Holiday week
    7%
  • Spirit Week
    7%
  • Homecoming
    3%

Students

Diversity
A-
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%
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.20 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.20 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.20 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
23:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$75,909
Teachers in First/Second Year
2.1%
54%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.26 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.26 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.26 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.26 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.26 responses
62%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.26 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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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.
I have found this school rather disappointing. Although I am in ‘advanced’ classes for my age, most of my teachers are lackluster at best, and I am not challenged academically. School spirit is limited, and the clubs that I am involved in are not as interesting as I hoped they would be. Sadly, this caliber of school is probably quite average in the US, so it’s not really surprising.