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A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    C-
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
California High School is a top rated, public school located in San Ramon, CA. It has 2,718 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 24 to 1. According to state test scores, 68% of students are at least proficient in math and 88% in reading.
Address
9870 BRd.moor Dr.
San Ramon, CA 94583
Telephone
(925) 803-3200
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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
88%
Percent Proficient - Math
68%
Average Graduation Rate
99%
Average SAT
1290
547 responses
Average ACT
29
242 responses
AP Enrollment
31%
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Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    D+
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    C
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Median Household Income
$141,048
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,859
National
$949
Median Home Value
$825,650
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
80%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.56 responses
Poll
68%
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 161 responses
Report
  • Football
    22%
  • Homecoming
    17%
  • Lunch
    16%
  • Ball
    14%
  • Prom
    14%
  • Spirit Week
    6%
  • Model United Nations
    2%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,718
Free or Reduced Lunch
5%
76%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.62 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.62 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.63 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
24:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$82,700
Teachers in First/Second Year
6.9%
53%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.86 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.86 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.86 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
$10,405/ year
National
$12,239
87%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.92 responses
43%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.92 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.92 responses
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I really liked Cal High because our school is very big but we try to be inclusive with all talents , cultures, and skills. We value all academic, athletic, and extracurricular affairs that goes on at school. I would not give this a complete five, because although we strive to be successful, the school still contain flaws, such as: uncaring about campus cleanliness from students, very slow response from administration on minor events/issue. Cal High is a good school but has room for improvement.
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Overall, Cal High is a great school. There's a club for anything and everything, sports teams are great, most teachers make learning fun and easy, but obviously there are some horrible ones to balance it out unfortunately. Some teachers are great people but are terrible at teaching. The counselors take college readiness very seriously, but the AP coordinator is a pain in the backside to work with.
California High School has a number of great programs and opportunities which make it very easy to find classes that are interesting to you or relevant to your intended future major. For instance there is an engineering pathway which allows kids to be exposed to computer aided design (CAD), basic mechanics and and machining, as well as giving students the chance to design and execute their own projects. The school atmosphere has its issues, however. There have been incidents of hate speech but they have been actively shut down on each occasion by administration. Generally the school culture is much more accepting and tolerant. Overall California High School has great academic and extracurricular opportunities but could use improvement in its atmosphere.