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

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
72%
Percent Proficient - Math
56%
Average Graduation Rate
97%
Average SAT
1300
226 responses
Average ACT
30
115 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
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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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.
Review Los Gatos High School
Academically Los Gatos High School is excellent. Amazing teachers who genuinely cared about the curriculum and preparing students for higher education. I have succeeded so far in college because of the sufficient preparation I received. Socially, the school is a little difficult to fit into because of its placement in an upper income area that makes it a little materialistic, but other than that there are also some really great kids.
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!