A+
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
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Los Gatos High School is an elite, public school located in Los Gatos, CA. It has 1,975 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 23 to 1. According to state test scores, 71% of students are at least proficient in math and 84% in reading.
Address
20 High Sch Ct.
Los Gatos, CA 95030
Telephone
(408) 354-2730
Website

Los Gatos High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
84%
Percent Proficient - Math
71%
Average Graduation Rate
98%
Average SAT
1310
289 responses
Average ACT
30
140 responses
AP Enrollment
37%
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Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    B
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Cost of Living
    D+
  4. Good for Families
    A+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$127,278
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,910
National
$949
Median Home Value
$1,338,400
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
93%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.15 responses
Poll
80%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.15 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 77 responses
Report
  • Spirit rally
    21%
  • Summer Vacation
    16%
  • Football Games
    13%
  • Wildcat Days
    12%
  • Kindness Week
    10%
  • 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
1,975
Free or Reduced Lunch
3%
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.22 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.22 responses
95%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.22 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
23:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$99,108
Teachers in First/Second Year
3.9%
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.30 responses
93%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.30 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.30 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$15,140/ year
National
$12,239
83%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.29 responses
52%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.29 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.29 responses
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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!
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I loved how the people, students and teachers, at the school are so spirited and really care about each other. There are so many clubs to choose from and you can also make your own club too! Our sports program is amazing and we can still balance it with academics. Community is pretty small so everyone basically knows each other. I do wish they lower the prices on food.
The school as it compares to the rest of California is a very top notch school. However, when compared to some of the other high schools in the area, such as Gunn / Palo Alto / Saratoga / Cupertino, I feel as though our students fall short of the academic standards held at the other schools. Our sports are fairly decent, but they used to be better.

The school is very well funded by parent organizations such as the New Millenium Foundation, and this gives us top notch facilities and equipments in all our classes. Many classes have laptop carts. The library and Computer Science class is decked out with top of the line desktops. Multiple 3D printers across the campus. Science Department is very well funded in terms of lab equipment. Industrial Arts has laser cutters, industrial washers etc.
The teachers are absolutely amazing. There are no "bad teachers". As a respectful student, I can say that all the teachers I have had have made a great contribution to my success.