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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
393 responses
Average ACT
28
194 responses
AP Enrollment
28%
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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Cost of Living
    D+
  4. Good for Families
    A-
Area Feel
Urban
Median Household Income
$85,312
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,686
National
$949
Median Home Value
$659,700
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
14.7%
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
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
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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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.
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Huntington Beach High School offers abundant opportunities to be involved and excel. The academic classes are challenging, though they sometimes are made more challenging by teachers who are not fully equipped to teach. The campus is spread out and each building caters to a specific subject, which is pretty incredible. The arts facilities are above and beyond what I have seen at other high schools as well. The only drawbacks to HBHS is there is no real emphasis on school spirit, and some teachers have difficulty making the material understandable for students.
Huntington Beach High School has many good teachers enjoy what they do for their students, but it is clear that some do the bare minimum of what they are asked to do by the district and are able to get away with it due to their tenure. That being said, if you are fortunate to receive an active and involved teacher you will enjoy that class thoroughly. I hardly ever felt unsafe on campus and the classrooms were up to par in terms of their quality. I enjoyed my four years and Huntington Beach High School and I definitely recommend for incoming freshman who are unsure about what high school they want to attend.