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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Atwater High School is a public school located in Atwater, CA. It has 1,826 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 23 to 1. According to state test scores, 21% of students are at least proficient in math and 50% in reading.

Atwater High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
50%
Percent Proficient - Math
21%
Average Graduation Rate
96%
Average SAT
980
219 responses
Average ACT
20
70 responses
AP Enrollment
12%
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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
$52,542
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$972
National
$949
Median Home Value
$207,800
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
68%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.62 responses
Poll
81%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.62 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 207 responses
Report
  • Sport games
    18%
  • Food fair
    17%
  • Rallies
    16%
  • Seeing my favorite teachers and students
    11%
  • Half Days
    10%
  • Mr. Atwater
    8%
  • Powderpuff football
    7%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,826
Free or Reduced Lunch
81%
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.60 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.60 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.60 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
23:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$77,215
Teachers in First/Second Year
1.4%
63%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.73 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.73 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.73 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$11,637/ year
National
$12,239
91%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.81 responses
44%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.81 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.81 responses
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My overall experience at Atwater High has been pretty good. The teachers are helpful and care, despite some students being disrespectful and unfair, but I feel for the most part majority of the teachers genuinely care. The art related clubs and music class push you to do better and help prepare you for a future career in that field. The math and science classes explain the courses pretty well, that is, if you're actively listening though. Haven't faced major issues with the school, students, or staff. Some teachers have odd grading rubrics but nothing you can't work with. Another thing is that the school dress code is a little outdated but some faculty members won't mind. The food isn't all the great, but edible. In my freshman year they sold cookies at a snack bar that were pretty tasty and only 25¢ but ever since then it's tasted worse and the price has been bumped up. Despite that the food is just standard high school food.
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My experience at Atwater High school has honestly been great. Since freshman year I've made tons of new friends. I've also got to meet a lot of great staff and teachers, and let's not forget about the school spirit! Atwater has to be one of the best schools in the 209. Something I liked about Atwater High School is they're so caring, and they put the students first. Everyone is super kind, and friendly. Although I would like for the school to get a better lunch for us student.
Atwater High School was like a second home to me. Walking up every morning to go to school was always my favorite part of my days. You make these connections that you would never think you could make with staff and other students. The music program especially made the biggest impact on my life. You’ll never find another band or choir and theatre I should say more supportive of their students then this. The staff listened to our concerns and wants to success and helped applied it to the best of their possibilities. They were there even with our personal life crisis’ even though they never needed to be. We all cheered each other on even if we were failing because we weren’t just a choir or a band, we were a family.