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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
    B
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Laguna Hills High School is a highly rated, public school located in Laguna Hills, CA. It has 1,599 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 24 to 1. According to state test scores, 39% of students are at least proficient in math and 73% in reading.

Laguna Hills High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
73%
Percent Proficient - Math
39%
Average Graduation Rate
93%
Average SAT
1220
275 responses
Average ACT
28
135 responses
AP Enrollment
28%
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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
$98,168
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$2,014
National
$949
Median Home Value
$688,200
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.39 responses
Poll
69%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.39 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 144 responses
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  • Homecoming!
    17%
  • Late starts
    17%
  • Gym dances
    13%
  • Comedy sports
    12%
  • Assemblys
    11%
  • Formal Dances
    10%
  • Football games
    10%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,599
Free or Reduced Lunch
38%
76%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.42 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.42 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.42 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
24:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$102,176
Teachers in First/Second Year
4.7%
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.56 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.56 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.56 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
$12,004/ year
National
$12,239
91%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.64 responses
34%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.64 responses
66%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.64 responses
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Teachers are caring, but need more support from the students' families. Society/culture is molding children who lack respect and are heavily influenced by poor decision making, drugs, sex, lack of compassion for others and themselves. Parents are not investing time in their children. They are letting society/culture have too much influence. How do we expect our teachers/staff to teach these types of children? Wake up! Teachers have an incredibly important job. They spend the majority of the waking hours with our children. We need to help them by sending our children to school respectful, motivated, hopeful, and ready to learn. Please pray for our teachers. They need our support. Our children will benefit from it academically, and as individuals who will change the future.
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The administration is very bad at communication with students, parents, and teachers. The administration does not support teachers. Most sports have terrible coaches and are barely funded. ASB is over credited and does not execute their duties well or responsibly, yet recieves a larger budget than any award winning program at the school. "Elections" are rigged and student votes count for nothing. However, the AP and IB programs have a wonderful facility. The curriculum is well executed and taught. The schools staff as a whole is very supportive and accepting towards all students. Good memories.
Laguna Hills High School is a small school however, it offers a lot. The atmosphere is very friendly and the staff is usually willing to help regardless of the problem. In the two years my daughter has been here we have had a very positive experience. My daughter is very happy with her decision to attend Laguna Hills HS!