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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A
  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 Altos High School is a top rated, public school located in Los Altos, CA. It has 2,227 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 20 to 1. According to state test scores, 70% of students are at least proficient in math and 82% in reading.

Los Altos High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
82%
Percent Proficient - Math
70%
Average Graduation Rate
98%
Average SAT
1340
582 responses
Average ACT
31
263 responses
AP Enrollment
42%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    D+
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    C
Median Household Income
$215,339
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$3,169
National
$949
Median Home Value
$2,000,000
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
89%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.35 responses
Poll
71%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.35 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 100 responses
Report
  • Homecoming week
    19%
  • Dodgeball
    18%
  • Diversity Week
    18%
  • Prom
    11%
  • Rallies hosted by ASB
    8%
  • Football games
    7%
  • Senior Ice Cream
    5%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,227
Free or Reduced Lunch
17%
81%
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
74%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.42 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
20:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$126,499
Teachers in First/Second Year
11.5%
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.49 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.49 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.49 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
$23,719/ year
National
$12,239
88%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.57 responses
58%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.57 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.57 responses
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I've moved to this school very recently, I used to attend Great Oak High school and moved recently. This school by far has been amazing. Everything from the Teachers to the schools facility are great. All of my teachers are amazing and very helpful and very engaged with their students. The students at this school are very kind and were willing to go out of way to help me around and even give me a tour of the school. The school also offers programs like counseling, collage help and free tutoring too. As far as academics and sports the school is very competitive. Facilities here are very well maintained and kept in excellent condition. The student body is also very diverse. Overall I really like my school and I know for a fact that anyone else that might transfer here would too. GO LAHS!
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I love the school! With the excellent, knowledgable teachers, as well as the awesome administration. I also love the amount of AP classes. However, the school atmosphere is very (too) competitive.
The teachers at LAHS are great! My main complaint is that there is so much pressure. Academics definitely come first. Also, many of the students are very separated into distinct social groups. Sports teams are a good way to meet people and you go to a lot of competitions but it is not too intense overall. The campus itself is nice and the classroom are good as well. Food in the cafeteria is definitely not great but most students bring their own food or go off campus to eat.