Los Altos High School is an elite, public school located in Los Altos, CA. It has 2,039 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 21 to 1. According to state test scores, 72% of students are at least proficient in math and 81% in reading.
Los Altos High School Rankings
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Culture & Safety
Health & Safety
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
- of students agree that they feel safe at their school.24 responses
- of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.24 responses
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Free or Reduced Lunch
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.31 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.31 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.31 responses
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
- of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.38 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.38 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.38 responses
Clubs & Activities
Clubs & Activities
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
Expenses Per Student
- of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.46 responses
- of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.46 responses
- of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.46 responses
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Los Altos High School Reviews
This is overall, a pretty good school. However, if you aren't in an honors or AP class, the environment is much different. The teachers aren't as passionate and overall, the quality of the class is poorer when it's a regular grade level class. Counseling services are okay. The college and career center is amazing and extremely helpful! This school gives a little too much money and attention to sports as compared to other programs.
At Los Altos, I experienced a wide range of diversity among the students and the academic rigor of the curriculum. I initially underestimated the school because unreliable reviews from those who were more biased towards our rival high school, Mountain View. The staff across the departments are well qualified and teach students how to think for themselves, while providing support to those who seek it and who may seem to be struggling whether on the academic aspect or emotional. There are plenty of resources that students have access to and many who are willing to help you pursue whatever you may be passionate about. If you want to succeed, there's so many ways you can do so.
I really like the positivity and thoughtfulness that Administration have put into mental health and wellness. Even though there are changes that coukd be made, Admin has been working to help accommodate the needs of the students into the school and things like that. There are a lot of activities and a lot of involvement of clubs and the alumni of the school and it seems to be great in thise aspects. When there is an event in which wr feel we could take action and get involved, we manage to do that. Even if we might not feel that we made a change right away, we put in the effort and got to work together in that as a community. There could be some changes regarding restrooms. There used to be one all gender restroom, but that was closed down because of the things some students would do in there. Now, there is struggling students to get to the staff restroom in the Attendance office because it's too far from their class. In terms of diversity, it seems to be diverse.