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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    C-
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    C+
  7. Administration
    C-
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    D
Hercules High School is an above average, public school located in Hercules, CA. It has 996 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 24 to 1. According to state test scores, 28% of students are at least proficient in math and 61% in reading.
Address
1900 Refugio Valley Rd
Hercules, CA 94547
Telephone
(510) 231-1429
Website
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Hercules High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
61%
Percent Proficient - Math
28%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1130
200 responses
Average ACT
27
37 responses
AP Enrollment
45%
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Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    C
Median Household Income
$107,221
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,779
National
$949
Median Home Value
$457,300
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
54%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.28 responses
Poll
43%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.28 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 58 responses
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  • Rally
    43%
  • Prom
    22%
  • Home comming
    21%
  • Awards Ceremonies
    3%
  • Homecoming
    3%
  • Orchestra concerts
    3%
  • Pep rallies
    2%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
996
Free or Reduced Lunch
41%
62%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.34 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.34 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.34 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
24:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$68,937
Teachers in First/Second Year
17.2%
47%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.36 responses
33%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.36 responses
36%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.36 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$17,271/ year
National
$12,239
58%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.43 responses
21%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.43 responses
51%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.43 responses
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During my time at Hercules High, I thought it was alright. There are problems that the school has, like messed up boys restrooms and broken tiles in classrooms, but all these are passable. Classes and teachers are alright-- though they took away some, arguably, important elective classes such as Computer Graphics and Culinary--, the security around campus is okay, and the food is passable. Some pros are that the student population at the school is very diverse, the rallies are great to watch, and clubs are very active and involved with the school. I can't say much on sports, but they have regular hangouts and practice. The campus layout and buildings aren't the best, because the language and core classes are far apart from each other and in portables, but the colorful aesthetic brings a sense of comfort to the school. Overall, I think Hercules High is a fine school to attend especially compared to other high schools in the Bay Area. It's not the greatest, but it's also not the worst.
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I am currently enrolled in at Hercules High School, its staff members are great the principal, counselors, teachers etc... very friendly! They genuinely care about their students being successful and having a good learning environment. Our sports programs are great with the coaches who take teams to winning records and making history. Safety procedures are done everyone once in awhile practices of Fire drills, earthquake, and lockdowns to ensure safety.
I transferred to Hercules High School the start of my junior year after my parent's separation. I never felt more alone and isolated than when I first started the school. Not knowing anybody, nor how to make friends made school very difficult and lonely. At last, through time, the teachers and the students at Hercules uplifted me and help me express my inner-self! With their unique clubs and thrilling school dances, I felt more at peace at Hercules then I ever did at my former schools. All the new experiences I've accompanied are things that my new friends and I will talk about for years to come.