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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    C
  7. Administration
    C
  8. Sports
    C
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Fullerton Union High School is an above average, public school located in Fullerton, CA. It has 2,024 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 29 to 1. According to state test scores, 37% of students are at least proficient in math and 69% in reading.

Fullerton Union High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
69%
Percent Proficient - Math
37%
Average Graduation Rate
96%
Average SAT
1150
330 responses
Average ACT
26
82 responses
AP Enrollment
24%
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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
$73,360
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,563
National
$949
Median Home Value
$625,800
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
69%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.36 responses
Poll
86%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.36 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 139 responses
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  • Fullerton Tackle Cancer
    22%
  • Spirit Week
    19%
  • Helping with the Special Games at CUSF
    14%
  • Mr. Fullerton pageant
    14%
  • Red Rush
    12%
  • Dance Concerts
    9%
  • Long Lunch
    6%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,024
Free or Reduced Lunch
53%
84%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.49 responses
96%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.49 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.49 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
29:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$102,598
Teachers in First/Second Year
10.5%
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.63 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.63 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.63 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$10,301/ year
National
$12,239
77%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.65 responses
23%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.65 responses
55%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.65 responses
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Fullerton Union High School Reviews

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Fullerton high school let me into the home hospital program when I was very ill as a sophomore and upon my return they agreed to dual enroll me as a junior and senior so I could graduate a year early! This led me to begin college a year early and begin my adult life faster, and I felt very prepared for college through a college connectivity program they had. I also enrolled in ROP classes that helped me get job experience and led me to my first job. Overall, if students at Fullerton high school want to succeed, programs are in place to help them. I am currently done with my associates, have a career and will begin my bachelors soon. Thank you Fullerton Union High School.
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One of the first things I noticed upon attending was the open atmosphere that FUHS holds onto; all students and teachers are extremely supportive, and both put in effort in order to make individuals feel included. Secondly, FUHS is considered an art-inclined school, where visual and performing arts are emphasized. (The campus' architecture is beautiful!) I, however, wish the district could view the instrumental arts as an area of importance. Thirdly, several clubs are offered, which ultimately allowed me to easily become involved at school and hold leadership positions for these organizations. Academically, I believe FUHS students have room to improve their work ethics/motivations and grades. It's not the teacher's fault, though. I find that student's have a difficult time prioritizing their academics over leisure. Still, FUHS has been constantly providing education for a little over 125 years--a historical milestone that all take pride in.
If you are a student who likes to avoid cliques or the status quo, this school provides a great social environment to do your own thing, compared to the social hierarchies at Troy and Sunny Hills. This is also a great environment if you come from a lower socio-economic background and need guidance and support to apply for college and do better academically, where I feel the other high schools in the area only cater to the wealthy, athletic, and high-performing students.The AP/IB program is fantastic and has really charismatic teachers who make learning difficult subject matter fun, and the english teachers introduce literature outside of the standard material. The arts magnet program is also outstanding, and there is a variety of mediums you can enroll in. One thing I especially liked was the option to take dance for P.E freshman and sophomore years. This brought a lot of students into the higher dance programs who otherwise would have never had dance experience.