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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
    B
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Huntington Beach High School is a highly rated, public, magnet school located in Huntington Beach, CA. It has 2,954 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 28 to 1. According to state test scores, 60% of students are at least proficient in math and 88% in reading.
Address
1905 Main St.
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
Telephone
(714) 536-2514
Website

Huntington Beach High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
88%
Percent Proficient - Math
60%
Average Graduation Rate
98%
Average SAT
1230
456 responses
Average ACT
28
204 responses
AP Enrollment
34%
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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
Urban
Median Household Income
$88,079
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,748
National
$949
Median Home Value
$688,700
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
93%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.44 responses
Poll
91%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.44 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 100 responses
Report
  • Performances from students in arts programs
    37%
  • Sports games!
    22%
  • Dances
    21%
  • MUN conferences
    13%
  • Volunteering in club events
    4%
  • Homecoming
    1%
  • Spirit Week
    1%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,954
Free or Reduced Lunch
14%
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.48 responses
96%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.48 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.48 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
28:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$86,412
Teachers in First/Second Year
19.3%
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.72 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.72 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.72 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$11,861/ year
National
$12,239
96%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.71 responses
42%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.71 responses
66%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.71 responses
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Huntington Beach High School Reviews

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The campus itself is absolutely stunning! When I first toured the school, I was impressed with how welcoming it felt compared many of the other schools in the district. Throughout my four years of high school I've come to realize that there will always be social flaws, but the school itself opens students to a multitude of opportunities that will help in the future and simply enhance their overall high school experience. The sports programs are all very high level and well-managed and don't fail to draw crowds of excited students. While cliques among students will always be present, I've found that the social aspect is never lacking, and people are often very supportive, as are the teachers and staff if you take the step of reaching out.
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I loved my experience at Huntington Beach High School! Despite it being farther than the high school closer to my house, I chose attending here because I loved everything it had to offer. From the clean and beautiful campus to many opportunities in the academics and arts - there was so much the school had to offer. The teachers are very helpful and care about their students well-being. The only issue I had at Huntington was how cliquey it was socially and how competitive the environment was, but that is bound to happen in high school either way. All in all, could not have asked for a better experience.
I am currently a junior at Huntington Beach High School, and I have had an amazing time so far. Teachers are excellent, and it is easy to see how dedicated and passionate they are about helping students succeed. Administration is very kind, open minded, and involved with everything on campus. We have a beautiful and clean campus, that I look forward to going to every morning. Everyone is super friendly, and there are tons of activities. There is a lot of school spirit, and a very strong sense of community at HBHS. We have a lot of active clubs, competitive and strong sports teams, good preforming arts department and many other opportunities for students to get involved. I have loved my time so far at this school, and would highly recommend it to anyone considering attending HBHS.