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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
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    B-
  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 26 to 1. According to state test scores, 57% of students are at least proficient in math and 77% in reading.

Huntington Beach High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
77%
Percent Proficient - Math
57%
Average Graduation Rate
96%
Average SAT
1240
631 responses
Average ACT
28
245 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-
Median Household Income
$91,318
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,832
National
$949
Median Home Value
$728,200
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
92%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.49 responses
Poll
92%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.49 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 111 responses
Report
  • Performances from students in arts programs
    38%
  • Sports games!
    21%
  • Dances
    20%
  • MUN conferences
    13%
  • Volunteering in club events
    5%
  • Pep rallies
    2%
  • Homecoming
    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
18%
87%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.53 responses
96%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.53 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.53 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
26:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$97,764
Teachers in First/Second Year
19.3%
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.77 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.77 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.77 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$15,025/ year
National
$12,239
96%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.76 responses
41%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.76 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.76 responses
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Huntington Beach High School Reviews

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Huntington Beach High School offered me an amazing high school experience. There were many campus clubs and ways to stay involved on campus. I was a member of the cheer squad and it was such a fun experience. Not only did I get to go and support our sports teams, but I made lifetime friends with the girls on my team. We practiced every day, and with the convenient location of HBHS near the beach, we were able to have beach practices! The school's ASB always had spirit weeks and put together school dances in the gym at least once a month, which was amazing. Huntington's campus is also exceptional, as it is not gated like most high schools. The buildings are all beautiful and white, and it is most well known for our theater building. The theater program at HBHS is so well known, that people transfer from different districts just to be a part of it. Huntington set me up for college and the rest of my life better than any high school I could have ever imagined.
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I love the overall environment of the school and the wonderful teachers! Even through this unprecedented time, teachers still care about their students' education and their futures. They are always working hard for us students.
A better school then people think. A diverse and artistic that has a variety of teachers. As home to the award-winning Academy of the Performing Arts, most students are involved in dance, theater, musicals, tech, and orchestra. There are opportunites to be in a variety of programs such as the clubs, E-sports team, art, photography, dance team, cheer, journalism, yearbook, and various ap classes. Most teachers are great and care about their students. There are resources for most problems. The school itself focuses on helping the students get ready for college. There are many resources to help kids learn more about different post-graduation options. They organize field trips, college/career visitors, and workshops for applications and essays. Also, before finals, they have a cram session with tutors and teachers there for help. The school has good sports teams. The baseball team is great. The food is okay but most students go across the street to the shopping center to buy food at lun