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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Granite Hills High School is a highly rated, public school located in El Cajon, CA. It has 2,337 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 27 to 1. According to state test scores, 46% of students are at least proficient in math and 66% in reading.

Granite Hills High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
66%
Percent Proficient - Math
46%
Average Graduation Rate
87%
Average SAT
1130
275 responses
Average ACT
25
91 responses
AP Enrollment
37%
Living in the Area
C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    D+
  2. Good for Families
    C+
  3. Housing
    C-
Median Household Income
$49,445
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,185
National
$949
Median Home Value
$403,700
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
93%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.43 responses
Poll
95%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.43 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 140 responses
Report
  • Swoop Assembly
    24%
  • Homecoming
    16%
  • Class color day
    12%
  • Senior Breakfast
    11%
  • Football, Wrestling, Baseball, Golf, Avid, NHS
    9%
  • Powderpuff football
    9%
  • Crime fair
    6%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,337
Free or Reduced Lunch
47%
77%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.52 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.52 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.52 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
27:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$72,482
Teachers in First/Second Year
3.6%
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.66 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.66 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.66 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$12,678/ year
National
$12,239
93%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.70 responses
56%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.70 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.70 responses
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I transferred to this school at the beginning of my sophomore year. I have debilitating anxiety and depression that affected my attendance. With the support of my counselor and teachers, I was able to push through. My school has an amazing program available that allows me to take classes and home and on campus. It has been a life changer for me. I am able to see my friends at school but concentrate on my studies better at home. I'm am now thriving!
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I am currently in my second year attending Granite Hills High School. The staff has always been very welcoming and the upperclassmen are welcoming as well. One of the poor things at Granite Hills is the limited hangout space for the students. During lunch, the students are all crammed up in one area which doesn't feel safe or accommodating. Another one of the poor things about Granite Hills is the times the bathrooms are closed. After a certain period, there are some bathrooms that are closed which isn't very accommodating for the students and makes it very inconvenient.
I have been attending Granite Hills High School for four years now and the staff is very encouraging, they just want you to succeed and do your best! Although the campus is not the cleanest the administration tries their best. As the generations go on most of the kids are less and less it seems, but the staff is always trying to stay positive and give their 100 all the time.