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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
    A
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
Los Altos High School is a top rated, 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, 67% of students are at least proficient in math and 70% in reading.
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
70%
Percent Proficient - Math
67%
Average Graduation Rate
99%
Average SAT
1340
368 responses
Average ACT
31
189 responses
AP Enrollment
42%
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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    B+
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Cost of Living
    C-
  4. Good for Families
    A+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$187,656
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$2,611
National
$949
Median Home Value
$2,000,001
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
92%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.26 responses
Poll
77%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.26 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 75 responses
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  • Dodgeball
    23%
  • Homecoming week
    19%
  • Diversity Week
    15%
  • Prom
    12%
  • Senior Ice Cream
    7%
  • Football games
    7%
  • 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
2,039
Free or Reduced Lunch
15%
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.33 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.33 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.33 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
21:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$104,222
Teachers in First/Second Year
11.5%
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.40 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.40 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.40 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$19,804/ year
National
$12,239
90%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.48 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.48 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.48 responses
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Los Altos High School Reviews

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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.
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Los Altos high school is a great school overall. Academically, mostly every student is pretty successful with the help of great teachers. With the many resources and support systems from counselors and perhaps the implementation of a wellness center, LAHS is very safe, diverse, and welcoming. It’s an overall free and open campus that accepts people of all backgrounds. However, in terms of school spirit and student involvement in different activities such as sports, clubs, and other things, I think that LAHS could definitely promote these aspects more by encouraging students.
Los Altos High School was a good experience for me. I liked most of my teachers, as they were all very helpful and kind. The administration cared for the students, making sure to have a diversity assembly and other spirited events that would make each grade level happy. They also took care of our safety and health, especially the latter. The school emphasized mindfulness, which has helped me greatly in the past few years. Sports are a big part of our school, and we are overall a great school in our leagues. One thing that our school lacks is school spirit. During the assemblies, there are only a certain people who are very much involved, and the others just sit back.