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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    C+
  4. College Prep
    C
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Atwater High School is a public school located in Atwater, CA. It has 1,885 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 23 to 1. According to state test scores, 18% of students are at least proficient in math and 49% in reading.
Address
2201 Fruitland Ave.
Atwater, CA 95301
Telephone
(209) 357-6000
Website

Atwater High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
49%
Percent Proficient - Math
18%
Average Graduation Rate
93%
Average SAT
970
176 responses
Average ACT
20
55 responses
AP Enrollment
11%
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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
    C+
  4. Good for Families
    C+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$45,800
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$897
National
$949
Median Home Value
$160,200
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
70%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.56 responses
Poll
82%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.56 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 189 responses
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  • Sport games
    18%
  • Food fair
    18%
  • Rallies
    16%
  • Seeing my favorite teachers and students
    11%
  • Half Days
    10%
  • Mr. Atwater
    7%
  • Powderpuff football
    6%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,885
Free or Reduced Lunch
82%
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.54 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.54 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.54 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
23:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$73,322
Teachers in First/Second Year
9.2%
64%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.67 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.67 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.67 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
$11,042/ year
National
$12,239
91%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.75 responses
47%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.75 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.75 responses
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Atwater High School is the largest school in our district. At Atwater High School we believe in "Academics and Athletics with Pride and Perfection. At Atwater High, we teach ourselves the importance of diversity and different clubs that our students run. We meet academic purposes to get accepted to different colleges which means we are college readiness. Our administration works with students to make sure they feel safe and that they have all the essentials they need to make learning easier and understandable. With our athletics, we make sure that parents and coaches feel they have the supplies they need.
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I love the available programs and how beneficial they are to us.For instance the FFA program has grown to be the most sophisticated one of California. AHS carries a welcoming vibe which is expressed in the no fences.AHS is the only high school in the valley without fencing. The thing that I would like to be improved is for more programs to have more money put into them so that the experiences could be heightened by field trips, educational programs and technology. I would rather see some experiments done in science classes actually expressed in front of me rather then in a video demonstration that is shown to the class.
My experience at Atwater High has been a great place to evolve academically, socially, and mentally. I have been part of many clubs and activities, along with a sport. Joining book club, debate club, golf, DECA, CSF, and going to high school events has made me feel apart of the school and the people there. Not only do I feel that I have gotten a great education with the helpful teachers, but a real connection with staff and fellow students. A few things I would like to see added are more distribution of resources and parent involvement. Other than that, the school had amazing school spirit that I would consider it the best in the county, as well as an amazing administration.