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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  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 407 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 21 to 1. According to state test scores, 47% of students are at least proficient in math and 87% in reading.
About High Tech High International...
Address
2855 Farragut Rd.
San Diego, CA 92106
Telephone
(619) 243-5014

High Tech High International Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
87%
Percent Proficient - Math
47%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1150
106 responses
Average ACT
27
24 responses
AP Enrollment
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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    D+
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    C-
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$71,535
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,503
National
$949
Median Home Value
$523,600
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
86%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.14 responses
Poll
86%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.14 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 39 responses
Report
  • Internship
    31%
  • Advisory Olympics
    21%
  • Exhibitions
    15%
  • Internship/Externship
    15%
  • Community Meetings
    5%
  • The Halloween Dance
    5%
  • High Tech High Village Fall Festival
    3%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
407
Free or Reduced Lunch
45%
59%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.17 responses
94%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.17 responses
47%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.17 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
21:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$79,119
Teachers in First/Second Year
4%
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.22 responses
95%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.22 responses
91%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.22 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
$11,995/ year
National
$12,239
80%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.25 responses
20%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.25 responses
56%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.25 responses
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High Tech High International Reviews

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High Tech High International, or HTHI, is a small but tightly knit community. As a project-based school, HTHI is very open-minded and allows for much creative freedom. While the concepts and ideas that HTHI holds are very moving and strong, in a few cases their teachers have done subpar work. Additionally, the sports are very limited which forces people to get active outside of their community.
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High Tech High is a friendly and very open environment. It encourages people to include others and connect with other students and teachers. At High Tech we call our teachers by their first names. While this does seem unorthodox, it actually allows us students to see our teachers as more than just teachers. They could be friends or just somebody to talk to when you have a bad day. The teachers really care about the students and strive for them to succeed. They go above and beyond to help us get into college by helping us write essays to actually offering college courses during school. All in all High Tech High International is a great school.
HTHI is a good school for those who do not fit into traditional public school curriculum following textbooks and who want to get a jump start in finding the career paths they wish to take. Civic involvement and humanities are at the core of this school, however, math and standardized test preparedness can be improved on the school's part.