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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    C
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Colton High School is a public school located in Colton, CA. It has 1,953 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 21 to 1. According to state test scores, 19% of students are at least proficient in math and 47% in reading.

Colton High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
47%
Percent Proficient - Math
19%
Average Graduation Rate
89%
Average SAT
990
216 responses
Average ACT
20
101 responses
AP Enrollment
18%

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Living in the Area
C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    C+
  3. Housing
    C
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$47,256
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,085
National
$949
Median Home Value
$212,100
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
73%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.49 responses
Poll
82%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.49 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 110 responses
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  • Pep rallies
    28%
  • Football Games
    17%
  • Football Games
    15%
  • Link Crew a day that people let there emotions out
    11%
  • Homecoming week
    10%
  • Spirit weeks
    8%
  • Spirit Week
    4%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,953
Free or Reduced Lunch
82%
72%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.47 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.47 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.47 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
21:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$80,366
Teachers in First/Second Year
11.5%
51%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.61 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.61 responses
62%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.61 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$9,746/ year
National
$12,239
77%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.60 responses
17%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.60 responses
35%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.60 responses
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My experience with Colton High School, has absolutely been worth it. From meeting new friends to meeting teachers. I've grown up in this school, it made me become a better and more mature person than i was when i was in middle school. Meeting new friends was definitely a part of the wonderful experience. Although there have been rough patches throughout my 4 years, it was worth it. Along the way I had the guidance to continue through the better path. The staff was really kind to the students, they treated us with the up most respect. As well as the students, we knew that we were in good hands when they gave us advice, goals to reach, and of course the ability to motivate us each and every day!
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My experience with Colton High School was pretty amazing. I was taught great independence and learned a lot of valuable lessons that I’ll cherish forever. I’ve been longtime friendships with staff and students and I’ve learned a lot over my 4 years I’ve attended. This school has made such a positive impact on my life and I’ll be so sad to leave in my last 4 months here. I’ll truly miss it. Although I was sexually harassed by another student and STILL had to be in the same class as him to this day AND he got a slap on the wrist as some may call it, it’s great. The administration and teachers are poor, but besides that, pretty great.
Colton High School is a really great school, I love Link Crew because I feel that they really help freshmen get used to high school and they really help you out. They really helped me with knowing a little more about high school and about teachers. Even though I think they should do more fun activities than just talk. I also love how they have different programs like Trio Educational Talent Search and Upward Bound, to help first generation students with school and applying to college. I joined Trio Educational Talent Search and that program has helped me a lot with learning about college.
Some things I would like to see change in would be to make the school food better. Even though there is good food, most of it tastes disgusting. The most important thing I'd like for there to be change in is in the cleanliness of the school. The school restrooms smell horrible and are very dirty. There's times I wait until I get home to use the restroom because the school restrooms are disgusting.