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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Colfax High School is a highly rated, public school located in Colfax, CA. It has 581 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 23 to 1. According to state test scores, 47% of students are at least proficient in math and 77% in reading.

Colfax High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
77%
Percent Proficient - Math
47%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1190
106 responses
Average ACT
27
38 responses
AP Enrollment
31%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    D-
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    C-
Median Household Income
$84,357
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,463
National
$949
Median Home Value
$443,700
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
92%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.13 responses
Poll
77%
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 51 responses
Report
  • Football games, choir performances, and rallies
    18%
  • Football games
    16%
  • Choir performances
    14%
  • Drama productions
    12%
  • Olympic Week
    12%
  • Soccer games and rallys
    10%
  • Homecoming
    8%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
581
Free or Reduced Lunch
26%
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.14 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.14 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.14 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
23:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$84,903
Teachers in First/Second Year
8.3%
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.20 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.20 responses
75%
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
High
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$13,749/ year
National
$12,239
88%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.25 responses
48%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.25 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.25 responses
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Colfax High School Reviews

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My kids transferred to this school and it was the best decision they ever made. The school is small but mighty in terms of academics, athletics, STEM and the arts. The teachers love it there, and they genuinely care about their students and doing a good job. The Principal is the best...he is a visionary and has really turned the school around both academically and in spirit. The school is fun and is called the nest for a reason. They have spirit functions like Olympic week where the classes participate in activities and compete with each other. They also have several dress up days (like bad tourist day), and everybody joins in. The football games and basketball games have so much spirit that everybody joins in and there are no cliques for football etc....everybody likes everybody. Colfax has been a wonderful experience and we think its the best school in the district and even in the neighboring districts!
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The real quality of CHS is in the teachers. I could list more than a few who were not only great educators, and cared about their students, but were also much like a good friend to me both in and out of class, Mrs. Schopfer and Mrs. Isheim together make for an outstanding English department between them, Mr. Hild and Mrs. Bratton and the best STEM teachers I've ever had, and working with Mr. Wilkinson in Musical Theatre and Choir were some of my fondest memories. I can't think of any other teachers that can compete with them, they truly made my high school years into cherished memories.
Colfax is a small school and there are ups and downs to this. A major upside to Colfax was the teachers, the staff at Colfax spent a lot of their time investing in each and every student. They showed that they cared about the students education and well being making the school more comfortable for students and easier environment to learn in. A downside to being a small school meant extra curricular such as sports or clubs were not as competitive this created a downfall for students who were really looking to challenge themselves and excel in their interests because they were left with a team full of newbies who did not care as much.