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C
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    C
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    C
  7. Administration
    C-
  8. Sports
    C+
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    D
Lower Lake High School is a public school located in Lower Lake, CA. It has 863 students in grades 8-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 27 to 1. According to state test scores, 12% of students are at least proficient in math and 38% in reading.

Lower Lake High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
38%
Percent Proficient - Math
12%
Average Graduation Rate
72%
Average SAT
990
59 responses
Average ACT
21
8 responses
AP Enrollment
4%
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Living in the Area
C-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    D+
  3. Housing
    D+
Median Household Income
$30,188
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,190
National
$949
Median Home Value
$81,800
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
83%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.12 responses
Poll
50%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.12 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 14 responses
Report
  • The football games, a lot of school spirit.
    57%
  • sporting events
    14%
  • Band concerts.
    7%
  • Homecoming
    7%
  • Pep rallies
    7%
  • Spirit Week
    7%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
863
Free or Reduced Lunch
74%
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.11 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.11 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.11 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
27:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$83,685
Teachers in First/Second Year
8.9%
50%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.12 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.12 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.12 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$13,469/ year
National
$12,239
67%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.12 responses
42%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.12 responses
33%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.12 responses
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Academically I have been setback by my High School because of its lack of opportunities. There is a small selection of AP courses and only one foreign language that stops at Spanish 3. I have been counseled numerous times as to what I should and should not do, further curtailing my ability in order to meet lower standards. For example, was when I attempted to switch into an advanced math class, it was only after extensive efforts and constant self-advocacy that I was allowed to take the accelerated course. There is not much to like about Lower Lake High but there are several things I would like to see change. The most salient being the prevailing message which encourages one to go to the military/community college rather than a 4-year university. I would also like the school's culture to change, rather than giving detention to students such as myself for partaking in a political movement such as The March for Our Lives national walkout they should encourage participation.
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Lower Lake High School gives the education needed for students, though I feel as if they could do better educating students. Lower Lake High School needs more teachers who are working with you to succeed rather than just there to make another check. Students need encouragement, they need to know you really care about their success and will be there to help them when necessary. Lower Lake High School is attempting to make a difference with grades with policies of punishment, this is the wrong approach because students need positive guidance not negative. Lower Lake High School overall is an average school, there’s nothing special about it. Lower Lake High School has it’s good and bad but I have hope that it’ll change to help students achieve success.
One thing I liked about the high school was the select few teachers you could tell were passionate about teaching and helping students reach their full potential in a certain subject. One teacher in particular was able to teach multiple ways of doing math so that every student understood the concept all while keeping things on a steady track so that the whole class wasn't falling behind. One thing I would change about the high school is the state of some facilities. For example, the stage was completely torn down even though there were no actual problems, leaving the theatre kids with nowhere to perform except for on a stage at another school that just didn't feel like their stage. This leads into another thing. More money and effort went into sports than in art or other subjects when students in those areas had an abundance of potential that often went unnoticed. Other than that, the high school was fairly decent as the classes were definitely challenging but not impossible.