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A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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
    B+
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
La Canada High School is a top rated, public school located in La Canada, CA. It has 2,085 students in grades 7-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 24 to 1. According to state test scores, 81% of students are at least proficient in math and 85% in reading.
Address
4463 Oak Grove Dr.
La Canada, CA 91011
Telephone
(818) 952-4205
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La Canada High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
85%
Percent Proficient - Math
81%
Average Graduation Rate
98%
Average SAT
1340
405 responses
Average ACT
30
200 responses
AP Enrollment
46%
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Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    D
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    C+
Area Feel
Rural
Median Household Income
$160,481
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$2,185
National
$949
Median Home Value
$1,280,900
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
93%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.29 responses
Poll
69%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.29 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 75 responses
Report
  • Senior Dress Up Day on the day of an Assembly
    28%
  • All the senior activities
    20%
  • Senior Trip to Catalina Island
    20%
  • Graduation
    13%
  • Senior Girls TP Night
    9%
  • Pep rallies
    3%
  • none because our school has NO school spirit
    1%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,085
Free or Reduced Lunch
2%
94%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.34 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.34 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.34 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
24:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$86,375
Teachers in First/Second Year
7.4%
61%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.49 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.49 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.49 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$11,235/ year
National
$12,239
85%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.52 responses
52%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.52 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.52 responses
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This school has amazing academics and wonderful teachers and administrators! All who graduate from here say that this school goes above and beyond in preparing you for college, and students get really high test scores. It does have a strong atmosphere of academic competition and stress, and for many people the pressure that this school puts on them proves to be too much. But for others the pressure pushes them to do their best and they excel!
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La Canada High School is a public high school unlike any other in the area. It is a very competitive school with rigorous and time-consuming courses. Sometimes I felt like I was going to a private school with how hard the classes were and how invested all my peers were in getting the most out of their education. La Canada HS also has one of the best music and performing arts programs I have ever seen. I was part of the choir program for six years and acted in one of the school musicals. There was so much opportunity for growth and travel. I went to Italy, France, and New Orleans while part of the program. If you are a competitive student and like the arts, this is a school for you.
I loved LCHS! This school prepared me for college through rigorous coursework, and involved me with extracurricular activities, helping my balance between school and fun. The community in and around the school was great - with supportive parents and internship opportunities.