A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    A+
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Address
201 Almond Ave.
Los Altos, CA 94022
Telephone
(650) 968-6571

Los Altos High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
81%
Percent Proficient - Math
72%
Average Graduation Rate
99%
Average SAT
1330
287 responses
Average ACT
31
141 responses
AP Enrollment
37%
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Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B+
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.24 responses
Poll
75%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.24 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 69 responses
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  • Dodgeball
    23%
  • Homecoming week
    20%
  • Diversity Week
    14%
  • Prom
    10%
  • Football games
    7%
  • Senior Ice Cream
    6%
  • Rallies hosted by ASB
    4%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,920
Free or Reduced Lunch
20%
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.31 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.31 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.31 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
20:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
8.8%
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.38 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.38 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.38 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$19,804/ year
National
$12,239
89%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.46 responses
61%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.46 responses
76%
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

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Despite the excellent academics, Los Altos High has a toxic social environment that effects almost every aspect of school life. If you are not wealthy, do not send your kid here as the school is heavily segregated based on socioeconomic status. The "popular" kids who run the school have known each other since childhood as all of their parents are apart of the same country club. If you want your children spending their formative years at a school with spoiled and wealthy children that don't work very hard but get into Ivy league schools because they are coached by 200$ per hour tutors and have parents that make obscene donations, then by all means send your child here. Just know that they will be surrounded by phony people with no morals and ethics who only care about money and status. The ONLY reason I gave this school 2 stars was because of the academics.
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Not only was the education system great, but the school community was very welcoming and encouraging of work ethic. This school was very STEM oriented which inspired many students to pursue and apply for careers that correspond to STEM. Teachers were very involved and dedicated to students success, which overall helped us as students for motivation. Extracurriculars including sports and clubs were also very well organized and funded as a district and fundraising .
As a current senior at Los Altos High School I have been able to view the school from each grade level. The academics here are rigorous, each student being expected to take at least a few AP and/or honors classes before graduating. The teachers, knowing this unspoken expectation, try their hardest to make the classes as enjoyable and easy as possible, while still covering all the material needed. However, despite this, and much alike many other high schools, students can stumble upon teachers that are, well, not pleasant. Other than the academics, Los Altos has okay sports programs, not being the best but also not the worst. The only downside of this high school I would have to say, is the lack of school spirit. Contrary to the traditional high school experience, students here do not take school pride seriously, and rallies, as well as dances, tend to be bland.