A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Readiness
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    A+
  8. Sports
    A+
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
Address
20 High Sch Ct.
Los Gatos, CA 95030
Telephone
(408) 354-2730

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
72%
Percent Proficient - Math
56%
Average Graduation Rate
97%
Average SAT
1290
193 responses
Average ACT
30
103 responses
AP Enrollment
37%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
93%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.14 responses
Poll
79%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.14 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 74 responses
Report
  • Spirit rally
    22%
  • Summer Vacation
    15%
  • Football Games
    12%
  • Wildcat Days
    11%
  • Kindness Week
    11%
  • Prom
    8%
  • Senior nights
    8%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,912
Free or Reduced Lunch
3%
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.21 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.21 responses
95%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.21 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
22:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$95,662
Teachers in First/Second Year
3.9%
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.29 responses
93%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.29 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.29 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on expenses per student, number of sports offered, and student and parent reviews.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$13,906/ year
National
$11,890
86%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.28 responses
54%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.28 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.28 responses

Los Gatos High School Reviews

201 reviews
All Categories
The reason I love this school as a parent are the following:

* The Principal and teachers/staff truly care about the students

* The diversity of kids ( not just race but economics / upbringing / talent / drive both in academics, art, sports, drama etc. )

* The loyalty of the community and the students

* Personal attention to the students that comes with a small school / town

* If you really did your homework with this survey.. You would understand why Los Gatos is one of the top places to live and bring up your children in California. The elite "Young Urban Professionals in the Silicon Valley seek to live in Los Gatos when it is possible for them to do so. Our houses prices prove this!
Review Los Gatos High School
Really great school if one finds his or her niche. As a new student I had trouble finding the right group of friends, and having the wrong group affected me negatively for the first year. When I was a junior I found more friends that shared the same morals, opinions, attitudes and ideas as me and I had a blast from then on, socially. Academically, Los Gatos remained consistent. Challenging somewhat in its AP courses, but definitely do-able. Non Honors or AP classes were a bit under-stimulating but still enjoyable because of the teachers.
Because of my condition of ADHD and without having and medication, it is nearly impossible to pay attention in some classes due to how basic and boring they are. Some although are alright and manageable. Most cases I have to get a tutor that can teach kids like me, so it makes me wonder why even am I in that class if I am not learning anything. I'm sure however I can stay after and I can get teaching personally from the teachers due to that almost all of them are very nice. I think that they didn't notice my condition because I'm able to look like I am paying attention. A select few classes can teach me well, but it's rare.