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A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Diamond Bar High School is a top rated, public, magnet school located in Diamond Bar, CA. It has 2,918 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 26 to 1. According to state test scores, 75% of students are at least proficient in math and 79% in reading.

Diamond Bar High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
79%
Percent Proficient - Math
75%
Average Graduation Rate
98%
Average SAT
1330
905 responses
Average ACT
31
288 responses
AP Enrollment
38%
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Living in the Area
A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    D+
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    C-
Median Household Income
$96,628
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,971
National
$949
Median Home Value
$640,600
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
88%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.77 responses
Poll
66%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.77 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 319 responses
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  • Minimum days
    16%
  • Our School Rallies
    16%
  • Renaissance Giveaways
    13%
  • Late starts
    13%
  • Free food
    12%
  • Branding Iron Football Game
    10%
  • Holidays
    8%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,918
Free or Reduced Lunch
19%
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.86 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.86 responses
57%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.86 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
26:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$90,942
Teachers in First/Second Year
4.8%
63%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.118 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.118 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.118 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
$10,626/ year
National
$12,239
85%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.129 responses
45%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.129 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.129 responses
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Diamond Bar High School Reviews

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Academics are cutthroat competitive. The majority of the student population is smart enough to learn on their own. This causes many teachers to believe that they're teaching well, when in reality they do not. The majority of families care deeply about academic achievement, so tutors are often hired to teach when teachers fail. However, around 70% of teachers are incredibly talented and passionate about their jobs, which heavily motivates students and creates a fertile learning environment. Music and STEM programs are incredibly strong; all other academic offerings are sub-par in comparison.The vast majority of students only participate in clubs and activities because they are elite college application checkmarks, resulting a generally disingenuous student population.
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It is a really competitive school. I think the academic in dbhs is definitely strong since you can always feel peer pressure pushing you. However, teachers in dbhs are various. I have met some teachers barely teach at all and expect you know everything by yourself. And one of the characteristics I found from dbhs students is that most of them are able to manage this problem well, either do self-study a lot or get tutored. Sometimes it is stressful being in this learning environment. I get upset when I am not able to understand material easily just like other people. I think that having a good attitude is an important key to adapt the school. Also, I still met a lot of great people here!
The school has a mostly Asian population and it is high stress, high competition. Although I've never really eaten the school food, the student store has an excellent variety of snacks mainly junk food but there are some healthy options. The cafeteria from what I've seen has a variety of options each day. The environment is very safe because there are little to no physical altercations. The teachers are mostly well versed in their topics, however if you don't take an honors or ap course, the teachers aren't as high quality and won't teach as well. All the activities are very STEM based, humanitarian, or academic in general. There are only a few leisure clubs because everyone is focusing on their future and the best way to get volunteer hours is through the clubs.Our classrooms are mostly recent and most classes have Chromebooks. We are remodeling one of our older buildings at the moment. Overall a great school that provides an excellent place for education and socialization.