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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Arroyo High School is an above average, public school located in El Monte, CA. It has 2,228 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 23 to 1. According to state test scores, 41% of students are at least proficient in math and 73% in reading.
Address
4921 N. Cedar Ave.
El Monte, CA 91732
Telephone
(626) 444-9201
Website

Arroyo High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
73%
Percent Proficient - Math
41%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1110
271 responses
Average ACT
24
44 responses
AP Enrollment
19%
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Living in the Area
C
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    C
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Cost of Living
    D+
  4. Good for Families
    C
Area Feel
Urban
Median Household Income
$40,654
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,118
National
$949
Median Home Value
$374,900
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
78%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.55 responses
Poll
82%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.55 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 152 responses
Report
  • "Blue Black and White"; each class shows spirit
    35%
  • Renaissance Assembly
    26%
  • Pep-rallies
    11%
  • Footbal Games
    7%
  • Spirit week for upcoming dances
    6%
  • Talent Show
    5%
  • Pep rallies
    2%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,228
Free or Reduced Lunch
86%
72%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.64 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.64 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.64 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
23:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$73,712
Teachers in First/Second Year
2.3%
52%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.83 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.83 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.83 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
$12,946/ year
National
$12,239
89%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.89 responses
40%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.89 responses
58%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.89 responses
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Overall, it's an adequate public school. I will highlight several factors: teachers, academics, administration, diversity, culture, and campus.

TEACHERS:
I'm largely an AP student, so I can't speak much for regular classes. It's a huge toss up, 50/50. Those who are good teachers are very dedicated and good at explaining the concepts. Vice versa for the bad ones.

ACADEMICS:
There's a surprising range of AP's offered for a low-funded public school. Our social science and visual and performing arts-especially band-department is very strong. English and math is a toss up. Science is a no-go.

ADMINISTRATION:
Big yikes. Some admins are good, but most aren't. Let's just say they ignore the needs of students if it brings bad light to the school.

DIVERSITY:
Largely Hispanic and Asian, limited white and black students.

CULTURE:
Not cutthroat, most of the student population is pretty dumb.

CAMPUS:
Overall a clean and green place. Some buildings need retouching.
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Arroyo High School is a great school overall. Administration is always there to answer any questions you may have and make your high school years go as smoothly as possible. Teachers are good at teaching their subjects and actually care about their students. The facility itself is very nice and is always highly maintained. Fields are always kept in good conditions for sports teams to use since sports and clubs are a big thing at Arroyo. They have one of the best marching bands that constantly win awards and sports teams that always win championships. For example, the football team won CIF two years ago and are league champions for a couple years in a row now. Besides sports there are many clubs offered in the school so there is something for everyone that wants to be involved. There aren't really any negatives about the school besides things all schools have like the occasional fights.
My overall experience at Arroyo High School was pretty good. The school continues to upgrade classrooms and materials which is nice. It isn't located in the best neighborhood. There have been quite a large amount of scandals regarding teachers' inappropriate behavior with students which is terrible. Most of the teachers truly care about their students but others are just really terrible. In some cases, more than half the class would be failing and yet the students are to blame. This should be improved by having the teachers address the problem instead of just telling students to blindly study. They are there to teach and guide.. The cafeteria food is decent and have decent salad choices. It is a pretty diverse community.