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+
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
72%
Percent Proficient - Math
56%
Average Graduation Rate
97%
Average SAT
1300
239 responses
Average ACT
30
123 responses
AP Enrollment
37%
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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
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  • 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
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 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
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
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Los Gatos High School Reviews

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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.
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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.
A very academic school conjoined with competition between nearly every student. There is always something to show off as it seems here and students are quite self centered. The teachers are excellent mainly if the student has no learning disabilities. AP or not nearly all of the classes are useful. Treatment for students with learning disabilities is also excellent but due to the competitiveness of the school many of those with disabilites are not helped. Many of the students here feel obliged to do things or self diagnose themselves to make them feel ahead. The campus is very impressive and is well comparative to a college building in a college campus. Parking and traffic is absolutely terrible for any school day and near pathetic attempts are made to fix it. The administration is extremely understanding for when there are problems in a students life and accommodate excellently and there also is a mental health department named Cassy with multiple therapists.