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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  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 2,138 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 23 to 1. According to state test scores, 66% of students are at least proficient in math and 79% in reading.

Los Gatos High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
79%
Percent Proficient - Math
66%
Average Graduation Rate
97%
Average SAT
1330
490 responses
Average ACT
31
225 responses
AP Enrollment
40%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    D
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    C
Median Household Income
$140,395
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$2,209
National
$949
Median Home Value
$1,586,700
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
85%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.20 responses
Poll
70%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.20 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 91 responses
  • Spirit rally
    20%
  • Summer Vacation
    16%
  • Football Games
    14%
  • Kindness Week
    10%
  • Wildcat Days
    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
2,138
Free or Reduced Lunch
5%
96%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.27 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.27 responses
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.27 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
23:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$109,507
Teachers in First/Second Year
11.2%
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.35 responses
91%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.35 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.35 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$22,373/ year
National
$12,239
82%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.34 responses
47%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.34 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.34 responses
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Los Gatos High School is a school with abundant resources and funding for students to pursue extracurriculars, particularly sports. There are a variety of activities from varsity sports to music programs to clubs. However, while there are multiple activities to pursue, each one is isolated from the other. Athletes stick with one another, band kids stick with each other, and so on. For this reason, I can't give a 5/5 review. There are fewer school activities that promote student mingling across niche interests other than the initial freshman orientation. For the most part, groups are up to the students. Clubs are created by friend groups, and the members are typically acquainted with one another already. There are plenty of options on the surface, but every student essentially sticks with the program they are comfortable with and have no outward incentive to expand their scope of interest. If they do pursue a greater variety of activities, it has little to do with the school.
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Los Gatos High School was very good at preparing me for university-level learning. Although I was always doing something for school whether that be swimming, marching band, or academics I was always happy to represent my school by participating. The people that I met at Los Gatos High were all so intelligent and strove to do great things with their education. The reason that everyone I knew was so intelligent was that our education at Los Gatos High was so excellent. At the end of high school, I could speak Japanese, calculate mortgage payments, and write essays on various subjects like Historical events.
Los Gatos High School's biggest downfall is its lack of diversity and overwhelming sense of privilege by the majority of the students. This can be very isolating for those that do not fit into this extremely out of touch reality, but parents send their children here because this school prepares their students extremely well for college. The teachers are highly qualified, for the most part, and encourage learning through experience and the outside world. In addition to academics, LGHS has many diverse clubs and activities for many different interests and a highly intense focus on athletics. This is overall a good thing but can be overwhelming for some students.