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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
    A
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
High Tech High School is a highly rated, public, charter school located in San Diego, CA. It has 525 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 27% of students are at least proficient in math and 57% in reading.

High Tech High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
57%
Percent Proficient - Math
27%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1150
171 responses
Average ACT
26
42 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
87%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.15 responses
Poll
80%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.15 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 23 responses
Report
  • Village Fest
    30%
  • Exhibition
    17%
  • Presentation of Learning (POL)
    13%
  • Robotics
    9%
  • Sports
    9%
  • KIDNAPPING THE REED OWL
    4%
  • None
    4%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
525
Free or Reduced Lunch
43%
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.16 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.16 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.16 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$90,530
Teachers in First/Second Year
9.4%
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.20 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.20 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.20 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
70%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.23 responses
39%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.23 responses
48%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.23 responses
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My experience at High Tech High School was awesome! I learned so much in so many projects I did. I got to be so creative in anything that we were doing every subject. Not every day do you see and learn that math is in the public eye wherever I go. Or even launch a weather balloon up in the air and get data from it. And even create our own colony in an exoplanet. Like everything we did was relevant in the real world. The staff at High Tech High treat the students like peers and I needed that as a graduating senior. I had so many resources out to me like being in the Elevate Program which is for low income, First-Generation, and young students. We had mentor meetings, had college essay help, SAT help, etc. I am so thankful for the staff who helped me to who I am today. To improve High Tech High, to keep creating mentorships for students that need it at HTH because having a person who's got your back is so helpful all the time. Like Senior and Freshman mentorships? That may work!
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High Tech High and its administrative staff does a brilliant job introducing students into real-world situations while still teaching them the fundamentals of the curriculum needed. Many opportunities come from attending High Tech High through teachers, and visitors that come to observe students in a project-based environment. Amazing school!
I LOVE HTH! HTH is a project-based learning school, so they "teach" by having students tackle real-world problems. Teachers don't really "teach" they come up with problems and provide feedback for students who are, in part, learning to teach themselves and learning from their peers. I have found, during my internships, that as a HTH student, I tend to be better prepared for the workplace than a typical high schooler. HTH teaches students how to learn, be adaptable and most importantly, how to talk to adults. More often than not, high schoolers tend to view adults as "superior" to them and have trouble expressing their point of view. High Tech High diminishes these fears by giving students countless opportunities to work with professionals and to develop their own ideas and opinions. This instills a sense of confidence, and as a result, every single HTH student can present and speak to adults in a professional manner.