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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    C
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
High Tech High International is a highly rated, public, charter school located in San Diego, CA. It has 391 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 42% of students are at least proficient in math and 67% in reading.

High Tech High International Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
67%
Percent Proficient - Math
42%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1160
139 responses
Average ACT
28
27 responses
AP Enrollment

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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    D-
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    C-
Median Household Income
$101,701
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$2,219
National
$949
Median Home Value
$809,950
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.16 responses
Poll
88%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.16 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 47 responses
  • Internship
    28%
  • Advisory Olympics
    19%
  • Internship/Externship
    17%
  • Exhibitions
    15%
  • Community Meetings
    6%
  • High Tech High Village Fall Festival
    4%
  • The Halloween Dance
    4%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
391
Free or Reduced Lunch
40%
63%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.19 responses
95%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.19 responses
42%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.19 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$90,530
Teachers in First/Second Year
4%
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.24 responses
96%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.24 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.24 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$14,805/ year
National
$12,239
81%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.27 responses
22%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.27 responses
56%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.27 responses
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It was a school where I was accepted. I could be my TRUE, REAL, RAW self. Everyone didn't stick to the "norm" or "basics". Everyone had their own vibe, own style, own stigma and it wasn't judged. I could wear my bright, blue fur jacket and stroll the halls without being embarrassed and instead, very bubbly and confident. To make it better, not only did I not have to worry about being my true self, but I also had no worries when it came to school work. Everything at High Tech High International is very organized, helpful and simple. It teaches exactly what benefits us as students ad gets us prepared for our future. We get the privilege of doing college field trips, internships for a whole month and a week off to explore different activities. It's a school full of adventure, self assurance and strength!
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Previously, I attended schools that taught traditionally which is different from the project-based algorithm that the High Tech System is known for. Instead of studying, getting homework, and taking tests, I had to adapt to learning the project-based system. I ended up flourishing underneath this strange teaching and found that learning things by building projects with peers helped me learn the subject more then my middle school did. Because the school is small, I get to work with people I already know as well as work closely with teachers as they have fewer students and classes to worry about. The diversity of my school is also a welcome change as I know people who drive up to an hour just to get to school. The small student count also allows for an interesting school culture as students feel closer to each other then say if there were thousands of us.
High Tech High International is a great place to go to high school. The teachers are incredibly supportive and are always ready to tutor or mentor a student when they are struggling. The mix of students is diverse and exciting because they're always ready for the next class and project. The are consistent in their effort to not only inspire students to attend college, but to finish it.