B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
Address
1400 N Albany Avenue
Atlantic City, NJ 08401
Telephone
(609) 343-7300
Website

Atlantic City High School Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
27%
Percent Proficient - Math
12%
Average Graduation Rate
74%
Average SAT
1080
203 responses
Average ACT
26
23 responses
AP Enrollment
10%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
57%
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 60 responses
Report
  • Prom
    30%
  • Sports
    30%
  • Spirit Day
    20%
  • Homecoming
    13%
  • Homecoming
    2%
  • I don't have a favorite I disliked them all
    2%
  • Pep rallies
    2%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,010
Free or Reduced Lunch
69%
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.28 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.28 responses
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.28 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
10:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
6%
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.40 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.40 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.40 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$25,473/ year
National
$12,239
86%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.50 responses
46%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.50 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.50 responses
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Atlantic City High School Reviews

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ACHS is absolutely one of the greatest high schools in Atlantic County.
The teachers truly do care, the guidance counselors actually guide! The extra curriculars and the clubs are all fantastic.
The school is extremely clean, they have one of the most gorgeous libraries I've ever seen!
The security does have to be there. And I am glad for that. They do their jobs. But they develop good rapports with the kids. So it's very safe. So many people have a preconceived notion of what they think the school is.
I would highly recommend ACHS to any parent or student. The large group of ethnically diverse students is great, as they don't see one another as any different because of their race or religion. They see their friends. It is a public school; with a bit of a private school "family" feel
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Atlantic City High School. A school where everyone knows everything about every single person. Even to the tiniest person. Here's my experience Freshman year(2013) to Senior year(present). When I was a freshman there weren't many people in ACHS, so it was pretty easy to get around the school quickly especially in a five minute time limit to get to class before the bell rings. Throughout the years he school has progressively increased in the number of students which was annoying. Number one thing I dislike most about this school is that it is mostly about sports and not academics. Now to my senior year. My senior year has been completely terrible, so much drama for such little things. A thing this school schools change is the way the students act. If you bump into a person slightly they would want to fight you and it's not acceptable not everyone could fight. Now as for this school review, ACHS sucks.
I liked the extra-curricular programs that the school had to offer however the academic program is a bit of a joke. I learned nothing going from my Freshman to Senior year as the staff either don't care or are bad at doing their jobs. I find that teachers in the electives such as pottery, dance, and music are more efficient at getting their lessons across and really helping their students understand. In my 3 years at Atlantic City High School only a handful of teachers will pass their kids based on merit only.