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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Los Alamos High School is a highly rated, public school located in Los Alamos, NM. It has 860 students in grades 10-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 35% of students are at least proficient in math and 67% in reading.

Los Alamos High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
67%
Percent Proficient - Math
35%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
1300
199 responses
Average ACT
28
172 responses
AP Enrollment
33%

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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    A+
Median Household Income
$106,288
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,007
National
$949
Median Home Value
$295,600
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
82%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.22 responses
Poll
77%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.22 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 51 responses
  • Homecoming
    27%
  • Pep rally
    18%
  • Prom
    16%
  • Homecoming Parade
    10%
  • Senior event (different each time)
    8%
  • Spirit Week
    6%
  • Pep rallies
    4%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
860
Free or Reduced Lunch
8%
96%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.27 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.27 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.27 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$53,559
Teachers in First/Second Year
20.9%
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.34 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.34 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.34 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$12,679/ year
National
$12,239
83%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.35 responses
51%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.35 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.35 responses
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Los Alamos High School Reviews

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Great high quality high school, and a positive environment and safe, clean, no vandalism. Bullying, fighting, are rare in this high school. Everyone here is eager to learn. Theres many clubs, events, and a large selection of cool and fun and useful elective classes to prepare students for college. This high school has above average level court classes then most regular high schools so being said its harder then most high schools but its worth it. They only hire teachers with docter degrees, which are college level teachers. That explains why it's a hard and prepares students for success. Since students here are good students and behave well the school gives students many freedoms and privileges then regular high schools.
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Los Alamos High School is a unique place. Being funded by the Los Alamos National Laboratory, there is always a heavy emphasis on STEM which, though is not exactly my thing, is very appealing to others. STEM, however, is not the school's only strong suit, the resident Speech and Debate club dominates local tournaments and offers a slightly larger selection of classes than a typical high school. Perhaps more than anything, the teachers care. More teachers at this establishment genuinely care about their respective subjects and students than anywhere else I have lived, that being Portland, ME and Oak Ridge, TN where this level of competence seems to be lacking. Perhaps the one downside of the school are those who attend for, while many students here are engaged and eager to learn, an almost equal portion of the student body hold such values in contempt. Overall a great place.
Fantastic school with fantastic teachers! I got a great education here, however, the pressure to succeed in this environment can be extremely intense.