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  1. Academics
    A-
  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
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
High Tech High North County is a highly rated, public, charter school located in San Marcos, CA. It has 398 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 32% of students are at least proficient in math and 72% in reading.
1420 San Marcos Blvd.
San Marcos, CA 92078
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High Tech High North County Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
72%
Percent Proficient - Math
32%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1180
126 responses
Average ACT
26
31 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
$76,619
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,585
National
$949
Median Home Value
$494,400
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
82%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.17 responses
Poll
82%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.17 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 58 responses
  • Intersession!
    33%
  • Every year the teachers film a funny vid!
    29%
  • Exhibition
    24%
  • Spririt weeks are often very fun
    12%
  • Spirit Week
    2%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
398
Free or Reduced Lunch
47%
60%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.20 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.20 responses
30%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.20 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
14.3%
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.23 responses
96%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.23 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.23 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
National
$12,239
79%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.24 responses
17%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.24 responses
54%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.24 responses
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The High Tech High North County system definitely is not for everyone but it did help me! I got tons of support on my college applications and I feel comfortable about my letters of recommendation because of the community we have here at High Tech High North County. Yes, this place has its flaws one being math but an easy fix for that is to take matters into your own hand and take a math class at your local community college. Very fun school and I love the people here. I would say that the school has very much so prepared me for College and I am ready to take on the rigors of life. They have great internship opportunities here too!
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I personally loved High Tech High's project base curriculum. The school goes about topics in a way that will teach students in a 'hands-on' learning approach. We were taught early on about public speaking and practiced multiple times a semester. Group work is high encouraged and practice, as we learned to make compromises and work with others. In addition, we were taught maybe computer programs, even dappling in coding languages such as Python. The few downsides to High Tech High lie in the areas of college preparation. Although I felt I learned many life skills in high school, I found myself playing catch up once I entered a college environment. As I had never had a final in high school, I was not quite aware of my study habits. College is usually a textbook heavy environment and it is important to know how you study best. Other than this, I loved attending High Tech High North County and made many memorable memories there!
This school literally saved my life. The community you create while being at this school is unreal, everyone is one big family and you always have someone to turn to. High Tech helped me build my career, find my identity, get into my dream school, and live life to the fullest. Allowing students to take on internships and build real life professional connections helped me immensely in college. The only thing I will say is that I didn't get enough math prep for college level classes, but I'm still thriving! I've experienced so much good from attending this school, and I cannot thank HTHNC enough.