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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    C-
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
La Jolla High School is a highly rated, public school located in La Jolla, CA. It has 1,540 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 25 to 1. According to state test scores, 52% of students are at least proficient in math and 70% in reading.
Address
750 Nautilus St
La Jolla, CA 92037
Telephone
(858) 454-3081
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La Jolla High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
70%
Percent Proficient - Math
52%
Average Graduation Rate
97%
Average SAT
1270
364 responses
Average ACT
29
182 responses
AP Enrollment
49%
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Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$140,278
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$2,409
National
$949
Median Home Value
$1,478,578
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
79%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.28 responses
Poll
79%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.28 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 104 responses
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  • Writing Birthday Wishes on the Senior Benches
    15%
  • Blast Off Homecoming Game
    14%
  • Senior Ditch Day
    13%
  • Senior Pranks
    12%
  • ASB Ball
    11%
  • Homecoming Dance
    8%
  • Spirit Days
    8%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,540
Free or Reduced Lunch
28%
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.36 responses
53%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.36 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.36 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
25:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$79,852
Teachers in First/Second Year
1.6%
59%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.39 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.39 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.39 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
$13,540/ year
National
$12,239
86%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.42 responses
36%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.42 responses
62%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.42 responses
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Coming from France and its terrible school system, La Jolla High was for me heaven on Earth! I met people from a large variety of backgrounds, may they be German, French, Italian, Russian, Thai, Vietnamese, and so forth... It is a very enriching experience and I will never regret it.
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I rely on school transportation to get to school, however, it was recently cut off making it really difficult and expensive to get to school. I have attended La Jolla High School for four years and it has been a blessing and a burden. I appreciate all my teachers and their hard work to teach us and I appreciate the amount of AP and Honor courses they offer. I applied to La Jolla for the resources, but I did not receive them. Since La Jolla consists of wealthy families, there weren't many opportunities given to students from extended communities. There is a clear racial division inside classes. Were more rigorous classes consist of more white people and regular classes are given to those students of color. There is no representation for color people in the school and it is insensitivity towards its students of color. I appreciate the school, but I really believe it needs to improve its administration, its values, and its lack of diversity as a whole.
La Jolla is a very good school. However there are many things that need to be improved upon. For instance, some teachers don't teach the students to the best of their ability. Their paycheck is so low that most teachers have second jobs. The administration just wait for the day to end, and don't really care for the education of the students. The arts and language departments continue to get cuts; from whole classes to the number of periods. Disregarding these aspects, La Jolla High School is a good school.