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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Los Altos High School is an above average, public school located in Hacienda Heights, CA. It has 1,776 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 25 to 1. According to state test scores, 26% of students are at least proficient in math and 57% in reading.

Los Altos High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
57%
Percent Proficient - Math
26%
Average Graduation Rate
98%
Average SAT
1130
247 responses
Average ACT
25
31 responses
AP Enrollment
20%

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Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    D+
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    D+
Median Household Income
$84,219
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,793
National
$949
Median Home Value
$570,600
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
84%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.37 responses
Poll
84%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.37 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 114 responses
Report
  • Rallys
    24%
  • Sports events
    18%
  • Rallys are very creative, very dedicated staff
    12%
  • Talent show
    10%
  • Spirit weeks
    10%
  • Every student feels involved in the events.
    6%
  • Homecoming
    5%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,776
Free or Reduced Lunch
66%
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.43 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.43 responses
98%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.43 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
25:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$98,041
Teachers in First/Second Year
2.9%
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.48 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.48 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.48 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$15,214/ year
National
$12,239
90%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.58 responses
34%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.58 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.58 responses
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Los Altos High School Reviews

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Very strong AVID program and overall supportive staff that care about their students well-being and academic career. I have met wonderful friends there that have supported me through a lot, people I can lean on. Some sports I believe are better funded as well as supported as others based on popularity. Clubs should be better supported especially newer ones started by students such as given funding opportunities as well as help on how to successfully run and start their club.
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A lovely school to grow up in. Many, many helpful and kind teachers coming from various disciplines and backgrounds. A very strong school in regard to amount of sports programs (baseball, tennis, volleyball, football, golf, and so many more) and the district's only engineering program. Acceptable academic potential classes for English, Math, History, Foreign Languages. College Prep course (AVID) available for all grades.
I’d like to see more teachers try to help their students succeed instead of sitting in their chair all day. I’d like to see a volleyball coach who will allow their seniors to play on senior night. I’d like to see a better gymnasium with Air Conditioning, not fans because those don’t do the job. I’d like to see less cliques in the asb and renaissance student body. I’d also like to see the counselors help students who need help with colleges. I’d like to see AP and Honors students not feel horrible about going to a community college after high school, because the AP and Honors teachers implement the idea that community colleges are for C and below students.