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Tamalpais Union High School District is a highly rated, public school district located in Larkspur, CA. It has 4,481 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 19 to 1. According to state test scores, 55% of students are at least proficient in math and 70% in reading.
Address
395 Doherty Dr.
Larkspur, CA 94977
Telephone
(415) 945-3600

Tamalpais Union High School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
70%
Percent Proficient - Math
55%
Average Graduation Rate
96%
Average SAT
1270
751 responses
Average ACT
29
479 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
4,481
Free or Reduced Lunch
7.1%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$99,452
Teachers in First/Second Year
4.7%

Finances

Total Expenses
$75,529,000
Expenses Per Student
$20,103/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    59%
  • Support Services
    40%
  • Other
    2%

Tamalpais Union High School District Reviews

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Tamalpais High School is a very well funded school with great teachers and access to great resources like computers and art supplies. The programs like the drama and computer science ones are excellent and provide plenty of support for students looking to learn more.

The problems with this school are the lack of diversity and the level of caring that students show. First of all, the school is almost 85 % white, so it difficult for students who are a racial minority. Second, the school is rampant with students who do not try, but still demand high grades, and then whine and complain when they receive a B.

However, even with those negatives, the school still offers a top notch education for a public school and students who go here are blessed with such a good education.
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Tamalpais Union High School District did a very good job of preparing students for college. Most classes offered where college preparatory. There where lots of available resources to help with the standardized testing and college application process, such as study groups, workshops, and opportunities to receive college essay revisions. The only down side to all of this is that it made college seem like the only option, while it isn't the best option for many students. Even though I am happily enrolled as a freshman at the University of Washington this fall, I would have still liked more guidance in seeking out other post-high school options.
I love how as a student, I know I'm getting prepared for college. The College and Career Center has help me immensely with the college application process. My classes are challenging, but I am truly captivated by what I am learning. I do wish that Tamalpais High School was more diverse and worked on inclusion on the campus. Other than that, I have really enjoyed attending Tam high.