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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    A+
  8. Sports
    A+
  9. Food
    A-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Los Gatos High School is a top rated, public school located in Los Gatos, CA. It has 1,998 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 21 to 1. According to state test scores, 66% of students are at least proficient in math and 81% in reading.
Address
20 High Sch Ct.
Los Gatos, CA 95030
Telephone
(408) 354-2730
Website
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Los Gatos High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
81%
Percent Proficient - Math
66%
Average Graduation Rate
97%
Average SAT
1320
392 responses
Average ACT
30
187 responses
AP Enrollment
40%

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Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    D+
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    C+
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Median Household Income
$132,671
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$2,111
National
$949
Median Home Value
$1,476,700
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
88%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.17 responses
Poll
76%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.17 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 82 responses
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  • Spirit rally
    20%
  • Summer Vacation
    17%
  • Football Games
    12%
  • Wildcat Days
    11%
  • Kindness Week
    10%
  • Sprit Week
    9%
  • Prom
    7%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,998
Free or Reduced Lunch
3%
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.24 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.24 responses
96%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.24 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
21:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$105,374
Teachers in First/Second Year
11.2%
84%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.32 responses
94%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.32 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.32 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$16,768/ year
National
$12,239
84%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.31 responses
48%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.31 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.31 responses
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Los Gatos High School Reviews

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Los Gatos High School offers challenging academics for students so inclined and has also been flexible with my daughter who has a health issue. The athletics program is one of the best for public schools in the south bay. The administration recognizes top performing students with year end awards. The campus is well maintained and they just added a new music building, with the orchestra and choir programs performing at a high level. The engineering and robotics program is highly rated. Parents donate both time by volunteering and money to the foundation that supports numerous programs at the school.
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My favorite part about Los Gatos High School is the ability to pursue anything you want. I understand that this can be said about most schools, but at LG, the key difference is you feel like your decisions will be fully accepted and supported. At other say very academically-inclined schools, if you want to be a top athlete, that may be looked down upon, and thus, you do not feel comfortable pursuing this passion as you might be ostracized. Or vice versa. At Los Gatos, I have always felt comfortable doing just what I am passionate about. Jock? Go for it. Calculus-genius? That works too. Origami-ist that can create life-sized dragons. Check. You have the power to what you want and feel good about it.
I enjoyed my time at Los Gatos High School. In general, our school is open to creativity and change. Even though it's been said that Los Gatos is a "bubble," you can always find diversity in ideas and people if you are willing and proactive. The faculty and classes are, for the most part, very interesting, and I like the people that surround me!