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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Cupertino High School is a top rated, public school located in Cupertino, CA. It has 2,233 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 26 to 1. According to state test scores, 81% of students are at least proficient in math and 85% in reading.
Address
10100 Finch Ave.
Cupertino, CA 95014
Telephone
(408) 366-7300
Website

Cupertino High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
85%
Percent Proficient - Math
81%
Average Graduation Rate
97%
Average SAT
1380
531 responses
Average ACT
31
246 responses
AP Enrollment
31%
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Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    B
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Cost of Living
    D+
  4. Good for Families
    A+
Area Feel
Urban
Median Household Income
$147,929
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$2,579
National
$949
Median Home Value
$1,214,300
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
85%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.41 responses
Poll
71%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.41 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 96 responses
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  • Rallies
    31%
  • Homecoming
    22%
  • Prom
    21%
  • Spirit Week
    16%
  • Free ice-cream after testing!
    7%
  • Homecoming
    2%
  • Spirit Week
    1%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,233
Free or Reduced Lunch
8%
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.43 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.43 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.43 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
26:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$87,682
Teachers in First/Second Year
12.4%
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.57 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.57 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.57 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$15,927/ year
National
$12,239
92%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.64 responses
55%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.64 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.64 responses
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Lower reviewed areas are primarily due to the general academic environment in the whole Cupertino area, not necessarily because of things very specific to the school. That being said, unhealthy attitudes in regard to education are only continuously fostered by the environment at Cupertino High School. In spite of the great academic opportunities and the wide variety of clubs and extracurriculars available, it's quite easy to get caught up in the unhealthy attitudes of many students that are sometimes even mirrored by the teachers and especially the admin. However, if you navigate the social and academic environment carefully, you can for the most part stay on admin's good side. As long as that's the case, your experience here will be fine.
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During my freshman year, I feel as though I felt somewhat welcomed, but the community was very cliquey. The community, clubs, and extracurriculars were not promoted very well. My sophomore year was eye opening in regards to extracurriculars and academics. The school emphasized the importance of sophomore year academics, and class spirit was much more apparent. My teachers and classes set me up for success. My junior year was much more stressful. My teachers were less helpful, and did not work well together to give students a balanced work load. School spirit went down dramatically. My senior year was much more difficult than expected, as we were told that it would be a breeze. AP courses helped prepare student in the aspect of college readiness, as well as admin guiding us through the college application process, however, teachers did not consider this and continued to communicate poorly in regards to work load. Overall, high school was a stressful but interesting experience.
Cupertino High School is everything that is wrong with education in the United States. It is a breeding ground for insecurity, academic disparity, and depression. Schools like these that are paving the way for the United States towards a future of prosperity (good) and unhappiness (bad). Student well-being is on the lowest rung of importance, and any attempt to make changes to curriculum is met with disapproval from stubborn faculty that have grossly relied on the ability to reuse material. I can attest to their college preparatory aspect I have not failed a class and I am able to succeed in any class I am a part of, as well as thrive throughout a work environment through the university. I would like to see a change of attitude throughout the school. This school remains consistently stagnant while their students work day and night to provide good numbers to uphold their "image" it shows the clear failure of an educational institution. Students should be put first, not numbers.