A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    C-
  7. Administration
    A+
  8. Sports
    A+
  9. Food
    A
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
Address
1212 Pleasant Hill Rd.
Lafayette, CA 94549
Telephone
(925) 280-3900

Acalanes Union High School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
86%
Percent Proficient - Math
71%
Average Graduation Rate
98%
Average SAT
1300
935 responses
Average ACT
30
477 responses
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Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
5,402
Free or Reduced Lunch
4.6%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
20:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$82,164
Teachers in First/Second Year

Finances

Total Expenses
$77,622,000
Expenses Per Student
$15,114/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    56%
  • Support Services
    42%
  • Other
    2%

Acalanes Union High School District Reviews

3 reviews
The Acalanes Union School District is arguably the one of the most competitive districts in California, and even in the nation. While both students and staff alike strive to create an environment without judgement, biases, and bullying; it seems that they can never quite conquer this feat. I do have to say that I have been and continue to receive an amazing education which I am thankful for everyday, however going to school everyday is not so pleasant. Respect is not a core value at my school, which troubles me. Also, the district strives to grow the schools to have a diverse environment that welcomes everyone from every walk of life, however I have seen terrible hate crimes happen in our school constantly. The staff attempt to teach students about the importance of respect and acceptance, however those messages never seem to come across strong enough to the students.
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My experience has been enjoyable yet stressful. Teachers give too much homework (and tests) and with a busy schedule, it is hard to keep up sometimes. However, my school is switching to block scheduling which will hopefully take away some of the stress.
Acalanes High School is located in Lafayette, California. The school is not very diverse. However, this school definitely prepared me for college. Some teachers were terrible, honestly, but the few that were exceptional are the ones that made my experience an enjoyable one. I am grateful to have spent four years at that school, I learned exactly what I needed to know to succeed in college.