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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Maria Carrillo High School is a top rated, public school located in Santa Rosa, CA. It has 1,560 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 25 to 1. According to state test scores, 56% of students are at least proficient in math and 75% in reading.

Maria Carrillo High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
75%
Percent Proficient - Math
56%
Average Graduation Rate
93%
Average SAT
1280
307 responses
Average ACT
30
120 responses
AP Enrollment
25%
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Living in the Area
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    D
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    D+
Median Household Income
$71,347
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,531
National
$949
Median Home Value
$490,000
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
92%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.24 responses
Poll
71%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.24 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 134 responses
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  • Prom
    18%
  • Lip Sync Rally
    17%
  • Graduating
    14%
  • Spirit weeks
    12%
  • Football games
    11%
  • Project Grad Night
    10%
  • Under the Stars
    4%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,560
Free or Reduced Lunch
32%
91%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.35 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.35 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.35 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
25:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
0%
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.43 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.43 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.43 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
National
$12,239
79%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.48 responses
40%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.48 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.48 responses
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Administration was extremely poor, affected student life and success tremendously. I struggled as a student here, but excelled in college. I never received the support or recognition for help here, and when I reached out it was never acknowledged. Faculty administration wise is the worst! Instructors are mixed, some great, others not but probably just your average high school teachers. Campus smells very bad due to the plants they planted which makes eating and relaxing during breaks unfortunate for students, not allowed to go off campus so stuck smelling the entire time you're at school!
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Facility is always littered with semen-smelling flowers and inedible berries that smell very bad. Some teachers provide good learning environment, but majority of academic teachers are only here for the pay. The school spirit days are almost jokes around the campus because no one participates in them. There aren't much resource around the campus, and the leadership program mainly consists of discussions of impractical ideas that are performed very poorly on school rallies. Overall, the school's about as average as it gets.
Overall it was pretty good. There were a lot of changes that made things worse while I was attending like building a new track that we didn’t need. That forced the track team to have to figure out transport to the junior college for a whole season. They also cut my AP Physics 2 class and cut my auto teachers pay by 20%. My auto teacher left after that and it took the school a whole semester to find a new teacher even though they had all summer. The education itself definitely prepares you for college, but pretty much only college. They have very little technical classes to offer and don’t value those very much. They have handled disasters pretty well, though. After every fire they were very helpful and understanding. It wasn’t great but it’s still a good school.