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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    C+
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Alhambra Unified School District is a highly rated, public school district located in Alhambra, CA. It has 16,855 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 26 to 1. According to state test scores, 55% of students are at least proficient in math and 63% in reading.

Alhambra Unified School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
63%
Percent Proficient - Math
55%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1220
1,517 responses
Average ACT
27
382 responses

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
16,855
Free or Reduced Lunch
64.6%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
26:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$103,343
Teachers in First/Second Year
8.9%

Finances

Total Expenses
$244,718,000
Expenses Per Student
$16,986/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    58%
  • Support Services
    39%
  • Other
    3%
Living in the Area
A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    D
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    C-
Median Household Income
$57,117
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,349
National
$949
Median Home Value
$582,600
National
$184,700

Alhambra Unified School District Reviews

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The financial aid is unmatched; I will be forever grateful for the generous financial aid package that my family received. It's a diverse school, and although it's not always perfect in handling issues surrounding equity and inclusion, it's definitely a school that tries really hard to make sure each student feels safe. Stress levels are extremely high here, the workload is intense, and the New Hampshire winters can be extremely dreary, but I have made the best friendships here and have grown so much, both academically and personally. Even through the tough times, I have never regretted saying Yes to Exeter and I know that its all worth it. Additionally, it IS possible to have fun here! Even in a small town, we find ways to just live life and be teenagers.
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This school district provides its best efforts for their students to have the best education and programs. However, each school within the district varies with teachers and students. If you expect your child/yourself to have the best experience with any school under the Alhambra Unified School District, make sure to teach them/yourself first before they/you begin attending. It all starts at home, so parents, don’t distance yourself and bring LOVE at home! >:(

Also, I love how they have been switching up the cafeteria food because I’m not complaining.
In my personal experience, it depends on the school you go to. The schools I went to had some good teachers and some that weren't exactly "up to par". The food is not that good, and I truly wish they would add more vegetarian and vegan options. Most schools are riddled with filth and trash, but some students have taken it upon themselves to have school clean-up days which I think is amazing! As for the students that go there, I would say most are extremely friendly, yet there are some trouble makers. I have heard many students and staff say that the district isn't what it used to be and that it truly is going downhill. The curriculum is being "dummied" down and the programs aren't up to standards.