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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    C
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Madera High School is a public school located in Madera, CA. It has 2,092 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 25 to 1. According to state test scores, 21% of students are at least proficient in math and 47% in reading.

Madera High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
47%
Percent Proficient - Math
21%
Average Graduation Rate
96%
Average SAT
1060
134 responses
Average ACT
23
60 responses
AP Enrollment
9%
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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
    C-
  3. Housing
    C-
Median Household Income
$42,581
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$986
National
$949
Median Home Value
$202,300
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
71%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.14 responses
Poll
86%
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 22 responses
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  • Football,dances
    45%
  • Homecoming
    23%
  • Athletics
    14%
  • Senior ditch day
    14%
  • Homecoming
    5%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,092
Free or Reduced Lunch
77%
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.14 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.14 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.14 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
25:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$81,834
Teachers in First/Second Year
19.1%
55%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.22 responses
59%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.22 responses
45%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.22 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$13,584/ year
National
$12,239
68%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.22 responses
41%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.22 responses
55%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.22 responses
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Madera High School Reviews

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Madera High School is known as the original High School after Madera South High School was built. Madera High was built back in 1894, where there was just a handful of students and a few classrooms. Because of its history, I believe that's what makes my High School so unique. We're known for our Coyote Pride and our driven diverse students. I wouldn't change anything about my school, but I would add bigger classrooms to our growing high school. The staff is very flexible, focused, and willing to help others. We have rallies, afternoon events, clubs, spirit week, athletics, academics, dances, parades, and our famous 'Stadium Road Showdown' between Madera High and Madera South. Out of my four years of attending this High school, I will always be loud and proud to be part of the 'Blue Crew'!
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For a school that is located in a predominantly low-income community, this high school makes it their first priority to elevate student's current situation so that they may be prepared for what the future holds. Madera, located in the middle of California, is distant from booming cities like San Francisco and Los Angeles yet the faculty is nowhere far from quality education.
With my experience at Madera high, I have been mostly disappointed especially when I compare our school with other schools in the district. School work ethic is non existent and most kids have no motivation to do anything. The school food is horrible and dispite how many complaints students and parents send to the district board, nothing changes. There are some good curriculum here in Madera. Their robotics program have some of the best engineers in town and the curriculum definitely prepares you for real life applications. Overall, my school experience has been average to poor.