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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    D+
Atascadero High School is a highly rated, public school located in Atascadero, CA. It has 1,325 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 21 to 1. According to state test scores, 30% of students are at least proficient in math and 57% in reading.

Atascadero High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
57%
Percent Proficient - Math
30%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1210
134 responses
Average ACT
28
51 responses
AP Enrollment
23%
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Living in the Area
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    C-
Median Household Income
$72,240
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,289
National
$949
Median Home Value
$433,900
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
77%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.13 responses
Poll
85%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.13 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 24 responses
Report
  • The sporting events, especially football.
    33%
  • The graduation at the end of the year.
    25%
  • The winter formal or prom.
    25%
  • Awards ceremonies
    8%
  • Track Meets
    8%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,325
Free or Reduced Lunch
30%
50%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.12 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.12 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.12 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
21:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$74,972
Teachers in First/Second Year
7%
55%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.20 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.20 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.20 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$12,219/ year
National
$12,239
71%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.21 responses
38%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.21 responses
57%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.21 responses
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Atascadero High School Reviews

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Decent classes, spread out campus, lack of diversity when it comes to students and staff, actually pretty okay school food lunch, and School counselors are average.

Some teachers and the School counselors Have lost their passion to teach and help and it’s kind of sad. But fortunately, I know many fellow students who move on and work hard to get the best possible grade they can!

We have two amazing campus supervisors who actually get to know the students and Try to help us and motivate us! They’re super sweet and are Honestly the best thing to happen to this school.

There’s also a Wellness Center! I cannot express how lucky we are to have this rare gem! The wellness counselors are waay different than the school ones. You can come by the wellness center and talk about your worries and life problems to the main counselor and trainees there and it seriously helps soo much.

I’m on my senior year so hopefully this gives somewhat of credibility to my commentary!
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I have had great experiences at my high school. The teachers here are here to help students and get them to succeed. It's incredible and I wish I could stay stay longer, but I must leave at the end of the year for college. The only thing I would change about this school is the school spirit. We have a pep rally once a year at the end of the year. I wish they were more often because I leave that gym feeling pumped and excited! I love them!
My student is a 9th grader, so we are just getting to know the school. They are trying to improve facilities, although it appears to be heavily focused on improving Ag classrooms, theater, and locker rooms, while other classes, the crumbling pool, and library will need to wait. I would like to see better communication regarding college readiness, including more counselors to better serve students.