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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Del Mar High School is an above average, public school located in San Jose, CA. It has 1,167 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 22 to 1. According to state test scores, 28% of students are at least proficient in math and 61% in reading.
Address
1224 Del Mar Ave.
San Jose, CA 95128
Telephone
(408) 626-3403
Website

Del Mar High School Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
61%
Percent Proficient - Math
28%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1110
99 responses
Average ACT
24
39 responses
AP Enrollment
26%
Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    D+
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    C-
Area Feel
Urban
Median Household Income
$96,662
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,822
National
$949
Median Home Value
$714,200
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
89%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.18 responses
Poll
83%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.18 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 41 responses
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  • Rallies
    37%
  • Football games
    20%
  • Air jam, a lip sync class competition.
    17%
  • Volleyball and Basketball games
    7%
  • Homecoming
    5%
  • Special Guests
    5%
  • Spirit Week
    5%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,167
Free or Reduced Lunch
41%
84%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.19 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.19 responses
95%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.19 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
22:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$79,417
Teachers in First/Second Year
40.3%
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.21 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.21 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.21 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$13,604/ year
National
$12,239
69%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.26 responses
15%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.26 responses
46%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.26 responses
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Great school! Del Mar has such a diverse group of students, which makes it great for incoming students to explore new settings and environment. Classes are great, typically classes don't exceed 30 students, and in my experience it helped create more intimicacy between student and teacher for better help and guidance.
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Well, I'm a freshman at Del Mar high school and overall Del Mar has changed my life. The reason for this is because I met so many amazing people from my classes, clubs, and sports. My teachers are an amazing help, whenever I need help with classwork or just anything that I'm struggling with in life, the first thing I always do is talk with my teachers. The classes in general are just like any other classes you can possibly think anywhere else. A lot of people at Del Mar obviously has different opinions about this school, it just depends on who you are and whether if you want to be successful in life.
Great school, excellent teachers, and friendly environment. The teachers are very helpful and motivate students to their best. The sports teams are great and everyone is part of the community. Everyone is nice to each other and respects each other equally, regardless of race or looks. Students learn a lot in class, while also having fun. Rallies bring students and teachers together making the school a better place. Students bring their classmates up when they are down.